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CBSE Question Paper 2018 Class 12 Political Science (Reconducted)

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CBSE Question Paper 2018 Class 12 Political Science (Reconducted) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2018. 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.

Question Paper 2018 class 12 Political Science (Reconducted)

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CBSE Question Paper 2018 class 12 Political Science (Reconducted)

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. Globalisation

Part B – Politics In India Since Independence

  1. Challenges of nation building
  2. 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. Rise of popular movements
  8. Regional aspirations
  9. Recent developments in Indian politics

CBSE Question Paper 2018 class 12 Political Science (Reconducted)

General Instructions:

  1. All questions are compulsory.
  2. Questions number 1 – 5 are of one mark each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 20 words each.
  3. Questions number 6 – 10 are of two marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 40 words each.
  4. Questions number 11 – 16 are of four marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
  5. Questions number 17 – 21 are of five marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 150 words each.
  6. Question number 21 is a map-based question. Write its answers in your answer book.
  7. Questions number 22 – 27 are of six marks each. The answers to these questions should not exceed 150 words each.


  1. Explain the main reason for the end of bipolarity.
  2. Which one of the following statements explains the meaning of ‘ASEAN Way’’?
    1. It is the road that connects all the ASEAN countries.
    2. It is an informal and cooperative interaction among the ASEAN countries.
    3. It is the way people live in ASEAN countries.
    4. It is the way ASEAN countries adopted to form an alliance.
  3. Assess the main factor responsible for the success of Congress Party led by Indira Gandhi in 1971 elections.
  4. ‘Seven Sisters’ of North-East India represent which seven States?
  5. Identify anyone popular movement of India which was related to the development projects and their effects.
  6. How were small countries benefited by having a military alliance with big powers?
  7. Show with the help of one example that technology has accelerated the spread of globalization.
  8. Describe any two environmental issues on which conventions were produced at the Rio Summit.
  9. Match the facts given in Column ‘A’ with those in Column ‘B’ in a meaningful way:
    Column ‘A’Column ‘B’
    (a) An architect of the Second Five Year Plan(i) C. Rajagopalachari
    (b) Founder President of Jana Sangh(ii) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    (c) First Indian Governor General of free India(iii) P.C. Mahalanobis
    (d) First Deputy Prime Minister of free India(iv) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
  10. Show with the help of anyone example that China began its relations with India on a friendly note but later turned to be an enemy.
  11. ‘‘Veto power to permanent members of the U.N. Security Council has helped to make the U.N. an effective and stable organization.’’ Support the statement with any two suitable arguments.
  12. Explain any four issues of conflict between India and China.
  13. Evaluate the benefits of the programme ‘Operation Flood’ as part of the White Revolution.
  14. Explain ‘Non-alignment’ as an aspect of India’s foreign policy.
  15. Mention any four demands of the Bhartiya Kisan Union.
  16. Describe any two major developments that were to make a long-lasting impact on Indian politics since the decade of the eighties came to a close.
  17. Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    The collapse of the ‘Second World’ of the Soviet Union & the Socialist systems in Eastern Europe had profound consequences for world politics. Let us note here three broad kinds of enduring changes that resulted from it. Each of these had a number of effects.

    1. What was the political impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union?
    2. Highlight any two broad kinds of enduring changes that resulted from the collapse of the Second World and the Socialist system.
    3. State any two characteristics of the Socialist system.
  18. Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Just before Independence, it was announced by the British that with the end of their rule over India, paramountcy of the British Crown over the Princely States would also lapse. This meant that all these states …. would become legally independent. The British Government took the view that all these states were free to join either India or Pakistan or remain independent if they so wished.

    1. What is meant by ‘legally independent’?
    2. Explain the meaning to ‘paramountcy of the British Crown’.
    3. Highlight the hidden motive of the British behind declaring the end of their rule over the Princely States.
  19. Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    The makers of India’s Constitution trusted that all political parties would basically abide by the democratic norms. Even during the Emergency, when the government would use extraordinary powers, its use would be within the norms of the rule of law. This expectation led to the wide and open-ended powers given to the government in times of Emergency.

    1. Name the body that comprised the makers of the Constitution of India.
    2. Cite any two examples of violation of democratic norms by the government during the Emergency declared in 1975.
    3. ‘‘How far was the Emergency declared in 1975 justified ?’’ Support your answer with one suitable argument.
  20. Study the cartoon given below carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    CBSE Question Paper 2018 Class 12 Political Science (Reconducted)

    1. Which country is represented by this soldier?
    2. Analyze the reason for putting the names of different countries on the dress of the soldier.
    3. What message does the cartoon convey to other countries of the world?

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