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CBSE Class 12 History Question Paper 2020 with Solutions

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Last updated date: 23rd May 2024
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Class 12 History CBSE Question Paper 2020 - PDF Download

At Vedantu, we believe that the more you practice, the better you perform in the exams. That’s why we have provided CBSE History Class 12 question papers 2020 PDF here so that you become thorough with the question paper pattern. Practicing CBSE Class 12 History question papers has many advantages. One of the most important factors these papers address is the management of time. We have seen that many students would have studied hard and learned the concepts well, but still struggle to finish answering the paper. Our highly qualified teachers have curated these CBSE History Class 12 past years question paper and have developed a set of sample papers in PDF format that are available for free download.

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FAQs on CBSE Class 12 History Question Paper 2020 with Solutions

1. How much time is allotted for Solving class 12 History Question papers?

For solving the class 12 History Question paper, students are allotted 3 hours in total (180 minutes) out of which 15 minutes are reserved for reading the question papers. Students will read the question during this time and will not be allowed to write anything on the answer booklet. 

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2. What are the general instructions for attempting the class 12 History question paper?

Vedantu comprises various sets of question papers for class 12 History that are provided for the students to solve. There are five sections in total, namely; A, B, C, D, and E respectively. Out of these five sections, all the questions are compulsory to be answered by the candidates. 

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3. What are the different sections of the History Question paper?

In Vedantu, the class 12 History Question paper has several sections, A, B, C, D, and E. All five sections are compulsory to be answered by the candidate. These sections are categories on the basis of questions and their probable answers with ranges starting from one-line/word answers (Section A) to answers with 350 words (Section E). It also comprises a Map question at the end of the question paper.

4. What kind of questions are there in the class 12 History Question paper?

There are several types of questions in the Class 12 History Question paper ranging from one word/line questions to Map questions depending on the section it is in.


  • Section A- One word/line;

  • Section B- 100 words question;

  • Section C- 350 words questions;

  • Section D- source-based question;

  • Section E- Map question.


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5. What is the marks distribution in the Question paper?

In Vedantu’s CBSE class 12 History question paper the total marks allotted to the questions are 80. These marks are further distributed to the section and questions that are in the sections depending on the nature and length of the answers.


  • Section A- 1 mark per question;

  • Section B- 3 marks per question;

  • Section C- 8 marks per question;

  • Section D- Varies

  • Section E- Varies