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CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Sociology

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CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Sociology 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 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 Sociology

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CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Sociology

Class 12 Sociology list of chapters


  1. Introducing Indian Society
  2. Demographic Structure of the Indian Society
  3. Social Institutions: Continuity and Change
  4. The Market as a Social Institution
  5. The Pattern of Social In quality and Exclusion
  6. The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
  7. Suggestions for Project Work


  1. Structural Change (10 Periods)
  2. Cultural Change (12 Periods)
  3. The Story of India Democracy (16 Periods)
  4. Change and Development in Rural Society (10 Periods)
  5. Change and Development in Industrial Society (14 Periods)
  6. Globalization and Social Change (10 Periods)
  7. Mass Media and Communication Process (14 Periods)
  8. Social Movements (18 Periods)

CBSE Question Paper 2010 Class 12 Sociology


  • There are 25 questions in all.
  • All questions are compulsory.
  • Question Nos. 1–14 are of 2 marks each, and are to be answered in about 30 words.
  • Question Nos. 15–21 are of 4 marks each, to be answered in about 80 words.
  • Question Nos. 22–24 are of 6 marks each, to be answered in about 200 words.
  • Question No. 25 carries 6 marks and is to be answered based on the passage given.
  • The answer should be precise and to the point.

1. What are some of the problems faced by the mine workers?

2. Mention any two structural changes brought about by colonialism?

3. Define the term assimilation.

4. What does the theory of resource mobilization tell us about social movements?

5. Differentiate between a strike and a lockout.

6. How did colonial laws favor the owners and managers of the tea industry?

7. Mention any two changes that caste underwent during the colonial rule.

8. What is meant by cultural diversity?

9. According to Marx, what is alienation or alienated labor?

10. In what ways have transnational television companies adapted to the Indian audience?

11. What is meant by corporate culture?

12. What is meant by the phrase ‘invisible hand’?

13. What is meant by direct democracy?

14. What are the prime features of industrial societies today?

15. What is the mass media expected to do in order to function as the “watchdog of democracy”?           

16. In what ways can changes in social structure lead to changes in family structure?


Highlight the sources of conflict between National Development & tribal development?

17. What were the issues against which the leaders of the Jharkhand movement were agitating?

18. Explain the economic policy of liberalization.


Explain the impact of globalization on culture.

19. What are Nyaya Panchayats? What authority do they possess?

20. What are some of the issues taken up by the civil society organizations today?

21. What is “commodification”? Explain with examples.

22. Describe some of the state initiatives addressing caste and tribe discrimination

23. Define Sanskritisation. Why was it criticized at different levels?

24. What were the major land reforms introduced after independence?


What were the social consequences of the green revolution?

25. Read the following passage and answer the questions below.


New Delhi: In a first, 2008 saw more girls than boys being born in the capital. “ it is a little illogical to assume that Ladli has curbed female foeticide in those classes too, “ said a senior official commenting on the adverse sex ratio in tony (‘Tony’ means posh or affluent- i.e; an area or neighborhood where relatively well-off people live) colonies.

“The way we are interpreting the figure is simply that there is an increase in the registration of births of girls.”

In order to qualify for the Ladli scheme, a family’s annual income has to be less than Rs 1 lakh a year, Ironically, the 2001 census clearly showed that the sex ratio is worst in the middle class and upper middle-class localities, including Punjabi Bagh, Greater Kailash, and Malviya Nagar.

Under the Ladli scheme, every girl child is entitled to Rs. 6000/5000 at the time of birth, depending on whether the baby was delivered in a government hospital or elsewhere.

Then onwards, the government deposits Rs. 5000 each at the time of admission to classes I, VI, IX, X, and XII. The money is kept as a long- term fixed deposit in the name of the child who can encash it when she turns 18.

(The Times Of India, 15/08/2009)

(NOTE: Tony means posh or affluent – i.e., an area or neighborhood where relatively well-off people live)

a) Define sex ratio. What is meant by an ‘adverse’ or falling sex ratio in this context?

Ans Sex ratio is defined as the number of females per 1000 males in a given area during a specified period of time.

Adverse sex ratio refers to a decline in sex ratio or a fall in the number of women relative to men.

b) Do you feel that schemes like the Ladli scheme will help to solve the problem of the adverse child sex ratio? Give reasons for your answer.

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