Sample Paper Geography ICSE Class-10 Specimen Model 2020

Sample Paper Geography ICSE Class-10 Specimen Model 2020 . Specimen Geography  ICSE Class-10 Sample Paper for 2020. Sample Paper for ICSE Board Class-10 Geography . Hence by better practice of Sample Paper ICSE  Geography  2020 is very helpful for ICSE student appearing in 2020 exam of council.

Sample Paper Geography ICSE Class-10 Specimen Model 2020


(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 seven questions in all.
Part I is compulsory. All questions from Part I are to be attempted.
A total of five questions are to be attempted from Part II.
The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

To be supplied with this Paper: Survey of India Map Sheet No. 45D/7
and 20 cm of twine.


(i) In all Map Work, by a wise use of arrows to indicate positions of countries, cities
and other insertions that you make, you will be able to avoid overcrowding parts
of the map.
(ii) The extract of Survey of India Map Sheet No. 45D/7 must not be taken out of the
examination hall. It must be handed over to the Supervising Examiner on the
completion of the Paper.
(iii) The Map given at the end of this question paper must be fastened with your
answer booklet.
(iv) All sub-sections of each question must be answered in the correct order.
(v) All working including rough work should be done on the same answer sheet as the
rest of the answer

PART I (30 Marks)

Sample Paper Geography ICSE Class-10 Specimen for 2020

Attempt all questions from this Part

Question 1

Study the extract of the survey of India Map Sheet No. 45 D/7 (Eastings 91 to 01 and
Northings 73 to 83) and answer the following questions:


Give a six figure grid reference of:
(i) Spot height . 542. [1]
(ii) Temple at Juvol. [1]


(i) What is meant by the term R F? [1]
(ii) What is the total area of the given map extract in kilometres? [1]


Calculate the distance in kilometres along the cart track linking Juvol in grid
square 9282 to Arniwada in grid square 9481. [2]


(i) What is the direction of the main river given in the map extract? [1]
(ii) On which bank of the main river is the village Chekhla situated? [1]


(i) What is the main form of irrigation in the South East area of the map extract? [1]
(ii) Give a reason why the streams in grid square 9478 do not join a river. [1]


(i) Identify the land form shown by the contours in grid square 9473. [1]
(ii) What does 4r written against the blue dot in grid square 9973 represent? [1]


(i) In what way is the pattern of settlement in grid square 9576 different from
that in grid square 9774? [1] [1]
(ii) What difference do you notice in the pattern of drainage in grid square 9574
and the drainage pattern in grid square 9382? [1]


(i) What is the compass direction of Antroli from Sangla ? [1]
(ii) Which is the most important settlement shown on the map extract? Give a
reason for your answer. [1]


(i) Name one manmade and one natural feature in grid square 9473. [1]
(ii) Identify the feature given in black curved lines in grid square 9679. [1]


(i) Name any two modes of transport used in the given map extract. [1]

(ii) What inference can be drawn about the general occupation of the people
living in the South East area of the map extract? Give a reason for your
answer. [1]

Question 2

On the outline map of India provided:
(a) Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. [1]
(b) River Chenab. [1]
(c) Mark with arrow, the direction of the Bay of Bengal branch of South West
Monsoon. [1]
(d) Shade and name an area where red soil is found extensively. [1]
(e) The Longitude 82 ½ °E. [1]
(f) Coromandel Coast. [1]
(g) Nathu-La-pass. [1]
(h) Mark and label the leading states for coal and iron ore. [1]

(i) Shade and name the state with highest density of population. [1]
(j) Mark with a red dot and name Allahabad. [1]

PART II (50 Marks)

Specimen Sample Model Paper Geography for ICSE Class-10

Attempt any five questions from this Part.

Question 3


Name the different seasons in India stating the months when they are
experienced. [2]

(i) Why is the annual range of temperature more at Agra than at Mumbai?
(ii) Name a region in India which receives rainfall both in summer and
winter. [2]

(i) Explain in what way are retreating monsoon winds different from North
East Monsoon winds.
(ii) Give two reasons why Arabian Sea branch of the South West Monsoon
does not shed any moisture in Western Rajasthan. [3]


Study the climatic data of two cities of India provided below and answer the
questions that follow:

Sample PaperGeography Question 3d

(i) Calculate the annual range of temperature of Station A.
(ii) What is the total rainfall experienced by Station B?
(iii) On which coast is Station A situated? Name the rains that bring rainfall
to this region. [3]

Question 4


(i) How is black soil formed?
(ii) Name one cash crop for which black soil is most suited. [2]


(i) Name the transported soil most widely found in India.
(ii) How is this soil formed? [2]


(i) Name the soil found on the summits of Eastern Ghats.
(ii) How is this soil formed?
(iii) Why is this soil not suitable for cultivation? [3]


(i) What is meant by soil erosion?

