Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Board Model Paper 2022 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Board Model Paper 2022 with Answers
Time : 2 Hours 45 min.
Max. Marks : 80
General Instruction to the Examinees :
- Candidates must write first 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 are to be written together in continuity.
- This paper is divided into four sections A, B, C and D. All sections are compulsory.
SECTION – A
Choose the correct alternative-
(i) Who is the teacher in the story. ‘The Last Lesson’? (1)
(c) M. Hamel
(c) M. Hamel
(ii) Mukesh wants to be a ……………………………………. (1)
(d) motor mechanic
(d) motor mechanic
(iii) According to Roosevelt, “All we have to is fear itself.” (1)
(iv) How much money did the peddler steal from the old man’s cottage? (1)
(a) ten kronors
(b) thirty kronors
(c) fifty kronors
(d) eighty kronors
(b) thirty kronors
(v) The whole world is nothing but a big ……………………………………. (1)
(c) tourist place
(vi) Which medicine was available to improve the health conditions of the people of the Champaran villages? (1)
(a) castor oil
(c) sulphur ointment
(d) all of these
(vii) The poetess compares her mother’s face to ……………………………………. (1)
(a) late winter’s moon
(b) a corpse
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of these
(d) none of these
(viii) ‘The paper-seeming boy with rat’s eyes’ means The boy is ……………………………………. (1)
(a) unpleasant looking
(b) thin and weak
(d) sly and secretive
(ix) Who composed the poem – ‘Keeping Quiet’? (1)
(a) Pablo Neruda
(b) Robert Frost
(c) John Keats
(d) Adrienne Rich
(b) Robert Frost
(x) The endless fountain of immortal drink pouring from ……………………………………. (1)
(a) the heart core
(b) the heaven’s brink
(c) the mountain
(d) the sky
(b) the heaven’s brink
(xi) What kind of lady was Aunt Jennifer? (1)
(d) can’t say
(xii) Alsace and Lorraine districts were occupied by ……………………………………. (1)
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets:
(i) The girl is a coming here. She is my sister, (who) (1)
(ii) The boy is a beggar. You gave him food, (whom) (1)
(i) The girl who is coming here is my sister.
(ii) The boy whom you gave food is a beggar.
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets:
(i) you don’t work, hard you won’t pass, (als/if/so) (1)
(ii) He was tired he couldn’t walk, (so-that/too-to) (1)
(iii) The Headmaster assured me to the issue of fees, (turn over/turn on) (1)
(iv) What time does your father in the morning? (turn up/get up) (1)
(v) What is the time your watch? (by/in) (1)
(vi) Anil is fond sweets and toffees, (of/in) (1)
SECTION – B
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Delhi has grown into the city that shuns children. It is now an urban sprawl, it’s development model skewed in favour of motorised traffic and commercial capitalization. This has snatched play fields from kids with vehicles both stationary and on the move occupying every inch of space available, the roads and even lanes and by lanes are out of bounds for the little ones unlike in American and European cities. There are few public spaces where one can hang out. No wonder, our children spend a lot of time indoors, glued to the T.V., P.C. or mobile screen. It’s time, urban planning experts say, ‘to reconsider Delhi’s growth with the welfare of it’s children in mind.’
Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph expressed his anguish at the Shrinking playing space for children in Delhi. The condition of the parks in the city, he said in the letter, was a “serious violation of human rights of children” as it was “their right in their tender times to have a decent environment to play and frolic around.”
Kuldeep Singh, an architect and urban planner, who worked with DDA during 1956-57 to bring out Delhi’s first master plan, explained how initially children’s needs were the town planner’s priority. “Space standards were set very rationally and in every neighbourhood, a huge open space was reserved for children which we called ‘tot-lots’.” “This was the place where we thought children would get a space to play and mingle with each other and we kept it away from roads,” recalled Singh. However due to administrative reasons, the idea of ‘tot-lots’ had to be dropped and regrettably was never entertained again.
“Over the years, circumstances have changed and people are reluctant to let their children ensure mobility of children.
(i) What type of city has Delhi grown into? (2)
(ii) What is expressed by Kurian Joseph about Delhi? (2)
(iii) What does Kuldeep Singh say as an urban planner? (2)
(iv) What are tot-lots? (2)
(v) Find the similar word for ‘correct’ and antonym for ‘separate’ from the passage. (2)
(i) Delhi has grown into the.city that deprives children of play field and open space.
(ii) Kurian Joseph expressed his anguish at the shrinking playing space for children and for violation of human rights of children in Delhi.
(iii) Kuldeep Singh says that it is the town plannefs’ first priority to ensure space for children in every neighbourhood.
