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SOCIAL SCIENCE (CODE 087) 
CLASS X – SESSION 2019-20 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
 
 Time Allowed: 3 Hours                                                                           Maximum Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
i. The question paper has 35 questions in all.   
ii. Marks are indicated against each question. 
iii. Questions from serial number 1 to 20 are objective type questions. Each question carries 
one mark. Answer them as instructed.  
iv. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
v. Questions from serial number 29 to 34 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
vi. Question number 35 is a map question of 6 marks with two parts - 35 a. from History (2 
marks) and 35b. from Geography (4 marks). 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
 SECTION – A  VERY SHORT ANS. QUESTIONS 
 
 
1 Match the following items given in column A with those in column B. Choose  the correct 
answer from the options given below: 
 
                                       COLUMN A                           COLUMN B 
A. Rashsundari Debi 1. Chhote Aur Bade Ka Sawal 
B. Sudarshan Chakr 2. Kesari 
C. Kashibaba 3. Amar  Jiban 
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak 4. Sacchi Kavitayen 
 
1 
   
2  Identify the appropriate reason for the formation of the Swaraj  party from the options given 
below: 
A. Wanted members of Congress to return to Council Politics 
B. Wanted members of Congress to ask for  Poorna Swaraj  for Indians 
C. Wanted members of Congress to ask Dominion State for India 
D. Wanted members of Congress to oppose Simon Commission  
 
1 
  
 
 
 
3 Study the picture and answer the question that follows 
 
1 
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SOCIAL SCIENCE (CODE 087) 
CLASS X – SESSION 2019-20 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
 
 Time Allowed: 3 Hours                                                                           Maximum Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
i. The question paper has 35 questions in all.   
ii. Marks are indicated against each question. 
iii. Questions from serial number 1 to 20 are objective type questions. Each question carries 
one mark. Answer them as instructed.  
iv. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
v. Questions from serial number 29 to 34 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
vi. Question number 35 is a map question of 6 marks with two parts - 35 a. from History (2 
marks) and 35b. from Geography (4 marks). 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
 SECTION – A  VERY SHORT ANS. QUESTIONS 
 
 
1 Match the following items given in column A with those in column B. Choose  the correct 
answer from the options given below: 
 
                                       COLUMN A                           COLUMN B 
A. Rashsundari Debi 1. Chhote Aur Bade Ka Sawal 
B. Sudarshan Chakr 2. Kesari 
C. Kashibaba 3. Amar  Jiban 
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak 4. Sacchi Kavitayen 
 
1 
   
2  Identify the appropriate reason for the formation of the Swaraj  party from the options given 
below: 
A. Wanted members of Congress to return to Council Politics 
B. Wanted members of Congress to ask for  Poorna Swaraj  for Indians 
C. Wanted members of Congress to ask Dominion State for India 
D. Wanted members of Congress to oppose Simon Commission  
 
1 
  
 
 
 
3 Study the picture and answer the question that follows 
 
1 
 
 
Which of the following aspect best signifies this image of ‘Germania’? 
A. Heroism  and Justice  
B. Folk  and Cultural Tradition 
C. Austerity and  Asceticism 
D. Revenge and Vengeance 
 
Note: This question is in lieu of Q3 for Visually Impaired Candidates only 
Q-3 What does the crown on allegory of ‘Germania’ signify? 
   
4 Who was called as the architect of Germany’s unification? 
 
1 
   
5 Which  one of the following is an example of Cultivable Wasteland? 
A. Gross cropped Area 
B. Uncultivable Land 
C. Barren Wasteland 
D. Current fallow Land 
1 
   
6 Complete the following table  with correct information with regard to cultivation of Rice: 
 
Rice Annual rain fall 
required 
Cropping season Temperature 
required for its 
growth (in degrees) 
100 cm 
 
(A) - ?  (B) - ? 
 
1 
   
7 Being a tropical country, India has enormous possibilities of tapping solar energy. Suggest any 
one way to popularize its maximum use. 
OR 
A concerted effort has to be made for sustainable development.Suggest any one step in 
conserving our mineral resources for the future. 
1 
   
8 Correct the following statement and rewrite: 
 
In Srilanka, an Act was passed in 1956 to recognise Tamil as the only official language, 
disregarding Sinhala. 
 
