(Download) CBSE Class-12 2016-17 Sample Paper And Marking
TIME: 3 HRS
1. Answer all the questions. Some questions have choice. Marks
are indicated against each question.
2. Answer to questions no. 1 to 3 carrying 2 marks should not exceed 30 words
3. Answer to questions no. 4 to 9 carrying 4 marks should not exceed 100 words.
Students should attempt only five questions in this section
4. Question 10 ( for 4 marks) is a value based question and compulsory question
5. Answer to questions 11 to 13 carrying 8 marks should not exceed 350 words.
6. Questions 14-16 are source based questions and have no internal choice
7. Question 17 is a Map question includes identification and significant test
items. Attach the map with the answer sheet.
Answer all the questions given below (2 x 3 = 6)
1. Mention any two ways of propagation of Dhamma by the Ashoka.
2. State any two ideas of Karl Marx on the Asiatic mode of production given in
the 19th century. 2
3. Examine any two concerns of health which had given shape to Calcutta town
planning during late 18th century. 2
Answer any five of the following questions: (4X5=20)
4. ‘There are limits to what epigraphy can reveal’. Justify this
5. Critically examine the social order of caste hierarchies laid in
Dharamshastra & Dharma sutras. 4
6. Analyze the causes of the decline of Vijayanagara Empire. 4
7. How does the Ain-i-Akbari lay down the physical arrangements of the Mughal
court? Explain 4
8. Examine the Fifth Report submitted to the British Parliament in 1813. 4
9. Explain the demands of the 1857 rebellions from the British govt. 4
Value Based Question (Compulsory) (4x1=4)
Read the following lines and answer the question that
10.Historians have discovered numerous stories how people helped
each other during the partition of India during 1947, stories of caring and
sharing of the opening of new opportunities and of triumph over trauma.
Highlight any four humanitarian values reflected during the
above mentioned phase.
Long Questions (8x3=24)
Answer all the questions given below:
11. ‘Buddha laid stress on right conduct and values’. In the
light of above message, explain his teachings on life 8
In the mid First millennium BCE, the religious thinkers tried to
understand the mysteries of existence and relationship between human being and
the cosmic world’.
12. Explain the role of zamindars in the Mughal India during 16th
Examine the role of Panchayats in the rural society of Mughal
13.Describe the sources from which we can reconstruct the
political career of Gandhiji and the history of nationalist movement.
How did the Salt March of 1930 mark a critical important stage
in the progress of the anti-imperialist struggle in India? Explain.
Source Based Questions (7x3=21)
14.Read the following excerpt carefully and answer the questions
. The Most Ancient System Yet Discovered
About the drains, Mackay noted: “It is certainly the most
complete ancient System as yet discovered.” Every house was connected to the
street drains. The main channels were made of bricks set in mortar and
were covered with loose bricks that could be removed for cleaning. In some
cases, limestone was used for the covers. House drains first emptied into a sump
or cesspit into which solid matter settled while wastewater flowed out into the
street drains. Very long drainage channels were provided at intervals with sumps
for Cleaning. It is a wonder of archaeology that “little heaps of material,
mostly sand, have frequently been found lying alongside drainage channels, which
shows… that the debris was not always carted away when the drain was cleared.”
From Ernest Mackay, Early Indus Civilization, 1948 drainage systems were not
unique to the larger cities, but were found in smaller settlements as well. At
Lothal for example, while houses were built of mud bricks, drains were made from
i. Why has MacKay described this system as complete ancient
drainage system? 2
ii. Was the drainage system similar in large & small settlements of Harappa?
Support your answer with Facts. 3
iii. How were the drains covered? 2
15.. Read the following excerpt carefully and answer the
questions that follow:
There Cannot Be Any Divided Loyality
Gobind Ballabh pant argued that in order to become loyal
citizens, people had to stop focusing only on the community and the self: For
the success of the democracy one must train him in the art of self- discipline.
In democracies one should care less for him and more for others. There cannot be
any divided loyalty. All loyalties must exclusively be centered on the state. If
in a democracy, you create rival loyalties, or you create a system in which any
individual or group, instead of suppressing his extravagance, cares not
for larger or other interest, then democracy is doomed.
i. Why G.B. Pant wanted to see people as loyal citizens? 2
ii. What are criteria for the success of democracy? 2
iii. How does G.B. Pant define the attributes of a loyal citizen? 3