Gauhati University Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (General) Paper 2 (Politics in India - II) (May-June’ 2013)

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)      In which year was the ‘Assam Accord’ signed?
b)      Who was the Prime Minister of India during the Kargil War?
c)       What is the name of the present Lok Sabha Speaker?
d)      The President can be impeached on the ground of violating the constitution under Article 61/62/63. (Choose the correct answer)
e)      At what age does the Chief Justice of India retire? (Choose the correct answer)
1)      62
2)      64
3)      65
f)       The President of India is not a Member of either House of the Parliament. (Write True or False)
g)      The State List contains 66 items. (Write True or False)
h)      The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is not an ally of the UPA Government. (Write True or False)
i)        The judges of the High Court can be transferred by the _____ after consultation with the Chief Justice of India. (Fill in the blank)
j)        The Union council of Ministers is of _____ category. (Fill in the blank)
2. Write very short answers:                                       2x5=10
a)      Write two causes of growth of judicial activism in India.
b)      How is the Prime Minister of India appointed?
c)       Write any two principles of the Congress Party.
d)      Write any two factors responsible for the growth of regionalism in India.
e)      Mention two features of the pressure groups in India.
3. Write short notes on (any four):                           5x4=20
a)      Role of the Governor.
b)      Asom Gana Parishad.
c)       Trade Union as a Pressure Group.
d)      Basic principles of the Communist Party of India.
e)      The Vice President of India.
f)       Rajya Sabha.
4. Answer the following questions:                          10x4=40
5. Discuss the emergency powers of the Indian President.
What are the powers and functions of the Chief Minister of a State?
6. How are the judges of the Supreme Court appointed? Discuss the powers and functions of the Supreme Court.
What is the constitutional basis of judicial review in India?
7. What are the basic features of the Indian party system?
What are the main principles of the Bharatiya Janata Party? Do you consider it to be a successful political party?
8. Discuss the powers and functions of the State Legislative Assembly.
Discuss the powers and functions of the Lok Sabha.


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