ICSE Sample Paper of Biology Class 10

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Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations which is a private non-governmental board of school education in India for class X. It has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986 (India)through the medium of English.This examination allows secure suitable representation of Governments responsible for schools (which are affiliated to it) in their States/Territories. The private candidates are not permitted to appear for this examination. In this section, find the latest ICSE sample paper of Biology Class 10 with questions from all the  topics as per the latest syllabus. Still if it contains any error please do let us know. Any type of suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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Biology Sample Paper for Class 10

1.(a) Name the following:                                                                                                         5

i. the phenomenon by which living or dead plant cells absorb water by surface attraction
ii. the phase of cadiac cycle in which the auricles contract
iii. the organ where urea is produced
iv. the hormones that helps in increasing the reabsorpbtion of water from the kidney tubles
v. chemical substances produced by the micro organisms that can kill the growth of other micro organisms

(b) Choose the correct answer from options given below each statement                             5

i. BCG vaccine is used to buil immunity against:

a. Poloimyelitis
b. Tuberculosis
c. Malaria
d. Whooping cough

ii. A plant is kept in a dark cupboard for about 48 hrs before conducting experiment on photosynthesis to:

a. remove starch from the plant
b. ensure that the starch is not translocated from the leaves
c. remove chloroplyll from the leaf of the plant
d. remove starch from the experimental leaf.

iii. The part of the human eye where rod cells and cone cells are located in:

a. retina
b. cornea
c. choroid
d. sclera

iv. A reflex arc in man is best described as movement of stimuli from:

a. receptor cell, sensory neuron, relaying neuron, effector muscles
b. receptor cell , efferent nerve , relaying neuron, muscles of the body
c. receptor cell, spinal cord, motor neuron, relaying neuron
d. receptor cell, synapse, motor neuron, relaying neuron

v. NADP is expanded as:

a. Nicotinamide, adenosine dinucleostide phosphate
b. Nicotinamide, adenine dinucleotide phosphate
c. Nicotinamide, adenine dinucleous phosphate
d. Nicotinamide, adenosine dinucleous phosphate

c. State the main function of the following:                                                                5

i. choradae tendinae
ii. lymphocytes
iii. seminiferous tubule
iv. thylakoids
v. beta cells of pancreas

d. Give the exact location of the:                                                                    5

i. lenticles
ii. prostate gland
iii.thyroid gland
iv. centrosome
v. mitral valve

e. Given below are sets of five terms each. In each case rewrite the terms in sequence as directed at the end of each statement.                          5

i. Active immunity , antigen, antibody, bacteria , lymphocytes( defence of the body)
ii. Implantation, parturition, ovulation, gestation, fertilisation(stages of formation of foetus and birth)
iii. Oval window, tympanum, cochlea,auditory canal, ear ossicles(path in which a vibration of sound is transferred in human ear)
iv. Karyokinesis, s-phases, cytokinesis, G1-phase, G2- phase(cell cycle)
v. Renal vein, renal artery, affrent arteriole, efferent arteriole, Glaomerulus(pathway of blood through glomerulus)

f. Study the following diagram carefully and then answer the questions that diagram is depicted a defect of the human eye:                                                5


i. identify the defect shown in the diagram.
ii. give two possible reasons for the above defect.
iii. draw a neat labeled diagram to show how the above defect can be rectified

g. Match the items in column A with that which is most appropriate in column               5

col A
1. potometer
2. hypothalamus
3. formalin
4. contraception in males
5. mutation

col B

a. antiseptic
b. disinfectants
c. vasectomy
d. sudden change in genes
e. pituitary gland
f. tubectomy
g. transpiration
h. thyroid gland
i. alleles
j. photosynthesis
h)  Given below are six sets with four terms each.In each set a term is an odd one and cannot be grouped in the same category to which the other three belong. Identify the odd one in each set and name the category to which it belong.the first one is an example.                              5



2 a.  Given below is an experimental setup to demonstrate a particular process  and study the same and answer the questions that follow:                                               10


i. name the physiological process being studied
ii. explain the process mentioned above
iii. what is the aim of the experiment
iv. what would you observe in the experimental setup after an hour. Give reason to support your answers
v. mention three adaptions found in plants to overcome the physiological process mentioned in (i) above

b. Give the biological terms of the following:

i. a membrane which allows the passage of molecules selectively
ii. the suppressed allele of a gene
iii.structure that carries visual stimuli from retina to brain
iv. WBCs squeeze through the walls of the capillaries into the tissues
v. protective covering located round the human brain and spinal cord
vi. eye lens losing flexibility resulting in a kind of long sightedness in elderly people
vii. hormones which stimulate other endocrine glands to produce their specific hormones
viii. the phase in the menstrual cycle in which the remnant of follicle in the ovary turns to corpus lutum
ix. statistical study of human population
x. artificially introducing weakened germs or germ substance into the body for developing resistance to a particular disease

