CBSE Sample Question Paper for Class 12 History

Now a days it is a must, to go through CBSE sample question papers before appearing for the final exam. Though it is recommended to complete all the NCERT textbooks to excel in exams, but to get an upper edge , one should always have a close look at the sample papers and practice by solving them before final exams.

Total Papers : 1

Total Papers : 1

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

For Preparation of board exams students can also check out other resource material

CBSE Class 12 History Question Papers

Important Questions for Class 12 History Chapter Wise

History Revision Notes for class 12

Previous Year Question Paper CBSE Class 12 History

Why Sample Papers, Previous Year CBSE Board Papers and Important questions are important for the success in Class 12 Board Exams?

When it comes to the History for 12th class under the Central Board of School (CBSE) Board, it is considered to be the most important subject and immensely scoring compared to other subjects. But the irony is that History is considered the most daunting and dreadful subject by many students who feel this subject gives them nightmare. But the experience says that if the subject is handled and tackled properly it can fetch great dividends effectively. The in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts and practice are the two essential keys for cracking the formula of success in this subject.

How To Build Strong Foundation?

As some one has rightly said that great heights can only be attained if the foundation is strong and sturdy. This holds true for History subjects also because if basics are clear, then All the problems are solved with ease only.

One can follow few tips mentioned below for strengthening the basic concepts:

  • Be Fully Attentive in the class while new topics are being taught by your respective teacher. No doubts should be left hovering in your head. Even if you feel your questions are silly, ask immediately as and when they arise with you teachers or tutors.
  • Group discussions among friends are a great way to resolve any further doubts regarding the topics. Thus if possible one should make study groups with like minded friends and fix a particular to discuss relevant doubts and problems. This technique is considered to be the most effective during the preparation of History exams.
  • There are several online sources for CBSE class 12 History topics. Youtube Videos are the most popular resources where one can get extensive explanatory videos on almost each topic.

Practice Makes the Man Perfect.

For Mastering the History Subject, One has to go through lots of practice, Yes practicing solving lots of problems, solving numerous types of questions on each topic. Once basic concepts and fundamentals have been learnt, the next thing is to learn their applications by practicing problems. Practicing the problems helps us immensely to gauge how well we have understood the concepts.

Certain Points needs to be kept in mind while solving problems:

  • One should try to approach and solve a wide variety of problems thereby covering all the relevant topics, rather than sticking to similar ones.
  • One or Two reference books should be considered for solving extra questions.
  • Try to solve previous year question papers. This helps to boost your confidence while solving new varieties of problems which may appear in the exam.
  • Start solving Sample Papers when the exam dates are nearing to get an actual feel of how the History paper might be.
  • Try to focus on eliminating committing silly mistakes while solving the problems such as multiplying instead of adding, mixing up the positive and negative signs etc.

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