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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 Social Science Paper 1

Board CBSE
Class X
Subject Social Science
Sample Paper Set Paper 1
Category CBSE Sample Papers

Students who are going to appear for CBSE Class 10 Examinations are advised to practice the CBSE sample papers given here which is designed as per the latest Syllabus and marking scheme as prescribed by the CBSE is given here. Paper 1 of Solved CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 Social Science is given below with free PDF download solutions.

General Instructions:   

  • The question paper has 27 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
  • Marks are indicated against each question.
  • Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer questions. Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
  • Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
  • Question number 26 and 27 are map questions of 2 marks from History and 3 marks from Geography. After completion, attach the maps inside the answer book

Question 1.
Which power dominated the nation-building process in Germany? ?
Which idea, other than economic exploitation, was behind French colonisation of Vietnam?

Question 2.
State an important characteristic of the oldest Japanese book, Diamond Sutra.
State the hotly debated issue around which the novel Indulekha revolved.

Question 3.
Wind energy received in abundance in western Rajasthan and Gujarat has not been so far utilised and developed to the maximum. It falls in which category of resources?

Question 4.
Write any one prudential reason for which power sharing is desirable.

Question 5.
Identify the condition when both the parties in a barter economy have to agree to sell and buy each other’s commodities? What is it called?

Question 6.
A group of companies in India wishes to import high quality ACs from South Korea but have to pay a huge import tax on them which would make the ACs very expensive leading to a decline their sale. Ascertain the role of the import tax in this situation.

Question 7.
Sania buys a packet of biscuits and finds details about ingredients used, price, batch number etc. printed on it except the expiry date. Under which right of the consumers she can claim to know this information from the manufacturer?

Question 8.
Ideas of national unity in early-nineteenth-century Europe were closely allied to the ideology of liberalism. What did it mean for the middle class in France? Explain.
The French used school textbooks in Vietnam to justify colonial rule. Explain.
What was the demand of Dr B.R. Ambedkar regarding the Dalits’ participation in the Civil Disobedience Movement? Why did he clash with Gandhiji in the Second Round Table Conference? How was it solved?

Question 9.
What was ‘Com Laws’? Why it was abolished? Mention its impacts on Britain.
Who created the cotton mill? Discuss its effects on eighteenth century industrialization.
‘Nineteenth century London was a city of clerks and shopkeepers, of small masters’. Who commented? Why?

Question 10.
Explain two reasons as to why power sharing is desirable.

Question 11.
Explain with example how social divisions affect politics.

Question 12.
Explain any four forms of Casteism in Indian Politics.

Question 13.
Explain the consequences of growing population on water resources in regions having ample water resources.

Question 14.
What is India’s rank among the world’s natural rubber producers? State the rainfall and temperature requirement of rubber. Also name the two states where rubber is mainly grown.

Question 15.
Explain the following terms:
(1) Infant Mortality Rate
(2) Net Attendance Ratio.

Question 16.
Write short note on W.T.O.

Question 17.
Explain any four problems faced by labourers in the unorganised sectors. Suggest any one
method to be adopted to protect the labourers in this sector.

Question 18.
What are demand deposits? Explain. What is the interesting facility provided by Demand
deposits? Give one example.

Question 19.
Write a short note on hand printing technology developed in Japan.
Analyse the notable events that took place with the publication of Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers in 1836.

Question 20.
What is a Nation according to Ernst Renan? Discuss.
“Nationalism in Vietnam emerged through the efforts of different sections of society to fight against the French and all they represented”. Explain how France occupied Vietnam.

Question 21.
Why is there a lack of internal democracy within the political parties in India? Explain with

Question 22.
“Different countries face different kinds of challenges.” Support the statement with suitable

Question 23.
State the length of the coastline of India. Name the first port that was build soon after the independence. Why was this port built? State two features of this port.

Question 24.
What are agglomeration economies? Explain the services/facilities offered by the agglomerationeconomies.

Question 25.
Explain any four rights of consumers that protect them from exploitation in the market place.

Question 26.
Two features A and B are marked on the given political outline map of India: 
Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map:
A. The place where the Indian National Congress Session was held in 1927.
B. The place where the ‘No Tax Campaign’ was started.
Locate and label on the same map given:
(1) The place where peasants organized a Satyagraha in 1917.
(2) Lahore

Question 27.
On the given same political outline map of India locate and label/identify the type of soil the following with appropriate symbols:
(1) Identity the type of soil in the shaded portion given in the map.
(2) Label and locate the largest producer of Ragi
(3) Label and locate Bhilai Steel Plant


Answer 1.
Power of the Prussian State.
The idea of a civilising mission.

Answer 2.
Contained six sheets of text with woodcut illustrations
The hotly debated issue was the marriage practices of upper-caste Hindus in Kerala.

Answer 3.
Potential Resources.

Answer 4.
It helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups.

Answer 5.
This is known as double coincidence of wants.

Answer 6.
The Import tax is acting as a Trade Barrier.

