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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
POLITICAL SCIENCE (028) 
CLASS XII 
 
 
Time allowed: 3Hrs.        Max Marks-80          
 
 General Instructions:- 
a) All questions are compulsory. 
b) Question nos. 1 to 20 carry 1 mark each. Answer should not exceed 20 words each. 
c) Question nos. 21 to 23 carry 2 marks each. Answer should not exceed 40 words 
each. 
d) Question nos. 24 to 27 carry 4 marks each. Answer should not exceed 100 words 
each. 
e) Question nos. 28 to 30 carry 5 marks each. Two  passage based questions and one 
picture based question. should not exceed 150 words each. 
f) Question no 31 is a map –based question. Write its answers in your answer book. 
g) Question nos. 32 to 34 carry 6 marks each. Each with an internal choice. Answer 
should not exceed 150 words each. 
 
 
 SECTION-A  
Q1. Complete the following in a meaningful way: - 
What are safety nets? 
OR 
 In 1945 the Allied forces included the US_____ USSR and 
_________. 
1 
(Remembering) 
 Q2.. Which event in 1989 led to the unification of Germany? 1 
(Remembering) 
Q3. Correct the statement and re write: - 
The first world was the communist countries and the third world was 
the capitalist countries. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q4. Name any two founder leaders of NAM?______________________. 1 
(Remembering) 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
POLITICAL SCIENCE (028) 
CLASS XII 
 
 
Time allowed: 3Hrs.        Max Marks-80          
 
 General Instructions:- 
a) All questions are compulsory. 
b) Question nos. 1 to 20 carry 1 mark each. Answer should not exceed 20 words each. 
c) Question nos. 21 to 23 carry 2 marks each. Answer should not exceed 40 words 
each. 
d) Question nos. 24 to 27 carry 4 marks each. Answer should not exceed 100 words 
each. 
e) Question nos. 28 to 30 carry 5 marks each. Two  passage based questions and one 
picture based question. should not exceed 150 words each. 
f) Question no 31 is a map –based question. Write its answers in your answer book. 
g) Question nos. 32 to 34 carry 6 marks each. Each with an internal choice. Answer 
should not exceed 150 words each. 
 
 
 SECTION-A  
Q1. Complete the following in a meaningful way: - 
What are safety nets? 
OR 
 In 1945 the Allied forces included the US_____ USSR and 
_________. 
1 
(Remembering) 
 Q2.. Which event in 1989 led to the unification of Germany? 1 
(Remembering) 
Q3. Correct the statement and re write: - 
The first world was the communist countries and the third world was 
the capitalist countries. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q4. Name any two founder leaders of NAM?______________________. 1 
(Remembering) 
Page | 2 
 
Q5. Which state was carved out of Assam from the following- 
I. Meghalaya 
ii.Sikkim 
iii.Manipur 
iv.Tripura 
1 
(application) 
Q6. What was the main purpose of launching Operation Enduring 
freedom? 
1 
(application/ 
understanding) 
Q7. The strategy of staying as far removed from the dominant power as 
possible is also known as--------------------. 
1 
(application) 
Q8. Informal, non-confrontationist and cooperative interaction among 
members of South East Asian Nations is also called-----------------. 
1 
(application) 
Q9. Identify the country----- 
Where the Monarch worked to weed out militants and guerrillas from 
north-eastern India that operated in his country with a view to help 
India. 
1 
(Remembering) 
Q10. Which of the following countries had an issue related to the migration 
of Rohingyas? 
a) Nepal 
b) Bhutan 
c)Myanmar 
d)China 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q11. Complete the sentence--- 
The Rio Summit recommended a list of development practices called-
----------. 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q12. The famous speech delivered by JawaharLal  Nehru at the hour of 
midnight on 14-15 August, 1947 has come to be called as----------------
-----. 
1 
(Remembering) 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
POLITICAL SCIENCE (028) 
CLASS XII 
 
 
Time allowed: 3Hrs.        Max Marks-80          
 
 General Instructions:- 
a) All questions are compulsory. 
b) Question nos. 1 to 20 carry 1 mark each. Answer should not exceed 20 words each. 
c) Question nos. 21 to 23 carry 2 marks each. Answer should not exceed 40 words 
each. 
d) Question nos. 24 to 27 carry 4 marks each. Answer should not exceed 100 words 
each. 
e) Question nos. 28 to 30 carry 5 marks each. Two  passage based questions and one 
picture based question. should not exceed 150 words each. 
f) Question no 31 is a map –based question. Write its answers in your answer book. 
g) Question nos. 32 to 34 carry 6 marks each. Each with an internal choice. Answer 
should not exceed 150 words each. 
 
