(Download) CBSE Class-12 2016-17 Sample Paper And Marking
Time – 3 Hours
Max Marks – 70
All questions are compulsory and answers should be brief
and to the point.
Marks for each question are indicated against it.
Question No 1- 10 in part A are multiple choice questions
carrying 1 mark each. You are expected to answer them as directed.
Question No 11-16 in Part B are very short answer
questions carriying2 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed
Question No. 17-20 in Part C are short answer type-I
questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed
Question No. 21-26 in Part D are short answer type-II
questions carrying 4 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed
Question No. 27 and 28 in Part E are long answer type
questions carrying 6 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed
Part – A
Q 1. Dipa Karmakar is the first Indian gymnast to qualify
for the Rio Olympics 2016. According to psychologists, Dipa would be high on
d) Bodily – kinesthetic
Q 2. Mamta is suffering from a rare disease but her mother
is refusing to accept the reality. She insists on taking Mamta from one doctor
to another hoping to hear that nothing is wrong with her daughter. This is an
b) Reaction Formation
Q 3. Aisha is in the final year of schooling and is highly
motivated to excel in the competitive examinations. However she feels she is
short of time and always burdened with work. She finds it difficult to slow down
and relax. Identify her personality type.
a) Type A
c) Type B
b) Type C
d) Type D
Q 4. George’s sympathetic nervous system is engaged in the
flight or fight syndrome due to a major stressor in his life. Which stage of
general adaptation syndrome is he experiencing?
Q 5. Rahul keeps organizing his room the whole day. This
keeps him anxious and distracted in class. Such symptoms are typical of which
c) Obsessive behaviour
b) Obsessive compulsive disorder
d) Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Q 6. During the course of treatment in psychodynamic
therapy, the client has resentment, hostility and anger towards the therapist.
This is called __________.
Q7. Even though Ajay’s father has recently bought him a
pair of trousers, Ajay is insisting on buying a new pair of a particular brand
of jeans that all his classmates are wearing. Ajay’s behavior
Q 8. Stereotypes are the _____________ components of a
Q 9. Aggression that is shown towards a weaker person who
is unlikely to react is called ___________.
Q 10. Authenticity means that your behavioural expressions
are inconsistent with what you value and the way you relate to your self image.
Part – B
Q 11. What does Eysenck consider to be the two most important
dimensions of personality?
Q 12. How do projective tests provide insight into
Q 13. Identity the unhelpful habits that make us vulnerable
Q 14. How does aversive conditioning help in overcoming
Q 15. Explain the effect of noise on the cognitive abilities
of human beings.
Q 16. Why does the interviewer prepare a ‘schedule’ for the
purpose of an interview?
Part – C
Q 17. Reena is 5 years old, she cries when she is dropped to
school. Explain the disorder and list its symptoms.\
Q 18. ‘Hearing and listening are not the same’. Justify your
Q 19. Many societies are prejudiced on the basis of religion
and colour. Suggest some strategies to handle such prejudices .
Q 20. ‘Culture of poverty is also a cause of poverty’.
Part – D
Q 21. JP Das’ model of intelligence involves the
‘Interdependent functioning of three neurological systems’. Discuss.
Q 22. What is the role of nature and nurture in the
development of intelligence?
Q 23. Anita regularly abstains from food for religious
reasons. Which aspect of the self is she displaying? Suggest the psychological
techniques that will help her abstain from food.
Q 24. What is coping? Identify the different coping
strategies to deal with stress?
Q 25. ‘Rishabh , a 21 year old college student, exhibits an
intense fear of fireworks, gunshots, popping balloons etc’. Suggest the most
appropriate therapy that could be used to help Rishabh overcome his fear.
Q 26. ‘Performance on specific tasks is influenced by the
mere presence of others’. Support this statement with the help of research done
in the field of social facilitation.
Part – E
Q 27. What are somatoform disorders? Elaborate on the
What do you understand by the term ‘dissociation’? What are
its various forms?
Q 28. Why do people join groups? Discuss.
Differentiate between group think and group polarization. Why
does group polarization occur?