Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Set 4 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Model Paper Set 4 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) What was the chief commercial crop of Champaran? (1)
(ii) From the next day Franz and the students will be taught (1)
(iii) In the end Saheb is seen working at (1)
(a) a milk booth
(b) a coffee shop
(c) a bar
(a) a milk booth
(iv) What did the narrator want to do when his feet touched the bottom? (1)
(a) to sit
(b) to lie
(c) to jump
(d) to slip
(c) to jump
(v) The paddler returned after to the cottage of the old man. (1)
(a) one hour
(b) two hours
(c) half an hour
(d) one and a half hours
(c) half an hour
(vi) How was Gandhiji going to Motihari? (1)
(a) in a car
(b) in a jeep
(c) on a horse
(d) on an elephant
(d) on an elephant
(vii) Aunt finds ‘it’ hard to pull. ‘It’ was a (1)
(viii) The old lady was dozing with her mouth … (1)
(d) none of these
(ix) What do children inherit in the poem ‘An Elementary School Class room in a Slum’? (1)
(a) twisted bones
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of these
(c) both (a) and (b)
(x) The moment of stillness will be a moment. (1)
(xi) What is said about the value of a beautiful thing? (1)
(a) it never decreases
(b) it always decreases
(c) it never enhances
(d) it never increases
(a) it never decreases
(xii) The children were drawing the pictures of (1)
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets:
(i) Give me the reason. You have not done your homework, (why) (1)
(ii) The man is a beggar. Yori gave him money, (whom) (1)
(i) Give me the reason why you have not done your homework.
(ii) The man whom you gave money is a beggar.
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets:
(i) I teach Ram ………………………………… Shyam. (and/nor/either) (1)
(ii) He is poor ………………………………… he cannot purchase a house. (so that/both and) (1)
(iii) We can’t ………………………………… now. (turn down/tum back) (1)
(iv) On account of hard work, he ………………………………… the examination, (got in/got through) (1)
(v) He does not care ………………………………… me. (on/for) (1)
(vi) We waited ………………………………… you at the bus stand, (for/at) (1)
(ii) so that,
(iii) turn back
(iv) got through
Section – B
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Too many parents these days can’t say no. As a result, they find themselves raising children who respond greedily to the advertisements aimed right at them. Even getting what they want doesn’t satisfy some kids; they only want more. Now, a growing number of psychologists, educators and parents think it’s time to stop the madness and start teaching kids about what’s really important: values like hard work, contentment, honesty , and compassion. The struggle to set limits has never been, tougher – and the stakes •have never been higher. One recent study of adults who were overindulging in children, paints a discouraging picture of their future: when given too much too soon, they grow up to be adults who have difficulty coping with life’s disappointments. They also have a distorted sense of entitlement that gets in the way of success in the workplace and in relationships.
Psychologists say that parents who overindulge their kids set them up to be more vulnerable to future anxiety and depression. Today’s parents themselves raised on values of thrift and self sacrifice, grew up in a culture where ‘no’ was a household word. Today’s kids want much more, partly because there is so much more to want. The oldest members of this Generation Excess were born in the late 1980s, just as PCs and video games were making their assault on the family room.
They think of MP(3) players and flat-screen TVs as essential utilities, and they have developed strategies to get them. One survey of teenagers found that when they crave for something new. most expect to ask nine times before their parents give in. By every measure, parents are shelling out record amounts. In the heat of this buying blitz, even parents who desperately need to say ‘no’ find themselves reaching for their credit cards.
Today’s parents aren’t equipped to deal with the problem. Many of them, raised in the 1960s and ’70s, swore they’d act differently from their parents and have closer relationships with their own children. Many even wear the same designer clothes as their kids and listen to the same music. And they work more hours; at the end of a long week, it’s tempting to buy peace with ‘yes’ and not mar precious family time with conflict. Anxiety about the future is another factor. How do well-intentioned parents say no to all the sports gear and arts and language lessons they believe will help their kids thrive in an increasingly competitive world? Experts agree: too much love won’t spoil a child, too few limits will.
