CBSE Board Class 11 Political Science Previous Year Question Papers 2009

CBSE Board Previous Year Question Papers 2009 for Class 11 Political Science

Max. Marks : 100 Ti me Allowed : 3 Hours
General Instructions
1. All questions are compulsory.
2. Question Nos. 1-10 are of 1 mark each. The answers to these questions should not exceed
20 words each.
3. Question Nos. 11-20 are of 2 marks each. The answers to these questions should not
exceed 40 words each.
4. Question Nos. 21-30 are of 4 marks each. The answers to these questions should not
exceed 100 words each.
5. Question Nos. 31-35 are of 6 marks each. The answers to these questions should not
exceed 150 words each.

1 . Which event does “9/11” refer to in the context of contemporary world politics? 1

2 . Fill in the blanks:
The origin of the European Union can be traced to the —————— Plan
sponsored by the ———————————————— to support the
European countries to recover from the Second World War. 1

3 . Correct and rewrite the following:
The UN Security Council has seven permanent members. A majority of the
permanent members can ‘veto’ any decision of the Security Council. 1

4 . State the full form of CTBT. 1

5 . What was the most important recommendation of the States Reorganisation
Commission? 1

6 . What is meant by Planned Development? 1

7 . Name the two leaders who were known for the following two slogans:
(a)  Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan ; (b)  Garibi Hatao 1

8 . Match the following four leaders with their parties just before the Lok Sabha
elections held in 1977
(a) Charan Singh (i) Congress for Democracy57
(b) D. K. Barooah (ii) Bharatiya Lok dal
(c) Jagjivan Ram (iii) Congress (R)
(d) Morarji Desai (iv) Congress (O) 1
9 . Correct and rewrite the following:
The Assam Movement was led by religious leaders who demanded the
expulsion of non-Hindus  from Assam 1

10 . Fill in the blanks:
A movement called —————————————————— protested
against the building of ————————————————— dam on
river Narmada. 1

11. Identify  two arenas of the Cold War with one example each. 2

12 . Identify the four countries marked A, B, C and D in the enclosed map given
below with Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. 2

13 . State any two differences between the economic policies followed by China
before and after 1978. 2

14. Give  two suggestions for the reform of the structures and processes of the
United Nations. 2

15 . State the two differences between the security challenges facing the newly
independent countries of Asia and Africa and the security challenges in Europe. 2

16 . State any two challenges that India faced at the time of Independence. 2

17. Name the original states from which the following states were carved out:
(a) Meghalaya; (b) Gujarat 2

18 . Arrange the following events in the correct chronological sequence, from
the earliest to the latest.
(a) First Nuclear Test conducted by India.
(b) Twenty year Treaty of Peace and Friendship between India and Soviet
(c) The Tashkent Agreement between India and Pakistan
(d) The Panchsheel declaration by India and China 2

19. State any two characteristics of non-party movements. 2

20. Identify one similarity and one difference between the crisis in Punjab and
Assam during the 1980s. 2

21 . Why did the two superpowers need smaller allies during the Cold War?
Give any four reasons. 1 x 4

22 . What does US hegemony mean in today’s world? Mention any two constrains
that operate on the US hegemony. 2 + 2

23. What according to you is the message of the following cartoon? What do
the two wheels in this bicycle represent? 2 + 2

24. The Indian Prime Minister is to visit China and you have been asked to prepare
a very brief note for him. Write one point each on the Indian and Chinese position
on the boarder dispute and economic cooperation. 2 + 2

25 . What are the  four components of the traditional notion of security from external
threats? Give one example of each. 1 x 4

2 6. What is meant by ‘Global Commons’? Suggest two steps for protection of Global
Commons. 2 + 2

27. Identify the four princely states marked  in the map given below  as A, B, C and
D. Mention the major problem faced in the integration of  any one of these states
into the Indian union. 2 + 2

28. Explain any  two aspects of India’s nuclear policy. 2 + 2

29 . Was the Congress split in 1969 avoidable? If the split had not taken place, how
could it have influenced the course of events in the 1970s? 2 + 2

30. What have been the major trends in the electoral performance of the Congress
and the BJP since 1989? 2 + 2

31 . Suppose the Cold War had not taken place and there were several major powers
at the end of the Second World War. How would that situation have affected
India’s foreign policy? Identify any three aspects or regions and imagine the
difference. 2 + 2 + 2