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10 CBSE SST Board Exam 2018-19 Unsolved Paper

10th CBSE Social Science Board Examination (2018-19)

Time: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 80
Subject: Social Science
Class: X
Date: 29/03/2019

General Instructions (10 CBSE SST Board Exam):

  • The question paper is divided into four sections; Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D.
  • The question paper has 26 questions in all.
  • All questions are compulsory.
  • Marks are indicated against each question.
  • Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each question carries 1 mark. Answers to these should not exceed 30 words.
  • Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
  • Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
  • Questions 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). After completion, attach the maps inside your answer-book.

Section A

Question: 1. How had hand printing technology introduced in Japan? [1] OR
How had translation process of novels into regional languages helped to spread their popularity?

Question: 2. Interpret the concept of ‘liberalization’ in the field of economic sphere during the nineteenth century in Europe. [2] OR
Interpret the contribution of french in the economic development of Mekong delta region.

Question: 3. What may be a goal of landless rural labourers regarding their income? [1] OR
What may be a goal of prosperous farmer of Punjab?

Question: 4. How can democratic reforms be carried out by political parties? [1]

Question: 5. How is over irrigation responsible for land degradation? [1] OR
How is cement industry responsible for land degradation?

Question: 6. Distinguish between ‘primary’ and ‘tertiary’ sectors. [1]

Question: 7. Explain the importance of formal loans in India. [1]

Section B

Question: 8. Describe any three main features of ‘Rabi crop season.’ [3×1=3]


Describe any three main features of ‘Kharif crop season.’

Question: 9. How had Napoleonic code exported to the regions under French control? Explain with examples. [3×1]


Explain with examples the three barriers that are responsible to economic growth in Vietnam.

Question: 10. How had the Imperial State in China been the major producer of printed material for  a long time? Explain with examples. [3×1=3]


How had novels been easily available to the masses in Europe during nineteenth century? Explain with examples.

Question: 11. Analyse the impact of ‘water scarcity.’ [3×1=3]

Question: 12. ‘Consequences of environment degradation do not respect national or state boundaries.’ Justify the statement. [3]

Question: 13. Why is the ‘tertiary sector’ becoming important in India? Explain any three reasons. [3]


How do we count various goods and services for calculating Gross Domestic Product (G.D.P.) of a country? Explain with example.

Question: 14. Explain any three functions of opposition political parties. [3×1=3]

Question: 15. How can consumers use their ‘Right to Seek Redressal’? Explain with example. [3]

Question: 16. ‘The assertion of social diversities in a democratic country is very normal and can be healthy.’ Justify the statement with arguments. [3]


‘Social divisions affect politics.’ Examine the statement.

Question: 17. ‘Women still lag much behind men in India despite some improvements since independence.’ Analyse the statement. [3]

Question: 18. Describe the importance of formal sources of credit in the economic development.


Describe the bad effects of informal sources of credit on borrowers.

Section C (10 CBSE SST Board Exam)

Question: 19. ‘Roadways still have an edge over railways in India.’ Support the statement with examples. [5×1=5]

Question: 20. Compare the situation of Belgium and Sri Lanka considering their location, size and cultural aspects. [1+1+3=5]


How is the idea of power sharing emerged? Explain different forms that have common arrangements of power sharing.

Question: 21. Explain five types of ‘industrial pollution.’ [5×1=5]

Question: 22. Who had organized the dalits into the ‘Depressed Classes Association’ in 1930? Describe his achievements. [1+4=5]


Define the terms ‘Civil Disobedience Movement.’ Describe the participation of rich and poor peasant communities in the ‘Civil Disobedience Movement.’

Question: 23. ‘Indian trade had played a crucial role in the late nineteenth century world economy.’ Analyze the statement. [5×1=5]


‘Series of change affected the pattern of industrialization in India by the early twentieth century.’ Analyze the statement.


‘Industrialization had changed the form of urbanization in the modern period.’ Analyze the statement with special reference of London.

Question: 24. Describe any factors that make democracy is a better form of government than other alternatives. [5×1=5]

Question: 25. Explain any five facilities available in the special economic zones developed by the Central and State Governments to attract foreign investment. [5×1=5]

Section: D

(A) Two features A and B are marked on the given political outline map of India. Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines marked near them. [1×2=2]

  1. The place where the Indian National Congress Session was held.
  2. The city where Jallianwalla Bagh incident took place.

(B) Locate and label any three of the following with appropriate symbols on the same given outline political map of India. [1×3=3]

  1. Kalpakkam – Nuclear Power Plant
  2. Vijayanagar – Iron and Steel Plant
  3. Noida – Software Technology Park
  4. Paradeep – Sea Port
  5. Sardar Sarovar -Dam

Note: The following questions are for the Visually Impaired Candidates only, in lieu of Q. No. 26. Attempt any five questions. [1×5=5]

  1. Name the state where Jallianwala Bagh incident took place.
  2. Name the state where Gandhiji violated the Salt Law.
  3. Name the state where ‘Chauri-Chaura’ incident took place.
  4. Name the state where Paradeep Sea Port is located.
  5. Name the state where Vijayanagar Iron and Steel Plant is located.
  6. Name the state where Noida Software Technology Park is located.
  7. On which river is Sardar Dam constructed?

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