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Political Science class 11th Syllabus 2021 Download PDF

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Subject : Political Science
Session : 2020-2021
Board    : JKBOSE
Class      : 11th



Unit : I 
Indian Constitution at work:

1.   Making of the constitution:
Why do we need constitution? What does a constitution do? Who made our constitution? How did the country’s partition affect the working of the constitution assembly? What were the sources of constitutions?     (4 marks) 


2.   Fundamental Rights: 
Why do we need for a bill of rights in the constitution? What are the fundamental rights provided by the constitution? Why was the right of the property removed from fundamental rights? How have the interpretation by the courts influenced Fundamental Rights? How has provision of Fundamental Rights provided the basis for civil liberties movement in India? What are the fundamental Duties?           (6 Marks) 


3.System of representational democracy: 
What are the different methods of election? How do these methods affect parties and politics? Why was the post system chosen in India? What have been the effects of this system? Why is there a system of reserved seats? What are the provisions to ensure free and fair elections? What does the Election Commission do?           (6 Marks) 


Unit II

4. Executive in a parliamentary system: 
Why are parliamentary system chosen over other forms of government? Why does the parliamentary system need a constitutional head? How are the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers elected? What are the formal and real powers of the President of India? What are the powers of Prime Minister or the Chief Ministers and the Council of Ministers? What are the powers of the Governor?       (6 marks) 

5. Legislature at the central and state level
Why does the Parliament of India have two Houses? How are the parliament and the state Assembles constituted? What are the 3 powers of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha? How are the laws passed? How the executive is made accountable? What are the constitutional means to prevent defection?           (4 Marks) 


6. Judiciary: 
What is the rule of law? Why do we need an independent judiciary? What are the provisions that ensure the independence of judiciary in India? How are judges appointed? What are the powers of the Supreme Court and the High Courts? How do they use their powers for public interest?      (5 Marks) 

7. Federalism
What is Federalism? How does federalism ensure accommodation of diversities? In which ways is the Indian constitution federal? In which ways does the constitution strengthen the centre? Why are there special provision for some states and areas?         (4 Marks) 

8. Local Government: 
Why do we need decentralization of powers? What has been the status of local government in the constitution? What are the basic features of rural and urban local governments? Why has been the effect of giving constitutional status to local governments?           (5 Marks) 

9. Political philosophy underlying the constitution: 
What are the core provisions of the constitution? What are the visions underlying these core provisions? How are these shaped by modern Indian political thought?               (5 Marks) 


10. Constitution as a living document:

 How has the constitution changed since it inception? What further changes are being debated? What has the working of democracy done to the constitution?  (5 Marks) 


11. Introduction to Political Theory:
 What is Politics? Do we find politics in seemingly nonpolitical domain? Can political argument be resolved through reasoning? Why do we need political theory?        (5 Marks) 

12. Freedom:
 Why is freedom? What are reasonable constrains on individual liberty? How are limits defined?         (5 Marks) 

13. Equality:
Do all differences involve inequality? Does equality simply saneness? What are the major forms of inequality? How can equality be realized?      (5 Marks) 

14. Social Justice: 
Is justice all about fairness? What is the relationship between justice and equality? What are the different forms of injustice? In which ways can justice be secured?   (5 marks) 

15. Rights: 
How is a right different from any claim? What are the major kinds of right claims? How do we resolve a conflict between individual and community rights? How does the state enable and obstruct rights?(6 Marks) 

16. Citizenship:
 Who is a citizen? What are relevant grounds for inclusion and exclusion? How are new claims to citizenship negotiated? Can we have a global citizenship?   (5 Marks) 


17. Nationalism: 
How are the boundaries of a nation defined? Must every nation have a state? What demands can a nation make of its citizens? What is the basis of the right to self-determination?     (5 Marks) 

18. Secularism: 
What is secularism? Which domains of life does it relate to? What is a secular state? Why do we need secular state in modern life? Is secularism suitable for India?  (6 Marks) 


19. Peace:
What is peace? Does peace always require non-violence? Under what conditions is war justified? Can armament promote global peace?     (4 Marks) 


20. Development: 
What is development? Is there a universally accepted model of development? How to balance the claims of present generation with claims of future generation? (4 Marks) 


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