Class 10th exam is conducted in the month of February-March by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). The students need to know about Level of questions, pattern and importance. Here on this page, we have provided the CBSE class 10 Most Important Questions. These important questions are made in such a way that it checks all the important areas of Class 10 English subject like their grip on English Grammer and understanding of the subject It is advised to the candidates to refer and solve all the questions before appearing in the examination. So that they will get to know about their mistakes and solve them before appearing for the actual examination.
CBSE 10th English Most Important Questions for Board Exam 2020
Usually, students find English as a complex subject. Therefore, to acquaint yourself with the pattern of the question paper and its difficulty level. You must practise these question. So, let’s have a look at some of the important question.
CBSE Class X – English Most Important Questions for Board Exam 2020
SECTION A: READING
Q.1: In this, a factual passage of 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer Type will be asked. For your better understanding, an example is given below.
Example: Reading the passage Important Topics
- The Perfect Dog
- It’s Beginning to Bite
- Modern Technology
Objective: To identify the main points of a text
Marking: 8 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer
(Attempt ANY EIGHT)
This is just an example of passage.
Everybody wants to succeed in life. For some, success means achieving whatever they desire or dream. For many it is the name, fame and social position. Whatever be the meaning of success, it is success which makes a man popular. All great men have been successful. They are remembered for their great achievements. But it is certain that success comes to those who are sincere, hardworking, loyal and committed to their goals.
Success has been man’s greatest motivation. It is very important for all. Success has a great effect on life. It brings pleasure and pride. It gives a sense of fulfillment. It means all- around development. Everybody hopes to be successful in life. But success smiles on those who have a proper approach, planning, vision and stamina. A proper and timely application of all these things is bound to bear fruit. One cannot be successful without cultivating these certain basic things in life. It is very difficult to set out on a journey without knowing one’s goals and purposes. Clarity of the objective is a must to succeed in life. A focused approach with proper planning is certain to bring success. Indecision and insincerity are big obstacles on the path to success.
One should have the capability, capacity and resources to turn one’s dreams into reality. Mere desire cannot bring you success. The desire should be weighed against factors like capability and resources. This is the basic requirement of success. The next important thing is the eagerness, seriousness and the urge to be successful. It is the driving force which decides the success. It is the first step on the ladder of success.
One needs to pursue one’s goals with all one’s sincerity and passion. One should always be in high spirit. Lack of such spirit leads to an inferiority complex which is a big obstruction on the path to success. Time is also a deciding factor. Only the punctual and committed have succeeded in life. Lives of great men are examples of this. They had all these qualities in plenty which helped them rise to the peak of Success.
Hard labour is one of the basic requirements of success. There is no substitute for hard labour. It alone can take one to the peak of success. Every success has a ratio of five percent inspiration and ninety-five percent perspiration. It is the patience, persistence and perseverance which play a decisive role in achieving success. Failures are the pillars of success as they are our stepping- stones and we must get up and start again and be motivated.
Q.1.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions.
a) To whom does success come certainly?
b) What are the basic things in life we need to achieve success?
c) What did great men have in plenty to rise to the peak of success? Give any two examples.
d) What is the one basic requirement of success?
e) Explain: “Failures are pillars of success.”
a) to those who are sincere/ hard working/ loyal/ committed (any two)
b) a proper approach/ planning/vision and stamina (any two)
c) sincerity / passion / high spirits / punctuality / commitment / hard labour (any two)
d) capability / resources / sincerity / passion/high spirits /punctuality / commitment/ desire/ hard labour (any one)
e) failures are stepping stones- help us to get up and start again/ motivate us
Q.1.2 On the basis of your reading of the passage, fill in any two of the following blanks with appropriate words/phrase
(a) _________ plays a decisive role in achieving success.
(b) Goals have to be pursued with _________ and _________.
