Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Set 1 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Model Paper Set 1 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.
Choose the correct alternative-
(i) Whom does Anees Jung advise to go to school? (1)
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(ii) According to the author, the Y.M.C.A. pool was …………………………………. (1)
(iii) In the story the rattrap seller used …………………………………. to make rattraps. (1)
(iv) Who was Rajkumar Shukla? (1)
(a) a worker
(b) a politician
(c) a teacher
(d) a peasant
(d) a peasant
(v) The soldiers were drilling at the back of …………………………………. (1)
(a) a school
(b) a garden
(c) a sawmill
(c) a sawmill
(vi) What does Mukesh want to drive? (1)
(a) a bus
(b) a truck
(c) an aeroplane,
(d) a car
(c) an aeroplane,
(vii) The children of elementary school were far from …………………………………. (1)
(b) gusty waves
(b) gusty waves
(viii) In the poem the poet requests us to count upto …………………………………. (1)
(ix) What do beautiful things give us? (1)
(x) The colour of Jennifer’s tigers is …………………………………. (1)
(xi) The poet (Kamala Das) was going to Cochin from : (1)
(a) her parents home
(b) her brother’s home
(c) her sister’s home
(d) no where
(a) her parents home
(xi) In death there is …………………………………. (1)
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets:
(i) We saw the man. He sells bananas, (who)
(ii) I met a girl yesterday. This is the girl, (whom)
(i) We saw the man who sells bananas.
(ii) This is the girl whom I met yesterday.
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets:
(i) She was …………………………………. poor …………………………………. pay her fee. (so…..that/too to/both and)
(ii) Jyoti …………………………………. Tara are teachers, (and/but)
(iii) I cannot tell you how it …………………………………. (came off/came about)
(iv) When did you …………………………………. from Ajmer? (get on/get back)
(v) The patient had died …………………………………. the doctor came, (after/before)
(vi) I shall finish my work …………………………………. Sunday, (in/by)
(i) too to
(iii) came about
(iv) get back
SECTION – B
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Gandhiji was a first-class nurse to the sick. Where he picked up nursing was a mystery. He certainly did not pass through a nursing school. As in many other things, when nursing became necessary to him in life, he learned it by the hard way of experience. In the Ashram at Sabarmati, all sick persons came directly under his eye and care. Doctors were, of course, consulted; but the care of the sick, Gandhiji arranged in person. It was a joke, especially among the people in the Ashram that if you wanted to see Gandhiji every day and talk to him and hear him crack jokes, you had only to be ill and get into bed ! For Gandhiji visited the sick every day spent a few minutes at every bed-side, himself saw things carefully and never failed to crack a joke or two with the patient. There was no day, too busy for Gandhiji to attend sick persons. There was once a young lad who went down with dysentery. He had done his best to accustom himself to Ashram food, but failed. He had a great liking for coffee. But in the Ashram there was no coffee for him nor was coffee allowed, In good time, he got rid of his dysentery and was now recovering. Gandhiji visited him for a few minutes every day during his usual rounds. Those few minutes were like a tonic to the poor lad.
He pined for a cup of good coffee. One day he was lying bn his back dreaming of it when he heard the welcome sound of the wooden sandals of Gandhiji. A minute later Gandhiji entered with his never-failing smile and cheering word.
He looked at the lad and said, “Now you are decidedly better. You must have recovered your appetite. What would you like to eat? Ah ! some good uppuma or dosai?” Gandhiji evidently knew all about the lad’s partiality for these two good old South Indian dishes. Gandhiji was laughing. The youngster had a sudden brain wave. “Could I have a cup of coffee, please,” he blurted out.
Gandhiji answered with a peal of laughter, “Oh, you old sinner, that is what you want !” And then seeing the look on the lad’s face, he added, ‘You certainly shall have your cup of coffee.
Yes, light coffee will soothe your stomach. And what will you have with the coffee? I don’t think we can make uppama or dosai, but warm toast would go well with coffee. I shall send you a tray”.
