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CBSE CLASS 12 GEOGRAPHY SAMPLE PAPER

CBSE CLASS 12 GEOGRAPHY SAMPLE PAPER

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WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY?

Geography is a branch of science that involves the study of land, places, inhabitants and the relationships between people and their environment.

The Word Geography is derived from the Greek word geographia, which means “earth description”.

In general the study of Geography has two branches:-

  1. Human Geography
  2. Physical Geography
  • Human geography is the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies, and their interactions with the environment.
  • Physical geography is the study of earth and it’s natural environment like the Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Atmosphere Oceans, Soil etc.

HIGHER STUDY OPTIONS IN GEOGRAPHY AFTER 10+2

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and Master of Arts in Geography

POST GRADUATE COURSES

  1. Master of Arts in Geography
  2. Master of Arts in Geology
  3. Master of Philosophy in Geography
  4. Doctor of Philosophy in Geography
  5. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Geography

CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA COURSES

  1. Advance Diploma in Computer Assisted Cartography
  2. Advanced Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
  3. Certificate Programme in Geography
  4. Certificate Programme in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

SYLLABUS AND SAMPLE PAPER

In CBSE Class 12 final board exams, Geography Theory Question Paper will carry 70 marks. While Practical Exam will carry 30 Marks and duration of exam will be 3 Hours. 

Here we are providing a brief description of chapter wise marks distribution to students for final Board Exams. 

Part

Units

Marks

A

Fundamentals of Human Geography

35 Marks

 

Unit 1: Human Geography

 

 

30

 

Unit 2: People

 

Unit 3: Human Activities

 

Unit 4: Transport, Communication and Trade

 

Unit 5: Human settlements

 

Map Work

5

B

India: People and Economy

35 Marks

 

Unit 6: People

 

 

30

 

Unit 7: Human Settlements

 

Unit 8: Resources and Development

 

Unit 9: Transport, Communication and International Trade

 

Unit 10: Geographical Perspective on selected issues and problems

 

Map Work

5

 

Total

70 Marks

C

Practical Work

30 Marks

 

Unit 1: Processing of Data and Thematic Mapping

15

 

Unit 2: Field study or Spatial Information Technology

10

 

Practical Record Book and Viva Voce

5

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