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AHSEC - Class 12 Question Papers: Political Science' 2015

2015
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Full Marks – 100
Pass Marks - 30
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
PART – A
(Contemporary World Politics)
1. Answer the following: 1x6=6
  1. How many member States signed the UN Charter, when it was adopted?
  2. When was the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty signed?
  3. What was the third bloc that emerged besides the two super power blocs during the Cold War era?
  4. India is a member State of ASEAN. (Write Yes or No)
  5. Where was the First SAARC Summit held?
  6. Berlin Wall was demolished in the year ____. (Fill in the blank)
2. Write the name of two NGOs which are concerned with protection of Human Rights all over the world. 2
3. What do you mean by greenhouse gas? 2
4. Mention two reforms which Mikhail Gorbachev initiated in the USSR. 2
5. Write two differences between migrants and refugees. 2
6. Mention the name of two organizations related to the process of globalization. 2
7. Write the name of the two conflicting communities in Sri Lanka. 2
8. Discuss briefly about ‘Hegemony as Hard Power’. 4
9. Write briefly about global poverty. 4
10. Point out the reasons which led the people of East Pakistan for a liberation movement. 4
11. Name four architects of Non-Aligned Movement. 4
12. Write two arguments in favour of and two arguments against globalization. 2+2=4
13. Discuss critically about resource geopolitics. 6
Or
Why did Soviet Union disintegrate? Discuss three reasons. 2+2+2=6
14. Discuss the rise of China as an economic power. 6
Or
Discuss the role of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) during the Cold War era. Do you think that NAM is still relevant in post-Cold War era? Justify your answer. 4+2=6


PART – B
(Politics in India since Independence)


15. Answer the following: 1x6=6
  1. Who was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India?
  2. Name the agreement which was signed by Indira Gandhi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1972.
  3. The Anti-Arrack Movement is considered as a women’s movement. (Write True or False)
  4. Name the first Home Minister of independent India.
  5. Telengana becomes the ____ th State of India. (Fill in the blank)
  6. Write any one recommendation of Mandal Commission.
16. Mention two points of tension in India’s relations with Pakistan. 2
17. Mention two main features of New Economic Policy in India. 2
18. Write two consequences of emergency of 1975. 2
19. Mention two causes for growing importance of regional political parties in India. 2
20. Write any two objectives of planning in India. 2
21. Which two Articles of the Constitution of India give more autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir? 1+1=2
22. What was the electoral verdict of the Fourth General Election of 1967? Discuss. 4
23. Discuss briefly the two challenges that India had to face immediately after independence. 2+2=4
24. Write briefly about the conflict between judiciary and executive in India during the Prime Minister ship of Indira Gandhi. 4
25. Mention any four regional political parties of India. 4
26. Do you think that social movement is important in India? Justify your answer. 4
27. Explain any three main outcomes of Lok Sabha election of 1977. 2+2+2=6
Or
Explain the Congress dominance in the first three general elections. 6
28. Discuss the two controversies related to planning in India at the beginning. 3+3=6
Or
Discuss about India’s changing relations with Pakistan. 6

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