CBSE Class 12 Political Science Exam Pattern

The CBSE Class 12th question paper pattern for the Political Science subject contains totally 35 questions. The paper is divided into four sections, the distribution of marks is mentioned below:

Question Paper Weightage:

Form of question No. of questions Marks of each question Total marks Estimated time (in minutes)
Long answer (LA) 05 06 30 55 min.

Short Answer( SA) 10 04 40 70 min.


Very Short Answer (VSA)-II 10 02 20 30 min.

Very Short Answer (VSA)-I 10 01 10 10 min.

35 100

165 + 15 min for revision = 180 mins.

Political Science Chapters Blueprint: Content Weightage

Part I: Contemporary World Politics
1Cold War Era in World Politics14
2Disintegration of the 'Second World' and the Collapse of Bipolarity
3US Dominance in World Politics16
4Alternative Centres of Economic and Political Power
5South Asia in the Post Cold War Era
6International Organizations in a Unipolar World10
7Security in Contemporary World
8Environment and Natural Resources10
9Globalisation and its Critics
Part II: Politics in India since Independence
10Era of One-Party Dominance16

National-Building and its Problems

12Politics of Planned Development
13India's External Relations

14Challenges to and Restoration of Congress System

15Crisis of the Constitutional Order

16Regional Aspiration and Conflicts

17Rise of New Social Movements

18Recent Developments in Indian Politics

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