CLASS–XI (2017-18)


One Theory Paper                                                                                                      Marks: 100

Political Science                                                                                                       Time: 3 hrs.

Units   Periods: 220 Marks: 100
Part A: Indian Constitution at work    
1 Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution 17 12
2 Rights in the Indian Constitution 16
3 Election and Representation 11 10
4 The Executive 11
5 The Legislature 11 10
6 The Judiciary 11
7 Federalism 11 10
8 Local Governments 11
9 Constitution as a living document 11 8
  Total 110 50
Part B: Political Theory    
10 Political Theory : An Introduction 10 10
11 Freedom 11
12 Equality 11 10
13 Social Justice 12
14 Rights 11 10
15 Citizenship 11
16 Nationalism 11 10
17 Secularism 11
18 Peace 11 10
19 Development 11
  Total 110 50



Part A : Indian Constitution at Work

  1. Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution 17 Periods
    Consitution: Why and How, The making of the Constitution, the Constituent Assembly, Procedural achievements and Philosophy of the Constitution.
  2. Rights in the Indian Constitution
    The importance of Rights, Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution, Directive Principles of State Policy, Relationship between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
  3. Election and Representation
    Elections and Democracy, Election System in India, Reservation of Constituencies, Free and Fair Elections, Electoral Reforms
  4. Legislature
    Why do we need a Parliament? Two Houses of Parliament. Functions and Power of the Parliament, Legislative functions, control over Executive. Parliamentary committees. Self-regulation.
  5. Executive
    What is an Executive? Different Types of Executive. Parliamentary Executive in India, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. Permanent Executive: Bureaucracy.
  6. Judiciary
    Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? Structure of the Judiciary, Judicial Activism, Judiciary and Rights, Judiciary and Parliament.
  7. Federalism
    What is Federalism? Federalism in the Indian Constitution, Federalism with a strong Central Government, conflicts in India's federal system, Special Provisions.
  8. Local Governments
    Why do we need Local Governments? Growth of Local Government in India, 73rd and 74th Amendments, implementation of 73rd and 74th Amendments.
  9. Constitution as a Living Document
    Are Constitutions static? The procedure to amend the Constitution. Why have there been so many amendments? Basic Structure and Evolution of the Constitution. Constitution as a Living Document.

    Part B
    : Political Theory

  10. An Introduction
    What is Politics? What do we study in Political Theory? Putting Political Theory to practice. Why should we study Politial Theory?
  11. Freedom
    The Ideal of Freedom. What is Freedom? Why do we need constraints? Harm principle. Negative and Positive Liberty.
  12. Equality
    Significance of Equality. What is Equality? Various dimensions of Equality. How can we promote Equality?
  13. Social Justice
    What is Justice? Just Distribution. Justice as fairness. Pursuing Social Justice.
  14. Rights
    What are Rights? Where do Rights come from? Legal Rights and the State. Kinds of Rights. Rights and Responsibilities.
  15. Citizenship
    What is citizenship? Citizen and Nation, Universal Citizenship, Global Citizenship
  16. Nationalism
    Nations and Nationalism, National Self-determination, Nationalism and Pluralism
  17. Secularism
    What is Secularism? What is Secular State? The Western and the Indian approaches to Secularism. Criticisms and Rationale of Indian Secularism.
  18. Peace
    What is Peace? Can violence ever promote peace? Peace and the State. Different Approaches to the pursuit of peace. Contemporary challenges to peace.
  19. Development
    What is development? Dominant, development Model and alternative conceptions of development.
Code No. 028
Time: 3 Hours             Max. Marks: 100
Typology of Questions Learning Outcomes & Testing Skills Very Short Answer
(1 Mark)
Very Short Answer
(2 Marks)
Short Answer
(4 Marks)
Long Answer I (5 Marks) based on Passages

Map Question Picture based interpretation
(5 Marks)

Long Answer II
Marks %
weig htage
1 Remembering- (Knowledge based Simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories; Identify, define, or recite, information)
  • Reasoning
  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical thinking
  1 2   - 2 22 22%
2 Understanding- (Comprehension –to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase information) 2   2 1 - 1 21 21%
3 Application (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situations; Use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example, or solve a problem) 1 1   1 1 2 25 25%
4 High Order Thinking Skills (Analysis & Synthesis- Classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information; Organize and/or integrate unique pieces of information from a variety of sources) (includes Map interpretation) 1 2 1 1 - 1 20 20%
5 Evaluation - (Appraise, judge, and/or justify  the value or worth of a decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes based on values) 1 1 1 - 1 - 12 12%
Total 1x5=5 2x5=10 4x6=24 5x3=15 5x2=10 6x6=36 100 100%


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