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RBSE 10th English Model Paper 2024 Solution, Exam Pattern & Syllabus Details

RBSE 10th English Model Paper: The solution to the model paper released for the 10th-grade students of the Rajasthan Board (RBSE) for the English subject is made available here. Additionally, we have provided detailed information about the exam pattern and syllabus for the upcoming RSBE 10th Exam 2024 With the help of this model paper issued by the RBSE, you can get an idea of the types of questions and marks that may be asked in the RBSE 10th Exam 2024.

RBSE 10th English Exam Pattern

प्रकारप्रश्नों की संख्याअंक प्रति प्रश्नकुल अंकप्रतिशत (अंको का)प्रतिशत (प्रश्नों का)संभावित समय
वस्तुनिष्ठ121121523.5325 मिनट
रिक्त स्थान061067.511.768 मिनट
अतिलघुत्तरात्मक182364535.2930 मिनट
लघुत्तरात्मक0932733.7517.6520 मिनट
दीर्घउत्तरीय0140451.967 मिनट
निबंधात्मक0251012.53.9345 मिनट
योग5195100100195 मिनट

RBSE 10th English Syllabus

  • Section A – Unseen Passage I: 6 marks (7.5%)
  • Section A – Unseen Passage II: 9 marks (11.25%)
  • Section B – Writing (Letter/Story/Paragraph): 13 marks (16.25%)
    • Letter Writing: 5 marks (6.25%)
    • Story Writing: 4 marks (5%)
    • Short Paragraph: 4 marks (5%)
  • Section C – Grammar: 12 marks (15%)
    • Tenses: 4 marks (5%)
    • Reported Speech: 2 marks (2.5%)
    • Subject-Verb-Concord: 2 marks (2.5%)
    • Voice: 2 marks (2.5%)
    • Framing Questions & Tags: 2 marks (2.5%)
  • Section D – Text Comprehension: 24 marks (30%)
    • “First Flight” Passage: 6 marks (7.5%)
    • Textual Questions: 14 marks (17.5%)
    • Poetry: 8 marks (10%)
    • “Footprints Without Feet” Textual Questions: 12 marks (15%)
  • Total Marks: 80

SECTION A (READING)

क्या है आर्टिकल में

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Once Hem and Haw would take their friends by to see their pile of Cheese at Cheese station C, and point to it with pride, saying, “Pretty, nice Cheese, huh?” Sometimes they shared it with their friends and sometimes they didn’t.

“We deserve this Cheese,” Hem said, “We certainly had to work long and hard enough to find it.” He picked up a nice piece and ate it.

Afterward, Hem fell asleep, as he often did. Every night the Little people would waddle home, full of Cheese, and every morning they would return for more.

This went on for some time.

  1. Who were friends? [1]
    • Tom and Jerry
    • Ping and Pong
    • Hem and Haw
    • None of these.
  2. Where was the pile of cheese? [1]
    • Cheese stand
    • Cheese station
    • Railway station
    • Cheese station C
  3. Who said, “We deserve this cheese”? [1]
    • Haw
    • Hem
    • Cheese
    • Little people
  4. Who ate a piece of Cheese? [1]
    • He
    • Hem
    • Haw
    • None of these.
  5. Choose the similar word of the following from the Passage: “Qualify.” [1]
    • Shared
    • Pile
    • Waddle
    • Deserve
  6. Choose the opposite word of the following from the passage: “Enemy” [1]
    • Pretty
    • Certainly
    • Pile
    • Friend.

2. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

There was a young student-archer who reached such proficiency in his art that he could shoot an arrow into a tree and then cleave that arrow into two with the next shot. He began to boast that he was a greater archer than his Guru.

One day his guru, about seventy years old, asked the youth to accompany him on a trip across the hills. The journey was uneventful until they came to a deep Chasm. A single log spanned the chasm.

The guru walked down to the center of the log, unshouldered his bow and taking an arrow shot it into a tree on the other side. His next shot cleaved the first arrow into two. “Now it’s your turn,” he said. The youth stepped on the log slowly and carefully. But his heart was in his mouth. He knew that if he lost his footing he would plunge to his death. His hands trembled as he strung an arrow into his bow. He could not focus on the target. When he shot the arrow, it missed the tree altogether. Whimpering, he turned around. “Help me,” he shouted to his guru. “I’ll fall.” The old man walked up to him, took his hand, and led him to safety; neither of them said a word. On the return journey, the boy had realized that to be a master of his art it was not enough. To know how to control the bow, he had to learn how to control his mind too.

