Political Science Question Paper 2013, AHSEC Class 12 New Syllabus Question Papers

Political Science Question Paper 2013
AHSEC Class 12 New Syllabus
Full Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 30
Time: Three hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
PART – A: (Contemporary World Politics)

1. Answer the following: 1x6=6
  1. Which date is celebrated as United Nations Day?
  2. The collapse of which country is known as collapse of ‘Second World’?
  3. When did India sign and ratify Kyoto Protocol?
  4. Fill in the blank:
____ is the common currency of European Union.
  1. What is ‘Operation Desert Storm’?
  2. Write ‘yes’ or ‘no’: Technology is one of the important factors that cause globalization.
2. What is meant by Shock Therapy in post communist regime?
3. Mention two areas of conflict between India and Pakistan.
4. What are the different dimensions of globalization?
5. Name two arms control agreement signed by the two Super Powers, USA and USSR in the cold war era.
6. Fill in the blanks:
Earth Summit was held in ____ in the year ____. 1+1=2
7. Write two differences between migrants and refugees. 2
8. Discuss briefly about the rise of China as economic power. 4
9. What is meant by resource geopolitics? Mention two resources which are relevant for global politics. 2+2=4
10. Write a brief note on India USA relationship? 4
11. Do you think that United National Organization (UNO) is a perfect international organization? Give reasons.
12. Discuss two factors which have contributed to Pakistan’s failure in building stable democracy. 2+2=4
13. Discuss the role of India as a leader of NAM during the cold war era. 6
Why the Super Powers did have military alliances with smaller countries? Discuss three reasons. 2+2+2=6
14. What is non-traditional or human security? Discuss two threats to the human security. 2+2+2=6
Why did Soviet Union disintegrate? Discuss three reasons. 2+2+2=6
Politics in India since Independence
15. Answer the following: 1x6=6
  1. Who is called the ‘Milkman of India’?
  2. When was National Emergency due to internal disturbance declared for the first time in India?
  3. When was the Indian National Congress founded and by whom?
  4. Why Dalit Panthers was formed?
  5. Which Article of the Indian Constitution gives greater autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir?
  6. What is the full form of UPA?
16. Why did Chipko Movement begin? 2
17. When was the State Reorganization Act passed? Name any one state created under this Act. 1+1=2
18. What do you mean by Panchsheel? 2
19. Mention two objectives of planning. 2
20. Write ‘true’ or ‘false’:
  1. At the time of first General Election in the year 1952, there were 14 national political parties.
  2. India has a multi-party system.
21. Mention the two challenges faced by India from 1964 to 1966 during Lal Bahadur Shastri’s brief Prime Minister Ship. 1+1=2
22. Write a short note on Kashmir Problem. 4
23. Discuss briefly any two factors responsible for the emergence of regional political parties in India. 2+2=4
24. Discuss the causes of decline of Congress. 4
25. Discuss briefly about Narmada Bachao Andolan. Do you find the movement justified? Give reasons. 3+1=4
26. How did fourth General Election of 1967 change the dynamics of Indian politics? 4
27. Discuss the challenges posed by communalism in India in relation to the Ajodhya and Godhra incident. 6
Describe the three challenges that India had to accept in the time of independence. 2+2+2=6
28. The 1977 election for the first time saw the opposition coming into power at the Centre. What do you consider as the reasons for this development? 6
Discuss the main controversies around planned development in the early years of India’s independence. 3+3=6