1 
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SOCIAL SCIENCE (CODE 087) 
CLASS X – SESSION 2019-20 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
 
 Time Allowed: 3 Hours                                                                           Maximum Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
i. The question paper has 35 questions in all.   
ii. Marks are indicated against each question. 
iii. Questions from serial number 1 to 20 are objective type questions. Each question carries 
one mark. Answer them as instructed.  
iv. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
v. Questions from serial number 29 to 34 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
vi. Question number 35 is a map question of 6 marks with two parts - 35 a. from History (2 
marks) and 35b. from Geography (4 marks). 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
 SECTION – A  VERY SHORT ANS. QUESTIONS 
 
 
1 Match the following items given in column A with those in column B. Choose  the correct 
answer from the options given below: 
 
                                       COLUMN A                           COLUMN B 
A. Rashsundari Debi 1. Chhote Aur Bade Ka Sawal 
B. Sudarshan Chakr 2. Kesari 
C. Kashibaba 3. Amar  Jiban 
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak 4. Sacchi Kavitayen 
 
1 
   
2  Identify the appropriate reason for the formation of the Swaraj  party from the options given 
below: 
A. Wanted members of Congress to return to Council Politics 
B. Wanted members of Congress to ask for  Poorna Swaraj  for Indians 
C. Wanted members of Congress to ask Dominion State for India 
D. Wanted members of Congress to oppose Simon Commission  
 
1 
  
 
 
 
3 Study the picture and answer the question that follows 
 
1 
 
 
Which of the following aspect best signifies this image of ‘Germania’? 
A. Heroism  and Justice  
B. Folk  and Cultural Tradition 
C. Austerity and  Asceticism 
D. Revenge and Vengeance 
 
Note: This question is in lieu of Q3 for Visually Impaired Candidates only 
Q-3 What does the crown on allegory of ‘Germania’ signify? 
   
4 Who was called as the architect of Germany’s unification? 
 
1 
   
5 Which  one of the following is an example of Cultivable Wasteland? 
A. Gross cropped Area 
B. Uncultivable Land 
C. Barren Wasteland 
D. Current fallow Land 
1 
   
6 Complete the following table  with correct information with regard to cultivation of Rice: 
 
Rice Annual rain fall 
required 
Cropping season Temperature 
required for its 
growth (in degrees) 
100 cm 
 
(A) - ?  (B) - ? 
 
1 
   
7 Being a tropical country, India has enormous possibilities of tapping solar energy. Suggest any 
one way to popularize its maximum use. 
OR 
A concerted effort has to be made for sustainable development.Suggest any one step in 
conserving our mineral resources for the future. 
1 
   
8 Correct the following statement and rewrite: 
 
In Srilanka, an Act was passed in 1956 to recognise Tamil as the only official language, 
disregarding Sinhala. 
 
1 
OR 
 
Correct the following statement and rewrite: 
 
Belgium is a small country in Europe and share borders with France, Italy, Germany and 
Luxembourg. 
 
   
9.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Which  one of the following option best signifies this cartoon? 
 
A. Demand for separate state from Democratic Government 
B. Democratic Government is facing territorial issues with the bordering states 
C. Democratic Government is coping with multiple pressures through accommodation  
D. Democratic Government accepts demands based on separate state 
 
Note: This question is in lieu of Q9 for visually impaired candidates 
Q9. Give any one example of Social Democracy. 
1 
   
10 The representation of women in Indian Parliament is still low as compared to European 
countries because __________________. 
OR 
The Constitution of India provides to all individuals and communities freedom to profess, 
practice and propagate any religion because ___________________________________. 
1 
  
 
 
11 Who presides over the meeting of the Municipal Corporation? 
OR 
Which government has the power to legislate on ‘Residuary’ subjects in India? 
1 
 
 
   
12 Mention the formula to calculate the BMI (Body Mass Index). 
 
1 
   
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SOCIAL SCIENCE (CODE 087) 
CLASS X – SESSION 2019-20 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
 
