Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 10th English Model Papers Board Model Paper 2022 with Answers in English Medium provided here.
RBSE Class 10 English Board Model Paper 2022 with Answers
Time: 2.45 Hours
Maximum Marks: 80
General Instructions to the Examinees :
- Candidates must first write their Roll Nos. on the question paper.
- All the questions are compulsory.
- Write the answer to each question in the given answer-book only.
- For questions having more than one part, the answers to those parts must be written together in continuity.
- Write the correct serial number of each question as mentioned in the question paper.
Section – A
1. Read the following passage and answer the questions :
Every individual wants peace of mind. But it is hard to find a person who can say that he has attained such a state of mental equilibrium as will allow him to live a life of tranquillity. Peace of mind is a distant dream for all of us. What is the reason for this? The reason is that people hanker after ideal peace, that is pure peace – a peace that is free from all kinds of non-peace items.
But this kind of absolute peace is not in nature’s storehouse. Let us take the analogy of rose. A rose is a very beautiful flower, but every stem has its thorns. Indeed, thorns are an integral part of the rose plant. A poet has rightly said that thorns serve as security guards for the flower. There must be non-peace items along with peaceful items. A peaceful mind is a very precious aspect of human nature and it too needs safety to maintain its sublime quality.
(i) It is a distant dream for all of us :
(a) peace of mind
(b) fulfilling our ambition
(c) meeting our targets
(d) climbing the mountains 
(a) peace of mind
(ii) The security for the flowers are :
(b) other plants
(d) roots 
(iii) Nature always leads people into ……………. situations.
(d) none 
(iv) Fill in the blank :
Thorns are an ……………. part of a rose plant. (integral/outer) 
(v) Write the answer of the following :
(a) What is pure peace ? 
(b) Why does a peaceful mind need safety ? 
(a) A peace that is free from all kinds of non-peace items, is called pure peace.
(b) A peaceful mind needs safety because it is a very precious aspect of human nature.
2. Read the following passage and answer the questions :
The conquest of happiness has meant different facts to different generations. Our forefathers took pride in scholarship, a spirit of sacrifice and solicitude for the welfare of others. Gone are those days. Today we five only for ourselves. We are jealous of the advancement of our neighbours. We end up tense and unhappy.
The term ‘happy’ has a variety of meanings. It stands for the lucky, fortunate, content, glad or apt. Happiness lies within the mind of the individual. No amount of external wealth may be helpful in making him happy.
Our forefathers had lifestyles, very much different from those we have today. Their fife was based mainly on the concept of ‘simple living and high thinking’. People were satisfied with whatever they obtained after working hard. Excessive material wealth did not mean much for them. They derived mental satisfaction and enrichment which they aimed at.
The structural framework of our forefathers families was different from those of ours. They lived in a cohesive joint family structure where they were happier than us. They cared for each other. The siblings grew up with their cousins. The bond of love which they shared cannot be easily found in the nuclear family of the day. The family provided an emotional cushioning effect against tension and stress.
(i) Our forefathers took pride in :
(b) a spirit of sacrifice
(c) welfare of others
(d) all of these 
(d) all of these
(ii) How do we feel for our neighbours today ?
(d) none 
(iii) Happiness lies within the ……………… of the individual :
(d) none 
(iv) Our forefathers’ life was based mainly on :
(a) the concept of simple living
(b) the concept of high thinking
(d) none 
(v) ……………….. cannot be found in the nuclear family of the day.
(b) Bond of love
(d) All 
(b) Bond of love
(vi) Fill in the blanks :
(a) The family provided an …………………. cushioning effect. 
(b) Excessive material …………………. did not mean for forefathers. 
Write similar words of the following words from the passage : [1 + 1 = 2]
3. Choose the correct form of the verb :
(i) I …………………. (read) a very interesting story now. 
(a) is reading
(b) am reading
(d) will read
(b) am reading
(ii) She …………………. (write) hundred poems so far. 
(b) will write
(c) had written
(d) has written
(d) has written
(iii) He …………………. (get) a prize ten days ago. 
(d) will get
(iv) Rohit …………………. (learn) English for five years. 
(a) is learning
(b) was learning
(c) has been learning
(d) will learn
(c) has been learning
4. Change the following sentences into Indirect Speech :
(i) My friend said to me, “ Do you live in this house? 
My friend asked me if I lived in that house.
(ii) He said to me, “Please bring me a glass of water. 
He requested me to bring him a glass of water.
5. Combine the following pairs of the sentences :
(i) The boy is my friend. You met him. (whom) 
The boy whom you met, is my friend.
(ii) We know a lot of boys. They play here. (who) 
We know a lot of boys who play here.
