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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 2nd Semester) Question Papers - Political Science Major (May'2014)

2014
(May)
POLITICAL SCIENCE
(Major)
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. Choose the correct answer of the following: 1x8=8
  1. In which year, Gandhiji took up the leadership of the Indian National Movement?
  1. 1920.
  2. 1921.
  3. 1922.
  4. 1923.
  1. The Dominion status of India was established under
  1. The Government of India Act, 1919.
  2. The Government of India Act, 1935.
  3. The Indian Independence Act, 1947.
  4. Both (i) and (ii).
  1. How many schedules are there in the Indian Constitution?
  1. 11.
  2. 12.
  3. 13.
  4. 14.
  1. Which of the following is not a qualification for election as President?
  1. Citizenship of India.
  2. Membership of Upper House of the Union Legislature.
  3. Age of thirty-five.
  4. Qualification for election as a member of the Lower House of the Union Legislature.
  1. Parliament can assume Legislative power with respect to a state subject only if
  1. President issues an ordinance to this effect.
  2. Lok Sabha passes a resolution to this effect.
  3. The Council of States passes a resolution to this effect supported by two-thirds of its members present and voting.
  4. All of the above.
  1. In which year, the Parliament passed the States Reorganization Act?
  1. 1953.
  2. 1954.
  3. 1955.
  4. 1956.
  1. Which Article of the Constitution discusses removal of the Governor?
  1. Article 155.
  2. Article 156.
  3. Article 157.
  4. Article 158.
  1. What was the name of ‘Indian Civil Services’ after independence?
  1. Indian Government Services.
  2. Indian Administrative Services.
  3. Indian Foreign Services.
  4. None of the above.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Emergency Powers of President of India.
  2. Centre-State Conflict in India.
  3. Judicial Activism in India.
  4. Role of Opposition Parties in India.
3. Discuss the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle of India with special reference to Non-Cooperation Movement. 12
Or
Discuss the basic features of the Government of India Act, 1935.
4. Critically discuss the basic ideals of the Preamble of Indian Constitution. 11
Or
Write a note on the implementation of the Directive Principles of State Policies during the last six decades.
5. Discuss the nature and working of Indian federalism since the formation of the coalition government at the centre. 11
Or
Examine critically the nature of Indian Secularism.
6. Discuss the powers, functions and position of the Prime Minister of India. 4+4+3=11
Or
Discuss the role of Supreme Court as guardian of the Constitution. 11
7. Examine the role and importance of the regional political parties in Indian Politics. 6+5=11
Or
What is voting behaviour? Discuss the various determinants of voting behaviour in India. 4+7=11