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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
GEOGRAPHY (029) 
CLASS-XII 
Time: 3hours Max. Marks 70 
General Instructions: 
i. There are 30 questions in all. 
ii. All questions are compulsory. 
iii. Question numbers 1 to 18 are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying 1 mark each. 
Write only the correct answer in your answer sheets. 
iv. Question numbers 19 to 22 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 80-100 words. 
v. Question numbers 23 to 28 are long answer questions carrying 5 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 150 words. 
vi. Question numbers 29 and 30 are related to identification or location and labeling of 
geographical features on maps, carrying 5 marks each. 
vii. Outline map of India and World provided to you must be attached within your answer 
book. 
viii. Use of template or stencils for drawing outline maps is allowed. 
  SECTION A   
Q1 Which one of the following is the largest linguistic group of India?  
a. Sino – Tibetan 
b. Indo – Aryan  
c. Austric  
d. Dravidian 
    OR 
Which one of the following periods had witnessed rapid growth of population. 
a.  Before 1921 
b.  1921 - 1951 
c.  1951 – 1981 
d.  After 1981   
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Q2 Which one of the following is the main reason for male migration in India?  
a. Education 
b. Business  
c. Work and employment 
d. Marriage 
                                                                                                 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
GEOGRAPHY (029) 
CLASS-XII 
Time: 3hours Max. Marks 70 
General Instructions: 
i. There are 30 questions in all. 
ii. All questions are compulsory. 
iii. Question numbers 1 to 18 are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying 1 mark each. 
Write only the correct answer in your answer sheets. 
iv. Question numbers 19 to 22 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 80-100 words. 
v. Question numbers 23 to 28 are long answer questions carrying 5 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 150 words. 
vi. Question numbers 29 and 30 are related to identification or location and labeling of 
geographical features on maps, carrying 5 marks each. 
vii. Outline map of India and World provided to you must be attached within your answer 
book. 
viii. Use of template or stencils for drawing outline maps is allowed. 
  SECTION A   
Q1 Which one of the following is the largest linguistic group of India?  
a. Sino – Tibetan 
b. Indo – Aryan  
c. Austric  
d. Dravidian 
    OR 
Which one of the following periods had witnessed rapid growth of population. 
a.  Before 1921 
b.  1921 - 1951 
c.  1951 – 1981 
d.  After 1981   
1 
Q2 Which one of the following is the main reason for male migration in India?  
a. Education 
b. Business  
c. Work and employment 
d. Marriage 
                                                                                                 
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Q3 Identify the country with the highest sex ratio in the world 
a. Latvia 
b. United Arab Emirates 
c. Japan 
d. France 
OR 
Which one of the following figures represents the working age group of the 
population? 
a. 15 to 65 years 
b. 15 to 64 years 
c. 15 to 66 years 
d. 15 to 59 years                                                                              
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Q4 Which one of the following group of cities have been arranged in the sequence of 
their ranks i.e., 1,2,3 and 4 in size ? 
a.  Greater Mumbai, Bangaluru, Kolkata, Chennai. 
b.  Delhi, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata. 
c.  Kolkata, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi. 
d. Greater Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai. 
    OR 
Palli and nagla belong to which one of the following rural settlements- 
a. Clustered 
b. Semi-clustered 
c. Hamleted 
d. Dispersed or isolated. 
1 
Q5 Which one of the following is not a Push factor? 
a. Water Shortage 
b. Medical/Educational facilities 
c. Unemployment 
d. Epidemics                                                                                                
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Q6 Which one of the following best is the best description of Development? 
a. An increase in size 
b. A constant in size 
c. A positive change in quality 
d. A simple change in quality                                      
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
GEOGRAPHY (029) 
CLASS-XII 
Time: 3hours Max. Marks 70 
General Instructions: 
i. There are 30 questions in all. 
ii. All questions are compulsory. 
iii. Question numbers 1 to 18 are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying 1 mark each. 
Write only the correct answer in your answer sheets. 
iv. Question numbers 19 to 22 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 80-100 words. 
v. Question numbers 23 to 28 are long answer questions carrying 5 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 150 words. 
vi. Question numbers 29 and 30 are related to identification or location and labeling of 
geographical features on maps, carrying 5 marks each. 
vii. Outline map of India and World provided to you must be attached within your answer 
book. 
viii. Use of template or stencils for drawing outline maps is allowed. 
  SECTION A   
Q1 Which one of the following is the largest linguistic group of India?  
a. Sino – Tibetan 
b. Indo – Aryan  
c. Austric  
d. Dravidian 
    OR 
Which one of the following periods had witnessed rapid growth of population. 
a.  Before 1921 
b.  1921 - 1951 
c.  1951 – 1981 
d.  After 1981   
1 
Q2 Which one of the following is the main reason for male migration in India?  
a. Education 
b. Business  
c. Work and employment 
d. Marriage 
                                                                                                 
