CBSE Sample Question Paper Psychology (2019-20) Humanities/Arts Notes | EduRev

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PSYCHOLOGY (037) 
CLASS - XII 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER – 2019-2020 
 Time – 3 Hours                              Max Marks – 70 
 
General instructions 
 
? All questions are compulsory and answers should be brief and to the point. 
? Marks for each question are indicated against it. 
?  Question Nos. 1-17 in Part A are objective type questions carrying one mark each. You are 
requested to answer them as directed. 
? Question Nos. 18-21 in Part B are very short answer type questions carrying two marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words. 
? Question Nos. 22-24 in Part C are short answer type I questions carrying three marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 60 words. 
? Question Nos. 25-30 in Part D are short answer type II questions carrying four marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 100 words. 
? Question Nos. 31-32 in Part E are long answer type questions carrying six marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words. 
 
 PART A  
Q1 Learning alphabets and digits is an example of simultaneous processing. True/False 1 
Q2. Calculate the MA of a 10-year-old boy who has an IQ of 120. 1 
Q3. Ramesh is aspiring to head his company. He is very motivated and works hard. 
However, he is unable to relax and feels he is always short on time. This is an 
example of______ personality. 
 
a. a) Type B  
b. b) Type A 
c. c) Type D 
d. d) Type C  
1 
Q4. Children with high _________ self-esteem are more liked by their peers. 
 
a) academic 
b) athletic 
c) physical appearance 
d) social 
1 
Q5. 
__________ are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals 
to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. 
1 
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PSYCHOLOGY (037) 
CLASS - XII 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER – 2019-2020 
 Time – 3 Hours                              Max Marks – 70 
 
General instructions 
 
? All questions are compulsory and answers should be brief and to the point. 
? Marks for each question are indicated against it. 
?  Question Nos. 1-17 in Part A are objective type questions carrying one mark each. You are 
requested to answer them as directed. 
? Question Nos. 18-21 in Part B are very short answer type questions carrying two marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words. 
? Question Nos. 22-24 in Part C are short answer type I questions carrying three marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 60 words. 
? Question Nos. 25-30 in Part D are short answer type II questions carrying four marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 100 words. 
? Question Nos. 31-32 in Part E are long answer type questions carrying six marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words. 
 
 PART A  
Q1 Learning alphabets and digits is an example of simultaneous processing. True/False 1 
Q2. Calculate the MA of a 10-year-old boy who has an IQ of 120. 1 
Q3. Ramesh is aspiring to head his company. He is very motivated and works hard. 
However, he is unable to relax and feels he is always short on time. This is an 
example of______ personality. 
 
a. a) Type B  
b. b) Type A 
c. c) Type D 
d. d) Type C  
1 
Q4. Children with high _________ self-esteem are more liked by their peers. 
 
a) academic 
b) athletic 
c) physical appearance 
d) social 
1 
Q5. 
__________ are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals 
to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. 
1 
Q6. Ramya is being provided with books and uniforms by the school. Identify the kind 
of support that she is receiving. 
 
a) Informational Support 
b) Tangible Support 
c) Emotional Support 
d) Positive Support  
 
1 
Q7. A soldier from the army reported paralysis of his right hand. On investigation, no 
neurological cause could be identified. Name the disorder he is suffering from. 
1 
Q8.  Rohit believes he is a secret agent and that a network of spies communicates with 
him through messages sent directly into his head. Identify the type of delusion he is 
experiencing. 
 
(a)  Delusion of reference 
(b)  Delusion of control 
(c) Delusion of grandeur 
(d) Delusion of persecution 
1 
Q9. Choose the features of attitudes from the options given below: 
 
a) Extremeness and Centrality 
b) A-B-C Components  
c) Schemas and Stereotypes 
d) Values & Beliefs 
1 
Q10. The Nazis committed atrocities against the Jews. This is an example of 
___________. 
 
a) Prejudice 
b) Discrimination 
c) Stereotype 
d) Scapegoating 
 
1 
Q11. ________ and __________ are two alternative therapies. 1 
Q12. A collection of people who may be present at a place by chance is called 
a__________. 
1 
Q13. The school dramatics team is in the final stage of presenting their play. Identify the 
stage of group formation the team is at. 
 
