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CTET Social Studies | Social Sciences Question Paper – CTET February 2016 Question Paper

1. Population density refers to
  • (1) the number of people living in a unit area of the earth’s surface
  • (2) the way in which people are spread across the earth’s surface
  • (3) the number of people living in a particular area
  • (4) the number of people living during a specific time

2. which one of the following methods is used to take out minerals lying near the surface of the earth?
  • (1) open-cast mining
  • (2) Shaft mining
  • (3) Quarrying
  • (4) Drilling

3. Basket weaving’ is an example of which one of the following types of industry?
  • (1) Cooperative sector
  • (2) Large scale
  • (3) Small scale
  • (4) Joint sector

4. Which one of the following statements about monarchy is incorrect?
  • (1) In a monarchy, people can raise questions about the decisions taken by the monarch.
  • (2) The monarch does not have to explain the decisions taken by him/her.
  • (3) In a monarchy, people cannot question the decisions taken by the monarch
  • (4) The final decision-making power lies with the monarch.

5. on which one of the following rivers is Krishna Raja Sagar Dam constructed?
  • (1) Mahanadi
  • (2) Kaveri
  • (3) Godvari
  • (4) Krishna

6. Which one of the following atmospheric layers helps in radio transmission?
  • (1) Stratosphere
  • (2) Thermosphere
  • (3) Troposphere
  • (4) Mesosphere

7. “Chinook’, a local wind, blows in which of the following regions?
  • (1) The Velds
  • (2) The Pampas
  • (3) The Prairies
  • (4) The Savannas

8. Which one of the following is a variety of gold wrought?
  • (1) Silk
  • (2) Jute
  • (3) Cotton
  • (4) Nylon

9. The Hindu succession Amendment Act, 2005 provides an equal share in the deceased father’s property to
  • (1) daughter (s), son (s) and brother (s)
  • (2) wife, daughter(s) and sister(s)
  • (3)  wife, son (s)and daughter(s)
  • (4) wife, son(s) and brother(s)


10. Who among the following national leaders coined the phrase Unity in Diversity” to describe the Indian Nation-State?
  • (1) Mahatma Gandhi
  • (2) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • (3) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • (4) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

11. Consider the following two statements A and B about the functions of Janapad Panchayat and choose the correct answer
  • A. The Janapad Panchayat makes developmental plans at district level.
  • B. The Janapad Panchayat helps Zila Parishad to regulate money Gram among

  • (1) A is true and B is false
  • (2) Both A and B are false
  • (3) A is false and B is true
  • (4) Both A and B are true

12. Consider the following two statements A and B on the Right to Information (RTI) Act and choose the correct
  • A. Through the RTI Act, a citizen can get information pertaining to the working of the departments of the Central Government only.
  • B. To get information under the Right to Information Act, a citizen has to first file a petition in any court of any level.
  • (1) A is true and B is false
  • (2) Both A and B are false
  • (3) A is false and B is true
  • (4) Both A and B are true

13. Who among the following was the writer of the story, Sultana’s Dream?
  • (1) Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain
  • (2) Pandita Ramabai
  • (3) Mumtaz Ali
  • (4) Rashsundari Devi

14. Who among the following wrote the book, Gulamgiri?
  • (1) E. V. Ramasamy Periyar
  • (2) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
  • (3) dyotirao Phule
  • (4) Shri Narayan Guru

15. In the context of Indian judiciary, appellate system means
  • (1) separation of power among the legislature, executive and judiciary
  • (2) that one can plead one’s case i the court without having a degree in law
  • (3) the decisions made by the higher courts are binding on the lower courts
  • (4) one can move to a higher court if one feels that the judgement of the lower court is not just

16. The executive organ of the State refers the elected representatives
  • (1) the elected representative
  • (2) every citizen of the country exercising universal adult franchise
  • (3) a group of people responsible for implementing laws and running the government
  • (4) the judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts

17. Article 22 of the Constitution ensures
  • (1) Right to Constitutional Remedies
  • (2) Right not to be ill-treated during arrest or while in custody
  • (3) Right against Exploitation
  • (4) Right to Education

18. “Chinook’, a local wind, blows in which of the following regions?
  • (1) The Velds
  • (2) The Pampas
  • (3) The Prairies
  • (4) The Savannas

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