Sample Question Paper Class 12 History(CBSE)

By Debabrata Dhar

Sample question paper

CBSE Class 12 History (027)

General instructions

  • The question paper is divided into five parts A,B,C,D and E
  • Part A will carry 3 very short answer type questions of 2marks and should not be exceed 30words
  • Part B carries 7short answer type questions of 4marks and should not be exceed 100 words.
  • Part C carries long answer type questions of 8marks and should not be exceed 350words
  • Part D carries 3source based questions of 7marks each
  • Part E carries 1 map based question of 5marks.

               Part - A

  1. Name two kingdom which derived revenues from long distance trade in ancient India.  2
  2. Explain the term 'Ziyarat'. Give its purpose. 2
  3. What was the status given to the Princely states by the Indian Independence Act, 1947.    2

                Part -B

4. Explain any four notions of kingship during the Kushana and Gupta Empires.  4

5. Why did Cunningham, the first Director general of the ASI , missed the significance of the Harappan? Explain.       4

6.What do you think were the advantages and disadvantages advantages of enclosing agricultural land within the fortified area of the city of Vijayanagara?    4

7. Describe and evaluate the process of manuscript production in the Mughal Court.   4

8. Why was Salt March notable ? Mention three reasons.  4

9. In what way was the revenue system introduced in Bombay and Deccan , different from the system in Bengal?      4

10. What historical forces shaped the vision of the Constitution ?   4

                 Part -C

11. Discuss your ideas about the political and ruling system assumed by different people of the Harappan culture.    8


Buddhism was declined in India but Jainism remained there in few parts. Elucidate its reasons.     8

12. Explain, why the Zamindars were central to the agrarian relations in Mughal period.  8


Identify the relationship between the Sufis and the state from the eighth to the eighteenth century.    8

13. Explain the views of Govind Vallabh Pant and Begum Aizaz Rasul on Separate Electorates.     8


What was the impact on the state of Awadh after its annexation by Lord Dalhousie?    8

Part - D 

Source Based questions

Part - E

Map based question

On the given political outline map of India three important places of South India have been marked as 1to 3 . Identify and write their names on the given lines.  3

Mark the following a. Kanchipuram B. Bijapur. 2