January 3, 2012

SSC- 10th Class Social Studies Paper 2- Model Question Paper

Tenth Class / SSC students are gearing up for the public examinations. With the approaching of March, the 10th Class students crave for model papers and previous question papers. Here we are giving Social Studies Model Paper for the benefit of 10th Class students. There are two parts in Paper - II and the model question paper is for English Medium students. Telugu Medium candidates also can easily understand the questions. Here is the question paper:

SSC Social Studies Model Paper - Paper -II ( Parts - A and B ) (English Version)
Time: 2:30 Hours - Max. Marks: 50

Part - A : Time: 2 Hours - Marks : 35

SECTION - I

i) Answer ANY FIVE of the following questions, choosing at least TWO from each Group. ii) Each question carries TWO marks. 5 × 2 = 10

GROUP - A

1) What is the need for irrigation development in India ?
2) "The transport and Communications are the life lines of a country" How?
3) Give the important advantages of Mumbai to become the largest port in India ?
4) Why is India called a 'Sub Continent' ?

GROUP - B

5) What are Organised and Unorganised sectors ?
6) What are ' Basic Industries' give examples.
7) Differentiate Cost-push and Demand-pull inflations.
8) Describe the role of private sector in Indian Industrialization? Is it still relevant?

SECTION - II

i) Answer ANY FOUR questions in one or two sentences. ii) Each question carries ONE mark. 4 × 1 = 4
9) List out the atomic minerals.
10) What is meant by population Density?
11) What are the features of red soils?
12) What is the basic reason for the inequality of income?
13) Define 'Poverty line'.
14) Why was the planning Commission established in 1950?

SECTION - III

i) Answer ANY FOUR of the following questions, choosing TWO from each Group. ii) Each question carries FOUR marks. 4 × 4 = 16

GROUP - A

15) Describe the ecological and economic significance of forests
16) What are the problems faced by Indian agriculture?
17) Compare and contrast the coastal plains of East and West.
18) What are the favourable factors for the development of cotton textiles in and around Mumbai and Ahmedabad centres?

GROUP - B

19) Describe the role of banking and financial institutions in india.
20) What were the features of Indian economy during british period?
21) What are the merits and demerits of Indian five year plans ?
22) What are the factors causing regional imbalances ? Explain the indicators of regional disparities.

SECTION - IV

23) Mark the following on the outline map of India. 1 × 5 = 5

SET - A
1) Cochin port 2) Kolleru lake 3) Hiracud project 4) A place where spices are plentifully available 5) Railway line between Kolkata and Chennai (via) Visakhapatnam
OR
SET - B
1) Varanasi 2) K2 peak 3) Puduchcheri 4) 82 1/2 ο E longitude 5) NH4.

Part - B : Time: 30 Minutes - Marks - 15

Choose the correct answer and write the corresponding CAPITAL LETTER in the bracket. 10 × 1−2 = 5
1) Biggest State in India in terms of area- ( )
A) Rajasthan B) Madhya Pradesh C) Maharashtra D) UP
2) Older Alluvium in India is called- ( )
A) Babhar B) Khadar C) Terai D) Bhangar
3) The place which receives the highest rainfall- ( )
A) Shillong B) Masinram C) Cochin D) Trivendrum
4) These soils are deficient of free carbonates- ( )
A) Laterite B) Black Cotton C) Alluvial D) Red
5) The H.Q. of North Eastern Railway Zone is at- ( )
A) Gorakhpur B) Malegaon C) Dispur D) Itanagar
6) East India company captured political power in- ( )
A) 1600 AD B) 1757 AD C) 1700 AD D) 1657 AD
7) Income came through Labour and Work is called- ( )
A) Unearned Income B) Earned Income C) National Income D) Per Capita Income
8) This country has highest adult literacy rate- ( )
A) India B) Pakistan C) China D) Republic of Korea
9) 'Health for All' is now changed as- ( )
A) Rajiv Arogyasri B) Health for Under Previleged C) Health for Rich D) Rural Health Programme
10) 'Heavy Industry Strategy' was the main objective of- ( )
A) First Five Year Plan B) Second Five Year Plan C) Third Five year Plan D) None of the above

II. Fill in the blanks. 10 × 1−2 = 5

11) India gets bulk of its rainfall from -- monsoon.
12) -- Trees are well grown in Tidal forests.
13) -- states records the lowest density (in 2001).
14) Tanks are more in -- state in India.
15) The single largest item of Indian imports is --
16) The firms operating under the government are known as --
17) In -- unemployment the marginal productivity is zero or negative.
18) The life expectancy in India is -- years.
19) The present scheme to fulfil the housing needs is known as --
20) Achieving -- was the chief objective third Five Year Plan.

III. Match the following. 10 × 1−2 = 5

SET - A

GROUP - A : GROUP - B
21) Buckingham Canal ( ) a) Delhi
22) Silk Industry ( ) b) Tamilnadu
23) Cosmopolitan City ( ) c) Odisha
24) Heaven on the earth ( ) d) Speedy Transport
25) Paradeep ( ) e) Navigation
f) Andhra Pradesh
g) Karnataka
h) Srinagar

SET - B

GROUP - A : GROUP - B
26) Small land holdings ( ) a) Primary Sector
27) Plantations ( ) b) H.Y.V. Seeds
28) Green Revolution ( ) c) Industrialisation
29) Basic Industry ( ) d) Problem of Agriculture
30) Means of Communications ( ) e) Machine Tools
f) Tertiary Sector
g) Petroleum Products
h) Iron and Steel.

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