CBSE Class 10 Social Science Question Paper 2023
Here in this post we are giving the latest 2023 Social Science Question Paper for CBSE Class 10 Students. This Question paper will be helpful for the next year Class 10 aspirants. This also help the new class 10 students to understand the question pattern for the next CBSE Class 10 Social Science Examination. We hope this post will helpful for every one.
Class 10 Social Science Question Paper 2023
SECTION – (A)
(1) Which one of the following aspects was the base of the Bretton Woods system?
(a) Military system
(b) Cultural system
(c) Economic system
(d) Historical system
(2) Which one of the following books was printed first by Gutenberg?
(b) Amar Jivan
(3) Who among the following led the peasant movement in Bardoli in 1928?
(a) Baba Ramchandra
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) Vallabhbhai Patel
(4) Which one of the following is not true about the female allegory of France?
(a) She was named Marianne.
(b) She took part in the French Revolution.
(c) She was a symbol of national unity.
(d) Her images were marked on coins and stamps.
(5) Choose the correctly matched pair.
(a) Primitive subsistence farming – practised on large patches of land
(b) Intensive subsistence farming – single crop production farming
(c) Commercial farming – use of higher doses of modern inputs
(d) Plantation farming – practised on small patches of land
(6) When was the Wildlife Protection Act implemented?
(7) Mention the main reason for land degradation in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
(c) Over irrigation
(d) Mineral processing
(8) Which one of the following languages was declared as the official language of Sri Lanka by an Act passed in 1956?
(9) Which one of the following options prove that Indin is a quasi-federal state?
I. More powers with Centre
II. Residuary subjects with Centre
III. Equal subjects with Centre and States
IV. Currency and Railways with Centre
(a) I, III and IV
(b) I, II and IV
(c) II, III and IV
(d) I, II and III
(10) Which one of the following statements is not true?
(a) The Constitution prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion.
(b) The Constitution allows us to practice, profess and propagate any religion or not to follow any.
(c) The Constitution of India allows the state to intervene in the matters of religion in order to ensure equality within religious communities.
(d) As per the Constitution, religion can never be separated from politics.
(11) There are two statements marked as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Read both the statements and choose the correct option as your answer :
Assertion (A): India has a multiparty system.
Reason (R): It is because of the social and geographical diversities in India.
(a) Both Assertion (A) and Reason (R) are true and Reason (R) is the correct explanation of the Assertion (A).
(b) Both Assertion (A) and Reason (R) are true, but Reason (R) is not
the correct explanation of the Assertion (A).
(c) Assertion (A) is true, but Reason (R) is false.
(d) Assertion (A) is false, but Reason (R) is true.
(12) Which one of the following is not true about a democratic government ?
(a) Democratic government is a legitimate government.
(b) Democratic government is a responsive government.
(c) Democratic government is the people’s own Government.
(d) It does not allow room to correct mistakes.
(13) Read the given data in the table and find out the average monthly income of Country A. Choose the correct, option.
(14) What percentage of the population of Belgium lives in the Flemish region?
(15) Select which among the following cannot be purchased through money. Choose the correct option:
I. Full protection from infectious diseases
II. A pollution-free atmosphere
III. High quality education
IV. A luxury home
(a) I and III
(b) III and IV
(c) I and IV
(d) I and II
(16) Study the data given below in the table and answer the question by selecting the correct option. Which is the most important sector that provides maximum jobs to the people?
Table – Workers in different sectors (in millions)
(a) Primary sector, especially organized sector
(b) Secondary sector, especially organized sector
(c) Tertiary sector, especially organized sector
(d) Primary sector, especially unorganized sector
(17) ‘A’ is a worker in a garment export industry of Jaipur. He gets facilities like health insurance, provident fund, medical leave, etc. In which one of the following sectors is ‘A’ working?
(a) Primary sector
(b) Non-Governmental sector
(c) Organized sector
(d) Unorganized sector
(18) Which among the following organisations issues the currency notes in India ?
(a) The Central Government of India
(b) The NITI Aayog
(c) The Finance Ministry
(d) The Reserve Bank of India
(19) Cargill Foods, a very large MNC, is the largest producer of edible oil in India. Which one of these countries does it belong to ?
(c) Great Britain
(d) United States of America
(20) In which one of the following ways has ‘information and communication technology’ stimulated the ‘globalisation’ process the most?