 Time Allowed: 3 Hours                                                                           Maximum Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
i. The question paper has 35 questions in all.   
ii. Marks are indicated against each question. 
iii. Questions from serial number 1 to 20 are objective type questions. Each question carries 
one mark. Answer them as instructed.  
iv. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
v. Questions from serial number 29 to 34 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
vi. Question number 35 is a map question of 6 marks with two parts - 35 a. from History (2 
marks) and 35b. from Geography (4 marks). 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
 SECTION – A  VERY SHORT ANS. QUESTIONS 
 
 
1 Match the following items given in column A with those in column B. Choose  the correct 
answer from the options given below: 
 
                                       COLUMN A                           COLUMN B 
A. Rashsundari Debi 1. Chhote Aur Bade Ka Sawal 
B. Sudarshan Chakr 2. Kesari 
C. Kashibaba 3. Amar  Jiban 
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak 4. Sacchi Kavitayen 
 
1 
   
2  Identify the appropriate reason for the formation of the Swaraj  party from the options given 
below: 
A. Wanted members of Congress to return to Council Politics 
B. Wanted members of Congress to ask for  Poorna Swaraj  for Indians 
C. Wanted members of Congress to ask Dominion State for India 
D. Wanted members of Congress to oppose Simon Commission  
 
1 
  
 
 
 
3 Study the picture and answer the question that follows 
 
1 
 
 
Which of the following aspect best signifies this image of ‘Germania’? 
A. Heroism  and Justice  
B. Folk  and Cultural Tradition 
C. Austerity and  Asceticism 
D. Revenge and Vengeance 
 
Note: This question is in lieu of Q3 for Visually Impaired Candidates only 
Q-3 What does the crown on allegory of ‘Germania’ signify? 
   
4 Who was called as the architect of Germany’s unification? 
 
1 
   
5 Which  one of the following is an example of Cultivable Wasteland? 
A. Gross cropped Area 
B. Uncultivable Land 
C. Barren Wasteland 
D. Current fallow Land 
1 
   
6 Complete the following table  with correct information with regard to cultivation of Rice: 
 
Rice Annual rain fall 
required 
Cropping season Temperature 
required for its 
growth (in degrees) 
100 cm 
 
(A) - ?  (B) - ? 
 
1 
   
7 Being a tropical country, India has enormous possibilities of tapping solar energy. Suggest any 
one way to popularize its maximum use. 
OR 
A concerted effort has to be made for sustainable development.Suggest any one step in 
conserving our mineral resources for the future. 
1 
   
8 Correct the following statement and rewrite: 
 
In Srilanka, an Act was passed in 1956 to recognise Tamil as the only official language, 
disregarding Sinhala. 
 
1 
OR 
 
Correct the following statement and rewrite: 
 
Belgium is a small country in Europe and share borders with France, Italy, Germany and 
Luxembourg. 
 
   
9.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Which  one of the following option best signifies this cartoon? 
 
A. Demand for separate state from Democratic Government 
B. Democratic Government is facing territorial issues with the bordering states 
C. Democratic Government is coping with multiple pressures through accommodation  
D. Democratic Government accepts demands based on separate state 
 
Note: This question is in lieu of Q9 for visually impaired candidates 
Q9. Give any one example of Social Democracy. 
1 
   
10 The representation of women in Indian Parliament is still low as compared to European 
countries because __________________. 
OR 
The Constitution of India provides to all individuals and communities freedom to profess, 
practice and propagate any religion because ___________________________________. 
1 
  
 
 
11 Who presides over the meeting of the Municipal Corporation? 
OR 
Which government has the power to legislate on ‘Residuary’ subjects in India? 
1 
 
 
   
12 Mention the formula to calculate the BMI (Body Mass Index). 
 
1 
   
13 Which of the following statement  defines Sustainable Development? 
 
A. Sustainable use of natural resources without considering the need of the future 
generation. 
B. Present generation fulfils its needs while considering the needs of the future generation 
as well. 
C. It means utilization of natural resources by the past, present and forthcoming future 
generation. 
D. To meets the needs of the future generations even if the needs of the present generation 
go unmet. 
1 
   