What parents need to find, is a balance between the advantages of an affluent society and the critical life lessons that come from waiting, saving and working hard to achieve goals. That search for balance has to start early. Children need limits on their behaviour because they feel better and more secure when they live within a secured structure.
Older children learn self-control by watching how others, especially their parents act. Learning how to overcome challenges is essential to becoming a successful adult. Few parents ask kids to do chores. They think their kids are already overburdened by social and academic pressures. Every individual can be of service to others, and life has meaning beyond one s own immediate happiness. That means, parents eager to teach values have to take a long, hard look at their own.
(i) What values do parents and teachers want children to learri? (2)
(ii) What are the results of giving the children too much too soon? (2)
(iii) Why do today’s kids want more? (2)
(iv) How can children become successful adults? (2)
(v) Find the similar word for ‘necessary’ and antonym for ‘shortage’ from the passage. (2)
(i) Parents and teachers want children to learn values like hard work, contentment, honesty and compassion.
(ii) Future anxiety and depression 9. are the results of giving the children too much too soon.
(iii) Today’s kids want much more because there is so much more to want.
(iv) Children can become successful adults by learning how to overcome challenges.
(v) essential, excess
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Air pollution is an issue which concerns us all alike. One can willingly choose or reject a food, a drink or a life comfort, but unfortunately there is little choice for the air we breathe. All, what is there in the air is inhaled by one and all living in those surroundings. Air pollutant is defined as a substance which is present in an amount exceeding the normal concentrations. It could either be gaseous or a particulate substance. The important and harmful polluting gases are carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ozone and oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. The common particulate pollutants are the dusts of various inorganic or organic origins. Although we often talk of the air-pollution caused by industrial and vehicular exhausts, yet indoor pollution may prove to be as or a more important cause of.health problems. Recognition of air pollution is relatively recent. It is not uncommon to experience a feeling of ‘suffocation’ in a closed environment. It is often ascribed to the lack of oxygen. Fortunately, however, the composition of air is remarkably constant all over the world. There is about 79 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen in the air – the other gases forming a very small fraction. It is true that carbon dioxide exhaled out of lungs may accumulate in a .closed and over-crowded place. But such an increase is usually small and temporary unless the room is really air-tight. Exposure to poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide may occur in a closed room, heated by burning coal inside. This may also prove to be fatal. What is more common in a poorly ventilated home is a vague constellation of symptoms described as the sick-building syndrome. It is characterized by a general feeling of uneasiness, headache, dizziness and irritation of mucous membranes. It may also be accompanied by nausea, itching, aches, pains and depression. Sick building syndrome is getting more common in big cities with small houses, which are generally overfurnished. Some of the important pollutants whose indoor concentrations exceed those of the outdoors include gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and organic substances like spores, formaldehydes, hydrocarbon aerosols and allergens. The sources are attributed to a variety of construction materials, .insulations, furnishings, adhesives, cosmetics, house dust, fungi and other indoor products.
Smoking of tobacco in the closed environment is an important source of indoor pollution. It may not be high quantitatively, but significantly hazardous for health. It is because of the fact that there are over 3000 chemical constituents in tobacco smoke, w’hich must start from one’s own house.
(i) What is an issue of deep concern? (1)
(ii) What are the most harmful polluting gases? (1)
(iii) What are the symptoms of sick building syndrome? (1)
(iv) What is a major source of indoor pollution? (1)
(v) What are the sources of indoor pollution? (1)
(i) Air pollution is an issue of deep concern.
(ii) The most harmful polluting gases are carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ozone and oxides of sulfur and nitrogen.
(iii) The symptoms of sick . building syndrome are a general feeling of uneasiness, headache) dizziness and irritation in mucous membranes.
(iv) Smoking of tobacco is a major source of indoor pollution.
(v) A variety of construction materials, insulators, furnishings, adhesives, cosmetics, house dust, fungi and other indoor products are the sources of indoor pollution.
Section – C
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words:
Why was Bama’s elder brother not amused at the incident told by her? (Memories of Childhood) (1)
Her brother told her that he did so to avoid touching the packet. Thinking about the evil of untouchability, he was not amused.