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Q3 Identify the country with the highest sex ratio in the world 
a. Latvia 
b. United Arab Emirates 
c. Japan 
d. France 
OR 
Which one of the following figures represents the working age group of the 
population? 
a. 15 to 65 years 
b. 15 to 64 years 
c. 15 to 66 years 
d. 15 to 59 years                                                                              
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Q4 Which one of the following group of cities have been arranged in the sequence of 
their ranks i.e., 1,2,3 and 4 in size ? 
a.  Greater Mumbai, Bangaluru, Kolkata, Chennai. 
b.  Delhi, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata. 
c.  Kolkata, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi. 
d. Greater Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai. 
    OR 
Palli and nagla belong to which one of the following rural settlements- 
a. Clustered 
b. Semi-clustered 
c. Hamleted 
d. Dispersed or isolated. 
1 
Q5 Which one of the following is not a Push factor? 
a. Water Shortage 
b. Medical/Educational facilities 
c. Unemployment 
d. Epidemics                                                                                                
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Q6 Which one of the following best is the best description of Development? 
a. An increase in size 
b. A constant in size 
c. A positive change in quality 
d. A simple change in quality                                      
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Q7 Which one of the following is not a Plantation Crop? 
a. Coffee 
b. Sugarcane 
c. Wheat 
d. Rubber 
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Q8 Which one of the following types of cultivation was developed by European 
colonists? 
a. Kolkhoz 
b. Mixed Farming 
c. Viticulture 
d. Plantation 
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Q9 Which one of the following does not follow Monoculture? 
a. Commercial Grain Farming 
b. Plantation Agriculture 
c. Mixed Farming 
d. Dairy Farming 
1 
Q10 Which one of the following forms of settlement develops along either side of roads, 
rivers or canals? 
a. Circular 
b. Linear 
c. Cross Shaped 
d. Square 
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Q11 Which one of the following types of economic activities dominates in all rural 
settlements? 
a. Primary 
b. Tertiary 
c. Secondary 
d. Quaternary 
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Q12 The first urban settlement to reach a population of one million was: 
a. Paris 
b. New York 
c. London 
d. Canberra 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
GEOGRAPHY (029) 
CLASS-XII 
Time: 3hours Max. Marks 70 
General Instructions: 
i. There are 30 questions in all. 
ii. All questions are compulsory. 
iii. Question numbers 1 to 18 are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying 1 mark each. 
Write only the correct answer in your answer sheets. 
iv. Question numbers 19 to 22 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 80-100 words. 
v. Question numbers 23 to 28 are long answer questions carrying 5 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 150 words. 
vi. Question numbers 29 and 30 are related to identification or location and labeling of 
geographical features on maps, carrying 5 marks each. 
vii. Outline map of India and World provided to you must be attached within your answer 
book. 
viii. Use of template or stencils for drawing outline maps is allowed. 
  SECTION A   
Q1 Which one of the following is the largest linguistic group of India?  
a. Sino – Tibetan 
b. Indo – Aryan  
c. Austric  
d. Dravidian 
    OR 
Which one of the following periods had witnessed rapid growth of population. 
a.  Before 1921 
b.  1921 - 1951 
c.  1951 – 1981 
d.  After 1981   
1 
Q2 Which one of the following is the main reason for male migration in India?  
a. Education 
b. Business  
c. Work and employment 
d. Marriage 
                                                                                                 
