CBSE Sample Papers for Post-Mid Term Exam Class 9 Social Science – Paper 1

Periodic Assessment 1

Suggested Syllabus

Unit 1 : India and the Contemporary World – I (20 Marks)
Sub-unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies and Societies :
The themes in this section will focus on how different social groups grapple with the changes in the contemporary world and how these changes affect their lives.
Any one theme of the following :

  1. Forest Society and Colonialism :
    (a) Relationship between forests and livelihoods.
    (b) Changes in forest societies under colonialism.
    Case studies : Focus on two forest movements — one in colonial India (Bastar) and one in Indonesia. (Chapter 4)
  2. Pastoralists in the Modern World :
    (a) Pastoralism as a way of life.
    (b) Different forms of pastoralism.
    (c) What happens to pastoralism under colonialism and modern states?
    Case studies : Focus on two pastoral groups, one from Africa and one from India. (Chapter 5)
  3. Peasants and Farmers :
    (a) Histories of the emergence of different forms of farming and peasant societies.
    (b) Changes within rural economies in the modern world.
    Case studies : Focus on contrasting forms of rural change and different forms of rural societies (expansion of large-scale wheat and cotton farming in USA, rural economy and the Agricultural Revolution in England, and small peasant production in colonial India) (Chapter 6)

Unit 2 : Contemporary India – I (20 Marks)

  1. Natural Vegetation and Wildlife : Vegetation types, distribution as well as altitudinal variation, need for conservation and various measures. Major species, their distribution, need for conservation and various measures.
  2. Population : Size, distribution, age-sex composition, population change — migration as a determinant of population change, literacy, health, occupational structure and national population policy : adolescents as under-served population group with special needs. (Chapter 6)
    [Note : Data of pg.53, 54 is to be updated by the teacher in the Textbook NCERT, Class IX Geography.]

Map Work
Vegetation Types : Tropical Evergreen Forest, Tropical Deciduous Forest, Thorn Forest, Montane
Forests and Mangrove Forests (For identification only)
National Parks                           : Corbett, Kaziranga, Ranthambor, Shivpuri, Kanha, Simlipal and Manas
Bird Sanctuaries           : Bharatpur and Ranganathittu
Wild Life Sanctuaries : Sariska, Mudumalai, Rajaji, Dachigam (Location and Labelling)
Chapter 6: POPULATION (location and labelling)
The state having highest and lowest density of population.
The state having highest and lowest sex ratio.
Largest and smallest state according to area.

Unit 3 : Democratic Politics – I (20 Marks)

  1. Working of Institutions : How is the country governed? What does Parliament do in our democracy? What is the role of the President of India, the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers? How do these relate to one another? (Chapter 5)
  2. Democratic Rights : Why do we need rights in a constitution? What are the Fundamental Rights enjoyed by the citizen under the Indian constitution? How does the judiciary protect the Fundamental Rights of the citizen? How is the independence of the judiciary ensured? (Chapter 6)

Unit 4 : Economics (20 Marks)

  1. Food Security in India : Source of foodgrains, variety across the nation, famines in the past, the need for self-sufficiency, role of government in food security, procurement of foodgrains, overflowing of granaries and people without food, public distribution system, role of cooperatives in food security (foodgrains, milk and vegetables ration shops, cooperative shops, two-three examples as case studies) (Chapter 4)
    [Note : Current status of PDS mentioned in NCERT class IX Economics to be deleted.
    (pg no. 49-51)]

Sample Paper 1

1.A. Where was the Imperial Forest Research Institute set up? [1]


1.B. Gujjar Bakarwals are pastoralists belonging to which region?


l.C. To balance their trade, which commodity did the British decide to sell in China?

2. Name two important trees of Tropical rainforest. [1]

3. Which is the natural habitat of the Indian lion? [1]

4. Which is the most populous state of India? [1]

5. Which state has the lowest population? [1]

6. Apart from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha who else constitutes the Parliament? [1]

7. In which state of India the most devastating famine occurred in 1943? [1]

8.A. Why were the people of Bastar dissatisfied with the forest policies of the British? [3]


8.B. How did the pastoralists cope with the changes in production during the colonial period?


8.C. Discuss why the British Parliament passed the Enclosure Acts.

9. Describe the global influence of the Russian Revolution. [3]

10. ‘Nazi ideology was synonymous with Hitler’s world view.’ Explain. [3]

11. Why has India a rich heritage of flora and fauna? [3]

12. Give a brief account of the hot weather season in India. [3]

13. Why are political institutions important? Give any three points. [3]

14. Mention three differences between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. [3]

15. “The right to freedom is a cluster of six rights.”Explain. [3]

16. When is food security ensured? [3]

17. Differentiate between seasonal hunger and chronic hunger. [3]

18. Discuss any three measures to reduce poverty in India. [3]

19.A.   How did the new forest laws affect the forest dwellers? [5]


19.B. Give any four reasons to explain why Maasai community lost their grazing land?


19.C. Explain the factors which led to the enclosures in England.

20.A. Where is Bastar located? Discuss its history and its people. [5]


20.B. Explain any four laws which were introduced by the colonial government in India which changed the lives of pastoralists.


20.C. “Seen from the east coast, America seemed to be the land of promise.”Explain.

21. Describe the major vegetation types found in the Himalayas. [5]

22. Describe any four constitutional provisions for making judiciary independent. [5]

23. Explain what is meant by the ‘Right to Constitutional Remedies.’ [5]

24. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the Green Revolution. [5]

25. What are the major functions of the Food Corporation of India? [5]

26. Locate and label the following on the given outline political map of India. [ ½+ ½= 1]
(i) Corbett National Park                                 (ii) Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
P M1-26

27. Locate and label the following on the same outline political map of India.     [ ½ + ½ = 1]
(i)   Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
(ii) Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary

28. Three features A, B and C are marked on the given outline political map of India. Identify these features
with the help of the given information and write their correct names on the map. [3]
(A) A natural vegetation                                                                         (B) A natural vegetation                                           (C) A natural vegetation
P M1-28

Note : The following questions are for the blind candidates only in lieu of question numbers 26, 27 and 28.     [5]

(28.1) In which state is Corbett National Park situated?

(28.2) In which state is Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary located?

(28.3) Name the state having the highest population.

(28.4) Name the state having the lowest density of population.

(28.5) Name the largest state according to area.

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