  • How old was the guru? [1]
    • Seventy years old
  • What spanned the chasm? [1]
    • A single log
  • What was the quality of the young archer? [1]
    • Skilled but boastful
  • When was the young archer afraid? [1]
    • When he was on the log over the chasm
  • Who missed the target? [1]
    • The young archer
  • Who helped the young archer and how? [1]
    • The guru helped him by taking his hand and leading him to safety.
  • When did the young archer shout? [1]
    • When he was afraid on the log and felt like falling.
  • Write the similar word of the following from the passage: “Gulf” [1]
    • Chasm
  • Write the opposite word of the following from the passage: “Depart” [1]
    • Arrive

SECTION B (WRITING)

3. You are Lavisha living in Siddharth Nagar, Ajmer. Your friend Khushnika has won a Gold medal in the State Level Chess Competition. Write a letter to congratulate her on her success. [5]

Answer:

Siddharth Nagar,
Ajmer
[Date]

Dear Khushnika,

I hope you’re doing great. I heard the awesome news about you winning the Gold Medal in the State Level Chess Competition. That’s so cool, and I wanted to say congrats!

I’m really proud of you. Winning a Gold Medal is a big deal, and it shows how much effort you put into playing chess. You make our school and Siddharth Nagar proud.

I always see you working hard at chess, and it’s amazing to see you succeed. I know this is just the start, and you’re going to win even more. Keep it up!

I’m excited to hear more about your chess adventures. Congrats again, Khushnika! Keep rocking, and I wish you lots of success in the future.

Best wishes,

Lavisha
[Your Class & Roll Number]
[Your School Name]

OR

You are Shlok of class X of Government Senior Secondary School, Kalanada, Ajmer. Write a formal E-mail to the Principal of your school at gssskalanada999@gmail.com requesting to arrange extra classes for English, Mathematics, and Science.

Answer:

Subject: Request for Extra Classes in English, Mathematics, and Science

Respected Principal,

I hope this email finds you in good health. My name is Shlok, a student of Class X at Government Senior Secondary School, Kalanada. I am writing to bring to your attention a matter of concern regarding our academic studies.

As we approach our final exams, I, along with some of my fellow students, have recognized the need for additional support in the subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science. We believe that extra classes in these subjects would significantly benefit us in better understanding the concepts and preparing for the upcoming examinations.

Therefore, I would like to formally request your kind consideration in arranging extra classes for English, Mathematics, and Science. These classes would provide us with the opportunity to clarify doubts, delve deeper into the topics, and enhance our overall understanding of the subjects.

We understand the commitment of the school towards academic excellence, and we believe that these extra classes will contribute to our academic success. Your support in this matter is highly valued, and we are confident that such sessions will make a positive impact on our preparation.

I am more than willing to discuss this matter further if needed. Thank you for considering our request, and we look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,

Shlok
Class X
Government Senior Secondary School, Kalanada, Ajmer


4. Write a stiry with the help of given outlines in about 80 words. Give Title and moral to it.

Two cats. …………… a piece of bread …………….. divide ………………. one piece bigger ……………  quarrel …………….. a monkey …………….. smaller than the other ………….. eat …………….. the cats  request to return what was left ……………… refuses ……………… reward of his labour.

OR

A donkey…………….. carries salt ……………… stream ………………..by chance ……….. falls down  …………. salt washed away …………… half bag remains …………… light………… feels happy …………….  master angry ………….. next time ……… carries cotton. …………….. stream ……………. falls down  ……….. heavy ………..  sad.

Answer:

Title: The Wise Donkey

A donkey carried a bag of salt and, by chance, fell into a stream. The salt dissolved, and only half the bag remained. Feeling lighter, the donkey was happy. The next time, the donkey carried cotton, and when it fell into the stream again, it became heavier. This made the master angry, and the donkey learned that sometimes, difficulties teach us valuable lessons.


5.Write a paragraph in about 80 words on the event shown in the picture.
RBSE 10th English Model

Answer:

The village fair is a special day in our small community, and there are so many exciting things to see and enjoy. As you walk through the fairgrounds, you’ll come across vibrant stalls filled with handmade crafts, tasty local treats, and colorful goodies. The air is filled with the sweet aroma of traditional food, and you can hear lively folk music playing in the background. Families gather around to watch cultural performances, play fun games, and share joyful moments. The fair is a place where local talents shine, and everyone gets a chance to experience the warmth and togetherness of our village.

OR

Write a paragraph in about 80 words on “DIWALI.”

Diwali is a happy and bright celebration that many people around the world enjoy. During Diwali, we light lamps and decorate our homes with colorful things. It’s a special time when we remember that good things can overcome bad things. Families get together to share yummy sweets and give each other gifts. We also make pretty designs on the ground called rangoli. At night, the sky lights up with colorful fireworks, making it really exciting. Diwali is a time to think about good things, be thankful, and spend time with the people we love, bringing joy and warmth to everyone.


