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Gauhati University Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (General) Paper 2 (Politics in India - II) (May-June’ 2017)

Gauhati University Question Papers
Paper 2 (Politics in India - II)
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following as directed:                                       1x10=10

a)         Who presides over the Lok Sabha?
b)         The Council of Ministers is responsible to the Lok Sabha/Supreme Court/President. (Choose the correct answer)
c)          What is veto power?
d)         The word ‘secular’ was added to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment of 1976. (Write True or False)
e)         The Supreme Court of India was established in the year 1950/1951/1952. (Choose the correct answer)
f)          Is the Constitution of India flexible or rigid?
g)         Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly?
h)         Who authored the book, Politics in India?
i)           The Parliament control of the Contingency Fund of India. (Write True or false)
j)           What is the full form of AGP?
2. Write very short answers:                                       2x5=10
a)         Write two arguments in favour of judicial activism.
b)         Write two powers of the Vice-President of India.
c)          What is the significance of Article 356 of the Constitution of India?
d)         What is meant by ‘Money Bill’?
e)         What is meant by ‘Residuary Powers’?
3. Write short answers (any four):                            5x4=20
a)         Write on the role of the Chief Minister.
b)         Write a note on the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
c)          What are the features of coalition government?
d)         How the Directive Principles differ from the Fundamental Rights?
e)         Explain the role of regional parties in Indian politics.
4. Answer the following questions (any four):                                    10x4=40
a)         Discuss the powers and functions of the President.
b)         Discuss the role of the Governor in the Indian political system.
c)          Discuss the role of Pressure Groups in Indian Politics.
d)         Explain the ideals contained in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
e)         Discuss the nature of Indian Federalism.
f)          Discuss the role of the Supreme Court as guardian of the Indian Constitution.
g)         Write the aims and objectives of BJP.
h)         Discuss the problems and prospects of regional political parties in India.


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