CBSE Question Paper 2016 Class 12 Sociology

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CBSE Question Paper 2016 Class 12 Sociology 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 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 Sociology

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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 2016 Class 12 Sociology

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1) The Marking Scheme carries only suggested value points for the answers. These are only Guidelines and do not constitute the complete answer. The students can have their own expression and if the expression is correct, the marks are awarded accordingly.
2) Candidates are permitted to obtain the photocopy of the Answer Book on request and on payment of the prescribed fee. All Examiners / Head Examiners are once again reminded that they must ensure that evaluation is carried out strictly as per value points for each answer as given in the Marking Scheme.
3) All the Head Examiners/Examiners are instructed that while evaluating the answer scripts if the answer is found to be totally incorrect, should be marked on the incorrect answer and awarded 0 Marks.
4) Details of question papers:
5) Practical Exam: 20 Marks, Theory Exam: 80 Marks
6) Question No. 1 to 14 are of 2 marks each, Question No. 15 to 21 are of 4 marks each, Question No. 22 to 25 are of 6 marks each and Question No. 25 is a passage having the question of 2 & 4 Marks

Q.1 What is the meaning of dependency ratio? (2)

Q.2 What are the three forms of capital on which social inequality is based? (2)

Q.3 State the two factors which encourage regionalism. (2)

Q.4 What are the criteria for forming community identity? (2)

Q.5 Give the meaning of Sanskritisation. (2)

Q.6 What do understand by the term decentralized democracy? (2)

Q.7 How have ‘matrix events’ taken place in rural society?

Q.8 In what way does ‘Time Slavery’ influence Industrial society? (2)

Q.9 What is the meaning of Glocalisation? (2)

Q.10 In what way ‘Fordism’ influenced the production and marketing of goods? (2)

Q.11 How has ‘corporate Culture’ transformed society? (2)

Q.12 Give two examples of Peasant movements. (2)

Q.13 Mention two important reasons that can be attributed for the rise of Dalit Movements. (2)

Q.14 Why do environmental movements take place? (2)

Q.15 Highlight the main features of the demographic dividend in India. (4)

Q.16 What were the major issues of Adivasis struggle after independence?

Q.17 Why Communalism is still a challenge to our unity and harmony? (4)

Q.18 How has Casteism influenced politics? (4)

Q.19 Elaborate the power and responsibilities of the Panchayat. (4)

Q.20 Explain the impact of land reforms on Indian agriculture after independence. (4)


Briefly highlight transformations of rural society after independence

Q.21 Discuss the issues faced by ‘migrating laborers’. (4)


Explain the major forms of jobs recruitment in India

Q.22 ‘The institution of caste is both visible and invisible in many respects.’ Justify the statement with suitable examples. (6)


What are the rules and regulations that caste systems impose on its members?

Q.23 ‘The policy of liberalization has brought about changes in our society.’ Elaborate. (6)

Q.24 In what ways has colonialism brought about a social, economic and political influence on India society to promote urbanization. (6)

Q.25 Read the following passage and answer the given question:
The place is a cramped…rented shack stacked with music tapes and rusty electrical appliances which doubles up as Raghav’s radio station and repair shop.
He may not be literate, but Raghav’s ingenuous FM station has made him more popular than local politicians. Raghav’s love affair with radio began in 1997 when he started out as a mechanic in a local repair shop. When the shop owner left the area, Raghav, son of a cancer-ridden farm worker, took over the shack with his friend. Sometime in 2003, Raghav, who by now had learned much about radio…In impoverished Bihar state, where many areas lack power supplies, the cheap battery-powered transistor remains the most popular source of entertainment. “It took a long time to come up with the idea and make the kit which could transmit my programmes at a fixed radio frequency. The kit cost me 50 rupees’, says Raghav. The transmission kit is fitted on to an antenna attached to a bamboo pole on a neighboring three-story hospital. A long wire connects the contraption to a creaky, old homemade stereo cassette player in Raghav’s radio shack. Three other rusty, locally made battery-powered tape recorders are connected to it with colorful wires and a cordless microphone.
(a) What changes has the media experienced over the last few years? (4)

(b) How can media be successful in representing the weaker section of society? (2)

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