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Organisation : Gujarat Public Service Commission
Post : Main Exam, Gujarat Administrative Service Class-1 & Class-2
Document Type : Sample Paper
Subject : Political Science
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GPSC Main Exam Political Science Sample Paper

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Time : 3 Hours
Total Marks : 200


(1) The question paper has been divided into three parts, A, B and C. The number of questions to be attempted and their marks are indicated in each part.

(2) Answers of all the questions of each part should be written continuously in the answer sheet and should not be mixed with other parts’ Answer. In the event of answer found, which are belongs to other part, such answers will not be assessed by examiner.

(3) The candidate should write the answer within the limit of words prescribed in the parts A, B and C.
(4) If there is any difference in English language question and its Gujarati Translation, then English language question will be considered as valid.

(5) Answer should be written in one of the two languages. Write in the language (English or Gujarati) preference given by you. Answer should not be written in both the languages in the same paper.

Sample Question

Instructions :
(1) Question No. 1 to 20.
(2) Attempt all 20 questions.
(3) Each question carries 2 marks.
(4) Answer should be given approximately in 20 to 30 words.

Part – A

1. Explain meaning of Political Science.
2. Define comparative politics.
3. What is meant by ‘Post-behaviouralism’ ?
4. Briefly identify ‘Three Generations of Rights’.
5. What is ‘Social Justice’ ?

6. What is ‘Cooperative Federalism’ ?
7. What is the importance of ‘Inter-State Council’ ?
8. What is ‘Democratic Deficit’ ?
9. What are ‘Parliamentary Privileges’ ?
10. Define ‘Interest Group’.

11. What is ‘Balance of Power’ ?
12. What is ‘Double Veto’ ?
13. Describe the ‘Four branches of knowledge as enunciated in Arthashastra’.
14. Explain the ‘Accommodation principle’ of constituent assembly of India.
15. Write about Article 368 of Constitution of India.

16. Right to Education in India.
17. Explain Gandhi’s doctrine of Trusteeship.
18. What are ‘Bretton Woods Institutions’ ?
19. What is European Union ?
20. Objectives of SAARC.

Part – B

Instructions :
(1) Question No. 21 to 32.
(2) Attempt all 12 questions.
(3) Each question carries 5 marks.
(4) Answer should be given approximately in 50 to 60 words.

21. Explain liberal view of politics.
22. ‘Authority is legitimate power.’ Comment.
23. Explain the significance of bureaucracy.
24. ‘Ambedkar was a crusader against social injustices.’ Elucidate.
25. What is ‘National Interest’ ?
26. ‘There are political parties but no party system in India.’ Comment.
27. Explain significance of Article 111 of the Indian Constitution.
28. Explain importance of ‘India’s Look East Policy’.
29. Analyse the impact of Globalisation on sovereignty of State.
30. Examine the significance of the concept of Dharma in Dharmashastra.
31. Explain the Doctrine of Basic structure of the Constitution of India.
32. Identify the elements of change in India’s foreign policy.

Part – C

Instructions :
(1) Question No. 33 to 39.
(2) Attempt any 5 out of 7 questions.
(3) Each question carries 20 marks.
(4) Answer should be given approximately in 200 words.

33. ‘Liberty without equality degenerates into license and equality without liberty lapses into uniformity’. Discuss.
34. Examine the original intent and contemporary content of the Indian federal system.

35. What is meant by Judicial Review ? How far ‘Judicial Review’ by the apex court has protected the letter and spirit of the Constitution of India ? Give your views.
36. “Structural-Functionalism is regarded as a widely known general approach to the study of comparative politics.” Explain.

37. ‘The UN Charter has over lived its Utility and needs change in the Contemporary World’ – Examine the statement and prepare a reform agenda of the UN Charter.
38. “Environmental problems and International Terrorism are major global issues in the New Millennium.” Discuss
39. Give arguments in favour of India’s claim to permanent seat in the Security Council.

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