AHSEC - Class 12 Question Papers: Political Science' 2016

Full Marks – 100
Pass Marks - 30
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
(Contemporary World Politics)

1. Answer the following as directed: 1x6=6
  1. Who was the first Secretary-General of the UNO?
  2. Write the full form of WTO.
  3. Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in the year ____. (Fill in the blank)
  4. Who started political and economic reforms in USSR?
  5. Where was the first SAARC Summit held?
  6. What do you mean by ‘Open Door’ Policy?
2. Write the name of two countries which emerged out of Soviet disintegration. 2
3. The border conflict between China and India in 1962 was principally over ____ and ____ regions. (Fill in the blank) 2
4. Mention two issues on which India and Bangladesh cooperate. 2
5. Name two arms control agreements signed by the two super-powers during Cold War era. 2
6. Mention two sources of threats to human being. 2
7. Write the name of two organizations involved with economic globalization. 2
8. Write a note on achievements of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). 4
9. What is the relation between migration and human security? Discuss. 4
10. Discuss about the constraints on US hegemony. 4
11. Discuss briefly about the political consequences of globalization. 4

12. Justify India’s claim for permanent membership in the UN Security Council. 4
13. What are the major areas of influence of European Union? Discuss in detail. 6
How can permanent peace be established in South Asia? Discuss. 6
14. Discuss the latest trend in Indo-US relationship. 6
Discuss India’s stands in global environmental debates. 6

(Politics in India since Independence)

15. Answer the following as directed: 1x6=6
  1. Who is regarded as the ‘Father of Green Revolution’ in India?
  2. When was the State Reorganization Act adopted?
  3. The Anti-Arrack Movement is considered as a women’s movement. (Write True or False)
  4. Who started ‘Total Revolution’?
  5. Which party is the first regional party to form government in a State?
  6. Article ____ of the Indian Constitution gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. (Fill in the blank)
16. Write two features of coalition government in India. 2

17. Mention two recommendations of the Mandal Commission. 2
18. Write two features of party system in India. 2
19. Write two consequences of 1977 Lok Sabha Election. 2
20. Mention two major objectives of Jawaharlal Nehru’s foreign policy. 2
21. Write two causes of origin of regionalism in India. 2
22. Why did India adopt policy of non-alignment? Discuss. 4
23. Discuss briefly about Narmada Bachao Andolan. 4
24. Explain briefly about ‘Two-Nation Theory’. 4
25. Write the main objectives of planning in India. 4
26. Discuss about the controversy relating to Presidential Election of 1969. 4
27. Discuss the consequences of National Emergency declared on 25th June, 1975. 6
Discuss about the conflict between judiciary and executive during the decade of 1970. Who was the Prime Minister of India during that time? 5+1=6
28. What do you mean by Green Revolution? Discuss the consequences of Green Revolution. 2+4=6
Discuss the role of Planning Commission in India. Write the name of the organization which replaces Planning Commission now. 5+1=6