a) Forming 
b) Storming 
c) Norming 
d) Performing  
1 
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PSYCHOLOGY (037) 
CLASS - XII 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER – 2019-2020 
 Time – 3 Hours                              Max Marks – 70 
 
General instructions 
 
? All questions are compulsory and answers should be brief and to the point. 
? Marks for each question are indicated against it. 
?  Question Nos. 1-17 in Part A are objective type questions carrying one mark each. You are 
requested to answer them as directed. 
? Question Nos. 18-21 in Part B are very short answer type questions carrying two marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words. 
? Question Nos. 22-24 in Part C are short answer type I questions carrying three marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 60 words. 
? Question Nos. 25-30 in Part D are short answer type II questions carrying four marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 100 words. 
? Question Nos. 31-32 in Part E are long answer type questions carrying six marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words. 
 
 PART A  
Q1 Learning alphabets and digits is an example of simultaneous processing. True/False 1 
Q2. Calculate the MA of a 10-year-old boy who has an IQ of 120. 1 
Q3. Ramesh is aspiring to head his company. He is very motivated and works hard. 
However, he is unable to relax and feels he is always short on time. This is an 
example of______ personality. 
 
a. a) Type B  
b. b) Type A 
c. c) Type D 
d. d) Type C  
1 
Q4. Children with high _________ self-esteem are more liked by their peers. 
 
a) academic 
b) athletic 
c) physical appearance 
d) social 
1 
Q5. 
__________ are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals 
to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. 
1 
Q6. Ramya is being provided with books and uniforms by the school. Identify the kind 
of support that she is receiving. 
 
a) Informational Support 
b) Tangible Support 
c) Emotional Support 
d) Positive Support  
 
1 
Q7. A soldier from the army reported paralysis of his right hand. On investigation, no 
neurological cause could be identified. Name the disorder he is suffering from. 
1 
Q8.  Rohit believes he is a secret agent and that a network of spies communicates with 
him through messages sent directly into his head. Identify the type of delusion he is 
experiencing. 
 
(a)  Delusion of reference 
(b)  Delusion of control 
(c) Delusion of grandeur 
(d) Delusion of persecution 
1 
Q9. Choose the features of attitudes from the options given below: 
 
a) Extremeness and Centrality 
b) A-B-C Components  
c) Schemas and Stereotypes 
d) Values & Beliefs 
1 
Q10. The Nazis committed atrocities against the Jews. This is an example of 
___________. 
 
a) Prejudice 
b) Discrimination 
c) Stereotype 
d) Scapegoating 
 
1 
Q11. ________ and __________ are two alternative therapies. 1 
Q12. A collection of people who may be present at a place by chance is called 
a__________. 
1 
Q13. The school dramatics team is in the final stage of presenting their play. Identify the 
stage of group formation the team is at. 
 
a) Forming 
b) Storming 
c) Norming 
d) Performing  
1 
Q14. The minimalistic perspective suggests that the physical environment exists mainly 
for use by human beings. True/False 
1 
Q15. You were interviewed by your school selection team for the post of head boy/head 
girl. Identify the interpersonal distance in this situation. 
 
a) Intimate distance 
b) Public distance   
c) Personal distance 
d) Social Distance  
1 
Q16. _____________ means that your behavioural expressions are consistent with what 
you value, the way you feel and relate to your inner self-image. 
 
(a) empathy 
(b) positive regard 
(c) self-concept 
(d) authenticity 
1 
Q17 A major advantage of the observation method is that the events being observed are 
subject to bias due to the feelings of the observer involved. True/False 
1 
  
PART B 
 
 
Q18. Discuss the main limitation of Hans Selye’s model of stress. 2 
Q19. A) 
 
 B) 
Describe the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. 
OR 
What is separation anxiety disorder? List any two symptoms. 
2 
Q20. How can faulty behavior be modified with token economy? Elucidate with the help 
of an example. 
 
2 
Q21. Why do people obey? Give any two reasons for obedience to take place. 2 
  
PART C 
 
 
Q22. Why is emotional intelligence receiving increasing attention of educators? 
 
