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  • Last Updated : 27 Nov, 2022
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In SSC, Banking, LIC, Railways, and other competitive exams, the General Awareness section plays an important role nowadays since it is a very scoring section. In this article, we will cover one of the topics of this section i.e “Subjects mentioned in State list”. This is a very easy topic; if students read it comprehensively, it will enhance their preparation and the possibility of their selection.

State List: An Introduction 

The state list lists the subjects on which a state legislature can enact legislation. Public Order, Police, Public Health and Sanitation; Hospitals and pharmacies, betting, and gambling are some of the matters that come under the jurisdiction of the state.

Serial No.     


1Public order
3Officers and servants of the High Court; procedure in rent and revenue courts; fees taken in all courts except the Supreme Court.
4Prisons, reformatories, Borstal institutions and other institutions of a like nature and persons detained therein; arrangements with other States for the use of prisons and other institutions.
5Local government, that is to say, the constitution and powers of municipal cor­porations, improvement trusts, district boards, mining settlement authorities and other local authorities for the purpose of local self-government or village administration.
6Public health and sanitation; hospitals and dispensaries.
7Pilgrimages, other than pilgrimages to places outside India.
8Intoxicating liquors, that is to say, the production, manufacture, transport, purchase and sale of intoxicating liquors.
9Relief for the disabled and unemployable.
10Burials and burial grounds; cremations and cremation grounds.
12Libraries, museums and other similar institutions controlled or financed by the State ancient and historical monuments and records other than those [declared by or under law made by Parliament] to be of national importance.
13Communications, that is to say, roads, bridges, ferries, and other means of communication not specified in List I; municipal tramways, ropeways inland waterways and traffic thereon subject to the provisions of List I and List III with regard to such water-ways; vehicles other than mechanically propelled vehicles.
14Agriculture, including agricultural education and research; protection against pests and prevention of plant diseases.
15Preservation, protection and improvement of stock and prevention of animal diseases; veterinary training and practice.
16Ponds and the prevention of cattle trespass.
17Water, that is to say, water supplies, irrigation and canals, drainage and embank­ments, water storage and water power subject to the provisions of Entry 56 of List I.
18Land, that is to say, rights in or over land, land tenures including the relation of landlord and tenant, and the collection of rents; transfer and alienation of agricultural land; land improvement and agricultural loans; colonization.
22Courts of wards; subject to the provisions of Entry 34 of List I; encumbered and attached estates.
23Regulation of mines and mineral development subject to the provisions of List I with respect to regulation and development under the control of the Union.
24Industries subject to the provisions of [Entries 7 and 52] of List 1.
25Gas and gas work.
26Trade and commerce within the State are subject to the provisions of Entry 33 of List III.
27Production, supply and distribution of goods subject to the provisions of Entry 33 of List III.
28Markets and fairs.
30Money-lending and money-lenders; relief of agricultural indebtedness.
31Inns and inn-keepers.
32Incorporation, regulation and winding up of corporations, other than those specified in List I, and universities; unincorporated trading, literary, scientific, religious and other societies and associations; co-operative societies.
33Theatres and dramatic performances; cinemas subject to the provisions of Entry 60 of List I; sports, entertainments and amusements.
34Betting and gambling.
35Works, lands and buildings vested in or in the possession of the State.
37Elections to the Legislature of the State are subject to the provisions of any law made by Parliament.
38Salaries and allowances of members of the Legislature of the State, of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and, if there is a Legislative Council, of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman thereof.
39Powers, privileges and immunities of the Legislative Assembly and of the members and the committees thereof and, if there is a Legislative Council, of that Council and of the members and the committees thereof; enforcement of attendance of persons for giving evi­dence or producing documents before committees of the Legislature of the State.
40Salaries and allowances of Ministers for the State.
41State public services; State Public Service Commission.
42State pensions, that is to say, pensions payable by the State or out of the Con­solidated Fund of the State.
43The public debt of the State.
44Treasure trove.
45Land revenue, including the assessment and collection of revenue, the maintenance of land records, survey for revenue purposes and records of rights, and alienation of revenues.
46Taxes on agricultural income.
47Duties in respect of succession to agricultural land.
48Estate duty in respect of agricultural land.
49Taxes on lands and buildings.
50Taxes on mineral rights are subject to any limitations imposed by Parliament by law relating to mineral development.

Duties of excise on the following goods manufactured or produced in the State and countervailing duties at the same or lower rates on similar goods manufactured or pro­duced elsewhere in India-

(a) alcoholic liquors for human consumption.

(b) opium, Indian hemp and other narcotic drugs and narcotics

but not including medicinal and toilet preparations containing alcohol.

52Taxes on the entry of goods into a local area for consumption, use or sale therein.
53Taxes on the consumption or sale of electricity.
54Taxes on the sale or purchase of goods other than newspapers, subject to the provisions of Entry 92-A of List I.
55Taxes on advertisements other than advertisements published in the newspapers and advertisements broadcast by radio or television.
56Taxes on goods and passengers carried by road or on inland waterways.
57Taxes on vehicles, whether mechanically propelled or not, suitable for use on roads, including tram-cars subject to the provisions of Entry 35 of List III.
58Taxes on animals and boats.
60Taxes on professions, trades, callings and employments.
61Capitation taxes.
62Taxes on luxuries, including taxes on entertainments, amusements, betting and gambling.
63Rates of stamp duty in respect of documents other than those specified in the provisions of List I with regard to rates of stamp duty.
64Offences against laws with respect to any of the matters in this list.
65Jurisdiction and powers of all courts, except the Supreme Court, with respect to any of the matters in this list.
66Fees in respect of any of the matters in this list, but not including fees taken in any court.
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