Download NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Social Science
Chapter 2 Federalism
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Locate the following States on a blank outline political map of India:Manipur, Sikkim, Chhattisgarh and Goa
Identify and shade three federal countries (other than India) on a blank outline
political map of the world.
Point out one feature in the practice of federalism in India that is similar to and one
feature that is different from that of Belgium.
What is the main difference between a federal form of government and a unitary
one? Explain with an example.
State any two differences between the local government before and after the
constitutional amendment in 1992.
Fill in the blanks:
Since the United States is a ____________________ type of federation, all the
constituent States have equal powers and States are _______________ vis-a -vis the
federal government. But India is a _________________ type of federation and some
States have more power than others. In India, the ___________________
government has more powers.
Here are three reactions to the language policy followed in India. Give an argument
and an example to support any of these positions.
Sangeeta: The policy of accommodation has strengthened national unity.
Arman: Language-based States have divided us by making everyone conscious of
Harish: This policy has only helped to consolidate the dominance of English over all
The distinguishing feature of a federal government is:
(a) National government gives some powers to the provincial governments.
(b) Power is distributed among the legislature, executive and judiciary.
(c) Elected officials exercise supreme power in the government.
(d) Governmental power is divided between different levels of government.
A few subjects in various Lists of the Indian Constitution are given here. Group them
under the Union, State and Concurrent Lists as provided in the table below.
Examine the following pairs that give the level of government in India and the
powers of the government at that level to make laws on the subjects mentioned
against each. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below
Consider the following statements.
A. In a federation the powers of the federal and provincial governments are clearly
B. India is a federation because the powers of the Union and State Governments are
specified in the Constitution and they have exclusive jurisdiction on their respective
C. Sri Lanka is a federation because the country is divided into provinces.
D. India is no longer a federation because some powers of the states have been
devolved to the local government bodies.
Which of the statements given above are correct?