CBSE Class 10 Social Science Consumer Rights Assignment

Read and download free pdf of CBSE Class 10 Social Science Consumer Rights Assignment. Get printable school Assignments for Class 10 Economics. Standard 10 students should practise questions and answers given here for Economics in Grade 10 which will help them to strengthen their understanding of all important topics. Students should also download free pdf of Printable Worksheets for Class 10 Economics prepared as per the latest books and syllabus issued by NCERT, CBSE, KVS and do problems daily to score better marks in tests and examinations

Consumer Rights Class 10 Economics Assignment Pdf

Class 10 Economics students should refer to the following printable assignment in Pdf for Consumer Rights in standard 10. This test paper with questions and answers for Grade 10 Economics will be very useful for exams and help you to score good marks

Class 10 Economics Assignment for Consumer Rights


Q.1 Why COPRA is enacted in India?
Ans. Consumer Protection Act 1986 (COPRA) is enacted in India with following motives:
(i) To pressurize business firms.
(ii) To correct unfair business conduct.
(iii) To protect the interests of the consumers.
Q. 2  What do you understand by consumer protection?
Ans. By consumer protection we mean the protection of the consumers against the unfair and malpractices
adopted by the businessmen. These may be grouped mainly into two categories.
(i) Government measures
(ii) Voluntary measures
Q. 3 How do the logos ISI, Agmark or Hallmark help consumers?
Ans. These logos and certification help consumers get assured of quality while purchasing goods and services. The organizations that monitor and issue the certificates allow the producers to use these logos provided they follow certain quality standards.
Q. 4 What is adulteration?
Ans. When some foreign matter, injurious to health, is mixed with any good or natural production, it is called adulteration. This is the most heinous crime against humanity.
Q. 5 Mention a few Organizations that provide certification of standardization in India.
What do you mean by ISO?
Ans. (i) BIS and ISI (ii) AGMARK (iii) HALLMARK
It means International Organization for Standardization which has its headquarter at Geneva. It does the Standardization work at the international level.
Q. 6 What is the need for consumer awareness?
Ans. The need for consumer awareness was felt because both the manufacturers and traders can go to any extent out of their selfishness. They can charge high prices, and resort to underweight and under measurement methods. Their lust for money may lead to loss of money and health of consumers.

Q.1 What are the different forms of consumer exploitation?
Ans. The different forms of consumer exploitation are:
(i) Less weigh. (ii) Defective goods. (iii) Provide poor services.
(iv) Impure quality of products/goods. (iv) High prices: sellers usually charge a price higher than the prescribed retail price. (v) Duplicate Articles.
(vi) False or incomplete information, misleading consumers.
(vii) Lack of safety devices which cause harm to the consumers.
(vi) Adulteration: Mixing or substituting undesirable materials in food items etc.
(vii)Unsatisfactory after sale service: supplies do not provide satisfactory behavior.
(viii) Large companies with huge wealth, power and reach can manipulate in the market.
Q.2 What are the factors responsible for the consumer exploitation?
Ans. The following factors are responsible for the consumer exploitation:
(i) Limited information - For a correct decision and choice about a product, a consumer needs full information about the price, quality, durability, composition, etc of the Product. In the absence of full and correct information, a consumer may get exploited.
(ii) Limited supplies- when the supply of goods is less than their demand, the prices may go high and may also encourage the tendency of hoarding. As a consequence, consumers will get exploited.
(iii) Limited competition-when there is limited competition with regard to production i.e., when producers are few and can control and restrict the supply of a product there is a possibility of manipulation in prices.
(iv) Low literacy-Illiteracy causes ignorance, which leads to exploitation of consumers. The level of awareness in our country is generally low.
Q.3 What are consumer protection councils?
Q. What are consumer forums?
Ans. These are voluntary organizations locally known as consumer forums or consumer protection councils. The main activities of the consumer forums or consumer protection councils are:
(i) They guide consumers on how to file cases in the consumer court.
(ii) They may represent individual consumers in the consumer courts.
(iii) They create awareness among the people.
These voluntary organizations receive financial support from the government for the above purposes.


1. A consumer

(i) Sells goods and services (ii) Buy goods and services

(iii) Produces goods and services (iv) Delivers goods and services

2. Adulteration is

(i) Selling defective items (ii) Overpricing

(iii) Underweight measurement (iv) Mixing cheap materials

3. Causes of consumer exploitation

(i) Right to Information (ii) Proper Supply (iii) Low literacy (iv) High literacy

