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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (Indian Government and Politics) (May)'-2017

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. Select the correct answer:
a)      Dr. Rajendra Prasad/Dr. B. R. Ambedkar/N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar/K. M. Munshi was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution.
b)      The term ‘secular’ was incorporated in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution by the 42nd/44th/46th/48th Amendment.
c)       The Directive Principles of State Policy are justiciable/non-justiciable.
d)      Article 348/358/368/378 deals with the Amendment procedure of the Indian Constitution.
e)      The President of the India nominates 10/12/14/16 members to the Rajya Sabha.
f)       A judge of the Supreme Court retires at the age of 60/62/65/70 years.
g)      Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was formed in the year 1980/1982/1984/1986.
h)      ‘Education’ is a subject of Union/State/Concurrent List.
2. Write on following within 150 words each:                       4x4=16
a)      Major sources of the Indian Constitution.
b)      Differences between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy.
c)       Four unitary features of the Indian Constitution.
d)      Four factors which influence the behaviour of the Indian voters.
Answer the following questions within 500 words each:
3. Write a note on Quit India Movement.                              12
What do you mean by Preamble to the Constitution? Discuss the importance of the Preamble to the Indian Constitution. 4+8=12
4. Briefly discuss the characteristics of the Fundamental Rights of the Indian Constitution.                            11
“Indian Constitution is partly rigid and partly flexible.” Discuss.                   11
5. Discuss the causes of conflict between the Centre and the State Governments of India.                           11
What is secularism? Write a note on Indian secularism.
6. Discuss the powers, functions and constitutional position of the Prime Minister of India.                          11
Write an analytical note on the independence of the Indian Judiciary.
7. Explain the basic features of the Indian Party System.                                11
Discuss the causes of the growth of Regional Political Parties in India.

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