Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 2nd Semester) Question Papers - Political Science Major (May'2013)

Course: 201
(Indian Government and Politics)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Answer/Choose and write the correct answer of the following: 1x8=8
  1. Muslim League was founded in the year 1885 / 1905 / 1906 / 1919.
  2. The total number of judges in the Supreme Court of India including the Chief Justice is 25 / 26 / 27.
  3. The Drafting Committee was constituted on 29th September, 1946 / 28th October, 1946 / 29th August, 1947 / 27th August, 1947.
  4. Which part of the Indian Constitution deals with Directive Principles of State Policy?
(Part II / Part III / Part IV / Part VI

  1. The President of India can declare Financial Emergency under the Article 356 / 360 / 390.
  2. Who can exercise the casting vote in the Lok Sabha?
  3. Who is the present Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India?
  4. The Chief Election Commissioner of India is appointed by the Prime Minister / Chief Justice / President / Vice-President.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Four sources of the Indian Constitution.
  2. Four features of 1935 Act.
  3. Four arguments in favour of regionalism.
  4. Four differences between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy.
3. Discuss the basic characteristics of the parliamentary from of government in India. Highlight its major problems. 8+4=12
Discuss the basic structure of the Indian Constitution. 12
4. What is amendment? Explain the amendment procedure of the Constitution of India. 3+8=11
Discuss the fundamental duties that have been enshrined in the Constitution of India. 11
5. Explain the legislative relationship between the Centre and the States in India. 11
Explain the unitary features of the Constitution of India. Why the Constitution of India is called ‘quasi-federal’? 8+3=11
6. Explain the relationship between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. 11
Discuss the role of the Supreme Court as the guardian of the Constitution of India.
7. Discuss the role of opposition parties in India since 1977. 11
Discuss the various features of the election system in India.