AHSEC - Class 11 Question Paper: Political Science' 2019

Full Marks: 30
Time: Three hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.
(Indian Constitution at Work)
1. Answer the following as directed:
a)         When the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly for undivided India was held?       1
b)         A Constitution is a fundamental identity of a people. (Write True or False)                  1
c)          Abolition or untouchability is a Right to Equality/Right to Freedom. (Choose the correct answer)               1
d)         Mention a Right to Liberty and Personal Freedom.                                 1
e)         Which article of the Indian Constitution deals with its Amendment Procedure?         1
f)          In which case the Supreme Court advanced the theory of Basic Structure of the Constitution of India?         1

3. Write two differences between Ordinary Rights and Fundamental Rights.                        2
4. Mention two causes why India adopted the ‘First Past the Post System’.                          2
5. How the size of Council of Ministers was limited by the 91st Amendment Act (2003)?                  2
6. Mention any two powers exercised only by the Lok Sabha.                     2
7. What is meant by the Original Jurisdiction of Supreme Court of India?                                2
8. Explain why we need an independent Election Commission.                   4
9. Explain the single integrated judicial system of the Indian Constitution.                             4
11. Explain the election procedure for Panchayati Raj institutions as per the 73rd Amendment to Indian Constitution.     4               
12. Write a short note on the Political Philosophy of Indian Constitution.                                4
13. Discuss why Bureaucracy is considered as the permanent executive.                               6
Discuss the powers and functions of the Prime Minister of India.                      6
14. Explain how Parliament makes laws.                                6
Discuss the functions of the Indian Parliament.                          6
(Political Theory)
15. Answer the following as directed:                     1x6=6
a)         Which German philosopher linked Justice with dignity of human beings?
b)         In the eighteenth century, the French revolutionaries used the slogan ‘Liberty, Equality and _______. (Fill in the blank)
c)          A nation is to a great extent an ‘imagined’ community. (Write True or False)
d)         Do nations have the right to self-determination?
e)         In which year the USSR was disintegrated?
f)          Give an example of Structural Violence.
16. Mention two necessities of Constraints.                        2
17. Why individual rights are limitations on the state? Give two reasons.                                2
18. Define Citizenship.                   2
19. Mention two factors of a nation.                       2
20. Mention two characters of a Secular State.                   2
21. ‘Politics is an important and integral part of any society’. Discuss.                       4
22. Write a note on John Rawls’ Theory of Justice.                            4
23. Discuss about global citizenship.                         4
24. Discuss the environmental cost of existing model of development.                   4
25. Discuss the differences between the negative and positive conception of liberty.                      6
What are the three main dimensions of equality? Explain.                    6
26. Discuss the relationship between Rights and Responsibilities.                              6
Discuss with suitable examples the political, economic and cultural rights.                             6


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