6. Change the following sentences into passive-voice :
(i) Stop making a noise.
Let making a noise be stopped.
(ii) I wrote the letter in English.
The letter was written in English by me.
7. Frame question to get the following answer :
………………………………………………. ? 
Yes, I took your book.
Did you take my book ?
8. Add Question-Tag to the statement given below :
Please keep quiet, ………………………… ? 
won’t you ?
9. Fill in the blanks :
(i) …………………. it was raining, I was ploughing the field. (While/When) 
(ii) He made all efforts …………………. he couldn’t find his purse. (yet/so) 
(iii) Archit …………………. Archita are teachers in this school. (and/or) 
Section – B
Answer the following questions in 40-50 words :
Why does the postmaster send money to Lencho ? (A Letter to God) 
The postmaster is a fat, amiable and sensitive person. He is kind and helpful to others. When he reads the letter sent by Lencho to God, he becomes serious to help him. He sends the money to Lencho so that his firm faith in God might not shake.
What happens to the house when the trees move out of it ? (The Trees) 
In the poem, the trees are in the courtyard, pans or pots of the house. When the trees move out of the house, there prevails complete silence in the house. It becomes free from the smell of vegetation. There remains no smell of leaves and lichen.
Why does Anil not hand the thief over to the police ? (The Thief’s Story) 
I feel that Anil is a large-hearted person. He reviews the whole situation with an open mind. He thinks that if he hands over the thief to the police, he may become a hardened criminal. He decides to reform the thief in a different way. So he does not hand the thief over to the police.
Why does Mrs Hall find the scientist eccentric ? (Footprints without Feet) 
Mrs Hall makes every effort to be friendly with the scientist. She wants to talk with him. But the scientist does not wish to be disturbed in his work. He wants to live in solitude and is always busy with his work. So, Mrs Hall thinks that the scientist is eccentric.
How does Bholi’s teacher play an important role in changing the course of her life ? (Bholi) 
Bholi was a neglected child at home. She had neither good looks nor intelligence. Besides, she stammered too. Neither her parents nor her brothers or sisters showed any care for her. But her teacher supported her. She made her believe in self. She taught her well. Thus, she changed the course of Bholi’s life.
15. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
The baker or bread-seller of those days had a peculiar dress known as the Kabai. It was a single piece long frock reaching down to the- knees. In our childhood we saw bakers wearing a shirt and trousers which were shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants. Even today, anyone who wears a half pant which reaches just below the knees invites the comment that he is dressed like a pader.
(i) What is Kabai ? 
Kabai is a peculiar dress that is single piece long frock reaching down to the knees.
(ii) Who invites the comment “he is dressed like a pader? 
Anyone who wears a half pant which reaches just below the knees invites the comment “he is dressed like a pader”.
16. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
One Sunday as she was taking a walk in the Champs- Elysees to rid herself of the cares of the week, she suddenly perceived a woman walking with a child. It was Mme Forestier, still young, still pretty, still attractive. Mme Loisel was affected. Should she speak to her ? Yes certainly. And now that she had paid, she would tell her all. Why not ?
(i) How was Mme Forestier looking ? 
She was still young, still pretty and still attractive.
(ii) What did Mme Loisel decide ? 
Mme Loisel decided to speak Mme Forestier.
17. Read the stanza given below and answer the questions that follow :
Some say the world will end in fire
Some say in zee.
From what I have tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
(i) What would be the causes of the end of world, according to the people ? 
Some people say the world will end in fire, some people say that it will end in ice.
(ii) Why does the poet think the reason to be fire ? 
The poet’s experience of human desire makes him think so.
18. Read the stanza given below and answer the questions that follow :
He stalks in his vivid stripes
The few steps of his cage
On pads of velvet quiet
In his quiet rage.
(i) What is the tiger doing in his cage ? 
The tiger is pacing impatiently in his cage.
(ii) What does the tiger in the cage long for ? 
The caged tiger longs for the freedom of the forest.
Section – C
Answer the following questions in 100 words :
Why was the young seagull afraid to fly and how did he get success ? (His First Flight) 
How did the narrator experience when he flew the aeroplane into storm ? (The Black Aeroplane)
The young seagull was afraid to fly because he thought that his wings would not support him to fly across the sea. When the young seagull’s mother tricked him for the fish food, he was maddened with hunger and decided to snatch it. As the young seagull dived at the fish, with a loud scream he fell outwards and downwards into space. A monstrous terror seized him and his heart stood still. He could hear nothing. But it only lasted a minute. The next moment his wings spread outwards. The wind rushed against his breast feathers, his stomach and his wings and he started soaring.