Answer 7.
Consumers’ right to be informed about the particulars of goods and services that they purchase

Answer 8.
1. Dr B.R. Ambedkar believed that political empowerment would resolve the problems of social disabilities of the Dalits. (Separate Electorate)
2. In 1930, Dr B.R. Ambedkar clashed with Mahatma Gandhi at the Second Round Table Conference by demanding separate electorates for dalits.
3. Solved by the introduction of Poona Pact.

Answer 9.
(1) The laws allowing the government to restrict the import of com were commonly known as the ‘Com Laws’.
(2) The industrialists and urban dwellers forced the abolition of the Com Laws because they were unhappy with high food prices.
(3) After the Com Laws were scrapped, food could be imported into Britain more cheaply.
(1) Richard Arkwright created the cotton mill.
(2) The Effects:

  • The costly new machines could be purchased, set up and maintained in the mill. Within the mill all the processes were brought together under one roof and management.
  • This allowed a more careful supervision over the production process, a watch over quality, and the regulation of labour, all of which had been difficult to do when production was in the countryside.

(1) Historian Gareth Stedman Jones commented that ‘Nineteenth century London was a city of clerks and shopkeepers, of small masters’.
(2) Reasons:

  • The city of London was a powerful magnet for migrant populations, even though it did not have large factories.
  • Apart from the London dockyards, five major types of industries employed large numbers: clothing and footwear, wood and furniture, metals and engineering, printing and stationery, and precision products such as surgical instruments, watches, and objects of precious metal.

Answer 10.
Two different sets of reasons can be given in favour of power sharing.

  1. Firstly, power sharing is good because it helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups. Since social conflict often leads to violence and political instability, power sharing is a good way to ensure the stability of political order.
  2. Second, there in a deeper reason why power sharing is good for democracies. Power sharing is the very spirit of democracy. People have a right to be consulted on how they
    are to be governed. A legitimate government is one where citizens, through participation, acquire a stake in the system.
  3. First reason is prudential and the second moral. While prudential reasons stress that power sharing will bring out better outcomes, moral reasons emphasise the very act of power sharing as valuable.

Answer 11.
(1) At first sight, it would appear that the combination of politics and social divisions is very
dangerous and explosive.
(2) Democracy involves competition among various political parties. Their competition tends to divide any society.
(3) If they start competing in terms of some existing social divisions, it can make social divisions into political divisions and lead to conflict, violence or even disintegration of a country. This has happened in many countries.
Example: Unionist and Nationalist Parties in Ireland, Yugoslavia was divided into six independent states.

Answer 12.

  1. When parties choose candidates in elections, they keep in mind the caste composition of
    the electorate and nominate candidates from different castes so as to muster necessary support to win elections.
  2. When governments are formed, political parties usually take care that representatives of different castes and tribes find a place in it.
  3. Political parties and candidates in elections make appeals to caste sentiment to muster support. Some political parties are known to favour some castes and are seen as their representatives.
  4. Universal adult franchise and the principle of one-person-one-vote compe’Ud political leaders to gear up to the task of mobilising and securing political support.

Answer 13.
(a) Many of our cities have ample water resources but are still facing water scarcity.
(b) Water scarcity may be an outcome of large and growing population and consequent greater demands for water and unequal access to it.
(c) A large population means more water not only for domestic use but also to produce more food.
(d) Hence, to facilitate higher food grain production, water resources are being over exploited to expand irrigated areas and dry season agriculture.

Answer 14.

  1. India’s rank: 4th
  2. Rainfall: More than 200 cm annually
  3. Temperature: Above 25°C.
  4. States: Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Answer 15.
1. Infant Mortality Rate (or IMR) indicates the number of children that die before the age of one year as a proportion of 100 live children bom in that particular year.
2. Net Attendance Ratio is the total number of children of age group 14 and 15 years attending school as a percentage of total number of children in the same age group.

Answer 16.
(1) World Trade Organisation (W.T.O.) is an organisation whose aim is to liberalise
international trade. Started at the initiative of the developed countries, W.T.O. establishes rules regarding international trade, and sees that these rules are obeyed. Nearly 160 countries of the world are currently members of the W.T.O. (as on June 2014).
(2) Though W.T.O. is supposed to allow free trade for all, in practice, it is seen that the developed countries have unfairly retained trade barriers. On the other hand, W.T.O. rules have forced the developing countries to remove trade barriers. An example of this is the current debate on trade in agricultural products.

Answer 17.
(1) The unorganised sector is characterised by small and scattered units which are largely outside the control of the government.
(2) There are rules and regulations but these are not followed.
(3) Jobs here are low-paid and often not regular. There is no provision for overtime, paid leave, holidays, leave due to sickness etc.
(4) Employment is not secure. People can be asked to leave without any reason.
(5) When there is less work, such as during some seasons, some people may be asked to leave.
(6) A lot also depends on the whims of the employer. This sector includes a large number of people who are employed on their own, doing small jobs such as selling on the street or doing repair work. Similarly, farmers work on their own and hire labourers as and when they need.
One method to be adopted to protect the labourers in this sector:

  1. Rural Areas: farmers need to be supported through adequate facility for timely delivery of seeds, agricultural inputs, credit, storage facilities and marketing outlets.
  2. In the urban areas: Small-scale industry also needs government’s support for procuring raw material and marketing of output. The casual workers in both rural and urban areas need to be protected.

