History And Civics 2013 Solved Paper Previous Year Question

History And Civics 2013 Solved Paper Previous Year Question 

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History And Civics 2013 Solved Paper Previous Year Question

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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 2013 Previous Year Paper  (Solved)

Section -1 (40 Marks)

(Attempt All questions from this section

Question 1:

(a) Name the two types of authority in a federal set up in India. [1]
(b) What is meant by the term Universal Adult Franchise ? [1]
(c) How is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha elected ? [1]
(d) When can the Vice-President cast a vote in the Rajya Sabha ? [1]
(e) State one reason why the President is elected indirectly. [1]
(f) Who is the Executive head of State ? [1]
(g) Mention the different categories of ministers in the Union Council of ministers. [1]
(h) Explain the term Collective Responsibility. [1]
(i) Name the courts that are empowered to issue writs for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights. [1]
(j) Which is the highest criminal courts in a district ? [1]


Answer 1 :


  • Union Government.
  • State Government.

Universal adult franchise means that every person who has attained the age of 18 years is entitled to vote if he is not otherwise disqualified.


The speaker of the Lok Sabha is elected from among its own members by majority vote soon after the newly elected house meets for the first time.

(d) The Vice-President has casting a vote in the case of an equality of votes i.e. dead lock.

(e) The President is elected indirectly because it would be difficult to arrange election in which millions of people were to participate.

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

  1. Cabinet Ministers
  2. Ministers of state
  3. Deputy Ministers

(h) The term Collective Responsibility means that all the members of the Council of Ministers are collectively responsible for the decisions taken by them pertaining to the Government of the State.
(1) Supreme Court
(2) High Court

(j) Session Court.

Question 2:


(a) What was the General Service Enlistment Act ? [2]
(b) What was the influence of Western education on the minds of the educated Indians in the 19th Century ? [2]
(c) Who exposed the economic exploitation of India through his book ‘Poverty and Un-British Rule in India’ ? [2]
(d) What was the importance of the Lucknow Pact of 1916 ? [2]


Name the leaders of the Khilafat Movement that was launched in India to champion the cause of the Caliph of Turkey. [2]
(f) Why was the Simon Commission boycotted by the Indians ? [2]
(g) What were the two proposals related to the Princely States in the Mountbatten Plan ? [2]
(h) What was the immediate cause of the First World War ? [2]
(i) What is meant by the term Cold War ? [2]
(j) Name the two architects of NAM. [2]

Answer 2 :

(a) The General Service Enlistment Act of 1856 required all recruits to serve overseas. It ordered, a challenge to the castes who composed so much of the Bengal Army.

(b) Western education widened the horizon of Indians.


  1. It gave them a rational, secular, democratic and national outlook.
  2. They learnt about the national movements in European Countries.
  3. The slogan “Equality, Liberty and Fraternity”, of the American and French Revolutions, impressed them.
  4. Revolutionary ideas of liberal thinks like Rousseau, Mazzini and Thomas Paine brought about social awareness and national consciousness among Indians. (any Two)

Dadabhai Naoroji.

(d) Importance of Lucknow Pact of 1916:

  1. It brought about unity between Hindu and Muslim.
  2. It also brought Aggressive and Moderate leaders at the same platform.

(e) Mohammed Ali and Shaukat Ali.

(f) (i) It was boycotted everywhere because all its memers were Englishmen.
(ii) The government showed no inclination towards accepting the demand for Swaraj.

(g) (i) The treaties with the princely States would come to end.
(ii) They would be free to associate themselves with either of the Dominions or to remain independent.


(i) The Sarajevo incident is the immediate cause of the First World War. It is related to the assassination of Austrain Archduke Francies Ferdinand and his wife on June 28, 1914 iff Sarajevo where they were shot dead.
(ii) Austria saw the hand of Serbia behind the assassination of the Prince and served Serbia with an ultimation. Due to the support of Russia, Serbia refused to accept the demands. So Austria declared a war on Serbia.

(i) Cold War means a situation when there is no actual fighting but a tense atmosphere prevailes. After the Second World War, World was divided into two blocks and there was tension between two blocs (Soviet Bloc and USA Bloc). This tension was termed as Cold War.

(j) Two architects of NAM:

  1. President Sukarno of Indonesia
  2. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India.

ICSE History And Civics 2013 Previous Year Paper  (Solved)

PART II (50 Marks)


Attempt any two questions from this Section.

Question 3:

Discuss the relationship between the two houses of a State Legislature with reference to the following :
(a) Money Bills. [3]
(b) Non-Money Bills. [3]
(c) Control over the Executive. [4]

Answer 3:

Answer has not given due to out of present syllabus.

Question 4:

At the head of the Council of Ministers in a state is the Chief Ministers, who is the real executive Head of the State. In this context explain the following :
(a) The appointment of the Chief Minister. [3]
(b) His relationship with the Council of Ministers. [3]
(c) His relations with the Governor. [4]

Answer 4 :

Answer has not given due to out of present syllabus.

Question 5:

The country’s Judicial System has a Supreme Court at its apex. In this context discuss the following :
(a) Manner of appointment of judges. [3]
(b) Term of office and removal of judges. [3]
(c) Its power of Judicial Review. [4]

Answer 5:

(a) Every judge of the Supreme Court is appointed by the President in consultation with the Chief Justice and such other Judges of the Supreme Court or High Courts as he may deem necessary for this purpose.


A Judge of Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, remains in office until he attains the age of sixty-five years.
The procedure for impeachment or removal of Judges is as under :

  1. The resolution to impeach the President may be moved in either House of the Parliament after a notice of 14 days has been given. A list of charges must be supported by one-fourth of the total members of the House.
  2. Such a resolution must be passed by a 2/3rd of the total majority of the members of that House.
  3. Then the charges levelled against the President are investigated by the other House. The President can appear in person or through a counsel to defend himself.
  4. If the charges are approved by 2/3rd of the total majority, the impeachment is finalised and the President is removed from the day the impeachment resolution is passed.

(i) Judicial Review is the power of the Supreme Court to examine laws passed by the independent and the executive orders of the Centre and State governments in order to find whether these are in accordance with the Constitution or not. This is called Judicial Review. If an order or a law is found to be contrary to the Constitution, the Supreme Court declares it null and void.
(ii) The Supreme Court has the power to review all laws, executive orders and ordinances.The Supreme Court has the power to declare them null and void, if these are found to be inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution.

ICSE History And Civics 2013 Previous Year Paper  (Solved)


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