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CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
CBSE 
Class IX  
Social Science 
Sample Paper 1 
Time: 3 hrs  Total Marks: 80 
        
General Instructions: 
a) The question paper is divided into four sections – Section A, Section B, Section C and 
Section D.  
b) The question paper has 26 questions in all.  
c) All questions are compulsory.  
d) Marks are indicated against each question.  
e) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each 
question carries one mark.  
f) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 80 words each.  
g) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 100 words each.  
h) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts -26 A from History 
(2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). 
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Why did European foresters regard shifting cultivation as harmful for forests? 
OR 
Why did most of the pastoral communities move away from the coastal regions during 
the monsoon season?   
                                                              OR 
In the mid-17th century, why did farmers in England grow turnip and clover in their 
fields?   (1)           (1) 
 
2. The Weimar Constitution had some inherent defects. Mention any one defect of the 
same. 
OR 
Which event marked the beginning of the Second World War? 
  (1) 
3. What do the words ‘We, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA’ in the Preamble to the Constitution 
signify? 
OR 
Why was Nelson Mandela imprisoned by the white government in South Africa? 
  (1)  (1)  
4. Define sex ratio. Which state in India has the highest sex ratio?  (1) 
 
 
 
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CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
CBSE 
Class IX  
Social Science 
Sample Paper 1 
Time: 3 hrs  Total Marks: 80 
        
General Instructions: 
a) The question paper is divided into four sections – Section A, Section B, Section C and 
Section D.  
b) The question paper has 26 questions in all.  
c) All questions are compulsory.  
d) Marks are indicated against each question.  
e) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each 
question carries one mark.  
f) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 80 words each.  
g) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 100 words each.  
h) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts -26 A from History 
(2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). 
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Why did European foresters regard shifting cultivation as harmful for forests? 
OR 
Why did most of the pastoral communities move away from the coastal regions during 
the monsoon season?   
                                                              OR 
In the mid-17th century, why did farmers in England grow turnip and clover in their 
fields?   (1)           (1) 
 
2. The Weimar Constitution had some inherent defects. Mention any one defect of the 
same. 
OR 
Which event marked the beginning of the Second World War? 
  (1) 
3. What do the words ‘We, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA’ in the Preamble to the Constitution 
signify? 
OR 
Why was Nelson Mandela imprisoned by the white government in South Africa? 
  (1)  (1)  
4. Define sex ratio. Which state in India has the highest sex ratio?  (1) 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
5. Name any two sources of human capital.   
OR 
What do you mean by tertiary sector?   (1) 
 
6. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner?     (1) 
 
7. What is impeachment?   (1) 
 
SECTION B 
 
8. Who was Karl Marx? Briefly discuss his thoughts on socialism.   
OR 
One of the groups that looked forward to change the society were of the liberals. Do you 
agree? Give reasons.   (3) 
 
9. What was triangular slave trade?  
 OR 
How did the emergence of middle class in France impact the political and economic 
condition of pre-revolutionary France?   (3) 
 
10. What are the vagaries of the monsoon? Explain. 
                                                                                   OR 
What is the phenomena of El- Nino? In what ways does it affect the climate and rainfall 
in the world?   (3) 
 
11. How does the Cabinet differ from the Council of Ministers?   (3) 
 
12. Do you think that democracy is a better form of governance? Give three arguments to 
support your answer. 
                                                                                  OR    
Pakistan under President Pervez Musharaff was a democracy. Do you agree? Give 
reasons to justify your answer.   (3) 
    
13. What are the difficulties faced by small farmers in arranging capital in comparison with 
medium and small farmers?  (3)  
   
14. Discuss the geographical condition required for the growth of evergreen, monsoon and 
thorn forests.  (3)  (3) 
 
15. Elaborate on the Right to Constitutional Remedies.   (3) 
 
16. Discuss the relation between poverty and unemployment.    (3) 
                                                                                  OR 
What is social exclusion? How do the people living below the poverty line experience 
social exclusion?   (3) 
 
17.  ‘Land is fixed in Palampur’. Explain. 
                                                                                 OR  (3) 
 
