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CBSE Question Paper 2011 Class 12 Political Science

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CBSE Question Paper 2011 Class 12 Political Science conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2011. 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.

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Class 12 Political Science list of chapters

Part A – Contemporary World Politics

  1. The Cold War Era
  2. The End of Bipolarity
  3. US Hegemony in World Politics
  4. Alternative Centres of Power
  5. Contemporary South Asia
  6. International Organisations
  7. Security in the Contemporary World
  8. Environment and Natural Resources
  9. Globalization

Part B – Politics In India Since Independence

  1. Challenges of nation building
  2. An era of one-party dominance
  3. Politics of planned development
  4. India’s external relations
  5. Challenges to and restoration of the Congress system
  6. The crisis of democratic order
  7. The rise of popular movements
  8. Regional aspirations
  9. Recent developments in Indian politics

CBSE Question Paper 2011 Class 12 Political Science


  • All questions are compulsory.
  • Question numbers 1 to 10 are of one mark each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 20 words each.
  • Question numbers 11 to 20 are of two marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 40 words each.
  • Question numbers 21 to 30 are of four marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
  • Question numbers 31 to 35 are of six marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 150 words each.
  • Question number 31 is based on the map. Write the answer to this question in the Answer Book.

1. What is meant by the Cold War?

2. Define ‘Shock Therapy’.

3. State any one main objective of the Human Rights Watch’.

4. Why human security is more important in the contemporary world than territorial

5. Why were the States reorganized on linguistic basis in India in 1956?

6. When and where was the first non-Congress State Government formed after India’s independence?

7. Jammu and Kashmir State comprises which three social and political regions?

8. In which year did the Congress Party win 415 Lok Sabha seats? Who became the Prime Minister at that time?

9. What is the main reason behind the secessionist movements in North-East India?

Q10. What was the main objective of the Dalit Panthers? Ans.

Q11. Why is it said that the collapse of the Berlin Wall signified the collapse of the bipolar

Q12. Why do we need organizations like the U.N.?

Q13. How can hegemony be overcome?

Q14. State any one measure to deal with terrorism as a new source of threat to security.

Q15. Why do indigenous people need special protection to protect their rights?

Q16. Explain the role played by Sardar Patel in the unification of Princely States in India.

Q17. Enumerate any two principles of Nehru’s Foreign Policy.

Q18. Why did the Communist Party of India split in 1964?

Q 19. What does  Aaya Ram-Gaya Ram’ stand for in Indian politics?

Q 20. What is Ayodhya dispute? Explain

Q 21. What is the rationale of the Non-aligned Movement after the end of the Cold War?

Q22. Why was the U.S. attacked by the terrorists on 11th September 2001? How did the U.S. react to it?

Q23. What led to the evolution of the European Union from an economic union to an increasingly political one?

Q24. Suggest any four reforms required to make the United Nations more effective.

Q25. “Global commons have not only common but differentiated responsibility.”Do you
agree to this view? Why

Q26. What is meant by globalization? Explain any three cultural consequence of globalization.

Q27. Describe any four factors which were responsible for the dominance of the Congress Party in India till 1967.

Q28. Highlight the developments in India’s nuclear programme.

Q29. Explain the impact of coalition governments on Indian politics.

Q30. ‘It is not enough to have a representative form of democracy. It is necessary to participate in popular movements to make democracy a success’. Do you agree to this view? Why?

Q31. Examine any six factors which led to the disintegration of the former Soviet Union.


Study the political outline map of the world given below in which six different countries have been marked as (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6). Identify these countries and name them. Also classify them as countries of the First World, Second World, and Third World. Write your answer in your Answer-Book as per the following format:

CBSE Question Paper 2011 Class 12 Political Science

Note: For Blind Candidates only in lieu of Q.No. 31

Classify the following countries in First World, Second World, and Third World countries:
a) Canada
b) Argentina
c) Russia
d) South Africa
e) India

Q32. Explain the three types of U.S. Hegemony and give suitable examples for each.


‘India and China are emerging as great economic powers’. Do you agree? Justify your answer with any three arguments.

Q33. Assess the outcome of planned development towards the foundation of India’s economic growth and land reforms.


Explain any two causes of the partition of India in 1947. Analyze its any four major consequences.

Q 34. Why was the national emergency declared in India on June 25, 1975? Analyze any three consequences of the emergency.


Evaluate any three factors which were responsible for Indira Gandhi’s achieving a thumping majority in 1971 Lok Sabha elections.

Q35. What is meant by the Chipko Movement? When did it start and where? What is the significance of this movement in the conservation of the environment?


Towards the end of the 1980s, five major changes took place in the Indian political system. In the light of this statement, examine any three changes.

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