Answer 18.
(1) Working people, who have extra cash, deposit it with the banks by opening a bank account in their name. Banks accept the deposits and also pay an amount as interest on the deposits. In this way people’s money is safe with the banks and it earns an amount as interest. People also have the provision to withdraw the money as and when they require. Since the deposits in the bank accounts can be withdrawn on demand, these deposits are called demand deposits.
(2) The interesting facility provided by Demand deposits is the use of cheque.

Answer 19.
(1) Buddhist missionaries from China introduced hand-printing technology into Japan around AD 768-770.
(2) The oldest Japanese book, printed in AD 868, is the Buddhist Diamond Sutra. Pictures were printed on textiles, playing cards and paper money.
(3) In medieval Japan, poets and prose writers were regularly published, and books were cheap and abundant.
(1) In 1836 a notable event took place when Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers was serialised in a magazine.
(2) Magazines were attractive since they were illustrated and cheap.
Serialisation allowed readers to relish the suspense, discuss the characters of a novel and live for weeks with their stories – like viewers of television soaps today.

Answer 20.
(1) In his essay Renan criticises the notion suggested by others that a nation is formed by a common language, race, religion, or territory.
(2) ‘A nation is the culmination of a long past of endeavours, sacrifice and devotion’.
(3) A nation is therefore a large-scale solidarity. Its existence is a daily plebiscite.
(4) A province is its inhabitants; if anyone has the right to be consulted, it is the inhabitant.
(1) The colonisation of Vietnam by the French brought the people of the country into conflict with the colonisers in all areas of life.
(2) The most visible form of French control was military and economic domination but the French also built a system that tried to reshape the culture of the Vietnamese. French troops landed in Vietnam in 1858 and by the mid-1880s they had established a firm grip over the northern region.
(3) After the Franco-Chinese war the French assumed control of Tonkin and Anaam and. in 1887, French Indo-China was formed.
In the following decades the French sought to consolidate their position, and people in Vietnam began reflecting on the nature of the loss that Vietnam was suffering.

Answer 21.
(1) All over the world there is a tendency in political parties towards the concentration of power in one or few leaders at the top.
(2) Parties do not keep membership registers, do not hold organisational meetings, and do not conduct internal elections regularly.
(3) Ordinary members of the party do not get sufficient information on what happens inside the party.
(4) Party members show more personal loyalty to the leaders than to the party principles to get favour from leaders who hold absolute power.
Defection: Changing party allegiance from the party on which a person got elected (to a legislative body) to a different party.

Answer 22.
(1) Democracy faces three basic challenges during its different stages of growth, such as foundational challenge, challenge of expansion and challenge of deepening democracy. These challenges take different meanings and paths in different parts of the world.
(2) ‘Foundational Challenge’: The first stage is the transition to democracy from a non-democracy and then instituting democratic government.
Example: Nepal.
(3) Challenge of‘Expansion of Democracy’: This stage involves applying the basic principle of democratic governance across all the regions, different social groups and various institutions. Empowering various social groups, federal structures, women and minorities etc. This also means that less and less decisions should remain outside the democratic control. Most of the democracies like India and USA face this challenge.
(4) Challenge of‘Deepening of Democracy’: This involves strengthening of the institutions and practices of democracy by people’s participation and control. This should happen in such a way that people can realise their expectations of democracy. This requires an attempt to bring down the control and influence of the rich and powerful in making governmental decisions.

Answer 23.
(1) Length of coastline: 7516.6 km.
(2) First port after independence: Kandla, Gujarat
(3) Reason: To ease the volume of trade on the Mumbai port, in the wake loss of Karachi port to Pakistan after the partition.
(4) Feature of Kandla sea port:

  • It is a tidal port.
  •  It provide services of export and import to the northern states across Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana etc.

Answer 24.
(1) Many industries tend to come together to make use of the advantages offered by the urban centres known as agglomeration economies.
(2) Services/facilities:
(a) Banking:
Numerous banks tend to emerge in and around agglomeration economies. This service facilitates the progress of manufacturing industries.

(b) Transport: Transport is essential for each and every industry. Agglomeration economies offer great source of services by road or rail connecting urban centres and market places.

(c) Labour: Labour is an essential requirement for any industry. As agglomeration economies expand, large number of skilled and unskilled labourers starts offering their services to the industry in the area.

Answer 25.
Rights of consumers:

  1. Right to information
  2. Right to seek redressal
  3. Right to choose
  4. Right to be heard
  5. Right to safety

Answer 26.
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