(a) Access foods across countries
(b) Access raw material across countries
(c) Access services across countries
(d) Access information instantly across countries
SECTION – (B)
(21) Why did Europeans flee to America in the 19th century? Explain.
(22) Communalism is harmful for the nation.” Explain.
(23) – (a) Energy saved is energy produced.’ Support the statement.
(b) Why is there a pressing need to use non-conventional energy resources? Explain.
(24) Suggest any two ways to create more employment in the rural sector.
SECTION – (C)
(25) – (a) Explain any three effects of Non-Co-operation Movement on the Indian economy.
(b) How was the Rowlatt Act opposed by the people of India? Explain with three examples.
(26) Explain the importance of pipelines as a means of transportation in India.
(27) Describe the impact of flexibility in the labour laws on the workers in India.
(28) Transparency is the most important feature of a democracy.’ Support the statement.
(29) Which are the two sectors based on the ownership of resources? Explain each of them.
SECTION – (D)
(30) – (a) Explain the process of unification of Italy.
(b) How did the French Revolution play an important role in creating the idea of the ‘Nation’ in Europe? Explain.
(31) – (a) Explain the importance of manufacturing industries.
(b) Explain any five ways to reduce industrial pollution.
(32) – (a) Explain any five challenges faced by political parties in India.
(b) Explain any five major functions of the political parties.
(33) – (a) How does credit play a positive and a negative role? Explain with examples
(b) What is a collateral? Why is it a main reason to prevent the poor getting a loan from banks? Explain.
SECTION – (E)
(34) Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow :
The first cotton mill in Bombay came up in 1854 and it went into production two years later. By 1862, four mills were at work with 94,000 spindles and 2,150 looms. Around the same time, jute mills came up in Bengal, the first being set up in 1855 and another one seven years later, in 1862. In north India, the Elgin Mill was started in Kanpur in the 1860s, and a year later the first cotton mill of Ahmedabad was set up. By 1874, the first spinning and weaving mill of Madras began production.
(34.1) When was the first cotton mill set up in India?
(34.2) Name any two early industrialists of India.
(34.3) How did many Indian entrepreneurs survive despite tight economic controls imposed by the British Government? Explain.
(35) Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow :
In ancient India, along with the sophisticated hydraulic structures, there existed an extraordinary tradition of water-harvesting system. People had an in-depth knowledge of rainfall regimes and soil types and developed wide ranging techniques to harvest groundwater, rainwater, river water and flood water in keeping with the local ecological conditions and their water needs. In hilly and mountainous regions, people built diversion channels like the ‘kuls’ and ‘guls’ of Western Himalayas for agriculture. Rooftop rainwater harvesting was very commonly practised to store drinking water, particularly in Rajasthan.
(35.1) Mention any two methods of traditional water-harvesting used in India.
(35.2) How do people of Rajasthan utilise rainwater?
(35.3) Explain any two benefits of rainwater harvesting.
(36) Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:
Belgium is a small country in Europe, smaller in area than the state of Haryana. It has borders with France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. It has a population of a little over one crore, about half the population of Haryana. The ethnic composition of this small country is very complex. Of the country’s total population, 59 per cent lives in the Flemish region and speaks Dutch language. Another 40 per cent people live in the Wallonia region and speak French. Remaining one per cent of the Belgians speak German. In the capital city Brussels, 80 per cent of the people speak French while 20 per cent are Dutch-speaking.
(36.1) Explain the ethnic composition of Belgium.
(36.2) Explain the term ‘ethnic’.
(36.3) How did the Belgian Government solve their ethnic problem?
SECTION – (F)
(37) (a) Two places A and B have been marked on the given political outline map of India (on page 23). Identify them with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines drawn near them:
(i) The place where Gandhiji broke the salt law.
(ii) The place where the session of the Indian National Congress was held in September, 1920.
(b) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label any three of the following with suitable symbols:
(i) Tehri – Dam
(ii) Bokaro – Coal mines
(iii) Pune – Software Technology Park
(iv) Tuticorin – Sea port
Note : The following questions are for the Visually Impaired Candidates only, in lieu of Q. No.37.
Answer any five questions.
(37.1) Name the place where Gandhiji broke the salt law.
(37.2) Name the place where the Indian National Congress session was held in September, 1920.
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