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Gauhati University Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (General) Paper 2 (Politics in India - II) (May-June’ 2016)

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 is the author of the book, The Country My Life?
b)         Paul Brass wrote The Politics of India since Independence. (Write True or False)
c)          Who can transfer the judge of the Supreme Court?
d)         Who is the Chief Adviser to the Governor?
e)         The President can nominate _____ members to the Rajya Sabha. (Fill in the blank)
f)          The advocated General of a State is appointed by the _____. (Fill in the blank)
g)         The Indian Constitutions states that every state can establish a High Court under Article _____. (Fill in the blank)
h)         In the year 2011, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura established separate High Courts. (Write True or False)
i)           Vallabhbhai Patel is associated with the formation of the ‘All Indian Kisan Sabha.’ (Write True or False)
j)           The Contingency Fund of India Act was passed in the year 1950/1951/1952. (Choose the correct answer)
2. Write very short answers:                                                       2x5=10
a)         Write two merits of pressure group.
b)         Write two executive powers of the Governor.
c)          What are the two special powers of the Rajya Sabha?
d)         Write two criticisms against the regional political party Asom Gana Parishad.
e)         How are the members elected to the Rajya Sabha?
3. Write short answers (any four):                                            5x4=20
a)         What is the relationship between the Parliament and the Council of Ministers?
b)         Discuss the financial powers of the Governor.
c)          What is the prospect of regional political parties in India?
d)         Discuss the role of pressure group.
e)         What is the role of trade union?
f)          What is the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?
4. Answer the following questions:                                          10x4=40
(a) What measures have been taken to maintain independence of the Indian judiciary?
What are the features of the Indian Party system?
(b) Discuss the relationship between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
Discuss the role of the Supreme Court as the guardian of the Indian Constitution.
(c) Discuss the powers and functions of the Governor.
Discuss the powers and functions of the Chief Minister.
(d) Make an estimate of the emergency powers of the President of India.
What are the differences between political party and pressure group?


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