Gandhiji’s cottage was at the other end of the Ashram. Gandhiji himself prepared the coffee because his wife was taking rest. It was an untimely hour. He did not want to give unnecessary trouble to anyone. Coffee was light but excellent. The young lad was troubled when he thought that he had given trouble to Gandhiji to prepare coffee and
toast for him.
(i) What was a mystery? (2)
(ii) What was the joke about Gandhiji? (2)
(iii) Why was the young lad troubled? (2)
(iv) Why did Gandhiji himself prepare coffee? (2)
(v) Find the similar wrord for ‘calm’ and antonym for ‘free’ from the passage. (2)
(i) From where did Gandhiji pick up nursing was a mystery.
(ii) It was that if somebody wanted to see Gandhiji, he should just be ill and get into bed.
(iii) The young lad was troubled by the thought that he had given trouble to Gandhiji to prepare coffee and toast for him.
(iv) Gandhiji himself prepared coffee because it was an untimely hour and he did not want to give unnecessary trouble to his wife.
(v) soothe, busy
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Across the world, the stride of migration from rural to urban areas is increasing. By 2050, about 70 percent of the population will be living in cities, and India is no exception. It will need about 500 new cities to accommodate the influx. Interestingly, urbanisation in India has for the longest time been viewed as a by-product of failed regional planning. Though it is inevitable, and will only change.when the benefits of urbanisation overtake the costs involved, it is ah opportunity for achieving faster growth.
With increasing urbanisation and the load on rural land, the government has now’ realized the need for cities that can cope with the challenges of urban living and also be magnets for investment, ihe announcement of *100 smart cities’ falls in line with this vision.
A ‘smart city’ is an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability. It is a city where information technology is the principal infrastructure and the basis for providing essential services to residents. There are many technological platforms involved, including but not limited to automated sensor networks and data centres. Though this may sound futuristic, it is now likely to become a reality as the ‘smart cities’ movement unfolds in India.
In a smart city, economic development and activity is sustainable and rationally incremental by virtue of being based on success-oriented market drivers such as supply and demand. They benefit everybody, including citizens, businesses, the government and the environment.
The underway or proposed smart cities include Kochi in Kerala, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Manesar in., Delhi NCR,: Khushkhera in Rajasthan, Krishnapatriam in Andhra Pradesh, Ponneri in Tamil Nadu and iumkur in Karnataka. Many of these cities will include special investment regions or special economic zones with modified regulations and tax structures to make it attractive for foreign investment. Phis is essential because much of the funding for these projects will have to come from private developers and from abroad.
The concept is not without challenges, especially in India. For instance, the success of such a city depends on residents, entrepreneurs and visitors becoming actively involved in energy saving and implementation of new technologies, here are many ways to make residential, commercial and public spaces sustainable by ways of technology, but a high percentage of the total energy use is still in the hands of end users and their behaviour. Also, there is the time factor – such cities can potentiallytake anything between 20 and 30 years to build.
(i) What is increasing across the world? (1)
(ii) Which increasing trend has necessitated the development of ‘smart cities’? (1)
(iii) What is a “smart city”? (1)
(iv) Whom does the economic development benefit? (1)
(v) How much time will the development of these smart cities take? (1)
(i) Across the world, the stride of migration from rural to urban areas is increasing.
(ii) Increasing urbanization and the burden on rural land has necessitated the development of smart cities.
(iii) A smart city is an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability.
(iv) The economic development benefits everybody, including citizens, businesses, the government and the environment.
(v) The development of smart cities will take 20 to 30 years.
SECTION – C
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words:
What miracle happened when the Tiger King was just an infant? (The Tiger King) (1)
At the age of ten days, the future Tiger King asked the astrologers the cause of his death. All the people who listened to it were surprised.
How did the servants behave when Sadao sheltered a white man in his house? (The Enemy) (1)
The patriotic servants did not like to shelter an enemy soldier in the house. So, they refused to. co¬operate and even left their job.
Why does Derry’s mother not want him to go back to visit Mr Lamb? (On the Face of It) (1)
Derry’s mother did not think very highly of Mr Lamb and claimed to have heard not really good things about him. So, she tells Derry not to go back to him.
