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Cbse History sample paper class 12 With solved Notes

Years2024 (Based on the latest Syllabus)
Class 12th
Provides Mcqs, Verry shorts, Shorts, Long answer and map works
SectionsA, B, C, D, E
Max. Marks80
Times3 hrs
PapersCBSE Sample paper

Section A consists of 21 questions of 1 marks

Cbse History sample paper class 12 With solved Notes pdf download

1. The forest visit of Pandya chief Senguttuvan is described in which Tamil Sangam epic? 

(a) Prayaga Prashasti

(b) Sutta Pitaka

(c) Manusmriti

(d) Silappatikaram

2. The Amara-Nayaka system was first political innovation of which Indian Empire?

(a) Cholas

(b) Chalukyas

(c) Guptas

(d) Vijayanagara

3. From among the following which one depicts the correct meaning of term Sulh-i-kul? 

(a) Land and property

(b) King as the head

(c) Social equality

(d) Absolute peace

4. Which of the following is the oldest stupa in India and was commissioned by the Mauryan King Ashoka?

(a) Shanti Stupa

(c) Sanchi Stupa

(b) Amaravati Stupa

(d) Dharmarajika Stupa

5. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). 

Assertion (A) The Harappan culture is named after the first site where this culture was discovered.

Reason (R) Alexander Cunningham announced the discovery of this culture to the world in 1924.


(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and Rare true, but R is not the correct explanation of A

A is (c) A A true, but R is false is false, but R is true

6. Match the following advances in epigraphy with their approximate dates and selecaphy correct option accordingly.

Advances in EpigraphyApproximate Date
A. First issues of Epigraphia Carnatica1. 1784
B. First issue of Epigraphia Indica 2. 1838
C. Founding of the Asiatic society 3. 1886
D. Decipherment of Brahmi by Princep4. 1888


(a) A-3, B-1,C-4, D-2

(b) A-2, B-4, C-3, D-1

(d) A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2

(c) A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2

7. Fill in the blanks.

The first dynasty that ruled Vijayanagara Empire was the over

(a) Suluva dynasty

(b) Tuluva dynasty

(c) Sangama dynasty

(d) Aravidu dynasty

8. Identify the name of the following text from the information given below. 

I. The Sanskrit used in this text is far simpler than that of the Vedas or of the Prashastais.

II. The original story of the text was probably composed by charioteer-bards known as Sita’s. the

III. This text included over 100,000 verses with depictions of a wide range of social categories and situations.

IV. The text also contains sections laying down norms of behaviour for various social groups.

(a) Mahabharata

(c) Upanishads

(b) Ramayana

(d) Vedas

9. Choose the correct option from the following statements with reference to the Vaishnavism. 

(a) Vaishnavism developed around various avatars of Vishnu and Shiva.

(b) Ten avatars are recognised within this tradition.

(c) The Ten forms are assumed as Brahma.

(d) The different forms of deity are not represented in sculpture.

10. Among the following who did not keep the norms of the Rakshasha.

(a) Hidimba

(b) Matanga

(c) Kirtimukha

(d) None of these

11. Who among the following translated the Akbar Nama into English?

(a) James Princep

(b) Henry Beveridge

(c) Willian Smith

(d) Charles Wilkins

12. How many vows are taken up by Jaina monks?

(a) 5

(b) 8

(c) 3

(d) 7

13. Read the following statements carefully and identify the place where this ashram is located from the given options.


I. It is a ashram of the Mahatma Gandhi.

II. It served as one of the main centre of the Indian freedom struggle.

(a) Delhi

(b) Calcutta

(c) Ahmedabad

(d) Pune

14. Who compiled letters exchanged during freedom movement into a book titled, ‘A Bunch of Old Letters’?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Subhash Chandra Bose

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

15. Andal was the devotee of whom amongst the following?

(a) Vishnu

(b) Shiva

(c) Indra

(d) Goddess

16. Identify the following image and write its name.

(b) Tirumurai

(d) Subramanian

(a) Karaikkal Ammaiyar

(c) Nagapattinam

17. Identify the name of the person related to the Revolt of 1857 with the help of the given information. 

(i) He was popularly called Danka Shah, the Maulvi with the drum (danka).

(ii) He fought in the famous Battle of Chinhat in which the British forces under Henry Lawrence were defeated.

(a) Maulvi Liaquat Ali

(b) Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah

(c) Maulvi Muhammad Baqir

(d) Maulvi Inayat Ali

18. The Permanent Settlement was introduced in in Bengal under Governor-General of the 

Choose the correct answer from the given options.