The narrator was going back to England where his family lived. He took the risk and flew his aeroplane in the storm. As he flew into it, suddenly everything became black. He could see nothing outside the aeroplane. The aeroplane jumped and twisted in the air. He looked at the compass, but it was not working. The other instruments were suddenly dead, too. He tried to switch on the radio but it also stopped working. In the storm it was impossible for him to know where he was. He could not make contact to the control room to know his position and the way. He was frightened.
Why does Anne want to write a diary ? (From the Diary of Anne Frank) 
Why was the inauguration ceremony the greatest occasion for South Africa ? (Nelson Mandela : Long Walk to Freedom)
Anne says that world will not be interested in musings of a thirteen-year-old girl. Even then she wants to write a diary for two reasons. The first reason is that she feels like writing and the second reason is that she has even greater need to share all kinds of things off her chest. Moreover, she knows that paper has more patience than people, and the diary would be a real friend for her. Anne considers her diary to be her true friend. She calls this friend ‘Kitty’. So her diary will be different from other diaries in the way that she doesn’t want to jot down all the facts in her diary the way most people do.
The inauguration ceremony that took place on 10th May in Pretoria, was the greatest occasion for South Africa because it was the festival of South Africa’s newborn freedom. It was the occasion that marked the freedom of the people of South Africa from racial abuse and white supremacy. Dignitaries and world leaders were gathering there in a large number to confer glory and hope to newborn liberty of South Africa. It was the day of the installation of first democratic, non-racial government of South Africa.
Draw a character-sketch of Maddie. (The Hundred Dresses-I) 
What did Maddie think of Wanda ? (The Hundred Dresses-II)
Maddie is an American girl. She is a good friend of Peggy. She is also a classmate of Peggy and Wanda. She is a poor girl. She wears others’ hand-me-down clothes. She is an inseperable friend of Peggy. She feels embarrassed when Peggy asks Wanda how many dresses, and how many hats, how many shoes, and how many this and that she has. She has a high opinion about Peggy. She thinks that Peggy can never do anything that is wrong. She knows that she would never have courage to speak right out to Peggy not to tease Wanda.
In the view of Maddie, Wanda was just a poor girl who lived at Boggins Heights. She used to wear the same blue dress daily. She stood alone in the schoolyard. She never laughed loudly. She thought that she was a foolish girl who had only one dress but said that she had a hundred dresses. She scarcely ever said anything to anybody. Maddie had sympathy in her heart for her. She did not like anyone to tease Wanda by asking her questions about her dresses.
Compare and contrast the character of Think-Tank and Noodle. (The Book That Saved the Earth) 
How did Ausable get rid of Max ? (The Midnight Visitor)
Think-Tank and Noodle are two main characters of the play ‘The Book That Saved the Earth’. These both have contrasting qualities.
Think-Tank likes to be called ‘Great and Mighty’. He is the ruler of the Mars and likes to give orders and commands. He is a man of self recommendation. But he has no intelligence. He is a coward too. Guessing an invasion on the part of the earth, he flees away from his planet. While Noodle is clever and wise. He is an apprentice to the ruler of the Mars. He is a man of knowledge. His way of offering information is such that it does not offend his boss. He often corrects the mistakes of Think-Tank very politely. He never wants to take credit of his contribution.
Ausable had great presence of mind. Max was Ausable’s rival secret agent. He wanted to take a report concerning some new missiles. He threatened to shoot Ausable in case he resisted. Ausable got rid of Max very cleverly. He convinced Max that there was a balcony under the room window and one could easily enter and escape through it. He himself knew that soon a waiter would knock at the door to serve drinks. As soon as the waiter knocked the door, Ausable told that the police had come Max jumped upon the balcony which did not exist. Thus he fell down.
Section – D
Imagine that you are Siddhu, living at 20, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur. Write a letter to the Editor of local newspaper on keeping Jaipur City clean. 
Write an E-mail to your friends requesting them to share the syllabus for all subjects of your class.
The E-Mail ID is : firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Shastri Nagar
24 March 20_ _
The Dainik Nav Jyoti
Subject : Keeping Jaipur City clean.
I have been reading so much in the newspapers about keeping Jaipur City clean, but I have just one question to ask. Where are the dustbins ? A busy place, like Sindhi Camp bus stand has no proper dustbins. Travellers throw all the bus tickets on the bus stand. It results in an untidy look. There are no dustbins on so many busy roads. It is time for the Jaipur authorities to do something in this matter.