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Q3 Identify the country with the highest sex ratio in the world 
a. Latvia 
b. United Arab Emirates 
c. Japan 
d. France 
OR 
Which one of the following figures represents the working age group of the 
population? 
a. 15 to 65 years 
b. 15 to 64 years 
c. 15 to 66 years 
d. 15 to 59 years                                                                              
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Q4 Which one of the following group of cities have been arranged in the sequence of 
their ranks i.e., 1,2,3 and 4 in size ? 
a.  Greater Mumbai, Bangaluru, Kolkata, Chennai. 
b.  Delhi, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata. 
c.  Kolkata, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi. 
d. Greater Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai. 
    OR 
Palli and nagla belong to which one of the following rural settlements- 
a. Clustered 
b. Semi-clustered 
c. Hamleted 
d. Dispersed or isolated. 
1 
Q5 Which one of the following is not a Push factor? 
a. Water Shortage 
b. Medical/Educational facilities 
c. Unemployment 
d. Epidemics                                                                                                
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Q6 Which one of the following best is the best description of Development? 
a. An increase in size 
b. A constant in size 
c. A positive change in quality 
d. A simple change in quality                                      
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Q7 Which one of the following is not a Plantation Crop? 
a. Coffee 
b. Sugarcane 
c. Wheat 
d. Rubber 
1 
Q8 Which one of the following types of cultivation was developed by European 
colonists? 
a. Kolkhoz 
b. Mixed Farming 
c. Viticulture 
d. Plantation 
1 
Q9 Which one of the following does not follow Monoculture? 
a. Commercial Grain Farming 
b. Plantation Agriculture 
c. Mixed Farming 
d. Dairy Farming 
1 
Q10 Which one of the following forms of settlement develops along either side of roads, 
rivers or canals? 
a. Circular 
b. Linear 
c. Cross Shaped 
d. Square 
1 
Q11 Which one of the following types of economic activities dominates in all rural 
settlements? 
a. Primary 
b. Tertiary 
c. Secondary 
d. Quaternary 
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Q12 The first urban settlement to reach a population of one million was: 
a. Paris 
b. New York 
c. London 
d. Canberra 
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Q13 Identify the land locked harbor from the followings- 
a. Vishakhapatnam 
b. Mumbai 
c. Ennor 
d. Haldia 
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Q14 Which one of the following is the longest national highway of India? 
a. NH-1 
b. NH-7 
c. NH-6 
d. NH-8 
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Q15 Complete the following table by writing appropriate answer: 
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Q16 Name the Headquarters of Northern Railway Zone of India 
a. Lucknow 
b. Kanpur 
c. New Delhi 
d. Chandigarh 
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Q17 Land degradation in irrigated areas is caused by which of following reason ? 
a. Gully erosion 
b. Wind erosion 
c. Salinization of soil 
d. Siltation of land 
1 
Q18 South-West monsoon in India coincides with which cropping season? 
a. Kharif 
b. Rabi 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
GEOGRAPHY (029) 
CLASS-XII 
Time: 3hours Max. Marks 70 
General Instructions: 
i. There are 30 questions in all. 
ii. All questions are compulsory. 
iii. Question numbers 1 to 18 are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying 1 mark each. 
Write only the correct answer in your answer sheets. 
iv. Question numbers 19 to 22 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 80-100 words. 
v. Question numbers 23 to 28 are long answer questions carrying 5 marks each. Answer to 
each of these questions should not exceed 150 words. 
vi. Question numbers 29 and 30 are related to identification or location and labeling of 
geographical features on maps, carrying 5 marks each. 
vii. Outline map of India and World provided to you must be attached within your answer 
book. 
viii. Use of template or stencils for drawing outline maps is allowed. 
  SECTION A   
Q1 Which one of the following is the largest linguistic group of India?  
a. Sino – Tibetan 
b. Indo – Aryan  
c. Austric  
d. Dravidian 
    OR 
Which one of the following periods had witnessed rapid growth of population. 
a.  Before 1921 
b.  1921 - 1951 
c.  1951 – 1981 
d.  After 1981   
1 
Q2 Which one of the following is the main reason for male migration in India?  
a. Education 
b. Business  
c. Work and employment 
d. Marriage 
                                                                                                 