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CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
CBSE 
Class IX  
Social Science 
Sample Paper 1 
Time: 3 hrs  Total Marks: 80 
        
General Instructions: 
a) The question paper is divided into four sections – Section A, Section B, Section C and 
Section D.  
b) The question paper has 26 questions in all.  
c) All questions are compulsory.  
d) Marks are indicated against each question.  
e) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each 
question carries one mark.  
f) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 80 words each.  
g) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 100 words each.  
h) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts -26 A from History 
(2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). 
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Why did European foresters regard shifting cultivation as harmful for forests? 
OR 
Why did most of the pastoral communities move away from the coastal regions during 
the monsoon season?   
                                                              OR 
In the mid-17th century, why did farmers in England grow turnip and clover in their 
fields?   (1)           (1) 
 
2. The Weimar Constitution had some inherent defects. Mention any one defect of the 
same. 
OR 
Which event marked the beginning of the Second World War? 
  (1) 
3. What do the words ‘We, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA’ in the Preamble to the Constitution 
signify? 
OR 
Why was Nelson Mandela imprisoned by the white government in South Africa? 
  (1)  (1)  
4. Define sex ratio. Which state in India has the highest sex ratio?  (1) 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
5. Name any two sources of human capital.   
OR 
What do you mean by tertiary sector?   (1) 
 
6. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner?     (1) 
 
7. What is impeachment?   (1) 
 
SECTION B 
 
8. Who was Karl Marx? Briefly discuss his thoughts on socialism.   
OR 
One of the groups that looked forward to change the society were of the liberals. Do you 
agree? Give reasons.   (3) 
 
9. What was triangular slave trade?  
 OR 
How did the emergence of middle class in France impact the political and economic 
condition of pre-revolutionary France?   (3) 
 
10. What are the vagaries of the monsoon? Explain. 
                                                                                   OR 
What is the phenomena of El- Nino? In what ways does it affect the climate and rainfall 
in the world?   (3) 
 
11. How does the Cabinet differ from the Council of Ministers?   (3) 
 
12. Do you think that democracy is a better form of governance? Give three arguments to 
support your answer. 
                                                                                  OR    
Pakistan under President Pervez Musharaff was a democracy. Do you agree? Give 
reasons to justify your answer.   (3) 
    
13. What are the difficulties faced by small farmers in arranging capital in comparison with 
medium and small farmers?  (3)  
   
14. Discuss the geographical condition required for the growth of evergreen, monsoon and 
thorn forests.  (3)  (3) 
 
15. Elaborate on the Right to Constitutional Remedies.   (3) 
 
16. Discuss the relation between poverty and unemployment.    (3) 
                                                                                  OR 
What is social exclusion? How do the people living below the poverty line experience 
social exclusion?   (3) 
 
17.  ‘Land is fixed in Palampur’. Explain. 
                                                                                 OR  (3) 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
18. ‘The elections in India are democratic’. State three arguments to support the statement.  (3) 
 
Section C 
19. In what ways did the British countryside change in the late eighteenth and early 
nineteenth century?   
                                                          OR 
Describe the rebellion of the people of Bastar against British colonial policies. 
                                                          OR 
In what ways did the colonial rule and laws change the lives of peasants?   (5) 
 
20. Discuss in brief the ideology of Nazism. 
                                                                               OR 
Hitler destroyed democracy in Germany. Explain.   (5) 
 
21. How was the Constitution of South Africa framed?  (5) 
  
22. Name three Himalayan river systems. Explain any one of them.   (5) 
 
23. What is the Green Revolution? Mention its two merits and demerits.   (5) 
 
24. Food security of a nation is ensured through the food security system’. Justify the 
statement. 
                                                                                     OR 
Do you think that the food security is affected during a calamity? Give reasons.   (5)  
                            
25. Describe the Indian Coastal Plains.   (5) 
 
Section D    
26 (A) Two cities A and B related to the peasant revolt are marked on the outline map of 
France. Identify these cities and write their correct names on the lines marked on the 
map.   (2)            
  (2)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
CBSE 
Class IX  
Social Science 
Sample Paper 1 
Time: 3 hrs  Total Marks: 80 
        
