CBSE Question Paper 2015 Class 12 Sociology

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CBSE Question Paper 2015 Class 12 Sociology conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2015. 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 2015 Class 12 Sociology

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CBSE Question Paper 2015 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 2015 Class 12 Sociology

General Instructions:

  • There are 25 questions in all.
  • All questions are compulsory.
  • Question Nos. 1 – 14 are short answer type questions carrying 2 marks each. The answer to each question should not exceed 30 words.
  • Question Nos. 15 – 21 are long answer type questions carrying 4 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 80 words.
  • Question Nos. 22 – 25 are very long answer type questions carrying 6 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words. Question No. 25 is to be answered with the help of the passage given.

1. In what way formal demography is different from social demography ?

2. Mention any two adverse impact of Liberalisation.

3. State any two Constitutional provisions meant to protect minority rights.

4. Who are the privilaged minorities ?

5. What does the term modernity assume ?

6. State the social welfare responsibilities of panchayats.

7. In what ways are agriculture and culture linked ?

8. What do you mean by the term ‘Beggar’ ?

9. Differentiate between Fordism and Post-fordism.

10. State the features of transnational corporations.

11. In what way does corporate culture increase productivity and competitiveness ?

12. Distinguish between social change and social movement.

13. How has the formation of AITUC made the colonial government more cautious in dealing with labour ?

14. In what ways do reformist and redemptive movements differ ?

15. Explain the regional variations of low child sex ratio in India.

16. Trade and Commerce operated through Caste and Kinship networks in India. Discuss.


Explain Commodification as the feature of capitalism.

17. Could the RTI be a means of forcing the state to respond to the people of India ? Elaborate.

18. Describe with the example the grass-root democratic functioning in tribal areas.

19. Elaborate on three aspects of change in Colonial India as stated by Satish Saberwal.

20. Highlight the advantages and disadvantages of contract farming.


Explain the circulation of labours.

21. Discuss the changes that have emerged in Indian industries after globalization and liberalization.

22. ‘Tribes have been classified according to their “permanent” and “acquired” traits.’ Explain.

23. How far did the status of women improve in contemporary India ? Give examples to support your answer.


Social inequality differentiates between individuals. Highlight the principles to explain the concept of social stratification.

24. Colonialism introduced a wide range of change in every sphere, be it legal or cultural or architectural. Justify the statement with examples.

25. Read the given passage and answer the following questions :

The Indian Language Newspaper Revolution

The most significant happening in the last few decades has been the Indian language newspaper revolution. The beginnings of this growth predated liberalization.

The top two dailies in India are Dainik Jagran and Dainik Bhaskar with a readership of 21 million and 17 million, respectively. The fastest growing dailies are the Assamese dailies in urban areas (51.8 per cent increase) and the Bengali dailies in rural areas (129 per cent)

Source : National Readership Survey 2002.

The Eenadu story also exemplifies the success of the Indian language press. Ramoji Rao the founder of Eenadu, had successfully organized a chit-fund, before launching the paper in 1974. By associating with appropriate causes in the rural areas like the Anti-arrack movement in the mid-1980s, the Telugu newspaper was able to reach into the countryside. This prompted it to launch ‘district dailies’ in 1989. These were tabloid inserts of sensational features carrying news from particular districts as well as classified advertisements from villages and small towns of the same. By 1998 Eenadu was being published from ten towns in Andhra Pradesh and its circulation accounted for 70 per cent of the audited Telugu daily circulation.

(a) What are the different forms of Print media?

(b) What reasons can be attributed to the emerging growth of Indian language newspapers?

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