12th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Below given is a report in which four blanks have been marked I, II, III, and IV. Fill those blanks with the options provided in P, Q, R, and S to make the report a sensible one.
    New Delhi, July 19, 2011: The United States has decided to withhold a third of its annual 2.7 billion security assistance to Islamabad after Pakistan ordered dozens of military trainers to leave Pakistan and limit visas to US personnel ___I___. In large part, Pakistan's response has been that it doesn't care about the aid cutback and that Pakistan is capable of fighting terrorism using indigenous resources and has carried out several successful military operations in the tribal regions without external help. This was certainly the message reiterated by Gen Kayani at the latest corps commanders' conference. Despite ____II____ assistance, the Pakistan Army has announced it will not reverse its crackdown against the American footprint in the country. On its part, ____III____ what it thinks is a continuing relationship between the Pakistani military and Afghan insurgents and other militant groups. The Obama administration wants to tell the American public that it will not allow Pakistan to continue with its alleged double game in Afghanistan and with regard to militant jihadists.
    In Pakistan, the US move to withhold aid will turn public opinion more caustic and delay any large-scale campaign against militants, _____IV______. It will also hurt Pakistan's economy if Washington holds back on the 300 million of the Support Fund. These reimbursements, for money already spent on military operations, go into the general treasury and withholding them will definitely damage Pakistan's finances at a time when they are already under immense strain.
    P: Washington is hitting back against
    Q:  Following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad
    R: Especially Al-Qaeda targets.
    S: Washington's punitive move to withhold military
     

    A)  PQRS                          

    B)  QRSP

    C)  RSPQ                                      

    D)  QSPR

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer2)

    Direction: Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the given idioms and phrases.
    Hobson's choice

    A) Feeling of insecurity

    B) Accept or leave the offer

    C) Feeling of strength

    D) Excellent choice

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer3)

    Direction: Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the given idioms and phrases.
    All Agog

    A) Everybody

    B) All ready

    C) Restless

    D) Almighty

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer4)

    Direction: In each of these questions, a sentence has been given in four parts. One of these parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.
    The need to set up (I) /a good library in the locality (II) /has been in the minds of people (III) /for some time now (IV).

    A) I

    B) II

    C) III

    D) IV

    E) No error

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  • question_answer5)

    Direction: In each of these questions, a sentence has been given in four parts. One of these parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.
    Had I come (I)/ to know about (II)/ his difficulties (III)/ I would have certainly helped. (IV)

    A) I

    B) II

    C) III

    D) IV

    E) No error

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  • question_answer6)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate option.
    It is unfortunate that________.

    A) You lost your purse

    B) You had lost your purse

    C) You lose your purse

    D) Your purse was lost

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate option.
    To succeed in a difficult tusk__________.

    A) One needs to be persistence

    B) Persistence is needed

    C) You need to be a person of persistence

    D) One needs to be persistent

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Direction: Give one word substitution of the following.
    Person who has long experience

    A) Stalwart

    B) Pedantic

    C) Itinerant

    D) Veteran

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9) A man who pays too much attention to his clothes and personal appearance

    A) Snob

    B) Dandy

    C) Duffer

    D) Licentious

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer10)

    Direction: In this question, the first and last parts of the sentence are 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and marked P, Q, R and S. Arrange these parts in order to make a meaningful paragraph:
    \[{{S}_{1}}\]: The domestic cat is a contradiction in itself.
    P: But the adult pet dog also sees its human family as the dominant members of the pack.
    Q: Nursed in kitten hood it develops extraordinary intimacy with mankind.
    R: The dog, like the pet cat, sees its owners as pseudo-parents.
    S: At the same time, however the cat continues to retain its independence.
    \[{{S}_{6}}\]: Hence it has won such a reputation for obedience and loyalty.

    A) QSRP

    B) PQRS

    C) RSPQ

    D) SRQP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer11) Direction: Find the sentence that is grammatically correct.

    A) I know to write a letter.

    B) He did nothing but to wander.

    C) I am seventeen years old and my sister fourteen.

    D) Ten candidates have passed, one has failed.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    I congratulated him___ passing the examination.

    A) For

    B) At

    C) Of

    D) On

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    I feel lonely if there's nobody to talk______.

