Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

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Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium


  • 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.

Time: 2½ Hours
Total Score: 80 Marks

Part – A

Answer all the questions

Question 1.
Which session of the Indian National Congress declared that the ultimate aim of Indian freedom struggle was to attain compjete-freedom. (Poorna Swaraj? (1)
a) Nagpur session
b) Payyannur session
c) Lahore session
d) Bombay session.
c) Lahore session

Question 2.
Which of the following was the first Iron and Steel Plant established in South India? (1)
a) Durg
b) Bhadravathi
c) Durgapur
d) Jamshedpur
b) Bhadravathi

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

Question 3.
Which bank provides help to establish new small scale industries and to modernise existing industries? (1)

Question 4.
Which of the following theory states that ‘State is the creation of God. (1)
a) Divine Right Ttheory
b) Evolutionary Theory
c) Social Contract Theory
d) Power Theory
a) Divine Right Ttheory

Question 5.
From where does River Kaveri originate? (1)
Brahamgiri hills

Question 6.
What are the discretionary functions of the State? (3)
Protection of health Provide educational facilities Implement welfare programmes Provide transportation facilities

Question 7.
What is case study? What are its features? (3)
In-depth study on rare and different social phenomena and problems. Exact and comprehensive. Used for colecting data.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

Question 8.
What are the characteristics of Himadri ? (3)
The highest mountain range average altitude is 6000 meters. Origin of the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra has a number of peaks above 8000 meters,

Question 9.
Electronic banking (E-Banking) has many merits. Explain. (3)
Money can be sent and bills can be paid anywhere in the world from home. Save time. Low service charge.

Question 10.
The city of Mumbai is often termed as ‘Cottonopolis’. Elucidate. (3)
Easy availability of raw materials cheap availability of power. Export and import possibilities of the Mumbai port. Fresh water availability. Huan resource availability.

Question 11.
Literary works produced during freedom struggle played a major role in creating nationalism. Substantiate. (4)
Protest against the British rule as well as social evils. Writers illustrated the agonies and atrocities faced by the people, The readers in other parts experienced the sorrows as their own. People shared the sentiments. Developed the spirit of patriotism.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

Question 12.
Textile industry was a leading village industry that declined due to the British interference. Substantiate. (4)
Starting of Railways. Competition of mill clothes. Shortage of raw materials. Heavy tax imposed on Indian textiles.

Question 13.
List down the results of early struggles took up by Gandhiji in India. (4)
Popularised his ideologies and method of protest his methods of protest attraced ten laymen to the movement. City centric national movement spread to rural areas Gandhiji became a national leader acceptable to all strata of the society.

Question 14.
Education helps in thfe development of a country. Substantiate. (4)
Improves the skills of the individuals Betters the technological know-how helps to secure better job and income Improves the standard of living.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

Question 15.
Mark and label the given Geo – information on the outline map of India provided. (4)
a) Narmada
b) Aravally Ranges
c) Visakhapatnam
d) Malabar coast
For marking correctly.

Part – B

Question 16.
Prepare a short note on Panchasheel principles. (3)
By the end of the 18th Century whole of Kerala came under the British rule. Elucidate.
Signed between India and China Signed by Nehru and Chou En Lai. Signed in 1954.


Sreerangapattanam Treaty of 1792 Mysore under British. Kochi Raja accepted supremacy in 1792. Treaty of 1795 Travancore care under the British.

Question 17.
Write a short note on the summer season ih the northern hemsiphere. (3)
How do land breeze and sea breeze occur?
For Explaining the features of summer season.


For explaining land breeze and sea breeze.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

Question 18.
Integration of Princely states was a major challenge faced by independent India. Elucidate. (3)
Prepare a note on Vaikam Satyagraha.
Sardar Patel, V P Menon. The Treaty of Accession. For explaining.

Question 19.
Some signs and symbols used on a toposheet are given below. Identify and write them in the corresponding column. (4)
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Some features of the synchronous satellite and Geostationary satellites are given. Arrange them accordingly.
a) Positioned at a height of 1000 km
b) Positioned at a height of 36000 km
c) Data colletion of a particular region is possible
d) Repetitive data collection is possible
e) Used for telecommunication
f) Used for the data collection of ground water, etc.
h) IRS
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For explaining T K Madhavan, Mannam, Savarnajatha.
a) Metalled Road
b) Unmetalled Road
c) Footpath
d) Cart track


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Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

Question 20.
Media plays an important role in fostering civic consciousness. Explain. (4)
Compare the features of All India Service and State Service with one example each.
Media influence the society. Information reach the masses through the media. Judicious and objective information lead to the formation of creative ideas. Should be independent. Information should be evaluvated critically.


