UP Board conducted Class 12th English first paper I on February 19, 2018. Here we bring you an overview of UP Board class 12th English first paper which provides details about marking scheme, level and type of questions as well as few example question from the test paper.
Important note: Only commerce and trade stream students appeared for first paper of UP Board class 12th English Exam. Check here all about the exam as mentioned on this page below –
Key features of UP Board class 12th English Paper I:
Students were provided with a total of 3 hours 15 minutes for the exam out of which 15 minutes were for reading instructions and cross-checking the question paper before writing answers.
Total number of questions and marks: There were a total of 12 question in the test paper and total marks were 50
Type of questions: The questions were of multiple choices, very short answers type, short answers type and very long answers type
Essay based question: There was only one question for essay writing i.e. Question no. 12
Marks allotment: The marks for each question were mentioned before them. The minimum marks were 1 and maximum marks were 6
Optional questions: for some question, two options/choices were provided and students were required to select and write answer
Example questions from UP Board class 12th English First paper:
Question: When life became unbearable, it kicked wildly at its prison walls. That did less injury to the wall than to the horse's hoofs. But after constant kicks, bits of plaster began to fall off. It made Man angry. "This is what I call ingratitude," he said. "I feed it, I have engaged servants to look after it: but the wretched animal does not see my kindness."
i) How do you know that the horse was very angry?
ii) What injured the horse's hoofs?
iii) What arrangements had the Man made for the horse?
iv) How did Man react to the horse's behaviour?
Question: Answer one of the following questions in not more than 150 words:
a) Discuss the 'trial scene' in The Merchant of Venice'.
b) Draw a character sketch of Portia.
Question: Answer one of the following questions in not more than 30 words:
a) Why did Antonio borrow money from Shylock?
b) What reasons did Shylock give for hating Antonio?
Question no. 1: The question was based on reading and comprehension and students were required to read the passage and answer the following asked questions from the passage only. Four marks were allotted for this question.
Question no. 2: In this question as well students were required to read a passage and answer the relevant asked questions. There were two options for this question for a total of 4 marks and students were required to write an answer for only one option.
Question no. 3: In question no 3, student were provided three options and they have to write answers for any 2. There was word limit of 30 words for each question and the marks allotted for the question were 4.
Question no. 4: This question was allotted 5 marks and was divided into two parts. Students were required to write answer in 150 words only.
Question no. 5: The marks allotted for this question were 3 and students were required to fill the blanks after choosing correct answer from the options provided with the question.
Question no. 6: This was a 5 marks question and students were required to write answer in 150 words.
Question No. 7: This was a two parts question and students had to write answers in 30 words.
Question No. 8: This too was a five marks question and the word limit for the answer was 150.
Question No. 9: The question carried 2 marks and word limit for the answers was 30 words.
Question No 10: This question was allotted a total of 8 marks. It had 3 options and students were required to write answer for only 2 questions.
Question No. 11: In question no 11 was based on poems and students were provided 3 options. They could select one poem to answer. They were required answer in their own language and 4 marks were allotted for this question.
Question No. 12: The last question of UP Board class 12th English paper I was based on essay and the marks allotted for this question were 4 marks. The question was divided in to 2 parts i.e. 12 (a) and 12 (b). For 12 (a), three options were provided and for 12 (b) students were required to answer with a title and examples.