(ii) How is it caused?
(iii) Give two methods adopted by the government to conserve soil. [3]

Question 5


(i) What is the name given to the natural vegetation found on the coastal
strip of the Ganges Delta? Name the typical tree found in this region.
(ii) What is the most commercially important vegetation belt in India?
In what rainfall range is it located? [2]


Distinguish between agro forestry and social forestry. [2]


(i) Why are the forests grown around the cities having the Iron and Steel
industries ?
(ii) State the characteristic feature of Tropical Evergreen forests.
(iii) Name an important tree of Tropical Evergreen forest and state its use. [3]


(i) State two characteristic features of vegetation found in tropical deserts.
(ii) Give an example of the desert vegetation and state its uses. [3]

Question 6


(i) State two reasons why irrigation is important in India.
(ii) State any two favourable conditions necessary for digging wells.[2]


(i) Why are perennial canals more useful than inundation canals?
(ii) Name one state where canal irrigation is popular. [2]


(i) State one advantage of tank irrigation. Where is it commonly used in
(ii) What is a tube-well? Why is it useful during drought conditions?
(iii) How is the new method like drip irrigation useful for the farmers? [3]


(i) Why is rain water harvesting important in India? Give two reasons.
(ii) Name two states which practice rain water harvesting in India. [3]

Question 7


(i) Why is manganese an important raw material for iron and steel
(ii) Name one iron-ore field in Orissa. [2]


(i) Name the best quality of iron ore which has magnetic property.
(ii) Name an important coal field located in West Bengal. [2]


(i) State any one important use of bauxite as a raw material.
(ii) Name one state where bauxite is found.

(iii) Name an industry which uses limestone as raw material. [3]


(i) Mention two main uses of petroleum.
(ii) Name one new and one old oilfield in India. [3]

Question 8


Differentiate between subsistence farming and commercial farming. [2]

Name two non-edible oilseeds grown in India. State one use of each. [2]

(i) What are the two main crop seasons of India?
Explain giving one example of each.
(ii) State the method of cultivation of growing wheat. [3]


(i) Which state in India is the largest producer of coffee?
(ii) State the climatic conditions that favour the cultivation of coffee.
(iii) Mention one problem faced by the sugarcane cultivators in India. [3]

Question 9


Why is the jute industry concentrated in and around West Bengal? Give two
reasons. [2]

Give two reasons why Ahmedabad in Gujarat is famous for cotton-textile
industry. [2]


(i) Explain the term Sericulture.
(ii) Why is Karnataka famous for silk industry? Give two reasons. [3]


(i) Name two industries using animal fibre. Mention one important centre
of production for each.
(ii) Give two problems faced by the woollen textile industry in India. [3]

Question 10


(i) What is the most important requirement for Heavy Engineering industryin India?
(ii) Name one important centre for each of the following:
(1) Ship Building
(2) Aircraft [2]


(i) Name the foreign collaborations for the following iron and steel plants.
(1) Rourkela
(2) Durgapur
(iii) From where do they obtain their supply of coal and iron-ore? [2]


(i) Name the raw materials required by the petrochemical industry.
(ii) Mention two products of this industry.
(iii) Give a reason why the petrochemical products are gaining importance. [3]


(i) Name the two most important centres of electronic industry in India.
(ii) Name the largest and the oldest integrated iron and steel plant in private
sector in India.
(iii) What is meant by a mini steel plant? State its advantage. [3]

Question 11


State two reasons why waste management is important. [2]


(i) Why is rail transport more comfortable and popular in India?
(ii) State any two problems faced by the railways. [3]


What is the importance of Roadways in India? Give two reasons. [2]


List some important initiatives of the Indian Government to improve the
management of solid wastes. [3]

Sample PaperGeography Question 11

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2 thoughts on “Sample Paper Geography ICSE Class-10 Specimen Model 2020”

    • please refer to your text book of geography (India Map Sheet No. 45 D/7 (Eastings 91 to 01 and
      Northings 73 to 83) but it is based on old syllabus
      in further reduced syllabus . some topics missing for 2021 exam . hence wait for 2021 specimen paper. uploaded soon
      thanks for comment
      team icsehelp


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