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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Term 1 Question Paper 2022 with Solutions

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The CBSE Class 10 Social Science syllabus comprises chapters related to the development of India, contemporary India, democratic policies and its economic development. This subject holds immense importance in scoring good marks in the board exams.

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Social Science

General Instructions :

Read the following instructions very carefully and strictly follow them.

  1. This question paper comprises five sections- Sections A, B,  C,  D and E. There are 13 questions in the question paper. All questions are compulsory.

  2. Section A – Questions no. 1 to 5 are very short answer type questions, carrying 2 marks each. Answers to each question should not exceed 40 words.

  3. Section B – Questions no. 6 to 8 are short answer type questions, carrying 3 marks each. Answers to each question should not exceed 80 words.

  4. Section C – Questions no. 9 and 10 are long answer type questions, carrying 5 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 120 words.

  5. Section D – Questions no. 11 and 12 are case-based questions, carrying 4 marks each.

  6. Section E – Questions no. 13 is map-based, carrying 3 marks with two parts, 13(a) from History (1 mark) and 13(b) from Geography (2 marks).

  7. There is no overall choice in the question paper. However, an internal choice has been provided in a few questions. Only one of the choices in such questions have to be attempted.

  8. Attach a map along with your answer-book.

Section – A

                                  (Very Short Answer Type Questions)                                       5×2=10

1. Why did Indian merchants and industrialists support the Civil Disobedience Movement? Explain.                                                    2 Marks

Ans: The merchants and industrialists supported the Civil Disobedience Movement for their own business interests. Because in this movement people refused to use foreign things and started to use the things made by the Indians which was a profit for the merchants and industrialists.

2. Examine the significance of pipelines as a means of transportation in the country.               2 Marks   

Ans: Pipeline is the long distance means of transportation. It is used to transport a larger amount of oil and natural gas than the shipments by rails, ships etc. It ensures that the users have an uninterrupted service of gas and liquids. Although the initial cost of laying pipelines is substantial, ongoing maintenance expenditures are minimal.


3. Why has India adopted a multi- party system? Explain.                   2 Marks

Ans:  Every country adopts a party system according to the nature of their society. India has adopted the multi – party system as in India we can see social and geographical diversity. India is a democratic country, so the parties can represent the society of their choice and participate in the election.  This system ensures a healthy competition between the parties and prevents dictatorship.

4. How is ‘demand deposit’ an essential feature of money?            2 Marks

Ans: Demand deposit’ is the money that is deposited by the people in the bank and can be withdrawn any time as per the requirement. It has many essential features, like-

  1. It prevents the use of cash and helps the people to go for cashless service. For example, using cheques.

  2. Demand deposit is accepted as a means of payment along with the currency. Therefore they constitute the money in the upgraded society.

5. Study the given flowchart and answer the questions that follow: 


Study the given flowchart and answer the questions that follow:

(5.1) Which is the basic material required for garment manufacturing?            1 Mark

Ans: The basic material which is required for garment manufacturing is fabric. The quality of cloth depends on the quality of fabric. Mostly there are two types of fabric -i) woven fabric and ii) knitted fabric.

(5.2) Give one example of value addition in the textile industry?                        1 Mark

Ans: The process to enhance the saleability of  the product by adding some incentives to it is known as value addition.

LSR (liquid silicone rubber) is a material which we use as an encapsulation for cotton polyester and polyamide fabrics for consumer apparel. This material gives durable water resistance, breathability and good hand.

                                                Section -B

          (Short – Answer Type Questions)                                    3×3=9


6. (a) Differentiate between formal and informal sources of credit.             3 Marks

Ans: The differences between formal and informal sources of credit are- 

  1. Formal sources of credit are the sources which follow the rules and regulations of the government and are registered by the government but the informal sources of credit are the small scattered units and these are not controlled by the Government.

  2. Social welfare is the prime motive of the formal sources but the motive of the informal sources are only profit-making.

  3. Rate if interest is lower in the formal source of credit but the informal sources of credit charges higher interest.

  4. RBI regulates the formal sources of credit but there is no upper organisation which can control the informal sources of credit.

  5. The examples of formal sources of credit are banks and cooperatives. The examples of informal sources of credit are family, friends, relatives etc.


6. (b) How does a bank work as the key component of the financial system? Explain.                                      3 Marks

Ans: Financial system is the network of financial institutions like banks, insurance companies, they exchange the money and transfer it from one place to another. Through the financial system the investors invest their money in some projects and get a good return. It is a system to transfer money between borrower, lender and investors. The goal of this system is the growth of the economic status of the country and the people who are associated with this.


7. “It was essential to preserve folk tradition in order to discover one’s national identity and restore a sense of pride in one’s past.” Support the statement in reference to India.   3 Marks

Ans: When people start to believe that they are all part of the same nation, they discover unity which binds them together, it helps to spread nationalism. This imagination came through various types of cultural processes. History, folklore, songs, dance, symbols all played an important role in the making of nationalism. The identity of nationalism symbolised through the image. In the 20th century, with the growth of nationalism the image of Bharat Mata came visually to us. The ideas of nationalism developed through the movement of reviving folklore. It is  important to preserve folk tradition to discover national identity and restore the sense of pride of one’s past.