Why did Zitkala-Sa feel uncomfortable in the dining room? (Memories of Childhood) (1)
Zitkala-Sa was in a totally new culture in America. She felt the Indian girls were improperly dressed. All this made her feel un comfortable.
What does the third level refer to? (The Third Level) (1)
The third level refers to another level at the Grand Central Station in New York which the narrator imagined to exist.
Write the answers of the following in about 30-40 words:
What is Saheb looking for in the garbage dumps? Where is he and where has he come from? : (Lost Spring) (2)
Saheb is a ydung boy wdio is engaged in rag-picking. He is looking for money in the garbage dumps. Presently he is living at Seemapuri, a place on the border of Delhi. His family has come from Bangladesh.
What were the after-effects of the unpleasant incident that the author had gone through? (Deep Water) (2)
After the incident, the author felt extremely weak. He shook and cried when he lay on his bed. He could not eat anything. Fear kept on haunting him for days. He felt wobbly in the knees and sick to his stomack.
According to the poet, why is the map a bad example? (An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum) (2)
The map shows the world of rich and powerful people, whereas the slum children live in a deprived world. There is no place in it for these slum children. So they cannot relate to that Mien world.
Do you think the poet advocates total inactivity and death? (Keeping Quiet) (2)
No, the poet does not advocate total inactivity and death-like stillness. He makes it clear that ‘total inactivity’ brings in death. He just wants us to stay away from the monotonous life of single-mindedness.
List the things of beauty mentioned in the poem. (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 royal infant grow up to be ? (The Tiger King) (2)
The royal infant grew up to be very tall and strong. He learnt all the manners of the English rulers. At the age of twenty, he became the king. He became famous as a brave and courageous king who did not fear fighting tigers even without weapons.
Why was Dr Sadao not arrested on the charge of harbouring an enemy? (The Fmemy) (2)
Dr Sadao was not arrested on the charge of harbouring an enemy. His servants did not disclose the matter to anyone. Dr Sadao told everything to the General but the General became careless. Thus, Sadao remained safe.
Who is Mr Lamb? How does Derry get into his garden? (On the Face of It) (2)
Mr Lamb is an old man. He lives alone in a big house in his own garden. Derry gets into his garden by climbing over a wall. Derry likes the place and thinks that there is nobody inside it.
Write the answers of the following in about 60-80 words:
How does the metaphor of the rattrap serve to highlight the human predicament? (The Rattrap) (3)
How was Gandhi able to influence lawyers? Give instances. (Indigo)
‘What is this world for ?’ has ever since been a question that has perplexed even the greatest of thinkers and philosophers. The peddler used to sell rattraps and he equated this world to a rattrap for the people. The whole world around him offers riches and joys, shelter and food, and clothing exactly as the rattrap offers cheese and pork. The allurements that this world offers to us tempt us and we get entangled. The peddler suggests that we cannot but fall prey to this snare and that this is our fate. The metaphor discussed above definitely highlights the human predicament that we cannot but be what we are.
Gandhi rebuked the lawyers for collecting so much of fee from the poor peasants. Gandhi said that law courts were useless if the peasants were so crushed and fear stricken.
Again when Gandhi was going to be tried in the court at Motihari, he asked the lawyers what they would do if he was sent to prison. One of the lawyers said that they would go home if he was sent to prison. When the lawyers noticed that. despite being a stranger Gandhi was ready to go to jail for the peasants, they felt ashamed. They promised to follow him. That is how Gandhi was able to influence the lawyers.
What was more fascinating to Franz than the rules of Participles? (The Last Lesson) (3)
What forces conspire to keep the workers in the bangle industry of Firozabad in poverty? (Lost Spring)
Franz was a small school-going boy. His teacher had asked the students to prepare themselves on Participles. Franz was apprehensive of being scolded in . his school as he had not prepared his lesson on Participles. Also he was late for his school. So he thought of running away and spending the day out of doors. He enjoyed the chirping of the birds at the edge of the woods. The weather and the sight of the drilling soldiers were more fascinating to him than the rules of Participles.
