Class 11 Political Science Chapter 3 System of Representational Democracy

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Class 11 Political Science Chapter 3 System of Representational Democracy

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System of Representational Democracy

Chapter – 3




Q.1. Which of the following resembles most a direct 


(a) Discussion in a family meeting.

(b) Election of the class monitor.

(c) choice of a candidate by a political party.

(d) Decisions taken by the Gram Sabha.

(e) Opinion palls conducted by the media.

Ans : (d) Decisions taken by the Gram Sabha is the best example of direct democracy

Q.2. Which of the following takes are not performed by the election commission?

(a) Preparing the electoral rolls.

(b) Nominating the candidates.

(c) Setting up polling booths.

(d) Implementing the model code of conduct.

(e) supervising the panchayat elections.

Ans : (e) Supervising the panchayat elections is not performed by the election commission.

Q.3. Which of the following is common to the method of election of the members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha?

(a) Every citizens above the age of 18 is an eligible voter.

(b) Voter can give preference order for different candidates. 

(c) Every vote has equal value.

(d) The winner must get more than half the votes.

Ans : (a) The only common thing on both the elections is that every citizen above the age of 18 is an eligible voter. In the Lok sabha election the voters elect their candidate directly but in Rajya Sabha they elect their candidate indirectly.

Q.4. In the First past the past system, that candidate is declared winner who –

(a) Secures the largest number of postal ballots.

(b) Belongs to the party that has highest number of votes in the country.

(c) Attain first position by securing more than 50% votes.

(d) Has more votes than any other candidate in the constituency.

Ans : (d) The candidate has more votes than any other candidate in the constituency.

Q.5. What is the difference between the system of reservation of constituencies and the system of separate electorate? Why did the constitution makers reject the latter?

Ans : The separate electorate was started by the British government that the Muslims, Sikhs and some other minorities elect their representatives by their own separate vote. But it was most harmful. As a result the nation resorted to the partition.In separate electorates, the candidates are elected by those voters who belong to that particular community. But in the system of reservation of constituencies all voters in a constituency are eligible to vote but candidates must belong to only that particular community for which the seat is reserved. The constitution provides for reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha and state Legislative Assemblies for the scheduled castes and scheduled Tribes. The latter the system of separate electorate was rejected by the constitution makers because they were aware that the system destroyed the spirit of national integration.

Q.6. Which of the following statements are incorrect? Identify and correct them by substituting, adding or rearranging only one word or phase.

(a) FPTP system is followed for all the elections in India.

(b) Election commission does not supervise panchayat and Municipal elections.

(c) President of India can not remove an Election commissioner.

(d) Appointment of more than one Election commissioner in the election commission is mandatory.

Ans : (a) This statement is incorrect. The correct statement FPTP system is followed for all elections in India except election of the president, the vice President and for the elections to the Rajya Sabha and Vidhan Parishad.

(b) Election commission does not supervise panchayat and Municipal elections. This statement is correct.

(c) This statement is incorrect. The correct statement is: The president can remove an Election commissioner.

(d) This statement is incorrect. The correct statement is: 

The appointment of more than once election commissioner is not mandatory.

Q.7. India electoral system aims at insuring representations of society disadvantaged sections. However we are yet to have even 10 percent woman member in our legislatures. What measures would you suggest to improve the situation?

Ans : There is system of reservation of seats for Scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in our legislatives in by the Indian constitution. But there is no provision of reservation for other disadvantaged groups. As such there is no reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies for women. To improve the situation of state Assemblies. In the connection there should be demand for reserving one third seats for women. So,we need  an amendment to the constitution. Till this time, several amendment bill have been introduced but yet been not passed such bills.

Q.8. Here are some wishes expressed in a conference to discuss a constitution for a new country. Write against each of these whether FPTP or proportional representation system is more suited to meet each of these wishes.

(a) People should clearly know who is their representative so that they can hold him or her personally accountable.

(b) We have small linguistic minorities who are spread all over the country. We should ensure fair representation to them.

(c) There should be no discrepancy between votes and seats for different parties.

(d) People should be able to elect a good candidate even it they do not like his or her political party.

Ans : (a) FPTP.

(b) Proportional representation.

(c) Proportional representation.

(d) FPTP.

Q.9. A former chief commissioner joined a political party and contested election. There are various views on this issue one view is that a former election commissioner is an independent citizen and has a right to join any political party and to contest election. According to the other view, leaving this possibility open can effect the impartiality of the of the election commission. So former Election commissioner must not be allowed to contest any elections. Which position do you agree with and why?

Ans : According to Article 324 (1) of the Indian constitution, there is a provision for election commission, who will be responsible for conducting the elections of the union parliament, the state legislative assemblies, president and vice president. The election commission is an independent and impartial agency to conduct the free and fair elections in the country. A former election must not be allowed to contest any election because it can affect the impartiality of the election commission.

Q.10. What do you mean by Adult Franchise? 

Ans : The constitution provides for a uniform franchise to all the citizens. The right to vote is granted to the citizens of 18 years or above of age without any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion,sex , education, property and place of birth. It also stated that all men and women of 18 years or above age and whose named appear in the electoral lists, and who have not been disqualified under the law from exercising the franchise, can vote in the election to the Lok Sabha and the state Legislatures.

Q.11. What do you mean Joint electorates?

Ans : According to Article 325 of Indian constitution about the joint electorates, there shall be one general electoral roll for every territorial constituency for election to either house of parliament or to the house or either house of the Legislature of a state. All eligible voters without any discrimination form a common joint electorate for electing their representatives.

Q.12. Write about secret Ballot system.

Ans : Secret ballot system is a important method for the voters to cast vote for selection of representative among various candidates. In this system every voter chooses his/her own candidate in Secret. He does not disclose the views about the candidate to whom the favours. One of the importance in the system that no parties or candidates pressurise the voters to cast vote in favour of them.

Q.13. What is meant by the term election manifesto? 

Ans : Election manifesto is a document or pamphlet that includes the programmes, policies and aims of a political party. Election manifesto clarifies the internal and external policies of political party concerned. It is declared by the political parties on the eve of the elections.

Sl. No.সূচী-পত্ৰ
Unit 1 PART – A
Chapter 1Constitution: Why and How?
Chapter 2Rights in the Indian Constitution
Chapter 3 System of Representational Democracy
Chapter 4Executive
Chapter 5Legislature
Chapter 6Judiciary
Chapter 7Federalism
Chapter 8Local Government
Chapter 9Constitution as a Living Document
Chapter 10The Philosophy of the Constitution
Unit 2PART – B
Chapter 1Introduction to Political Theory
Chapter 2Freedom
Chapter 3Equality
Chapter 4Social Justice
Chapter 5Rights
Chapter 6Citizenship
Chapter 7Nationalism
Chapter 8Secularism
Chapter 9Peace
Chapter 10 Development

Q.14. Describe the composition of election commission.

Ans : The constitution provides for an election commissioner and such other election commissioner, if any as the president may from time to time determine (Art.324)  presently, the election commission consists of a chief election commissioner and two  other election commissioner. Chief election commissioner is appointed by the president and he holds office during the pleasure of the president. Generally the chief election commissioner and other commissioner are appointed for a term of six years. No person who has attained the age of 65 years can remain its member.

Q.15. What do you mean by the term” code of conduct in election”? 

Ans : One of the event of the elections, the election commission formulated and enforces a code of conduct for parties  which clearly defines the nature and scope of the corrupt practice during elections, electoral offences and breaches of official duties known as code of conduct in election.


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