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Social science

Important topic for exam

Chapter 1 - The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

Expected - 4 Marks: [1 Mark + 3 Marks]

Questions upto 4 marks are expected from this chapter (1 question of 1 marks and 1 questions of 3
marks)

Important questions and topics of this chapter are given below

• Features of the Civil Code

• Unification of Germany & Italy

• Role of Culture in creating the idea of Nation in Europe

• Role of women in the nationalist struggles of Europe

• Slavic nationalist struggle in the 19th century

• Ideology of liberalism during early 19th century

CBSE Sample Paper 2019 (Issued by CBSE)

NCERT Class 10 History: Chapter 2 - The Nationalist Movement in Indo-China

Expected - 4 Marks: [1 Mark + 3 Marks]

• The role of Ho Chi Minh in the Vietnamese struggle for independence

• New challenges faced by the new Republic of Vietnam after 1954

• Civilising mission of the colonisers


• Why did France take up the idea of civilizing mission during mid- nineteenth century?

• Huynh Phu So

• Phan Chu Trinh’s objective for Vietnam

NCERT Class 10 History: Chapter 3 - Nationalism in India

Expected - 7 Marks: [5 Marks + 2 Marks (Map-Work)]

• Growth of nationalism in the colonies is linked to an anti-colonial movement

• Idea of Satyagraha

• How the First World War helped in the growth of the National Movement in India

• Why Indians were outraged by the Rowlatt Act

• Non-Cooperation Movement

Topics for Map-Work (Chapter 3 - Nationalism in India)

1. Indian National Congress Sessions:

Calcutta (Sep. 1920), Nagpur (Dec. 1920), Madras (1927), Lahore (1929)

2. Important Centres of Indian National Movement

(Non-cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement)

(i) Champaran (Bihar) - Movement of Indigo Planters

(ii) Kheda (Gujrat) - Peasant Satyagrah

(iii) Ahmedabad (Gujarat) - Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha


(iv) Amritsar (Punjab) - Jallianwala Bagh Incident

(v) Chauri Chaura (U.P.) - Calling off the Non Cooperation Movement

(vi) Dandi (Gujarat) - Civil Disobedience Movement

NCERT Class 10 History: Chapter 4 - The Making of a Global World

Expected - 5 Marks

Different types of global exchanges which took place before the 17th century

• The impact of Great Depression on Indian economy

• The global transfer of disease in the pre-modern world helped in the colonisation of the Americas.

• The decision of MNCs to relocate production to Asian countries..

• The British government’s decision to abolish the Corn Laws...

• The death of men of working-age in Europe because of the World War

• Bretton Woods Agreement

NCERT Class 10 History: Chapter 5 - The Age of Industrialisation

Expected - 5 Marks

Women workers in Britain attacked the Spinning Jenny

The port of Surat declined by the end of the eighteenth century. Given reasons.

How did the East India Company procure regular supplies of cotton and silk textiles from Indian weaver

The East India Company appointed gomasthas to supervise weavers in India.


The impact of the First World war on Indian industries.

NCERT Class 10 History: Chapter 6 - Work, Life and Leisure

Expected - 5 Marks

• Population of London expanded from the middle of the eighteenth century.

• Well-off Londoners supported the need to build housing for the poor (19th century.).

• Why a number of Bombay films were about the lives of migrants.

• What led to the major expansion of Bombay’s population in the mid-19th century.

• The changes in the kind of work available to women in London between the 19th & 20th century

• The effects of nineteenth century city development on ecology & environment

NCERT Class 10 History: Chapter 7 - Print Culture and the Modern World

Expected - 4 Marks: [1 Mark + 3 Marks]

• Gandhi said the fight for SWARAJ is a fight for liberty of speech, liberty of the press, and freedom of
association, give reason.

• The Vernacular Press Act

• What did the spread of print culture in nineteenth century India mean to: Women, The poor, Reformers
or Explain how print culture assisted the growth of nationalism in India.

• “Print culture created the conditions within which French Revolution occurred.” Support the statement
with suitable arguments.

NCERT Class 10 Geography: Chapter 1 - Resources & Development

Expected - 2 Marks: [1 Mark + 1 Mark]


• Conservation of resource is vital for development.” Give example to support the statement

• “Degradation of land is a cause of worry.” Give one reason to support the statement

• Name of the states having black soil or name of the crop which is mainly grown in it.