3 
Q23.  Ankita’s job requires her to shift cities very frequently. With reference to secondary 
appraisal, suggest ways in which she will interpret the situation. 
3 
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PSYCHOLOGY (037) 
CLASS - XII 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER – 2019-2020 
 Time – 3 Hours                              Max Marks – 70 
 
General instructions 
 
? All questions are compulsory and answers should be brief and to the point. 
? Marks for each question are indicated against it. 
?  Question Nos. 1-17 in Part A are objective type questions carrying one mark each. You are 
requested to answer them as directed. 
? Question Nos. 18-21 in Part B are very short answer type questions carrying two marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words. 
? Question Nos. 22-24 in Part C are short answer type I questions carrying three marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 60 words. 
? Question Nos. 25-30 in Part D are short answer type II questions carrying four marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 100 words. 
? Question Nos. 31-32 in Part E are long answer type questions carrying six marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words. 
 
 PART A  
Q1 Learning alphabets and digits is an example of simultaneous processing. True/False 1 
Q2. Calculate the MA of a 10-year-old boy who has an IQ of 120. 1 
Q3. Ramesh is aspiring to head his company. He is very motivated and works hard. 
However, he is unable to relax and feels he is always short on time. This is an 
example of______ personality. 
 
a. a) Type B  
b. b) Type A 
c. c) Type D 
d. d) Type C  
1 
Q4. Children with high _________ self-esteem are more liked by their peers. 
 
a) academic 
b) athletic 
c) physical appearance 
d) social 
1 
Q5. 
__________ are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals 
to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. 
1 
Q6. Ramya is being provided with books and uniforms by the school. Identify the kind 
of support that she is receiving. 
 
a) Informational Support 
b) Tangible Support 
c) Emotional Support 
d) Positive Support  
 
1 
Q7. A soldier from the army reported paralysis of his right hand. On investigation, no 
neurological cause could be identified. Name the disorder he is suffering from. 
1 
Q8.  Rohit believes he is a secret agent and that a network of spies communicates with 
him through messages sent directly into his head. Identify the type of delusion he is 
experiencing. 
 
(a)  Delusion of reference 
(b)  Delusion of control 
(c) Delusion of grandeur 
(d) Delusion of persecution 
1 
Q9. Choose the features of attitudes from the options given below: 
 
a) Extremeness and Centrality 
b) A-B-C Components  
c) Schemas and Stereotypes 
d) Values & Beliefs 
1 
Q10. The Nazis committed atrocities against the Jews. This is an example of 
___________. 
 
a) Prejudice 
b) Discrimination 
c) Stereotype 
d) Scapegoating 
 
1 
Q11. ________ and __________ are two alternative therapies. 1 
Q12. A collection of people who may be present at a place by chance is called 
a__________. 
1 
Q13. The school dramatics team is in the final stage of presenting their play. Identify the 
stage of group formation the team is at. 
 
a) Forming 
b) Storming 
c) Norming 
d) Performing  
1 
Q14. The minimalistic perspective suggests that the physical environment exists mainly 
for use by human beings. True/False 
1 
Q15. You were interviewed by your school selection team for the post of head boy/head 
girl. Identify the interpersonal distance in this situation. 
 
a) Intimate distance 
b) Public distance   
c) Personal distance 
d) Social Distance  
1 
Q16. _____________ means that your behavioural expressions are consistent with what 
you value, the way you feel and relate to your inner self-image. 
 
(a) empathy 
(b) positive regard 
(c) self-concept 
(d) authenticity 
1 
Q17 A major advantage of the observation method is that the events being observed are 
subject to bias due to the feelings of the observer involved. True/False 
1 
  
PART B 
 
 
Q18. Discuss the main limitation of Hans Selye’s model of stress. 2 
Q19. A) 
 
 B) 
Describe the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. 
OR 
What is separation anxiety disorder? List any two symptoms. 
2 
Q20. How can faulty behavior be modified with token economy? Elucidate with the help 
of an example. 
 
2 
Q21. Why do people obey? Give any two reasons for obedience to take place. 2 
  
PART C 
 
 
Q22. Why is emotional intelligence receiving increasing attention of educators? 
 
