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For 2024 Board Exam
CBSE Competency Based Questions:
Class 10
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Topics for ASL for Class IX-XII

Practise from the following topics and boost your ASL Score.



Q1. Online teaching learning has become a new normal following covid-19 pandemic. Discuss with your partner some merits and demerits of online education.


Q2. Electronic waste is a matter of concern both for human health and for the environment. Discuss with your partner the factors that gave rise to this problem and how we can minimize its effect on humans and the environment.


Q3. Humans need to depend on alternative sources of energy in order to minimize dependence on non-renewable sources of energy. Discuss with your friends the reasons why we should switch to alternative sources of energy. Then discuss different types of alternative sources of energy and how to harness them.




Q4. Global warming is an increasing cause of concern. Discuss with your friends the factors that gave rise to global warming and suggest some measures that can minimize the effect of global warming.


Q5. Social media has its own share of enlightening people and help them stay updated. Discuss how the advent of social media has proved to be a warehouse of information and publicity.


Q6. Effective communication skills are one of the most important skills of the 21st century. Discuss with your partner why students should strive for acquiring good communication skills. Suggest some measures for improving communication skills.



Q7. Gadgets like cell phones, tabs and laptops have become essential tools for education nowadays. Discuss with your partner how students can maintain a balance between physical books and onscreen studies. What kind of precautions should students adopt so that their eye health can be maintained.


Q8. Students nowadays have stopped playing outdoor games to a great extent. Instead they are playing on screen games. Discuss with your partner some of the health benefits of outdoor games and the reasons why children should avoid playing on screen games.


9. Students should be encouraged to join armed forces after their +2 courses. Discuss with your partner why students should be motivated to take up careers in the armed forces. Also discuss subject combinations in +2 so as to join NDA after +2.



Q10. Obesity has become very common among teenagers nowadays. What according to you are the factors that lead to such a health issue. Also discuss some ways in which this problem of obesity can be managed?


Q 11. Values among students have eroded a lot. Students should inculcate values from childhood onwards. Discuss with your friends the factors that are responsible for this deficit in the value system among students. Also discuss how home, school and neighbourhood can help teach values to students.


Q12. You found a book from the school library lying on one of the tables of your classroom at the end of the day. You gave it to the class monitor hand it over to the class teacher. However, he has misplaced it and is unable to return it. Discuss with your partner

(a) what you and the monitor will need to do and

(b) how you will resolve the situation.




Q13. You visit a place of historical importance with your friends and come across people who scribble their names and messages on the walls of the monuments. Although you don’t take it up with them, you are upset by the incident. Discuss with your partner

(a) How you can create awareness regarding such things

(b) What role students can play to check such actions.





Q14. Your friend has not done as well as she expected to do in her exams. She is upset and now blames the teacher for her performance. Discuss with your partner what would you do

(a) To help her get over her disappointment and to move forward and

(b) To help her think about ways to improve her grades in future, and not blame others.


Q15. Your friend has weak eyesight. He is unable to see the writing on the board but refuses to wear his glasses. As a result, he is not able to do well in his class assignments. Discuss with your partner

(a) How you would encourage him to wear glasses and

(b) What you would say to convince him.


Q16. Your school does not have a playground and many students wish that there was one. They play close to the road and this has caused many problems in the past. Discuss with your partner


(a) What alternative arrangements could be made.

(b) How you could convince your school authorities to resolve the issue.




Q17. Your friend has health problems but doesn’t share or explain this to his/teachers or classmates. He/she is often absent from school and is not able to perform well in exams. Discuss with your partner


(a) How you could help you friend

(b) What steps could be taken to deal with outside school.


Q18. Some of your friends order more food than they can eat when they go out to eat at a restaurant. Often , the food is wasted. Discuss with your partner

a) What you can do to persuade them not to waste food and

b) What solutions can be offered?


Q19. Every year you and your classmates discard notebooks and textbooks that are unused or in good condition. You plan to collect and donate these so that can be reused. Discuss with your partner


a) How would you like to implement your idea and

b) What challenges are you likely to face?



Q20. . Your friend has recently been gifted a mobile phone. He spends all his time playing games on it, ignoring his studies and his friends. This is affecting your relationship. Discuss with your partner


(a) How you could tell your friend what you feel and

(b) What you could do to resolve the problem.