(iv) ‘Tot-lots’ are huge open spaces reserved for children to play in every neighbourhood.
(v) right, mingle
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
While there is no denying that the world loves a winner, it is important that you recognise the signs of stress in your behaviour and be healthy enough to enjoy your success. Stress can strike anytime, in a fashion that may leave you unaware of it’s presence in your life. While a certain amount of pressure is necessary for performance, it is important to be able to recognise your individual threshold for instance there are some individuals who accept competition in a healthy fashion. There are others who collapse into weeping wrecks before an exam or on comparing mark sheets and finding that their friend has scored better.
It is a body reaction to any demands or changes in its internal and external environment. Whenever there is a change in the external environment such as temperature pollutants, humidity and working conditions, it leads to stress. In these days of competition when A person makes up his mind to surpass what has been achieved by others leading to an imbalance between demands and resources, it causes psycho-social stress. It is a part and parcel of everyday life.
Stress has a different meaning depending on the stage of life you are in. The loss of a toy or a reprimand from the parents might create a stress shock in a child. An adolescent who fails an examination may feel as if everything has been lost and life has no further meaning. In an adult, the loss of his or her companion, job or professional failure may appear as if there is nothing more to be achieved.
Such signs appear in the attitude and behaviour of the individual as muscle tension in various parts of the body, palpitation and high blood pressure, indigestion, hyperacidity and ultimately in self-destructive behaviour such as eating and drinking too much, smoking excessively, relying on tranquillisers, trembling, shaking, nervous blinking, dryness of throat and mouth and difficulty in swallowing.
(i) What is stress? (1)
(ii) What important thing should be recognised? (1)
(iii) What signs appear in a stressed person? (1)
(iv) What factors lead to stress? (1)
(v) What is psycho-social stress? (1)
(i) Stress is a body reaction to any demands or changes in its internal and external
(ii) The sign of stress should be recognised.
(iii) Some signs are muscle tension, palpitation, high blood pressure, indigestion, hyperacidity, self destructive behaviour etc.
(iv) A change in the external environment such as temperature, pollutants, humidity and working condition leads to stress.
(v) Psycho-social stress can be defined as a state of legging behind of a person in the society.
SECTION – C
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words;
How many dollars did Charley’s friend Sam withdraw from his account? (The Tkird Level) (1)
How old was the prince when he spoke the words clearly before the astrologers? (The Tiger King) (1)
Ten days old.
Why was Sadao sent to America? (The Enemy) (1)
Sadao was sent to America to learn about surgery and medicine.
What type of change did Mr. Lamb bring in Derry’s life? (The Third Level) (1)
Mr I .a mb brought a positive change in Derry’s attitude towards life.
What made Bama sad and angry? (Memories of Childhood) (1)
Social evils like caste discrimination and untouchability made Bama sad and angry.
Write the answers of the following in about 30-40 words:
What did Douglas plan to save himself when he went down for the first time in water? (Deep Water) (2)
From the beginning Douglas had an averson to water when he was in it. For the first time he made a plan that when his feet hit the bottom, he would make a big jump, come to the surface and paddle to the edge of the pool.
Why did Gandhi agree to a settlement of 25% refund to the farmers? (Indigo) (2)
The British land lords agreed to make 25 percent regund to the peasants. Gandhi agreed to the settlement of 25% refund to the farmers because for him the amount of money was not as important as the token victory of the peasants.
How is the ‘map’ different from the world of the slum? (An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum) (2)
The ‘map’ is different from the world of the slum because powerful people have made the map of the world according to their own will. They have no care for the slum children who have no place in it.
What message does the poem ‘Keeping Quiet’ give us? (Keeping Quiet) (2)
The message of the poem is that brief moments of silence and stillness take away our attention from useless everyday affairs and we are able to focus on our inner self. It gives us new energy.
What are the different things of beauty mentioned in the poem ‘A Thing of Beauty’?(A Thing of Beauty) (2)
John Keats, being a poet Of nature admires all objects of nature. In the poem, he-‘ mentions several things of beauty, such as the sun, the moon, daffodil flowers, small streams of transparent water, musk-roses etc.
What did the king resolve and why? (The Tiger King) (2)
The Tiger King resolved that he would attend to all other matters only after killing the hundred tigers. He resolved so because it was predicted that he would be killed by the 100th tiger and he wanted to prove the prediction false.
How can you say that Sadao was a true doctor? (The Enemy) (2)
As a true doctor, Dr Sadao saved the life of a wounded soldier that belonged to their enemy country. To save his life was an unpatriotic act but as a true doctor he treated him.
