CBSE Board Class 12 Geography Previous Year Question Papers 2007
CBSE Board Previous Year Question Papers 2007 for Class 12 Geography
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 70
General Instructions :
(i) There are 19 general questions.
(ii) All questions are compulsory.
(iii) Marks for each question are indicated against it.
(iv) Question numbers 1 to 10 are short answer questions carrying 3 marks each.
Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 80 words.
(v) Question numbers 11 to 15 are also short answer questions carrying 4 marks each.
Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 120 words.
(vi) Question numbers 16, 17 and 18 are long answer questions of 5 marks each.
Answer to each of these questions should not exceed 150 words.
(vii) Question no. 19 contains test items of very short answer. It is of 5 marks.
(viii) Outline maps of the world and India provided to you must be attached with your
(ix) Use of templates or stencils for drawing outline maps is allowed.
1. Explain the three recent approaches to the study of Human Geography. 3x1=3
2. How are economic distances, raw materials and energy sources helpful in the location of
industries ? Explain it with suitable examples. 3×1=3
3. Describe three advantages of Internet in the field of world communication. 3×1=3
4. Distinguish between renewable and non-renewable resources by stating three points of
5. How far do farm size, consumer demand and government support policies help in
increasing agricultural production ? Explain in brief. 3×1=3
6. State any three important uses of water. 3×1=3
7. Name the two major sea-ports each of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. 6×½=3
8. What is the meaning of ‘dry land farming' ? State any two problems which are being
faced by the dry land farmers. 1+2=3
9. Draw or trace in your answer-book the outline map of India with the help of the map
given below and mark the following therein : 1+1+1=3
(9.1) Industrial region No. 1 with its name.
(9.2) Industrial region No. 7 with its name.4
For Blind Candidates only in lieu of Question No. 9.
(9.1) Name one major industrial region of Maharashtra.
(9.2) Which industrial region of India is known for iron & steel industry ?
(9.3) Which industrial region of India is famous for the manufacture of jute textiles ?
10. Study the following map and answer the questions given below : 3×1 = 3
(10.1) Name the railway line shown in this map.
(10.2) In which country does this railway line lie ?
(10.3) Name the two oceans whose coasts are joined by this railway line.
11. Explain four basic differences between rural and urban settlements in India. 4×1=4
12. Distinguish between cottage industries and small scale industries by stating four points
of each. 4×1=4
13.(13.1) What is the total length of Golden Quadrilateral ?
(13.2) What is the completion target of connectivity to 10 major ports of India ?
(13.3) Name the connecting terminals of North-South and East-West Corridors.7
14. What is the meaning of ‘Human Poverty’ ? Describe three aspects of human life which
are used for the construction of ‘Human Poverty Index’. 1+3=4
15. Study the graph given below and answer the following questions : 4×1=4
(15.1) Name the country with which both the exports and imports of USA are minimum.
(15.2) What is the value of the exports of U.S.A. with Western Europe ?
(15.3) What is the total value of trade of U.S.A. with Japan ?
(15.4) What is the difference between imports and exports of U.S.A. with Canada ?
16. What is ‘Human Development’ ? Why is Human Development necessary ? Give four
17. Define a slum settlement. Describe any four characteristics of slum settlements of the
18. What is the density of population ? Explain four major factors influencing the density of
population in the world. 1+4=5
19. (19.1) In the given outline map of the World (on page 11) provided to you, four features
are shown as A, B, C and D. Identify them with the help of the map legend and
write their correct names on the dotted lines given in the map. 4×½=2
(19.2) On the given outline political map of India (on page 13) provided to you, locate
and label the following with appropriate symbols : 3×1=3
(i) A nuclear power plant in Uttar Pradesh.
(ii) One major sea-port in Orissa.
(iii) A state where Malayalam is mainly spoken.10
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