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1. Reading Passage 1

12 marks

1. Small actions and decisions are important in one’s life 1mark
2 Gave up bad habits 1 mark
3. Every day Gandhi made efforts to change himself in some small way
4. In small ways 1 mark
5. built character 1 mark
6. sequential series - Ex of child 1 mark
7. ay.. to make oneself grow in a small way - every 1mark
8..tried to change himself – reform –grow in small ways 1 mark
9. practice- discipline –self mastery – used freedom in right way – worked on small things – learned from mistakes. 1 mark
10. small step –one at a time – remain optimistic 1 mark
11 nurtured, impact 2 marks

2. Passage 2

10 marks

1. b) traditional music, art, literature
2. d) saree
3.soothing effect –refreshing – brightens intellect
4. Thousands flock to hear – sit all night in adverse conditions –
5. Very pure – enchanting – divine
6. soft beauty – soft pace 1 mark
7. South Indian – graceful, enchanting - voluptuous – pure - full of life –divine North Indian – monotonous, mechanical
8. Rukmani Devi Arundale’s Kalakshetra
9. pleasant, urbane

3. Passage 3 Note Making and Summary

8 marks

Title - Work : Desirable or Boring
Abbreviations : work – wrk. hour – hr., advantage – adv., opportunities – opp.
Positively - +ly., exercise – ex.

1. Doing wrk leads to

a) Happiness
b) unhappiness

2. Adv. Of wrk

brings relief, delight, compulsive worthwhile input daily, occupied, fills time usefully, feel pleasant, prevents boredom, makes holidays more important & zestful, provides chances of success ,good opportunities, fulfillment of ambition, sound income, continuity of purpose

3. Disadv of wrk Unspeakable boredom, waste of tme, something out of compulsion
4. Wrk – desirable – for complete happiness Summary Coherence, spellings, grammar, sequence, correct understanding of the content, punctuation
4.Poster Layout- Eye catching and visually attractive 1 mark

Content – Highlights of the main topic- Need of saving electricity 2 marks

Expression – Grammatical accuracy, spellings 1 mark



Content- what, where, when 2 marks
Expression – Coherence, relevance, spellings, grammatical accuracy 1 mark

5. Letter

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Section A: Microeconomics

1. c)

2. - Give subsidies to reduce price. - Undertake health campaigns to promote the positive effects of milk consumption.
(Any 1)

3. c)

4. If the river Kosi causes widespread floods in Bihar, it will lead to destruction of resources in Bihar. This will shift the PPC leftward.

5. The central problems of an economy are:

(i) What to produce and in what quantity?
(ii) How to produce?
(iii) For whom to produce?

6. (a) False: Average product rises as long as marginal product is greater than average product. Here marginal product could be rising or falling. (1½)
(b) False: Total cost rises at a diminishing rate when marginal cost falls and total cost rises at an increasing rate when marginal cost increases. (1½)

7. 'Price ceiling' is the maximum price that sellers can legally charge for a product or a service.  Since this price is below equilibrium price, there is excess demand in the market. With shortages, sellers tend to hoard the product. It could also lead to black marketing.


‘Price floor’ is the minimum price fixed by the government at which sellers can legally sell their product. Since this price is above equilibrium price, there is excess supply in the market. Since there is surplus, sellers can attempt to sell their product at a price below the floor price.

8. Freedom of entry and exit of firms under perfect competition means that there are no costs or barriers a firm faces to enter or exit the market. The implication of this is that in the long run each firm earns only normal profit. Suppose in the short run, existing firms are earning super normal profits, new firms enter the industry as they are attracted by profits. This raises the market supply and reduces the market price. As firms accept the lower market price, profits reduces. This process continues till profits reduce to normal levels in the long run. The opposite occurs if firms are earning losses as firms leave the industry. This reduces
market supply and raises market price till losses get wiped out and firms earn only normal profit in the long run.

(Download) CBSE Class-12 Marking Scheme (English) 2014-15

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Max: 100

Time 3 hrs.

The Question paper is divided into three sections:

Section A:     Reading                       20 Marks
Section B:     Writing & Grammar     40 Marks
Section C:     Literature                     40 Marks

General Instructions

1. All questions are compulsory.
2. You may attempt any section at a time.
3. All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order.

Section A


Q1 1.1



1.Mankind’s fascination with gold

1.1 as old as cvz
1.2 the ancient Egyptians honoured gold
1.2.1reglysig to them
1.2.2 King Tutankhamen was buried a solid – gold coffin
1.3 wandering Israelites worshipped a golden cay
1.4 King Midas wanted everything that he touched become gold.

