Unit-6: Political Parties – Civics NCERT Solution Class-10

Unit-6: Political Parties


Textbook Solutions:-


Q.1: State the various functions political parties perform in a democracy.

Q.2: What are the various challenges faced by political parties?

Q.3: Suggest some reforms to strengthen parties so that they perform their functions well?

Q.4: What is a political party?

Q.5: What are the characteristics of a political party?

Q.6: A group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government is called a ________.

Q.7: Match List I (organisations and struggles) with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I

List II


Congress Party


National Democratic Alliance


Bharatiya Janata Party


State party


Communist Party of India (Marxist)


United Progressive Alliance


Telugu Desam party


Left Front

Q.8: Who among the following is the founder of the Bahujan Samaj Party?
(A) Kanshi Ram
(B) Sahu Maharaj
(C) B.R. Ambedker
(D) Jotiba Phule

Q.9: What is the guiding philosophy of the Bharatiya Janata Party?
(A) Bahujan Samaj
(B) Revolutionary democracy
(C) Integral humanism
(D) Modernity

Q.10: Consider the following statements on parties.
A. Political parties do not enjoy much trust among the people.
B. Parties are often rocked by scandals involving top party leaders.
C. Parties are not necessary to run governments.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) A, B and C
(b) A and B
(c) B and C
(d) A and C

Q.11: Read the following passage and answer the questions given below.
Muhammad Yunus is a famous economist of Bangladesh. He received several international honours for his efforts to promote economic and social development for the benefit of the poor. He and the Grameen Bank have jointly, received the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2006. In February 2007, he decided to launch a political party and contest in the Parliamentary….
(i) Do you think Yunus made a right decision to float a new political party?
(ii) Do you agree with the statements and fears expressed by various people?
(iii) How do you want this new party organized to make it different from other parties?
(iv) If you were the one to begin this political party how would you defend it?