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Semester 3 Questions - Indian Political System - The Constitutional Context & Public Administration

Indian Political System - The Constitutional Context

Descriptive answers (15 marks each)

  1. Explain the basic features of Indian constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटनेची मूलभूत वैशिष्ट्ये स्पष्ट करा.
  2. Discuss the 4th, 16th, and 25th Amendment to the Indian constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटने मधील ४, १६ आणि २५ व्या घटना दुरुस्तीची चर्चा करा
  3. Discuss the 42nd Amendment to the Indian constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटने मधील ४२ व्या घटना दुरुस्तीची चर्चा करा
  4. Discuss any two major amendments to the Indian constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटने मधील कोणत्याही दोन घटना दुरुस्त्यांची चर्चा करा
  5. Discuss the Preamble to the Indian Constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटनेच्या सरनाम्याची चर्चा करा.
  6. Discuss the fundamental rights to liberty and equality. स्वातंत्र्य आणि समानतेच्या मूलभूत हक्कांची चर्चा करा.
  7. Discuss the fundamental right to education. शिक्षणाच्या मूलभूत हक्काची चर्चा करा.
  8. Discuss the fundamental rights are granted to the Indian citizens. भारतीय नागरिकांना देण्यात आलेल्या मूलभूत हक्कांची चर्चा करा.
  9. Discuss the directive principles stated in the Indian Constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटनेमध्ये मांडलेल्या मार्गदर्शक तत्त्वांची चर्चा करा.
  10. Differentiate between fundamental rights and directive principles. मूलभूत हक्क आणि मार्गदर्शक तत्वांमधील फरक स्पष्ट करा.
  11. Explain the structure and functions of Rajyasabha. राज्यसभेची रचना आणि कार्ये स्पष्ट करा.
  12. Explain the powers and functions of President of India. भारतीय राष्ट्रपतींचे अधिकार आणि कार्ये स्पष्ट करा.
  13. Explain the powers and functions of Prime Minister of India. भारताच्या पंतप्रधानांचे अधिकार आणि कार्ये स्पष्ट करा.
  14. Explain the constitutional division of powers between central and state governments in India. भारतातील केंद्र आणि राज्य सरकारांमधील सत्तेचे घटनात्मक विभाजन स्पष्ट करा.
  15. Explain the structure and functions of the Supreme Court of India. भारतीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालयाची रचना आणि कार्ये स्पष्ट करा.
  16. What is federalism? Briefly describe the three lists in Indian constitution. संघराज्यवाद म्हणजे काय? भारतीय राज्यघटनेतील तीन याद्यांचे थोडक्यात वर्णन करा.
  17. Briefly review the demand for smaller states within the existing states of India. भारताच्या सध्याच्या घटक राज्यांमधील छोट्या राज्यांच्या मागणीचा थोडक्यात आढावा घ्या.
  18. Explain the concepts of public interest litigation and judicial activism. जनहीत याचिका आणि न्यायालयीन कृतीशीलता या संकल्पना स्पष्ट करा.
  19. Briefly discuss the report of the Sarkaria commission. सरकारीया आयोगाच्या अहवालाची थोडक्यात चर्चा करा.
  20. Review the demand for creation of separate state of Vidarbha. स्वतंत्र विदर्भ राज्याच्या मागणीचा आढावा घ्या.

    Write short notes (5 marks each)

    1. Preamble to the Indian constitution भारतीय राज्यघटनेचा सरनामा
    2. 92nd amendment - ९२ वी घटना दुरुस्ती
    3. 86th amendment - ८६ वी घटना दुरुस्ती
    4. 73rd and 74th amendment ७३ आणि ७४ वी घटना दुरुस्ती
    5. 7th Schedule of the Indian constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटनेची सातवी अनुसूची.
    6. 3rd Schedule of the Indian constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटनेची तिसरी अनुसूची.
    7. 8thSchedule of the Indian constitution. भारतीय राज्यघटनेची आठवी अनुसूची.
    8. Right against exploitation – शोषणाविरुद्धचा हक्क
    9. Cultural and educational rights – सांस्कृतिक आणि शैक्षणिक हक्क
    10. Upper chamber of Indian Parliament – भारतीय संसदेचे वरिष्ठ सभागृह
    11. Prime Minister of India भारताचे पंतप्रधान
    12. Attorney General for India भारताचे अॅटर्नी जनरल
    13. President of India भारतीय राष्ट्रपती.
    14. Vice President of India भारताचे उपराष्ट्रपती
    15. Demand for autonomy स्वायत्ततेची मागणी

