CBSE Class 10 English Sample Question Paper 2022 (Set-1)

CBSE Class 10 English Sample Question Paper 2022 


Class 12 – English

Time Allowed: 2 hours

Maximum Marks: 40

General Instructions:

1. The Question Paper contains THREE sections-READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR and LITRATURE.

2. Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part.


1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow them:

The most increasing problem of this twenty first century is the rapidly increasing pressure of population on land and on land resources. The actual population of the world does not matter as much as its rate of increase. It works out to be about 1.6 per cent per annum net increase. In terms of numbers this means something like forty to fifty-five million additional people every year. Canada has a population of twenty million—rather less than six month’s climb in the world population. Take Australia. There are ten million people in Australia; so it takes the world less than three months to add to itself a population which populates that vast country. Let us take England and Wales: forty-five to fifty million people—-just about a year’s supply.

Every day, about 1,20,000 extra people are added to the earth—-just about the population of New York City. I am not talking about the birth rate. This is a net increase. To give you some idea of birth rate, look at the second hand of your watch. Every second three babies are born somewhere in the world. Another baby! Another baby! Another baby! You cannot speak quickly enough to keep pace with the birth rate.

This enormous increase in population will soon create immense problems by 2050. Unless something desperate happens, there will be as many as 7,000,000,000 people on the surface of this earth! So this is a problem which you are going to see in your lifetime.

More people mean more consumption which in turn means more exploitation of fixed and exhaustible resources. Also, the population is not a universal challenge. It is specific to nations whose economies have yet not achieved full potential and development. Along with China and India, the African and some Latin countries also see an extremely high population growth rate. Rather China, which is the most populated nation, has achieved a very appreciative control over their growth of population through their ways are highly autocratic and cannot be replicated in other countries.

On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any FIVE of the following questions.

i) What is the most important of all the problems the world is facing today?

ii) Why does the actual population of the world does not matter as such as its rate of increase?

iii) What is the population of Canada, Australia, and England?

iv) What is the birth rate of the world?

v) What is the consequence of increasing birth rate?

vi) Suggest some measures to control population growth.

2. Read the passage given below.

  • Obesity in India has reached epidemic proportions in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s India is following a trend of other developing countries that are steadily becoming more obese. Unhealthy, processed food has become much more accessible following India’s continued integration in global  food  markets.  This, combined with rising middle-class incomes, is increasing the average caloric intake per individual among middle-class and high-income households. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and NGOs such as the Indian Heart Association have been raising awareness about this issue.
  • While studying 22 different SNPs near to MC4-R gene, scientists have identified an SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) named rs12970134 to be mostly associated with waist In this study, more than two thousand individuals of Indian origin participated and the aforementioned SNP is highly prevalent in this group.
  • Internationally, a BMI over 25 kg/m^2 is considered Due to the genetic tendency of Indians towards abdominal obesity and its associated risk of related lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, guidelines for the diagnosis of obesity and abdominal obesity for India have been published in JAPI (2009) that a BMI over 23 kg/m^2 is considered overweight. Further definitions: Normal BMI: 18.0-22.9 kg/m2, Overweight: 23.0 – 24.9 kg/m2, Obesity: >25 kg/m2.
  • This is a list of the states of India ranked in order of percentage of people who are overweight or obese, based on data from the 2015-2016 National Family Health Survey.
States Males (%) Males rank Females (%) Females rank
India 18.9 24 20.7 22
Delhi 24.6 11 33.5 5
Chandigarh 32.0 6 41.4 1
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 22.9 15 19.2 25
Daman and Diu 30.7 7 31.7 9
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 38.2 1 31.8 8
Lakshadweep 24.1 13 40.6 2
Puducherry 37.1 2 36.7 3
Punjab 27.8 10 31.3 10
Kerala 28.5 8 32.4 7

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY FIVE out of the seven questions given below.

i) Identify a word from line 1 indicative of an abnormal state.

ii) Write any two factors that have led to an increase in calorie consumption per individual.

iii) Why was this survey on the obesity of people undertaken?

iv) Obesity can cause risk to which organ?

v) With reference to the given table, write one conclusion about state ranking 10.

vi) What causes abdominal obesity among Indians?


3. Attempt ANY ONE of the following:

a) The table illustrates the proportion of monthly household income five countries spend on food and drink, housing, clothing and entertainment. Write an analytical paragraph by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant( 150- 200 words).

Food and drink Housing Clothing Entertainment
India 25% 31% 7% 13%
Pakistan 22% 33% 15% 19%
China 27% 37% 11% 11%
Russia 36% 20% 12% 10%
Afganistan 31% 18% 8% 15%

b) You are Vaibhavi Sinha, examination in-charge, Goodway Public School, Aurobindo Road, You require 4 reams of white paper, 2 packets of carbon paper, one dozen registers, blue and red ballpoint pens (50 each). Place an order with Sunrise Stationery Mart, 12 Mall Road, Indore mentioning terms of payment, discount asked by you and delivery date. (100-150 words).

4. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error as well as the correction as shown in the example.

Error Correction
In the prisoner’s room, a candle is                                                                       e.g.      is was
burning dimly. A prisoner himself (a)
sat by the table. Only him back,                                                                        (b)
the hair by his head, and his (c)
hands were visible from outside through the window.

5. Choose the correct options to fill in the blanks to complete the narration.

Ram : What a cold day it is! I think this must be the coldest day of the season.

Shyam: I don’t mind the cold. It is the summer that bothers me.

Ram: Well! I am only worried about my mother.

Ram explained that (i)                  and was positive that (ii)                   Shyam replied that he didn’t mind the cold, it was the summer that bothered him. Ram stated that he was worried about his mother.


6. Answer ANY SIX questions in 30-40 words each.

a) What sights made Gautama Buddha a monk?

b) Do humans kneel to other humans who lived thousands of years ago?

c) Amanda imagines herself to be Rapunzel, yet would not like to do what all she Identify and state the reasons for her decision.

d) How did Belinda and pets behave when the pirate had been killed?

e) What did Richard Ebright learn from the Country Science Fair?

f) What changes came into the lives of the Loisels after borrowing money?

g) What happened during their visit to New Mullion? Could the lawyer search Lutkins and serve the summon to him?

7. Answer ANY TWO of the following in about 120 words each.

a) “Don’t you worry, Pitaji! In your old age, I will serve you and ” Through the statement, the narrator wants to highlight moral values Bholi was imbued with. Based on the reading of the lesson, what makes Bholi aware of her rights and how does she use them?

b) In the light of the lesson ‘A Baker from Goa’, discuss the culture of Goa and its impact on the life of the individuals.

c) The principle ‘forgive and forget’ , helps a lot in maintaining cordial relations with our neighbors. Do you think Anton Chekov conveys this message in the play ‘The Proposal’?

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