Senior School Certificate Examination (XI-XII) Political Science 2018-19

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CBSE Curriculum for Senior School Certificate Examination (XI-XII) Political Science 2018-19

22. POLITICAL SCIENCE (Code No. 028) CBSE
(2018-19)
Rationale
At the senior secondary level students who opt Political Science are given an opportunity to get introduced to the diverse concerns of a Political Scientist. At this level there is a need to enable students to engage with political processes that surround them and provide them with an understanding of the historical context that has shaped the present. The different courses introduce the students to the various streams of the discipline of Political Science: Political Theory, Indian Politics and International Politics. Concerns of the other two streams – Comparative Politics and Public Administration- are accommodated at different places in these courses. In introducing these streams, special care has been taken not to burden the students with the current jargon of the discipline. The basic idea here is to lay the foundations for a serious engagement
with the discipline at the under graduation stage.
Objectives:
Indian Constitution at Work
·   Enable students to understand the historical processes and the circumstances in which the Constitution
was drafted.
·   Provide opportunity for students to become familiar with the diverse visions that guided the makers of the Indian Constitution.
·   Enable students to identify certain key features of the Constitution and compare these to other constitutions in the world.
·   Analyse the ways in which the provisions of the Constitution have worked in real political life.
Political Theory
·   Develop the skills for logical reasoning and abstraction.
·   Inculcate attention to and respect for viewpoints other than one’s own.
·   Introduce students to the different political thinkers in relation to a concept and in everyday social life.
·   Enable students to meaningfully participate in and develop internal concerns of the political life that surrounds them.
·   Encourage the students to analyse any unexamined prejudices that one may have inherited.
Contemporary World Politics
·   Enable the students to expand their horizons beyond India and make sense of the political map of contemporary world.
·   Familiarise the students with some of the key political events and processes in the post cold war era.
·   Equip students to be conscious of the way in which global events and processes shape our everyday lives.
·   Strengthen their capacity for political analysis by thinking of contemporary developments in a historical perspective.
Politics in India after Independence
·   Enable students to become familiar with some of the key political events and figures in the post- independence period.
·   Develop skills of political analysis through an understanding of events and processes of recent history.
·   Develop their capacity to link macro processes with micro situations and their own life.
·   Encourage the students to take a historical perspective of making sense of contemporary India.
POLITICAL SCIENCE (028)
Class XI, 2018-19
One Paper                                                                                                                           Max Marks : 100
Time: 3 hrs.
UnitsPeriods: 220Marks: 100
Part A: Indian Constitution at work
1Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution1712
2Rights in the Indian Constitution16
3Election and Representation1110
4The Executive11
5The Legislature1110
6The Judiciary11
7Federalism1110
8Local Governments11
9Constitution as a living document118
Total11050
Part B: Political Theory
10Political Theory : An Introduction1010
11Freedom11
12Equality1110
13Social Justice12
14Rights1110
15Citizenship11
16Nationalism1110
17Secularism11
18Peace1110
19Development11
Total11050
CBSE COURSE CONTENT
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 Constitution16 Periods
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 Representation11 Periods
Elections and Democracy, Election System in India, Reservation of Constituencies, Free and
Fair Elections, Electoral Reforms
4.Legislature11 Periods
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.Executive11 Periods
What is an Executive? Different Types of Executive. Parliamentary Executive in India, Prime
Minister and Council of Ministers. Permanent Executive: Bureaucracy.
6.Judiciary11 Periods
Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? Structure of the Judiciary, Judicial Activism, Judiciary
and Rights, Judiciary and Parliament.
7.Federalism11 Periods
What is Federalism? Federalism in the Indian Constitution, Federalism with a strong
Central Government, conflicts in India’s federal system, Special Provisions.
8.Local Governments11 Periods
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 Document11 Periods
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.Political Theory: An Introduction10 Periods
What is Politics? What do we study in Political Theory? Putting Political Theory to practice.
Why should we study Politial Theory?
11.Freedom11 Periods
The Ideal of Freedom. What is Freedom? Why do we need constraints? Harm principle.
Negative and Positive Liberty.
