History And Civics 2012 Solved Paper Previous Year Question ICSE

History And Civics 2012 Solved Paper Previous Year Question 

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History And Civics 2012 Solved Paper Previous Year Question

(Two Hours)


Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.

You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.

This time is to be spent in reading the Question Paper.

The time given at the head of this paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.

Attempt all questions from Section I and any four questions from Section II.

The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

ICSE History And Civics 2012 Previous Year Paper  (Solved)

Section -1 (40 Marks)

(Attempt All questions from this section

Question 1:

(a)  Name the law making body of the Union Government. [1]
(b) What is the difference in the term of office between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha ? [1]
(c) Name the bill which cannot originate in the Rajya Sabha. [1]
(d) What is a bicameral legislature ? Name any one state that has a bicameral legislature. [1]
(e) Who settles disputes arising in connection with the election of the President of India ? [1]
(f) Which body formulates the foreign policy of India ? [1]
(g) Mr. Ajayveer Singh is a member of the Lok Sabha. Can he be appointed as a Governor of a State ? If so, under what criterion ? [1]
(h) Who presides over the meetings of the state cabinet ? [1]
(i) What is the tenure of a Judge of the Supreme Court ? [1]
(j) How does the High Court protect the Fundamental Rights of individuals ? [1]


Answer 1 :

(a) Legislature
(b) The term of office of Lok Sabha is five years whereas of Rajya Sabha is six years.
(c) Money Bill
(d) Answer has not given due to out of present syllabus.
(e) Supreme Court
(f) The Cabinet or council of minister, along with the Prime Minister.
(g) Answer has not given due to out of present syllabus.
(h) Answer has not given due to out of present syllabus.
(i) 65 years.
(j) High Court protect the fundamental rights of individuals under Appellate Jurisdiction.

Question 2:

(a) What was Nana Saheb’s grievance against the British ? [2]
(b) State any two repressive policies of Lord Curzon. [2]
(c) Mention two reasons for the Moderates’ faith in the British sense of justice. [2]
(d) When was the Muslim League formally founded ? Who presided over its session at Dhaka ? [2]
(e) Name the party formed by Subhash Chandra Bose. What was its immediate objective? [2]
(f) What was mentioned in the Cabinet Mission Plan regarding Provincial Autonomy ? [2]
(g) Give two similarities in the foreign policies of Mussolini and Hitler. [2]
(h) Name the signatory countries of the Triple Alliance (1882). State the rival bloc that was formed. [2]
(i) Who appoints the Secretary General of the United Nations ? [2]
(j) What do you understand by the term ‘Human Rights’ ? When is Human Rights Day celebrated each year ? [2]

Answer 2:

(a) British refused to accept Nana Saheb, the adopted son of Baji Rao II as the ruler of the Marathas.

(b) (i) Seditions Meetings Act, 1907.
(ii) Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908.

(c) Two reasons for the Moderates’ faith in the British sense of justice:


  1. The congress in those days was a band of loyalists who were proud of their British connections.
  2. They think that english rule had conferred benefits upon them, especially the english language and the modem means of communication and transport.

(d) Muslim League was formally founded on December 30, 1906. Nawab Salimullah presided over its session at Dhaka.

(e) Forward Bloc. Its immediate objective was to liberate India from the British rule and to develop a socialist order in India.

(f) Cabinet Mission plan, proposed that provinces would be divided into three groups and each group would draft a constitution for a regional union if so desired, and also for the constituent provinces. Thus, it envisaged a three-tier system of government, for the provinces, for the groups and for the union of India.

(g) Two similarities in the foreign policies of Mussolini and Hitler:

  1. Both aimed at restoring the status and dignity of their nations amongst the community of nations by making them strong powers.
  2. Both aimed at providing strong, stable and efficient governments.


(h) Answer has not given due to out of present syllabus.

(i) The General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council.

(j) Human Right refer to those freedom which should be available to all person, irrespective of their religion race, caste, sex, nationality or any of them.
Human Rights Day: 10th December.

ICSE History And Civics 2012 Previous Year Paper  (Solved)

PART II (50 Marks)

Attempt any two questions from this Section.

Question 3:

With reference to the Union Parliament, answer the following questions:
(a) What is the maximum strength of the Lok Sabha provided by the constitution? How many members does the President nominate to the Lok Sabha ? How are members to the Lok Sabha elected ? [3]
(b) The two Houses of the Parliament enjoy-co-equal powers in many spheres-explain it by giving any three examples. [3]
(c) Explain any four of the Rajya Sabha’s powers in India’s federal set up. [4]

Answer 3:

(a) The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552, which is made up by election of upto 530 members to represent the States, upto 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the President.
Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage.

(b) The Union Parliament has co-equal powers with the State Legislatures over the 47 subjects mentioned in the concurrent list.

  1. If there is a conflict between the laws passed by the Union Parliament and a State Legislature on the subject mentioned in the concurrent list, the law passed by the Union Government prevails.
  2. In all the matters of the legislation including the constitutional amendment, the extent of the Rajya Sabha’s power is same as that of the Lok Sabha.
  3. All bills other than the money bills may be introduced in either house and follow the same procedure.

(c) Rajya Sabha’s Powers in India’s federal set up:

  1. According to Article 249, the Parliament will be able to make law in relation to a subject in the State List if the Rajya Sabha, with the support of at least two-thirds of its members present and voting, adopts a proposal to the effect that the Parliament, in national interest, should make law in relation to that subject in the State List.
  2. If the Central Government wants to create or abolish any all-India service like Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service etc., it has to obtain the approval of the Rajya Sabha.
  3. The resolution for removal of the Vice-President of India has to be first moved in the Rajya Sabha.
  4. Rajya Sabha can exercise control over the executives by means of questions, discussion and debates.

Question 4:

The President of India is the Head of the Indian Republic while the Governor is the Head of the State Government. In this context, answer the following questions :
(a) Besides being a citizen of India, state three other qualifications required by a person to be eligible to be the Governor of a state. [3]
(b) Enumerate three similar features in the legislative powers of the President and the Governor. [3]
(c) Under what circumstances can the President of India declare an emergency in the country ? [4]

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