(c) Ratio of success is _________ inspiration.
a) patience/ perseverance/ persistence (any one)
b) sincerity and passion
c) ninety-five percent perspiration and five percent/ five percent
Q.1.3 Find out the words from the passage that mean the same as the following
a) endurance (para 2)
b) obstruction (para 4)
c) motivation (para 5)
b) obstacles/ obstacle
Q.2: In this, a discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions will be asked. For your better understanding of Important, an example is given below.
Globalization is the way to open businesses, improve technological growth, economy, etc, at the international level for all countries. It is the way in which manufacturers and producers of the products or goods sell their products globally without any restriction. It provides huge profits to the businessmen as they get low cost labour in poor countries easily. It provides a big opportunity to the companies to deal with the worldwide market.
Globalization helps to consider the whole world as a single market. Traders are extending their areas of business by treating the world as a global village.
Earlier till the 1990s, there was a restriction on importing certain products which were already manufactured in India like agricultural products, engineering goods, food items and toiletries. However, during the 1990s there was pressure from the rich countries on the poor and developing countries to allow them to spread their businesses by opening their markets. In India, the globalization and liberalization process was started in 1991. After many years, globalization brought about a major revolution in the Indian market when multinational brands came to India and started delivering a wide range of quality products at cheap prices. Prices of good quality products came down because of the cutthroat competition in the market.
Globalization and liberalization of the businesses in India have flooded the market with quality foreign products but has affected the local Indian industries adversely to a great extent resulting in the job loss to poor and uneducated workers. Globalization has been a bonanza for the consumers, however, a loss to the small-scale Indian producers. Globalization has had some very positive effects on the Indian consumer in all sectors of society. It has affected the Indian students and the education sector to a great extent by making study books and a lot of information available over the internet. The collaboration of foreign universities with the Indian universities has brought about a huge change in the field of education.
Globalization of trade in the agricultural sector has brought varieties of quality seeds which have disease resistance property. However, it is not good for the poor Indian farmers because the seeds and agricultural technologies are costly. It has brought about a huge revolution in the employment sector by the spread of businesses like a cottage, handloom, carpet, artisan carving, ceramic, jewellery, and glassware etc.
Attempt any eight of the following questions:
a) What is globalization?
b) Write any two advantages of globalization.
c) What was the pressure from the rich countries in the 1990’s?
d) What is the effect of multinational brands entering the Indian market?
e) How are the prices of quality products affected due to globalization?
f) How have the foreign products affected the local industry adversely?
g) What has been the impact of globalization on the Indian students?
h) Why has globalization had a negative effect on the poor Indian farmer?
i) How has the cottage industry benefited from globalization?
a) way to open businesses at the international level.
- provides huge profits to businessmen as they get low-cost labour in poor countries.
- provides big opportunities to companies to deal with the worldwide market.
c) pressure on poor and developing countries to allow them to spread their businesses by opening their markets.
d) started delivering a wide range of quality products at cheap prices.
e) prices come down.
f) loss of jobs.
g) collaboration with foreign universities.
h) costlier agricultural technologies.
i) boost in employment.
SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR
Q.3: In this question, formal letter (Complaints / Inquiry / Placing order/ letter to the editor) in about 100-120 words will be asked.
Write a letter of Editor (Important Topics)
- The condition of the city
- Noise pollution
- Road repaired
- Removal of wires from near the residential areas
- City of my dreams
- Difficulties faced by common man due to the rise in prices
Objective: To use the given input in a short sustained piece of writing
Marking: Content – 3 marks – (the given information in the question paper to be included)
Format – includes date, subject, addressee and closing (Format to be treated as part of the content)
Expression – 2 marks (fluency and accuracy to be taken into account)
Example question (City of my dreams) – With the onset of the rainy season, the condition of the roads has become miserable. write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in about 120 words on why this is becoming a yearly affair. Give suggestion on what can be done about this. You are Ram/Rama, 12 Pant Nagar, Agra.
