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CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2022-23 with Solutions

Class 12 History Sample Paper 2022-23

CBSE (Central Board Of Secondary Education)  has introduced Sample Papers for students of classes 10 and 12 Board. These Sample papers are on its official website. Students can also download the sample papers from here given below.
CBSE has introduced sample papers for all the subjects according to the layout of the question paper which CBSE is going to implement in this session 2022-23. This time, CBSE has introduced only one term examination, which will be conducted at the end of the year in March- February 2023.
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Class 12 History Sample Paper 2022-23- Questions with Answers

SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER (2022-2023)

HISTORY (027)
CLASS-XII

Max. Marks: 80

Time Allowed:3hrs

General Instructions:
(i) Question paper comprises five Sections – A, B, C, D and E. There are 34 questions in the question paper. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Section A – Questions 1 to 21 are MCQs of 1 mark each.
(iii) Section B – Questions no. 22 to 27 are Short Answer Type Questions, carrying 3 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 60-80 words.
(iv) Section C – Questions no 28 to 30 are Long Answer Type Questions, carrying 8 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 300-350 words
(v) Section D – Questions no.31 to 33 are Source based questions with three sub-questions and are of 4 marks each
(vi) Section-E – Question no. 34 is Map based, carrying 5 marks that include the identification and location of significant test items. Attach the map with the answer book.
(vi) There is no overall choice in the question paper. However, an internal option has been provided in a few questions. Only one of the choices in such questions has to be attempted.
(viii) In addition to this, separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary.

CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2023 Section A

1 Identify the ruler of the Satvahana dynasty with the help of the following information:

  • He claimed to be both a unique Brahmana and a destroyer of the pride of Kshatriyas.
  • He also claimed to have ensured that there was no intermarriage amongst members of the four varnas.

Options:
A.Gotami-puta Siri-Vijaya-Satakani B.Gotami-puta Siri Satakani
C.Gotami-puta sami-Siri-Yana-Satakani D.Vasithi-puta (sami-)Siri Pulumayi 1

2 Who among the following had issued the first gold coins in the first century CE?
A. The Yaudheyas
B. The Parthians
C. The Guptas
D. The Kushanas
3 Match the following and select the correct option

List-I

Harappan Site

List-II

Famous for

1. Lothal a. Specialised centres for making shell objects
2. Kalibangan b. Near sources of carnelian
3. Dholavira c. Evidence of ploughed field found
4. Nageshwar d. Water reservoirs found.

A. 1 – b, 2- c, 3 -d , 4- a
B. 1 – a, 2- d, 3 -c , 4- b
C. 1 – c, 2- b, 3 -d , 4- a
D. 1 – d, 2- a, 3 -b , 4- c

4 Which one of the following statements is the correct explanation of
‘Endogamy’?
A. Marriage outside a kin group.
B. Marriage within a kin group.
C. A woman having several husbands.
D. A man having several wives.
5 Identify the given image from the following options:

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Source -NCERT
Options:
A. Sculpture of a Gupta king
B. Sculpture of a Maurya king
C. Sculpture of a Kushana king
D. Sculpture of a Chola king

NOTE : The following question is for the visually impaired candidates in lieu of Question number 5.

Who among the following was the composer of Prayaga Prashasti?
A. Banbhatta
B. Charak
C. Harisena
D. Surdas

6 “Be lamps unto yourselves as all of you must work out your own liberation.”
Identify the essence of the words of Buddha from the options given below:

A. One should connect to inner being.
B. One should live life of brahmacharya
C. One should focus and express feelings
D. One should spread religion everywhere.

7.  Which one among the following dynasties built the Hiriya canal?
A. Sangama dynasty
B. Tuluva dynasty
C. Saluva dynasty
D. Aravidu dynasty

8 Fill in the blank :

The local merchants of the Vijayanagara empire who participated in the trade of horses were called—————–:
A. Gajapati
B. Mahanayakas
C. Kudirai Chettis
D. Narapati

9 Find out the correct chronological order of ‘the Chishti Silsila’ from the following options :
I. Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya
II. Shaikh Fariduddin Ganj – Shakar
III. Shaikh Nasiruddin Chiragh-i Delhi
IV. Shaikh Muinuddin Sijzi
Options:
A. I, II, III & IV
B. II, III ,IV & I
C. III,II, I & IV
D. IV,II,I & III

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

Assertion (A): Archaeologists and historians find Harappan script enigmatic
Reason (R): The Harrapan script remains undeciphered till date.

A. Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R)is the correct explanation of (A)
B. Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A) C.(A) is correct, but (R) is not correct
D. (R) is correct, but (A) is not correct

11 Complete the following with the correct option

Kitab ul Hind : Al-Biruni , Rihla :………………. :

A. Ibn Hawqal
B. Ibn Jubayr
C. Ibn Qalaqis
D. Ibn Battuta

12 Which among the following is Correctly matched?
List I                               List II
CENTRE                      LEADER

A. Delhi                         Nana Saheb
B. Kanpur                     Kunwar Singh
C. Arrah                        Bahadur Shah
D. Lucknow                  Birjis Qadr

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

Assertion (A): The Santhals were given land and persuaded to settle in the rocky upper part of Rajmahal Hills.
Reason (R): The British perceived Paharias and Santhals as ideal settlers

A. Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R)is the correct explanation of (A)
B. Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
C. (A) is correct, but (R) is not correct
D. (R) is correct, but (A) is not correct

14 Consider the following statements and select the correct from the following option:

I. François Bernier was closely associated with the Prince Dara Shukoh.
II. Bernier travelled to several parts of the country, and wrote accounts
III. He dedicated his major writing to the king of France and Aurangzeb.

Options
A. II & III
B. II &III
C. I & II
D. I & III

15 From which of the following regions Ahom rulers belonged to?
A. Delhi
B. Orissa
C. Ajmer
D. Assam

16 Which one of the following metallic coins was more prevalent during the Mughal Empire.?

A. Gold
B. Copper
C. Bronze
D. Silver

17 Who among the following Introduced Permanent Settlement in Bengal?
A. Lord Cornwallis
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord Irwin
D. Lord Bentinck

18 Which of the following options is correct?

A. Gandhi ji started Quit India Mission in 1930.
B. Gandhiji gave his first speech in Champaran
C. Gandhiji worked as radical nationalist leader
D. Gandhi considered G.K. Gokhale as his political mentor

19 Find out from the following pairs which one is NOT correctly matched:

A. Lord Wellesley: Subsidiary Alliance
B. Lord Dalhousie: Doctrine of Lapse
C. Lord Henry Hardinge: Introduced the Enfield rifles
D. Lord Canning: Religious Disabilities Act

20 Who among the following was the President of Constituent Assembly?
A. Jawahar Lal Nehru
B. B.R. Ambedkar
C. Rajendra Prasad
D. Vallabh Bhai Patel

21 Which of the following languages was favoured by Gandhiji as the national language?
A. Hindi
B. Urdu
C. Hindustani
D. English

 

CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2023 Section B

SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS

22 Describe any three sources to know about the Harrapan civilization.
OR
Describe any three features of the Harrapan drainage system.

23 “Magadha was the most powerful Mahajanpada ‘. Examine the statement

24 Analyze the concept of the Asiatic mode of production as stated by Karl Marx.

25 Describe the features of water resources of the Vijayanagar empire.

26 “The power of the Jotedars was more effective than that of the zamindars. Justify the statement with suitable arguments.

27 “Art and literature helped in keeping alive the memory of 1857.” Explain with examples from Indian perspective.
OR
‘Rumours and prophesies played an important role in the Revolt of 1857.’
Explain the statement with example

 

CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2023 Section C

Long Answer Type Questions 

28 Describe the familial relationship observed during the Mahabharat era.
OR
Describe the Societal implications of access to Resources during the Mahabharat period.

29 Analyze the importance and limitations of A-i-Akbari as a source of Akbar’s reign.
OR
Examine the ways in which panchayats and village headmen regulated Mughal rural society.

30 Explain the importance of Non-Cooperation Movement.
OR
Explain the significance of Civil Disobedience Movement.

 

CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2023 Section D

Source Based Questions 
31 Read the following source carefully and answer the questions that follow:

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31.1) Why was Sanchi an interest to Alexander Cunningham?
31.2) How was Sanchi related with the Buddhism?
31.3) How did Shahjahan Begum conserve Sanchi stupa?

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

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32.1) Examine the reason of calling Meera Bai as an ascetic figure.
32.2) Analyze Meera Bai’s relation with Mewar.
32.3) How was Mirabai unique among the poet-saints of the Bhakti movement.

 

33 Read the following source carefully and answer the questions that follow:

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33.1) Explain the term sovereignty
33.2) How has democracy been related with sovereignty in the passage?
33.3) How did the Constitutional framers highlighted the need of economic democracy?

CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2023 Section E

Map Based Question
(34.1) On the given political map of India, locate and label the following with
appropriate symbols:
I. Amravati – A Stupa 1
II. Rakhigarhi- Indus Valley Site 1
III. Agra-Territory Under the Control of Mughals 1
OR
Vijayanagar- Capital of Vijayanagar empire
(34.2) On the same outline map, two places have been marked as ‘A and B,as the
centres of the Revolt of 1857 Identify them and write their correct names on the
lines drawn near them.

CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2022-23 with Solutions_80.1

Note: The following questions are for the Visually Impaired Candidates only in lieu of Q.No.34
( 34.1) Mention any two sites of the matured Harrapan period. (34.2) Mention any one Territory under Mughal empire.
or
Name the capital of the Vijayanagar empire. (34.3) Mention any two centres of the Revolt of 1857.

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CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2022-23- FAQs

Q. Has CBSE released Sample paper 2023 Class 12?

CBSE released sample papers for classes 10 and 12 on September 16, 2022.

Q. Does CBSE cut marks for handwriting?

Although it is important to write in legible handwriting but students will not get any extra marks for good handwriting.

Q. Does CBSE give marks for wrong questions?

Yes CBSE gives marks for attempting a question.

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