Question Paper - Political Science 2013 - 2014-CBSE 12th-Class 12 CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) (CBSE)



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SubjectPolitical Science
Year2013 - 2014 (March)

Marks: 100
Q: 1[1]

Why was Operation desert storm fought against Iraq?

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Q: 2[1]

What is the full form of “SAARC”?

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Q: 3[1]

State any one important objective of the United Nation.

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Q: 4[1]

What is the meant by ‘disarmament’?

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Q: 5[1]

Mention the main recommendation of the state reorganization Commission of 1953.

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Q: 6[1]

Who was the founder of Bhartiya Jana Sangh?

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Q: 7[1]

Which two political parties were the major partners in the ruling alliance after the 1971 General Election to the Lok Sabha.

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Q: 8[1]

Name the political party which came to power at the Centre in 1977.

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Q: 9[1]

Mention any two main demands of the Bharatiya Kisan Union in 1980s.

Describe any four demands made by the Bharatiya Kisan Union after 1980.

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Q: 10[1]

Name the two alliances/fronts that formed the Government at the Centre in 1989 and 1996 respectively.

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Q: 11[2]

Name any two foreign leaders, along with the countries they belonged to, who are recognized as the founders of the Non-aligned Movement.

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Q: 12[2]

What is meant of shock therapy?

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Q: 13[2]

Trace the evolution process of the European Union.

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Q: 14[2]

Mention any two functions of the World Bank?

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Q: 15[2]

Highlight any two threats to a country’s security as per the traditional notion of security.

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Q: 16[2]

Identity any two consequences of the partition of India 1947.

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Q: 17[2]

Differentiate between the capitalist and the socialist models of development.

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Q: 18[2]

Highlight the contribution made by Jawaharlal Nehru to the foreign policy of India.

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Q: 19[2]

What does the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Articles 370 mean?

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Q: 20[2]

How does party-based movement differ from non-party movement?

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Q: 21[4]

Why did the superpowers need smaller states as their allies? Explain any four reasons.

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Q: 22[4]

Study the cartoon given below carefully and answer the following questions:

i. The given cartoon is related to which country?

ii. Which two symbols in this cartoon helped in identifying the country?

iii. What message does this cartoon convey to the world?

Study the cartoon given below and answer the following questions:

  1. Which country does the given cartoon refer to?
  2. Identify the two symbols in this cartoon which have given you the clue about the related country.
  3. Where does the cartoon place the related country in the international power politics?
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Q: 23[4]

Explain the hegemony of the United States of America as structural power.

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Q: 24[4]

Explain any four causes of ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.

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Q: 25[4]

Explain any four components of India’s security strategy.

Describe any two important components of India's security strategy.

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Q: 26[4]

What is globalization? Highlight any three causes of globalization.

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Q: 27[4]

Describe the organization of the Congress party as a social and ideological coalition.

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Q: 28[4]

Explain India's nuclear policy.

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Q: 29[4]

Evaluate the consequences of declaration of emergency in 1975.

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Q: 30[4]

In the given political map of India, four places are marked as A, B, C and D. Identify them with the help of information given below and write their correct names in the answer-book along with their serial numbers and the alphabets concerned:

i. The State related to Chipko Movement.

ii. The State where a special opinion poll was held asking people to decide if they wanted to merge with Maharashtra or remain separate.

iii. The State out of which the States of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were created.

iv. The State related to Narmada Sagar project.

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Q: 31 | Attempt any one[6]
Q: 31.1[6]

Examine any six consequences of the disintegration of USSR.

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Q: 31.2[6]

‘Non-aligned Movement (NAM) has becomNon-aligned Movement (NAM) has become irrelevant today.’ De irrelevant today.’ Do you agree with the statement? Support your answer with any three suitable arguments.

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Q: 32 | Attempt any one[6]
Q: 32.1[6]

Analyse India’s stand on any three environmental issues.

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Q: 32.2[6]

Assess any three basis on which globalisation is being resisted in India.

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Q: 33 | Attempt any one[6]
Q: 33.1[6]

Explain any three reasons for the dominance of Congress Party in the first three general elections in India.

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Q: 33.2[6]

How did the reorganization of States take place in India after its independence? Explain.

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Q: 34 | Attempt any one[6]
Q: 34.1[6]

Examine any six reasons for the imposition of emergency in India in 1975.

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Q: 34.2[6]

Examine the major issues which led to the split of Congress part in 1969.

Explain any three causes of the split in the Congress Party in 1969?

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Q: 35 | Attempt any one[6]
Q: 35.1[6]

Study the passage the given below and answer the following questions that follow:

Sardar Sarovar project is a multipurpose mega-scale dam. It required relocation of around two and a half lakh people from the villages. Issues of relocation and proper rehabilitations of the project-affected people were first raised by the local activist group. It was around 1988-89 that the issues crystallized under the banner of the NBAa loose collector of local voluntary organization.


i. Why is the Sardar Sarovar Project mentioned as multipurpose mega-scale dam?

ii. Why was it opposed by the villagers?

iii. Name the organizations which led the movement against this project

iv. What was the main demand of the local activist group?

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Q: 35.2[6]

Study the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

India adopted a democratic approach to the question of diversity. Democracy allows the political expressions of regional aspirations and does not look upon them as antinational. Besides, democratic politics allows parties and groups to address the people on the basis of their regional identity, aspiration and specific regional problems.


i. Which type of diversity exists in India?

ii. Name any two political parties that represent regional identity.

iii. Mention any one movement that expresses regional aspiration.

iv. How does democracy treat the regional issues and problem?

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