Competitive Exams: Political Science Subjective Questions (Practice-Test 2 of 2)

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  1. Answer the following questions

    1. Comment on the financial relations between the Union and the States in India, has post-1991 liberalization in any way affected it (2005)?

    2. Discuss the administrative relations between the Centre and the States in the light of recent controversies (2001).

    3. Examine the demand for greater State-autonomy and also its impact on the smooth functioning of the Indian polity (2000).

    4. Discuss the major extra-constitutional factors influencing the working of federal polity in India (2000).

  2. Discuss the factors responsible for the rise of regionalism in India. How does it influence the political system (1997)?

  3. Answer the following questions

    1. What are the essentials of a true federation? Analyze the nature of the Indian federation.

    2. Describe the doctrine of colorable legislation (1993).

    3. Examine whether the grant of greater autonomy to the States would be in the interest of strengthening the integrity and promoting the economic development of the country, especially in the light of recent happenings in our Country (1991).

  4. The planning operations in India have led to erosion of federalism. Discuss (1991).

  5. “The emphasis in modern federations should not be division and separation but on Collaboration and on Co-operation.” Discuss the statement in the context of Indian Polity (1990).

  6. What do you consider are the problems of National Integration in India? Suggest suitable remedies (1988).

  7. Briefly mention the factors which have promoted concentration of power in the Centre in India, and discuss the response of the States to this tendency (1986).

  8. Discuss the provisions of Article 249 of the Indian Constitution (1986).

  9. Keeping in view the political developments in India explain how the need for national integration and the urge for regional autonomy can be reconciled (1985).

Subjective IAS Mains Questions

  • On what grounds the Legislative Councils are justified? How is it created or abolished in a State (1998)?
  • “In India, though the Governor is the constitutional head of state just as the President of the country, the former may be enjoying more powers than the latter” Do you agree? Give reasons (1994).
  • Explain the nature and extent of discretionary powers and special responsibilities of the Governor in the Indian Constitution (1990).
  • Examine the role and functions of the State Governors as set out in the Constitution of India (1988).
  • Discuss the political, social and economic characteristics of the Indian State (1985).

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