5 Mar 2021

English Sample Paper class 10 Board Exam 2021 SEBA, HSLC

English Sample Paper class 10 Board Exam 2021 SEBA, HSLC

English Sample Paper class 10 Board Exam 2021 SEBA, HSLC

English Sample Paper class 10 Board Exam 2021 SEBA, HSLC: The most effective ways to prepare for exams is to practice taking Model Questions Papers for board exams. Here you can find a good series of Sample Paper class 10 Board Exam 2021 SEBA, HSLC. If you are appearing CBSE Board Exam, you can check these Sample Question Papers for class 10 CBSE. 

Model Questions Paper / Sample Questions Papers CBSE helps you get used to the format of the questions, and it can also be good practice for making sure you spend the right amount of time on each section. 

Sample Paper class 10, HSLC 2021

The exam pattern changes almost every year. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic 30 to 35 percent syllabus has been reduced in all subjects. So these Sample Paper class 10 for HSLC (metric) has been prepared according to the revised syllabus. 

Assam HSLC Sample Questions Paper 2021


                                         Full Marks :90

                                       Pass Marks : 27

The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions. 


1. (a) Choose the meaning of the underlined word in the following sentence from among the alternatives given in the brackets: 1

Send me the rest of the money since I needed it very much. 

(relaxed / remaining part / whole) 

(b) State whether the following statements are True or False: 1+1 = 2

(i) Nelson Mandela spent thirty years in prison. 

(ii) Tea was first drunk in Europe. 

(c) Choose the correct answer from among the alternatives given and complete the sentence: 1

No one really knows who discovered tea but ______

(i) there are three legends. 

(ii) there are many legends. 

(iii) there are two legends. 

2. What faith ! I wish I had the faith of the man ..........., who said this ? 1

3. Where did the ceremony take place ? 1

4. Where was tea first drunk ? 1

5. Where did the two boys get down ? 1

6. What "twin obligations" does Mandela mention ? 2

7. How did the rain change ? Describe the destruction caused by the hailstones to Lencho's field ? 1 + 2 = 3

8. What more did Rajvir tell Pranjol about tea ? 3

9. Give a brief description of the magnificient view seen by Rajvir outside the train. 3

10. Describe the legends related to the discovery of tea as mentioned by Rajvir. 3


11. Choose from the box given below the words that rhyme with the following : 1× 2 = 2

rage  ,  mouse

taste,  cage,  loud,  fresh,  house,  vague

12. Choose the meaning of the underlined words from the alternatives given in the brackets:  1× 2 = 2

(i) In his quiet rage. (noisy / worst / silent) 

(ii) I wonder where they get those tokens. 

(feel happy / feel sorry / feel very surprised) 

13. What is a water hole ? Why should the tiger be lurking near it ? 1 + 1 = 2

14. How do the animals accept their condition ? 2

15. How did the custard save Belinda and her pets from the pirate ? 2

16. How did Belinda and her pets behave when they saw the pirate climbing the window ? 2


17. Briefly describe the extraordinary behaviour of Mrs. Hall's furniture. 5

18. How does Ausable manage to make Max believe that there is a balcony attached to his room. 5


19. Fill in the blanks with the right determiners: ½ × 4 = 2

(a) There is ............ L.P. school in our village.

(b) She doesn't ........ time for studies. 

(c) Only......... invites turned up. 

(d)........ of the boys will get a pen. 

20. Fill in the gaps with the correct preposition from among the alternatives given below. ½ × 4 = 2

(a) Akbar was ........ compared with Rudra Singha. (with / to / by) 

(b) Flour is made....... wheat. (from / by / with) 

(c) Sheila is proud....... her beauty. (for / at / of) 

(d) Cuckoos can be seen ......... spring. (on / in / at) 

21. Rewrite the following sentences putting the verbs in the brackets in their correct tense form. 1× 3= 3

(a) It is time we (go) home. 

(b) English (speak) all over the world. 

(c) The game (start) before we reached the field. 

22. Change the narration of the following: 1× 2= 2

(a) The traveller said to the peasant, "Can you show me the way ?"

(b) My friend said to me, "Let us go for a picnic."

