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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 2nd Semester) Question Papers - Political Science Major (May'2015)

2015
(May)
POLITICAL SCIENCE
(Major)
Course: 201
(Indian Government and Politics)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions


1. Choose the correct/Answer the following: 1x8=8
  1. In which year the Simon Commission came in India?
  1. 1928.
  2. 1929.
  3. 1930.
  4. 1931.
  1. The founding fathers of the Indian Constitution were mainly influenced by the provisions of
  1. American federation.
  2. Canadian federation.
  3. Australian federation.
  4. All of the above.
  1. Which Articles of the Indian Constitution deal with the right to quality?
  1. Articles 13 to 18.
  2. Articles 14 to 18.
  3. Articles 15 to 18.
  4. Articles 16 to 18.
  1. Who summons the Lok Sabha?
  2. India is a ‘Union of States’.
  1. Yes.
  2. No.
  1. The Vice President of India is the
  1. Chairman of the Lok Sabha.
  2. Ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
  3. Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
  4. President of Red Cross.
  1. What does EVM stand for?
  2. Who appoints the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India?
  1. Parliament.
  2. President.
  3. Prime Minister.
  4. Vice President.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Judicial Review in India.
  2. Nature of Indian Secularism.
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy.
  4. Voting Behaviour in India.
3. Give an account of the Quit India Movement and discuss its importance in the Independence Movement of India. 8+4=12
Or
Discuss the federal character of the Indian Constitution. Is India a true federation? 8+4=12
4. What is a fundamental right? Critically discuss the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India. 4+7=11
Or
Discuss the amendment procedure of the Constitution of India and mention its drawbacks. 7+4=11
5. Write a critical note on administrative relations between the Centre and the States. 11
Or
What is regionalism? Discuss the factors responsible for the growth of regionalism in India. 4+7=11
6. Examine the emergency powers of the President of India. 11
Or
How is the Parliament of India formed? Discuss the powers and functions of the Lok Sabha. 4+7=11
7. Critically discuss the role of opposition parties in India. 11
Or
Examine the defects of electoral process in India.