3 
Q23.  Ankita’s job requires her to shift cities very frequently. With reference to secondary 
appraisal, suggest ways in which she will interpret the situation. 
3 
Q24.A) 
 
 
B) 
Two sections of Class XII of your school are at conflict over shared resources such 
as activity room, football ground and audio-visual center. Suggest possible solutions 
to reduce and resolve this conflict. 
OR 
Your school is organizing a picnic. Using techniques of compliance, suggest a plan 
to get your parents to agree to send you for this picnic. 
3 
 
 
PART D 
 
 
Q25. Describe Robert Sternberg’s Triarchic theory of intelligence. 4 
Q26. What are the features of indirect techniques of personality assessment? Describe any 
one such test. 
4 
Q27. Explain any two of Freud’s psychosexual stages of development. How did Freud 
explain the concept of fixation and regression? 
4 
Q28. A) 
 
 
         B) 
In the last few years, Monica has had to face many difficult circumstances. Quite 
often, she finds herself asking questions about the meaning of life. How will 
existential therapy alleviate her distress and help her achieve a sense of wholeness? 
OR 
Ayesha has been feeling anxious and depressed. She is convinced that no one loves 
her and that it would be very difficult for her to succeed. How will Beck’s cognitive 
therapy help her deal with her negative thoughts? 
4 
Q29. A big percentage of the population lives below the poverty line in India. As a 
responsible student, suggest steps to reduce poverty. 
4 
Q30. A) 
 
        B) 
You are a career counsellor. Design an interview format to help Ahmed select an 
appropriate career. 
OR 
You are acting in a school play. How can you communicate your part most 
effectively to the audience? 
  
4 
 
PART E 
 
Q31.A) 
 
 
        B) 
What are some of the measures suggested by WHO to prevent suicide? What are the 
approaches that are useful in strengthening positive self-esteem in children? 
OR 
What is addictive behaviour? Name any two frequently abused substances and 
describe their consequences. 
 
6 
Q32. A) Is there a consistency between attitude and behavior?  Explain. 6 
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PSYCHOLOGY (037) 
CLASS - XII 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER – 2019-2020 
 Time – 3 Hours                              Max Marks – 70 
 
General instructions 
 
? All questions are compulsory and answers should be brief and to the point. 
? Marks for each question are indicated against it. 
?  Question Nos. 1-17 in Part A are objective type questions carrying one mark each. You are 
requested to answer them as directed. 
? Question Nos. 18-21 in Part B are very short answer type questions carrying two marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words. 
? Question Nos. 22-24 in Part C are short answer type I questions carrying three marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 60 words. 
? Question Nos. 25-30 in Part D are short answer type II questions carrying four marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 100 words. 
? Question Nos. 31-32 in Part E are long answer type questions carrying six marks each. 
Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words. 
 
 PART A  
Q1 Learning alphabets and digits is an example of simultaneous processing. True/False 1 
Q2. Calculate the MA of a 10-year-old boy who has an IQ of 120. 1 
Q3. Ramesh is aspiring to head his company. He is very motivated and works hard. 
However, he is unable to relax and feels he is always short on time. This is an 
example of______ personality. 
 
a. a) Type B  
b. b) Type A 
c. c) Type D 
d. d) Type C  
1 
Q4. Children with high _________ self-esteem are more liked by their peers. 
 
a) academic 
b) athletic 
c) physical appearance 
d) social 
1 
Q5. 
__________ are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals 
to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. 
1 
Q6. Ramya is being provided with books and uniforms by the school. Identify the kind 
of support that she is receiving. 
 
a) Informational Support 
b) Tangible Support 
c) Emotional Support 
d) Positive Support  
 
1 
Q7. A soldier from the army reported paralysis of his right hand. On investigation, no 
neurological cause could be identified. Name the disorder he is suffering from. 
1 
Q8.  Rohit believes he is a secret agent and that a network of spies communicates with 
him through messages sent directly into his head. Identify the type of delusion he is 
experiencing. 
 