12.Equality11 Periods
Significance of Equality. What is Equality? Various dimensions of Equality. How can we
promote Equality?
13.Social Justice12 Periods
What is Justice? Just Distribution. Justice as fairness. Pursuing Social Justice.
14.Rights11 Periods
What are Rights? Where do Rights come from? Legal Rights and the State. Kinds of Rights.
Rights and Responsibilities.
15.Citizenship11 Periods
What is citizenship? Citizen and Nation, Universal Citizenship, Global Citizenship
16.Nationalism11 Periods
Nations and Nationalism, National Self-determination, Nationalism and Pluralism
17.Secularism11 Periods
What is Secularism? What is Secular State? The Western and the Indian approaches to Secularism.
Criticisms and Rationale of Indian Secularism.
18.Peace11 Periods
What is Peace? Can violence ever promote peace? Peace and the State. Different Approaches to the
pursuit of peace. Contemporary challenges to peace.
19.Development11 Periods
What is development? Dominant, development Model and alternative conceptions
of development.
Prescribed Books:
1.   Indian Constitution at work, Class XI, Published by NCERT
2.   Political Theory, Class XI, Published by NCERT
Note: The above textbooks are also available in Hindi and Urdu versions.
CBSE POLITICAL SCIENCEQUESTION PAPER DESIGN 2018-19
Code No. 028
CLASS-XI
Time: 3 HoursMax. Marks: 100
S.
No
Typology of QuestionsLearning 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 Qus. Picture based inter- pretation (5 Marks)Long Answer II
(6
Marks)
Marks%
weig htage
1Remembering- (Knowledge based Simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories; Identify, define, or recite, information)Reasoning Analytical
Skills Critical thinking
1222222%
2Understanding- (Comprehension –to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase information)22112121%
3Application (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)111122525%
4High 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)121112020%
5Evaluation – (Appraise, judge, and/or justify the value or worth of a decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes)11111212%
Total1×5=52×5=104×6=245×3=155×2=106×6=36100100%
POLITICAL SCIENCE (Code No. 028)
CLASS XI (2018-19)
CBSE Question Paper Design
One Paper                                                                                                                                    100 Marks
Time: 3 hrs.
UnitsPeriodsMarks
1Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution1712
2Rights of the Indian Constitution16
3Election and Representation1110
4Executive11
5Legislature1110
6Judiciary11
7Federalism1110
8Local Governments11
9Constitution as a Living Document1108
Total11050
10Political Theory : An Introduction1010
11Freedom11
12Equality1110
13Social Justice12
14Rights1110
15Citizenship11
16Nationalism1110
17Secularism11
18Peace1110
19Development11
Total11050
3.     Weightage of Difficulty Level
Estimated difficulty levelPercentage
Difficult20%
Average50%
Easy30%
4.      Scheme of Options:
There is internal choice for long answer questions of 6 marks.
There are three passage – based questions of 5 marks each. No questions from plus (+) boxes.
5.     In order to assess different mental abilities of learners, question paper is likely to include questions
based on passages, visuals such as maps, cartoons, etc. No factual question will be asked on the information given in the plus (+) boxes in the textbooks.
POLITICAL SCIENCE (Code No. 028)
Class XII (2018-19)
One Paper                                                                                                                         Max. Marks: 100
Time: 3 hrs.
UnitsPeriodsMarks
Part A: Contemporary World Politics
1Cold War Era1414
2The End of bipolarity13
3US Hegemony in World Politics1316
4Alternative centres of Power11
5Contemporary South Asia13
6International Organizations1310
7Security in Contemporary World11
8Environment and Natural Resources1110
9Globalisation11
Total11050
Part B: Politics in India since Independence
10Challenges of Nation-Building1316
11Era of One-party Dominance12
12Politics of Planned Development11
13India’s External relations136
14Challenges to the Congress System1312
15Crisis of the Democratic Order13
16Rise of Popular Movements1116
17Regional aspirations11
18Recent Developments in Indian Politics13
Total11050
Part A: Contemporary World Politics
COURSE CONTENTS
1Cold War Era
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.
14
Periods
2The End 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’s relations with Russia and other post-communist countries.
