Which of the following is/are requisites for the States to get special category status?

  1. Hilly and difficult terrain
  2. Sizable share of tribal population
  3. Strategic location along borders with neighbouring countries
  4. Yearly fiscal deficit of more than 10 percent

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [A] Only 1, 2 & 3

The requisites for the States to get special category states are: hilly and difficult terrain; low population density or sizeable share of tribal population; strategic location along borders with neighbouring countries; economic and infrastructural backwardness and non-viable nature of state finances. 

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module