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 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


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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