4. Which is not a function of PDS

(i) Control Hoarding (ii) Control Prices

(iii) Control over charging (iv) Consumer Redressal

5. COPRA stands for

(i) Consumer Protection Act (ii) Consumer Prevention Act

(iii) Consumer Police Act (iv) Consumer Power Act

6. Pick odd one out

(i) Right to information (ii) Right to choice

(iii) Right to adulteration (iv) Right to redressal

7. Pick odd one out

(i) Right to safety (ii) Right to life

(iii) Right to consumer education (iv) Right to representation

8. National Consumer Day is celebrated in India

(i) 24 December (ii) 25 December (iii) 26 December (iv) 27 December

9. COPRA does not propose formation of

(i) National Consumer Court (ii) State Consumer Court

(iii) District Consumer Court (iv) High Court

10. ISO stands for

(i) International Standard Organization

(ii) International Organization for Standardization

(iii) International School Organization

(iv) International Standardization


Answer Key of MCQ:

1(ii) 2(iv) 3(iii) 4(iv) 5(i) 6(iii) 7(ii) 8(i) 9(iv) 10(ii) 


Important Questions for NCERT Class 10 Social Science Consumer Rights

Question. Mention the consumer’s ‘right to choose’ with an example.
Ans. Any consumer who receives a service in whatever capacity, regardless of age, gender and nature of service has the ‘right to choose’ whether to continue to receive the service.
Example: Suppose you want to buy soap and the shop owner says that he can sell the soap only if you buy a shampoo. If you are not interested in buying the shampoo, your right to choice is denied. The consumer has every right to purchase only those things that he wants to purchase.

Question. What do sellers usually do when there is a complaint regarding a good or service that had been bought?
Ans. They try their best to shift all the responsibility to the buyer.

Question. Describe the conditions in which markets do not work in a fair manner.
Ans. Markets do not work in a fair manner when producers are few and powerful whereas consumers purchase in small amounts and are scattered. This happens especially when large companies are producing these goods. These companies with huge wealth, power and reach can manipulate the market in various ways. At times false information is passed on through the media and other sources to attract consumers.

Question. When is ‘World Consumer Rights Day’ celebrated?
(a) 12th March
(b) 15th March
(c) 11th March
(d) 18th March
Ans. B

Question. When did the consumer movement come into being in an organised form in India?
Ans. It came into being in an organised form in the 1960s.

Question. What is the three-tier quasi-judicial machinery in India under COPRA?
Ans. Under COPRA, a three-tier quasi-judicial machinery at district, state and national levels has been setup for redressal of consumer disputes.
(i) The district level court deals with the cases involving claims up to ` 20 lakhs.
(ii) The state level courts take cases between ` 20 lakhs to ` 1 crore.
(iii) The national level court deals with the cases involving claims exceeding ` 1 crore.
If the case is dismissed at district level court, the consumer can also appeal in state and then in national level courts. Thus, the act has enabled us as consumers to have the right to represent in the consumer courts.

Question. What are the details given on the packing of a commodity?
Ans. These details are about ingredients used, price, batch number, date of manufacture, expiry date and the address of the manufacture.

Question. What does ‘ISO’ stand for?
(a) International Organisation for Security
(b) Indian Organisation for Standardisation
(c) International Organisation for Standardisation
(d) None of the above
Ans. C

Question. The consumer movement in India has led to the formation of various organisations. Name them.
Ans. Consumer forums or consumer protection councils.

Question. How does consumer awareness help our society?
The awareness of being a well-informed consumer arose out of consumer movement and active participation of people through their struggles over a long period. Before this movement, consumers were being exploited in a number of ways. Sometimes they were becoming the victims of hoarding and black marketing while sometimes shopkeepers sold them adulterated food. But these practices ceased to exist after the consumer movement. The movement empowered the consumers by giving them certain rights such as right to be informed, right to choose, etc. Now the consumers have every right to purchase only their things that they want to purchase.
Consumer awareness helps in making our society highly sophisticated.

Question. How do organisations like consumer forums help consumers?
Ans. They guide consumers on how to file cases in the consumers court on many occasions. They also represent individual consumers in the consumer courts.



Click for more Economics Study Material

Latest NCERT & CBSE News

Read the latest news and announcements from NCERT and CBSE below. Important updates relating to your studies which will help you to keep yourself updated with latest happenings in school level education. Keep yourself updated with all latest news and also read articles from teachers which will help you to improve your studies, increase motivation level and promote faster learning

CBSE Reading Challenge

The acquisition of 21st century competencies of communication, critical and creative thinking and the ability to locate, understand and reflect on various kinds of information has become more crucial for our learners. It is well accepted that Reading Literacy is not...

CBSE OMR Sheet Guidelines for Term 1

You are aware that the CBSE will be using OMR for the first time for assessment of both the Classes-X and XII in Term-I examinations. Hence, there is a need that all the students appearing in the Term-l examinations and the schools sponsoring these students should have...

CBSE Class 10 Revised Syllabus

Last year CBSE had to reduce the syllabus because of the pandemic situation but it was not very effective because there were no examinations. This year to avoid any confusion and conflict, CBSE has decided to reduce the syllabus into term 1 and term 2. 50 percent of...

Studies Today