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(Download) CBSE Class-12 Sample Paper 2020-21 :History



Max. Marks: 80                                                                                   Time Allowed:3hrs
 General Instructions:

  • Answer all the questions. Some questions have an internal choice. Marks are indicated against each question.This question paper comprises of six sections.
  • Section A: Question numbers 1 to 16 are objective type questions carrying 1 mark and should be answered in one word or one sentence each (Attempt any 15)
  • Section B: Question numbers 17 to 19 are Case Based/ Source Based having Multiple Choice questions. Each question has 4 sub-parts. Attempt any three sub-parts from each question.
  • Section C:Answer to questions carrying 3 marks (Question 20 to 23) should not exceed 100 words each.
  • Section D:Answer to questions carrying 8 marks ( Question 24 to 26) should not exceed 350 words each.
  • Section E:Question number 27 to 29  are Source-based questions carrying 5 marks each.
  • Section F:Question number 30 is a Map question that includes the identification and location of significant test items. Attach the map with the answer book.

Attempt any 15 questions.
                Section A


Ancient Mesopotamian texts refer to copper coming from a place called

‘Magan’.Which place were they referring to?



Whom did Ashoka appoint to spread the message of dhamma?



Read the following information and mention the context in which the statement is connected-

“ Many Kushana rulers also adopted the title ‘ devaputra’ or ‘son of God’.”



Which among the following was a strategy adopted by the Brahmanas to enforce the varna order?

A) assert that varna order was a human creation

B) advised kings to punish those who violated these norms

C) persuaded people that their status was determined by Birth

D) persuaded people that their status was determined by occupations they practised.



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