(Download) CBSE Class-12 Sample Paper And Marking Scheme 2017-18 : History

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(Download) CBSE Class-12 Sample Paper And Marking Scheme 2017-18 : History

General Instructions :
(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 each.
(3) Answer to questions no. 4 to 9 carrying 4 marks should not exceed 100 words. Students should attempt only 5 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 sources based questions and have no internal choice.
(7) Question 17 is a Map question includes ‘identification’ and ‘location’ test items.

Attach the map with the answer sheet.


Answer all the questions given below:

1. Examine the notions of kingship mentioned in the Gandatindu Jataka. 2
2. State how historians of religion have classified Bhakti tradition. 2
3. ‘The towns built by the Mughals were famous for their imperial grandeur and wealth.’ Support it with two features.


Answer any five of the following questions:

4. To what extent had the Harappa people established trade relations beyond the subcontinent? Explain 4
5. The Sixth Century BCE is often regarded as a major turning point in early Indian history’. Justify with two arguments. 4
6. Examine how buildings in the Royal Centre of Vijayanagara city helped in increasing the prestige of Vijayanagara kingdom. 4
7. Describe the condition of agrarian women in the Mughal rural society. 4
8. ‘A cherry that will drop into our mouth one day” in the context of this statement mention Dalhousie’s policy of Awadh annexation. 4
9. Why did Mahatma Gandhi think Hindustani should be the national language? 4


Value Based Question (Compulsory) 4
10. A. How was the spirit of secularism drawn from the acts of Gandhi ji during partition? Cite any one example.
B. How is the value of secularism relevant to resolve communal problems in contemporary India?


(Long Answer Questions) [8x 3 = 24]

Answer all the questions given below:

11. ‘Jainism has left its mark on the Indian thinking as a whole’. Support it with the messages of Mahavira. 8 OR ‘The Buddha’s teachings have been reconstructed from stories’. Explain the teachings with the incidents changed the life of the Buddha.
12. Analyze why the Sulh-i-kul policy of Akbar was considered as the cornerstone of enlightened rule? How chronicles were produced during Mughal era? Explain.
OR 8
Analyze the importance and limitations of Ain –i-Akbari as a source of Akbars reign.
13. Explain the significance of Non Cooperation Movement of 1920.
OR 8
Explain the factors responsible for the partition of India during 1947.

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