8. Explain the role of the Election Commission in the “ registration and recognition “ of political parties in India.                                 3 Marks

Ans: The Election Commission is considered as the head of every election that is conducted in a country. The law for the registration process for the political parties was effected in 1989. The registration helps to avoid any confusion and makes sure that the political parties are brought under the control of the Election Commission.

The commission gives recognition to the political parties of India by providing symbols to the registered political parties and the candidates. The commission has some reserved symbols also. The political parties use these symbols for the candidates of their parties.

                                                                    Section -C

                                                  (Long-Answer Type Questions)                                  2×5=10

9. (a) “Democracy is a better form of government than any other alternative.” Analyse the statement.                    5 Marks

Ans:  Democracy is a better form of government than any other alternative. The reasons behind this are-

  1. The quality of decision making improves in democracy. It is based on discussion and consultation. Many people are involved in the decision making process. It helps to point out all possible mistakes in any decision. Though it is time taking it helps the government to make error less decisions.

  2. In democratic countries we can see different religions, different castes, and different languages. We can see conflicts among them. But democracy provides some methods to deal with these conflicts. Here no one is a permanent winner or permanent loser. So, people live with one another peacefully.

  3. Democracy helps to enhance the dignity of the citizens. In a democratic country everyone has equal political rights. 

  4. In democracy mistakes cannot be hidden. Public can speak on those mistakes and share their views and the rulers can correct their mistakes. Here, either the mistakes can be corrected or the rulers can be changed.

  5. In a democratic country, the government is liable to respond to the public needs which is not possible in a non-democratic country.


(b) Analyse the reasons for the overwhelming idea of democracy all over the world. 

5 Marks

Ans: There are many reasons for the overwhelming support for the idea of democracy all over the world. These are-

  1. Democracy is the form of people’s own government.

  2. From the examples of South Asia, we can see that the support for democracy exists in the countries. 

  3. People liked to be ruled by their own representatives whom they chose through elections.

  4. People want democracy in their country and believe that it is good for them as they can participate in all the decision making processes through their representatives.

  5. Democracy has the capability to gain the support of the people which cannot be ignored.

10. (a) Examine the factors which facilitate globalisation in India.                 5 Marks

Ans: The process of interaction and integration of the worldwide people, companies and governments is known as globalisation. The growth of globalisation helps in the growth of international trade.

  • Containerisation- The costs of ocean shipping have decreased, due to containerisation, bulk shipping, etc. The lesser unit cost of shipping products around the global economy supports bringing prices in the country of manufacture closer to those in export markets, and it makes markets contestable globally.

  • Technological Change- Rapid and sustained technological change has decreased the cost of transmitting and communicating information – sometimes it is known as “the death of distance” – the main factor behind trade in knowledge products using web technology.

  • Economies of Scale- Many economists thought that there has been a development in the minimum efficient scale (MES) associated with some industries. If the MES is increasing, a domestic market may be considered as too small to satisfy the selling needs of these industries. 

  • Differences in Tax Systems- The wish of businesses to earn profit from lower unit labour costs and other  production factors abroad has encouraged countries to synthesise their tax systems to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). Many countries have participated in tax competition between each other to win lucrative foreign investment projects.

  • Less Protectionism- Old forms of non-tariff protection such as import licensing and foreign exchange controls have gradually been pulled down. Borders have opened and  import tariff levels have decreased.

  • It is worth knowing that, in the last few years, there has been a rise in non-tariff barriers such as import quotas as countries have struggled to get real economic growth and as a response to persistent trade and recent account deficits.


(b) Access, how globalisation has touched the lives of larger society.              5 Marks

Ans: The process of interaction and integration of the worldwide people, companies and governments is known as globalisation. The growth of globalisation helps in the growth of international trade.

  1. Globalisation is connected with continuous and significant human changes. The movements of people from villages to cities have accelerated, and the growth of cities in the developing world especially is connected to substandard living for many. Concepts of national identity,  job and tradition are changing constantly and significantly.

  2. Globalization shows that the world today is more interconnected than before.  Globalization in its economic sense refers to the adoption of open and unbridled trading markets  (through lowering of trade barriers, withdrawal of capital controls, and liberalization of foreign exchange restrictions).

  3. Large volumes of money movement, improved volumes of trade, and changes in information technology and communication are all integral to a global world.

  4. There is also a movement of people from one country to another for trade and work.  Such improvement in the movement of goods, and services have weakened national barriers and restrictions that are imposed by a nation-state.

  5. Global interaction has been the basis of economic improvement in the world. Trade, along with migration, communication, and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge, has supported to break the dominance of intense poverty and the pervasiveness of ‘nasty, brutish and short lives that characterised the world. And yet, in spite of all the progress, life is still nasty, brutish and short for a large part of the world population.

