CBSE Class 10 English Communicative board exam was held on 30th March 2017 from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM. In CBSE Class 10 board exams 2017, 15 minutes time was allotted to read the question paper so, question papers were distributed at 10:15 AM and the paper started from 10:30. The duration of 70 marks paper was 3 hours.
About CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Question Paper 2017
The paper didn't consist of any highly difficult or tricky questions. Most of the questions were easy to understand and straightforward but, vocabulary part troubled some students. The questions ranged from different topics within the syllabus.
General instructions to solve CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Question Paper 2017
The question paper is divided into three sections:
Section A - Reading
Section B - Writing and Grammar
Section C - Literature
All questions are compulsory
You may attempt any section at a time.
All questions of that particular section must be attempted in correct order
Some randomly selected questions from the paper
Q. Many students from different parts of the country come to Delhi to study. Finding affordable accommodation is the main problem faced by them. Landlords charge exorbitant rents and in some cases refuse to rent rooms to them because of their different food habits and culture. The hostel facility provided by educational institutions is too inadequate to meet the demand. Write a letter in 100 - 120 words to the editor of a local daily drawing attention of the authorities and requesting them to take appropriate action. You are Raman / Raveena, 12. Station Road. Delhi.
Q. Accidents happen when people violate traffic rules. Careless drivers cause suffering to themselves and to others. Write an article in 100 - 120 words on "Safe Driving".
Q. Develop a story in 150 - 200 words with the help of the hints provided : While coming out of the bank I saw a monkey walking menacingly towards me. I panicked. The monkey snatched my bag and ran up a nearby tree.
Q. I was driving fast. As I hit the main road I saw an upturned motorbike and a man lying beside it. I decided to help but the thought of my grumpy boas and a prefixed business meeting
Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:
Gavri was only eight years old, but (a) __________mountain of family responsibilities had already (b) ___________(c) _____________her head.
(a) (i) a (ii) the (iii) an (iv) some
(b) (i) descending (ii) descending (iii) descended (iv) descends
(c) (i) over (ii) on (iii) above (iv) in
Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line Write the error and its correction as shown in the example.
Walt Disney was our hero. e.g. was is
left me a legacy that can (a) ________ _________
be envoy time and again. He (b) ________ _________
knew who to entertain us so well (c) ________ _________
He developed a process in (d) ________ _________
creating animated films.
Q. Rearrange the following word,' / phrases to form meaningful sentences.
The first one has been done as an example.
is / Devprayag / town / beautiful / a
Devprayag is a beautiful town.
(a) it / sparsely populated / a / is / in Uttarakhand / town /
(b) an average / has / literacy rate / it/ 77% / of/
(c) Devprayag / pandas / Badrinath Dham / the / is / seat of /
Q. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
It all started a month ago. Dad and j had afternoon at the Computer Fair.
(a) Who is the speaker?
(b) Why had the speaker and his father gone to the Computer Fair?
(c) What does the word, 'entire' mean?
Q. Ah ! Well-a-day ! What evil looks
Had I from old and young !
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.
(a) Why did the speaker have evil looks from the manners n
(b) Why did they hang the albatross around the speaker's neck'
(c) What does the word 'evil' mean?
Q. Answer any four of the following questions in 30 - 40 words each.
(a) How did Patol Babu initially react to the role allotted to him 7
(b) What kind of woman is Lavinia ?
(c) What was the aim of the game Dragonquest
(d) How does Decius Brutus interpret Calpurnia's dream ?
(e) What do the expressions on Ozymandias' face reveal about him ?
Q. Answer the following question in 80 - 100 words:
Whenever we act against the voice of our conscience, the result is suffering. Explain with reference to the poet's action against the snake and its consequences.
Q. Answer the following question in 150 - 200 word:
What does Anne's diary reveal about the steadily worsening economic and social conditions during the war?