CBSE Question Paper 2016 Class 12 Geography

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CBSE Question Paper 2016 Class 12 Geography conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2016. 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 2016 Class 12 Geography

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CBSE Question Paper 2016 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 2016 Class 12 Geography

General Instructions:

  • There are 22 questions in all.
  • All questions are compulsory.
  • Marks for each question are indicated against it.
  • Question numbers 1 to 7 are very short answer questions carrying 1 mark each.Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 40 words.
  • Question numbers 8 to 13 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Out of which one question is a value based question. Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 80-100 words.
  • Question numbers 14 to 20 are long answer questions carrying 5 marks each. Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 150 words.
  • Question numbers 21 and 22 are related to identification or locating and labeling of geographical features on maps carrying 5 marks each.
  • 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. What is the average sex ratio in the world?

2. Why do people migrate in large number from rural to urban areas in India?

3. Mention any two major problems of Ruhr-industrial region.

4. How is the favourable balance of trade an indicator of economic development of a country?

5. What is the main thrust of the National Youth Policy of Government of India, 2003?

6. Define the concept of human development.

7. Explain one reason for the import of petroleum and its products in large quantities in India.

8. Differentiate between ‘Hamletted’ and Dispersed’ rural settlements of India.
9. Study the table given below and answer the questions that follow :

Continent-wise Distribution of Million Cities


Early 1950


Mid 2000



























North and Central


South America



World Total



(9.1) Name the two continents which have shown lowest growth rate of million cities as compared to others.

(9.2) What reasons will you assign for this growth rate?

(9.3) Give the meaning of a ‘megacity’.

Note: The fo11owimg questions are for the Visua11y Impaired Candidates om1y; in 1ieu of No. 9 :

(9.1) Give the meaning of ‘million city’.

(9.2) Mention any two problems of urban settlements.

(9.3) Name two megacities of China.
10. “The knowledge and understanding of the laws of nature are extremely valuable to humankind”. Explain the values that can help to use the gifts of nature in a sustainable manner.

11. Explain the significance of bio-energy to humankind in India.

12. Examine the success of watershed management programme implemented in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh.

13. Study the diagram given below and answer the questions that follow:

(13.1) Identify and name the steel plant shown in the diagram.

(13.2) Name the mining areas which supply coal and manganese to this plant.

(13.3) Which is the source of water supply to this plant?

Note: The following questions are for the Visua11y Impaired Candidates om1y; of Q.No. 13 :

(13.1) Name the state in which Durgapur steel plant is located.

(13.2) Mention any two raw materials used in the iron and steel industry.

(13.3) Give any two points of significance of iron and steel industry.

14. Describe any five characteristics of ‘plantation agriculture’ in the world.

 15. Explain the importance of ‘communication services’ in the world.

 16. Explain any three ‘push’ and any two ‘pull’ factors that influence the migration of population in the world.

17.‘Trans – Canadian Railway line is considered as the economic artery of Canada.’ Support the statement with suitable examples.

18.‘Fragmentation of land holdings’ and ‘degradation of cultivable land’ are the serious problems of Indian agriculture. Suggest and explain measures to overcome these problems.

19. Examine the economic and social consequences of migration in India.

20. Examine the role of Inland Waterways Authority of India. Explain why inland water transport is an important mode of transport.

21. Identify the five Geographical features shown on the political outline map (on page 13) of the World as A, B, G, D, and E and write their correct names on the lines marked near them with the help of the following information :

(A) The Country with largest area in Africa.

(B) An area of dairy farming

(G) A major seaport

(D) An international airport

(E) A megacity

Note: The following questions are for the Visually Impaired Candidates om1y; in lieu of .No. 21 :

(21.1) Name the country with largest population in Africa.

(21.2) Name the area of dairy farming in North America.

(21.3) Name any major seaport of Australia.

(21.4) Name any international airport in South America.

(21.5) Name any mega city of Europe.

22.Locate and label the following features with appropriate symbols on the given outline political map (on page 15) of India :

(I) The state with lowest density of population.
(II) The state with highest percentage of rural population.
(III) A major copper mining area in Southern Rajasthan.
(IV) The integrated iron and steel plant located in Chhattisgarh.
(V) The international airport located in Assam.

Note: The following questions are for the Visually Impaired candidates only; im lieu of Q.No. 22 :
(22.1 Name the smallest state of India in respect of area.
(22.2) Name the state of India having largest rural population.
(22.3) Name any copper mining area in Rajasthan.
22.4)Name any major cotton textile industrial centre in Gujarat State.
(22.5) Name the international airport of Assam.

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