Sample Question Paper


Class – XII


Time: 90 Minutes                                                                                  Max. Marks :35

1. The Question Paper contains three sections (A, B & C).
2. Section A has 24 questions. Attempt any 20 questions.
3. Section B has 24 questions. Attempt any 20 questions (Map Section (Q.No. 25-29) is mandatory to
4. Section C has 12 questions. Attempt any 10 questions. (First Part of C Section (Source based has 4
questions (Q.No. 49-52) and all need to be attempted).
5. All questions carry equal marks.
6. There is no negative marking.


There are 24 questions in this section. Attempt any 20 questions.
1.Which one of the following Union Territories has the highest density of population?
a) NCT Delhi
b) Andaman and Nicobar Island
c) Chandigarh
d) Puducherry

2.Arrange the following approaches in a sequential order according to their development.
Choose the correct option.
1. Spatial organization
2. Regional approach
3. Areal differentiation
4. Humanistic approach
(a) 1 4 2 3
(b) 4 1 3 2
(c) 2 3 1 4
(d) 3 2 4 1

3.Panna, Para, Palli, Nagla and Dhani are examples of which of the following settlements?
a) Clustered Settlements
b) Semi-Clustered Settlements
c) Dispersed Settlements
d) Hamleted Settlements

4.Which of the following programs sponsored by central government aims at enabling the rural
population to conserve water for drinking, irrigation, fisheries and afforestation?
a) Arvary Pani Sansad
b) Haryali
c) Neeru-Meeru
d) Narmada bachao

5.Population of India according to Occupation can be categorized into:
a) Main workers, Marginal workers, Non workers
b) Marginal workers, Household industrial workers, Non workers
c) Agricultural labourers, Marginal workers, Non workers
d) Cultivators, Main workers, Marginal workers

6. Who among the following developed the concept of ‘human development’?
a) Ellen C. Semple
b) Dr Mahbub-ul-haq
c) Kanwar Sen
d) Griffith Tailor

7.Which one of the following is not a plantation crop?
a) Coffee
b) Sugarcane
c) Rubber
d) Wheat

8.Which of the following best describes ‘development’?
a) An increase in size
b) A constant in size
c) A positive change in quality
d) A simple change in quality

9.Which of the following programme is launched by the present Union Government for the
cleaning of river Ganga?
a) Ganga Action Plan
b) Namami Gange
c) Ganga Namami Action Plan
d) Ganga Cleaning Mission

10.Which of the following mainly is not an industrial city?
a. Bhilai b. Durgapur
c. Chandigarh d. Barauni

11. Which one of the following is not a method of mining?
a) Shaft mining
b) Opencast mining
c) Underground mining
d) Refining

12.ccording to census 2011, which of the following depicts the percentage of
the level of urbanization in India?
a) 31.16 %
b) 28 %
c) 33.16 %
d) 26 %

13. According to Census of India, migration is enumerated on which of the following basis?
a) Place of Origin
b) Place of residence
c) Place of Origin as well as Place of Residence
d) Place of Birth

14. Through which of the following, functional relations establish between rural and urban
a) Through the means of transport and communications
b) Through the supply of raw material
c) Through the exchange of finished products in rural areas
d) Through the consumption of products produced in rural areas

15. Coffee Plantations in Brazil are known as:
a) Downs
b) Campos
c) Fazendas
d) Pampas

16.Who among the following is related to ‘capability approach’?
a) Dr Mahbub-ul-haq
b) Prof Amartya Sen
c) Malthus
d) Ratzel

17.Which of the following areas of our country are deficient in rainfall and are drought
a) North- eastern states
b) Deccan Plateau
c) Gangetic Plain
d) Brahmaputra valley

18. Which of the following colonial super power had monopoly over sugarcane plantation in Indonesia?
a) British
b) French
c) Dutch
d) Americans

19.Which of the following is a good example of Fort town?
a) Jaipur
b) Banaras
c) Mathura
d) Rameshwaram

20.Which one of the following concepts is related to Naturalization of Humans?
a) Environmental Determinism
b) Possiblism
c) Humanism
d) Neo-Determinism

21.Which one of the following is the main feature of rural settlement?
a) Derive economic needs from primary activities
b) Derive economic needs from secondary activities
c) Derive economic needs from tertiary activities
d) Derive economic needs from quaternary activities

22.Which of the following sectors has used the highest percentage of total water in India?
a) Domestic
b) Commerce
c) Agriculture
d) Industry

23.Who among the following has introduced the concept of Neo-determinism?
a) Ratzel
b) Griffith Taylor
c) Allen c.Semple
d) Paul Vidal de la Blache

24.Which of the following attributes has not been adversely affected by Age and Skill selective
a) Downfall in working population in rural areas
b) The whole burden of agricultural work has to be borne by the old population in
rural areas.
c) Only old people and women are left behind in the place of origin
d) Balance in age and sex composition


(There are 24 questions in this section. Attempt any 20 questions.)Question no. 25-29 are based on map and are mandatory to attempt.

25. Choose the country with largest Geographical area in the African Continent.
a). Algeria
c). Egypt
d). South Africa

26. Which one of the followings is a region of commercial grain farming practiced in Europe?
a) Pampas
b) Steppes
c) Downs
d) Prairies

27.Which one of the following is a region of North America practicing subsistence gathering?
a) Great Lake
b) Prairies
c) North Canada
d) Mexico

28.Which of the following terminal stations connect Trans-Canadian Railway?
a) Halifax and Vancouver
b) New York and San Francisco
c) Halifax and Montreal
d) Calgary and Vancouver

29. Which of the following is the most heavily used inland waterway of the world?
a) Suez Canal
b) Panama Canal
c) Rhine Waterway
d) Volga Waterway

Question no. 30-48 (Attempt any 15)
30.Consider the following statements and choose the correct option from the given options-
1. Population grown rapidly during the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
2. Expansion of world trade during sixteenth and seventeenth century is an important
cause of it.
a) Only 1 is correct.
b) Only 2 is correct
c) Both the statements are incorrect
d) Both statements are correct and statement 2 correctly explains the statement

31.Which of the following pair is not correctly matched
a) Equity -making equal access to opportunities available to everybody
b) Sustainability -Continuity in the availability of opportunities
c) Productivity -Resources must be used keeping in mind the future
d) Empowerment-To have the power to make choices

32.”Each community occupies a well-identified territory as a matter of tradition”.
Above mentioned line is an important characteristic of which of the following activity?
a) Subsistence agriculture
b) Nomadic herding
c) Plantation agriculture
d) Collective farming

33. Which of the following statement is not true regarding the ‘Smart City Mission’?
a) To promote cities that provide core infrastructure, a clean and sustainable
environment and give a decent quality of life to its citizens
b) To apply smart solutions to infrastructure and services in order to make them
c) Use of fewer resources, providing cheaper services and focus on sustainable and
inclusive development.
d) Increase in unemployment






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