Sample Paper of Class 10 Social Science

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Class 10 Social Science

How well are you prepared for Class 10 Board Exam. Have a quick Test to analyse your performance with our Sample Paper of Class 10 Social Science.This sample paper on Social science is divided into two parts they are as following:-

  1. Part I– Objective Questions
  2. Part II-Subjective Questions

Note:- All question are compulsory 

                                 SOCIAL SCIENCE           

Time-3 hour           class-x(2012-2013)        M.M 75                                                                                  

 Instructions :

  1. The question paper has 16 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
  2. Marks are indicated against each question.
  3. Questions 1 contains multiple choice question (MCQ) which carry 1 mark each
  4. Questions 2-16 are subjective



A. Till the eighteenth century the shape of the cricket bat was in the shape of hockeystick. Choose the correct reason :

a) The ground was uneven
b) The ball was bowled underarm along the ground.
c) There was no limit on the shape and the size of the bat.
d) It was easy to play in open ground.

B. Why is cricket match different from other sports? Choose the correct answer.

a) The match can go on for five days and still end in a draw.
b) The playing time is an hour and half.
c) The dimension of the playing area is specified.
d) The game gets completed in nine innings.

C. Which one of the following types of forests is found in the Ganga-Bramputra Delta?

a) Thorny forest
b) Montane forest
c) Mangrove forest
d) Tropical Rain forest

D. Which one of the following provides an ideal habitat for the animal ‘Yak’?

a) Sunderbans
b) Swampy and marshy lands of Assam
c) Rann of Kutch
d) Tropical Rain forest

E. Which of the following statements is against the democratic process of elections?

a) Parties and candidates should be free to contest elections.
b) Elections must be held regularly immediately after the term is over.
c) The right to vote should be given to the selected people only.
d) Elections should be conducted in a free and fair manner.

F. Which one of the following is a violation of the right to life or personal liberty?

a) The arrested person was informed about the reason of his arrest.
b) He was produced before the court within 24 hours of his arrest.
c) He was not allowed to consult his lawyer.
d) He was shown the warrant before arrest.

G. Which one of the following rights is available to the citizens of India and not to the citizens of Saudi Arabia?

a) The country is ruled by a hereditary king.
b) Citizens cannot form political parties.
c) Women are subjected to many public restrictions.
d) Citizens enjoy the freedom of religion.

H. Which one of the following is not considered as a social indicator of poverty?

a) Illiteracy level.
b) Lack of access of health care.
c) Inadequate safe drinking water.
d) Ample job opportunities.

I. Which one of the following does not ensure food security to the people?

a) Enough food is available for all the persons.
b) All persons have the capacity to buy food.
c) Extremely inadequate purchasing power.
d) There is no barrier on access to food.

J. Which Institution was set up by the Maharashtra Academy of Development Science (ADS) to facilitate a network of NGOs in different regions?

a) Gramin Bank
b) Grain Bank
c) Commercial Bank
d) Food Corporation of India


2. How is the climate of India governed by the atmospheric conditions? Explain with three suitable examples. (3 Marks)

3. Describe any three features of advancing monsoon season. (2 Marks)

4. In which region are the tropical thorny forests and shrubs found in India? Mention any four characteristics of such type of vegetation. (5 Marks)

5. Explain three main processes of change of population in India. (2 Marks)

6. How does the Election Commission of India regulate campaigns of political parties and candidates to ensure fair and equal chances to compete? (5 Marks)

7. What are ‘Reserved Constituencies’? Why was the system of reserved constituencies introduced in India? (5 Marks)

8. Explain any three powers of the Prime Minister of India as Head of the State. (5 Marks)

9. Explain with examples how the poverty line is estimated in India? (5 Marks)

10. Explain any three causes for the widespread poverty in India. (5 Marks)

11. Describe the three dimensions of food security. (3 Marks)

12. Explain any five ideas of Dietech Brandis for management of forests in India during British period. (5 Marks)


Why are Maasais of Africa continuously losing their grazing grounds? Explain any five reasons.

13. Explain any five reasons for increase in deforestation under colonial rule. (5 Marks)


Why were the peasants not willing to grow opium in their fields?

14. “The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing field of Eton”. Justify the statement with any five suitable arguments. (5 Marks)


“The introduction of western style clothing in the 19th centuary in India met with severe reactions in different ways”. Support the statement with suitable arguments.

15. Describe any five provisions made in the National Population Policy of 2000. (5 Marks)

16. Name the two houses of Parliament in India. Which of the two houses in more powerful? Justify your answer with any three suitable arguments. (5 Marks)

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15 Responses to Sample Paper of Class 10 Social Science

  1. arminder singh says:

    no i have no doubt

  2. Seema Mishra says:

    The students who are preparing for Class X.This sample paper will help you guys…
    All THE BEST…

  3. The students who are preparing for class 10 board examination this sample question paper of Social science will help them to revise the subject and will provide a positive energy to the student and will give them confidence to secure good marks in the board examination.

  4. Gourav Jain says:

    Not wanting to study Social Sciences? Bored with them…
    Don’t worry these board questions will pep you up for your board social science exams.

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