Biology is the very hard subject in order to prepare for the exam point of view as it include various diagram and scientific names etc, which are to be learned in a correct way than only students are able to get good marks in the Board Examination. This subject needs proper attention in order to improve to your performance level to get excellent marks in the exam.The main requirement of setting this ICSE 10th Biology Question Papers is to make students aware of the latest Board pattern along with the sample of questions asked in the exam. ICSE is the most reputed private boards among all non-governmental Board of the country which aims to serve the quality education in a vast area.
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Time: one hour and a half
a) This paper consist of two sections Section-A and Section-B.
b) Section-A: Attempt all questions.(40 marks)
c) Section-B:Attempt any six questions.( 60 marks)
d) Marks are mentioned to each questions for your convenience.
e) The given paper is of total 100 marks.
Section I (40 marks)
Attempt all questions from this section
a) Name the following: [5 Marks]
i) The onset of menstruation in a young girl around the age of 13 years.
ii) The part of the chloroplast where the light reaction of photosynthesis takes place.
iii) The condition of a plant cell when it cannot absorb no more water.
iv) A neurotransmitter stored at the terminal end of axon.
v) The part of the ovary that produces progesterone.
b) State whether the fallawing statements are true or false.If false, rewrite the correct statement by changing the first word only: [5 Marks]
i) Hormonal response is slower than nervous response.
ii) Chromosomes are the hereditary vehicles passed on from daughter cells to parent cells.
iii)Guttation is the loss of water in the form of water droplets from hydathodes.
iv) The Beta cells of the pancreas secrete insulin.
v)The thickened wall on which embryo gets embedded is called endometrium in the ovary.
c) Give the exact location and function of the following: [5 Marks]
iii) Alpha cells
v) Amniotic fluid
d) Given below are five sets of terms. In each case, arrange and rewrite each set so as to be in logical sequence. [5 Marks]
i) Lens, pupil, conjunctiva, yellow spot, cornea.
ii)Auditory canal, oval window, cochlea, ear ossicle, tympanum
iii)Semiferous tubules,penis,urethra,epididymis, vas deferens.
iv)Soil, water, root hair, xylem, cortex, endodermis
v)Association neuron, effector, motor neuron, receptor, sensory neuron.
e) Note the relationship and complete with suitable match:[5 Marks]
i)Rods:Rhodopsin:: Cones : __________
ii)Corpus luteum: __________:: Corpus callosum : Brain
iii)Retina: Inner eye:: Cochlea : ____________
iv)Ovary : Ovum:: __________: Sperm
v)Tip of tongue: Sweet :: Back of tongue : __________
f) Give technical terms for the following: [5 Marks]
i) Movement of water molecules across the cell membrane from hypertonic solution.
ii) Plasma devoid of fibrinogen.
iii) The stage where chromosomes lie on the equator of the achromatic spindle.
iv)Period of complete intrauterine development of the foetus.
v)Alternative form of a gene on a pair of homologous chromosome.
Section II (60 marks)
Attempt any four question from this section.
a) Study the diagram-1 given below and then answer the questions that follow: [4 Marks]
i) Name the parts labelled 1 and 2. State the functions of each part.
ii) State any two functions of the amniotic fluid.
iii) What is the role of the umbilical cord in the development of the foetus?
iv) Name the part in the diagram which is endocrine in nature.
i) What is cytokinesis? [1 mark]
ii) Mention three significant changes occurring in a cell during interphase. [1 mark]
iii) Is deodrant a disinfectant? [1 mark]
c) Given below are five sets with four terms each. In each set one term is odd. Choose the odd one out of the following terms given and name the category to which the others belong: [3 Marks]
ii) Glucose, Glycogen, Cellulose, Starch.
iii) Cuticles, Lenticles, Stomata, Hydathodes.
iv) Plastids, Mitochondria, Ribosome, Endoplasmic, Reticulum.
v) Basophil, neutrophil, Eosinophil, Lymphocyte
a) Given below is a diagrammatic representation of a certain part of the process of [ 4 mark]
circulation of blood in man. Study the same and then answer the question that follow: Refer Diagram -2.
i) Name the parts labelled 1,2,4 and 6.
ii) Give the number and name of the vessel which contains the maximum amount of urea a few hours after a protein rich meal.
iii) Draw a neat, labelled of the cross sectional view of the blood vessel numbered 3.
iv) Mention two structural differences between blood vessels ‘3’ and ‘8’.
b) i) What is immunization?[1 Marks]
ii) Name the primary reproductive organ in human male and female.[1 Marks]
iii) Name the hormone secreted by the interstitial cells of leydig.[1 Marks]
c) Draw a labelled diagram of the cochlea of the ear. [3 Marks]
a)Given below is a diagram-3 depicting a defect of the human eye. Study the same and then answer the questions that follow: [4 Marks]
i) Name the defect shown in the diagram.
ii) Label the parts ‘1’ to ‘6’ marked by arrows.
iii) Mention the functions of parts labelled ‘3’ and ‘5’.
b) Give reasons for the following:[3 Marks]
i) Impulses travel faster in myelinated neuron.
ii) Gametes have a haploid number of chromosomes.
iii) Transpiration does not take place at night.
iv) A fresh water fish cannot survive in sea water.
v) Green leaves are thin and broad.
c) State the function of Seminiferous tubules and Epididymis.[3 Marks]
a) Answer the given questions:
i)Draw a neat diagram of a single Malphigian corpuscle and label the following parts:
1. Glomerulus 2.Bowman’s capsule 3.Afferent arteriole 4.Efferent arteriole.[2 Marks]
ii) Name and explain the process that occurs in the glomerulus.[2 Marks]
b) Mention the cause of the following hormonal disorder: [3 Marks]
i) Diabetes insipidus ii) Diabetes mellitus
iii) Hypothyroidism iv) Addison’s disease
c) Give reasons for the following:[3 Marks]
i) A fresh water fish cannot survive in sea water.
ii) Green leaves are thin and broad.
a) The diagram-4 given below represents a stage during mitotic cell division in an animal cell: [4 Marks]
i) Identify the stage. Give reason to support ur answer.
ii)Name the parts labelled 1,2 and 3.
iii) What is the chromosome number of the cell?
iv) Draw a neat labelled diagram of the cell as it would appear in the next stage. Name the stage.
b) i)On a certain species of animals, black fur(B) is dominant over brown fur(b). Predict a F1 genotype and phenotype of the offspring when both parents are having heterozygous black fur in the form of a punnet square. [3 Marks]
c) Give the genotype and phenotype of the following cross: Tt X tt. [3 Marks]
a) i)Explain the term Plasmolysis. Give one application of this phenomenon in our daily lives.
ii) Mention three reasons for the increase in population in India.
iii) State any three functions of the World Health Organization. [5 Marks]
b) i) Draw a neat labelled diagram of the membranous labyrinth found in the inner ear. Name the part of the structure that is responsible for static balance in human beings.
ii) Name the tube which connects the cavity of the middle ear with the throat.
iii) Name any two microbial diseases and the vaccines used as preventive measures for each. [5 Marks]
The purpose of this specimen paper is to guide students in preparing well and be aware of the ICSE pattern. Best of luck!!
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