SECTION C (GRAMMAR)

6. Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of verbs given in the brackets:
  • She phoned me after she ……. Udaipur. (reach)
  • S.N.G. Sir ….. us English every day. (teach)
  • I …… to Ajmer with Mr. Ravindra yesterday. (go)
  • We ……. our course already. (revise)

Answers:

  1. had reached
  2. teaches
  3. went
  4. have revised
7. Rewrite the following sentences changing them into Indirect Speech:
  • Yatharth said to Somanshi, “Why do you disturb him?”
  • Mother said to me, “Don’t play in dust?”

Answers:

  1. Yatharth asked Somanshi why she disturbed him.
    • In indirect speech, the reporting verb changes to a past tense form (“asked” instead of “said”), and the question remains the same with the interrogative (“why”).
    • The pronoun “you” changes to “she” since Yatharth refers to Somanshi in the third person.
  2. Mother told me not to play in the dust.
    • In indirect speech, the imperative sentence becomes a negative infinitive clause (“not to play” instead of “Don’t play”).
    • The adverb “in the dust” remains unchanged.
8. Fill in the blanks with a verb in agreement with its subject:
  • Teacher along with all students …. going on a picnic. (is/are)
  • The poor ….. honest. (are/is)

Answer:

  • is
    • In most cases, when a singular noun is joined with a plural noun with “along with,” “together with,” or similar phrases, the verb agrees with the plural noun. While “teacher” is singular, “all students” is plural, making the plural verb “are” more appropriate.
  • are
    • “The poor” is generally considered a plural noun referring to a collective group of people. Therefore, the verb should be plural to agree, hence “are” is the correct choice.
9. Change the following sentences into Passive Voice:
  • Sanjana gave me a gift on my birthday.
  • Open the window.

Answers:

  • A gift was given to me by Sanjana on my birthday.
  • Let the window be opened.

10.

  • Frame a question for the following sentence:
    • She plays chess in the evening. When …… ?
  • Add Question Tag to the statement given below:
    • “Arun cannot drive a car, ………?”

Answers:

  • When does she play chess in the evening?
  • Arun cannot drive a car, can he?

SECTION D (TEXT BOOK)

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

Midway between Mysore and the Coastal town of Mangalore sits a piece of heaven that must have drifted from the kingdom of God. This land of rolling hills is inhabited by a proud race of martial men, beautiful women, and wild creatures. Coorg Or Kodagu, the smallest district of Karnataka, is home to evergreen rainforests, spices, and coffee plantations. Evergreen rainforests cover thirty percent of this district. During the monsoons, it pours enough to keep many visitors away. The season of joy commences from September and continues till March. The weather is perfect, with some showers thrown in for good measure. The air breathes of invigorating coffee. Coffee estates and colonial bungalows stand tucked under tree canopies in prime corners.

The people of Coorg are possibly of Greek or Arabic descent. The theory of Arab origin draws support from the long, black coat with an embroidered waist belt worn by the Kodavus, known as Kuppia.

  1. Coorg is known as [1]
    • Mysore
    • Kodagu
    • Mangalore
    • Kalburgi
  2. In which state is Coorg situated? [1]
    • Bihar
    • Maharashtra
    • Karnataka
    • Tamil Nadu
  3. What is famous in Coorg? [1]
    • Coffee
    • martial men
    • wild creature
    • All of these
  4. What is Kuppia? [1]
    • A long, black coat with an embroidered waist belt worn by the Kodavus.
  5. When do visitors come to Coorg? [1]
    • Visitors come to Coorg during the season of joy, commencing from September to March.
  6. Write the similar word of the following from the passage: “Paradise” [1]
    • Heaven

OR

11.2.
Mij and I remained in London for nearly a month. He would play for hours with a selection of toys, ping-pong balls, marbles, rubber fruit, and a terrapin shell that I had brought back from his native marshes. With the ping pong ball, he invented a game of his own, which could keep him engrossed for up to half an hour at a time. A suitcase that I had taken to Iraq had become damaged on the journey home, so that the lid when closed, remained at a slope from one end to the other. Mij discovered that if he placed the ball on the high end, it would run down the length of the suitcase. He would dash around to the other end to ambush its arrival, hide from it, crouching, to spring up and take it by surprise, grab it and trot off with it to the high end once more.

  1. How long did Mij and the writer remain in London? [1]
    • Year
    • A month
    • Two months
    • None of the above.
  2. What had become damaged during the journey? [1]
    • a ball
    • a ping pong ball
    • a Marble
    • a suitcase.
  3. Who played with toys and ping pong balls? [1]
    • Writer
    • Mij
    • Both
    • None of the above.
  4. What did Mij discover? [1]
    • Mij discovered that if he placed the ping pong ball on the high end of the damaged suitcase, it would run down.
  5. What were the things which Mij played with? [1]
    • Mij played with a selection of toys, ping pong balls, marbles, rubber fruit, and a terrapin shell.
  6. Write the similar word of the following from the passage: “astonish“[1]
    • The similar word for “astonish” from the passage is “surprise.”