Most of the poor people in Firozabad are engaged in bangle making. It is very difficult for them to think of doing anything else. The moneylenders, the middlemen, the policemen, the keepers of law, the bureaucrats and the politicians have created the vicious circle from which it is very difficult for the workers in the bangle industry to get out. They do not let them think beyond making bangles. If someone ever dares think otherwise, he will be hauled up by the police. He will be beaten and dragged to jail for doing something illegal.
What was the hardest trial faced by Zatkala-Sa? (Memories of Childhood) (3)
What do you infer from Sam’s letter to Charley? (The Third Level)
Zitkala-Sa came to know that her long and heavy hair was to be shingled in American style. She wanted to keep her long hair as a distinct sign of her own culture. But, in spite of her best efforts, her hair was shingled. This was the hardest trial faced by her on that first day. She did not submit easily to the Americans. She struggled the way she could.
Charley found a letter from Sam, his psychiatrist friend among his collection of first day covers. He had never seen before it but now it suddenly appeared. In the letter, Sam had informed Charley that he (Sam) was living in Galesburg, on the third level. Clearly, the letter was a product of Charley’s imagination. It was his another waking-dream wish fulfilment. Sam’s letter also reflects that like Charley, Sam too wanted to escape from this world of sad realities.
How was the hundredth tiger killed? (The Tiger King) (3)
Describe Sadao as a true doctor. (The Enemy)
The Dewan had brought this ageing tiger from the People’s Park in Madras and kept it hidden in his house. To protect his job, he had secretly brought the tiger to the forest for the Maharaja’s hunt. He shot at the tiger and it fell down from shock. The Maharaja’s bullet had missed its mark. Later on, one of the hunters shot the tiger. This time the tiger was killed.
Dr Sadao’is not only a good doctor, but also a true human being. He has good knowledge of medicine and surgery. He also remembers that he has been trained to save lives against all odds. As a good human being, his heart is full” of sympathy for all. Saving lives is his religion. That is why he saves the life of a soldier who belongs to his enemy country. He is also a loving husband and an obedient son.
SECTION – D
Imagine you are the Principal of Patel Higher Secondary School, Nandera. The lecturer who taught English has gone on a year long leave. You want to appoint a guest faculty member. He must be an M.A. in the desired subject with a B.Ed. He must have 5 years’ experience of teaching. You can pay him? 30,000/- per month. Draft an advertisement for ‘walk-in-interview’ to be published in the local daily newspaper. (4)
You are Govind/Charu studying in Govt. Sr Sec. School, Kota. Your school is organizing a blood donation camp in your locality. Draft a notice informing the students of class XII.
Walk-in-Interview on August 5, 20_ _ for a guest faculty lecturer (for one year) in English with M.A. (English), B.Ed. and minimum five years’ teaching experience. Pay f 30,000/- per month (fixed). Bring all the documents. Principal, Patel Higher Secondary School, Nandera, Phone-120046.
GOVT. SENIOR SECO-NDARY SCHOOL, KOTA
July 15, 20_ _
Blood Donation Capip
All the students of class XII are hereby informed that a blood donation camp is being organised on July 20th instant at the District Hospital, Kota. The event is being coordinated by the Lion’s Club Kota. Students are requested to donate blood at the camp.
The Students’ Union
Yesterday, two robbers robbed the Punjab National Bank of your city. Write a report on it. You may use the following outline : (4)
(PNB – robbed – two robbers – 11.30 a m. -customers – cash counter – Manager – pistol- guard – injured – telephone line – masks – fifty lakh rupees – police – investigation)
Translate the passage into Hindi:
In India women are given most respected position in the society since ancient time. They are given the position of goddess Lakshmi in the Indian society. Indian women are found working in all fields like aeronautics, space, politics, banks, schools, sports, business, army, police, and many more. It is all that we see with our open eyes however, if we see behind the curtain we will find all the crimes against women at homes, offices, streets, etc. When we see these crimes against women in India such as rape cases, acid attacks, etc., the safety of seems to be been in doubt. We should make their life safe from all these evils.
