Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

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Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

Time: 2½ Hours
Total Score: 80 Marks


  • The first 15 minutes is the cool-off time. You may use the time to read the questions and plan your answers.
  • Answer all questions in PART – A. Answer any one from the questions given under each question number in PART – B.

Part – A

Answer all the questions

Question 1.
‘Who was the founder of the Indian National Army? (1)
Rashbihari Bose

Question 2.
Which of the following Iron and Steel Plant was established in collaboration with Russia in 1959?
a) Bhadravathi
b) Sundargarh
c) Dung
d) Bokaro

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

Question 3.
Which bank provides loans for exporting and importing products? (1)

Question 4.
Which of the following theory states that ‘State is the product of history.’ (1)
a) Divine Right Theory
b) Evolutionary theory
c) Social contract Theory
d) Power Theory
Evolutionary theory

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

Question 5.
Write the name of the Himalayan river that originates from Chema-yung dung glacier in Tibet. (1)

Question 6.
What are the obligatory functions of the government? (3)
Protection of Boundary Protection of Boundary .

  • Maintain internal peace
  • Protection of rights
  • Implementation of justice

Question 7.
How does study of sociology differ from creative writing? (3)
Creative writing :

  • Writing is based on imagination and creativity
  • Social events are depicted on aesthetic realms
  • The goal of creative writing is appreciation Study of sociology
  • Social issues/subjects are analysed scientifically
  • Social conditions are analysed on the basis of cause-effect relationship society is objectively analysed.

Question 8.
What are the characteristics of Himachal? (3)
Situated to the south of the Himadri. Average altitude is 3000 mtrs. The hill stations like Shimla, Darjeeling, etc. are situated in the southern slopes of this range.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

Question 9.
List any three precautions to be taken while using the ATM. (3)
Make sure that no one is at the counter. Do not share the ATM PIN. Assure the balance amount on receiving the receipt of money withdrawal. Do not carelessly throw away the receipt.

Question 10.
What are the geographical requirement for the cultivation of Tea? (3)
Hill slopes having an annual rainfall range of 200 to 250 cm and 25° to 30° Celsius of temperature are most favourable for tea plantations. Well drained soil rich in humus content is required for this plantation crop.

Question 11.
Newspapers functioned with the aims to create public awareness during the freedom struggle. Substantiate. (4)
Disseminated information on massacres, repressive rule motivated the people to protest against British rules. Created public awareness on economic exploitation. Popularised reformative movements. Kept abreast of the global agitation. Reported calamities (any four)

Question 12.
What were the features Permanent Land Revenue settlement? (4)
Zamindar collected tax. Zamindar was the owner. Actual farmers were tenants. 60% of the yield was paid as tax. tax was collected even during poor yield (any three)

Question 13.
Which was the last popular protest against the British under the leadership of Gandhiji? What were the factors that favoured that movement? (4)
Quit India movement. British reluctance to implement constitutional reforms. Public disgust with price hike and famine. The assumption that the British would be defeated in the 2nd World War.

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Question 14.
What are the objectives of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan? (4)
To ensure universal education to all up to higher secondary level

  • To ensure quality and equity
  • To promote the vocational education strengthen to the teacher training institutes like SCERT/DIET

Question 15.
Mark and label the given Geo – information on the outline map of India provided. (4)
a) Godavari
b) Chota nagpur Plateau
c) Kandla Port
d) Delhi
For marking the places correctly.

Part – B

Question 16.
Examine the role of Sree Narayana Guru as a social reformer. (3)
Write the name of the commission appointed in Independent India to study about higher education in India? What were the major recommendations?
The consecration of the idol of lord Shiva at Aruvippuram by Sri Narayana Guru in 1888 caused the rise of new insights in the social sphere. Consequently, the lower caste people gained right to perform the poojas and temple rituals. In front of the Aruvippuram temple, Sri Narayana Guru inscribed: “ It is a model place where people live without caste disparity or religious aversion, but with fraternity”. Guru gave importance to education and started schools and libraries along with temples. He wished to “enlighten through education and strengthen by union”.


Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Commission :

  • Start professional education educational institutions
  • Give emphasis to women education
  • Form the Univesity Grants Commission (UGC)

Question 17.
What is known as Utharayanam? (3)
Explain the occurrence of mountain breeze and valley breeze.
Following the winter solstice, the Sun sets its northward apparent movement from Tropic of Capricorn (231/2°S) and it culminates on Tropic of Cancer (231/2°N) on 21 June. This northward apparent movement of the Sun from Tropic of Capricorn to Tropic of Cancer is termed as ‘Utharayanam’. The duration of day in the northern hemisphere gradually, increases during this period.


During the day time the air above the mountains gets heated and rises up. As a result, the wind blows upslope from the valley with relatively lower temperature. This is known as valley breeze.
During night the air in the mountainous regions cools due to the intense cold conditions in that region. As cool air is dense, it blows towards the valley. This is known as mountain breeze.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

Question 18.
What is Malayali Memorial? (3)
Prepare a note on the linguistic reorganisation of states.
InTravancore, political agitations started in 1891 with the Malayan Memorial. Under the leadership of Barrister G.P. Pillai, a memorandum was submitted to the King signed by more than ten thousand people seeking proportionate representation for the people of Travancore in government jobs. This mass representation is known as the Malayan Memorial.


There were demands from different parts of India for the formation of states on the basis of language. In ‘1920 the Nagpur session of the Indian National Congress resolved to form its state committees on the basis of language. After independence, people agitated for the formation of states along linguistic lines. The Government of India formed a Commission to reorganise Indian states on the basis of languages, with Fazl Ali as Chairman and H.N. Kunzru and K.M.Panikkar, a Keralite, as members.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

Question 19.
Write the colours used to represent the following features on a toposheet. (4)

Features Colours
Agricultural lands
Railway lines
Rivers (Perinial)

Explain the drawback of aerial remote sensing.

