Exams: Political Science Short Answer Questions (Part 2 of 2)

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Group-B (1992)

  • State the difference between the Council of Ministers and the Cabinet.
  • The Writ of Mandamus will not be granted against certain persons. Who are they?
  • Distinguish between the All India Services and Central Services.
  • Distinguish between Annual Financial Statement and Annual Finance Bill.
  • What is lame-duck-session of legislature?
  • Who is a Protem Speaker? What are his responsibilities?

Group-B (1991)

  • Distinguish between value-based politics and personality-based politics.
  • Distinguish between Caretaker-government and Minority government.
  • When can the Governor of a State reserve a Bill for consideration by the President of India?
  • Why was Education taken out of the State and inserted in the Concurrent List of the Indian Constitution?
  • Set forth the functions of the Cabinet.
  • What is the value of ‘O and M’ in Administration?

Group-B (1990)

  • Explain the significance of Prasar Bharati Corporation in the context of modern mass media.
  • What is contempt of Parliament? Mention its various kinds.
  • State the significance of Article 370 of our Constitution.
  • Describe the procedure for the creation of Second Chamber of the State Legislature.
  • Define Writ of Mandamus. Explain its importance.
  • What are the functions of the Business Advisory Committee of the Lok Sabha?
  • What are the major recommendations of the National Perspective Plan for Women, 1988 and what are the relevant recommendations as envisaged in the Constitutional Amendment Bill ( 6th amendment) (1990) ?
  • Describe the Constitutional position of the Civil Services in India. How is their neutrality and independence sought to be achieved (1990) ?

Group-B (1989)

  • What is meant by a ‘Cut Motion’ in Parliament? Mention its different kinds.
  • Discuss the value of the consultative committees attached to the different Ministries of the Government of India.
  • Distinguish between a starred question and an unstarred one asked in the Parliament.
  • How is breach of Parliamentary Privilege different from Contempt of the House?
  • “There are certain spheres where the Rajya Sabha alone has the authority” What are they?
  • Explain what is a point of order? When can it be raised?

Group-B (1988)

  • What do you understand by ‘Zero-hour’ in the conduct of business in Parliament?
  • State the privileges of the members of the Parliament?
  • Explain the significance of Art 370 in the Constitution of India.
  • What is the objective of the Commission of Inquiry (Amendment) Bill of 1986? What is meant by collective responsibility in Parliamentary democracy? Why is India called a Republic (1987) ?
  • Define the writ of Certiorari.
  • What do you understand by ‘positive discrimination’
  • Why is the Indian Constitution called quasi-federal?
  • Under what circumstances, can the Financial Emergency be imposed in India?
  • State the functions of the commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • How are Chief Justices of High Courts in India appointed?
  • What are the main features of the Anti-defection legislation of 1985 (1987) ?

Group-B (1986)

  • What is Appropriation Bill?
  • What categories of persons are nominated by the President to the Rajya Sabha?
  • Mention any three important entries in the Concurrent List in the Seventh Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
  • How is the Vice President of India elected?
  • What are Zonal Councils?
  • What do you understand by “preventive detention”

Group-B (1985)

  • What is the provision in the Constitution for representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha?
  • Explain the role of the National Development Council.
  • What is the party affiliation of each of the following trade unions? INTUC; AITUC; IFTU; HMS; CITU.
  • What is the meaning of public interest litigation?
  • What additions have been made to the Directive Principles of State Policy since the commencement of the Constitution?
  • For what purpose was the Ranganath Mishra Commission appointed?
  • What changes, according to you, have taken place in the power structure in rural India in recent decades (1985) ?
  • What is Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha?
  • Why is it said that the centre has absolute veto over State Legislature?
  • What is Call Attention Motion?
  • When is the device of joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament not available?