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CBSE Question Paper 2016 class 10 Social Science

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CBSE Question Paper 2016 class 10 Social Science conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2016. CBSE previous year question papers with solution are available in myCBSEguide mobile app and cbse guide website. The Best CBSE App for students and teachers is myCBSEguide which provides complete study material and practice papers to cbse schools in India and abroad.

Question Paper 2016 class 10 Social Science 

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CBSE Question Paper 2016 class 10 Social Science

Class 10 Social Science list of chapters


  1. Development
  2. Sector of Indian Economy
  3. Money and Credit
  4. Globalization of Indian Sector
  5. Consumer Rights


  1. Resources and Development
  2. Forest and Wildlife Resources
  3. Water Resources
  4. Agriculture
  5. Minerals and Energy Resources
  6. Manufacturing Industries
  7. Lifelines of National Economy


  1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe
  2. The Nationalist Movement in Indo China
  3. Nationalism in India
  4. The Making of a Global World
  5. The Age of Industrialisation
  6. Work Life and Leisure
  7. Print Culture and The Modern World
  8. Novels Society and History


  1. Power Sharing
  2. Federalism
  3. Democracy and Diversity
  4. Gender Religion Caste
  5. Popular Struggle and Movements
  6. Political Parties
  7. Outcomes of Democracy

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General Instructions :
(i) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Marks are indicated against each question.
(iii) Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short answer questions. Each question carries 1 mark.
(iv) Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v) Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
(vi) Question number 29 to 30 are map questions of 3 marks each from History and Geography both. After completion attach the map inside your answer-book.

Q1 What was the main aim of revolutionaries of Europe during the years following 1815?
What were the two bases of colonial economy in Vietnam?

Q2 How do minerals occur in sedimentary rocks?

Q3 Which organisation led the protest against water privatisation in Bolivia?

Q4 Differentiate between investment and foreign investment.

Q5 Suppose you have to buy a packed bottle for drinking water in your journey. Which logo will you like to see to be sure about its quality?

Q6 How are issue specific movements different from generic movements?

Q7 Name any one political party that has national level political organisation but not recognised as the national political party.

Q8 Compare formal sector loans with informal sector of loans regarding interest only.

Q9 “The textile industry is the only industry in the country which is self-reliant and complete in the value chain.” Justify the statement.

Q10 What is meant by a ‘national political party’? State the conditions required to be a national political party.

Q11 What are sectional interest groups? Describe their functioning.

Q12 “The credit activities of the informal sector should be discouraged.” Support the statement with arguments.

Q13 “Efficient means of transport are pre-requisites for the fast development.” Express your views in favour of this statement.

Q14 How had the female figures become an allegory of the nation during nineteenth century in Europe? Analyse.
How did nationalism emerge in Vietnam through the efforts of different sections of society to fight against the French? Analyse.

Q15 Who had designed the ‘swaraj flag’ by 1921? Explain the main features of this ‘swaraj flag.’

Q16 “The Civil Disobedience Movement was different from the Non-Cooperation Movement.” Support the statement with examples.

Q17 “Nearly every one of the state parties wants to get an opportunity to be a part of one or the other national level coalition.” Support the statement with arguments.

Q18 “Consumer awareness is essential to avoid exploitation in the market place.” Support the statement.

Q19 “Globalisation and greater competition among producers has been of advantage to consumers.” Justify the statement with examples.

Q20 Classify industries on the basis of capital investment. How are they different from one another? Explain with examples.

Q21 Describe the vital and positive role of credit with examples.

Q22 How did a variety of cultural processes play an important role in making of nationalism in India? Explain with examples.

Q23 What is trade? Explain the importance of international trade.

Q24 What is globalisation? Describe the role of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in promoting globalisation process.

Q25 “Democracy is a better form of government than any other form of government.” Analyse the statement with arguments.

Q26 “The economic strength of a country is measured by the development of manufacturing industries.” Support the statement with arguments.

Q27 “Pressure groups and movements exert influence on politics in different ways.” Support the statement with suitable examples.

Q28 Analyse the measures and practices introduced by the French revolutionaries to create a sense of collective identity amongst the French people.


“U.S. entry into the war in Vietnam marked a new phase that proved costly to Vietnamese as well as to the Americans.” Analyse the statement.

Q29 Three features A, B and C 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 in the map :
A. The place where the Indian National Congress Session was held.
B. The place associated with peasant’s satyagraha.
C. The city associated with the Jallianwala Bagh incident.

Q30 On the given political outline map of India locate and label the following with appropriate symbols :
A. Ankleshwar – Oilfield
B. Durgapur – Iron and steel plant
C. Tuticorin – Major seaport

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