    A) For

    B) At

    C) To

    D) On

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Direction: Give the synonym of the words given in capital letters.
    EUPHORIA

    A) Despair

    B) Despondency

    C) Rapture

    D) Dejection

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Direction: Give the synonym of the words given in capital letters.
    INNOCUOUS

    A) Odious

    B) Harmless

    C) Offensive

    D) Effective

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Direction: Ascertain the correct option in the question based on the test of blood relation.
    If \[\mathbf{X+Y}\]means X is the daughter of Y; X " Y means X is the brother of Y; X % Y means X is the father of Y and \[\mathbf{X}\times \mathbf{Y}\] means X is the sister of Y, which of the following means I is the niece of J?
     

    A) J " N % C \[\times \] I                

    B) I \[\times \] C " N % J

    C) J + M \[\times \] C % I             

    D) I \[\times \] C + N - J

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Direction: Choose the option that correctly depicts the relationship between the two statements given below.
    Statements:
    I. The police authority has recently caught a group of house breakers.
    II. The citizens group in the locality has started night vigil in the area.

    A) Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect

    B) Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect

    C) Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

    D) Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer18)

    Direction: Do as directed.
    Find the sentence wherein an adjective has been correctly used

    A) I ate a few rice.

    B) I ate more rice.

    C) I ate some rice.

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Fill in the blank with correct adverb.
    He is ______ right.

    A) Quite more

    B) Quite all

    C) Quite

    D) Quite some

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Fill in the blanks with proper pronoun.
    ___, ___ and_____ must work together.

    A) He, you, I

    B) I, you, he

    C) You, he, I

    D) I, you, he

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Direction: Give the antonym of the words given in capital letters.
    ALIENATE

    A) Isolate

    B) Gather

    C) Estrange

    D) Reconcile

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Direction: Give the antonym of the words given in capital letters.
    EXODUS

    A) Home -coming

    B) Influx

    C) Migration

    D) Restoration

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Direction: Arrange P, Q, R, S, to complete the process.
    P: Choose a user name and password for your account. Make sure to choose ones that are easy to remember.
    Q; For that use any computer and log on to the Internet service provider and go to the home page of the email service that you selected. Enter your user name and password then check your emails. Don t forget to sign out once checked.
    R: Log on to a web-based Internet service such as hotmail.com, yahoo.com or gmail.com. Set up an email account. These email accounts are free and will allow you to check your email from any computer.
    S: you have an e-mail account now. Next part is to check the mails, as and when you feel like.

    A) RQPS

    B) RPSQ

    C) PRQS

    D) RSRQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Choose the correct form of the tense for the sentence given below.
    If she had come on time, she would have got the ticket for the show.

    A) Past perfect continuous tense

    B) Past indefinite tense

    C) Past perfect tense

    D) Past continuous tense

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Fill in the blank with the correct form of verb.
    He succeeded because he _______ hard.

    A) Works                          

    B) Worked

    C) Has worked               

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Fill in the blank with correct modal.
    She____ be crazy to do all these!

    A) Would

    B) Could

    C) Must

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Fill in the blanks with correct conjunctions.
    _______he is rich________ he is dishonest.

    A) Although, yet

    B) Although, but

    C) Thought, else

    D) X, so

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Change the direct sentence into indirect one.
    Rita told to me "I will do it now or never."

    A) Rita told me that she would it now or never.

    B) Rita told me that she would do it then or never.

    C) Rita told me that she would do that now or never.

    D) Rita told me that I would do it now or never.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Direction: Put a/an or the in these sentences where necessary.
    I'm sorry. I didn't mean to do that. It was_____ mistake.

    A) A

    B) An

    C) The

    D) X

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Direction: Put a/an or the in these sentences where necessary.
    My brother is in____ army.

    A) A

    B) An

    C) The

    D) X

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Direction: Rearrange P, Q, R and S in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follow.
    P: As he got up, a frightened villager told him about the man-eater. Tom took out his gun and decided to chase it
    Q: When he approached the thick bush, he saw the lion running towards him.
    R:  Tom was awakened by the fearful screams of the villagers.
    S: In a stage of fright, a shot was fired accidently by torn, but it hit the lion.
    Which sentence should come SECOND in the sequence?
     

    A)  P                                

    B)  Q

    C)  R                                

    D)  S

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Direction: Rearrange P, Q, R and S in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follow.
    P: As he got up, a frightened villager told him about the man-eater. Tom took out his gun and decided to chase it
    Q: When he approached the thick bush, he saw the lion running towards him.
    R:  Tom was awakened by the fearful screams of the villagers.
    S: In a stage of fright, a shot was fired accidently by torn, but it hit the lion.
    Which sentence should come THIRD?
     