Recruits at national level. Appoints in state or central service IAS,IPS, etc. Recruits at state level. Appoints in state service. Sales tax officer.

Question 21.
Apart from, the Consumer Protection Act 1986, list down some of the important acts implemented for the protection of the interest of the consumer. (4)
What is fiscal policy? List down the goals of the fiscal policy.
Sale of Goods Act, 1930 It ensures that the prescribed conditions of sale are met while purchasing products. Agriculture Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937 This Act is meant for determining the standard of agricultural products.

Essential Commodities Act, 1955 This Act protects the consumers from supernormal profit, hoarding, black marketing, etc.
Weights and Measures Act, 1976 This Act is helpful in preventing cheating in weights and measures.


Governments policy regarding public revenue, public expenditure and public debt. Attain economic stability. Create employment opportunities. Control unnecessary expenditure.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

Question 22.
Prepare a short note on Right to Service. (4)
Social science learning can be utilised for the formulation of civic consciousness. Explain.
Law which ensures service, to people. Determine the time limit for each services. If the service is not given within the specific period, the responsible employee should pay a fine. An officer is appointed to give guidence and proper help to the applicants.


Equips the indviduals to respect diversity and to behave with tolerance. Helps to understand the different contexts of political social economic and environmental problems. Eqd’ps the individuals to suggest comprehensive solutions. Disseminate the message of peace and co-operation inihe society. Makes the individuals civic conscious.

Question 23.
What are the reasons for the increase in India’s public debt? (4)
List down the ways in which consumers are empowered through consumer education.
Increased defence expenditure. Increase in population, Social welfare activities. Developmental activities.


Helps to consUyme sensibly. Helps to acquire information regarding products and šervices. Enable the consuer to make the right choice. Make the consumer aware of his rights. Makes them capable in intervening in consumer disputes.

Kerala SSLC Social Science Model Question Paper 3 English Medium

Answer any 1 question (1 x 5 = 5)

Question 24.
Prepare notes on the following.
a) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
b) International Date Line
c) Standard Time
d) Indian standard time
Prepare a note on the South west monsoon
0° longitude is known as Greenwich meridian. Time is calculated world wide based on this. 180°longitude is called Inter National Date Line. There is 24 hour difference between either side of the IDL. The time observed at the standard meridian of a country is known as standard tie. The tie observed at 83 ‘A °E longitude is the standard time of India


Sun’s rays fall vertically to the North of the Equator during certain months due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis. This leads to an increase in temperature along the region through which Tropic of Cancer passes. The pressure belts also shift slightly northwards in accordance with this. The southeast trade winds also cross the equator and moves towards the north as the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) moves northwards during the summer in the northern hemisphere. As the trade winds cross the Equator they get deflected and are transformed into southwest monsoon winds due to the Coriolis Effect. The low pressure formed over the land due to the intense day temperature attracts these sea winds and further contributes to the formation of the southwest ’ monsoon winds. Asa result of the formation of South West monsoon.

Answer any 1 question (1 x 6 = 6)

Question 25.
Racial discrimination towards the people was a common policy adopted by the Portuguese and the Spansih in Latin America. Substantiate.
Examine the reasons for the disintegration of Soviet Union.
The Spanish and Portuguese propagated their language, religions and customs. They build houses and Churches in Spanish style, several schools were established for imparting Spanish system of education. The Spanish farming methods and crops were introduced. New diseases spread from Europeans to the Latin Americans. Racial discrimination was enforced towards the natives in all walks of life. They looted the resources and wealth of the Latin American people. Enslaved the natives to work.


  • The administrative measures of Mikhail Gorbachev (Glasnostand Perestroika)
  • Deviation from the basic principles of socialism
  • Corruption and inefficiency of the bureaucracy.
  • Failure in bringing about changes in economic sector
  • With the resignation of Gorbachev as President in 1991, Soviet Union formally ceased to exist.
  • Naturally, this ended cold war.

The disintegration of the Soviet Union had a wide impact on international relations.