CEC II Year - CIVICS Paper II

Intermediate Syllabus
CEC II Year - CIVICS Paper II Commerce Syllabus is the same as the one available on MEC I & MEC II pages respectively.
1. Indian Constitution : A Brief Historical Background
(a) Indian National Movement; A brief historical background
(b) Government of India Acts 1909, 1919, & 1935
(c) Quit India Movement
(d) Indian Independence Act 1947
(e) Constituent Assembly of India
2. Salient Features Of The Constitution
(a) Preamble
(b) Written and Lengthy Constitution
(c) Combination of Rigidity and Flexibility
(d) Federal Govt with Unitary Features
(e) Parliamentary Government
(f) Fundamental Rights
(g) FUndamental Duties
(h) Directive Principles of State Policy
(i) Independence of Judiciary
(j) Universal Adult Franchise
(k) Single Citizenship
3. Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
1 (a) Significance of Fundamental Rights
(b) Fundamental Rights Guaranted by the Indian Constitution
(i) Right to Equality
(ii) Right to Freedom
(iii) Right against Exploitation
(iv) Right to Freedom of Religion
(v) Cultural and Educational Rights
(vi) Right to Constitutional Remedies
(c) Restrictions on Fundamental Rights
2. Fundamental Duties : (i) Importance of Fundamental Duties
4. Directive Principles of State Policy
(a) Characteristics (b) Classification (c) Differences between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy (d) Relevance.
5.Union Government
I. Union Executive
1. The President of India
A (i) Qualifications
(ii) Election
(iii) Term of Office
(iv) Emoluments and Allowances
(v) Impeachment
B. Powers and functions
(i) Ordinary Powers
(a) Executive Powers
(b) Legislative Powers
(c) Financial Powers
(d) Judicial Powers
(ii) Emergency Powers
(a) National Emergency
(b) Constitutional Emergency
(c) Financial Emergency
(d) Role and Position of the President
C. The Vice-President of India
(a) (i) Eligibility (ii) Election (iii) Term of Office (iv) Removal
(b) Role of the Cabinet
6. Indian Parliament
Two Houses of the Parliament
(a) Lok Sabha (b) Rajya Sabha
A. Lok Sabha
1. (i) Composition (ii) Election of Members (iii) Qualifications (iv) Tenure (v) Session and Quorum
2. Presiding Officers
(i) Chairman and Deputy Chairman
(ii) Powers and Functions of the Presiding Officers.
C. Powers and Functions of the Parliament
(a) Legislative Powers
(b) Executive Powers (Control over the Executive)
(i) Motion of No-Confidence
(ii) Powers of Question (Question Hour, Zero Hour)
(iii) Adjournment Motions
(iv) Cut Motions
(v) Point of Order etc.
(c) Financial Powers
(d) Judicial Powers
(e) Powers to Amend the Constitution
(f) Elective Powers
D. Privileges enjoyed by the Members of the Parliament
E. Law-making procedure in parliament
(i) Procedure for passing the ordinary bills.
(ii) Procedure of passing the money bills.
(iii) Distinction between the procedure for passing the money bills and the ordinary bills.
7. Union Judiciary
A. The Supreme Court of India
(i) Composition (ii) Appointment of Judges (iii) Qualifications (iv) Pay & Allowances (v) Tenure (vi) Removal
B. Powers and functions of the Supreme Court
(i) Original Jurisdiction
(ii) Appellate Jursdiction
(a) Civil Appeals (b) Criminal Appeals (c) Constitutional Appeals and (d) Special Leave to Appeal
(iii) Power of Judicial Review
(iv) Power to review its own judgements
(v) Court of Record
(vi) Advisory Functions
8. State Government
State Executive
A. Governor
1. (i) Appointment (ii) Tenure (iii) Qualifications (iv) Pay and Allowances
2. Powers and Functions
(i) Executive Powers
(ii) Legislative Powers
(iii) Financial Powers
(iv) Judicial Powers and (v) Discretionary Powers
3. Position of the Governor
Chief Minister and Council of Ministers
B. State Legislature
(i) Legislative Assembly
(ii) Legislative Council
(iii) Structure, Powers and Functions of State Legislature
C. State Judiciary
1. High Court
(i) Composition (ii) Appointment of Judges (iii) Qualifications
2. Powers and Functions of the HIgh Court
(i) Original Jurisdiction (ii) Appellate Jurisdiction (both Civil and Criminal) (iii) Judicial Review (iv) Court of Record
(v) Control over Sub Ordinates Courts
(vi) Advisory Functions
9. Union Territories
1. Differences between a State and a Union Territory
2. Administration of Union Territory
3. Union Territories having Legislative Assemblies and Metropoli
10. Union - State Relations
1. Legislative, Administrative and Financial Relations
2. (i) Division of powers between the Union and the states
(a) Union List (b) State List and (c) Concurrent List
3. Working of the Indian Federation
(a) Role of the Governor with the special references to Art. 356
(b) Role of the Finance Commission
(c) Recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission.
11. Local Governments
A. Rural Government

a) Zilla Parishad b)Mandal Parishad and c) Gram Panchayat.

B. Urban Government

a) Municipal Corporations b) Municipalities and c) Cantonment Boards.

C. a) Structure, Powers and Functions, Financial Resources of the Local Bodies.

b) Control Exercised by State and Union Governments on Local Bodies.

D. District Administration

a) Role and Importance of the District Collector

b) Powers and Functions, Co-ordination with other District Officers.

c) Judiciary at District level.

12. Political Parties
A. Party System in India:
i) All India Parties ii) Regional Parties.
B. Interest Groups
C. Public Opinion
13. Electoral System in India
Election Commission – Functions and the Role – Reforms suggested.
14. Public Services
1. Structure of Public Services
2. Composition & Functions of Public Service Commissions
15. National Commission on Review of Constitution
1. Composition and Objectives
2. Recommendations
16. Indian Foreign Policy
1. Determining Factors of Foreign Policy
2. Basic Features of Indian Foreign Policy
17. United Nations
1. Origin
2. Functions
3. Achievements
4. Failures

Notice Board

Pre-Final II Exams will start from 13th Feb,2014.Please note that attendance is compulsory for these exams.
-Saturday, 08 February 2014