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CBSE Class 12 Sociology sample paper with marking scheme 2020

PUBLISH DATE 14th October 2019

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to conduct Class 12 Board Examinations 2019-20 from the month of February, 2020.

CBSE has not declared the date sheet for Class 10 Board Exams 2020 yet.

The board has released the sample papers and marking scheme of various subjects of both the classes of 10 and 12 on the official website, cbse.nic.in

Here is the Class 12 Sample question paper 2019-20 of Sociology:

Time: 3 Hours

Maximum Marks: 80

General Instructions:

1. The question paper is divided into four sections.

2. There are 38 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.

3. Section A includes question No. 1-20. These are objective type questions. As per the question, there can be either one or two answers only.

4. Section B includes question No.21-29. These are very short answer type questions carrying 2 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words.

5. Section C includes question No. 30-35. They are short answer type questions carrying 4 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 80 words.

6. Section D includes question No. 36-38. They are long answer type questions carrying 6 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words each. Question no 38 is to be answered with the help of the passage given.

SECTION A

1. The term Demography is of Greek origin and is composed of two words demos meaning________ and graphien implying ___________

2. According to Robert Malthus, population rises in ___________ progression whereas agricultural production grows in _______________ progression.

3. Correct the given incorrect statement. The National Family Planning Programme was renamed as the National Population Programme.

4. The changing age structure offers a demographic dividend for India. Identify from the following choices, the relevant age range that allows for demographic dividend

a) 0-14

b) 15-64

c) 64-75

d) 75 and above

5. A bill of exchange which allowed merchants to engage in long distance trade during pre-colonial period in India is called ___________.

6. The goods that people buy and use conveys their socio-economic status. _____________ is the term coined to refer to this relationship by Max Weber.

7. There is a controversy about the sale of kidneys by the poor to cater to rich patients who need kidney transplants. This refers to the negative social effects of the process of
_______________.


8. ______________ lowers the cost of farming because the government pays part of the price charged for inputs.

9. Correct the given statement.

A nation is a peculiar sort of community that is easy to describe and easy to define.

10. "Privileged minorities such as extremely wealthy people are not usually referred to as minorities." Is this statement true or false?

11. Sanskritisation has been criticised for which of the following reasons?

a) It allows for positional change.
b) It allows for structural change.
c) It stops exclusion and discrimination.
d) It accepts characteristics of Dalit culture.

12. In the 19th century, orthodox members of the Hindu community in Bengal formed an
organisation called_____________ debating the issue of __________.

13. A system of democracy in which the members of a group or community participate collectively in decision making. This is called
a) dictatorship
b) monarchy
c) representative democracy
d) participatory democracy

14. ___________carries the means to coerce whereas the essence of ____________is fairness.

15. Democratic values and institutions are purely western. Is this statement true or false?

16. ___________can impose fines but cannot award a sentence.

17. The Land Ceiling Act proved to be toothless as some rich farmers actually divorced their wives but continued to live with them under _____________.

18. Farmer suicide is a matrix event. Which of the following options is not responsible for farmer suicide?

a) educational expenses
b) agriculture loans
c) diversification
d) Marriage and dowry

19. A situation where people do not enjoy the work but continue to do it only in order to survive
is called ____________.

20. Earlier architects and engineers had to be skilled draughtsmen but now computer does a lot of work for them. This phenomena is called _________________.

SECTION-B

21. Identify the reasons for the rapid growth of metropolises.

22. What are the two sets of principles to understand the theoretical interpretation of caste?

23. What do you understand by the phrase Invisible Hand?

OR

What is marketisation?

24. Illustrate the correlation between disability and poverty.

OR

State the meaning of the term 'Social' in the phrase Social Inequality and Exclusion.

25. Examine how cultural diversity presents tough challenges.

26. How has English language impacted our society?

27. How can we say that rituals have secular dimensions as distinguished from secular goals?

28. Exemplify how sanskritisation is a gendered process.

29. What was the significance of 73rd Amendment?

OR

What was the argument given by Dr. Ambedkar against the institution of Panchayati Raj?

SECTION-C

30. Tribals have paid a disproportionate price for the development of the rest of the Indian Society. Identify the reasons.

OR

Show your understanding of the concept of role conflict using the case study of Khasi tribes.

31. What is social stratification? Explain its key principles.

32. Elucidate the Western and Indian meaning of secularism.

OR

Outline the Assimilationist and Integrationist policies of nation building. Give suitable examples for the same.

33. What facts can you compile to show the hypocrisy of colonial administration in the context of Tea plantations they made in India?

34. What examples can you find to show that Green Revolution strategies created regional inequalities?

35. "The more mechanised an industry gets, the fewer people are employed." Justify the statement with suitable examples.

SECTION-D

36. Infer the reasons for the emergence of Post-Fordism and the new international division of labour with suitable example.