Sample Papers For Political Science Cbse Board

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Sample Papers For Political Science Cbse
Sample Papers For Political Science Cbse Board
Political Science is a subject of CBSE class 12 Arts stream. The subject is all about the politics, the
constitution, how to run a government? Why constitution was framed? When it was amended? Why it
was amended? And so on and so forth many things are there which are associated with this particular
subject. Though at times students feel boring but believe me if you concentrate on it, no other subject will
fascinate you more than this subject. The Political Science question paper consists of 100 marks
The question papers consist of 35 questions. Questions 1-10 are all 1 mark questions and students are
required to answer them in not more than 20 words. Questions 11-20 are all 2 marks questions and
students are required to answer them in not more than 40 words. Questions 21-30 are all 4 marks
questions and students are required to answer them in not more than 100 words. Questions 31-35 are all
6 marks questions and students are required to answer them in not more than 150 words. The time
allotted for answering all the questions is 3 hours . CBSE Social Science is one of the core subjects.
CBSE Syllabus provides the fundamental knowledge to pursue Social Science in higher Studies.
The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human
groups and individuals including anthropology, communication studies, economics, human geography,
history, political science, psychology and sociology.
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Part A: Contemporary world Politics
1. Cold War Era in World Politics :Emergence of two power blocs after the second world war. Arenas of
the cold war. Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic
order. India and the cold war.
2. Disintegration of theSecond World and the Collapse of
Bipolarity. New entities in world politics: Russia, Balkan states and Central Asian states, Introduction
of democratic politics and capitalism in post-communist regimes. India,Russia and other post-communist
3. US Dominance in World Politics: Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to 9/11
and attack on Iraq. Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology. India renegotiation of
its relationship with the USA.
4. Alternative Centres of Economic and Political Power: Rise of China as an economic power in post-Mao
era, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India changing relations with China.
5. South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era: Democratisation and its reversals in Pakistan and Nepal. Ethnic
conflict in Sri Lanka, Impact of economic globalization on the region. Conflicts and efforts for peace in
South Asia. India relations with its neighbours.
6. International Organizations in a unipolar World: Restructuring and the future of the UN. India position
in the restructured UN. Rise of new international actors: new international economic organisations,
NGOs. How democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?
7. Security in Contemporary World: Traditional concerns of security and politics of disarmament. Non-
traditional or human security: global poverty, health and education. Issues of human rights and migration.
8. Globalisation and Its Critics. Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of
consequences of globalisation. Anti-globalisation movements. India as an arena of globalization and
struggle against it.
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Part B: Politics of India Since Independence
9. Era of One-Party Dominance: First three general elections, nature of Congress dominance at the
national level, uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition
10. Nation-Building and Its Problems: Nehru approach to nation-building: Legacy of partition: challenge of
resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Organisation and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over
11. Politics of Planned Development Five year plans, expansion of state sector and the rise of new
economic interests. Famine and suspension of five year plans. Green revolution and its political fallouts.
12. India External Relations Nehru foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and
1971. India nuclear programme and shifting alliances in world politics.
13. Challenge to and Restoration of Congress System: Political succession after Nehru. Non-
Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress victory in 1971.
14. Crisis of the Constitutional Order: Search for bureaucracy and judiciary. Navnirman movement in
Gujarat and the Bihar movement. Emergency: context, constitutional and extra-constitutional dimensions,
resistance to emergency. 1977 elections and the formation of Janata Party. Rise of civil
liberties organisations.
15. Regional Aspirations and Conflicts Rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti-Sikh riots of
1984. The Kashmir situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.
16. Rise of New Social Movements: Farmers movements, Women movement, Environment and
Development-affected people movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its
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