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As per your request here I am sharing the previous year CBSE Question paper of Sociology of class XII

1. What is a village ?
2. Define social change.
3. What was Taxila known for ?
4. Define Sanskritization.
5. Define gender-discrimination.
6. What does Executive stand for in a democracy ?
7. What is a social movement ? 2
8. What is a household ? 2
9. What are Scheduled Tribes ? 2
10. What is the meaning o ‘Infant Mortality Rate’ ? 2
11. Define a social group. 2
12. What i a ‘ achcha’ food ? 2
13 What is patrilineal kinship ? 2
14. Define social conflict. 2
15. Define 'legitimacy'. Identify various types of legitimacy.

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, specially 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 rom a joint family. 2+2

23. How is caste different from tribe ? 4

24. Discuss the phenomen n of urban violence. 4

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

26. Reflec on t e problem of over-population in India. 4

\7. Dis uss analytically the truth or otherwise of the oft-repeated phrase ‘Unity in diversity’
in the Indian context. 8
OR
Are majorities and minorities necessarily antithetical to the national integration ?
Illustrate your answer with suitable examples from the recent phase of the Indian
society.
28. Discuss the concept of ‘interest groups’. Examine their negative and positive contribut on
to a democratic polity, with suitable examples from Contemporary India. 8
OR
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-politi al r levance of the Preamble to the Indian
Constitution. 8
OR
List out and briefly discuss the Fundamental Rights as included in the Indian
Constitution.
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