Why did Derry like secluded places? (On The Face of It) (2)
Derry liked secluded places because he suffered from an inferiority complex due to his burnt face. He thought that people were afraid of him. He thought that nobody liked his company or lived him.
Write the answers of the following in about 60-80 words:
Discuss the living conditions of Seemapuri. (Lost Spring) (3)
Seemapuri is situated on the periphery of Delhi. Those who live here are squatters who came from Bangladesh back in 1971. Natural disasters forced them to leave their native land. About ten thousand ragpickers live here in structures of mud, with roofs of tin and tarpaulin. They do not have sewage, drainage or running water. Although they have no identity, they have ration cards and have their names in voters list. Children grow up in these small structures and the children help their parents in then- survival. Rag-picking is the only way for survive in Seemapuri.
How did Gandhiji help the peasants in Champaran? (Indigo)
The peasants in Champaran were being exploited by the British landlords. Gandhiji stood up as their leader. With his bold efforts and through civil disobedience, he got the poor peasants in Champaran win their battle against injustice and exploitation. Gandhiji worked for their cultural and social upliftment also. He opened primary schools in six villages. His wife Kasturba taught the villagers rules on personal cleanliness as well as community sanitation.
Thus, Gandhiji helped the peasants in Champaran people politically as well as socially.
How did the author become a perfect swimmer? (Deep Water) (3)
Douglas was scared of water. The instructor had to put in extra effort to make him a perfect swimmer. The instructor used a rope and pulley to train Douglas. He held on fro the end of the rope and made Douglas go back and forth across the pool over and over again. Whenever the instructor relaxed his hold on the rope, the author would get extremely frightened. The terror of water began to get diminished within three months. That is how the instructor made Douglas a perfect swimmer.
Justify the title ‘Last Lesson’. (Last Lesson)
In nly pinion the title of the lesson The Last Lesson’ is quite appropriate. The lesson presents a vivid description of M. Hamel’s last lesson in the class on the last day. There came an order from Berlin banning the teaching of French. According to the order only German was to be taught in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine. Addressing the students he said, “My children, this is my last lesson in French”. On his last, day he taught so well that every student was attentive to him.
Write the character sketch of Derry. (On the Face Of It) (3)
Derry is a young boy who suffers from a sense of inferiority complex. It was because he has a burnt face from one side. This makes him lonely and withdrawn. He avoids company of others. He thinks that people get scared when they look at his horrible face. So he keeps himself away from others. But his meeting with Lamb brings a turning point in his life. It gives him confidence. He is able to develop a positive attitude towards life.
Write about the theme of the lesson ‘Memories of Childhood’. (Memories of Childhood)
The lesson ‘Memories of Childhood’ depicts the humiliation suffered by the oppressed people of the society. Both Bama and Zitkala-Sa are from marginalised communities. Bama suffers from the evil of untouchability prevailing in India. The people of her caste have to bow low to the so called upper caste people. They have to work for the upper caste people and bear insults. Bama fights against this situation by studying hard and attaining a high position.
Zitkala-Sa is a native Indian in America. She sees the Americans imposing their culture on other communities living in their country Her long and heavy hair is shingled against her will. As a child, she opposes the act by kicking and scratching.
How can you say that the third level was a medium of escape for Charley? (The Third Level) (3)
I can say that the third level was a medium of escape for Charley. He was living with the fear, worries, stress and insecurity of modern life. He wished to live in a peaceful world that existed long before. So, an imagination of the third level cropped up in his mind. He found this to be a place that existed much before the two world wars. He thought of buying tickets from there to a place of the past. He thought of living there away from the hue and cry of the modern world.
Why could Sadao not kill his enemy? (The Enemy)
Dr Sadao brought the wounded enemy soldier at home. Later on his mind was torn by the conflict between his loyalty to his country and his duty as a doctor. It was his moral and ethical duty as a doctor to treat an ill or wounded person, irrespective of his nationality.
Finally, his duty as a doctor compelled him to help the enemy soldier thus resolving the conflict. Sadao valued human values above everything else. So he could not kill his enemy.
SECTION – D
You are looking for a one room set on rent near your school. Write an advertisement giVing essential details. Don’t forget to mention the amount of rent you are ready to pay. (4)
Wanted a one room set with attached lat-bath, near Govt Senior Secondary School, Alwar for a student of class XII for about 2000 rupees per month. Contact Ajay Kumar, XII B, GSSS Alwar between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00p.m. Mob. 13456xxxx after 4.00 p.m.
You are Sumitra/ Sumit studying in Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Jaipur. Your school is organising a Debate Competition. Draft a notice as a Cultural Secretary of your school student union.
