AHSEC - Class 11 Question Paper: Political Science' 2017

AHSEC Class 11 Political Science Question Paper 2017
Full Marks: 100
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.
PART – A (Indian Constitution at Work)

a)      Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly of India?
b)      India as a secular State. [Write True or False]
c)       Which Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Constitution of India is regarded as the ‘Heart and Soul’ of the Constitution?
d)      Write a difference between General Rights and Fundamental Rights.
e)      Which Article of the Constitution of India has given special status to Jammu and Kashmir?
f)       Mention one Ideal enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India.
2. Write two functions of the Constitution.                          2
3. Mention two rights enshrined in the Article 19 of the Constitution of India.                     2
4. What is Universal Adult Franchise?                      2
5. Mention two features of Civil Services in India.             2
6. What is State Finance Commission?                    2
7. Write two characteristics of local government.              2
8. Mention three federal and one non-federal features of Indian Federation.                     3+1=4
9. Mention four functions of the Election Commission of India.                  4
10. Explain four functions of the Parliament of India.                                       4
11. Describe four instruments through which the Parliament controls the Executive.                       4
12. Explain the procedure for amendment of the Constitution of India.                                  4

13. Discuss the emergency powers of the President of India.                      6
Discuss the powers and functions of the Prime Minister of India.                                              6
14. Explain the powers and functions of the Supreme Court of India.                                       6
Write a note on judicial activism in India.              6
(Political Theory)
15. Answer the following as directed:                     1x6=6
a)      Who is the author of the book, Hind Swaraj?
b)      “Swaraj is our birth right and we shall have it.” Who said this?
c)       Right to life is a Civil Right/a Political Right/an Economic Right. [Choose the correct answer]
d)      Give an example of Human Rights.
e)      Who wrote the book, The Flowers of Hiroshima?
f)       Who is associated with Narmada Bachao Andolan?
16. What is politics?                         2
17. Mention two means of safeguarding liberty.                                2
18. Write two Economic Rights.                                  2
19. Mention two qualities of a good citizen.                         2
20. Mention two forms of structural violence.                    2
21. Write two features of development.                               2
22. Explain the necessity of studying political theory.                       4
23. Write a note on Political Justice.                         4
24. Explain about Legal Rights.                                    4
25. Discuss about global citizenship.                         4
26. Mention four factors contributing to the growth of nationalism.                         4
27. Explain various dimensions of social justice.                                  6
Explain Rawls’ theory of justice.                                                                6
28. What is secularism? Explain four features of secularism.                                         6
Discuss the Indian model of secularism.                                                 6