(bv-Ratna, reporter Rajasthan Patrika)
5 March 20_ _
There was a robbery in rhe Punjab National Bank of the city yesterday. Two robbers came on motorcycle. They had masks on their faces. It was about 11.30 a.m. There was a great rush at the bank. Many customers were coming and going. First, they injured the guard and entered the bank. They had pistols in their hands. They fired in the air and shut all the customers and staff in a room. They took their mobile phones. Then they disconnected the telephone line. They took the manager to the safe and looted about fifty lakh rupees. Police are investigating the crime with the help of CCTV footage and eyewitnesses.
भारत में प्राचीनकाल से ही नारियों को समाज में बहुत ही सम्मानित स्थान दिया जाता है। भारतीय समाज में नारियों को देवी लक्ष्मी का स्वरूप प्रदान किया गया है। जीवन के प्रत्येक क्षेत्र में चाहे वे विमान, अंतरिक्ष, राजनीति, बैंक, स्कूल, खेलकूद व्यापार, सेना, पुलिस के क्षेत्र हों सभी में नारियों को भाग लेते हम देख सकते हैं। यह सब हम अपनी आखों से प्रत्यक्ष रूप में देखते हैं यद्यपि पर्दे के पीछे हम पायेंगे कि नारियों के विरोध में ही घरों पर, कार्यालयों में, गलियों में सभी प्रकार के अपराध होते हैं। नारियों के विरुद्ध हुए अपराध जैसे बलात्कार, तेजाबी आक्रमण आदि के कारण नारियों की सुरक्षा संदेह के घेरे में प्रतीत होती है। हमें इन सब बुराइयों से उनके जीवन को सुरक्षित बनाना चाहिए।
You are Shalini, A-20 Industrial Area, Kishangarh. Read the advertisement given below and write an application to the advertiser, applying for the job. Also give your detailed resume. (4)
Solace Medical Equipment Requires for its Banswara Unit Senior Accounts Executives
Qualification : M. Com.
Experience : Minimum 5 years
Competency : Knowledge in accounting functions and related commercial activities.
Salary : According to qualification and experience.
Apply to : Solace Medical Equipment, Sector 4, Mansarovar Colony Jaipur
As the proprietor of Kitty Garment Showroom, write a letter to M/s Amba & Brothers inquiring about the range of children’s wear and variety they provide. Invent all the necessary details.
A-20 Industrial Area
August 20, 20-
Solace Medical Equipment
Sector-4 Mansarovar Colony
Subject : Application for the post of Senior Accounts Executive
When I saw your advertisement in “The Executives Dainik Bhaskar” dated August 10, 20… for the post of Senior Accounts Executive, I felt it was just the kind of position which I have been looking for. My varied accounts experience and my post-graduate degree in Commerce are my strongest qualifications for this post. I have knowledge in accounting functions and related commercial activities. In addition to this, I have professional experience of more than five years serving in various firms and companies of India. I assure you of my best services if appointed.
Name : Shalini
Address : A-20, Industrial Area, Kishangarh
Date of Birth : January 27, 1986
Marital Status : Married
Nationality : Indian
Educational Qualifications : Achievements :
(i) Ranked first in college in B.Com.
(ii) College Football Captain
Professional Experience :
1. Accountants Executive : BHEL Mumbai 3 years
2. Senior Accountants Executive : B. R Oil Company Bnaratpur 2 years
Kitty Garment Showroom,
14th November 20-
The Manager M
/s Amba and Brothers
Subject- Information about Children’s wear.
We have opened a new showroom for children’s wear and are aware of the glory of your esteemed name. We also want to associate with you and flourish in the field. Thus, provide us the details of your range and variety in the mentioned category. Also favour us by enlightening us on the following:
- Discounts you offer on a new business relation
- Usual concessions
- Mode of payment and transport
- Transport and delivery charges
- Provision of the unsold garments and nature of the seasonal wear
- Any specific information you want to convey us
Looking forward to a positive response.
Yours faithfully Raja Chaudhary (Proprietor)