Class 12 UP Board English Model Paper 2021
Class 12 English Model Paper 2021 for Board Exam
2021 Total Marks – 100
English Model Paper
Class – 12
समय – 3 घंटे 15 मिनट
निर्देश – प्रारंभ के 15 मिनट परीक्षार्थियों को प्रश्न पत्र पढ़ने के लिए निर्धारित है।
Note – First 15 minutes are allotted to the candidates for reading the question paper.
(i) This paper is divided into Sections – A and B. Both Sections are compulsory.
(ii) Q. No. 10 has three Parts – I, II and III. Attempt only one part of Q. No. 10.
(iii) All other questions are compulsory.
SECTION – A
1. Explain with reference to the context any one of the following passages : 10
(a) I tried to explain that I could not buy the basket but extended the gratuity as a substitute. I realized at once what offence I had given. This child of nine, dressed in rags and on the on the edge of starvation, raised her chin, reached into the basket, and with all the pride and graciousness of a lady, handed the money back to me. There was only one thing I could do. I bought the basket.
(b) Yet it is at this very age when in his heart of hearts a young lad most craves for recognition and love; and he becomes the devoted slave of any one who shows him
consideration. But none dare openly love him for that would be regarded as undue indulgence and therefore bad for the boy.
2. Answer any one of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 5
(a) Why did the refugee children descend like locusts on the writer?
(b) Why was Phatik delirious throughout the night?
(c) What is unique about Indian culture?
3. Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the most suitable words given within the brackets : 4
(a) They lived in cloth and ……… sheds that lined the streets.
(iron, stone, cement, grass)
(b) Everyone seconded the ……… and it was carried unanimously.
(big, suburban, small, proposal)
(c) You do not have ………… you are not human.
(power, compassion, glory, money)
(d) Makhan heard the order and made it a ……….. of honour to stick on. (joint, points, point, socket)
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4. Answer any two of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 5 + 5 = 10
(a) Why did Sanku feel suffocated?
(b) Why did the child reject all kinds of offers of the gentleman?
(c) How did the astrologer feel uncomfortable the presence of the stranger?
5. Explain with reference to the context any one of the following extracts : 10
(a) And slowly answer’d Arther from the barge:
The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfils Himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
(b) This man is free from servile bands
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall;
Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, he hath all.
6. Give the central idea of any one of the following poems : 7
(a) My Heaven
(b) On His Blindness
(c) The Song of the Free
7. Write the definition of any one of the following figures of speech with two examples : 2 + 2 = 4
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SECTION – B
8. (a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect form of speech : 2
(i) My mother said, “Ravi, obey the rules of road.”
(ii) The teacher said to the principal, “Why do you not pay me my payments?”
(b) Combine any one of the following as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) Obey the rules of road. You will be punished.
(ii) The poor man worked. He laughed. He thus spent his life. (Simple Sentence)
(c) Transform any one of the following sentences as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) Bring me a glase of water. (Passive Voice)
(ii) No other flower is so sweet as the rose. (Superlative Degree)
(d) Correct any two of the following sentences : 2
(i) He as wall as you are guilty. .
(ii) If I was you, I would never do that.
(iii) I am senior than you.
(iv) Walk carefully lest you may fall.
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9. (a) Write synonyms of the following words : 3
(b) Write antonyms of the following words : 3
(c) Use any three of the following idioms/phrases in your own sentences so as to bring out their meanings clearly : 3
(i) Bone of contention (ii) An axe to grind (iii) In lieu of
(iv) A square deal (v) Turn down
(d) Substitute one word for the following expressions : 3
(i) Which is fit to eat or consume.
(ii) Government by the people, of the people and for the
(iii) That which can not be conquered.
(e) Use the following words in your own sentences so as to
bring out the differences in their meanings clearly : 2
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10. PART – I
Translate the following into English : 10
असफलता से हमें कभी निराश नहीं होना चाहिए। सफलता और असफलता बहने है। असफलता हमारी आंखें खोलती है और हमारी कमजोरियों को उजागर करती है। उन्हें दूर कर हम पुनः सफल हो सकते हैं। बड़े-बड़े वैज्ञानिक अपने प्रयोग में असफल होते हैं। बड़े बड़े योद्धा युद्ध के मैदान में पराजित होते हैं। महान नेता चुनाव में हार जाते हैं पर वे निरंतर प्रयास करते रहते हैं और एक दिन अवश्य सफल होते हैं। मार्ग की कठिनाइयों को देखकर कभी निराश नहीं होना चाहिए। यदि हम दृढ़ निश्चय करते तो कोई भी चीज असंभव नहीं।
11. Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 200 words : 12
(a) COVID – 19
(c) Your Hobby
(d) An Election Scene
(e) Science is a Good Servant But a Bad Master
12. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
There seems to be a general opinion in the country that Sardar Patel was slightly of a harsh and rough temperament. People call him ‘Iron man of lndia’. He was, no doubt, an iron man, the sense that and one could rely on him for strict and efficient administration. But as a man, to those who had the good fortune of coming into close contact with him, he was kind and considerate. At times he even became emotional, where his personal friends and followers were concerned. However, it goes without saying that the Sardar had the great skill for organising affairs. He knew the way of picking people and putting them in their proper places. Once he judged the man and found him correct, he trusted him fully and got him to do anything he wanted. His love for all and sundry was boundless.
(a) Why was Sardar Patel called the ‘Iron Man of India’? 2
(b) What kind of man was ‘Sardar’in his private life? 2
(c) (i) Explain the underlined portion in the passage. 1
(ii) Give a suitable title to the above passage. 1