Madhya Pradesh Board Political Science Syllabus for Class 11


Madhya Pradesh Board Syllabus for Class 11 Political Science

Political Science syllabus for class XI of 2008-09 session

Time: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 100

 

Unit

Topics

Contents

Marks

Suggested Periods

Unit-1

Development of Political thoughts

(1) Development of political thoughts in India

 

(2) Development of western political thoughts

 

(3) Meaning, Definition and scope of Political Science.

 

(4) Significance and Importance of study of Political Science.

 

(5) Basic concepts of political science.

(A) Liberty

(B) Equality

(C) Social Justice (Need, Meaning, Definition and Importance)

(D) Role of the constitution in the implementation of Social Justice.

15

23

Unit-2

State

(1) Meaning and Definition

 

(2) Essential elements of State and its Characteristics

 

(3) Functions of State- Essential and optional

 

(4) Significance of State - Concept of welfare state.

8

14

Unit-3

Citizenship

(1) Meaning and Definition, Conditions to acquire and to loose citizenship

 

(2) Civil Rights - Meaning kinds and Importance.

 

(3) Civil duties - Moral, Political and Legal.

 

(4) Concept of Human Rights.

8

14

Unit-4

Constitution

(1) Meaning and Definition

(2) Types of constitution and importance.

6

10

Unit-5

Forms of Government

(1) Unitary and Federal System (Meaning, Definition and Characteristics)

 

(2) Presidential and Parliamentary System (Meaning, Definition and Characteristics)

8

14

Unit-6

Indian Political system

(1) Legislature

(A) Central legislature Organization and Powers (in short)

(B) State Legislature Organization and Powers (in short)

 

(2) Executive

(A) Central executive

Organization and Powers (in short)

(B) State executive

Organization and Powers (in short)

(3) Judiciary

(A) Supreme Court

Organization and jurisdiction (in short)

(B) High Court

Organization and jurisdiction (in short)

(C) Conditions of independent judiciary

 

(4) Bureaucracy

Definition, Merits and Demerits (in short)

15

23

Unit-7

Local Self government

(1) Necessity

(2) Urban Administration

(A) Municipal corporation, (Organization functions and source of income) -

(B) Municipalities (Organization functions and source of income)

(3) Rural Administration

(Three tier panchayati Raj System based on 73rd Constitutional Amendment with reference to Madhya Pradesh. (A) Gram Panchayat, (B) Janpad Panchayat, (C) Zila Panchayat (Organization, functions and source of Income)

12

22

Unit-8

Party System

(1) Definition, Types and party systems (in short)

 

(2) Functions of Political parties and their importance in democracy.

 

(3) Legal sanctions against defection (Indian context)

 

(4) Merits and demerits of party system (in short)

8

14

Unit-9

Right of Franchise and Electoral system

(1) Right to vote and Universal Adult Franchise

 

(2) Electoral System

Direct, Indirect and Secret voting Merits and Demerits.

(3) Representative System
(Single Transferable and List System)

(4) Indian Election Commission (Organization, Procedures, functions and Powers)

10

13

Unit-10

Public Opinion

(1) Meaning and Definition

 

(2) Instruments of its formation

 

(3) Hindrances in forming Public Opinion

 

(4) Conditions necessary for the formation of healthy Public Opinion

10

13

 

Repitation

 

 

20

 

 

Subject teachers are supposed to give some project work to students relating to the subject matter as an assignment to evaluate their skills developed during teaching and learning process.

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