14 One of the best ways to reduce over usage of ground water is ____________________________. 
 
 
1 
   
15 Which of the following profession belongs to the Tertiary Sector of economy? 
 
A. Fisherman 
B. Farmer 
C. Factory worker 
D. Teacher 
1 
   
16 The number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births is referred as 
______________. 
OR 
The total number of children of age group 14 and 15 years attending school as a percentage of 
total number of children in the same age group is referred as __________________________. 
1 
 
 
 
17 Find the Incorrect option 
 
A. Demand  deposit share the essential features of money 
B. With demand deposit payments can be made without cash 
C. Demand deposits are safe way of money transformation 
D. Demand deposit facility  is like cheque 
 
1 
   
18 Arrange the following in the correct sequence –  
 
i. Transporting cloth to the workshops  
ii. Sale in shops and showrooms  
iii. Spinning the yarn  
iv. Weaving of the fabric  
 
 
 
Options –   
 
A. i--iv--iii--ii 
B. iii –iv—i--ii 
C. iv—i--ii--iii  
D. iii—iv--ii--i 
1 
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SOCIAL SCIENCE (CODE 087) 
CLASS X – SESSION 2019-20 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
 
 Time Allowed: 3 Hours                                                                           Maximum Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
i. The question paper has 35 questions in all.   
ii. Marks are indicated against each question. 
iii. Questions from serial number 1 to 20 are objective type questions. Each question carries 
one mark. Answer them as instructed.  
iv. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
v. Questions from serial number 29 to 34 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
vi. Question number 35 is a map question of 6 marks with two parts - 35 a. from History (2 
marks) and 35b. from Geography (4 marks). 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
 SECTION – A  VERY SHORT ANS. QUESTIONS 
 
 
1 Match the following items given in column A with those in column B. Choose  the correct 
answer from the options given below: 
 
                                       COLUMN A                           COLUMN B 
A. Rashsundari Debi 1. Chhote Aur Bade Ka Sawal 
B. Sudarshan Chakr 2. Kesari 
C. Kashibaba 3. Amar  Jiban 
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak 4. Sacchi Kavitayen 
 
1 
   
2  Identify the appropriate reason for the formation of the Swaraj  party from the options given 
below: 
A. Wanted members of Congress to return to Council Politics 
B. Wanted members of Congress to ask for  Poorna Swaraj  for Indians 
C. Wanted members of Congress to ask Dominion State for India 
D. Wanted members of Congress to oppose Simon Commission  
 
1 
  
 
 
 
3 Study the picture and answer the question that follows 
 
1 
 
 
Which of the following aspect best signifies this image of ‘Germania’? 
A. Heroism  and Justice  
B. Folk  and Cultural Tradition 
C. Austerity and  Asceticism 
D. Revenge and Vengeance 
 
Note: This question is in lieu of Q3 for Visually Impaired Candidates only 
Q-3 What does the crown on allegory of ‘Germania’ signify? 
   
4 Who was called as the architect of Germany’s unification? 
 
1 
   
5 Which  one of the following is an example of Cultivable Wasteland? 
A. Gross cropped Area 
B. Uncultivable Land 
C. Barren Wasteland 
D. Current fallow Land 
1 
   
6 Complete the following table  with correct information with regard to cultivation of Rice: 
 
Rice Annual rain fall 
required 
Cropping season Temperature 
required for its 
growth (in degrees) 
100 cm 
 
(A) - ?  (B) - ? 
 
1 
   
7 Being a tropical country, India has enormous possibilities of tapping solar energy. Suggest any 
one way to popularize its maximum use. 
OR 
A concerted effort has to be made for sustainable development.Suggest any one step in 
conserving our mineral resources for the future. 
1 
   
8 Correct the following statement and rewrite: 
 
In Srilanka, an Act was passed in 1956 to recognise Tamil as the only official language, 
disregarding Sinhala. 
 
