Test – 7: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

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Test – 7: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

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28 December 2015

Click on the below questions and answer each within the word limit specified before each question.

1) During the 1980s, Punjab was engulfed by a separatist movement which was transformed into a campaign of terror. What were the reasons for genesis of this problem? How did Indira Gandhi government respond to this problem? Do you think such problem has any chance of resurfacing in Punjab? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 24

2) “India did not, like many other post-colonial countries, get pushed into a neocolonial situation where, while formal political independence was achieved, the erstwhile colony’s economy continued to be essentially dominated by metropolitan interests.” Elaborate. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 25

3) Critically evaluate some of the bold beginnings made in the Nehru years during which the first three Plans were conceived. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 25

4) Why do you think India missed the East Asian Miracle, that is, the rapid industrialization of the East Asian countries, beginning in the 1960s, which gradually shifted the industrial base of the world from the West to the East? Also analyse the problems that India faced in mid 1960s and how it responded to these problems. (250 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 26

5) “The best summary of the principles that the nationalist movement brought to the Constituent Assembly is the Objectives Resolution moved by Nehru in 1946.” Examine. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 1

6) Looking at contemporary problems, which other rights do you think that the Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution should have been also included? Substantiate. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 2

7) Examine the differences between the First Past the Post (FPTP) system and the Proportional Representation system of elections. Also examine if it’s time for India to shift from a First Past the Post system to a system of Proportional Representation. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 3

8) “Apart from laying down a method of elections, the Constitution answers two basic questions about elections: Who are the voters? Who can contest elections? In both these respects our Constitution follows the well established democratic practices.” Examine these provisions in the Constitution and comment if stipulating minimum educational qualification for a candidate to contest in an election is unconstitutional or not? (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 3

9) Critically evaluate the importance of Article 324 of the Indian Constitution in strengthening democracy in India. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 3

10) Should India have an elected administration instead of an appointed administration? Substantiate. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 4

11) The parliamentary system of executive vests many powers in the legislature for controlling the executive. What are these powers and why do you think, is it so necessary to control the executive? Discuss. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 4

12) How has the system of parliamentary committee affected the overseeing and appraisal of legislation by the Parliament? Discuss with current examples. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 5

13) How is judicial activism related to the protection of fundamental rights? Has it helped in expanding the scope of fundamental rights? Critically discuss in the light of recent judgements. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 6

14) “The Constitution is only a framework or a skeleton, its flesh and blood is provided by the actual processes of politics.” With reference to changing nature of federalism in India, discuss the statement. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 7

15) What were the main differences between the local governments before 73rd amendment and after that amendment? Examine. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, The Indian Constitution at Work, Chapter 8

16) A long coastline that India has is both a boon and bane. Discuss. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, India Physical Environment Chapter 1

17) Make a geographical, economic and cultural comparison of the island groups of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.(200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, India Physical Environment Chapter 2

18) What are the socio-economic advantages of inter-linking of rivers in India? Also examine the environmental implications of such a project. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, India Physical Environment Chapter 3

19) ) Notwithstanding the broad climatic unity, the climate of India has many regional variations. Elaborate this statement giving suitable examples. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, India Physical Environment Chapter 4

20) What is the difference between forest area and forest cover?In the light of recent Forest Survey report, examine how India is dealing with its forest area and forest cover. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, India Physical Environment Chapter 5