CBSE 12th History Board Exam 2020: Important Resources & Tips for Last Minute Revision

Class 12th History Board Exam has a vast and subjective syllabus which makes it difficult to revise it all on the last day. Check this article to know the important resources and tips for last day revision.

Class 12 History: Important Resources & Tips for Last Minute Revision
Class 12 History: Important Resources & Tips for Last Minute Revision

CBSE Class 12th History Board Exam is due tomorrow and students must be wondering how to do their last day revision for the entire syllabus. In this article, we have combined all the important resources(Important MCQs, Important questions & answers, maps expected in the exam, sample papers & more) to help you out. 

On the last day, it is highly recommended that the students do selective study and revise all the syllabus without wasting any time. Students appearing for History Board Exam can check this article for all the important and relevant resources for History Exam. 

Latest CBSE 12th History Sample Paper 2020 (Issued by CBSE)

From the current session of 2019-20, CBSE has changed the exam pattern of History paper. Students can refer to the sample paper issued by CBSE to check the latest amendments in the paper and refer the same for the practice of new patterns. Based on the same sample paper, CBSE will conduct the History Board Exam.

Download CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2020: Download PDF

CBSE Model Answer Sheet (or Answer Sheet of Previous subject-Toppers)

For scoring a full cent in History Board Exam 2020 students should not just concentrate on learning the syllabus but also the presentation of answers. Students can refer to the model answer sheets of previous year toppers issued by CBSE to understand how they can write a good answer to score full marks.

Check Answer Sheet of 2019 History Subject Topper

List of Important MCQs

The latest CBSE sample paper has confirmed that in the changed exam pattern the concept of MCQs has been added to the paper. From this year the CBSE Class 12th History Board Exam will have 20 questions of 1 mark each. These 1 mark questions will also include Multiple Choice Questions. You can check some important MCQs for your exam preparation from here.

CBSE 12th History Board Exam 2020: Check Important MCQs with Answers

Chapter-Wise Important Questions & Answers

On a day before the exam, it is not possible to go through the entire syllabus for revision. Hence the students can revise some important questions and their answers selectively curated in an article to help the students in their preparation.

CBSE Board Exam 2020: Check Important Questions & Answers for Class 12 History

Syllabus and Unit Wise Weightage

The latest Class 12th CBSE Syllabus for History guides you about the exam pattern and the most important topics to prepare well for exams. The chapter-wise weightage may vary but the unit-wise marks weightage is fixed for the exam. Students are advised to prepare well for the topics carrying maximum weightage. 



Themes in Indian History Part - I (Units 1 – 4)


Unit 1: The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology

Unit 2: Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

Unit 3: Social Histories: using the Mahabharata

Unit 4: A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa

Themes in Indian History Part-II  (Units 5 – 9)


Unit 5: Medieval Society through Travellers’ Accounts

Unit 6: Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition

Unit7: New Architecture: Hampi

Unit 8: Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i-Akbari

Unit 9: The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles

Themes in Indian History Part-III  (Units 10 – 15)


Unit 10: Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports

Unit 11: Representations of 1857

Unit 12: Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports

Unit 13: Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes

Unit 14: Partition through Oral Sources

Unit 15: The Making of the Constitution

Map Work




Project work (Internal Assessment)




Download CBSE Class 12 History Syllabus 2019-20 in PDF format

Previous Year Papers for Class 12th History Exam

Apart from the sample paper, the students can also refer to the previous year's papers for preparation. Solving previous year papers will help students to gain confidence in their preparation and evaluate their study strategy. 

CBSE Class 12 History: Download Previous Years’ Paper (From 2019 to 2015) with Answers 

Important Maps from NCERT Textbooks

Every year 1 question based on map work is asked in the History Exam. The new exam pattern of History also includes map-based questions hence it is necessary to prepare this area well. To help students identify these maps and topics we have created a separate article on Important Maps of NCERT. 

CBSE 12th History Board Exam 2020: Important Maps Expected in Paper

Students can refer to the mentioned links and important resources to score good marks in their History Board Exam 2020.


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