CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Papers 2020
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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Papers 2020: CBSE has released the sample papers of CBSE 10th Social science 2020 online on its official website Students can check the latest question paper pattern and marking scheme by solving the CBSE sample papers 2020 class 10 social science. These sample papers of CBSE 10th class social science contains question from History, Geography, Civics and Economics. Students have a handful of days to prepare for Social science paper, hence, solve the as many CBSE Class 10 Social Science sample papers 2020 and previous year's papers you can. CBSE Class 10 exam 2020 will commence from February 15, 2020. In this article, students can get more information about how to download CBSE 201th 2020 Social science sample papers, what are its benefits, marking scheme of examination and some important preparation tips.
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How to download CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Papers 2020?

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CBSE Class 10th Social Science sample papers 2019-20

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CBSE Social Science Sample Paper 2017 for Class 10

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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Papers 2015

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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Papers 2020- Marking Scheme

CBSE 10th Social Science question paper comprise of 35 questions. Below is the CBSE 10th exam pattern


Number of Questions

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

A – Objective Type Questions

20 (1-20)


20×1 = 20

B – Short Answer Type Questions

8 (21-28)


8×3 = 24

C – Long Answer Type Question

6 (29-34)


6×5 = 30

C – Map Based Questions

2 (35a and 35b)


2+4 = 6

CBSE Sample Papers 2020 Class 10 Social Science- Important Topics

Important Topics of History



1. Nationalism in India

  • The Rowlatt Act and the Non-Cooperation Movement

  • The salt march, Civil Disobedience Movement and the participation of various communities in it

  • The sense of collective belonging

2. The Making of a Global World

  • Corn laws and the role of technology in shaping the modern world

  • Indentured labourers

  • Mass production in the US in the 1920s

  • The Great Depression of 1929 and its impact on India

  • The Bretton Woods Institutions

Important Topics of Geography



Resources and Development

  • Classification of resources

  • Degradation and conservation of land resources

  • Characteristics of each soil type

  • Soil erosion and conservation

  • Resource planning and sustainable development


  • Features of primitive subsistence farming, intensive subsistence farming, commercial farming

  • Climatic conditions required for the growth of rice and wheat crop in India

  • Growth of tea, coffee, jute and cotton in India

  • Technological and institutional reforms

Important Topics of Civics




  • Key features of federalism

  • What makes India a federal country

  • Decentralisation in India

Democracy and Diversity

  • Overlapping and cross cutting social differences

  • Crucial factors in deciding the outcome of the politics of social divisions

Important Topics of Economic

Money and Credit

  • Modern forms of money

  • Money as a medium of exchange

  • Formal sources of credit in India

  • Self Help Groups

Globalisation and the Indian Economy

  • Meaning of globalisation

  • Reasons for MNCs setting up their businesses in India

  • Advantages and limitation of globalisation on the Indian economy

How CBSE 10th Social Science Sample Papers 2020 will be useful?

  • The student appearing in CBSE class 10th exam will face the board exams for the first time, hence it is quite obvious to have examination fear. This can be easily overcome by practicing sample papers. As these sample papers are designed as per the latest CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020, so practicing them will make students mentally prepare for the real exam.

  • Through CBSE sample papers 2020 class 10 Social Science, students can easily get familiar with the examination pattern, type of questions that will be asked and difficulty level of questions.

  • After attempting CBSE Class 10 Social science sample papers along with CBSE Class 10 Question Papers, it will be easier for students to remember concepts, facts, events, etc.

  • While practicing from CBSE Class 10 Social science sample papers 2020, students will get a clear idea about how to frame answers. With continuous practice, students can also write a good answer in their own words.

How to prepare for CBSE Class 10 Social Science Exam 2020?

Social science is a tricky subject as they do not test the problem-solving skills of students rather it tests the learning of students by asking terminology, dates, facts, and figures. The preparation of CBSE 10th Social Science can be made simpler by the below-given tips:

  • Knowing the syllabus is a prerequisite before starting preparation. So read the complete CBSE Class 10th syllabus before starting the preparation. Also, go through the exam pattern, and decide how much a time topic requires.

