UP Board Class 12 English Model Paper 2021
English Model Paper 2021 for UP Board Class 12
2021 Total Marks – 100
English Model Paper
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
1. This paper is divided into Sections – A and B. Both Sections are compulsory.
2. Q. No. 10 has three Parts – I, II and III. Attempt only one part of Q. No. 10.
3. All other questions are compulsory.
SECTION – A
1. Explain with reference to the context any one of the following passages : 10
(a) These were refugee children. When partition between India and Pakistan was decreed, hundreds of thousands of people pulled up their roots and changed their residences. Nine million people left Pakistan and came to India, driven by the fear of religious fanaticism. They were poor people to start with; they were poorer as they began their long trek; for all they could carry was a bit of food and a few belongings. Soon they were out of food. A few days after they started they began to all by the way-side from weakness of hunger, and died where they fell.
(b) You are living in an age when there are great opportunity for women in social work, public life and administration. Society requires women of disciplined minds and restrained manners. Whatever line of work you undertake, you should bring to it an honest, disciplined mind. You will then succeed and have the joy of your work.
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- Answer any one of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 5
(a) What did the writer do to get a feel of the pulse of thenation ?
(b) Who was A. G. Gardiner’s fellow-traveller ? When did the author become aware of his fellow-traveller?
(c) What constitutes the essence of a good life.
- Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the most suitable words given within the brackets : 4
(a) I realized at once what …….. I had given.
(favour, reward, insult, offence)
(b) I can not kill you but I can ………. you.
(reprieve, forgive, punish, condemn)
(c) For a boy of fourteen his own home is the only ………
(hell, paradise, resort, pleasure)
(d) For some centuries, we ………….. our women folk.
(neglected, respected, befooled, insulted)
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- Answer any two of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 5 + 5 = 10
(a) What were Sanku’s problems and how did he plan to solve them?
(b) What advice did the astrologer give the stranger?
(c) Why did the child enter the over-crowded temple?
- Explain with reference to the context any one of the
following extracts : 10
(a) How happy is he born or taught,
That serveth not another’s will;
Whose armour is his honest thought,
And simple truth his utmost skill!
(b) The cloud puts forth it’s deluge strength
When lightning cleaves its breast,
When the soul is stirred to its inmost depth
Great ones unfold their best!
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- Give the central idea of any one of the following poems : 7
(a) My Heaven
(b) The Song of the Free
(c) Character of a Happy Life
- Write the definition of any one of the following figures of
speech with two examples : 2 + 2 = 4
SECTION – B
- (a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect
form of speech : 2
(i) Rohit said, “Ravi, you have come well in time.”
(ii) The teacher said to Mukesh, “Congratulations! You have stood first in the examination.”
(b) Combine any one of the following as directed within the
brackets : 2
(i) The traveller was tired. He sat in the shade of a tree.
(ii) She wants to become a famous lady. She is devoting her time to social work. (Complex Sentence)
(c) Transform any one of the following sentences as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) Do not insult the poor. (Passive Voice)
(ii) No other poet of India is as great as Kalidas.
(d) Correct any two of the following sentences : 2
(i) One should keep his word.
(ii) Run carefully lest you may fall.
(iii) He gave almost to the beggar.
(iv) It is I who is to blame.
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- (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) Break out (iii) To hold good (iii) Lion’s share (iv) To win laurels (v) White elephant
(d) Substitute one word for the following expressions : 3
(i) One who has infinite power.
(ii) Which causes death.
(iii) The first speech delivered by a person.
(e) Use the following words in your own sentences so as to
bring out the differences in their meanings clearly : 2
10. PART – I
Translate the following into English : 10
प्रत्येक व्यक्ति गुरु नानक के नाम से अच्छी तरह परिचित है बचपन से पढ़ने लिखने तथा खेलने में उनकी रुचि नहीं थी एक दिन उनके पिता ने उन्हें ₹10 दिए और बाजार से कुछ आवश्यक चीजें लाने के लिए कहा। बाजार जाते समय मार्ग में उन्हें कुछ साधु मिले जो बहुत भूखे थे। उन्होंने सारे पैसे साधुओं को भोजन खिलाने पर खर्च कर दिए और बिना कोई वस्तु खरीदे घर वापस आ गए। जब उनके पिता को इसके बारे में पता चला तो उन्होंने गुरुनानक से कुछ भी नहीं कहा। किंतु उन्होंने विचार किया कि भविष्य में उनका पुत्र ऐसा महान बनेगा जिसका सम्मान सब करेंगे।
11. Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 200 words : 12
(i) Trees and their Importance
(ii) Development of India
(iii) Population Control
(iv Softy of Women in India
(v) The Prime Minister of India
12. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
An old man being distressed by ceaseless quarreling going on among his sons, one day he called them to him and showed them a bundle of sticks tied together, and asked if any one of them was strong enough to break them. First one and then another tried, but although they were all robust and hefty young men, they all failed. He then untied the bundle, and told them to break each stick separately. This they did easily and all the sticks were soon broken into pieces. Thus he taught them that united they would be strong but disunited they would always be weak.
(a) Why was the old man sad? 2
(b) What lesson did he teach his sons? 2
(c) (i) Explain the bold portions. 1
(ii) Give a suitable title to the above passage. 1