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ISC Specimen 2016 Political Science

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Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC), New Delhi
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POLITICAL SCIENCE (Three hours) (Candidates are allowed additional 15 minutes for only reading the paper. They must NOT start writing during this time). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Answer Question 1 (compulsory) from Part I, and five questions from Part II, choosing three questions from Section A and two questions from Section B. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ]. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PART I (20 Marks) Answer all questions. [10 2] Question 1 Answer briefly each of the questions (i) to (x): (i) What is meant by political homogeneity in a Parliamentary form of government? (ii) What is an evolved constitution? Give an example. (iii) Distinguish between a single member and multi member constituency. (iv) What is a unicameral legislature? Give an example. (v) Explain pocket veto of the U.S. President. (vi) What is meant by the term judicial restraint ? (vii) What is meant by the word secular in the Preamble? (viii) How are fundamental rights protected by the Constitution? (ix) What is the significance of the 73rd Amendment to the Indian constitution? (x) Define regionalism . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 ISC SPECIMEN QUESTION PAPER - 2016

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PART II (60 Marks) SECTION A Answer any three questions. Question 2 (a) Distinguish between unitary and federal states with relevant examples from U.K. and U.S.A. [6] (b) Describe the procedures of constitutional amendment in India, U.K. and U.S.A. [6] Question 3 (a) What is meant by universal adult franchise? Discuss reasons for its wide acceptance. [6] (b) Explain three merits and three demerits of single party system. [6] Question 4 (a) Examine the functions of the Legislature. [6] (b) The Lok Sabha is more powerful than the Rajya Sabha. Elucidate. [6] Question 5 (a) Distinguish between the political executive and the permanent executive in India. [6] (b) Discuss the role of the Prime Minister in a coalition government. [6] (a) Discuss how independence of Judiciary is secured in the U.S. and India. [6] (b) Examine the functions of the Supreme Court in India. [6] Question 6 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2 ISC SPECIMEN QUESTION PAPER - 2016

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SECTION B Answer any two questions. Question 7 (a) Examine the importance of the Preamble to the Indian Constitution. Briefly explain any three ideals stated in the Preamble. [6] (b) Describe any three salient features of the Indian Constitution. [6] (a) Explain the right to equality as given in the Indian Constitution. [6] (b) Describe the challenges faced by panchayati raj institutions. [6] (a) What is the role of caste in Indian Politics? Discuss. [6] (b) Discuss the effects of political violence with reference to India. [6] Question 8 Question 9 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 ISC SPECIMEN QUESTION PAPER - 2016


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