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Here I am looking for the Previous Year ICSE Question Paper of Class X Biology Exam, can you please provide me the same??

As you are looking for the Previous Year ICSE Question Paper of Class X Biology Exam, so here I am sharing the same with you


A. Select words from the following list which best describe or match statements(i)-(v): (Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, Cell wall, Cytoplasm, Cellmemberane).
a. Where cellular respiration occurs?
b. Non-living structure which surround the plant cell.
c. Which contain chlorophyll?
d. Very thin layer of all cells.
e. The major part of the cell excluding nucleus.

B. State the function of the following:
a. Root hair
b. Epithelial
c. Cambium
d. Stomata
e. Cortex

C. Define the following:
a. Diffusion
b. Plasmolysis
c. Root pressure
d. Osmotic pressure
e. Semi-permeable membrane

D. State whether following statements are true or false:
a. Photo synthesis occurs in all plants
b. KDH absorbs necessary for photosynthesis
c. Starting point of food chain is plant.
d. Respiration is the only biological process in which oxygen is produced
e. Oxygen is the energy currency of a ,living cell

E. Choose the odd one out:
a. RBC, ATP, WBC, Platelet
b. Auricle, Aorta, Ventricles
c. Eosinophil, Basophil, leucocytes, Nucleoplasm
d. Thrombin, Monocot, Fibrin, Vita mink.
e. Fructose, Sucrose, Glucose, Calcium

F. Give reasons for the following:
a. As result of ultra filtration along with excretory product certain useful products like glucose, salt etc are also filtered but these are not excreted.
b. Glucose is absent in the urine of a healthy person.
c. The urine is slightly thicker in summer than winter.
d. These are frequent urination in winter than in summer.
e. All living things must excrete.

G. Complete the following: (5)
a. The part where fertilization occurs in human female _________.
b. The period of pregnancy is called _________.
c. Gestation period in human female is ___________days.
d. Placenta is __________ permeable.
e. Sperms contain ___________number of chromosomes.

H. Name: (5)
a. A substance that initials an in mule response.
b. The micro-organism that causes AIDS.
c. WHO
d. Chemical substances obtained from certain micro-organism that destroys harmful microbes.
e. The anti biotic discovered first.

Section-II (40 Marks)

Answer Any Four from This Section


A. Write the location and function of the following: (3)
a. Meristematic tissue
b. Cardiac muscle
c. WBC
d. Ciliated epithelium
e. Parenchyma
f. Collenchymas.

B. State the difference between: (4)
a. Cell and tissue
b. Bone and cartilage.

C. With reference to the diagram answer the questions (3)
a. Identify the figure shown alongside
b. Label the parts 1-3
c. Where can you see this structure?
d. What is the function of part-1?

A. Give the technical term for loss of water in the form of water droplets from the margin of leaves. (1)
B. Name the respiratory openings found on stems of woody plants. (1)
C. Describe an experiment to prove that transpiration occurs more from the lower surface of the leaf. (3)
D. Describe any three conditions which affect transpiration. (3)
E. Explain briefly transpiration is important for plants. (2)

A. Answer the following: (5)
a. Explain briefly seeds sown deep in the soil fail to germinate.
b. Give two chemical overall equations representing aerobic and anaerobic respiration.
c. Do the roots respire? If so, how?
d. What is the importance of the process of fermentation?
e. What is anaerobic respiration? Name two organisms respiring anaerobically.
B. The adjoining figure shows an experiment performed on germinating seeds. Study the (5)

same and then answer the question that follows:
a. What is the aim of the experiment?
b. Write the chemical equation for the process mentioned in (i) above
c. Draw a neat labeled diagram of the apparatus as it would appear after 24 hours.
d. The soaked seeds used in the experiment have their seed coats removed give reasons for the

