14 Most VSAQ’s of The Making of Independent India’s Constitution Chapter in Class 10th Social (TS/AP)

2 Marks

VSAQ-1 : What are the two objectives set by the Constituent Assembly?

The Constituent Assembly had two primary objectives, which were:

  1. Attaining Independence and Eliminating Oppression
    • Gain independence: Achieving freedom from colonial rule.
    • End all forms of oppression: Eliminating various forms of social and political oppression.
  2. Modernizing the Economy
    • Transform the traditional rural economy: Shifting from traditional agricultural practices.
    • Modern, planned agriculture and industry: Implementing organized and contemporary approaches to agriculture and industry.
    • Bringing about socio-economic change: Promoting broader changes in the socio-economic landscape.

VSAQ-2 : Write any two features of Parliamentary system.

In a Parliamentary system:

  1. President’s Role: The President is the head of the nation, not the executive leader.
  2. Ministerial Advice: The President is obligated to follow the advice of their ministers in making executive decisions.

VSAQ-3 : What is Constitution?

A constitution is a set of rules and fundamental principles that a society employs to govern itself and establish its long-term objectives.

VSAQ-4 : What is preamble?

The preamble serves as the opening statement or introduction of a constitution.

VSAQ-5 : How many members were elected for CA?

A total of 296 members were elected to the Constituent Assembly.

VSAQ-6 : What is the form of Government that is drafted in the Constitution?

The Constitution establishes the parliamentary system as the form of government.

VSAQ-7 : What type of Judiciary system India has?

India possesses a single integrated judiciary system.

VSAQ-8 : What is concurrent list?

The concurrent list comprises subjects on which both the central and state governments possess the authority to enact laws.

VSAQ-9 : Which type of Constitution gives definite powers to both Central and State governments?

In a federal constitution, there are defined powers allocated to both the central and state governments, enabling them to operate independently within their respective areas of authority.

VSAQ-10 : What is drafting committee?

A drafting committee is a group of members tasked with creating the final version of a document, considering all relevant factors in the process.

VSAQ-11 : When was Indian Constitution adopted?

The Indian Constitution was completed and adopted on November 26, 1949.

VSAQ-12 : On the basis of powers, lists are categorized into how many types.

Lists are categorized into three types based on their powers:

  1. Union List
  2. State List
  3. Concurrent List

VSAQ-13 : In which amendment new words are added to the preamble?

The words “secular” and “socialist” were added to the preamble of the Indian Constitution through the 42nd Amendment in 1976.

VSAQ-14 : Look at the graph below and answer the questions.

Graph – 99 Constitutional Amendments Made Between 1950 and 2013.

1.In Which period, more Constitutional amendments were made?

2.Why were there less Constitutional amendments during 1951 – 60?

  1. Period with More Amendments: More Constitutional amendments occurred during the periods 1971-80 and 1981-90.
  2. Few Amendments during 1951-60: The 1951-60 period saw fewer Constitutional amendments because it marked the initial stage of Constitution implementation, where the focus was on establishing the foundational aspects of governance.