 
 SECTION-A  
Q1. Complete the following in a meaningful way: - 
What are safety nets? 
OR 
 In 1945 the Allied forces included the US_____ USSR and 
_________. 
1 
(Remembering) 
 Q2.. Which event in 1989 led to the unification of Germany? 1 
(Remembering) 
Q3. Correct the statement and re write: - 
The first world was the communist countries and the third world was 
the capitalist countries. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q4. Name any two founder leaders of NAM?______________________. 1 
(Remembering) 
Page | 2 
 
Q5. Which state was carved out of Assam from the following- 
I. Meghalaya 
ii.Sikkim 
iii.Manipur 
iv.Tripura 
1 
(application) 
Q6. What was the main purpose of launching Operation Enduring 
freedom? 
1 
(application/ 
understanding) 
Q7. The strategy of staying as far removed from the dominant power as 
possible is also known as--------------------. 
1 
(application) 
Q8. Informal, non-confrontationist and cooperative interaction among 
members of South East Asian Nations is also called-----------------. 
1 
(application) 
Q9. Identify the country----- 
Where the Monarch worked to weed out militants and guerrillas from 
north-eastern India that operated in his country with a view to help 
India. 
1 
(Remembering) 
Q10. Which of the following countries had an issue related to the migration 
of Rohingyas? 
a) Nepal 
b) Bhutan 
c)Myanmar 
d)China 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q11. Complete the sentence--- 
The Rio Summit recommended a list of development practices called-
----------. 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q12. The famous speech delivered by JawaharLal  Nehru at the hour of 
midnight on 14-15 August, 1947 has come to be called as----------------
-----. 
1 
(Remembering) 
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Q13. Which institution has replaced the planning commission? 1 
(remembering) 
Q14. Name the person with whom would you associate the following 
slogans? 
a. Aya Ram and Gaya Ram ___________________ 
b. Total Revolution _________________________ 
1 
(application) 
Q15. Select the correct option: - 
The Grand Alliance of opposition of 1971 
a. Got a combined tally of seats that was less than 40. 
b. Had a clear ideological programme. 
c.Had a grand finish in the 1970 elections. 
d.Proved to be a grand success.  
1 
(application) 
Q16. Select the correct option for the leader and  the country that helped 
to reach  the Tashkent agreement between India and Pakistan: 
I. India, Nehru 
b. USSR, Kosygin 
c. Egypt, Nasser 
d. Indonesia, Sukarno 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q17. Correct and rewrite the statement----- 
Ravi, Beas river dispute was resolved between Himachal Pradesh, 
Punjab and Uttarakhand. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q18. Identify the organisation that brokered the Indus water treaty 
between India and Pakistan. 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q19. At the time of Independence, Indian leaders were committed to the 
aims of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and ________. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q20. Correct the following sentence and rewrite it-- 
On June 1977, Prime Minister Morarji Desai recommended the 
1 
(Remembering) 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
POLITICAL SCIENCE (028) 
CLASS XII 
 
 
Time allowed: 3Hrs.        Max Marks-80          
 
 General Instructions:- 
a) All questions are compulsory. 
b) Question nos. 1 to 20 carry 1 mark each. Answer should not exceed 20 words each. 
c) Question nos. 21 to 23 carry 2 marks each. Answer should not exceed 40 words 
each. 
d) Question nos. 24 to 27 carry 4 marks each. Answer should not exceed 100 words 
each. 
e) Question nos. 28 to 30 carry 5 marks each. Two  passage based questions and one 
picture based question. should not exceed 150 words each. 
f) Question no 31 is a map –based question. Write its answers in your answer book. 
g) Question nos. 32 to 34 carry 6 marks each. Each with an internal choice. Answer 
should not exceed 150 words each. 
 
 
 SECTION-A  
Q1. Complete the following in a meaningful way: - 
What are safety nets? 
OR 
 In 1945 the Allied forces included the US_____ USSR and 
_________. 
1 
(Remembering) 
 Q2.. Which event in 1989 led to the unification of Germany? 1 
(Remembering) 
Q3. Correct the statement and re write: - 
The first world was the communist countries and the third world was 
the capitalist countries. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q4. Name any two founder leaders of NAM?______________________. 1 
(Remembering) 
Page | 2 
 