What confirmed that Charley was in the year (1)894? (The Third Level) (1)
At the third level of the Grand Central Station, Charley saw the newspaper ‘The World’. It was printed on June 11, 1894. This confirmed that Charley was in the year 1894.
On killing his first tiger, the Maharaja showed it to the state astrologer. What does this signify? (The Tiger King) (1)
The state astrologer had predicted the Maharaja’s death by a tiger. He showed his first prey to the astrologer to prove him wrong.
Hana told Yumi to wash the soldier. How did Yumi react? (The Enemy) (1)
Hana asked her servant Yumi to wash the wounded soldier. But she refused to wash an enemy soldier. So she washed the soldier herself.
What is your opinion about Derek’s (Derry’s) mother? (On the Face of It) (1)
Derek’s mother is a simple lady. She always remains anxious for him. Her worry becomes an obstacle in his development.
Write the answers of the following in about 30-40 words:
Why were some villagers sitting on the back benches of the class that day? (The Lust Lesson) (2)
Some villagers were sitting on the back benches of the class as they were sorry that they had not gone to school. They also wanted to thank M. Hamel for his sincere service.
Is Saheb happy working at the tea-stall? Explain. (Lost Child) (2)
Although Saheb gets ? 800 and all his meals yet he is not happy working at the tea-stall, for now he is no more the master of his own; he is a servant. He seems to say that it is better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven.
Why are Aunt Jennifer’s fingers fluttering through her wool? (Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers) (2)
Aunt Jennifer’s hands are moving through her wool. She seems to. have grown old. Besides this, hard and bitter experiences of her married life lie heavy on her. Hence, she is finding it difficult to pull the needle through the wool.
What is the kind of pain and ache that the poet feels? (My Mother at Sixty-six) (2)
The poet is pained to see her mother’s death pale face. She suffers from her childhood fear of losing her mother. She also aches at’ the thought that time and age spare none.
Why does the poet say that the pictures and maps in the elementary school classroom are meaningless? (An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum) (2)
The pictures and maps hung on the classroom walls are meaningless to the slum children because they show an alien world of the rich and powerful people that is out of their reach.
Discuss the title We Too Are Human Beings’. (Memories of Childhood) (2)
The title ’We Too Are Human Beings’ refers to the plight of the people of so-called lower castes. The title urges the upper caste people not to snatch the human rights of lower caste people.
How did Charley’s psychiatrist friend explain his reaching the third level? (The Third Level) (2)
Charley’s friend explained that the modern world is full of insecurity, fear, wars and worries. Owing to all this, Charley was depressed. So the imagination of the third level rose in his mind.
What did the Maharaja do to find the required number of tigers to kill? (The Tiger King) (2)
The Maharaja had hunted all the tigers found within his state. Then he found out the state that had a large number of tigers. Then he married the princess of that state. Thus, he got a chance to hunt the tigers of that state too.
Write the answers of the following in about 60-80 words:
Describe the episode that turned the author averse to water. (Deep Water) (3)
How did Edla bring about a change in the peddler? (The Rattrap)
The author, from the beginning had an aversion to water when he was in it. This began when he was three or four years old. Once his father took him to the beach in California. The waves knocked him down and swept over him. He was under the water. He was frightened. There was terror in his heart at the overpowering force of the waves. This incident made him averse to water.
Later, once he was thrown into deep water and had a narrow escape from drowning. This incident created in him a great fear of water.
The peddler was a poor man. He sold rattraps. He did not earn much money by selling rattraps. So at times, he used to beg or steal. He was never welcomed anywhere. Nobody cared for him. So he had developed a. kind of aversion to the people around him. That is why he paid little attention to the good treatment that he received from the crofter. When he was mistaken for a captain, he took advantage of that situation. But’ finally, when he chanced to meet the ironmaster’s daughter, he realised that the world was not so bad. Thus his meeting with Edla made him change his ways.
Why do you think Gandhiji considered the Champaran episode to be a turning point in his life? (Indigo) (3)
Give a character sketch of M. Hamel. (The Last Lesson)
The Champaran episode was a turning point in Gandhi’s life because his method consisting of disobedience and acceptance of punishment proved successful. The whole nation came to know that they could oppose the British. The peasants became aware of their strength and they realised that if they were united, they could make the British landlords work on their own terms. This episode emerged as the first ray of hope for the Indians.