3.a. Given below is a diagram of a cell as seen under the microscope after having beer placed in a solution:                                                                         10


i. what is the condition of the cell given above
ii. what is the technical term for the solution in which the cell was placed
iii. lable 1-4
iv. Is the cell given a plant cell or animal cell .give two reasons
v. what will you do bring the cell back to its original condition

b. Differentiate between:

i. natality and mortality (definition)
ii. stoma and stroma(describe its structure)
iii. acromegaly and cretinism(symptoms)
iv. transpiration and guttation(structures involved)
v. diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus(reason/cause)

4. a. Answer the questions that follow seeing the diagram:                              10

i. lable the parts 1-4
ii. give the main function of the parts 5-8
iii. name the endocrine gland that could be added in the diagram and loctate its position

b. Briefly explain the following:

i. osmosis
ii. allele
iii. pulse
iv. reflex action
v. synapse

5. a. Study the diagram and answer the questions that follow:                                        10


i. name the part labelled A and two hormones produced by it
ii. what happens to the part labelled B- if fertilization takes place and if fertilization doesnot take place
iii. where does fertilization occurs
iv. draw a neat diagram of human sperm and label the parts- acrosome and mitichondria

7.a. Answer the following:                                                                  10

i. draw a well lablled diagram of neuron- node and ranvier, nissil granules and  cyton
ii. name the part of the human brain that is concerned with the following-seat of memory and coordinates muscular activity
iii. mention three major activities of WHO


1 .a.
i. imbibition
ii. auricular systole
iii. liver
iv. antidiuretic hormone(ADH) or vasopressin
v. antibiotics

i. tuberculosis
ii. remove starch from the plant
iv. receptor cell ,sensory neuron,relaying neuron,effector muscles
v. nocotinamide, adenine dinucleotide phosphate

i. it prevent the cusps of the mitral and tricuspid valve from prolapsing intothe atria during cardiad systole
ii. it helps in the formation of antibodies
iii. it produces sprematozoa
iv. it captures light energy from photosynthesis
v. it secretes insulin

i. it is located in the bark of the stem
ii. it surrounds the urethra at its base near the bladder
iii. it is located in neck
iv. it is located in cytoplasm near the nucleus inside the cell
v. it is located between left atrium and left ventricle

i. bacteria, antigen, lymphocytes, antibody, active immunity,
ii. ovulation, fertilization, implantation, gestation, partirition
iii. auditory canal, tympanum, ear ossiscles, oval window, cochlea
iv. G1-phase, S-phase, G2-phase , karokinesis, cytokinesis
v. renal artery, efferent arteriole, glomerulus, affrent arteriole, renal vein

i. hypermetropia
ii. the two main reasons are:
1. the shortening of eye ball from front to back
2. the lens is less concave

1. potometer- g.transpiration
2. hypothalamus- e.pituitary gland
3. formalin- b.disinfectants
4. contraception in males- c.vasectomey
5. mutation- d.sudden change in genes

i. cerebellum, parts of forebrain
ii. ureter, parts of female reproductive system
iii. pinna, parts of middle ear
iv. liver, major endocrine glands
v. albinism, sex-linked inherited diseases

2. b.i semipermeable membrane
iii. optic nerve
iv. diapedesis
v. meninges

vi. hypermetropia
vii. tropic hormones
viii. luteal phase
ix. demography
x. immunisation

3. a.

i. flacidity
ii. hypertonic
iii. 1. nucleus, 2. chloroplast, 3. vacuole, 4. cytoplast
iv. plant cell because it contains cell organelles plastid and vacuole
v. keep the cell in hypotonic solution

i. 1. post vena cava 2. dorsal aorta 3.renal artery 4. renal vein
ii. 5. ureter 7. prostate gland 8. urthra
iii. adrenal gland

a. i. A-ovary
iii. fallopian tube



ii. 1.cerebrum
2. cerebellum
iii. three activities if who:-
a. to provide quarantine measures for prevention of spread of diseases
b. to provide information on diseases of epidemic nature
c. to promote and support projects for research on diseases
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