General Instructions: 
a) The question paper is divided into four sections – Section A, Section B, Section C and 
Section D.  
b) The question paper has 26 questions in all.  
c) All questions are compulsory.  
d) Marks are indicated against each question.  
e) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each 
question carries one mark.  
f) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 80 words each.  
g) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 100 words each.  
h) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts -26 A from History 
(2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). 
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Why did European foresters regard shifting cultivation as harmful for forests? 
OR 
Why did most of the pastoral communities move away from the coastal regions during 
the monsoon season?   
                                                              OR 
In the mid-17th century, why did farmers in England grow turnip and clover in their 
fields?   (1)           (1) 
 
2. The Weimar Constitution had some inherent defects. Mention any one defect of the 
same. 
OR 
Which event marked the beginning of the Second World War? 
  (1) 
3. What do the words ‘We, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA’ in the Preamble to the Constitution 
signify? 
OR 
Why was Nelson Mandela imprisoned by the white government in South Africa? 
  (1)  (1)  
4. Define sex ratio. Which state in India has the highest sex ratio?  (1) 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
5. Name any two sources of human capital.   
OR 
What do you mean by tertiary sector?   (1) 
 
6. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner?     (1) 
 
7. What is impeachment?   (1) 
 
SECTION B 
 
8. Who was Karl Marx? Briefly discuss his thoughts on socialism.   
OR 
One of the groups that looked forward to change the society were of the liberals. Do you 
agree? Give reasons.   (3) 
 
9. What was triangular slave trade?  
 OR 
How did the emergence of middle class in France impact the political and economic 
condition of pre-revolutionary France?   (3) 
 
10. What are the vagaries of the monsoon? Explain. 
                                                                                   OR 
What is the phenomena of El- Nino? In what ways does it affect the climate and rainfall 
in the world?   (3) 
 
11. How does the Cabinet differ from the Council of Ministers?   (3) 
 
12. Do you think that democracy is a better form of governance? Give three arguments to 
support your answer. 
                                                                                  OR    
Pakistan under President Pervez Musharaff was a democracy. Do you agree? Give 
reasons to justify your answer.   (3) 
    
13. What are the difficulties faced by small farmers in arranging capital in comparison with 
medium and small farmers?  (3)  
   
14. Discuss the geographical condition required for the growth of evergreen, monsoon and 
thorn forests.  (3)  (3) 
 
15. Elaborate on the Right to Constitutional Remedies.   (3) 
 
16. Discuss the relation between poverty and unemployment.    (3) 
                                                                                  OR 
What is social exclusion? How do the people living below the poverty line experience 
social exclusion?   (3) 
 
17.  ‘Land is fixed in Palampur’. Explain. 
                                                                                 OR  (3) 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
18. ‘The elections in India are democratic’. State three arguments to support the statement.  (3) 
 
Section C 
19. In what ways did the British countryside change in the late eighteenth and early 
nineteenth century?   
                                                          OR 
Describe the rebellion of the people of Bastar against British colonial policies. 
                                                          OR 
In what ways did the colonial rule and laws change the lives of peasants?   (5) 
 
20. Discuss in brief the ideology of Nazism. 
                                                                               OR 
Hitler destroyed democracy in Germany. Explain.   (5) 
 
21. How was the Constitution of South Africa framed?  (5) 
  
22. Name three Himalayan river systems. Explain any one of them.   (5) 
 
23. What is the Green Revolution? Mention its two merits and demerits.   (5) 
 
24. Food security of a nation is ensured through the food security system’. Justify the 
statement. 
                                                                                     OR 
Do you think that the food security is affected during a calamity? Give reasons.   (5)  
                            
25. Describe the Indian Coastal Plains.   (5) 
 
Section D    
26 (A) Two cities A and B related to the peasant revolt are marked on the outline map of 
France. Identify these cities and write their correct names on the lines marked on the 
map.   (2)            
  (2)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -1  
 
  
26(B) On the given political outline map of India locate the following features with 
appropriate symbols:  (3) 
a. River Ganga 
b. Kolkata 
c. Lake Chilika 
d. Standard Meridian of India 
e. Bharatpur bird sanctuary  
 
 
 
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