Now the Britishers were no longer invincible for them and the peasants were no longer utterly fear-stricken poor fellows.
In the beginning, M. Hamel emerges as a very strict teacher who always keeps a ruler in his hand, and he seems to be a typical stem task-master. But when he teaches his last lesson, the sensitive and thought-provoking teacher within him comes out. He is a great patriot and wants his students and countrymen to be proud of their nation and language. M. Hamel teaches even his last lesson with great patience. To sum up, M. Hamel is a perfect teacher.
How did the General react when Sadao told him about the prisoner of war? (The Enemy) (3)
Derry suffers from an inferiority complex. How far is his family responsible for this state of his mind? (On the Face of It)
When Dr Sadao told the General that he had operated upon the prisoner and saved his life, the General praised him as a doctor.
He was ill and might need an operation any time. Sadao was the only doctor whom he trusted for his health. He proposed that he would send his private assassins to Sadao’s house. They would secretly kill the prisoner.
Thus, Sadao would get rid of the prisoner.
In my view, his family is very much responsible for this. They do not treat him as a normal boy. They are too protective in this matter. They show too much sympathy with him. They make him feel he will never be able to lead a normal life. Thujs, they do not let him develop self-confidence. They make him feel that he will have to depend on them completely.
Describe the episode that first seemed funny to Bama but later it changed her worldview. (Memories of Childhood) (3)
Describe briefly the scene at the third level of Grand Central Station as seen by Charley. ‘ (The Third Level)
One day, while returning home from school, Bama saw an elderly man of her caste coming from the direction of the rbazaar. He was carrying a small packet of food. He was holding the packet by its string keeping it away from himself. He went to the landlord, bowed low and extended the packet towards him. The landlord opened the packet and ate up the food item.
The strange manner of holding the packet made Bama double up with laughter. Later, she came to know that it was so because the person carrying it was considered an untouchable. This knowledge changed her worldview. She became very sad.
At the third level of the Grand Central Station, Charley witnessed an atmosphere of the remote past. The information booth was of old style. It was made of wood. The man in the booth wore a green eyeshade and long black sleeve protectors. There were open flame gaslights. There were brass spittoons on the floor. People wore the look of eighteen-ninety-something. They had beards, sideburns and fancy moustaches.
You are working for an advertising agency. Draft an attractive advertisement for a company which is launching a new toothpaste. (4)
You are the Editor of your school magazine. Draft a notice for your school students and staff members inviting articles, sketches, etc. for your school magazine. Sign as PQS of Govt Sr.Sec. School, Sitapur.
Govt. Senior Secondary School, Sitapur
20 March 20–
Articles For Magazine
Our school is going to publish the 25th annual magazine in the month of April. All the students and staff members who are interested may send their articles and sketches to be published in the magazine latest by 31
March 20_ _
P Q S
Your club organised a blood donation camp in your city. Write a report in about 100 words on it. (4)
Translate the passage into Hindi:
One should not waste one’s valuable time. If you waste time, time will waste you. Those who know the value of time don’t waste even a single minute. This is called punctuality. If your officer wants you at 9 a.m., it is a credit to reach at 9 a.m. Those who are always on time are noted to be good employees by their boss. Confusion arises in mind about the man as to why he fails to come on time. Has anything happened to him? Or is he not at all eager to come? The man coming on time avoids all these doubts. He raises his value in society, with friends and relations. People have a good opinion about a punctual man. –
Report on Blood Donation Camp
(by Agrawal Club, Alwar)
Alwar, 16 August
Like previous years, this year too Agrawal Club, Alwar, celebrated the Independence Day with great pomp and show. One of the main features of the function was the Blood Donation Camp. The function started at 8:00 a.m. with Flag Hoisting ceremony by the Chairman. After that we performed many colourful cultural programmes.
After the cultural programme, the Blood Donation Camp was organised. The Chairman motivated us for blood donation. He said that blood donation can help a dying person. Man should help man. He was the first to donate his blood. Approximately, twenty members of the club donated their blood in the camp. It was a matter of great satisfaction for every donor.