GOVT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, JAIPUR
5 August 20_ _
A Debate Competition
A debate will take place on August 20, 20- in the Multi-Purpose Hall of our school at 2 p.m. The subject for the debate is, “In the opinion of the house the pen is mightier than the sword.” Those who are interested in taking part in the debate, should see the undersigned on or before 14th of August. All are requested to attend the debate.
You are Arun/Anita studying in G.S.S.S. Jodhpur. Your school has celebrated Annual function recently. Write a report to be published in the school magazine in about 100 words. 4
The Prize Distribution Function
Jodhpur, April 2
The Annual Function of Govt Senior Secondary School, Jodhpur was held on last Friday. The Principal invited the District Magistrate Mr Harish Lamba and many other prominent personalities of the city. All the invitees were warmly welcomed by our Principal. Three girls and two boys sang a welcome song. The Principal read out the annual report. A short but very attractive cultural programme based on ‘Clean India Movement’ was also organized. Some poses of Yogasans were also displayed by a few students. Shields as prizes were given to each of the best participants in every activity. The chief guest in his speech praised the students and teachers of the school. The function ended with the National Anthem. Guests were given refreshments.
Translate the passage into Hindi :
The ancient Greeks considered games so important that they measured the June by the interval between them. It was their firm belief that a strong and healthy body is absolutely essential to have a sound mind.
At any cost they didn’t allow any interference in the games. Suppose if a war was going on, it would be stopped. Unluckily, in 393 AD the games were banned by Roman emperor Theodosius. People forgot Olympics for nearly 1500 years. Then came a Frenchman who restarted the games. He believed that the glory of ancient Greece was due to its athletic festivals.
प्राचीन मिश्रवासी खेलों को इतना महत्वपूर्ण मानते थे कि वे समय को उनके बीच के अंतराल के आधार पर मापते थे। उनका ऐसा दृढ़ विश्वास था कि एक स्वस्थ मस्तिष्क के लिये एक मज़बूत व स्वस्थ शरीर अति आवश्यक है।
वे खेलों में किसी भी प्रकार के व्यवधान को किसी भी कीमत पर नहीं होने देते थे। मान लो कि एक युद्ध चल रहा है तो इसे रोका जा सकता है। दुर्भाग्य से 393 ईस्वी में रोमन सम्राट थ्यौडोसीअस द्वारा खेलों पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया गया था। लोग ओलम्पिक को लगभग 1500 वर्षों के लिये भूल गये थे। फिर एक फ्रांसीसी व्यक्ति आया जिसने. खेलों को पुनः शुरू किया। उसका विश्वास था कि प्राचीन मिश्र की ख्याति इसके एथलेटिक्स उत्सवों से थी।
Write a job application for the post of an English Lecturer, to the Principal, Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Ramnagar. You are Geet/Geeta, living in Jaipur. (4)
18 Madhuvan Nagar
Station Road, ‘
Jaipur 30 May 20.
Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Sr. Sec. School
Subject : Application for the post of English lecturer.
This is with reference to your advertisement in ‘The Rajasthan Patrika’ on May 18, 20 for the post of an English lecturer.
I have recently completed my B.Ed. with seventy percent marks both in theory and practical. Besides, I have been the gold medalist in M. D. University, Ajmer in 2009. At present, I am teaching at a reputed coaching centre.
I can assure you of my best services if I am offered the said post. I am enclosing my curriculum vitae herewith for your perusal.
Enclosed – CV
Name : Geeta
Adrdregs : 18, Madhuvan Nagar,
Date of Birth : January 23, 1995
Nationality : Indian
Marital Status : Unmarried
Educational Qualification : M. A. (Eng.), B. Ed.
Job Experience : Recently completed B. Ed. and teaching at a reputed coaching centre at present.
References : Mr Vyas, Director, Vyas Coaching Centre, Kota.
Interests and Hobbies : Reading books, Debate, Gardening
Contact No. : 1234567890.
Enclosed : Attested copies of mark sheets of class X, XII, B.A., M.A., B.Ed.
Imagine you are Arun/Aruna, living at Shastri Nagar, Alwar. Write a letter to the customer service manager of Shriram Electronics Pvt. Ltd. complaining about a defect in the refrigerator purchased from the store.
7 Shastri Nagar
13 October 20_ _
M/s Shriram Electronics Pvt. Ltd.
M.G. Road, Alwar
Subject – Complaint regarding a defective refrigerator
I bought a refrigerator from your showroom with a warranty of 2 years. But only 8 months have passed-by and it has started troubling me. For a month its dryer has not been functioning properly. Some of the defects are
- The water dispenser is not working.
- The compressor is making too much noise.
- Its body is getting too hot.
I hope you will understand the urgency of the situation and send a technician to rectify these defects or replace it soon.