Q5. Which state was carved out of Assam from the following- 
I. Meghalaya 
ii.Sikkim 
iii.Manipur 
iv.Tripura 
1 
(application) 
Q6. What was the main purpose of launching Operation Enduring 
freedom? 
1 
(application/ 
understanding) 
Q7. The strategy of staying as far removed from the dominant power as 
possible is also known as--------------------. 
1 
(application) 
Q8. Informal, non-confrontationist and cooperative interaction among 
members of South East Asian Nations is also called-----------------. 
1 
(application) 
Q9. Identify the country----- 
Where the Monarch worked to weed out militants and guerrillas from 
north-eastern India that operated in his country with a view to help 
India. 
1 
(Remembering) 
Q10. Which of the following countries had an issue related to the migration 
of Rohingyas? 
a) Nepal 
b) Bhutan 
c)Myanmar 
d)China 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q11. Complete the sentence--- 
The Rio Summit recommended a list of development practices called-
----------. 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q12. The famous speech delivered by JawaharLal  Nehru at the hour of 
midnight on 14-15 August, 1947 has come to be called as----------------
-----. 
1 
(Remembering) 
Page | 3 
 
Q13. Which institution has replaced the planning commission? 1 
(remembering) 
Q14. Name the person with whom would you associate the following 
slogans? 
a. Aya Ram and Gaya Ram ___________________ 
b. Total Revolution _________________________ 
1 
(application) 
Q15. Select the correct option: - 
The Grand Alliance of opposition of 1971 
a. Got a combined tally of seats that was less than 40. 
b. Had a clear ideological programme. 
c.Had a grand finish in the 1970 elections. 
d.Proved to be a grand success.  
1 
(application) 
Q16. Select the correct option for the leader and  the country that helped 
to reach  the Tashkent agreement between India and Pakistan: 
I. India, Nehru 
b. USSR, Kosygin 
c. Egypt, Nasser 
d. Indonesia, Sukarno 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q17. Correct and rewrite the statement----- 
Ravi, Beas river dispute was resolved between Himachal Pradesh, 
Punjab and Uttarakhand. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q18. Identify the organisation that brokered the Indus water treaty 
between India and Pakistan. 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q19. At the time of Independence, Indian leaders were committed to the 
aims of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and ________. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q20. Correct the following sentence and rewrite it-- 
On June 1977, Prime Minister Morarji Desai recommended the 
1 
(Remembering) 
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imposition of the emergency to GyaniZail Singh. 
 SECTION-B  
Q21. Mention any two main objectives of the United Nations. 2 
(understanding) 
Q22. Highlight two arenas of Cold War along with example of each. 2 
(application) 
Q23. Explain with the help of an example the meaning of Anti-
Congressism. 
2 
(HOTS) 
 SECTION-C  
Q24. Describe the objectives of Iraq invasion by the US.. 4 
(Remembering) 
Q25. Highlight the role of Jawaharlal Nehru the first Prime Minister of India 
in the formation of India’s foreign policy. 
4 
(understanding) 
Q26. Analyse any four challenges faced by Election Commission of India 
before the first General Election. 
OR 
Which two models of modern development were there before India on 
the eve of independence? Which model did India decide to choose 
and why? 
1x4 
(Evaluation) 
1+3 
Q27. You are an important leader of Farmers’ agitation. The Government 
authorities ask you to present any two demands on behalf of the 
farmers. On priority basis, which three demands will you make? 
Support your demands with appropriate arguments. 
4 
(HOTS) 
 SECTION-D  
Q28. Study the given cartoon carefully and answer the questions that 
follow--   
5 
(application) 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2019-2020) 
POLITICAL SCIENCE (028) 
CLASS XII 
 
 
Time allowed: 3Hrs.        Max Marks-80          
 
 General Instructions:- 
a) All questions are compulsory. 
b) Question nos. 1 to 20 carry 1 mark each. Answer should not exceed 20 words each. 
c) Question nos. 21 to 23 carry 2 marks each. Answer should not exceed 40 words 
each. 
d) Question nos. 24 to 27 carry 4 marks each. Answer should not exceed 100 words 
each. 
e) Question nos. 28 to 30 carry 5 marks each. Two  passage based questions and one 
picture based question. should not exceed 150 words each. 
f) Question no 31 is a map –based question. Write its answers in your answer book. 
g) Question nos. 32 to 34 carry 6 marks each. Each with an internal choice. Answer 
should not exceed 150 words each. 
 
 
 SECTION-A  
Q1. Complete the following in a meaningful way: - 
What are safety nets? 
OR 
 In 1945 the Allied forces included the US_____ USSR and 
_________. 
1 
(Remembering) 
 Q2.. Which event in 1989 led to the unification of Germany? 1 
(Remembering) 
Q3. Correct the statement and re write: - 
The first world was the communist countries and the third world was 
the capitalist countries. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q4. Name any two founder leaders of NAM?______________________. 1 
(Remembering) 
Page | 2 
 
