CBSE Exam Results 2013

132631 Followers - 135 Articles - 1696 Questions and Answers

CBSE Question Paper 2009 for Class 12 - Economics

by saumil shrivastava

Instructions for CBSE Question Paper :

(i) All the questions in both are sections are compulsory.

(ii) Marks for questions are indicated against each.

(i) Questions Nos. 1-5 and 17-21 are very short-answer questions carrying 1 marks each. They are required to be answered in one sentences each.

(iii) Question Nos. 6-10 and 22-26 are short-answer question carrying 3 marks each. Answer to them should normally not exceeds 60 words each.

(iv) Question Nos. 11-13 and 27-29 are also short-answer questions carrying 4 marks each. Answer to them should normally not exceeds 70 words each.

(v) Question Nos. 14-16 and 30-32 are long-answer questions carrying 6 marks each. Answer to them should normally not exceed 100 word each.

(vi) Answer should be brief and to the point and the above word limits should be adhered to as far as possible.

Section - A

1. Give two example of Microeconomics studies.

2. When is the demand of a commodity said to be inelastic ?

3. Define fixed cost.

4. What causes a downward movement along a supply curve ?

5. Define monopoly.

6. Why does an economic problem of 'what to produce'.

7. Distinguish between a normal good and an inferior good. Give example in each case.

8. How is the price elasticity of demand of commodity effected by the number of its substitutes ? Explain.

9. Explain the meaning of 'increase in supply' and 'increase in quantity supplied' with the help of a shedule.

10. Why is a firm under Perfect Competition on a price-taker ? Explain.

11. Complete the following table :

Output Average Variable Total Cost Marginal Cost
(Units) Cost (Rs.) (Rs.) (Rs.)
1 …. 60 20
2 18 …. ….
3 …. …. 18
4 20 120 ….
5 22 …. ….


Complete the following table :

Output Average Variable Total Cost Marginal Cost
(Units) Cost (Rs.) (Rs.) (Rs.)
4 9 36 ….
5 …. …. 4
6 …. 42 ….
7 6 …. ….
8 …. 40 ….

12. Commodities X and Y have equal price elasticity of supply. the supply of X rises from 400 units to 500 units due to a 20 percent rise in its price. Calculate the percentage fall in supply of Y if its price fall by 8 percent.

13. From the following Schedule find out the level of output at which the producer is in equilibrium. Give reasons for your answer.

Output Price Total Cost
(Units) (Rs.) (Rs.)
1 24 26
2 24 50
3 24 72
4 24 92
5 24 115
6 24 139
7 24 165

14. Explain the causes of a rightward shift in demand curve of a commodity of an individual consumer.


Explain the condition of consumer's equilibrium in case of (i) Single commodity and (ii) two commodities. Use utility approach.

15. Giving reasons, state whether the following statement are true or false :

(i) When there are diminishing returns to a factor, Total product always decreases.
(ii) Total product will increase only when marginal product increases.
(iii) Which marginal revenue is zero, average revenue will be constant.

16. With the help of diagram explain the effect of "decrease" in demand of a commodity on its equilibrium price and quantity.

For blind candidates only in lieu of Q.No.16

Define equilibrium price. How is it affected by a "decrease" in demand of a commodity ?

Section - B

17. Why is repayment of a loan capital expenditure ?

18. What is meant by excess demand in Macroeconomics ?

19. What can be the minimum value of investment multiplier ?

20. Define bank rate.

21. Define involuntary unemployment.

22. Complete the following table :

Income Saving Marginal Average
Propensity to Propensity to save
0 -12
20 -6 …. ….
40 0 …. ….
60 6 …. ….

23. State any three points of distinction between Central Bank and Commercial Banks.

24. How can a government budget help in reducing inequalities of income ? Explain.

25. Explain the circular flow of income.


Distinguish between intermediate products and final products. Give examples.

26. List the items of the current accounts of balances of payments account. Also define 'balance of trade'

27. Explain the meaning and two merits of fixed foreign exchange rate.


Explain two sources each of demand and supply of foreign exchange.

28. State the four functions of money. Explain any one of them.

29. Distinguish between :

(i) Direct tax and indirect tax
(ii) Revenue deficit and fiscal defict

30. How will you treat the following while estimating domestics factors of India ? Give reasons for your answer.

(i) Remittance from non-resident Indian to their families in India.
(ii) Rent paid by the embassy of Japan in India to a resident Indian.
(iii) Profits earned by branches of foreign bank in India.

31. Given consumption function C = 100 + 0.75 Y (where C = consumption expenditure and Y = national income) and investments expenditure Rs. 1000, Calculate :

(i) Equilibrium level of national income.
(ii) Consumption expenditure at equilibrium level of national income.


What changes will take place to bring economy in equilibrium if

(i) planned saving are greater than planned investment and
(ii) planned saving are less than planned investment.

32. Calculate "gross national product at factor cost" from the following data by (i) Income method, and (ii) expenditure method :

(Rs. in Crores)
(i) Private final consumption expenditure 1,000
(ii) Net domestics capital formation 200
(iii) Profits 400
(iv) Compensation of employees 800
(v) Rent 250
(vi) Government final consumption expenditure 500
(vii) Consumption of fixed capital 60
(viii) Interest 150
(ix) Net current transfer from rest of the world (-)80
(x) Net factors income from abroad (-)10
(xi) Net exports (-)20
(xii) Net indirect taxes 80

Read More
    Current Rating
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    youisahoSat, 17 Mar 2012 05:56:11 -0000

    please post board papers from 2009 onwards, ASAP. Thanking
    you kindly.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Current Rating
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    swatmanTue, 10 Jan 2012 17:47:00 -0000

    Nce but pls give me sample paper of 2012

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Current Rating
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    TungkiWed, 07 Dec 2011 13:35:39 -0000

    sir pliz tell me the question.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This

Your Comment

Current Rating
Rate Up
Rate Down
Have an account? Log In

Textile is Enabled. View Reference.

About the Author

About: Entrepreneur and an Author

Last Updated At Dec 07, 2012


Similar Articles

More Lessons