23. Change the voice of the following: 1× 2= 2

(a) His behaviour surprised them. 

(b) They have bought the statue from Guwahati. 

24. Combine each of the following pairs of sentences into a single sentence: 1× 2= 2

(a) The hunter looked over the rock. He saw a man-eater. 

(b) The bird is very small. It can't fly high. 

25. Choose the correct alternative from the choices given in the brackets and write out the sentences: 1× 2= 2

(a) He....... that he had stolen the money. (denied / refused) 

(b) The old lady always........ to God. (pray / prey) 

26. Make sentences to illustrate the meaning of any two of the following: 1× 2= 2

make out, look into, at best, in no time

27. Correct the errors in any three of the following sentences: 1× 3= 3

(a) He wrote a poetry. 

(b) Nitu is my cousin sister. 

(c) They left the hostel with bag and baggage. 

(d) The gold is a valuable metal. 


28. Translate into English: 1× 6 = 6


Give the substance of the following passage:  6

Most of the people who appear most often in history books are great conquers and generals. Strangely enough, people who really helped civilization forward are often never mentioned at all. We do not know who made the first boat or calculate the length of the year, but we know all about killers and destroyers. We raise statues to them simply because they fought bravely. But even animals fight. So do savages. To fight is not be civilized. Moreover there are other ways of setting quarrels among men or nations. So really civilized people have been those who have brought peace and happiness to mankind. They have been prophets, saints, doctors, inventors and discoverers. They have been truly great since instead of inflicting pain and hardship upon humanity, they have healed their wounds. Instead of killing they have saved human lives. They are really civilized and deserve our admiration and respect. 

29. Write an essay on any of the following topics in about 150 words. 

(a) Covid19

(b) The author you like most. 

(c) Physical exercise. 


Write a story in about 150 words using the outline given below and add a suitable title to it: 6

Outline: A railway bridge gives away during heavy rain - a train approaching - a boy sees the train - stands on the track - ignores the warning whistles - waves his shirt - prevents the accident - rewarded for his bravery

30. Answer either (a) or (b) 5

(a) Write a letter to the Editor of a local English daily about the increasing of price of all edible things. 


(b) A newspaper reporter visited to report on the havoc caused by flood in the district of Dhemaji. He made following notes in his notebook. Using his notes prepare a report for a newspaper. 

Dhemaji - 27 July - several embankments on the Brahmaputra breached - 600 villages affected - 30,000 hectres of crop damaged - 25,000 persons stranded - soldiers helped the rescue operation - relief provided by the district administration. 

31. (a) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

A good book always teaches us something, in fact many things directly or indirectly if the mind is willing to learn. Books are the best companion; they also give us the best society. They help us in establishing contact with many great  men. We hear what such men said and did; through books we even see them as if they were really alive. As we read, we share great thoughts with great minds, we hope and grieve with great men. The scenes in which they appeared are described for us and as we turn the pages we come to know what nobleness is. Books work as agents and help us in being better than we are. Books should, therefore, be treated as friends and guides.

(i) How can books teach us ? 1

(ii) How can one share the great thoughts through books ? 2

(iii) Why should books be treated as friends and guides ? 2

(b) Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow :

“No one really knows who discovered tea but there are many legends.”

“What legends?”

“Well, there’s the one about the Chinese emperor

who always boiled water before drinking it. One

day a few leaves of the twigs burning under the pot fell into the water giving it a delicious flavour. It is said they were tea leaves.”

“Tell me another!” scoffed Pranjol.

“We have an Indian legend too. Bodhidharma, an

ancient Buddhist ascetic, cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditations. Ten tea plants grew out of the eyelids. The leaves of these plants when put in hot water and drunk banished sleep.

“Tea was first drunk in China,” Rajvir added,

“as far back as 2700 B.C.! In fact words such as

tea, ‘chai’ and ‘chini’ are from Chinese. Tea came to Europe only in the sixteenth century and was drunk more as medicine than as beverage.”

(i) How was tea drunk in Europe in the sixteenth century ? 1

(ii) What is the Chinese legend about tea ? 2

(iii) What is the Indian legend about tea ? 2

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