(a)  Delusion of reference 
(b)  Delusion of control 
(c) Delusion of grandeur 
(d) Delusion of persecution 
1 
Q9. Choose the features of attitudes from the options given below: 
 
a) Extremeness and Centrality 
b) A-B-C Components  
c) Schemas and Stereotypes 
d) Values & Beliefs 
1 
Q10. The Nazis committed atrocities against the Jews. This is an example of 
___________. 
 
a) Prejudice 
b) Discrimination 
c) Stereotype 
d) Scapegoating 
 
1 
Q11. ________ and __________ are two alternative therapies. 1 
Q12. A collection of people who may be present at a place by chance is called 
a__________. 
1 
Q13. The school dramatics team is in the final stage of presenting their play. Identify the 
stage of group formation the team is at. 
 
a) Forming 
b) Storming 
c) Norming 
d) Performing  
1 
Q14. The minimalistic perspective suggests that the physical environment exists mainly 
for use by human beings. True/False 
1 
Q15. You were interviewed by your school selection team for the post of head boy/head 
girl. Identify the interpersonal distance in this situation. 
 
a) Intimate distance 
b) Public distance   
c) Personal distance 
d) Social Distance  
1 
Q16. _____________ means that your behavioural expressions are consistent with what 
you value, the way you feel and relate to your inner self-image. 
 
(a) empathy 
(b) positive regard 
(c) self-concept 
(d) authenticity 
1 
Q17 A major advantage of the observation method is that the events being observed are 
subject to bias due to the feelings of the observer involved. True/False 
1 
  
PART B 
 
 
Q18. Discuss the main limitation of Hans Selye’s model of stress. 2 
Q19. A) 
 
 B) 
Describe the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. 
OR 
What is separation anxiety disorder? List any two symptoms. 
2 
Q20. How can faulty behavior be modified with token economy? Elucidate with the help 
of an example. 
 
2 
Q21. Why do people obey? Give any two reasons for obedience to take place. 2 
  
PART C 
 
 
Q22. Why is emotional intelligence receiving increasing attention of educators? 
 
3 
Q23.  Ankita’s job requires her to shift cities very frequently. With reference to secondary 
appraisal, suggest ways in which she will interpret the situation. 
3 
Q24.A) 
 
 
B) 
Two sections of Class XII of your school are at conflict over shared resources such 
as activity room, football ground and audio-visual center. Suggest possible solutions 
to reduce and resolve this conflict. 
OR 
Your school is organizing a picnic. Using techniques of compliance, suggest a plan 
to get your parents to agree to send you for this picnic. 
3 
 
 
PART D 
 
 
Q25. Describe Robert Sternberg’s Triarchic theory of intelligence. 4 
Q26. What are the features of indirect techniques of personality assessment? Describe any 
one such test. 
4 
Q27. Explain any two of Freud’s psychosexual stages of development. How did Freud 
explain the concept of fixation and regression? 
4 
Q28. A) 
 
 
         B) 
In the last few years, Monica has had to face many difficult circumstances. Quite 
often, she finds herself asking questions about the meaning of life. How will 
existential therapy alleviate her distress and help her achieve a sense of wholeness? 
OR 
Ayesha has been feeling anxious and depressed. She is convinced that no one loves 
her and that it would be very difficult for her to succeed. How will Beck’s cognitive 
therapy help her deal with her negative thoughts? 
4 
Q29. A big percentage of the population lives below the poverty line in India. As a 
responsible student, suggest steps to reduce poverty. 
4 
Q30. A) 
 
        B) 
You are a career counsellor. Design an interview format to help Ahmed select an 
appropriate career. 
OR 
You are acting in a school play. How can you communicate your part most 
effectively to the audience? 
  
4 
 
PART E 
 
Q31.A) 
 
 
        B) 
What are some of the measures suggested by WHO to prevent suicide? What are the 
approaches that are useful in strengthening positive self-esteem in children? 
OR 
What is addictive behaviour? Name any two frequently abused substances and 
describe their consequences. 
 
6 
Q32. A) Is there a consistency between attitude and behavior?  Explain. 6 
 
B) 
     OR 
 
What do you understand by social facilitation? Discuss the factors that influence this 
phenomenon. 
 
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