What are Union Territories ?


These are areas which are too small to become an independent State but which could not be merged with any of the existing states.



Q 1.

What are Union Territories ?

Q 2.

Who governs the Union Territories ?

Q 3.

Critically analyse the Centre-State relations prior to 1990 and after. [CBSE 2013]

Q 4.

The sharing of power between the Union government and the state governments is basic to the structure of the Indian Constitution'. Explain.

Q 5.

What is Gram Panchayat ?

Q 6.

Mention any four major values which are reflected by federalism in India.

Q 7.

What is Zila Parishad ?

Q 8.

What is federalism ? [CBSE 2014]

Q 9.

What is a State List ?

Q 10.

How are village Sarpanch or Panches elected?

Q 11.

How judiciary acts as an umpire in a federal nation?

Q 12.

Mention any two subjects which are r included in the union list. Explain by giving reasons why these are included in  the union list.

Q 13.

Explain two achievements and two difficulties of the Icoal self-governments in India. [CBSE Comp. (O) 2008, Sept. 2011, 14]

Q 14.

What is a Union List ?

Q 15.

What is the importance of judiciary in a federal government ?

Q 16.

What is the rationale for decentralization of power ? Describe the functions of Rural Local Government. [CBSE 2013]

Q 17.

Mention the three tier system prevailing in India.

Q 18.

Categorise the following under Union list or Concurrent list.
(i) Currency (ii) Education

Q 19.

Name an Indian state which enjoys a special status.

Q 20.

How many languages have been recognised as scheduled languages?

Q 21.

Point out one feature in the practice of federalism in India that is similar to any one feature that is different from that of  Belgium.

Q 22.

Mention any two features of federalism.

Q 23.

What is Panchayat Samiti ?

Q 24.

Mention any four difficulties of the local government in India. [CBSE Comp. (O) 2008, Sept. 2010, 14]

Q 25.

Who is a Mayor ?

Q 26.

What is decentralisation ? [CBSE 2014]

Q 27.

Mention any four features of federalism. [CBSE 2008, 2009 (O), Sept. 2010, 2011, 2012]
Explain four features of the federal form of government. [CBSE 2008 Comp. (O) (D)]

Q 28.

Which law will remain prevalent if there is any conflict over a subject mentioned in the Concurrent list?

Q 29.

Which two languages have been identified as the official languages? [CBSE 2014]

Q 30.

Explain the major key features of federalism.
Describe any four features of the federalism. [CBSE 2011, 14]

Q 31.

There are two kinds of routes through which federations have been formed.' Name the two routes by giving one example of each.

Q 32.

Restructuring the Centre-State relations is an important way in which the Indian Federalism has been strengthened in practice.' Explain.

Q 33.

What is a Concurrent List ?

Q 34.

Explain the advantages of decentrali ¬sation. [CBSE Sept. 2010, 14]
Or .
Explain any four features of the third tier of government. [CBSE Sept. 2011]
Explain how the federal experiment has been successful in the matter of formation of states in India. [CBSE Sept. 2010]
Give two arguments in favour of decentralisation of powers to local governments. Give two provisions under the amendment of 1992 which empowers local governments in India. [CBSE Sept. 2011]
Assess the need for local government. [CBSE 2012, 14]

Q 35.

Define :
(a) Gram Panchayat
(b) Panchayat Samiti
(c) Zila Parishad
(d) Mayor

Q 36.

Why were the linguistic states created? What are their advantages ? [CBSE 2008 (Compt)]

Q 37.

Why did the makers of our Constitution declare India to be a ‘Union of states’ ? Why were some sub-political units of India given a special status ? [CBSE 2012]

Q 38.

Which is the highest tier of the Panchayati Raj ? Explain its composition.

Q 39.

India is a federal country.' Explain by giving examples.[CBSE Sept. 2012, 2013]
Explain the three fold distribution of legislative powers between the Union Government and the State Governments.
Mention any five main features which make India a federal country. [CBSE 2013]

Q 40.

Explain the language policy of Indian Federal. How is it different from Sri Lanka ?
Write any four characteristics of language policy of India. [CBSE 2011]
Describe in brief the language policy of India. [CBSE 2010]


Q 41.

What is Unitary Government ?

Q 42.

Explain the values reflected by the principle of decentralisation in India.

Q 43.

What is decentralisation ? What is the importance or need for decentralisation ? [CBSE Sept. 2010, 14]
"Do you take decentralisation as a mean to minimise the conflicts ?"Give your view point. [CBSE 2014]

Q 44.

What are the advantages of local governments ? [CBSE Sept. 2010]

Q 45.

Explain how the federal experiment has been successful in the matter of formation of states in India. [CBSE 2011]

Q 46.

What is a Panchayati Raj ? What is its importance ? [CBSE 2008 (F)]

Q 47.

"The creation of linguistic states was the first and major test for democratic politics in our country."Justify this statement. [CBSE 2011, 14]

Q 48.

"Belgium shifted from a unitary to a federal form of government". What key changes were brought in the political system under the above mentioned shift ?

Q 49.

Name any two holding together federation. [CBSE 2014]

Q 50.

All states in the Indian Union do not have identical powers. Justify. –