12, Pant Nagar Agra
The Editor The City Times Agra
Subject: Yet again, rainy season deteriorates roads
Dear sir, Through the medium of this letter, I wish to express my grievance against the miserable condition of the roads with the onset of the rainy season, which has become a yearly affair. Roads filled with rainwater makes it uneasy for travellers to commute. Tyres of vehicles get buried in these marshy roads and two-wheelers skid and fall-off on them. These problems are faced by the people every year once the rainy season begins and unfortunately, the concerned departments turn a blind eye to the inconvenience caused to the public. Roads are the lifelines of an economy and vital activities come to a standstill due to the irresponsible attitude of the authorities. Year after year these roads are rebuilt but unfortunately work is not done according to specifications and sub-standard building material is used. The worst affected in all this is the common man.
I hope you will publish my letter in your esteemed newspaper so that action is initiated, and good quality construction material is used to repair roads with proper monitoring so that unnecessary public inconvenience can be avoided.
Yours Sincerely Ram
Q.4: In this, you have to write a short Story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 200-250 Words.
- Traveling in Metro
- A lost identity
- Coming back of a heroes
- A Dreadful Experience
- A Narrow Escape
- Man—The Master of his own Destiny
- A Terrible Collision
- A Brave Girl
Objective: To plan, organize and present ideas coherently
Marking: Relevance of content + creativity – 6 marks
Fluency – 2 marks
Accuracy – 2 marks
Story completed in any suitable way using the hints
provided should be accepted
Example Question: In 200-250 words write a story based on the input given below: Two teams – in the playground – whistle blew – match about to begin – the two captains looked tense – suddenly there was a commotion.
Once there were two teams from rival schools gathered at ground to play a match of hockey. The stands were jam-packed to see their favorite players play. The atmosphere was exceedingly electric.
As the teams entered the ground, shouts of exhilaration and cheers from their respective supporters emanated from the stands. The teams lined up in the middle of the ground. There was toss; the host school won the toss and decided to attack.
The referee blew to whistle; the match was about to begin; the two captains looked tense. Suddenly the ground began to shake violently, tall structures around the ground began to crumble; scrams of panic could be heard everywhere. The stands shook violently, there was chaos and commotion.
The stands collapsed too; many students got buried under the rubble. The players standing in the middle immediately rushed to rescue students trapped under the rubble. They forgot they were rivals. Their only motive was to save as many lives as was possible. Soon the Rapid Action Teams arrived. The metal roof was lifted with the crane. Ambulances reached the ground. Injured students were rendered first-aid. More critically injured ones were rushed to the hospital. No one knew that day of the match would turn out to be an unforgettable catastrophe.
Q.5 In this Gap filling type question you will be asked.
Fill in any four of the blanks in the sentences given below choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. Write the answers in your answer-sheet against the correct blank numbers
A) Concentration is (a) __________ by alertness.
B) Effective speaking (b) __________ on effective listening.
C) Economic growth (c) __________ attitudes and lifestyle.
D) The environment has always (d) __________ in control of our destiny.
E) They believe that logic (e) __________ no place in faith.
a) (i) help (ii) will help (iii) helps (iv) helped
b) (i) depends (ii) depend (iii) depended (iv) depending
c) (i) change (ii) will change (iii) changes (iv) changed
d) (i) is (ii) be (iii) been (iv) was
e) (i) has (ii) have (iii) had (iv) having
Q.6: This will be an editing or omission type question.
In the following paragraph, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing words in any four lines of the given paragraph, along with the words that come before and the words that come after it in the space provided.
|Words||Word Before||Missing Word ||Word After|
|Most the people||Most||of||The|
|are annoyed passwords||——-||——-||——-|
|They have many remember.||——-||——-||——-|
|On any given day are||——-||——-||——-|
|bound forget them||——-||——-||——-|
|THis creates difficulties the people||——-||——-||——-|
Word Before/ Missing Word/ Word After
a) annoyed at/about/with passwords
b) many/ to/ remember
c) day/ they/ are
d) bound/ to /forget
e) difficulties/ for/ the
Q.7: This will be a Sentences Re-ordering or Sentence Transformation in context.
Rearrange any four of the following word clusters to make meaningful sentences.
