HCS political science and international relations paper 2011
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HCS political science and international relations paper 2011

HCS Mains-2011 Political Science and International Relations  (Code-17) 

Time: 3 Hours                    Maximum Marks: 150

Note: Attempt any FIVE questions. All Questions carry equal marks. Question No. 1 is compulsory. Answer any two questions from Part-I and two questions from Part-II. The parts of same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

1.Write brief notes on any four of the following: (4 x 7.5=30)

(a) “Plato’s Republic was more of a treatise on Education than on government.” - (Rousseau). In the light of this statement, discuss Plato’s Theory of Education.

(b) What do you know about the legal, political and socio—economic  dimensions of justice?

(c) Discuss the role of the electoral process in upli?ment of the dalits.

(d) Examine the justi?cation behind India’s Nonvaligned Foreign Policy in the post-independence period.

(e) Discuss “the role of World Bank in World politics.

(f) Has India’s foreign policy become more pragmatic in the recent times?


  1. Examine the Marxist approach to political theory. (30)
  2. What were the various dimensions of Swaraj in M.K.Gandhi’s political philosophy?             (30)
  3. Bring out the common and unique features of the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution of India. Do you think that these amendments would contribute to the achievements of ‘gender’ and ‘social justice’ at the grassroots level? (30)


  1. Evaluate the main aspects of Classical Realism. .  (30)
  2. How does Sino-lndian relationship operate in the complex geo-political environment of Asia? Give reasons. (30)
  3. Assess the merits of India’s case against signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).                     (30)