History And Civics 2014 Solved Paper Previous Year Question ICSE

History And Civics 2014 Solved Paper Previous Year Question 

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History And Civics 2014 Solved Paper Previous Year Question

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

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ICSE History And Civics 2014  (Solved)

Section -1 (40 Marks)

(Attempt All questions from this section

Question 1:

(a) Who administers the oath of office to the Council of Ministers ? [1]
(b) Why is the Rajya Sabha called a ‘Permanent house’ ? [1]
(c) State the minimum number of times the Lok Sabha must meet in a year. [1]
(d) State the composition of the Electoral College in the election of the President of India. [1]
(e) What is an ‘Ordinance’ ? When can it be passed ? [1]
(f) Mention one way by which the authority of the Prime Minister can be checked ? [1]
(g) What is understood by the term ‘Individual Responsibility’ in a Parliamentary Democracy ? [1]
(h) What is meant by a ‘Single Integrated Judicial System’ as provided in the Indian Constitution ? [1]
(i) What is the ‘Appellate Jurisdiction’ of the High Court ? [1]
(j) State one point of distinction between the Disctrict Judge and the Sessions Judge. [1]

Answer 1:


The President.


The Rajya Sabha cannot be dissolved. Each member of Rajya Sabha is elected for a term six years. l/3rd of its total member retire at every two years and there are new entrants. Thus the House is never empty. It is a permanent body. It has to play the major role during the periods when Lok Sabha is dissolved.


Lok Sabha must atleast meet two times in a year. Normally three sessions are held in a year.


The President is elected by the members of an Electoral College consisting of :

  1. the elected members of both the houses of the Parliament and
  2. the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States.

An ordinance is a direction or command of an authoritative nature. It has the same force and effect of an Act of Parliament. The ordinance is passed at a time when both the Houses of Parliament are not in session.


The press and public opinion act as effective checks on Prime Minister’s authority.


Though the Ministers are collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha, they shall be individually responsible to the Head of the State. It implies that the Minister shall be liable to be dismissed by the President for their undesirable activities.


We have a Single Unified Judiciary which means all the courts interpret and enforce the State Laws as well as the Laws made by the Union Parliament. The law declared by the Supreme Court shall be binding on all courts within the territory of India.


Appellate jurisdiction of the High Court is both civil and criminal cases. In civil cases the High Court hear the appeals against the decision of District judges. In criminal cases appeals against the judgement of a Session judge where sentence of imprisonment exceeds 7 years and in certain other cases.


The Sessions or Additional Sessions judge can alone award death sentences or life imprisonment. The District judge exercises administrative control over the Civil Courts of the District.

Question 2:


State any two political causes responsible for the First War of Independence. [2]

(b) What was the role of the press in promoting nationalistic sentiments amongst Indians ? [2]

(c) Mention two important contributions of Lala Lajpat Rai. [2]
(d) What were the two basic reasons responsible for the Surat Split in 1907 between the Early Nationalists and the Assertive Nationalists ? [2]


Mention any one provision each of the Gandhi-lrwin Pact signed in 1931. [2]

(f) State two important objectives of the Indian National Army. [2]
(g) Name the three members of the Cabinet Mission. [2]
(h) Mention any two terms of the Treaty of Versailles signed on June 28, 1919. [2]
(i) State two factors which were responsible for the failure of the League of Nations. [2]
(j) Mention two functions of the General Assembly. [2]

Answer 2:


The two political causes responsible for the First War of Independence were :

  1. The Doctrine of Lapse.
  2. Discourtesy to the Mughal Emperor.

The printing press played a big role in carrying ideas to the people. Many nationalist journals were published which aroused the sentiments of the Indian public against the British rule. Many papers fostered patriotism and ideas of liberty and justice in our country. People became aware of rapid political development in the Country.


During the anti-partition agitation he called upon men and women to fight repression with full strength.
He was the first Indian leader to have written about the problems of socialism and labour organization.


The moderates wanted to achieve Swaraj through constitution means and Assertives believed that unless they put stronger pressure on the government they would never achieve their object.
The moderates believed in only resolutions and petitions. After the Partition of Bengal the assertive came to believe that it was impossible to gain any concession by petitions and prayers.


Gandhi-lrwin signed a Pact on 5th March, 1931. One of the. provision was to release all political prisoners except those guilty of violence.


Two important objectives of the INA were :

  1. To mobilize all their forces effectively to lead Indian people to regain their lost freedom.
  2. To prepare the Indian people inside and outside India for an armed struggle.

Lord Patrick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and Mr. Alexander.


(i) The Treaty declared Germany guilty of aggression. She had to pay a very heavy war indemnity of 33 billion dollars.
(ii) The area of the Rhine Valley was to be demilitarized Germany could not maintain or construct any fortification on either bank of the Rhine.

Failure of the League of Nations:
  1. All the great powers were not its members. The United States was not a member at all. In 1925, Germany joined the organization while Russia was allowed entry in 1934. Later, both Germany and Japan left the League. The League, therefore, lacked universal representation.
  2. The permanent members always opposed decisions which went against their own interests.

(j) (i) To promote international co-operation in political, economic, social, cultural, educational and health fields.
(ii) To discuss matters relating to international peace and security.

ICSE History And Civics 2014  (Solved)

PART II (50 Marks)


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