HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 12 English (Core) 2022–23

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HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 12 English (Core) 2022–23 will give you another chance to practise the final exams for the class. HBSE has announced a schedule for the pre-board examination on February 6, 2023, for class 12 English. HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 12 English (Core) 2022-23 is a must to solve as it carries the questions according to the revised pattern of the examination by Haryana Board School Education, and at the same time, “HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 12 English (Core) 2022-23” will carry the most expected questions for the final examination for the class 12 English (Core) 2022-23.

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HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 12 English (Core) 2022–23

Pre-Board Sample Paper(2022-23)

CLASS: 12th (Sr.Secondary) Code No: A
Roll No:
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 80
• Please make sure that the printed pages in this question paper are 11 in number and it contains 14 questions.
• The Code No. and Set on the right side of the question paper should be written by the candidate on the front page of the answer-book.
• Before beginning to answer a question, its Serial Number must be written.
• Don’t leave blank page/pages in your answer-book.
• Except answer-book, no extra sheet will be given. Write to the point and do not strike the written answer.
• Candidates must write their Roll Number on the question paper.
• Before answering the questions, ensure that you have been supplied the correct and complete question paper, no claim in this regard, will be entertained after examination.
General Instructions:
1.This question paper is divided into four sections: A, B, C and D.
2.All the sections are compulsory.
3.Attempt all the parts of a question together.
4.Stick to the word limit wherever prescribed.

HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 12 English (Core) 2022–23; marks distribution scheme

1. Read the following passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 1×4=4
New Year is the time for resolution. Mentally, at least most of us could compile formidable lists of ‘do’s and don’ts. The same old favourites recur year in and year out with monotonous regularity. We resolve to get-up early each morning, eat healthy food, exercise, be nice to people we don’t like and find more time for our parents. Past experience has taught us that certain accomplishments are beyond attainment. If we remain deep rooted liars, it is only because we have so often experienced the frustration that results from failure. Most of us fail in our efforts, at self- improvement because our schemes are too ambitious and we never have time to carry them out. We also make the fundamental error of announcing our resolution to everybody so that we look even more foolish when we slip back into our bad old ways. Aware of these pitfalls, this year I attempted to keep my resolutions to myself. I limited myself to two modest ambitions, to do physical exercise every morning and to read more in the evening.
An overnight party on New Year’s Eve provided me with a good excuse for not carrying out either of these new resolutions on the first day of the year, but on the second, I applied myself diligently to the task. The daily exercise lasted only eleven minutes and I proposed to do them early in the morning before anyone had got up. The self-discipline required to drag myself out of bed eleven minutes earlier than usual was considerable. Nevertheless, I managed to creep down into the living room for two days before anyone found me out. After jumping about on the carpet and twisting the human frame into uncomfortable positions, I sat down at the breakfast table in an exhausted condition. It was this that betrayed me. The next morning the whole family trooped in to watch the performance. That was really unsetting but I fended on the taunts and jibes of the whole family good- humouredly and soon everybody got used the idea. However, my enthusiasm waned. The time I spent at exercises gradually diminishes.
Little by little the eleven minutes fell to zero. By January 10th, I was back to where I have started from. I argued that if I spent less time exhausting myself at exercises in the morning would keep my mind fresh for reading when I got home from work. Resisting the hypnotism effect of television, I sat, in my room for a few evenings with my eyes glued to a book. One night, however, feeling cold and lonely, I went downstairs and sat in front of the television pretending to read. That proved to be my undoing, for I soon got back to the old bad habit dozing off in front of the screen. I still haven’t given up my resolution to do more reading fact, I have just bought a book entitled ‘How to Read a Thousand Words a Minute’. Perhaps it will solve my problem, but I just have not had time to read it.
(i) What were the writer’s two resolutions?
(a) Physical exercise in the morning
(b) Read more in the evening
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Not to make more resolutions
(ii) How much time did the daily exercise last initially?
(a) 10 minutes
(b) 8 minutes
(c) 11 minutes
(d) 5 minutes
(iii) How many days did the narrator continue his resolution?
(a) 8 days
(b) 9 days
(C) 10 days
(d) 7 days
(iv) Which book did the narrator buy?
(a) How to read a thousand words a minute
(b) How to be a good reader
(c) How to be firm on your resolutions
(d) The importance of exercising

