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CBSE Question Paper 2011 class 12 Economics

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CBSE Question Paper 2011 class 12 Economics conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2011. CBSE previous year question papers with solution are available in myCBSEguide mobile app and cbse guide 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 2011 class 12 Economics

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CBSE Question Paper 2011 class 12 Economics

Class 12 Economics list of chapters

Part-1 (Macro)

  1. Introduction
  2. National income accounting
  3. Money and Banking
  4. Income Determination
  5. The Government Budget and Economy
  6. Open Economy Macroeconomics

Part-2 (Micro)

  1. Introduction
  2. Theory of consumer behaviour
  3. Production and Costs
  4. Theory of the Firm Under Perfect Competition
  5. Market Equilibrium
  6. Non Competitive Markets

CBSE Question Paper 2011 class 12 Economics

General Instructions:

  • All questions in both the sections are compulsory.
  • Marks for questions are indicated against each.
  • Question No. 1-5 and 17-21 are very short answer questions carrying 1 mark for each part. They are required to be answered in o sentence each.
  • Question Nos. 6-10 and 22-26 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to them should not normally exceed 60 words each.
  • Question Nos. 11-13 and 27-29 are also short answer questions carrying 4 marks each. Answer to them should not normally exceed 70 words each.
  • Question Nos. 14-16 and 30-32 are long answer questions carrying 6 marks each. Answers to them should not normally exceed 100 words each.
  • Answers should be brief and to the point and the above word limits be adhered to as far as possible.


1. What is a market economy?

2. When is a firm called ‘price-taker’?

3. Define budget set.

4. What is meant by ‘increase’ in supply?.

5. Define supply.

6. Why is a production possibilities curve concave? Explain.

7. 8 units of a good are demanded at a price of Rs. 7 per unit. Price elasticity of demand is (-)1. How many units will be demanded if the price rises to Rs. 8 per unit?

Use expenditure approach of price elasticity of demand to answer this question.

8. Giving examples, explain the meaning of cost in economics.

9. Draw average revenue and marginal revenue curves in a single diagram of a firm which can sell more units of a good only by lowering the price of that good. Explain.

11. A consumer consumes only two goods X and Y. State and explain the conditions of

consumer’s equilibrium with the help of utility analysis.

12. Explain how the demand for a good is affected by the prices of its related goods. Give examples.

13. Define ‘Market-supply’. What is the effect on the supply of a good when Government imposes a tax on the production of that good? Explain.


What is a supply schedule? What is the effect on the supply of a good when Government gives a subsidy on the production of that good? Explain.

14. What is meant by producer’s equilibrium? Explain the conditions of producer’s equilibrium through the ‘total revenue and total cost’ approach. Use diagram.

15. Explain the three properties of indifference curves.

16. Market for a good is in equilibrium. There is an ‘increase’ in demand for this good. Explain the chain of effects of this change. Use diagram.


17. What is nominal gross domestic product?

18. Define flow variables.

19. Define cash reserve ratio.

20. Define money supply.

21. Define foreign exchange rate.

22. State the components of capital account of balance of payments.

23. Explain how ‘distribution of gross domestic product’ is a limitation in taking gross domestic product as an index of welfare.. 

24. Given that national income is Rs.80 crore and consumption expenditure Rs.64 crore, find out average propensity to save. When income rises to Rs.100 crore and consumption expenditure to Rs.78 crore, what will be the average propensity to consume and the marginal propensity to consume?

25. Explain the relationship between investment multiplier and marginal propensity to consume.

26. When price of a foreign currency rises, its demand falls. Explain why.


When price of a foreign currency rises, its supply also rises. Explain why.

27. Explain the ‘allocation of resources’ objective of Government budget.


Explain the ‘redistribution of income’ objective of Government budget.

28. From the following data about a Government budget, find out (a) Revenue deficit,

(b) Fiscal deficit and (c) Primary deficit:

(Rs. Arab)

(i) Capital receipts net of borrowings


(ii) Revenue expenditure


(iii) Interest payments


(iv) Revenue receipts


(v) Capital expenditure


29. Giving reasons classify the following into intermediate products and final products:

(i) Furniture purchased by a school.

(ii) Chalks, dusters, etc. purchased by a school.

30. Explain the role of the following in correcting ‘deficient demand’ in an economy:

(i) Open market operations.

(ii) Bank rate.


Explain the role of the following in correcting ‘excess demand’ in an economy:

(i) Bank rate.

(ii) Open market operations.

31. Explain the process of money creation by the commercial banks with the help of a numerical example.

32. Calculate National Income and Gross National Disposable Income from the following: (Rs. Crore)


(Rs. Crore)

(i) Net current transfers to the rest of the world


(ii) Private final consumption expenditure


(iii) Consumption of fixed capital


(iv) Net factor income to abroad


(v) Government final consumption expenditure


(vi) Net indirect tax


(vii) Net domestic fixed capital formation


(viii) Net imports


(ix) Change in stocks

(-) 20

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