Q5. Which state was carved out of Assam from the following- 
I. Meghalaya 
ii.Sikkim 
iii.Manipur 
iv.Tripura 
1 
(application) 
Q6. What was the main purpose of launching Operation Enduring 
freedom? 
1 
(application/ 
understanding) 
Q7. The strategy of staying as far removed from the dominant power as 
possible is also known as--------------------. 
1 
(application) 
Q8. Informal, non-confrontationist and cooperative interaction among 
members of South East Asian Nations is also called-----------------. 
1 
(application) 
Q9. Identify the country----- 
Where the Monarch worked to weed out militants and guerrillas from 
north-eastern India that operated in his country with a view to help 
India. 
1 
(Remembering) 
Q10. Which of the following countries had an issue related to the migration 
of Rohingyas? 
a) Nepal 
b) Bhutan 
c)Myanmar 
d)China 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q11. Complete the sentence--- 
The Rio Summit recommended a list of development practices called-
----------. 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q12. The famous speech delivered by JawaharLal  Nehru at the hour of 
midnight on 14-15 August, 1947 has come to be called as----------------
-----. 
1 
(Remembering) 
Page | 3 
 
Q13. Which institution has replaced the planning commission? 1 
(remembering) 
Q14. Name the person with whom would you associate the following 
slogans? 
a. Aya Ram and Gaya Ram ___________________ 
b. Total Revolution _________________________ 
1 
(application) 
Q15. Select the correct option: - 
The Grand Alliance of opposition of 1971 
a. Got a combined tally of seats that was less than 40. 
b. Had a clear ideological programme. 
c.Had a grand finish in the 1970 elections. 
d.Proved to be a grand success.  
1 
(application) 
Q16. Select the correct option for the leader and  the country that helped 
to reach  the Tashkent agreement between India and Pakistan: 
I. India, Nehru 
b. USSR, Kosygin 
c. Egypt, Nasser 
d. Indonesia, Sukarno 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q17. Correct and rewrite the statement----- 
Ravi, Beas river dispute was resolved between Himachal Pradesh, 
Punjab and Uttarakhand. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q18. Identify the organisation that brokered the Indus water treaty 
between India and Pakistan. 
1 
(HOTS) 
Q19. At the time of Independence, Indian leaders were committed to the 
aims of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and ________. 
1 
(understanding) 
Q20. Correct the following sentence and rewrite it-- 
On June 1977, Prime Minister Morarji Desai recommended the 
1 
(Remembering) 
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imposition of the emergency to GyaniZail Singh. 
 SECTION-B  
Q21. Mention any two main objectives of the United Nations. 2 
(understanding) 
Q22. Highlight two arenas of Cold War along with example of each. 2 
(application) 
Q23. Explain with the help of an example the meaning of Anti-
Congressism. 
2 
(HOTS) 
 SECTION-C  
Q24. Describe the objectives of Iraq invasion by the US.. 4 
(Remembering) 
Q25. Highlight the role of Jawaharlal Nehru the first Prime Minister of India 
in the formation of India’s foreign policy. 
4 
(understanding) 
Q26. Analyse any four challenges faced by Election Commission of India 
before the first General Election. 
OR 
Which two models of modern development were there before India on 
the eve of independence? Which model did India decide to choose 
and why? 
1x4 
(Evaluation) 
1+3 
Q27. You are an important leader of Farmers’ agitation. The Government 
authorities ask you to present any two demands on behalf of the 
farmers. On priority basis, which three demands will you make? 
Support your demands with appropriate arguments. 
4 
(HOTS) 
 SECTION-D  
Q28. Study the given cartoon carefully and answer the questions that 
follow--   
5 
(application) 
Page | 5 
 
 
a) What does lion in the cartoon represent ?What does it believe ? 
b) What does tiger in the cartoon represent? What is its demand? 
c) Which country’s problem is depicted here? Which dilemma of 
government is represented by this cartoon? 
d) Name the external powers that helped to resolve issues. 
Question   
To be attempted only by visually impaired students 
 ‘In spite of the ongoing conflict, Srilanka recorded development”. 
Comment 
 
Q29. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
The growing focus on environmental issues within the arena of global 
politics was firmly consolidated at the United Nations Conference on 
Environment and Development held at Rio de Janerio, Brazil in June 
1992. This was also called the Earth Summit….What was obvious at 
the Rio Summit was the rich and the developed countries of the first 
world generally referred to as the “Global North” were pursuing a 
different environmental agenda than the poor and the developing 
countries of the III world called the “Global South”...The differences in 
their approach culminated into the adoption of the principle called 
“Common but differentiated responsibilities.” 
a) How was the environmental concern of the first world different from 
that of the third world? 
b) In what ways did the principle of “Common but differentiated 
responsibilities’ help in addressing and overcoming the differences 
between the “Global North” and ‘Global South”? 
 2+3=5(HOTS) 
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