Today we know about each and every part of the world. There is no land or sea that is not known to us. Man has explored every corner of the world, and he knows all the ways and routes
from anywhere to everywhere in the world. He can reach from one place to the other as safely, easily and quickly as he likes. He has maps to guide him and fastest means of transport to
carry him. But for ages most of the world was unknown to man. To begin with, he lived in caves. Then he came out of caves and started making homes in little corners of forests or behind the hills. He was afraid of wild animals and also of the clouds and the winds. He offered prayers and sacrifices to gods who, he thought, controlled the clouds and the winds. But, slowly through long centuries, men began to explore what lay beyond their caves, hills and forests where they had their homes. They went in their boats, first on the rivers and then across the seas. At first they remained close to the shore and each new voyager went a little farther than the previous one.
Questions : 1 × 4 = 4
(i) Today there is no part of the world that is ………… .
(a) unknown (b) unexplored
(c) Both (a) & (b) (d) Neither (a) nor (b)
(ii) To begin with man lived ………… .
(a) in caves (b) in forests
(c) in small homes (d) in little villages
(iii) The early man used to offer prayers and sacrifices to gods because ……….. .
(a) he was afraid of the clouds and the winds.
(b) he thought gods controlled the clouds and the winds.
(c) he lived in caves and forests.
(d) he had very little homes in the corners of forests.
(iv) What did the early explorers do ?
(a) They went in boats on the rivers.
(b) They went in big ships across the seas.
(c) They went farther and farther into the sea.
(d) They used steamships in place of boats.

2. Read the following passage carefully and make notes on it using headings and sub headings.
Supply an appropriate title also: 4+1=5
A vast blanket of pollution stretching across South Asia is cutting down sunlight by 10 percent over India, damaging agriculture, modifying rainfall patterns and putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk, according to a new study. The startling findings of scientists working with the United Nations Environment Programme indicate that the spectacular economic growth seen in this part of the world in the past decade may soon falter as a result of pollution. Research carried out in India indicates that the haze caused by pollution might be reducing winter rice harvests by as much as 10 percent, the report said. “Acids in the haze may, by falling as acid rain, have the potential to damage crops and trees. Ash falling on leaves can aggravate the impact of reduced sunlight on earth’s surface. The pollution that is forming the haze could be leading to several hundred of thousands of premature deaths as a result of higher level of respiratory diseases,” it said. Results from seven cities in India alone, including Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, estimate that air pollution was annually responsible for 24000 premature deaths in the early 1990s.

3. Attempt any two from each sub-part:

(a) Change the form of narration : 1 × 2 = 2
(i) He said to me’ “May you win a scholarship!”

(ii) The Principal said to the peon, “Bring this file to me”.

(iii) Her husband cried, “How stupid you are!”

(b) Supply articles wherever necessary : 1 × 2 = 2
(i) ……………. Bible is a holy book.

(ii) It is ……………. Umbrella.

(iii) His wife is ……………. European.

(c) Fill in the blanks with suitable modal auxiliary verbs given in the brackets : 1 × 2 = 2
(i) Work hard other wise you ……………. fail. (will/can/shall).

(ii) You ……………. get a prize. (will/shall/can).

(iii) ……………. you live long! (May/Can/Will)

(d) Change the following sentences into passive voice : 1 × 2 = 2
(i) Seeta writes a letter.

(ii) A nurse is dressing his wounds.

(iii) Who will win the elections ?

(e) Use the correct form of the verb given in brackets : 1 ×2 = 2
(i) When Nehru ……………. (write) his will ?

(ii) He thanked me for what I …………….(do).

(iii) He ……………. (visit) us next week.


4. Attempt any two of the following: 3×2=6
(a) You are the Cultural Secretary of your school. Your school is going to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on Independence Day. Write a notice for your school notice board, inviting students to participate in the programme.
(b) You are working for an advertising agency. Draft an attractive advertisement for a Company which is launching a new Tooth Paste. Imagine the details.
(c) Design a poster for promoting Value of Water for our future.
5. Attempt any one of the following: 5
(a) Your school celebrated Republic Day. Write a report to be published in the local newspaper about the Republic Day. You are Sapna, the Editor of the newspaper.
(b) Write a paragraph of about 100 words on “The Role of Newspapers”.
6.  You think that there should be moral education in schools. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper, stressing the need of introducing moral education in schools. 5
7. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 1×5=5