Features Colours
Fort Red
Agricultural lands Yellow
Railway lines Black
Rivers (Perinial) Blue
  • Thd shaking of aircraft affects the quality of photos.
  • It is not praptical to take photographs of regions that are vast and extensive.
  • The aircraft require open space for take-off and landing.
  • Landing the aircraft frequently for refuelling increases the cost.

Question 20.
Family plays a major role in fostering civic consciousness. Elucidate. (4)
E-governance is the use of electronic technology in administration. List down its merits.

  • Learn to respect elders.
  • Develops service mentality
  • Maintains a sense of responsibility
  • Inspiration and encouragement


  • Need not to wait in government offices.
  • Can receive services with the help of information technology.
  • Government Services offered speedily without less expenses.
  • Efficiency of the offices and quality of the services getenhanced.

Question 21.
What are the rights of the consumer according to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986?
What are the major responsibilities of the GST council?
The right to be protected against the marketing of goods and services which are hazardous to life and property.

  • The right to be informed about the quality related aspects of goods and services.
  • The right to have access to goods and services at fair prices.
  • The right to be heard and to seek redressal at appropriate forums.
  • The right to consumer education.


  • Taxes, cess and surcharges that are to be merged into GST.
  • The goods and services that are to be brought under GST.
  • Determining GST rates.
  • The time frame for including the excluded items into GST.
  • Determining the tax exemption limit on the basis of total turnover.

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Question 22.
Prepare a note on Lokpal and Lokayukta.
How can we overcome the challenges faced by civic consciousness?
Lokpal and Lokayukta are institutions constituted to prevent corruption at administrative, bureaucratic and political levels. The institution constituted at the national level to prevent corruption is Lokpal. Lokpal has the power to register cases on issues of corruption against employees and public workers and can suggest necessary actions. Lokayukta is the institution constituted at the state level to hear the corruption cases.


  • Eaph one should evaluate his activities critically.
  • Should work for one’s interest without going against public interest.
  • Be the change which you expect from others.
  • Equal weight should be given to both rights and duties.
  • Individuals should act democratically and tolerably.

Question 23.
List down and explain any four non- tax revenue of Jheigovemment.
Explain the structure and functioning of the State Consumer Redressal Forum.
Fees Fines and penalties Grants Fees is the reward collected for the government’s services. Fines and penalties are punishments for violating the laws. Grants are the financial aid provided by one government or organisations for meeting a specific objective. Interest Government receive interest for loans given to various enterprises, agencies and countries. Profit is the net income received from the enterprises operated by the government.


Functions at state level – president and two members – at least one woman member – state government has the right to appoint more members. Verdicts are given on consumer disputes where compensation claimed is above Rs. 20 lakhs but upto rupees one crore.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

Answer any question (1 x 5 = 5)

Question 24.
Prepare a note on the reasons for the occurrence of the seasons and the features of seasons experienced -in India.
With the help of a diagram describe the global pressure belts.
As a result of the apparent movement of the sun between Tropic of Cancer (23 1/2°N) and Tropic of Capricorn (23 1/2°S), the different seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter – get repeated in a cyclic manner.

The Northern Hemisphere generally experiences spring season between 21 March and 21 June. The southward apparent movement of the Sun begins from 21 June and again reaches vertically above the Equator on 23 September. Summer season is experienced in the Northern Hemisphere during this period. The Sun continues its southward apparent shift from the Equator from 23 September and reaches vertically above Tropic of Capricorn (231/2°S) on 22 December. It is autumn season in the Northern Hemisphere from 23 September to 22 December. The northward apparent shift of the Sun begins by 22 December and again reaches vertically above the Equator on 21 March. This period marks the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere.


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Equatorial low pressure belt: This is the zone where the sun’s rays fall vertically throughout the year. The equatorial low pressure belt is situated between 5° North and South latitudes.

Sub-tropical high pressure belt 30°N and S.
The hot air ascending from the equatorial low pressure belt cools gradually and subsides at the sub-tropical zone due to the rotation of the Earth.

Subpolar low pressure belt. As this zone is close to the Pole, the air is colder here. Though the cold air remains close to the Earthy the air is thrown away due to the rotation of the earth. As a result, low pressure is experienced all along the subpolar region.

Polar high pressure belt. This zone experiences severe cold throughout the year. As a result, the air remains chilled under the extreme cold that prevails over the Poles, and this contributes to the steady high pressure experienced here.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 2 English Medium

Answer any 1 question (1 x 6 = 6)

Question 25.
French Revolution had far-reaching impacts. Substantiate.
With suitable examples, explain the movements based on aggressive nationalism which became an ‘ important cause of the First World War.
Stimulated the later revolutions in the world.
Paved the way for the end of feudal system in Europe.
Proclaimed that nation is not merely a region.
Contributed the concept of people’s sovereignty.
Led to the emergence of nationalism.
Helped the growth of the middle class.
Threatened the autocratic rulers in Europe.


For explaining: Pan-Slav Movement Russia wanted to unite the Slavic people of Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, etc. in Eastern Europe under her leadership. For this the Pan-Slav Movement was formed with the help of Russia. Pan-German Movement. To establish its dominance in Central Europe and Balkan Provinces, Germany planned to unite the Teutonic people. This Pan-German movement came into being under the leadership of Germany. Revenge Movement. In 1871, Germany occupied Alsace Lorraine, the territories that were under the control of France. To regain these territories, the Revenge Movement was formed under the leadership of France.