CBSE Class 12 History Previous Year Question Papers

Question Papers of History for Class 12 are the best tool to prepare for final examinations. These previous year papers and board papers are in accordance with CBSE guidelines and prescribed syllabus and thus after solving them students get enough confidence and practice to face the forthcoming exams. Here on Ribblu one can get lot of Question Papers for Class 12 History in PDF format for free

Total Papers : 16

Total Papers : 16

Class 12 History Marks Distribution
Units Marks
Themes in Indian History Part-I(Units 1 – 4) 24
Unit 1: The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology
Unit 2: Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story
Unit 3: Social Histories: using the Mahabharata
Unit 4: A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa
Themes in Indian History Part-II (Units 5 – 9) 25
Unit 5: Medieval Society through Travellers’ Accounts
Unit 6: Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition
Unit 7: New Architecture: Hampi
Unit 8: Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i-Akbari
Unit 9: The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles
Themes in Indian History Part-III (Units 10 – 15) 25
Unit 10: Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports
Unit 11: Representations of 1857
Unit 12: Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports
Unit 13: Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes
Unit 14: Partition through Oral Sources
Unit 15: The Making of the Constitution
Map Work 6
Total 80
Project work (Internal Assessment) 20
Total 100

History Topics to be covered for Class 12 Arts

  • The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology
  • Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story.
  • Social Histories: Using the Mahabharata
  • A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa
  • Medieval Society through Travellers' Accounts
  • Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition
  • New Architecture: Hampi
  • Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i-Akbari
  • The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles
  • Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports
  • Representations of 1857
  • Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports
  • Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes
  • Partition through Oral Sources
  • The Making of the Constitution

Structure of CBSE History Sample Paper for Class 12 Arts is

Type of Question Marks per Question Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Objective Type Questions 1 20 20
Short Answer Type Questions 3 4 12
Source Based Questions 6 3 18
Long Answer Type Questions 8 3 24
Map Work 6 1 6
Total 36 80

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In order to access the level of preparation done by any particular student he or she needs to solve Previous Year Question Papers. These papers act as perfect tools to practise for the final board exam. If one wants to get a clear look and feel of how final exam papers are framed in terms of level of difficulty, time and other aspects then , all students must make sure that they attempt these papers once their course revision is finished. Few benefits of solving Previous Question Papers are given below:

  • Revising the subject is very good practice but until and unless one Solves the past question papers in the lookalike environment as in board exam or final class room exam, there is most likely that student may not be able to identify and check whether the understanding of all concepts of the subject are complete or not. It is only after students attempt the question paper in the same time frame he or she is able to judge the capability of solving the paper in the stipulated time frame. It highlights the weak areas if any and gives students ample amount of time to work on those areas and be better prepared before exams.
  • Knowing everything is great but it is of no use unless the implementation and results are not matching with that. There is always a risk of the case in which in spite of knowing everything a student falls short of time to complete the entire question paper and thus loses marks. Generally CBSE Board papers and previous year questions are generally of 3 hour duration. So while practicing such papers it is imperative to create a final exam or board like environment at home and ensure that the Question paper is attempted only in 3 hours and then check whether it was possible to complete the paper in the desired amount of time. Often at first students take longer than expected, and thus they get early warning to practice more and increase the speed.
  • Students with anxiety issues need previous year papers more than anyone for overcoming such issues. Since they do not know what questions will be asked in the CBSE board they create panic in their mind due to this fear of the unknown and get scared with the idea that they might not be able to do well in exams. Thus such students need to complete at-least 7-10 Question papers prior to the exams, to gain confidence and get into a better frame of mind.
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