CBSE Board Class 12 Political Science Previous Year Question Papers 2010

CBSE Board Previous Year Question Papers 2010 for Class 12 Political Science

class 12
previous paper 2010
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100
General Instructions :
(i) All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Marks for each question are indicated against it.
(iii) Question numbers  1 to  10 are of  two marks each. The answers to these questions
should not exceed  50 words each.
(iv) Question numbers  11 to  20 are of  four marks each. The answers to these questions
should not exceed  100 words each.
(v) Question numbers  21 to  25 are of  eight marks each. The answer to these questions
should not exceed  200 words each.

1. Explain political socialisation. 2

2. What is the relationship between law and liberty ? 2

3. Differentiate between Socialism and Communism. 2

4. What do you imply by the term ‘criminalisation of politics’ ? 2

5. What is the importance of Universal Adult Franchise in a democracy ? 2

6. Will the politics of coalition government lead to two party system in India ? 2

7. Write a short note on National Literacy Mission. 2

8. What is the significance of opinion polls ? 2

9. Write a short note on 'Inequalities and Politics'. 2

10. Mention at least four of the seven countries that form the SAARC. 2

11. How is the concept of dharma valuable to the states and the individuals ? 4

12. Discuss the relationship between Rights and Duties. 4

13. Define a welfare state. How far is it correct to call India a welfare state ? 2+2

14. “The notion of Humanism is common to both Gandhism and Marxism.” Comment. 4

15. Write a critical note on the National Commission for Women in India. 4

16. Is reservation the right answer to the problems of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes in India ? How can we provide them economic upliftment ? 4

17. What are the reasons for regional imbalances in India ? 4

18. Are socio-economic factors the cause for communalism in India ? Discuss. 4

19. What steps should be taken to make the elections truly representative of the strength of
political parties ? 4

20. What do you mean by Panchsheel ? Does it still form the basis of India’s foreign policy ? 3+1

21. Define    Comparative    Politics.    Differentiate   between   the   traditional    and    modern
approaches to the study of Comparative Politics. 8
Write short notes on (a) the institutional approach and (b) the behavioural approach to
the study of Comparative Politics. 4+4

22. Define Justice. Explain the three important dichotomies in the concept of justice. 2+6
Is it possible to promote equality with the help of law ? Give arguments in support of
your answer. 8

23. Write a critical note on the role of Indian National Congress in nation-building. 8
What are the main agencies for the formulation and expression of public opinion ?

24. Write a critical note on India’s changing relations with the USA. 8
What    steps    would    you   suggest   to   improve   the   relationship   between   India
and Pakistan ?

25. “Liberalism is individualism plus democracy.” Explain. 8
What were the causes for the rise and fall of Fascism ?