13
Periods
3US Hegemony 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’s renegotiation of its relationship
with the USA.
13
Periods
4Alternative Centres of Power
Rise of China as an economic power in post-Maoera, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India’s changing relations with China.
11
Periods
5Contemporary South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era
Democratisation 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’s relations with its neighbours.
13
Periods
6International Organizations
Restructuring and the future of the UN. India’s 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?
13
Periods
7Security 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.
11
Periods
8Environment and Natural Resources
Environment movement and evolution of global environmental norms. Conflicts over traditional and common property resources. Rights of indigenous people. India’s stand in global environmental debates.
11
Periods
9Globalisation
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.
11
Periods
Part B: Politics in India since Independence
10Challenges of Nation- Building
Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: challenge of ‘refugee’ resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Organisation and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over language.
13
Periods
11Era 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 parties.
12
Peroids
12Politics 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.
11
Periods
13India’s External Relations
Nehru’s foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India’s nuclear programme. Shifting alliance in world politics.
13
Periods
14Challenges to the Congress System
Political succession after Nehru. Non-Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress’ victory in 1971 elections, politics of ‘garibi hatao’.
13
Periods
15Crisis of the Democratic Order
Search for ‘committed’ 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.
13
Periods
16Popular Movements in India
Farmers’ movements, Women’s movement, Environment and Development-affected people’s movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.
11
Periods
17Regional Aspirations
Rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti Sikh riots of 1984. The Kashmir situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.
11
Periods
18Recent Developments in Indian politics
Participatory upsurge in1990s. Rise of the JD and the BJP. Increasing role of regional parties and coalition politics. Coalition governments:
NDA (1998 – 2004)
UPA (2004 – 2014)
NDA (2014 onwards)
13
Periods
Prescribed Books:
1.   Contemporary World Politics, Class XII, Published by NCERT
2.   Politics in India since Independence, Class XII, Published by NCERT
Note: The above textbooks are also available in Hindi and Urdu versions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE CBSEQUESTION PAPER DESIGN
Code No. 028
2018-19CLASS-XII
Time: 3 HoursMax. Marks: 100
S.
No
Typology of QuestionsLearning Outcomes & Testing SkillsVery Short Answer (1
Mark)
Very Short Answer

(2
Marks)
Short Answer (4
Marks)
Long Answer I (5
Marks)
based on Passages and Picutres
Map Question Picture based inter-
pretation (5 Marks)
Long Answer II
(6
Marks)
Marks%
weight age
1Remembering- (Knowledge based Simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories; Identify, define, or recite, information)Reasoning Analytical Skills
Critical
thinking
1222222%
2Understanding- (Comprehension –to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase information)22112121%
3Application (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)111122525%
4High 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)
121112020%
5Evaluation- (Appraise, judge, and/or justify the value or worth of a decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes)11111212%
Total1×5=52×5=104×6=245×3=155×2=106×6=36100100%
Note: Care to be taken to cover all chapters.
The weightage or the distribution of marks over the different dimensions paper shall be as follows:-
1.      Weightage of Content
Part A: Contemporary World Politics
UnitsMarks
1Cold War Era14
2The End of Bipolarity
3US Hegemony in World Politics16
4Alternative Centres of Power
5Contemporary South Asia
6International Organizations10
7Security in Contemporary World
8Environment and Natural Resources10
9Globalization
Total50
Part B: Politics in India since Independence
UnitsMarks
10Challenges of Nation-Building16
11Era of One-Party Dominance
12Politics of Planned Development
13India’s External Relations6
14Challenges to the Congress System12
15Crisis of the Democratic Order
16Rise of Popular Movements16
17Regional Aspirations
18Recent Developments in Indian Politics
Total50
2.     Weightage of Difficulty Level
Estimated difficulty levelPercentage
Difficult20%
Average50%
Easy30%
3.      Scheme of Options:
There is internal choice for long answer questions. Map question has choice only with another map.
There are three passage-based or picture-based questions.
4.     In order to assess different mental abilities of learners, question paper is likely to include questions
based on passages, visuals such as maps, cartoons, etc. No factual question will be asked on the information given in the plus(+) boxes in the textbooks.

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