Places where the dustbins are absolutely necessary are bus stands, hotels and wayside stalls. We should be practical and realistic when we talk about a clean Jaipur City.
|Subject||To share the syllabus for all the subjects.|
It’s a long time since I have neither done any chatting with any of you nor attended any class. It was due to fever I had. Now I came to know that our examinations are at hand and I don’t have the syllabus. It will be very kind of you if you share the syllabus for all the subjects.
Write a story using the outline given below. Assign a suitable title and moral to it :
(Words Limit 150-200) 
|A bee …………… falls into water …………… drowns …………… dove …………… in the tree …………… feels pity …………… plucks leaf …………… drops …………… bee climbs …………… flies away …………… saved …………… later …………… hunter aims at the dove …………… dove unaware …………… bee attacks in swarm …………… gun goes off …………… misses aim …………… dove flies off …………… saved. Friend in need …………… friend indeed.|
Write a story using the outline given below. Assign a suitable title and moral to it :
(Words Limit 150-200)
|A shepherd …………… grazes sheep …………… thinks of a mischief …………… cries “Wolf ! Wolf !” …………… villagers run to help …………… no wolf …………… villagers …………… angry …………… one day a wolf reallv comes …………… cries for help …………… people do not believe …………… kills many sheep.|
Once a bee felt thirsty. It flew to a river. As it wanted to drink the water, it fell into the water of a river. It began to drown. A dove flew by that side. It was carrying a stick in its beak for building its nest on a tree. It saw the bee. It felt pity for the bee. It plucked a leaf and dropped it near the bee. The bee climbed upon the leaf. When its wings got dried, it flew away.
A few days later, a hunter came there. He could not get any big bird. Suddenly he saw the dove. He aimed at the dove. The dove was unaware of it. Luckily the bee noticed the hunter. It flew to its hive. All the bees attacked in a swarm on the hunter. The hunter missed his aim and the gun went off. The dove flew away. Thus the bee repaid the dove for its kindness. It is rightly said, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
Moral : Do good, find good.
In a village there was a shepherd boy. Every day he herded sheep in the pasture away from the village. The shepherd was a naughty boy. On a hot day, he was herding his sheep in a pasture, not far from his village. In another group, sheep of the village people herded as well, although no one was guarding. Suddenly, he had a bad idea to lie to the villagers. Then he cried out, “There are wolves.! There are wolves ! The wolves will eat our sheep.” He hoped the villagers would hear him and immediately run towards the pasture.
Villagers who heard the cries of the boy immediately ran to the pasture to save sheep. But when they arrived, they saw no wolf. There was only a herd boy who laughed heartily to see the villagers who had come for help. Next day, the shepherd boy again screamed louder than ever. The villagers came rushing to save their sheep. Shepherd boy came back roaring with laughter. Until one day, pack of wolves actually came over to the sheep. The shepherd boy shouted loudly, “There are wolves. They will eat my sheep. Please come.” The villagers heard the cries of the shepherd boy. But they remained silent in the village to continue their work. The poor shepherd boy ! All his sheep were eaten by the wolves.
Moral : A liar is not believed.
Write a paragraph on the given visual – aid. (Words Limit 150-200) 
Write a paragraph on the given visual – aid. (Words Limit 150-200)
Online Education Or E-learning Program
The Online education or E-learning program is one of the fastest-growing learning platforms. These are available online and every year a large number of students take part in it. The fast-growing online network is definitely going to be the future of education in many ways.
It has been not very long when smart classes were introduced and they were marked successful. Promoting the same culture another smart class that has been introduced is an online platform. All of us use the internet and learning through it can really take education to another level. It is one of the best platforms and e-learning is one of the latest mediums of education.
It is getting popular day by day and is also one of the easy and convenient mediums. All of us want the best on the money we spend. When we get quality education on our doorsteps, then why one will prefer an offline course.
Study materials are easily available online and one can easily access any course of his choice. There are many institutions that have started online classes and students find it more convenient. They save their travelling time and can ealisy focus on their studies.
Afforestation and its Importance
Afforestation refers to the process of converting a non-forest land into a forest. If there are no trees, there will be no life on the earth. Trees supply oxygen for our need. Through the process of photosynthesis, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen into it. Forests help bring rain and prevent soil erosion. Besides, we get food, fruits, timber and medicines, etc. from forests. They give shelter to wild animals.
Recently, in the south, Sandalwood forests were cut down and sold out to earn money by poachers and smugglers. Such thoughtless activities have created an ecological imbalance.
Although, the government enacted ‘The Forest Conservation Act’ in 1980, but in the absence of its forceful implementation, it is lying almost dead. On the other hand, festival like ‘Van-Mahotsava’ has been started by our government, but it needs be more convincing. Hence afforestation is necessary to check the issues of global warming, soil erosion, pollution, and the maintenance of biodiversity and ecological balances.