Challenge 20/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 20/11/2013

  1.  Analyze India- Afghanistan relations in the contemporary times. (300 Words)
  2.  Critically analyze India- Israel Defence Cooperation. (300 Words)
  3.  ”India’s nuclear policy has been guided by national interest and supported by national consensus. “. Comment (300 Words)


 Challenge 19/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 19/11 /2013

  1. Analyze India’s role as a protector of interests of the developing countries in the WTO negotiations. (300 Words)
  2. Examine the emerging areas of cooperation between India and Japan.(200 Words)
  3.  Comment on impact of Nuclear Weapons on international relations. (300 Words)


Challenge 18/11/2013


  1. Critically analyse India’s relationship with Africa in the contemporary times. (300 Words)
  2. Examine the trends in India’s relations with the European Union. (300 Words)
  3. Analyze the emerging areas of cooperation between India and Japan.  (300 Words)


 Challenge 16/11 2013

QUESTIONS: 16/11/2013

  1.  ” Indo-US relations in contemporary times is based on mutual trust and cooperation.” In the light of this statement analyze the prospects of Indo-US relations in the contemporary times. (300 Words)
  2.  ” The nuclear pact with Russia goes far beyond the bounds of the 123 pact with the US.” Comment. (300 Words)
  3. Do you agree that a new global south has emerged in the contemporary times? give reasons in support of your answer. What can be India’s position in the Global South. (300 Words)


Challenge 15/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 15/11/2013
  1. Discuss India ASEAN Free Trade Agreement.(300 Words)
  2. Analyze India Pakistan river water disputes.(300 Words)
  3. Discuss India’s border dispute with South Asian neighbours. (300 Words)
  4. Analyze the Confidence Building Measures adopted India China to solve Border Dispute.(300 Words)


Challenge 14/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 14/11/2013

  1. Liberalization and Globalization are feared by the developing countries as Trojan Horses of developed countries. Elucidate.(300 Words)
  2. ” Few  agencies of International co-operation have been more successful in tending the welfare of humanity than ILO.” Discuss the organization and activities of the ILO in the light of above statement. (300 Words)
  3. Comment on ASEAN as a third world model of regional cooperation.(300 Words)


 Challenge 13/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013

  1.  Assess the problems being faced by India  on account of illegal migration into the country.(300 Words)
  2. Critically analyze the challenges to successful peacekeeping by UN.(300 Words)
  3. Critically examine the various controversial issues  in the functioning of the WTO from the point of view of developing countries particularly India.(300 Words)
  4. Discuss the nature of emerging world order.(300 Words)


Challenge 12/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 12/11/2013

  1. Would it be to India’s benefit if it were to pursue a more serious relationship with South- East Asia. Critically evaluate. (300 Words)
  2. Do you think  that UN needs reforms? If yes, what are the reforms needed in the UN.(300 Words)
  3. There is urgent need to democratize the Global Economy.” Do you agree with this view? If yes discuss various ways to democratize Global Economy(300 Words)
  4.  Do you agree with the stand that the Non-Alignment Movement needs to be reinvented.(300 Words)


Challenge 11/11/2013


  1. Comment on Marxist Approach to international relations. (200 Words)
  2. Comment on Decision- making approach.( 200 Words)
  3. Analyze the emergence of environmental movements in India.(300 Words)
  4.  Analyze the nature of New social movements in India.(300 Words)


 Challenge 09/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013

  1. Critically analyze the crisis in political parties in India. (300 Words)
  2. Analyze the impact of growing regional political parties on India’s politics.(300 Words)
  3. Critically analyze the working of human rights movement in India. (300 Words)
  4. Critically analyze the nature of Women’s Movements in India. (300 Words)


 Challenge – 08/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 08/11/2013

  1. Assess in detail the prospects of the emergence of a nuclear -weapons free world.(300 Words)
  2.  ” Technology is an element of national power.”. Comment (300 Words)
  3.  ” A well established system of collective security is a guarantee of world peace ” Explain. (300 Words)
  4.  Discuss the realist and neo realists approach to the study of International Relations (300 Words)


Challenge – 07/11/2013


  1.  Examine the effect of caste and community in Indian politics. Do you foresee their continued relevance in country;s politics ? (300 Words)
  2. “Indian secularism is a myth”. Comment. (300 Words)
  3. Discuss whether coalition politics has led to a different pattern of federalism in India. (300 Words)
  4. Discuss the structure and functions of the Urban Local Government Institutions. (300 Words)


Challenge – 06/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 06/11/2013

  1. Critically analyze the role of the Prime Minister in the era of coalition politics.(300 Words)
  2. Analyze the jurisdiction of Supreme Court of India. (300 Words)
  3. Critically analyse the role of Governor. Is the governor an agent of Center.? (300 Words)
  4.  Comment on the Gram Sabha under the constitution  73rd Amendment Act. (300 Words)


