CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Geography

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CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Geography conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2010. CBSE previous year question papers with the solution are available in the myCBSEguide mobile app and website. The Best CBSE App for students and teachers is myCBSEguide which provides complete study material and practice papers to CBSE schools in India and abroad.

CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Geography

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CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Geography

Class 12 Geography list of chapters

  1. Human Geography Nature and Scope
  2. The World Population Distribution
  3. Population Composition
  4. Human Development
  5. Primary Activities
  6. Secondary Activities
  7. Tertiary and Quaternary Activities
  8. Transport and Communication
  9. International Trade
  10. Human Settlements

CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Geography


  • There are 26 questions in all.
  • All questions are compulsory.
  • Marks for each question are indicated against it.
  • Question numbers 1 to 10 are very short answer questions carrying 1 mark each. Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 20 words.
  • Question numbers 11 to 20 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 80 words.
  • Question numbers 21 to 25 are long answer questions of 5 marks each. Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 150 words.
  • Question number 26 is related to identification or locating and labelling of geographical features on maps.
  • Outline maps of the World and India provided to you must be attached within your answer book.
  • Use of templates or stencils for drawing outline maps is allowed.

1. How is the actual growth of population calculated?

2. Which country has the highest sex ratio in the world?

3. Name the regional trade bloc of which India is a member.

4. Which city is the headquarter of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?

5. Name the rural settlement pattern that develops around lakes or ponds in the world.

6. What was the percentage of urban population in the world in 2001?

7. Which class of cities has the highest percentage of urban population in India?

8. Which river basin of India has the highest percentage of replenishable utilization of groundwater resources?

9. Which is the principal import commodity of India?

10. Which city is the main polluter of River Yamuna?

11. Explain any three characteristics of clustered rural settlements of India.

12. Classify Indian farming into two groups on the basis of main source of moisture for crops. Write two features of each.

13. What are the three categories of the track of Indian Railways? Write any one feature of each.

14. Which are the two types of roads included under the category of ‘Other Roads’ in India? Write any two features of each.

15. How is the knowledge of nature important to develop technology? Explain with suitable examples.

16. Explain any three characteristics of ‘ Welfare Approach’ of human development in the world?

17. Classify ports of the world into two types on the basis of their location. Explain any two features of each type of ports.

18. Explain with examples any three features of rural settlements of the world.

19. Explain any three methods of conservation of mineral resources in India.

20. Explain any three ill effects of air pollution on human health in India.

21. Describe any five factors influencing industrial location in the world.

22. Name the principal mode of transportation in the world which is used for carrying liquid and gaseous materials only. Mention any four characteristics of this mode of transportation.

23. Explain the significance of each of the transport and communication services available in the world.

24. “Development is a multi-dimensional concept and signifies the positive, irreversible transformation of the economy, society, and environment.” Support the statement with suitable arguments from India.

25. Study carefully the given table showing India’s Human Development Index 2001 and answer the questions that follow:

India – Human Development Index-2001


HDI Value

Andhra Pradesh














Madhya Pradesh









0.4 24

Tamil Nadu


Uttar Pradesh


West Bengal


Source: Planning Commission of India (2001): India National Human Development Report 2001, p.25
(25.1) Name any four states which have more than 0.500 H.D.I. values in each.
(25.2) Which state has the highest H.D.I? value and which state has the lowest H.D.I. value?
(25.3)  Explain any one reason for .the highest and the lowest H.D.I. values of

these States.

Note: The following question is for the BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu of

Q. No. 25 :
What is human development? Explain with examples two major factors which have caused spatial variations in the levels of human development among the major states
of India.

26. (26.1) In the given political outline map of the World, the following four features are shown:

(a) The country having the largest area in Africa. (b) The major Sea-port. (c) The major Air-port. (d) The Mega City.
Identify these features and write their correct names on the lines marked against each feature.
(26.1)  In the given political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols:

(i) The State having smallest area.  (ii) The Software Technology Park located in Madhya Pradesh.  (iii) The major sea-port located in Orissa.

Note: The following questions are for the BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu of

Q. No. 26.

(26.1) Name the country having the largest area in Africa.
(26.2) Name the megacity of Argentina.
(26.3)   Which State of India has the smallest area?
(26.4) Name the Software Technology Park located in Madhya Pradesh.
(26.5)  Which is the major sea-port in Orissa?

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