CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 Social Science

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CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 Social Science

CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education is the finest educational board that serve quality education for all private and public schools in India. To earn excellent marks in the Board exam conducted by CBSE, one should be well prepared for board exams. Revision of all important topics should be done, specially Civics as it includes various constitution rule and History as it includes past dates and years which will focus to gain marks in the board exams. As a graduate, I have tried to prepare the given sample paper of CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 Social Science by taking reference from NCERT textbooks of Social Science and previous years Board papers. You can also make revision of Chemistry Formulas and Maths Formulas, to ave your time.

For this some useful tips that must be followed by board students while preparation are:

  1. For each subject keep enough time for revision. 
  2. Write answer that are to the point where-ever required.
  3. Manage your time effectively in the examinations. 

Necessary instruction:

1) Number 35 and 36 are Maps Questions of 2 & 3 marks from History and Geography respectively.

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10

CBSE 10 Social Science Sample Papers

2) The question paper contains 36 Questions.

  • Questions from 1 to 16 : Multiple Choice Questions
  • Questions from 17 to 29 : Three Marks Questions
  • Questions from 30 to 34 : Four Marks Questions

3) Marks are indicated against each question.

One Mark Questions [ 16*1=16 ]

Q1. Which one of the following is not true regarding the conservative regimes set up in 1815? 
(a) They did not tolerate criticism regarding the legitimacy of autocratic governments.
(b) Most of them imposed censorship on press
(c) They believed in the established traditional institutions like Monarchy, Church etc
(d) They favoured the idea of liberty and freedom.


Why did the ‘Go East Movement’ become popular in Vietnam during the first decade of 20th century? Choose the most appropriate answer from the following.
(a) Vietnamese students went to Japan to acquire education.
(b) They went to Japan to learn Japanese language.
(c) They went to get lucrative jobs.
(d) They looked for foreign arms and helped to drive away the French from Vietnam.

Q2. Which one of the following is not true regarding the ‘Balkan Problem’?
a) The Balkan states were very jealous of each other.
b) Each state wanted to gain more territory at the expense of others.
c) The Balkans was also the scene of big power rivalry.
d) The Balkans was not under the control of Ottoman Empire.


Which one of the following is not true regarding the regimes of Ngo-Dinh-Diem in South Vietnam?
(a) He built a repressive and authoritarian government.
(b) He laid the foundation of a democratic form of government.
(c) Any one who opposed him was jailed and killed.
(d) He permitted Christianity but outlawed Buddhism.

Q3. Why did General Dyer open fire on the peaceful gathering at Jallianwala Bagh on 13th April, 1919? Choose the most appropriate reason for doing so, from the following.
a) He wanted to enforce martial law very strictly in Amritsar.
b) He wanted to create a feeling of terror and awe in the minds of satyagrahis.
c) He wanted to demoralize the local Congress leaders.
d) He wanted to gain prominence in the eyes of British governments.

Q4. Why did GandhiJi begin fast unto death when Dr. B. R. Ambedkar demanded separate electorate for Dalits? Choose the appropriate answer.
a) Separate electorates would create division in the society.
b) Separate electorates would slow down the process of integration into society.
c) The condition of dalits would become better.
d) With separate electorates, Dalits would gain respect in society.

Q5. Which one of the following minerals belong to the category of ferrous mineral?
a) Gold
b) Copper
c) Manganese
d) Bauxite

Q6. Which one of the following states is the largest producer of Bauxite in India?
a) Orissa
b) Gujarat
c) Jharkhand
d) Maharashtra

Q7. Which one of the following factors plays the most dominant role in industrial location in a region?
a) Availability of raw materials.
b) Cheap and skilled labor
c) Nearness of the market
d) Least cost

Q8. Which one of the following groups of cities is connected by the National Highway No.7?
a) Delhi-Amritsar
b) Delhi-Kolkata
c) Delhi-Mumbai
d) Varanasi-Kanyakumari

Q9. Identify the element which is NOT shared both by the movement in Nepal and the struggle in Bolivia.
a) A political conflict that led to popular struggle.
b) The struggle involved mass mobilization
c) It was about the foundations of the country’s politics.
d) It involved critical role of political organization.

