Geography Sample Paper 2016-17 Board Exam| Class 12th

Geography CBSE Sample Paper 2016-17 Final Exam| Class 12th Solved Board Exam Paper

CBSE has released the Solved Sample Paper for 2016-17 Final ExamGeography Sample Paper is given here.

Time Allowed: 3 Hours
Maximum Marks: 70

General Instruction:

• There are 22 general questions.
• Questions No. 1 – 7 are very short-answer questions carrying 1 mark each. Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 40 words.
• Questions No. 8 – 13 are short-answer questions carrying 3 marks each. Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 80 – 100 words.
• Questions No. 14 – 20 are long-answer questions carrying 5 marks each. Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 150 words.
• Questions No. 21 – 22 are related to identification or locating and labelling 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.
• All questions are compulsory.

1. How is density of population of a region calculated?

2. How has India emerged as a leading country in medical tourism?

3. Maharashtra has emerged as the leading sugar producer in India. Give two reasons.

4. Who are called red collar workers?

5. Mention any two characteristics of sub-urbanisation.

6. Which port is situated on the mouth of Zuari estuary?

7. Name any two areas of high latitudes where hunting and food gathering is practiced.

8. “The knowledge about nature is extremely important to develop technology”. Support this statement by giving three examples.

9. Urban waste disposal in major metropolitan cities of India has become a major cause of concern in recent years. How can we overcome this problem?

10. Explain any three characteristics of clustered rural settlements of India.

11. Study the diagram given below and answer the questions:
a) Identify the iron and steel plant shown in the map.
b) Name any two raw materials used in this plant and their sources.
c) How does the iron and steel plants form a base for industrial development?
Question 11 Geography Sample Paper 2016-17

12 American slave auction advertised slaves for sale or temporary hire by their owners. Buyers often paid as much as $2,000 for a skilled, healthy slave. Such auctions often separated family members from one another, many of whom never saw their loved ones again.
Question 12 Geography Sample Paper 2016-17
Read the above paragraph and answer the following:
a. “Slavery was a curse” Justify the statement in your opinion.
b. What kind of values are needed to bring slavery to an end?

13 Study the diagram given below and answer the questions:
Question 13 Geography Sample Paper 2016-17
a)Why is the agriculture sector using 89% of surface water and 92% of underground water?
b) Usages of which two sectors are likely to increase more in future?

14. Name any five types of rural settlement patterns developed in different parts of the world. Write their typical features.

15. What are the problems faced by the Indian agriculture system? Suggest some ways to overcome them.

16. What is meant by human development? What are its different approaches? Explain.

17. What is the impact of rural-urban migration on the age and sex structure of the place of origin and destination? Discuss the consequences of international migration in India.

18 What is the basic function of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)? What benefits do nations get by forming trading blocs?

19 Study the diagram given below and answer the questions:
Question 19 Geography Sample Paper 2016-17
Mention the measures proposed to promote sustainable development in the Command area of Indira Gandhi Canal irrigation project which are meant to restore ecological balance.

20. ‘Indian railways brought people of diverse cultures together’. Support this
statement with suitable examples.

21. In the given political outline map of the world, the following four features are shown. Identify these features and write their correct names on the lines marked near each feature.
A: Area of nomadic herding
B: A sea port
C: A mega city
D: An international airport
E: An area of high density
Question 21 Geography Sample Paper 2016-17

22. On the outline political map of India provided to you, locate and label the
following with appropriate symbols :
(i) A dam in Gujarat.
(ii) A state with highest sex ratio.
(iii) A state where Telugu is mainly spoken.
(iv) A state with lowest HDI rank
(v) A lignite coalmine in Tamil Nadu
Question 22 Geography Sample Paper 2016-17


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