  • Make the study plan and distribute the timings for each subject wisely.

  • Make handwritten notes and highlight the important facts in the textbook.

  • History is a subject of dates and events. Make a flowchart to remember the dates easily and for a longer duration. Similarly, students can prepare for these CBSE Class 10 Social Science sample papers 2020.

  • While writing answers of CBSE sample papers 2020 class 10 Social Science, first write short points and then elaborate on those points. This will help you to fetch good marks.

  • In the Geography section, learn with the help of maps and diagrams. Map practice is a must and students should dedicate half an hour daily to practice maps. Check CBSE Class 10 Social science sample papers 2020, to know which type of map-based questions will be asked in the examination.

  • Major portion of Social science is all about facts and figures, hence one needs to revise the chapters at regular intervals.

  • Practice CBSE sample papers 2020 class 10 Social Science regularly. It will help in keeping a check on speed and writing skills.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Papers 2020

Question: How many map related question will be there in CBSE 10th social science paper?


There will be 2 map questions of 6 marks in the question papers.

Question: What is the best way to answer the questions in CBSE 10th social science exam?


Students are suggested to write answers in points while solving the paper. The answers should be to the point and highlight the important facts.

Question: How many sample papers should I solve before exam?


Students should solve as many sample papers they can to get details of every possible question.

Question: Which is the best time to solve sample papers?


Students should solve the sample papers after completing the syllabus to know their preparation level.

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I want preparatory 1st science question paper of 10th class

Hrisheekesh Singh 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Smitha,

You should carry forward your preparation of class 10th science exam in the following steps:-

1. Read a particular chapter through NCERT thoroughly.

2. Try solving the in-chapter exercises.

3. Memorize the formulae or equations orally.

4. Try writing those formulae and equations again and again.

5. Make notes of the chapter.

6. Try solving the end chapter exercises.

7. Keep revising your notes again and again to increase your remembering ability. Keep rewriting the formulae and equations also.

8. Be confident during the exam.

I hope this helps you,

Good Luck for your exam


what is the exam timing. Does CBSE pass all the student of class 10

Vikas gehlot 28th Jan, 2020

10 CBSE exam for class 10th will commence at 10:30 a.m.. the answer booklet will be distributed at 10:00 a.m.. question paper will be given at 10:15 and a 15 minute time will be provided to navigate the question paper once the clock ticks at 10:30 you will be allowed to write the answer.


I have studied commerce in class 11th CBSE but changed to PCB in 12th NIOS board. Will I be eligible for NEET or BPT?

AnkiT KunwaR 26th Jan, 2020
Hello Antraa,

Yes, this is very good news for you because NIOS candidates are eligible for NEET.Eaely there was restrictions for NIOS candidates but from 2019 the SC(Supreme Court) has put a stay on order that stops NIOS candidates from appearing in NEET Exam.
So, you can apply fir NEET 2020.

But for BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) a candidate needs to have done HSE (10+2) or equivalent from a recognized university.He/She should have pursued science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects securing a minimum aggregate score of 50%(General) or equivalent CGPA whereas (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

I hope this helps.

is 75%attendence is important?

ayush mishra 9th Jan, 2020

Hello Prabhjot!

The attendance criteria is strict and is followed in most cases in almost all the schools in the country. Since you have not completely specified your condition, I assume you are asking about Class 10 or 12 attendance regulations and in that case, CBSE and all other education boards have strict regulations, so you should not fiddle with them in ideal cases. However, if you have any medical or any other unavoidable circumstance, then you should contact higher authorities for help.


cbse class 10th school leaving certificate and migration certificate will required during neet counseling

chandra keerthi pothina 15th Dec, 2019

hey sejal

While reporting to the allotted college, candidates must submit the original copy of the required documents which can be are listed below-

  • NEET 2020 Admit Card

  • NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter

  • Class 10 certificate and mark sheet (for date of birth)

  • Class 12 certificate and mark sheet

  • ID proof (Aadhar/PAN Card/Driving License/Passport)

  • Eight passport size photographs

  • Provisional Allotment Letter

  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)

  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)

so you do not need to carry migration certificate

hope this helped

all the best

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