(a) very exciting / can be / new country / travelling to / a
(b) it / a lot of / before / actually requires / the visit / preparation
(c) option / is / light / travelling / best / the
(d) also need / we / the local weather / in mind / to / keep
(e) always / enriched / we / return / experience / the / with
a) Travelling to a new country can be very exciting.
b) The visit actually requires a lot of preparation before it. / It actually requires a lot of preparation before the visit.
c) The best option is travelling light. / Traveling light is the best option.
d) We also need to keep the local weather in mind. / We also need to keep in mind the local weather.
e) We always return enriched with the experience.
SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOK AND EXTENDED READING TEXT
In Ques. 8, questions from one out of two extracts from prose/poetry/ play for reference to context will be asked. Example of the same is given below.
Q.8 Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow (2015, 2017)
‘‘Never shall a young man,
Thrown into despair
By those great honey-coloured
Ramparts at your ear,’’
(a) Who is the speaker of these lines? Who is he speaking to?
(b) What does the young man mean by ‘honey-coloured ramparts’?
(c) What does the word ‘despair’ mean?
a. a young man to a young woman
b. the woman’s yellow-hair which add to her beauty
c. the feeling of having lost all hope / hopelessness
Q. 9. Four Short Answer Type Questions from the Literature Reader to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each)
Ques. a) What filled Bholi, a dumb cow, with a new hope? (2015, 2012)
b) How does Decious Brutus Interpret Calpurnia’s Dreams? (2016, 2017)
c) What Legends are associated with the origin of tea? (2011 2016)
d) What happened when Maxwell took Miljib to the bathroom? What did Miljib do two days after that? (2012, 2013)
e) Baking was considered essential in a traditional Goan Village. What reason does writer give to support his point? (2012 2013)
(f) In the poem “Snake”, why does the poet say “I have something to xpatiate.”? (2018, 2014)
g) Why is John’s wife angry and what does she decide to do? (2014, 2016)
a) The teacher at the school spoke very kindly to bholi. she told her that if she comes to school every day, she will become more learned than anyone in the village and then everyone will listen to her with respect and she will able to talk without stammering. this filled bholi with a ray of new hope.
b) Decius interprets Calpurnia’s dream in a positive light to move Caesar. He tells Caesar that the bleeding statue which Calpurnia saw in her dream signifies that Rome depends on him to renew its vitality. He also said that the smiling Romans who bathe their hands in his blood will consider having his belongings as a treasure.
c) There are many legends or stories about the discovery and origin of tea. According to a story, the tea was discovered in China. The Chinese Emperor used to drink boiled water. Once while boiling it, few leaves of a twig burning under the pot fell into it. The Emperor found the flavour delicious. Those were later named as tea leaves. Another legend says that an ancient Buddhist ascetic, Bodhidharma, cut off his eyelids when he felt sleepy during meditation. Ten tea plants grew out of his eyelids. Thus, the tea was discovered.
d) When Maxwell took Mijbil to the bathroom, it went wild with joy in the water for half an hour. It was plunging and rolling in it, shooting up and down the length of the bathtub underwater. Two days after that, it was confident enough to go to the bathroom on its own. By the time he got there, Mijbil was up on the end of the bathtub and fumbling at the chromium taps with its paws. In less than a minute, it had turned the tap far enough to produce some water and after a moment, achieved the full flow of water.
e) Baking was considered an essential profession because marriage gifts were meaningless without a sweet known as the bol. The lady of the house had to prepare sandwiches on her daughter’s engagement. Cakes and bolinhas were a must for Christmas and other festivals. Baking was also a profitable profession in the traditional Goan village. The baker and his family never starved. He, his family, his servants always looked happy and prosperous. Their plump physique was an open testimony to this.
f) After hitting the snake he understands his fault and wishes its return. As for the poet, he felt the same as Ancient Mariner who killed an Albatross and wanted its return. The poet repents for hitting the snake who had come from the underworld like a guest to drink at his water trough. He feels sorry for his act and tells that he has to pay for it.
g) John’s wife is very angry at him because she suspects that her husband is cheating on her with another woman.
