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2011 CBSE CBSE Board Previous Year Question Paper of year 2011 for Class 12th Sociology Question paper

Course: Plus II   University/board: CBSE

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CBSE Board Previous Year Question Paper 2011 for Class 12TH Sociology
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks: 100
General Instructions :
(i) There are 29 questions in all.
(ii) All questions are compulsory.
(iii) Questions No. 1-14 are of 2 marks each, to be answered in about 30 words.
(iv) Questions No. 15-26 are of 4 marks each, to be answered in about 75-80 words.
(v) Questions No. 27 - 29 are of 8 marks each, to be answered in about 200 words.
(vi) Answers should be precise and to the point.

Please check that this question paper contains 4 printed pages.
Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be written on the
title page of the answer-book by the condidate.
Please check that this question paper contains 29 questions.
Please write down the serial number of the question before attempting it.

1. What is a village ? 2

2. Define social change. 2

3. What was Taxila known for ? 2

4. Define Sanskritization. 2

5. Define gender-discrimination. 2

6. What does Executive stand for in a democracy ? 2

7. What is a social movement ? 2

8. What is a household ? 2

9. What are Scheduled Tribes ? 2

10. What is the meaning of Infant Mortality Rate ? 2

11. Define a social group. 2

12. What is a kachcha food ? 2

13. What is patrilineal kinship ? 2

14. Define social conflict. 2

15. Define legitimacy. Identify various types of legitimacy. 2+2

16. What is liturgy and what is baptism ? 2+2

17. Define Dharma. Identify other three goals of life as laid down in Indian scriptures. 2+2

18. What is asceticism ? How does it relate to the traditional Indian value system ? 4

19. Briefly explain Indological or Cultural approach to the study of Indian Society. 4

20. What do you understand by empowerment of women ? Why is it necessary, especially in
the Indian society ? 2+2

21. Point out the distinctive features of Sikhism that distinguish it from Hinduism. 4

22. What is a nuclear family ? Distinguish it from a joint family. 2+2

23. How is caste different from tribe ? 4

24. Discuss the phenomenon of urban violence. 4

25. Write a note on Democratic Decentralization and Panchayati Raj. 4

26. Reflect on the problem of over-population in India. 4

27. Discuss analytically the truth or otherwise of the oft-repeated phrase Unity in diversity
in the Indian context. 8
Are majorities and minorities necessarily antithetical to the national integration ?
Illustrate your answer with suitable examples from the recent phase of the Indian

28. Discuss the concept of interest groups. Examine their negative and positive contribution
to a democratic polity, with suitable examples from Contemporary India. 8
What is meant by politicization of caste ? Elucidate your answer with suitable
examples from the current phase of the Indian society.

29. Write an essay on the socio-political relevance of the Preamble to the Indian
Constitution. 8
List out and briefly discuss the Fundamental Rights as included in the Indian

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