20 Countries and their capitals - (Class test practice)

Countries and Capitals

  1. USA - Washington
  2. Kazakhstan - Astana
  3. Australia - Canberra
  4. Canada - Ottawa
  5. Nicaragua - Manama
  6. New Zealand - Wellington
  7. Portugal - Lisbon
  8. Brazil - Brasilia
  9. Mongolia - Ulan Bator
  10. Zambia - Lusaka
  11. Angola - Luanda
  12. Namibia - Windhoek
  13. Jordan - Amman
  14. Qatar - Doha
  15. Spain - Madrid
  16. Chile - Santiago
  17. Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
  18. Afghanistan - Kabul
  19. China - Beijing
  20. Japan - Tokyo

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Class test - topics (Semester & 5)

Paper 2 - Indian Political System - Semester 3

  1. Classification of world constitutions - written, unwritten and rigid and flexible
  2. Article 368 of the Indian constitution
  3. Schedules of the Indian constitution
  4. Preamble of the Indian constitution
  5. Fundamental Rights
  6. Directive Principles
  7. Making of the Indian constitution
  8. Constituent Assembly
  9. 42nd, 92nd Amendment
  10. Jurisdiction of the Supreme court of India
  11. Relationship between the President and the Parliament
  12. Indian Federalism

Paper 3 - Public Administration - Semester 3

  1. Administration
  2. Public and Private Administration
  3. Administration Science or Art?
  4. POSDCoRB
  5. Development of Public Administration as a discipline
  6. New Public Management
  7. Liberalisation Privatisation Globalisation
  8. Good Governance
  9. E-Governance
  10. Scope of Public Administration
  11. Principles of organisation - Hierarchy, Span of control, Centralisation and Decentralisation
  12. Public Private Partnership
  13. Woodrow Wilson
  14. L. D. White

Paper 4 - Politics of Modern Maharashtra - Semester 5

  1. Administrative and Geographical divisions of Maharashtra
  2. Districts of Maharashtra
  3. Sessions of the Maharashtra Legislature
  4. Structure of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative council
  5. History of Mumbai
  6. Social reformers in Maharashtra
  7. Mahadeo Govind Ranade, Balshastri Jambhekar, Lokhitwadi Gopal Hari Deshmukh
  8. Prarthana Samaj, Darpan, Shatapatre
  9. Dar Commission
  10. Fazal Ali Commission
  11. Akola Pact
  12. Nagpur Agreement
  13. Backlog of development

Paper 5 - Western Political Thought - Semester 5

  1. Machiavelli
  2. Locke
  3. Mill
  4. Rawls
  5. Secularism
  6. Modern, Medieval and Ancient period
  7. Welfare State
  8. Labour laws
  9. Theory of Justice
  10. Amoral Machiavelli
  11. Social contract theory of John Locke
  12. Liberalism

Paper 6 - World Politics - Semester 5

  1. Countries and Capitals
  2. Relevance of study of International relations
  3. Difference between IR and IP
  4. Realist approach
  5. Unipolar, Bipolar,Multipolar and Nonpolar world
  6. Concept of Power in IR
  7. National Interest
  8. Balance of Power

Questions for Practice

Questions for practice

Class Semester Paper
FYBA I I - Introduction to Politics
II I - Introduction to Politics
SYBA III II - Indian Political System - The Constitutional Context
III - Public Administration
IV II - Indian Political System - The Political Process
III - Public Administration - Indian Administration
TYBA V IV - Politics of Modern Maharashtra
V - Western Political Thought
VI - World Politics
VI IV - Determinants of Politics of Maharashtra
V - Indian Political Thought
VI - India in World Politics
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