Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 2nd Semester) Question Papers - Political Science General (May'2012)

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. Write / Select the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Mention the date on which the Constitution of India was finally adopted.
  2. The Constituent Assembly of India was set up according to the proposal of the Cripps Mission / the Cabinet Mission / The Mountbatten Plan / The Simon Commission.
  3. How many Fundamental Duties are there in the Constitution of India at present?
  4. Residuary powers can be executed by States / Centre / Centre and States / Union Territories.
  5. The sanction behind Indian Fundamental Rights is of public opinion / the Parliament / the Independent judiciary / the Constitution.
  6. Which of the following is a religion based political party?
BJP / DMK / Akali Dal / Asom Gana Parishad.
  1. The joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament is presided by the President / the Vice-President / the Speaker of the Lok Sabha / the Prime Minister.
  2. In which year the First General Election was held in India?
2. Write on the following within 150 words: 4x4=16
  1. Judicial review of the Supreme Court of India.
  2. Differences between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy.
  3. Causes of Regionalism.
  4. Factors that exercise influence on the behaviour of Indian voters.
3. Answer the following within 500 words:
(a) Discuss the basic features of the Constitution of India. 14
India is a federal State. Discuss.
(b) Discuss the amendment procedure of the Constitution of Indian and mention its drawbacks. 10+4=4
Discuss the Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Constitution of India and their significance. 7+7=14
(c) Explain the executive and legislative powers of the President of India. 7+7=14
How is the Parliament of India formed? Discuss the low-making procedure in the Parliament. 4+10=14
(d) Examine critically the nature of Indian secularism. 14
Explain the defects of the Indian election system. What steps can be taken for removing the defects?   8+6=14