Q10. Which one of the following political parties grew out of a movement?
a) Communist party of India
b) Asom Gana Parishad
c) All India Congress
d) Bahujan samaj party

Q11. Which one of the following is NOT a function of political parties?
a) Parties contest elections.
b) Party’s don’t shape public opinion.
c) Parties put forward different policies and programmes.
d) Parties play a decisive role in making laws for the country.

Q12. Which one of the following statements does not reflect the right impact of ‘the Right to Information Act’?
a) It supplements the existing laws that banned corruption.
b) It empowers the people to find out what is happening in the government.
c) It enables the people to become law-abiding good citizens.
d) It acts as a watchdog of democracy.

Q13. Which among the following is an essential feature of barter system?
a) A person holding money can easily exchange any commodity.
b) It is based on double coincidence of wants.
c) It is generally accepted as a medium of exchange of goods with money.
d) It acts as a measure and store of value.

Q14. Which one of the following is a major reason that prevents the poor from getting loans from the banks?
a) Lack of capital
b) No affordable due to high rate of interest.
c) Absence of collateral
d) Absence of mediators.

Q15. Which one of the following is a basic function of foreign trade?
a) It flourishes trade in the domestic market.
b) Goods and services are produced for internal market.
c) It gives opportunity for the production to reach beyond the domestic market.
d) Investment is done to expand the trade within the domestics market.

Q16. Which one of the following right is ensured to the citizens under the RTI Act?
a) Right to choose
b) Right to be informed
c) Right to safety
d) Right to be heard

Three Marks Questions [ 13*3= 39 ]

Q17. Explain any three reasons for the Greeks to win the Greek  war of Independence.  

Q18. How did the Non cooperation Movement spread to the countryside? Give three reasons. 

Q19. What is the importance of energy resources? Give two examples each of conventional and non-conventional sources of energy.  

Q20. Why manufacturing sector is considered the backbone of economic development of the country? Give three reasons with example.  

Q21. Explain any three factors which are responsible for localization of jute textile mills mainly along the banks of Hugli River.

Q22 .How does the pressure groups and movements exert their influence on politics? Explain any three ways to do so.  

Q23. Do democracies lead to a just distribution of goods and opportunities? Justify with three suitable arguments.

Q24.” Most destructive feature of democracy is that its examinations never get over”. Support the statement with three arguments.  

Q25. Suggest any three broad guidelines that can be kept in mind while devising ways and means for political reforms in India.  

Q26. Describe any three factors which have enabled globalization in India. 

Q27. In what ways is an MNC different from the national companies? Highlight any three points of distinction.

Q28. Explain any three ways in which a consumer is exploited.  

Q29. Explain any three consumer’s right as user of goods and services. 

Four Marks questions [ 5*4=20 ]

Q30. Who was the founder of Hoa Hoa movement? Explain his contribution by giving three points.   

Q31. Explain any  four features of Civil Disobedience Movement of 1980.

Q32. How do physiographic and economic factors influence the distribution pattern of railway network in our country? Explain with examples.

Q33. Why can’t modern democracies  exist  without  political  parties?explain any four reasons 

Q34. Describe any two sources each of formal and informal credit in India.

[ To Be Filled in Map ]

Q35. locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the map of India. 

(i) Kheda-the place of peasant Satyagraha [ 2 ] (ii) Chauri Chaura—the center of calling off the non cooperation movement [ 2 ]

Q36 Three  features-A,B,C  are mentioned on the given map of India. Identify these features with the help of following information.
A. Iron-ore field
B. Silk-Textile center
C. The terminal station of East-West corridor

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