व्यक्ति को अपना अमूल्य समय व्यर्थ नहीं गँवाना चाहिये। यदि आप समय नष्ट करते हैं तो समय आपको नष्ट कर देगा। जो लोग समय का मूल्य जानते हैं, वे एक मिनट भी नष्ट नहीं करते। इसी को समय की पाबंदी कहते हैं। यदि आपका अधिकारी आपकी 9 बजे हाजिरी चाहता है तो १ बजे ही पहुँचना एक गुण है। जो लोग सदैव समय के पाबन्द रहते हैं उनके विषय में मालिक की राय अच्छी बनती है।
समय पर न आने के कारण उस व्यक्ति के प्रति दिमाग में तरह-तरह के संदेहजनक विचार पैदा होते हैं कि आने वाला क्यों नहीं आया। क्या कोई दुर्घटना तो नहीं हो गई १ अथवा कहीं उसकी आने की अनिच्छा तो नहीं है? समय पर आने वाले के प्रति इम सब विचारों के पैदा होने का अवसर ही नहीं होता है। वह समाज में, सम्बन्धियों में और. मित्रों में अपना महत्त्व बढ़ा लेता है। लोग समय के पाबंद व्यक्ति के बारे में अच्छी राय रखते हैं।
Write a letter of application in reply to the following advertisement : (4)
Mahesh Shiksha Sadan Senior Secondary School
25 Sabun Marg
Affiliated to C.B.S.E. New Delhi Reg. No. 2030921
(Post Graduate Teachers) : 7
Subject : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Hindi, English
Qualification : Master’s degree in the concerning subject Pay scale according to C.B.S.E. norms. Send application by Post/Hand with Resume and photocopy of all educational certificates with contact number.
Apply by June 10, 20_ _
Mob. : 0123456789
Public demonstrations cause a lot of disturbance in daily routine of common man. You almost missed your important entrance examination as people blocked the highway. As Tarun/Taruna, a student aspiring to be a doctor, write a letter in the Editor of The Times of India highlighting the need to discourage such demonstrations and disturbance by public on highways which causes a great loss of time and opportunity for many.
18 Madhuvan Nagar
Station Road, Kota
30 May 20..
Mahesh Shiksha Sadan Higher
Subject : Application for the post of English teacher
This is with reference to your advertisement in ‘The Rajasthan Patrika’ on May 18, 20– for the post of an English teacher.
I have recently completed my B.Ed. with seventy per cent marks both in theory and practical. Besides, I have been the gold medalist in M. D. University, Ajmer in 2019. 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 : Akanksha Yagnik
Address : 18, Madhuvan Nagar, Station Road, Kota.
Date of Birth : January 23, 1997
Nationality : Indian
Marital Status : Unmarried
Educational Qualifications : 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 & Hobbies : Reading books, Debate, Gardening
Contact No. : 1234567890
Enclosed : Attested copies of mark-sheets of class X, XII, B.A., M.A., B.Ed.
I55-A Rani Bazar
January 10, 20..
The Nav Jyoti
Subject : Inconvenience Caused to Public Due to Protest & Demonstration
Through the columns of your newspaper, I wish to express my concern over the problem of demonstrations and strikes. The people who suffer the most with demonstrations and strikes are the common people. I myself became the victim of one such public demonstration; I could not reach my entrance exam for JEE on time and missed it.
These strikes, protests and demonstrations cause many inconveniences to people. Some of the many demerits of strikes and protests, are given below :
(a) People face inconvenience.
(b) Supply of essential goods and services is affected.
(c) Sick or critically ill people can’t be moved from one place to another.
(d) Production of essential goods is affected.
(e) Public property is damaged.
(f) Schools, colleges, and universities are shut down.
(g) The poor people who earn their wages on daily basis don’t get work and wages.
Through the medium of your esteemed daily, I appeal to people and ihe Government to join hands against such protests and strikes. If they have anything to protest about, they may do it peacefully, without resorting to violence, damaging public property, etc. The Government must also make strict rules and regulations against violent protests and strikes.