 Challenge – 05/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 05/11/2013

  1.  Bring out the common and unique features of the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution of India. Do you think that these amendments would contribute the achievement of gender and social justice at the grass root level? (300 Words)
  2.  Critically analyze the impact of Globalization on Indian economy. (300 Words)
  3. “The Parliament has declined in the contemporary times.” Do you agree with the statement? Give reasons in support of your answer. (300 Words)
  4. Comment on Public Interest Litigation. (200 Words)


Challenge 04/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013

  1.  Critically analyze the Gandhian model of development. How it differs from the Neharuvian model of development.? (300 Words)
  2. ” In spite of the gains  of the Green Revolution, Indian agriculture lags behind” Do you agree with this statement. Give reasons in support of your answer. (300 Words)
  3. Comment on cooperative federalism in India, its problems and prospects. (300 Words)


 Challenge – 02/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 02/11/2013

  1.  Analyze the contemporary trends in the nature of the State in developing societies.(300 Words)
  2. Analyze the liberal perspective on Indian National Movement. (300 Words)
  3. Discuss the landmarks in the Constitutional development in India till 1858 (300 Words)
  4. Comment on ‘Right against Exploitation’ under the Indian Constitution. (300 Words)


Challenge – 01/11/2013

QUESTIONS: 01/11/2013 (Political Theory; State in Comparative Perspective)

  1. Do you think that neo-colonialism or economic colonialism is one of the major reasons for the underdevelopment of third world countries? Substantiate. (300 Words)
  2.  What do you mean by an economic system.? Differentiate between the capitalist and the socialist economies. Will it be correct to say that modern economic systems are neither purely capitalist nor socialist in their functioning.? (300 Words)
  3. Discuss the importance of Systems Theory in modern political analysis. (300 Words)


Challenge – 31/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 31/10/2013 (Topic-I: Indian Nationalism:Topic 3:  Salient Feature of The Indian Constitution.)

  1. Discuss the nature of Peasants Movements during the Indian freedom struggle. (300 Words)
  2. Do you agree with the view that Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of state policy constitute the ‘Core and Conscience of the Indian Constitution.? Comment on the emerging trends in their relationship. (300 Words)


Challenge – 30/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 30/10/2013 (Paper I TopicWestern Political Thought; Paper-II – Politic of representation)

  1. ” Hobbes starts as an individualist but ends as an absolutist “. Comment (300 Words)
  2. ” The reason why men enter into civil society is the preservation of their property. ” ( Locke ) Comment (300 Words)
  3. Critically analyze the role or Pressure groups in the advanced industrial societies. (300 Words)


Challenge – 29/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 29/10/2013 (Paper I TopicWestern Political Thought)

  1. ” Western thought one might say has been either Platonic or anti-Platonic but hardly ever non-platonic.” ( Popper ) . Comment. (300 Words)
  2. “Mill was the prophet of empty liberty and an abstract individual.” Comment (300 Words)


Challenge 28/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 28/10/2013 (Topics – Paper I -Topic Western Political Thought;  5. Rights)

  1. ” Machiavelli’s political philosophy was narrowly local and narrowly dated.” ( Sabine ). Comment.(300 Words)
  2. ” The sole end for which mankind is warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number is self protection.” ( J. S. Mill ) comment. (300 Words)
  3. Discuss the evolution of the theories of human rights from natural rights to collective and environmental rights. (300 Words)


Challenge 26/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 26/10/2013 (Topics: Equality: Social, political and economic; Rights: Meaning and theories)

  1. Elucidate the concept of Liberty and Equality and examine the view that the two cannot be reconciled in modern state. (300 Words)

2.  Discuss the evolution of the theories of human rights from natural rights to collective and environmental rights. (300 Words)


 Challenge Day – 25/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 25/10/2013 (PAPER I TOPIC 9.Indian Political Thought)

  1.  Analyze M.N. Roy’s ideational journey from Marxism to Radical Humanism. (300 Words)
  2.  ” The true source of right is duty. If we all discharge our duties, rights will not be far to seek.” ( M. K. Gandhi ) Comment (300 Words)
  3. Critically analyse Sri. Aurobindo’s views on nationalism. (300 Words)


Challenge Day – 4

QUESTIONS: 24/10/2013 

  1. Examine the arguments in the Normative v/s Empirical debate in the study of Political Theory. (300 Words)
  2.  ” We believe that as a matter of principle each member of society has an inviolability founded on justice.” ( Rawls ) Comment. (300 Words)


 Challenge Day – 3

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 (Paper-I: Topics – Political Theory; Theories of State)

  1. Discuss the Marxist Approach to the study of politics with particular reference to the development of Political Science  as a discipline in recent years. (300 Words)
  2. Discuss the feminist perspective on the State. (300 Words)


 Challenge Day – 2


  1. “Behaviouralism has revolutionised Political Science”. Comment(200 Words)
  2. Traditional Approach and its significance. Comment (200 Words)


Challenge Day – 1

QUESTIONS: 21/10/2013 (Paper-II)

  1. Bring out your perspectives on the indications of the emergence of  a global civil society. (300 Words)
  2. Examine the post-Modernist critique of  Realism in international politics. (200 Words)