CBSE sample paper Class XII, Physics 2006



Time : 3 hrs.                                                             M.M. 70


                                      Section A                     [5X1=5]

  1. Which of the physical quantities have the unit (a) V/m & (b) C/m.
  2. What is the full form of FAX?
  3. What is Seebeck effect?
  4. What is the direction of magnetic dipole moment?
  5. State Lenz’s law.


Section B                     [7X2=14]


  1. Why two electric lines of force can never intersect? Explain.
  2. State Faraday’s laws of electrolysis.
  3. Why 220V a.c. is more shocking than 220Vd.c.; explain?
  4. What is total internal reflection? State the conditions necessary for it.
  5. Give two distinctions between interference and diffraction.
  6. The work function of cesium is 2.14eV. Find the wavelength of the incident photon if the photo current is brought to zero by a stopping potential of 0.60V. Given h=6.63X10-34 Js.
  7. Define depletion region and potential barrier.


Section C                     [12X3=36]


  1. Draw a labelled circuit diagram for a common emitter amplifier using n-p-n transistor. Explain the phase relationship between input and output signals for it.
  2. Give the logic symbol & truth table for (a) XOR gate & (b) AND gate.
  3. Calculate the binding energy per nucleon in case of 26Fe56. Given:- mass of proton = 1.007825amu, mass of neutron = 1.008665amu and mass of nucleus of 26Fe56 is 55.934939amu.
  4. What is photoelectric emission? State the laws of photoelectric emission.
  5. Define half-life of a radioactive substance. Deduce an expression for it.
  6. Derive the conditions for constructive and destructive interference.


State and explain Huyghen’s principle. Name the type of wave front that corresponds to a beam of light

(i)                coming from a convex lens when point source lies at its focus

(ii)              coming from a very far off source.

(iii)            diverging radially from a point source

  1. Derive an expression for the magnifying power of an astronomical telescope when the final image is at least distance of distinct vision.
  2. What does ‘remote sensing’ mean? Explain breifly how it is carried out? Mention its two applications.


A T.V. transmission tower at a particular station has a height of 160m. (a) What is its coverage range? (b) How much population is covered by transmission if the average population density around the tower is 1200 km-2? Given radius of earth = 6400 km.

  1. Give the principle and construction of moving coil galvanometer.
  2. A circular coil of 500 turns has a radius of 2m and carries a current of 2A. What is the magnetic field at a point on the axis of the coil at a distance equal to the radius of the coil from the centre?
  3. With a circuit diagram explain how the potentiometer can be used to compare the E.M.Fs of two cells.
  4. A wire of resistance 5 ohm is drawn out so that its length is increased by three times of its original length. Calculate its new resistance & resistivity.


Section D                     [3X5=15]


  1. With the help of labelled diagram explain the principle and working of Van-de-Graff generator.
  2. Explain the principle, construction and working of a.c. generator


Explain the principle & theory of transformer. Discuss various energy losses involved in a transformer.

  1. With the help of block diagram, explain the communication satellite link for long distance calls. Give its two advantages.

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