Q21. On the way to school for an exam, you see an injured kitten. It is badly hurt and needs medical attention, but you don’t want to be late for your exam. People around it do not seem to want to help the animal . Discuss with your partner.


(a) What you will do

(b) How you will handle the consequences.



Q22. At school, someone damaged the electricity switch board resulting in prolonged hours of humidity and heat in class. The head teacher says if the person does not own up, the whole class will be punished. Both of you know who it was. Discuss and decide what action you would take.


Q23. One of your classmates has developed the habit of eating too much junk food. This is causing problems as she is becoming very overweight and unhealthy . Discuss how to help her break this habit.


Q24. You find that a friend of yours copies your assignments, activities and project ideas and submits them to the teacher as his/her own contribution, therefore, getting better marks than you. With your partner, discuss this problem and what you should do in this situation.



Q25. . The canteen Manager has complained to your Class Teacher about the indisciplined behaviour of some of your classmates. They refuse to stand in a queue and bully the juniors. Your class teacher has asked you, as class Monitors, to think of suitable measures to solve the problem. Discuss the issue and suggest ways to improve the behaviour.


Q26. . A student of your school recently met with a bad accident while riding a motorbike. Many students of your school who are actually minors ride two wheelers without wearing a helmet. With your partner, discuss this problem and what you can do to encourage them to follow road safety rules.


Q27. Your friend is very shy and does not take part in extracurricular activities/sports at school. His parents are worried that he does not mix with others, but studies all the time. With your partner discuss


(a) What might be the reason for this and

(b) What you can say or do to encourage your friend to interact with others.



Q28. Your friend lives with his grandparents who are unwell. He reaches school late because he needs to help them in the morning. He is frequently penalized by the teacher. Discuss with your partner.


Q29. Your friend has a hearing disability. She is teased by her classmates and is hurt and annoyed by their behaviour. You feel that the matter has to be addressed before it becomes serious and affects her deeply.



Q30. Your friend is good at English, History and Geography. However, his parents feel he should continue to pursue Science and become a doctor even though he is not very good at Science. Discuss with your partner.


(a) What your friend can do to convince his parents, and

(b) What career options he could pursue.


Q31. One of your neighbours plays loud music every night. This disturbs you and the other neighbours since children are not able to study and old people are not able to sleep.


(a) How you can convince the person to not disturb others,

(b) What effect can such noise pollution have on the community?


Q32. There are some small houses near your school. Every morning you see the people living there walk a long distance to fetch water. You would like to help them in some way. Discuss with your partner


(a) How you would like to go about this, and

(b) Who you could approach to resolve the issue.


Q33. Your elder sister learnt pottery as a hobby in college, but is now keen to start her own pottery studio/shop and earn her living. Your parents feel that she should continue to study and choose a safe career. Discuss with your partner.


(a) What you could do to help your sister and

(b) What steps you would suggest to help resolve the issue.


Q34. Every morning your friend is late getting ready. So the school bus waits for several minutes for him. Since the driver keeps the engine running , fuel is wasted, everyone is annoyed with your friend because they are kept waiting. Discuss with your partner


(a) How you would explain to your friend the resultant problems and

(b) What steps you would suggest to help resolve the issue.


Q35. During summer when there is scarcity of water, you notice that your immediate neighbours use water liberally to wash their vehicle and their front yard. Discuss with your partner


(a) What advice you would give to them and

(b) What steps you would suggest to help resolve the issue.


Q36. Gadgets like cell phones, tabs and laptops have become essential tools for education nowadays. Discuss with your partner how students can maintain a balance between physical books and onscreen studies. What kind of precautions should students adopt so that their eye health can be maintained.


Q37. Students nowadays have stopped playing outdoor games to a great extent. Instead they are playing on screen games. Discuss with your partner some of the health benefits of outdoor games and the reasons why children should avoid playing on screen games.


Q38. Students should be encouraged to join armed forces after their +2 courses. Discuss with your partner why students should be motivated to take up careers in the armed forces. Also discuss subject combinations in +2 so as to join NDA after +2.



Q39. Obesity has become very common among teenagers nowadays. What according to you are the factors that lead to such a health issue. Also discuss some ways in which this problem of obesity can be managed?


Q40. Values among students have eroded a lot. Students should inculcate values from childhood onwards. Discuss with your friends the factors that are responsible for this deficit in the value system among students. Also discuss how home, school and neighbourhood can help teach values to students.


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