Full Marks: 100
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.
PART – A (Indian Constitution at Work)
1. Answer the following questions: 1x6=6
(a) Which Part of the Constitution deals with the Fundamental Rights?
(b) Mention the name of the only State of Indian Federation having its own Constitution.
(c) In there provision of dual citizenship in India?
(d) Which Amendment of the Constitution has inserted Fundamental Duties in the Indian Constitution?
(e) Which Article of the Indian Constitution describes the amending procedures of the Constitution?
(f) Indian Constitution is dynamic. (Write True or False)
2. Write two ideals enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India. 2
3. Write two federal features of the Indian Constitution. 2
4. Write two differences between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles. 2
5. Mention two important roles of the Speaker of Lok Sabha. 2
6. When can the Supreme Court of India exercise advisory jurisdiction? 2
7. What is residuary power? Who can exercise it in India? 2
8. Explain four functions of the Union Council of Ministers. 4
9. Write four executive powers of the President of India. 4
10. Do you think that the judicial activism can lead to a conflict between the judiciary and the executive? Why? 4
11. What is local self-government? Write three characteristics of local self-government. 1+3=4
12. Point out any four defects of the amending procedure of the Indian Constitution. 4
13. Explain the functions of the Election Commission of India. 6
What do you mean by Universal Adult Franchise? Give two arguments for and two arguments against Universal Adult Franchise. 2+4=6
14. Discuss the composition, powers and functions of a State Legislative Assembly. 6
Discuss the law-making procedure of the Indian Parliament.
PART – B (Political Theory)
15. Answer the following questions: 1x6=6
(a) “Political Science begins and ends with the State.” This was said by Laski/Garner/Burgess. (Choose the correct option.)
(b) What is the name of the famous book written by the Greek philosopher Aristotle?
(c) What is the name of the autobiography written by Nelson Mandela?
(d) Who wrote the book, A Theory of Justice?
(e) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UNO in year 1945/1948/1950. (Choose the correct option.)
(f) What is the full form of UNDP?
16. What do you understand by the term ‘equality before law’? 2
17. Mention two measures for safeguarding the rights of a citizen. 2
18. What is Rawl’s theory of Justice? 2
19. Write any two political rights enjoyed by a citizen. 2
20. Write two approaches pursued by the UNO to the maintenance of World Peace. 2
21. Mention two characteristics of development. 2
22. Mention four main subject matters of scope of Political Science. 4
23. Explain the significance of the freedom of speech in a democracy. 4
24. Define the distributive justice. Mention any two principles adopted by the Government of India to establish social justice. 2+2=4
25. Write a note on right to equality. 4
26. Mention four elements of nationalism. 4
27. Who is citizen? How can citizenship be acquired? Discuss. 6
Describe the composition, powers and functions of the High Court.
28. What is secularism? What are the factors responsible for the growth of communalism in India? 6
Discuss the composition and functions of Lok Sabha.