IAS Mains Political Science Papers 2003

IAS Mains Political Science 2003

Paper I

Section A

  1. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each: (20 × 3 = 60)

    1. The main political ideas contained in the Manusmriti

    2. Mandal theory

    3. The reason why men enter into civil society is the preservation of their property (Locke).

    4. Machavellis political philosophy was narrowly local and narrowly dated (Sabine).

  2. Explain Platos communism and compare it with modern communism (60).

  3. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle (Karl Marx). Comment (60).

  4. Discuss the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt (60).

Section B

  1. Comment on any THREE of the following in about 200 words each: (20 × 3 = 60)

    1. Simon Commission

    2. Right against exploitation under the Indian Constitution

    3. Union Public Service Commission

    4. Gandhis concept of Truth and Non-violence. Why was he opposed to modern civilisation?

  2. Pandit Jawaharlal Nahru comes before us as a great nationalist, Internationalist and Humanist. Discuss (60).

  3. The Directive Principles of State Policy are not mere pious declarations but clear directions for the guidance of State Policy. Comment and show how for they have been applied in practice (60).

  4. Identify the major pressure-group in Indian politics and examine their role in it (60).

Paper II

Section A

  1. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each: (20 × 3 = 60)

    1. Traditional approach and its significance

    2. Balance of power and its impact on world politics

    3. Main features of WTO

    4. Obstacles in the way of SAARCs smooth functioning

  2. Clearly explain Realist theory to the study of International Politics (60).

  3. Do you think Cold War still exists after the disintegration of the Soviet Union (60)?

  4. Critically examine the protection and enforcement of Human Rights under the U. N. Syste (60).

Section B

  1. Comment on any THREE of the following in about 200 words each: (20 × 3 = 60)

    1. Impact of Sino-Indian conflict of 1962 on International Politics

    2. Indias role in the independence of Bangladesh

    3. Areas of cooperation between India and Russia

    4. IMF and Indias development

  2. Assess the merits of Indias case against signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (60).

  3. Examine the areas of cooperation and conflict in the Indo-American relations (60).

  4. Critically examine the view that in the Post-Cold War era India policy of non-alignment has become irrelevant (60).