CBSE Class XII History Sample Paper 1 and Answer key and Blue Print

CBSE History Sample Papers Class XII. Based on CBSE and CCE guidelines. The students should practice these Sample Papers to gain perfection which will help him to get more marks in CBSE examination. Based on CBSE and CCE guidelines. Based on the same pattern as released by CBSE every year. CBSE releases sample papers every year. These papers are released prior to the CBSE board examinations so that students can do practice.



Time Allowed :3 Hours Max .Marks :100

General Instructions

I ) Answer all the questions .Marks are indicated against each question.

(ii) Answer to questions carrying 2 marks (Part-A-Questions 1to 3) should not exceed 30words each.

(iii) Answer to questions carrying 5 marks (Part-B—Section I, II, III –Questions4 to14) should not exceed 100 words each.

(iv) Answers to questions carrying 10 marks (Part-C—Question 15&16) should not exceed 500 words each.

(v) Part D has Questions based on three sources.

(vi) Attach maps with the answer scripts (Part E)

vii) Part B section-IV is value based question compulsory


1. Mention any two strategies that were used to increase agricultural production from the 6thcentury BCE. 2

2. State any two problems faced by Al Biruni in writing an account of India. 2

3. What was the attitude of Indian National Congress towards the Second World War? 2



Answer any three of the following questions

4. Describe the growth of temple architecture in the early Indian period. 5

5. On the basis of artifacts how can you trace the agricultural development in Harappancivilization.5

6. Explain the main features of Mauryan administration. 5

7. Mention the main teachings of Buddism.5



Answer any two of the following questions

8. Explain that How did the village headman regulated the village society during Mughal period. 5

9. Who were Nayakas and Amara Nayakas? Describe their role in the administration of Vijyanagara Empire. 5

10.Mention the main features of Mughal provincial administration. 5



Answer any two of the following questions

11. List any five ways in which the taluqdars of Awadh were affected by the British policy. 5

12. What were the suggestions’ of CabinetMission . 5

13. Describe the life style of the Pahariyas in the late 19th century.

PART-B-Section IV(Value based Question-Compulsory)

14.What steps would have been taken to create better unity among the people in the revolt of 1857? 5

PART-C (Long Answer Question)

15. Explain Why the Zamindars were central to the agrarian relations in the Mughal period?



Explain How the fortification and roads in the city of Vijyanagara were unique and Impressive?

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