• Steps can be taken to control soil erosion in the hilly areas

• Map work: Major Soil Types (Identification only)

NCERT Class 10 Geography: Chapter 2 - Forest and Wildlife Resources

[This chapter in not mentioned in latest CBSE Syllabus of Class 10 Social Science Board Exam 2019]

• Biodiversity

• Forests: Reserved, Protected, Unclassed

• Species: Extinct, Rare, Endangered, Vulnerable, Endemic

NCERT Class 10 Geography: Chapter 3 - Water Resources

Expected - 3 Marks

• “Multi- purpose projects and large dams have come under great scrutiny.” Identify the problems
caused by the setting up of these projects and dams.

• “India is heading towards water scarcity.” Trace the possible solutions to tackle this problem.

• Describe how modern adaptations of traditional rainwater harvesting methods are being carried out to
conserve and store water

• Map work: Water Resources (Locating and Labelling)

Major Dams (8 Dams Mentioned in the Syllabus): Salal, Bhakra Nangal, Tehri, Rana Pratap Sagar,
Sardar Sarovar, Hirakud, Nagarjuna Sagar, Tungabhadra (Along with rivers)
NCERT Class 10 Geography: Chapter 4 – Agriculture

Expected - 3 Marks

• Establish the difference between Commercial farming and Subsistence farming with the help of a
suitable example

• Describe the geographical conditions required for the growth of rice

• Name one important beverage crop and specify the geographical conditions required for its growth

• Map work:

(a) Major areas of Rice and Wheat

(b) Largest/Major producer states of Sugarcane; Tea; Coffee; Rubber; Cotton & Jute

NCERT Class 10 Geography: Chapter 5 – Mineral and Energy Resources

Expected – 1 Mark

Map work: (Identification only)

(I) Iron ore mines: Mayurbhanj, Durg, Bailadila, Bellary, Kudremukh

(II) Mica mines: Ajmer, Beawar, Nellore, Gaya, Hazaribagh

(III) Coal mines: Raniganj, Jharia, Bokaro, Talcher, Korba, Singrauli, Singareni, Neyvali

(IV) Oil Fields: Digboi, Naharkatia, Mumbai High Bassien, Kalol, Ankaleshwar

(V) Bauxite Deposits: The Amarkantak plateau, Maikal hills, The plateau region of Bilaspur-Katni, Orissa
Panchpatmali deposits in Koraput district

(VI) Mica deposits: The Chota Nagpur plateau, Koderma Gaya-Hazaribagh belt of Jharkhand, Ajmer,
Nellore mica belt
NCERT Class 10 Geography: Chapter 6 – Manufacturing Industries

Expected - 8 Marks: [5 Marks + 3 Marks (Map work)]

• Why are maximum Jute textile mills located in the Hugli Basin

• Factors affecting location of the industry: Physical, Human

• Map work: (Locating and Labelling Only)

• Cotton Textile Industries: Mumbai, Indore, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kanpur, Coimbatore, Madurai

• Iron and Steel Plants: Burnpur, Durgapur, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Raurkela, Bhilai, Vijaynagar,
Bhadravati, Vishakhapatnam, Salem

• Software Technology Parks: Mohali, Noida, Jaipur, Gandhinagar, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata,
Bhubaneshwar, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram

NCERT Class 10 Geography: Chapter 7 – Lifelines of National Economy

Expected - 6 Marks: [5 Marks + 1 Mark (Map work)]

• “Advancement of international trade of a country is an index to its economic prosperity”. Elaborate with
examples

• What is meant by trade? What is the difference between international and local trade?

• Why are the means of transportation and communication called the lifelines of a nation and its
economy?

Map work: (Identification Only)

• Golden Quadrilateral, North-South Corridor, East-West Corridor.