1 
OR 
 
Correct the following statement and rewrite: 
 
Belgium is a small country in Europe and share borders with France, Italy, Germany and 
Luxembourg. 
 
   
9.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Which  one of the following option best signifies this cartoon? 
 
A. Demand for separate state from Democratic Government 
B. Democratic Government is facing territorial issues with the bordering states 
C. Democratic Government is coping with multiple pressures through accommodation  
D. Democratic Government accepts demands based on separate state 
 
Note: This question is in lieu of Q9 for visually impaired candidates 
Q9. Give any one example of Social Democracy. 
1 
   
10 The representation of women in Indian Parliament is still low as compared to European 
countries because __________________. 
OR 
The Constitution of India provides to all individuals and communities freedom to profess, 
practice and propagate any religion because ___________________________________. 
1 
  
 
 
11 Who presides over the meeting of the Municipal Corporation? 
OR 
Which government has the power to legislate on ‘Residuary’ subjects in India? 
1 
 
 
   
12 Mention the formula to calculate the BMI (Body Mass Index). 
 
1 
   
13 Which of the following statement  defines Sustainable Development? 
 
A. Sustainable use of natural resources without considering the need of the future 
generation. 
B. Present generation fulfils its needs while considering the needs of the future generation 
as well. 
C. It means utilization of natural resources by the past, present and forthcoming future 
generation. 
D. To meets the needs of the future generations even if the needs of the present generation 
go unmet. 
1 
   
14 One of the best ways to reduce over usage of ground water is ____________________________. 
 
 
1 
   
15 Which of the following profession belongs to the Tertiary Sector of economy? 
 
A. Fisherman 
B. Farmer 
C. Factory worker 
D. Teacher 
1 
   
16 The number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births is referred as 
______________. 
OR 
The total number of children of age group 14 and 15 years attending school as a percentage of 
total number of children in the same age group is referred as __________________________. 
1 
 
 
 
17 Find the Incorrect option 
 
A. Demand  deposit share the essential features of money 
B. With demand deposit payments can be made without cash 
C. Demand deposits are safe way of money transformation 
D. Demand deposit facility  is like cheque 
 
1 
   
18 Arrange the following in the correct sequence –  
 
i. Transporting cloth to the workshops  
ii. Sale in shops and showrooms  
iii. Spinning the yarn  
iv. Weaving of the fabric  
 
 
 
Options –   
 
A. i--iv--iii--ii 
B. iii –iv—i--ii 
C. iv—i--ii--iii  
D. iii—iv--ii--i 
1 
   
19 In the question given below, there are two statements marked as Assertion (A) and Reason 
(R). Read the statements and chose the correct option:  
  
Assertion (A): Not every good or service that is produced and sold needs to be counted to 
know the total production in each sector.  
Reason (R): The value of final goods already includes the value of all the intermediate goods.  
  
Options:  
a. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.  
b. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.  
c. A is correct but R is wrong.  
d. A is wrong but R is correct.  
1 
   
20 Rita has taken a loan of Rs. 7 lakhs from the bank to purchase a car. The annual interest rate on 
the loan is 14.5 per cent and the loan is to be repaid in 3 years in monthly instalments. 
The bank retained the papers of the new car as collateral, which will be returned to Rita 
only when she repays the entire loan with interest.  
  
Analyse the loan information given above, considering one of the following correct option.  
a. Mode of re-payment  
b. Terms of credit   
c. Interest on loan  
d.  Deposit criteria 
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SECTION – B   SHORT ANSWER  QUESTIONS 
 
   
21 Describe the incidence of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. 
 
OR 
Describe the role of Alluri  Sitaram  Raju in Andhra Pradesh during 1920s. 
 
3 
   
22 Why did Europeans flee to America in nineteenth century? Explain. 
 
OR 
 
 
Why did merchants moved to the countryside Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth 
centuries? Explain. 
 
 
3 
   
23 Read the sources given below and answer the questions that follows- 
Source A-Religious Debates and the Fear of Print 
Print created the possibility of wide circulation of ideas, and introduced a new world of debate 
and discussion. Even those who disagreed with established authorities could now print and 
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