CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 Political Science Delhi – 2014
Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100
- All questions are compulsory.
- Question Numbers 1 to 10 are of one mark each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 20 words each.
- Question Numbers 11 to 20 are of two marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 40 words each.
- Question Numbers 21 to 30 are of four marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
- Question Numbers 31 to 35 are of six marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 150 words each.
- Question Number 35 is based on the map. Write the answer in your Answer-Book.
Question.1.Which incident was related to 9/11 ? 1
Question.2. Under which plan did USA extend financial support for reviving Europe’s economy after the Second World War ? 1
Question.3. Who is the present Secretary-General of the United Nations ? 1
Question.4. Define Security. 1
Question.5. Name the leader who played a historic role in negotiating with the rulers of princely states to join the Indian Union. 1
Question.6. Which political party laid emphasis on the idea of one country, one culture and one nation ? 1
Question.7. In which year was the fifth general election to Lok Sabha held ? 1
Question.8. Mention the main reason for the defeat “of Congress Party in the elections of 1977. 1
Question.9. Who represented Congress (O) and Congress (R) after the split of the Congress Party ? 1
Question.10. Which student’s group led the anti-foreigner movement in Assam ? 1
Question.11. What is meant by the Cold War ? 2
Question.12. State any two features of the Soviet System. 2×1=2
Question.13. Which two differences between India and China led to an army conflict in 1962 ? 2×1=2
Question.14. List any four principal organs of the United Nations. ‘ 4x%=2
Question.15. Suggest any one effective step which would limit war or violence between countries. 2
Question.16. Differentiate between the main objectives of the First and the Second Five Year Plans. 2
Question.17. Highlight any two features of the ideology of Bharatiya Jana Sangh. 2×1=2
Question.18. What is meant by Non-alignment ? 2
Question.19. What was the main demand of Chipko Movement ? 2
Question.20. Who was the chairperson of Mandat Commission ? State any one recommendation made by him/her. 1+1=2
Question.21. Describe any four consequences of Shock Therapy. 4×1=4
Question.22. Study the cartoon given below carefully and answer the questions that follow : l+l+2=4
(a) The mighty soldier with weapons represents which country ?
(b) Why do names of various countries appear on his uniform ?
(c) What important message does the cartoon convey to the World ?
Question.23. What is meant by the ASEAN way ? Mention any two of its objectives. 2+2=4
Question.24. Explain any two points of conflict between India and Bangladesh. 2+2=4
Question.25. As decided by the member States in 2005, highlight any four steps to make the United Nations more relevant in the changing context. 4×1=4
Question.26. Mention any four political consequences of globalization. 4×1=4
Question.27. List any two merits and two demerits of the Green Revolution. 2+2=4
Question.28. Suppose you are looking after the foreign policy of India. Which four values will you like to integrate into the foreign policy ? 4×1=4
Question.29. Explain any two reasons for the popularity of Indira Gandhi during 1971 election. 2+2=4
Question.30. In the given political outline map of India, four places have been marked A , B , C and D.
Identify them with the help of the information given below and write their correct names in your answer book, along with their.serial numbers and the alphabet concerned. 4×1= 4
(i)The state associated with Narmada Bachao andolan?
(ii) The State which merged with the Indian Union in 1975.
(iii) The State related to ‘Operation Blue Star’.
(iv) The State whose one of the important leader was Lai Denga.
Question.31. What was Cuban Missile Crises ? Describe its main events.6
Explain any three reasons for the disintegration of the USSR.
Question.32. Explain the concept of ‘common but differentiated responsibilities’. How and where was it emphasized upon ? 3×2=6
Explain any three benefits of globalization with examples.
Question.33. What forced the Union Government of India to appoint the States Reorganisation Commission in 1953 ? Mention its two main recommendations. Name any four new States formed after 1956. 2+2+2=6
Describe the various steps taken to hold the first general elections in India. How far these elections were successful ? 4+2=6
Question.34. Examine the three main reasons responsible for the split in the Congress Party during 1969.
Evaluate any three consequences of the emergency imposed in 1975. 3×2=6
Question.35. Read the passage carefully given below and answer the questions that follow : l+2+3=6
The Assam Movement from 1979 to 1985 is the best example of such movements against ‘outsiders’. The Assame suspected that there were huge numbers of illegal Bengali Muslim settlers from Bangladesh. They felt that unless these foreign nationals are detected and deported, they would reduce the indigenous Assamese into a minority. There were other economic issues too. There was widespread poverty and unemployment in Assam despite the existence of natural resources like oil, tea and coal. It was felt that these were drained out of the State without any commensurate benefit to the people. 2+2+2=6
(i) Name the group that led the movement against outsiders in 1979.
(ii) Why did the Assamese seek the detection and deportation of the outsiders ?
(iii) What were the economic issues taken up as part of the movement ?
This new challenge came to the force in the 1980s, as the Janata experiment came to an end and there was some political stability at the centre. This decade will be remembered for some major conflicts and accords in the various regions of the country, especially in Assam, the Punjab, Mizoram and the developments in Jammu and Kashmir.
(i) Explain the meaning of the phrase ‘Janata experiment came to an end.’
(ii) ‘There was some stability at the centre’. What does it imply ?
(iii) Highlight any two developments in Punjab in 1980s.
Question.2. Name any two member states of the European Union who are permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. 1
Question.4. What is the main objective of he United Nations ? 1
Question.6. Name the leader of the freedom movement of India who was popularly known as Frontier Gandhi. 1
Question.8. Who was the official Congress candidate for the post of President of India in 1969 ? 1
Question.11. List any four member countries of NATO. 2
Question.13. State any two features of the European Union that make it an influential organisation. 2×1=2
Question.17. Explain the major difference of ideology between that of the Congress and the Jana Sangh. 2
Question.19. Highlight any two main demands of the anti-arrack movement. 2×1=2
Question.23. Explain any two strategies to overcome hegemony. 2×2=4
Question.26. Explain any two ecpnomic consequences of globalization. 2×2=4
Question.29. Explain the reasons for the students movement of 1974 in Bihar and the role played by Jai Prakash Narain in this movement. 2+2=4
Question.33. Explain any three challenges faced by India at the time of its independence. 3×2=6
“For a long time, Congress Party had been a social and ideological coalition.” Justify the statement.
SET – III
Question.2.Name any two founder member-states of ASEAN. 1
Question.4.Mention any two agencies of the United Nations. 1
Question.6.Which political party of fndia had leaders like A.K. Gopalan, E.M.S. Namboordiripad and S.A. Dange ? 1
Question.8.What is meant by the term ‘Congress Syndicate’ ? 1
Question.11.What was the Cuban Missile Crisis ? 2
Question.13.State any two reasons for the instability of democracy in Pakistan. 2×1=2
Question.17.What is meant by the two nation theory ? 2
Question.19.Mention any two demands of Bhartiya Kisan Union. 2×1=2
Question.23.Explain any two reasons for the popular struggle in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) against West Pakistan during 1971. 2×2=4
Question.26.What is meant by Common Property Resources ? Explain with examples. 2+2=4