    A)  P                                

    B)  Q

    C)  R                                

    D)  S

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Fill in the blanks with correct determiners.
    ______word of a great man is true.

    A) Every

    B) Each

    C) Several

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34) Which one of the following has been correctly spelt?

    A) Budgetry

    B) Budgatary

    C) Budgetery

    D) Budgetary

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Change the voice.
    Jack will have completed the project in time.

    A) The project would have been completed by Jack timely.

    B) The project will be completed in time by Jack.

    C) The project will have been completed by Jack in time.

    D) In time the project will have been completed by Jack.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36) Pick the odd one out

    A) Doctor

    B) Psychologist

    C) Priest

    D) Poet

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    Choose the word from the options that best expresses the meaning of the underlined part of the sentence given below.
    During World War-II, it was anathema for a German gentleman to have a friend who was Jew.
     

    A)  Religious chant             

    B)  Family pun

    C)  Social curse

    D)  All of these

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer38)

    Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    The Department of Information Technology (DIT) on 5 April 2011 published a draft policy on mobile governance. The draft policy on mobile governance is aimed at enabling the government departments to provide services, including payment of utility bills and filing of tax returns from mobile phones.
    According to the draft policy, a platform called Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG) will be set up, on which all ministries and departments will be able to start their services. MSDG is expected to be developed by September 2011 and link projects that have already been digitised, such as filing of income taxes, by December 2010.
    TRAI mentioned that there were about 80 million Internet users in India while the number of mobile phone subscribers was around 771 million at the end of January 2011. The relevance of the mobile platform as a medium was thus felt for delivery of public services. The policy will also lay down the framework for a common payment gateway and ensure that all government departments follow the same standards.
    Also the application providers will be encouraged to adopt these standards to ensure the inter-operability of the applications across various systems and devices to the extent practicable. DIT has also proposed to set up an innovation fund to provide funds to third-party developers in order to build software applications on the gateway.
    The aim of the draft policy on mobile governance is:

    A) To allow payment of utility bills only

    B) To enable government departments in providing services

    C) To file tax returns by mobile phone users

    D) To provide various services to the customers

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    The Department of Information Technology (DIT) on 5 April 2011 published a draft policy on mobile governance. The draft policy on mobile governance is aimed at enabling the government departments to provide services, including payment of utility bills and filing of tax returns from mobile phones.
    According to the draft policy, a platform called Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG) will be set up, on which all ministries and departments will be able to start their services. MSDG is expected to be developed by September 2011 and link projects that have already been digitised, such as filing of income taxes, by December 2010.
    TRAI mentioned that there were about 80 million Internet users in India while the number of mobile phone subscribers was around 771 million at the end of January 2011. The relevance of the mobile platform as a medium was thus felt for delivery of public services. The policy will also lay down the framework for a common payment gateway and ensure that all government departments follow the same standards.
    Also the application providers will be encouraged to adopt these standards to ensure the inter-operability of the applications across various systems and devices to the extent practicable. DIT has also proposed to set up an innovation fund to provide funds to third-party developers in order to build software applications on the gateway.
    The Mobile Service Delivery Gateway will be developed for;

    A) For all the ministries and departments

    B) To start services of ministries and departments

    C) For linking digitised projects

    D) Filing income taxes

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    The Department of Information Technology (DIT) on 5 April 2011 published a draft policy on mobile governance. The draft policy on mobile governance is aimed at enabling the government departments to provide services, including payment of utility bills and filing of tax returns from mobile phones.
    According to the draft policy, a platform called Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG) will be set up, on which all ministries and departments will be able to start their services. MSDG is expected to be developed by September 2011 and link projects that have already been digitised, such as filing of income taxes, by December 2010.
    TRAI mentioned that there were about 80 million Internet users in India while the number of mobile phone subscribers was around 771 million at the end of January 2011. The relevance of the mobile platform as a medium was thus felt for delivery of public services. The policy will also lay down the framework for a common payment gateway and ensure that all government departments follow the same standards.
    Also the application providers will be encouraged to adopt these standards to ensure the inter-operability of the applications across various systems and devices to the extent practicable. DIT has also proposed to set up an innovation fund to provide funds to third-party developers in order to build software applications on the gateway.
    Which of the following sentence is not correct in relation to the passage?

    A) The draft policy ensures the setting up of Mobile Service Delivery Gateway platform.

    B) One of the projects that has already been digitised is filing of income taxes.

    C) There are about 80 billion Internet users in India.

    D) The draft policy will lay down the framework for common payment gateway

    E) None of these

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