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PSIR 1A: Political Theory – Previous Year Questions – Solved

PSIR 1A Political Theory Previous Year Questions Solved

Previous Year Questions Topic Wise Analysis

The graph and the table given below illustrates the weightage of various topics in section 1A) Political Theory. Prioritize your study accordingly.

PSIR 1A Previous Year Questions Topic wise Analysis
PSIR 1A: Political TheoryMarks (2013-2022)Marks (2021-2022)% Weightage (2013-2022)% Weightage (2021-2022)
01] Political Theory80254%6%
02] Theories of State130307%8%
03] Justice2055510%14%
04] Equality85354%9%
05] Rights175409%10%
06] Democracy130307%8%
07] Concept of Power115356%9%
08] Political Ideologies2553013%8%
09] Indian Political Thought3405017%13%
10] Western Political Thought4857024%18%

Index to Solved PYQs

1] Political Theory: meaning and approaches

2] Theories of State: Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluralist, post-colonial and Feminist

3] Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques

4] Equality: Social, political and economic; the relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action

5] Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; Concept of Human Rights

6] Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy—representative, participatory and deliberative

7] Concept of power: hegemony, ideology and legitimacy

8] Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism

9] Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist Traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M. K. Gandhi, B. R. Ambedkar, M. N. Roy

10] Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt

This is an ongoing work. Hence, some of the links may not be yet available. The complete articles will be available by 19th June 2023

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Akash kumar

You are doing great job. Thanks