Then as I hurried by as fast as I could go, the blacksmith, Wachter, who was there with his apprentice, reading the bulletin, called after me, “Don’t go so fast bub; you’ll get to your school in
plenty of time !” I thought he was making fun of me, and reached Mr. Hamel’s little garden all out of breath.
Questions : 1 × 5 = 5
(i) Name the chapter from which this passage has been taken ?
(a) The Last Lesson
(b) The Enemy
(c) The Rattrap
(d) Lost Spring

(ii) Who was Wachter ?
(a) A blacksmith
(b) A carpenter
(c) A teacher
(d) An apprentice

(iii) Who is the writer of this chapter ?
(a) Anees Jung
(b) Alphonse Daudet
(c) A. R. Barton
(d) Asokamitran

(iv) Who was standing with Wachter ?
(a) His wife
(b) His son
(c) His apprentice
(d) His teacher

(v) Who does ‘I’ in the passage refer to ?
(a) the writer
(b) the student
(c) the teacher
(d) the blacksmith

Most of the arable land in the Champaran district was divided into large estates owned by Englishmen and worked by Indian tenants. The chief commercial crop was indigo. The landlords
compelled all tenants to plant three twentieths or 15 percent of their holdings with indigo and surrender the entire indigo harvest as rent. This was done by a long-term contract.( Indigo).
Questions : 1 × 5 = 5
(i) Who owned large estates in the Champaran district ?
(a) The Indian tenants
(b) The Englishmen
(c) The government
(d) The lawyers of the district

(ii) Who worked at the estates ?
(a) The Indian tenants
(b) The English tenants
(c) The labourers engaged by the government
(d) None of the above

(iii) Name the chief commercial crop of Champaran.
(a) Wheat
(b) Sugarcane
(c) Barley
(d) Indigo

(iv) How much of the land was planted with indigo ?
(a) 25% (b) 50%
(c) 20% (d) 15%

(v) What do you mean by ‘arable land’ ?
(a) Land suitable for growing crops.
(b) Land suitable for giving on rent.
(c) Land suitable for developing a park.
(d) Land suitable for using as a playground.


8. Answer any of the following: 5
Reproduce in your own words what Little Franz did or thought in his way to school.
What did the writer see when Mukesh took him to his home in Firozabad?
9. Answer any five of the following: 2×5=10
i. When did the writer join the Y. M. C. A. pool and why ?
ii. Why was Edla happy to see the gift left by the peddler?
iii. What is distinctive about Umberto Eco’s academic writing style ?
iv. Did Sophie really meet Danny Casey?
v. What did the publisher think of “The Name of the Rose”?
vi. Write a brief note on the make-up department of the Gemini Studios.
10. Read the stanza given below and answer the questions that follow: 1×5=5
……………………… and looked out at young
trees sprinting, the merry children spilling
out of there homes,but after the airport’s
security check,standing a few yards
away, I looked at her again, wan,pale.
i. Name the poet and the poem.
ii. What did the poet notice about the trees and children?
iii. When did she look at her mother again ?
iv. How did the mother look?
v. Find the word from the stanza which means as same as:
(a) Running fast, (b) Coming Out
Of the all the unhealthy and o’er darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, inspite of all
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits
i. What does, the poet mean by “o’er darkened ways”?

ii. What does ‘all’ refer to in the phrase “in spite of all”?
iii. What does some shape of beauty do?
iv. What idea does the poet want to convey in these lines?
v. Name the poem and the poet?
11. Answer any two of the following: 3×2=6
i. Why does the poet urge us to keep quiet?
ii. How can the condition of slum children be improved?
iii. What were the various things put up for sale at the roadside stand?
12. Answer any one of the following: 5

Why did the Tiger King take a vow to kill one hundred tigers ?

What did the Japanese General decide to do about the injured American Soldier?
13. Answer any two of the following: 3×2=6
i. How does Evans escape from the jail?
ii. What is unique and special about Antarctica?
iii. Describe the Roger Skunk? What was his main problem?
14. Read the questions given below and choose the correct option: 1×3=3
i) Who is the writer of “The Tiger King’?
(a) Jack Finney
(b) Pearl S. Buck
(c)Susan Hill
(d) None

ii) Whose words made a deep impression on Bama ?
(a) Her father’s
(b) Her brother’s
(c) Her uncle’s
(d) Her friend’s

iii) Who killed the king?
(a) A little wooden tiger
(b) A toy
(c) A horse
(d) A tiger


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