• National Highways:

• NH-1, NH-2, NH-7


• Locating and Labelling - Major Ports: Kandla, Mumbai, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Marmagao, New Mangalore,
Kochi, Tuticorin, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Paradip, Haldia,Kolkata

• International Airports:

• Amritsar (Raja Sansi), Delhi (Indira Gandhi International), Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji),
Thiruvananthapuram (Nedimbacherry), Chennai (Meenam Bakkam), Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra
Bose), Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Previous Years' Question Papers (2012 to 2018)

NCERT Class 10 Political Science: NCERT Chapter 1 – Power Sharing

Expected - 1 Mark

• Recognize the form of power sharing which is represented by the Community Government in Belgium

• The different forms of power sharing in modern democracies (with example)

• One prudential reason or one moral reason for power sharing (with example)

NCERT Class 10 Political Science: NCERT Chapter 2 – Federalism

Expected - 3 Marks

• State any three important features of Federalism.

• State any three major steps taken by the Indian Government towards decentralization in 1992..

• Point out one feature in the practice of federalism in India that is similar to and one feature that is
different from that of Belgium

• What is the main difference between a federal form of government and a unitary one?

NCERT Class 10 Political Science: NCERT Chapter 3 – Democracy and Diversity

Expected - 3 Marks
• “In a democracy, political expression of social divisions is very normal and can be healthy.” Illustrate
with suitable examples.

• Discuss three factors that determine the outcomes of politics of social divisions

• When does a social difference become a social division

NCERT Class 10 Political Science: Chapter 4 – Gender, Religion and Caste

Expected - 5 Marks

• Mention any three forms in which communalism is expressed in politics. Describe the solution provided
by the Constitution framers of India to meet this challenge? .

• State different forms of communal politics with one example each.

• State how caste inequalities are still continuing in India.

• State some reasons to say that caste alone cannot determine election results in India.

NCERT Class 10 Political Science: Chapter 5 – Popular Struggles and Movements

Not Evaluated in Theory Paper

NCERT Class 10 Political Science: Chapter 6 – Political Parties

Expected - 5 Marks

• Illustrate the situations which display lack of internal democracy within a political party.

• Exhibit the role of money and muscle power among political parties during elections

• What are the various challenges faced by political parties?

• Suggest some reforms to strengthen parties so that they perform their functions well?

NCERT Class 10 Political Science: Chapter 7 – Outcomes of Democracy


Expected - 3 Marks

• How is Democracy a better form of government when compared with dictatorship or any other
alternative government?

• How does democracy produce an accountable, responsive and legitimate government?

What are the conditions under which democracies accommodate social diversities?

NCERT Class 10 Political Science: Chapter 8 – Challenges to Democracy

Expected - 3 Marks

• What are the major challenges to democracy in India?

• How can democracy be reformed and deepened?

• What role can an ordinary citizen play in deepening democracy?

NCERT Class 10 Economics: Chapter 1– Development

Expected - 3 Marks

• ‘Sustainable Development is a crucial step for the development of a country’. Explain with suitable
examples.

•Growth of National Income - critical appraisal of existing development indicators (PCI, IMR, SR and other
income and health indicators)

•The need for health and educational development

•Human Development Indicators

NCERT Class 10 Economics: Chapter 2 – Sectors of the Indian Economy

Expected - 5 Marks
• Show how tertiary sector has emerged as the largest producing sector in India

• Rising importance of tertiary sector

• Division of Sectors- Organised and Unorganised

• Protective measures for unorganised sector workers

NCERT Class 10 Economics: Chapter 3 – Money and Credit

Expected - 4 Marks: (1 Mark + 3 Mark)

• Why is money called a medium of exchange?

• Why do banks ask for collateral while giving loans?

• Why is credit a crucial element in the economic development?

• Why are formal sources of credit preferred over the informal source of credit? Give three reasons.

NCERT Class 10 Economics: Chapter 4 – Globalisation and The Indian Economy

Expected - 4 Marks: (1 Mark + 3 Mark)

• The MNC’s of a country sets up a production jointly with the local company of other country. State any
one benefit of this joint production to the local company.

• Critically examine the impact of globalization in India

Evaluate the role of MNCs in the economic development of a country

• Foreign trade and Interaction of Markets

NCERT Class 10 Economics: Chapter 5 – Consumer Rights

Expected – 4 Marks: (1 Mark + 3 Mark)


• “Consumer movement can be effective only with the consumer’s active involvement.” Keeping
the statement in mind highlight the ways through which consumers can express their solidarity.

• Suppose you buy a bag of cement for the purpose of repair work in your house, which logo or mark will
you look for?

• Role of government in consumer protection

• Factors causing exploitation of consumer

CBSE Class10 Social Science Sample Paper 2019


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