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Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

2015
(May)
POLITICAL SCIENCE
(General)
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. Write / Select the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. When was the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly held?
(6 December, 1946 / 9 December, 1946 / 10 December, 1946)
  1. The Constitution of India describes India as a Federation / Union of States / Unitary State.
  2. The Fundamental Rights are integral part of the Constitution of India. (Yes / No)
  3. How many subjects are incorporated in the Union List?
  1. 97
  2. 100
  3. 102
  1. The Assamese language is mentioned in the 6th / 7th / 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
  2. The term of a Member of the Rajya Sabha is 5 years / 6 years / 9 years.
  3. Members of the Union Council of Ministers are appointed by the President / Prime Minister / Lok Sabha.
  4. Telugu Desam is a political party of Karnataka / Tamil Nadu / Andhra Pradesh.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words) 4x4=16
  1. Four causes of regionalism.
  2. Four sources of the Indian Constitution.
  3. Judicial activism.
  4. Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. Examine the Constitution of India as an instrument of socio-economic development. 12
Or
Discuss the Preamble of the Indian Constitution and write its significance. 8+4=12
4. Explain the constitutional significance of the Directive Principles of State Policy. 11
Or
Discuss the fundamental duties of Indian citizens.
5. Discuss the Legislative relationship between the Centre and the States. 11
Or
What is secularism? Discuss the nature of Indian secularism. 4+7=11
6. Discuss the functions and the constitutional position of the Prime Minister of India. 8+3=11
Or
Discuss the composition and functions of the Rajya Sabha.
7. Discuss the composition and function of the Election Commission of India. 3+8=11
Or
Analyze the merits and demerits of Indian political party system. 6+5=11