                                                                   Section -D

                                                         (Case-based questions)                                           2×4=8

11. Read the case given below carefully and answer the questions that follow:

The Independence Day Pledge, 26 January, 1930

``We believe that it is the inalienable right of the Indian people, as of any other people, to have freedom and to enjoy the fruits of their toil and have the necessities of life, so that they may have full opportunities of growth. We believe also that if any government deprives a people of these rights and oppresses them, the people have a further right to alter it or to abolish it. The British government in India has not only deprived the Indian people of their freedom but has based itself on the exploitation of the masses, and has range India economically, politically, culturally and spiritually. We believe, therefore, that India must sever the British connection and attain Purna Swaraj or Complete Independence.

(11.1) Why was freedom considered an inalienable right of the Indian people?           1 Mark

Ans: Every person has some rights as a citizen of a country. Freedom is considered as an inalienable right of the Indian people as of any other people to enjoy the rights and freedom and have the necessities of life, they must have the opportunities of growth.

(11.2) Why was Purna Swaraj considered essential by the people of India?     1 Mark

Ans: Purna Swaraj was considered essential for the people of India as the British government deprived Indians people, exploited them economically, culturally, politically and spiritually.

(11.3) Explain the significance of the Lahore Session of Congress in 1930.     2 Marks

Ans: The Indian National Congress met at Lahore in 1929 under the leadership of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. In this session, Indian National Congress took the resolution of Purna Swaraj or Complete Independence. They decided that 26th January in 1930 will be celebrated as the Independence Day of India. On 26th January 1950 our constitution was adopted to make this day memorable. Now 26th January  is celebrated as the Republic Day of India.

12. Read the case given below carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Lifelines of National Economy

For a long time, trade and transport were restricted to a limited space. With the development in science and technology, the area of influence of trade and transport expanded far and wide. Today, the world has been converted into a large village with the help of efficient and fast moving transport. Transport has been able to achieve this with the help of an equally developed communication system. Therefore, transport, communication and trade are complementary to each other.


Today, India is well linked with the rest of the world despite its vast size, diversity and linguistic and socio-cultural plurality. Railways, airways, waterways, newspapers, radio, television, cinema and internet etc. have been contributing to its socio-economic progress in many ways. The trades from local to international levels have added to the vitality of its economy. It has enriched our life and added substantially to growing amenities and facilities for the comforts of life.

(12.1) How is science an important factor in the development of transport?   1 Mark

Ans: Science and technology played an important role in the development of transport. The area of influence of trade and transport expanded widely. Nowadays the world changes into large villages with the help of fast moving transport.

(12.2) How has transport integrated socio-cultural plurality? Explain.               1 Mark

Ans: Transport has integrated the socio-cultural plurality in many ways such as waterways, railways, airways etc. These modes of communication contribute socio -economic progress to the country. Through the transportation of the culture , language etc. Spread to another country. In this way it helps in socio-cultural plurality.

(12.3) Analyse the significance of communication for a nation.                         2 Marks

Ans: Communication played an important role for the nation. It brings the nation close. One nation cannot hold an important position on the globe without the help of the communication infrastructure. In the pandemic situation one can easily work for the companies due the communication system. Thus we can say that communication is the fuel of a nation to run it. 

                                                     Section – E

                                       (Map – Based Questions)                                     1+2=3

13. (i) On the given political outline map of India (on page 11), identify the place marked as ‘A’ with the help of the following information and write its correct name on the line marked near it.

A. The place where the Non-Cooperation Movement was called off due to violence.

(ii) On the same given map of India, locate and label the following:

  1. (I) Narora Nuclear Power Plant


(II) Bengaluru Software Technology Park

  1. Indira Gandhi International Airport

political outline map of India


political outline map of India (

Note: The following questions are for the Visually Impaired Candidates only, in lieu of Q.No. 13.

(13.1) Name the State where the session of Indian National Congress was held in 1927?                     1 Mark

Ans: The session of Indian National Congress was held in 1927 in Madras. The president of the session was Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The resolution to boycott Simon Commission was taken in this session.

(13.2) (a) Name the State where Narora Nuclear Power Plant is located.          1 Mark

Ans: Narora Nuclear Power Plant is located in Narora, in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh. In 1991 it was started. It has two heavy water reactors which can produce 220 MW of electricity.


(b) Name the State where Bengaluru Software Technology Park is located.     1 Mark

Ans: Bengaluru is the city of software technologies. It is better known as  the “Silicon Valley of India”. It is also called the IT Capital of India. Bengaluru Software Technology Park is located in the state of Karnataka.

(13.3) Name the city where Indira Gandhi International Airport is located.      1 Mark

Ans:  Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in Palam , Delhi. It is the primary airport of Delhi. It has 5,106 acres of area. It was opened in 1962. It is named after the prime minister  Indira Gandhi.

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