CBSE Question Paper 2017 class 12 Economics

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CBSE Question Paper 2017 class 12 Economics

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CBSE Question Paper 2017 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 2017 class 12 Economics

General Instructions:

  • All questions in both the sections are compulsory.
  • Marks for questions are indicated against each question.
  • Question No. 1 -5 and 16 -20 are very short answer questions carrying 1 mark each. They are required to be answered in one sentence.
  • Question No. 6 -8 and 21 -23 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answers to them should not normally exceed 60 words each.
  • Question No. 9 -11 and 24 -26 are also short answer questions carrying 4 marks each. Answers to them should not normally exceed 70 words each.
  • Question No. 12 -15 and 27 -30 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 limit be adhered to as far as possible.

1. The demand of a commodity when measured through the
expenditure approach is inelastic. A fall in its price will result in:
(choose the correct alternative)
(a) no change in expenditure on it.
(b) increase in expenditure on it.
(c) decrease in expenditure on it.
(d) any one of the above.

2. As we move along a downward sloping straight-line demand curve
from left to right, price elasticity of demand: (choose the correct
(a) remains unchanged
(b) goes on falling
(c) goes on rising
(d) falls initially then rises

3. Define market demand.

4. Average revenue and price are always equal under: (choose the
correct alternative)
(a) perfect competition only
(b) monopolistic competition only
(c) monopoly only
(d) all market forms

5. State any one feature of oligopoly

6. Distinguish between microeconomics and macroeconomics.

7. State the meaning and properties of production possibilities

8. Show that demand of a commodity is inversely related to its price.
Explain with the help of utility analysis.


Why is an indifference curve negatively sloped? Explain.

9. Explain the conditions of consumer’s equilibrium under
indifference curve approach.

10. State different phases of the law of variable proportions on the basis of total product. Use diagram.


Explain the geometric method of measuring price elasticity of
supply. Use diagram.

For blind candidates, in lieu of Q. No. 10.
State different phases of the law of variable proportions with the
help of a schedule.


Explain the distinction between ‘change in supply’ and ‘change in
quantity supplied.’

11. Explain the ‘free entry and exit of firms’ feature of monopolistic

12. When price of a commodity X falls by 10 per cent, its demand rises
from 150 units to 180 units. Calculate its price elasticity of
demand. How much should be the percentage fall in its price so
that its demand rises from 150 to 210 units?

13.Complete the following table:

Average variable
Average fixed

14. Good Y is a substitute of good X. The price of Y falls. Explain the
chain of effects of this change in the market of X.


Explain the chain of effects of excess supply of a good on its
equilibrium price.

15. Given below is the cost schedule of a product produced by a firm. The market price per unit of the product at all levels of output is Rs. 12. Using marginal cost and marginal revenue approach, find out the level of equilibrium output. Give reasons for your answer:

Output (Units)123456
Average Cost (Rs.)1211101010.411


Section – B

 16. The ratio of total deposits that a commercial bank has to keep with
Reserve Bank of India is called : (choose the correct alternative)
(a) Statutory liquidity ratio
(b) Deposit ratio
(c) Cash reserve ratio
(d) Legal reserve ratio

17. Aggregate demand can be increased by : (choose the correct
(a) increasing bank rate
(b) selling government securities by Reserve Bank of India
(c) increasing cash reserve ratio
(d) none of the above

18. Give the meaning of involuntary unemployment.

20. Give the meaning of balance of payments.

21. Distinguish between final goods and intermediate goods. Give an
example of each.

22. Explain the store of value function of money.


State the meaning and components of money supply.


It is the stock of money in the economy at a particular point of time. Components of money Supply = Currency with public + demand deposits with banks.

23. Explain the basis of classifying taxes into direct and indirect tax. Give examples.

24. Explain ‘banker to the government’ function of the central


Explain the role of reverse repo rate in controlling money

25. Explain how government budget can be used to influence distribution of income?

26. An economy is in equilibrium. From the following data about an
economy calculate autonomous consumption.
(i) Income = 5000
(ii) Marginal propensity to save = 0.2
(iii) Investment expenditure = 800

27. Why does the demand for foreign currency fall and supply rises when its price rises ? Explain.

28. Explain ‘non-monetary exchanges’ as a limitation of using gross
domestic product as an index of welfare of a country.


How will you treat the following while estimating domestic
product of a country ? Give reasons for your answer:
(a) Profits earned by branches of country’s bank in other countries
(b) Gifts given by an employer to his employees on independence day
(c) Purchase of goods by foreign tourists

29. Calculate (a) net domestic product at factor cost and (b) gross national disposable income:

Rs. in crores
(i) Private final consumption expenditure 8000
(ii) Government final consumption expenditure 1000
(iii) Exports 70
(iv) Imports 120
(v) Consumption of fixed capital 60
(vi) Gross domestic fixed capital formation 500
(vii) Change in stock 100
(viii) Factor income to abroad 40
(ix) Factor income from abroad 90
(x) Indirect taxes 700
(xi) Subsidies 50
(xii) Net current transfers to abroad (–) 30

30. Assuming that increase in investment is Rs. 1000 crore and marginal propensity to consume is 0.9, explain the working of multiplier.

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