(Notification) Revised Question Paper Design in Sociology, Class XII, March, 2010 Examination

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NEW DELHI-110 002

EO(COM.)/ACAD./2009/ 07/08/2009
Circular No.29/09

All the Heads of CBSE Affiliated Schools
Subject: Revised Question Paper Design in Sociology, Class XII, March, 2010 Examination

Dear Principal,

    Your attention is drawn to the Board’s Office Circular No. 14/08 dated 15th April 2008, conveying Board’s decision to introduce Practical Project Work in Sociology for classes XI and XII from the academic session 2008-09 of class XI and the class XII Board examination 2010.

Accordingly the revised design of the Board’s theory Question paper of 80 marks will be as follows-

Form of Question

No. of Questions

Marks of each Question

Total Marks

Long Answer (LA)

4 (including one passage based question)



Short Answer (SA)




Very Short Answer (VSA)





25 questions


80 Marks.

It may kindly be noted that the passage for the passage based question may not be necessarily taken from the NCERT textbook. The paragraph may also be taken from any magazine/newspaper but it will be essentially based on the theme/content prescribed in the Board’s syllabus.

Further, the passage-based question will be an open ended question having no fixed answer. The students well aware of the theme and the context can attempt such questions based on their logical reasoning.

The revised Question papers in Sociology, Class XII for the 2010 Board Examination have been posted on the Board’s website www.cbse.nic.in . May kindly bring it to the notice of all concerned.

Yours faithfully,
(C. Gurumurthy)
Director (Academic)

Copy with a request to respective Heads of Directorates/KVS/NVS/CTSA as indicated below to also disseminate the information to all concerned schools under their jurisdiction:

1. The Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, 18-Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi-110 016.
2. The Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, A-28, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.
3. The Director of Education, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Old Secretariat, Delhi-110 054.
4. The Director of Public Instructions (Schools), Union Territory Secretariat, Sector 9, Chandigarh-160 017.
5. The Director of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim – 737 101.
6. The Director of School Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar-791 111.
7. The Director of Education, Govt. of A&N Islands, Port Blair-744 101.
8. The Secretary, Central Tibetan School Administration, ESSESS Plaza, Community Centre, Sector 3, Rohini, Delhi-110 085.
9. All the Regional Officers of CBSE with the request to send this circular to all the Heads of the affiliated schools of the Board in their respective regions.
10. The Education Officers/AEOs of the Academic Branch, CBSE.
11. The Joint Secretary (IT) with the request toput this circular on the CBSE website.
12. The Library and Information Officer, CBSE
13. EO to Chairman, CBSE
14. PA to CE, CBSE
15. PA to Secretary, CBSE
16. PA to HOD (AIEEE)
17. PA to HOD (Edusat)

Director (Acad.)