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Maharashtra State Board HSC Political Science Syllabus, Pattern and Marks Allotment

Jun 13, 2018 19:06 IST
    Maharashtra State Board HSC Political Science Syllabus
    Maharashtra State Board HSC Political Science Syllabus

    Maharashtra Board HSC level Syllabus for Political Science is available for Class 11th as well as Class 12th. The Political Science subject for Maharashtra Board HSC level can be selected as an elective subject for Arts stream only. Check here Syllabus for Maharashtra Board HSC Level Political Science subject including examination evaluation scheme, syllabus and chapter-wise marks weightage.

    Maharashtra Board HSC Syllabus for Political Science

    Maharashtra Board Class 11th Syllabus for Political Science



    Part one: Political Theory

    Chapter 1: State – Meaning, Essential components of the state, State and Society, State and Government

    Chapter 2: Nation – Meaning, Difference between State and Nation

    Chapter 3: Liberty – Meaning, Types and Importance

    Chapter 4: Equality and Justice – Meaning and Types

    Chapter 5: Human Rights – Declaration of Human Rights, National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission; Composition and functions

    Part two: Contemporary World Politics

    Chapter 6: Changing World – Cold war, End of Bipolarization, Emergence of Uni - polar system, Multi polar system

    Chapter 7: International Organizations – Need, Different organization 1) International Organizations 2) Regional Organizations

    Chapter 8: World Security – Meaning, Importance, Factors endangering world security – Terrorism, Violation of Human Rights, Poverty in the World, Arms race

    1. Globalization – Meaning, Emergence of Globalization, Effects of Globalization, India and Globalization

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    Maharashtra Board Class 12th Syllabus for Political Science



    Part one: Indian Constitution

    Chapter 1: Indian Constitution : Characteristics

    Chapter 2: Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental duties

    Chapter 3: Legislature - Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Law making process, Amendment procedure State legislature: Vidhan Sabha, Vidhan Parishad

    Chapter 4: Executive –

    Union Executive: President – Election, Power and Functions Vice President – Election, Power and Functions Prime Minister and Council of Ministers – Election, Collective Responsibility and Role of Prime Minister State Executive : Governor, Chief Minister and Council of – Ministers

    Chapter 5: Judiciary : Introduction, composition A) Supreme Court : Introduction, Composition, power and function

    B) High Court : Composition, power and function C) Subordinate Court, Lok Nyalaya

    D) Independence of the judiciary

    Part two:

    Chapter 6: Patterns of Party Competition

    i) One party dominant system

    ii) Towards multi party system

    Chapter 7: Political and Social Movements

    i) Nature of social movement

    ii) Role of movements in democratic system

    iii) Examples of movements - a) Caste b) Workers c) Women

    iv) Farmers etc.

    Chapter 8: New trends in Indian Politics

    i) Changing relations between caste and politics – OBC Politics

    ii) Regionalism and Increasing importance of states

    iii) Rising importance of religion in Indian Politics

    Evaluation Scheme for Political Science paper of Maharashtra Board HSC level:

    1. The 100 marks weightage divided is 80 marks for Theory Paper and 20 marks for Practical/Viva/Projects.

    2. The question paper will carry different type of questions such as –

    • Very Short Answer Type/Objective type questions with multiple choices which will carry one mark each.
    • Short Answer Type questions carrying two or three marks each.
    • Long Answer Type questions carrying four to six marks each.

    Chapter-wise marks for Class 12th Political Science subject of Maharashtra Board:


    Marks Allotted

    Chapter 1: Indian Constitution


    Chapter 2: Fundamental Rights and Fundamental duties


    Chapter 3: Legislature


    Chapter 4: Executive –


    Chapter 5: Judiciary


    Chapter 6: Patterns of Party Competition  


    Chapter 7: Political and Social Movements


    Chapter 8: New trends in Indian Politics



    80 Marks

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