12. Answer any three of the following questions in about 20-30 words each: [2×3=6]
  • What do you know about the Kodavu people’s descent? (Coorg)
  • What do you think about the danger of an unusual pet at home? (Mijbil the Otter)
  • What are “twin obligations” according to Mandela? (Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
  • How did Valli gather information about the bus journey? (Madam Rides the Bus).

Answers:

  • The Kodavu people in Coorg are possibly of Greek or Arabic descent, supported by their traditional attire called Kuppia.
  • Having an unusual pet at home can pose dangers, requiring careful consideration of their needs and behaviors. (Mijbil the Otter)
  • “Twin obligations,” according to Mandela, involve fighting against racial oppression and promoting equality and justice. (Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
13. Answer any one of the following questions in about 80 words: [5]
  • Describe the dangerous situation the narrator found himself in. (The Black Aeroplane)
  • How was Prince Siddhartha transformed into Gautama Buddha? (The Sermon at Benares)
Answers:

Prince Siddhartha became Gautama Buddha by understanding that life includes suffering, growing old, and death. He left his royal life, tried extreme practices, and meditated under a tree. After resisting temptations, he became enlightened in Deer Park, Benares. Gautama Buddha taught about Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path to help people find relief from suffering. This change in Siddhartha’s life started Buddhism and showed a way to live peacefully and help others.

14. Answer any one of the following questions in about 40 words: [3]
  • How did the Chubukovs prove themselves as good neighbors to Lomov? (The Proposal)
  • How does the play ‘The Proposal’ conclude? (The Proposal)

Answers:

The Chubukovs, in “The Proposal,” proved themselves as good neighbors to Lomov when they eagerly supported his proposal to Natalya. They were willing to unite their properties and overcome any disputes, emphasizing neighborly cooperation.

15. Read any one of the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: [2×2=4]

The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree.

  • Who was sitting on the hemlock tree?
  • What did the crow do?

Answer:

  • The crow shook down the dust of snow from the hemlock tree.

OR

Custard the dragon had big sharp teeth, And spikes on top of him and scales underneath, Mouth like a fireplace, chimney for a nose, And realio, trulio daggers on his toes.
  • How did Custard look like?
  • Who was Custard?
16. Answer any two out of three following questions in about 20 words each: [2×2=4]
  • Write the central idea of the poem ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’. (A Tiger in the Zoo)
  • What do you know about fire and ice indicate in the poem ‘Fire and Ice’? (Fire and Ice)
  • How does the poem inspire human beings? (The Trees)

Answers:

  • The poem ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’ explores the confined life of a caged tiger, expressing its frustration and yearning for freedom.
  • The poem ‘The Trees’ encourages human beings to embrace change, adaptability, and resilience, learning from the trees’ ability to endure and grow through various seasons of life.
17. Answer any one out of two following questions in about 80 words: [5]
  • Draw a character sketch of Hari Singh. (The Thief’s story)
  • What is the role of education in the life of Bholi? (Bholi)

Answers:

Hari Singh, from “The Thief’s Story,” is a simple and kind-hearted man. Living in a small village, he makes a living as a humble thief, but his honesty and compassion set him apart. Despite his thieving ways, Hari cares deeply for others, and his actions are driven by the desire to help those in need. He represents the idea that goodness can be found even in unexpected places, teaching us that people are more than their outward appearances.

18. Answer any two out of three following questions in about 20 words each: [2X2=4]
  • What caused Horace Danby to become a thief? (A Question of Trust)
  • How did Tricki manage his food at first? (A Triumph of Surgery)
  • What was the reason for Liesel’s ruin? (The Necklace)

Answers:

  • Horace Danby turned to thievery due to financial difficulties.
  • Tricki initially had meals delivered to him.
19. Choose the correct answer: [1×3=3]
  1. Who was great and mighty? (The Book that Saved the Earth)
    • Oop
    • Noodle
    • Think Tank
    • Omega
  2. How many species of butterflies did he collect? (The Making of scientist)
    • Twenty-nine
    • Thirty-nine
    • Thirty-five
    • Twenty-five
  3. What language can Ausable speak? (The Midnight Visitor)
    • Hindi and German
    • Hindi and English
    • French and Hindi
    • French and German

Note: This is the model paper provided by Rajasthan Board for class 10. In which the exam pattern of the board has been explained that how questions will be asked in the main examination. This is not a real paper.