It starts off as a small hint and gradually grows into an obsession. She believes her husband is having an affair with a beautiful young woman called Helen.
She eventually decides to leave John’s house and go back to her grandmother’s home.
In this part (Q.10.) you have to answer one out of two long answer type questions.
Ques 10. (A): Describe the relationship between Anne and Margot?
Give a pen sketch of Anne’s father as a parent?
Answer: Relationship between Anne And Margot
Anne was the elder sister of Margot. She always had this feeling that her mother loved Margot more than her because she was well-mannered and studious.
This led to a communication gap among the family members. She found her mother favouring Margot. She found it difficult to get along well with her sister, mother and the other fellow residents of Annexe. The two sisters don’t often get along, are not close friends, and don’t confide in each other much.
Margot doesn’t get much attention in Anne’s diary. She envied Anne’s relationship with Peter. Margot was very mature and caring by encouraging Anne’s relationship with Peter, and by not being bitter with Anne for having a close friend
Answer: Anne’s Father, Otto Frank, as a Parent
The name of the Anne frank father is Otto frank and he is the member of active Jews community. Anne father is the very modest, kind and humble in the secret annexe. Anne is very much close to his father then her mother. He is a very person and always care for his daughter and love them very much. He always thinks about his children and eat small portion and left large portion for his children. He is a very good parent in eye of Anne he argues with annexe people who one says any wrong thing about Anne.
He is also a concentrated parent like as other parents and say Anne not look peter and stop relationship with him. so later Anne says that now she is not accountable to him. But he is a very good parent and at last he is only one who survives
Ques 10. (B): Write a character sketch of Mrs. Van Dann in 120-150 words (2014,2016)
Answer: Mrs. Van Dann is Mr. Van Dann’s wife. Her actual name is Auguste van Pels, but Anne calls her Petronella van Dann in her diary. Anne initially describes Mrs. van Dann as a friendly, teasing woman, but later calls her an instigator. She is a fatalist and can be petty, egotistical, flirtatious, stingy, and disagreeable. Mrs. van Dann frequently complains about the family’s situation—criticism that Anne does not admire or respect. Mrs. van Dann does not survive the war, but the exact date of her death is unknown. She’s very good at looking down on others. Bold, brash, loud, and pushy she likes others to see her fine things and to talk about how wealthy they are. She grew up in a wealthy family and one of her prized possessions is a fur coat that her father gave her.
In Ques.11. One out of two Very Long Answer Question on theme or plot involving interpretation, inference and character, in about 200-250 words based on prescribed novel text for extended reading.
Ques 11. (A): what role did Mr. Gilman play in Helen Keller’s life? (2014,2016)
Helen’s teacher took her across the tough road of her life. What role did he play in her success?
Answer: Mr. Gilman played a vital role in Helen Keller’s life specifically her education. He was the principal of Cambridge when Helen was there. He Helped Helen a great deal and learnt the manual alphabets so that he could communicate with her. For her preliminary examination he with her and spelled out the question paper for her on her hands. However in her second years of Cambridge Helen was struggling with her studies .She did not have the required apparatus on time and the teachers could also not pay her attention individually as they had done in the first year due to the large size of the classes Mr. Gilman noticed how Helen was struggling and believed her to be overworked and stressed. He suggested them Helen study at Cambridge for three more years.
Ques 11. (B): Attempt a Character sketch of Anne Frank.
Answer: Anne was humorous, amusing and sweet child before coming to secret annex. But after hiding in the secret annex suddenly Anne becomes a mature girl. As he to come known what is right and what is wrong, she started loving peter. She is also an independent girl. She was now no more a happy go lucky girl. She was a sincere deeper and mature girl who knew about war nature relations etc. At first, she held her mother responsible for every dispute with her, but after hiding in secret annex, she said that she also had some faults. So, we can say that Anne transforms from a premature girl to a grown up and mature girl.
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