Government of India Act, 1935,

Federalism and Preamble

Q. 1 Write short note on Preamble to the Constitution of India [BJS 2000, BJS 2006, MPJS 2012]
Q. 2. Discuss briefly the ‘three leading characters of a completely developed Federalism’ mentioned by Dicey and point out the merits and demerits of a Federal Constitution. [BJS 1978]
Q. 3. It has been observed that ‘since’ the expression “quasi-federal” is liable to be used as a hide out for lurking federalism, it is appropriate that the fact that the Constitution of India is not federal should be started and acknowledged in those unambiguous, simple and accurate words. Develop arguments for this view and refute them, giving at the end of your answer own independent views in the matter. [BJS 1980]
Q. 4. Write shorts note on Salient features of the Government of India Act,1935. [BJS 1980]
Q. 5. “The Government of India Act, 1935, was federal in structure but unitary in spirit.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer. [BJS 1984]
Q. 6. Write short note on Federal Court established under Government of India Act,1935. [BJS 1987]
Q. 7. State briefly the salient features of the Government of India Act, 1935. What were its main defects? [BJS 1991]
Q. 8. When did the Constitution of India come into force? [RJS 1984]
Q. 9. “The Indian Constitution is federal in form but unitary in substance”. Comment. [UPJS 2003]
Q. 10. What extend did the Government of India Act, 1935. Contribute to the present Constitution of India? Discuss, pointing out relevant provisions of each. [BJS 1986]
Q. 11. What are the major commitments of the Constitution of India as incorporated in its preamble? [MPJS 2014]
Q. 12. Discuss the secular character of the Indian Constitution. [BJS 2000]

Fundamental Rights, its Amenability and Fundamental Duties

Q.1. Discuss the relationship between the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy. [BJS 2017]
Q. 2. What do you understand by Fundamental Rights? How do they differ from other rights? Are they amendable? Refer to important Supreme Court decisions on the subject. [BJS 1991]
Q. 3. Is the right to property a Fundamental Right? [RJS 1984]
Q. 4. Name any two of the Fundamental Duties under the Constitution of India. [RJS 1986]
Q.5. Briefly discuss the applicability of Doctrine of Severability under Article 13(1) of the Constitution of India. [RJS 2015]
Q.6 “Fundamental Duties do not destroy Fundamental Rights but balance them”. Examine the above statement by citing Judicial pronouncements. [UPJS 2006]

Q. 7. Can Parliament amend Part III of the Constitution of India relating to Fundamental Rights? Discuss. [UPJS 2016]