A. Give below is an incomplete table relating to certain structures found in the human body, their
location and function. Study the same and then give the appropriate answer in terms of structure,
location and function, for the blanks 1to 8: (4)
Structure Location function
35yellow spot 1
he glands on the top of the kidneys
7 2
insulates the axon
B. Write function of the following: (5)
a. The mucus membrane inside the nasal passage.
b. The epidermis
c. Cartilage in trachea
d. Squamous epithelium of alveoli
e. Diaphragm` in breathing.
C. Write the kind of animal tissue found lining the respiratory organs. (1)
A. Write the difference between (4)
a. Cerebrum and cerebellum
b. Sensory neuron and motor neuron
B. (3)
a. What is a lachrymal gland?
b. What is meant by power of accommodation of the eye?
c. Mention the characteristics of the image that falls on the retina of the eye.
C. (3)
a. Write the four principal tastes and the respective regions of the tongue concerned with their
b. How is ear protected from dust and bacteria?
A. (4)
a. What are hormones?
b. Name some endocrine glands.
c. Why pituitary is called the master gland?
d. Briefly write about thyroid gland.
B. Name the glands responsible for the following diseases: (3)
a. Gigantism
b. Goiter
c. Cretinism
d. Diabetes mellitus
e. Myxoedena
f. Diabetes insipid .
C. (3)
a. What are the age restrictions for marriage by law for boys and girls in India?
b. Name two surgical techniques (one for humane male and another for humane female) that can
be used to prevent pregnancy in the female.
c. Give two advantages of small family,
A. Name: (3)
a. A pollutant largely responsible for acid rain.
b. The solid particles which pollute the environment.
c. The source of maximum air pollution in large cities.
d. The unit used for measuring the relative loudness of sounds.
e. An organism which helps in nitrogen fixation.
f. The type of pollution which causes headache, irritation in eye membrane, affects respiratory
tract and may also cause cancer.
B. Answer the following: (3)
a. Noise is regarded as unwanted sound. Give reasons.
b. Give reason why bio-fertilizers are preferred to chemical fertilizers.
c. Give two measures for controlling pollution of river water.
C. The figure shows a special type of association between two organisms. (4)
a. Name the kind of association
b. Name the organism
c. How do they benefit each other?
d. What is the importance of these associations?

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Old September 21st, 2015, 11:22 AM
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My sister is in class X of ICSE. She wants previous year question papers of Biology. So is there any one who will provide previous year question papers of Biology Subject of Class X of ICSE?
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Default Re: ICSE Class X Biology Exam Previous Years Question Papers

As you want previous year question papers of Biology Subject of Class X of ICSE, so here are question papers:

ICSE Class X Previous Year Question Papers of Biology 2014

Question 1
(a) Name the following:
(i) The part of the brain associated with memory.
(ii) The ear ossicle which is attached to the tympanum.
(iii) The type of gene which is not expressed in the presence of a contrasting allele.
(iv) The hormone secreted by islets oflangerhans.
(v) The process of conversion of ADP into ATP during photosynthesis.

(b) State the main function of the following:
(i) Cerebrospinal fluid
(ii) Eustachian tube
(iii) Suspensory ligament of the eye
(iv) Sperm duct
(v) Lenticels

(c) Copy and complete the following by filling in the blanks 1 to 5 with appropriate
The human female gonads are ovaries. A maturing egg in the ovary is present in a
sac of cells called (1). As the egg grows larger, the follicle enlarges and gets
filled with a fluid and is now called the (2) follicle. The process of
releasing the egg from the ovary is called (3). The ovum is picked up by
the oviducal funnel and fertilisation takes place in the (4). In about a
week, the blastocyst gets fixed in the endometrium of the uterus and this process is
called (5).

(d) Given below are six sets with four terms each. In each set one term is odd and cannot
be grouped in the same category to which the other three belong. Identify the odd one
in each set and name the category to which the remaining three belong. The first one
has been done as an example.
Example: Calyx, Corolla, Stamens, Midrib
Odd term: midrib
Category: Parts of a flower
(i) Haemoglobin, Glucagon, Iodopsin, Rhodopsin
(ii) Urethra, Uterus, Urinary bladder, Ureter
(iii) Transpiration, Photosynthesis, Phagocytosis, Guttation
(iv) Cyton, Photon, Axon, Dendron
(v) Oxytocin, Insulin, Prolactin, Progesterone

(e) The figure given below represents an experimental setup with a weighing machine to
demonstrate a particular process in plants. The experimental setup was placed in
bright sunlight. Study the diagram and answer the following questions:
(i) Name the process intended for study.
(ii) Define the above mentioned process.
(iii) When the weight of the test tube (A & B) is taken before and after the experiment,
what is observed? Give reasons to justify your observation in A & B.
(iv) What is the purpose of keeping the test tube Bin the experimental setup?

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