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Q3 Identify the country with the highest sex ratio in the world 
a. Latvia 
b. United Arab Emirates 
c. Japan 
d. France 
OR 
Which one of the following figures represents the working age group of the 
population? 
a. 15 to 65 years 
b. 15 to 64 years 
c. 15 to 66 years 
d. 15 to 59 years                                                                              
1 
Q4 Which one of the following group of cities have been arranged in the sequence of 
their ranks i.e., 1,2,3 and 4 in size ? 
a.  Greater Mumbai, Bangaluru, Kolkata, Chennai. 
b.  Delhi, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata. 
c.  Kolkata, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi. 
d. Greater Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai. 
    OR 
Palli and nagla belong to which one of the following rural settlements- 
a. Clustered 
b. Semi-clustered 
c. Hamleted 
d. Dispersed or isolated. 
1 
Q5 Which one of the following is not a Push factor? 
a. Water Shortage 
b. Medical/Educational facilities 
c. Unemployment 
d. Epidemics                                                                                                
1 
Q6 Which one of the following best is the best description of Development? 
a. An increase in size 
b. A constant in size 
c. A positive change in quality 
d. A simple change in quality                                      
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Q7 Which one of the following is not a Plantation Crop? 
a. Coffee 
b. Sugarcane 
c. Wheat 
d. Rubber 
1 
Q8 Which one of the following types of cultivation was developed by European 
colonists? 
a. Kolkhoz 
b. Mixed Farming 
c. Viticulture 
d. Plantation 
1 
Q9 Which one of the following does not follow Monoculture? 
a. Commercial Grain Farming 
b. Plantation Agriculture 
c. Mixed Farming 
d. Dairy Farming 
1 
Q10 Which one of the following forms of settlement develops along either side of roads, 
rivers or canals? 
a. Circular 
b. Linear 
c. Cross Shaped 
d. Square 
1 
Q11 Which one of the following types of economic activities dominates in all rural 
settlements? 
a. Primary 
b. Tertiary 
c. Secondary 
d. Quaternary 
1 
Q12 The first urban settlement to reach a population of one million was: 
a. Paris 
b. New York 
c. London 
d. Canberra 
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Q13 Identify the land locked harbor from the followings- 
a. Vishakhapatnam 
b. Mumbai 
c. Ennor 
d. Haldia 
1 
Q14 Which one of the following is the longest national highway of India? 
a. NH-1 
b. NH-7 
c. NH-6 
d. NH-8 
1 
Q15 Complete the following table by writing appropriate answer: 
`
 
1 
Q16 Name the Headquarters of Northern Railway Zone of India 
a. Lucknow 
b. Kanpur 
c. New Delhi 
d. Chandigarh 
1 
Q17 Land degradation in irrigated areas is caused by which of following reason ? 
a. Gully erosion 
b. Wind erosion 
c. Salinization of soil 
d. Siltation of land 
1 
Q18 South-West monsoon in India coincides with which cropping season? 
a. Kharif 
b. Rabi 
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c. Zaid 
d. None of the above                     
 SECTION B   
Q19 “The chief gateways of the world of international trade are the harbours and ports”. 
Justify the statement with examples.                
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Q20 How is Possibilism different from Environmental Determinism? Explain with suitable 
Examples.       
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Q21 Study the pie-chart given below and answer the questions that follow- 
 
 
 
a. Which sector’s share is the maximum in the usage of surface and ground 
water? 
b. What is the percentage of agricultural sector in the usage of surface water 
and Ground water?  
c. Why the development of irrigation was assigned a very high priority in the 
Five years plans? 
                                                                                            
For visually impaired candidates ( in place of Q. No. 21) 
a. Name the two sources where water is available for irrigation.   
b. Which sector of economy uses the maximum amount of water in our 
country?                                                                                                
c. Why is development of irrigation was assigned a very high priority in five 
years plans?          
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