(a) 1793, Lord Cornwallis

(b) 1983, Warren Hasting

(c) 1802, Lord Wellesley

(d) 1798, Sir John Shore

19. The person who highlighted the suffering of depressed classes in Maharashtra was 

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) BR Ambedkar

(c) Jyotiba Phule

(d) Rajendra Prasad

20. What was the main demand of Khilafat movement?

(a) Dominion status for India

(b) Self rule to India

(c) Restoration of Caliphate of Turkey

(d) Revival of orthodox culture of Islam

21. Why was the report referred to as the Fifth Report? Choose the correct option from the following.

(a) Administration activities of the East India Company in India.

(b) Commercial activities of the French India Company in India.

(c) Administration activites of the Dutch India Company in India.

(d) Political activities of the Portuguese India Company in India.

Section B consists of 6 questions of 3 marks 

22. Why were the dialogues at the Round Table Conference inconclusive? 

23. Analyse the debate among the historians regarding impact of land grants during the Gupta era. 

24. What was the language controversy? How it added fuel to the fire of separate electrorates before the Constituent Assembly? 

25. What are rules about the occupations of Varnas that are included in Dharmasutras and Dharmashastras? 


State whether gender differences were really important in the early societies from C 600 BCE to 600 CE.

26. Describe the aspects observed by Domingo Paes on the Mahanavami Dibba of the Vijayanagara Empire. 


Write a note on trading in Vijayanagara Empire. 

27. Highlight the important aspects of the book Kitab-ul-Hind by Al-Biruni. 

Section C consists of 3 questions of 8 marks

28. Throw light on the economic life and craft production of Harappan people. 


The discovery of Harappan Civilisation was collaborative effort of archaeologist from both foreign as well as of India. Elaborate? 

29. Why was the Revolt of 1857 particularly widespread in Awadh and what prompted the peasants, taluqdars and zamindars to join the revolt? 


The Azamgarh Proclamation issued on 25th August, 1857 is the main source of our knowledge about the demands of the rebels. In this regard, give a brief account of rebels demand for different section of the society. 

30. Discuss about development of Sufism in sub-continent. Elaborate the principles that form the core of the Sufi Movement? 

Or Explain how the biography of the saint poetess Mirabai has been primarily constructed. How did she defy the norms of society?

Section D consists of 3 Source based questions 

31. Read the following source carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Deadman Lane

Deadman Lane is a narrow elley, varying from 3 to 6 ft in width… At the point where the lane turns Westward part of a skull and the bones of the thorax and upper arm of an adult were discovered, all in very friable condition, at a depth of 4 ft 2 inch. The body lay on its back diagonally across the lane. Fifteen inches to the West were a few fragments of a tiny skull. It is these remains that the lane owes its name.

(i) What was discoverd in Deadman Lane?

(ii) Why was the lane called Deadman Lane?

(iii) State two reasons for decline of the Harappan Civilisation.

32. Read the following source carefully and answer the questions that follow.

“I Believe Separate Electorates will be Suicidal to the Minorities”

During the debate on 27th August, 1947, Govind Ballabh Pant said I believe separate electorates will be suicidal to the minorities and will do them tremendous harm. If they


are isolated forever, they can never convert themselves into a majority and the feeling of frustrations will cripple them even from the very beginning. What is that you desire and what is our ultimate objective? Do the minorities always want to remain as minorities or do they ever expect to form an integral part of a great nation and as such to guide and control its destinies?

If they do, can they ever achieve that aspiration and that ideal if they are isolated from the rest of the community? I think it would be extremely dangerous for them if they were segregated from the rest of the community and kept aloof in an air-tight compartment where they would have to rely on others even for the air they breathe. The minorities, if they are returned by separate electorates can never have any effective voice.

(i) What is separate electorate? 

(ii) Why did Govind Ballabh Pant feel that separate electorate would be suicidal for the minorities?

(iii) Why some people were against separate electorate? Do you think that seats should be reserved for Muslims and other minorities in educational institutions? Give one argument for or against it. 

33. Read the following source and answer the questions that follow.

A Sprawling City

This is an excerpt from Domingo Paes’s description of Vijayanagara:

The size of this city I do not write here, because it cannot all be seen from any spot, but I climbed a hill hence, I could see a great part of it; I could not see it all because it lies between several ranges of hills. What I saw from thence seemed to me as large as Rome and very beautiful to the sight; there are

many groves of trees within it, in the gardens of the houses and many conduits of water which flow into the midst of it and in places there are lakes; and the king has close to his palace a palm-grove and other rich fruit-bearing trees.

(i) Name the city that is described in the above source. 

(ii) How did Domingo Paes succeeded to view larger part of city? 

(iii) What was the description of the city by Paes later? 

Section E consists of Map based question of 5 marks

34. A. Mark the following places on the map.

(i) Mathura

(iii) Kannauj

(ii) Ujjayini

(iv) Vidisha


B. On the given political map of India, two centres of the Indian National Movement have been marked as 1 and 2. Write their names. 

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