2.Qualities of gold

2.1 virtually indestructible
2.1.1 does not rust or corrode
2.2.2 can be beaten into a sheet nearly 100 sq. feet
2.2.3can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long.
2.2 conducts electricity better than any other substance
2.3imp. In the modern electronics industry

3.Longing for gold can be destructive

3.1 brought out the worst in human char.
3.2in search of gold the Spanish conquerors
3.2.1 robbed palaces, temples and graves
3.2.2 killed thousands of Indians
3.3 South Africa gold mines dependent on black labourers
3.3.1 paid about 40 pnds a mth
3.3.2a room and board
3.3.3 400 miners killed in mine accidents
3.4gold’s value in its scarcity
3.4.1about 80,000 mined in the history of the world.

4. History of Gold

4.1 Great Britain – first century to adopt the gold standard
4.2 fixed price for gold established
4.3 big discoveries made in the last half of the 19thCent.
4.4South Africa launched into the gold age in 1886.

5.Prisoners as Miner Workers

5.1big gold – mining areas in the Soviet Union
5.1.1 infamous for its prison camp
5.1.2 the camp gone
5.1.3 ex-prisoners worked in the mines

6.Gold jewellery – the main attraction

(Download) CBSE Class-12 Marking Scheme (English Elective) 2014-15

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General Instructions:

1. The answers given below are suggestive. Give credit to the students if they have made a relevant point which may not have been included in the answers listed below.
2. No marks may be deducted for exceeding word limit.
3. Suggested break up of marks has been indicated against each question. Award marks accordingly .
4. In the Writing Section the 10 marks may be divided as follows: Content: 5 marks Organisation : 2 ½ marks ( This includes fluency, relevant style ,coherence and logical flow of ideas) Expression: 2 ½ marks ( this includes grammatical, accuracy, punctuation, spellings, range of vocabulary, originality of ideas and expression)


Q. 1 a


  • Ability to test local and global comprehension of an unseen passage

  • Ability to interpret and read between the lines and respond appropriately

  • Award 2 marks for each answer one for each subpart . Accept any other relevant response.

1) i. Climate change may effect skiing activities
ii. Chipotle Mexican grill reported that they may have to take off guacamole from their menu

2) i. By saying that ‘The sky is not falling.” And that guacamole was available in all their restaurants,
ii. that as a public company they needed to disclose potential issues which
could have an impact on their business

3) i. General public has limited awareness of the potential dangers of global warming,
ii. whereas almost all scientists agree that human activity is responsible for global warming and is a potential danger.

4. i. Whereas scientists reached a consensus on dangers of global warming,
ii. journalists mislead public by reporting interviews with skeptics and keeping the issue open for discussions.

5. i. Journalists tend to give two sides to a story
ii. Porter Fox states that the potential dangers due to global warming are not a debatable issue. It is a reality and must be accepted at its face value.

6. i. Seminal events are covered by media which raises concerns amongst general public for a short period only and is soon forgotten
ii. If t story lines are embedded in Bollywood films then one can expect greater impact.



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1. The landmark 1973 Supreme Court case of KeshavandaBharathi v. State of Kerala discussed the question about……….

a) collegium model of appointment of judges in India
b) scope of separation of powers in India
c) the basic structure or feature of the constitution
d) Power of judicial review

Ans. a)

2. What does Latin phrase audialterampartem, means?

a) 'listen to the other side'
b) ‘one cannot be forced to be a witness against himself’
c) ‘justice delayed is justice denied’
d) ‘my rights imply your duty’

Ans. a)

3. A sells his garden as well as his house through one instrument to B. Whereas; B wants to retain only the house and wants to cancel the transfer regarding the garden. Can B have the right to partial selection?

a) Yes, B has the right to selection.
b) Yes, B can have partial selection only if ratified by A.
c) No, B has to accept or reject the transfer in totality.
d) No, because House and garden are inseparable.

Ans. c)

4. “You must not use a steam hammer to crack a nut if a nut cracker would do.” This statement refers to which doctrine of Administrative Law.

a) Doctrine of Legitimate expectation
b) Doctrine of proportionality
c) Doctrine of Governmental liability
d) Doctrine of Separation of powers.

Ans. b)

5. Rahul is facilitating an alternative dispute resolution in which parties appoint a neutral third party who facilitates the parties in achieving an acceptable, voluntary agreement, which is more formal than negotiation. What is Rahul facilitating?

a) Arbitration
b) Mediation
c) Conciliation
d) Administrative Tribunal

Ans. b)

6. Which Indian Statue provides for statutory free legal aid under criminal law

a) Code of Criminal Procedure
b) Advocates Act
c) Indian Penal Code
d) Indian Evidence Act.

Ans. a)

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Maximum Marks: 70


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1. State any two features of KPO industry.

1. The KPO industry involves highly skilled workers.
2. It is information driven, knowledge outsourcing.
3. KPO enables companies to create additional business opportunities. (Any other relevant point) ½+½

2. What are the implications of using ground water in drought prone area of Rajasthan and Maharashtra?

1. The over-use of ground water resources has led to decline in ground water table in these states.
2. The over withdrawals in some states like Rajasthan and Maharashtra has led to increase in fluoride concentration in ground-water. (Any other relevant point.) ½+½

3. What is the ‘open sky policy’ adopted by the Indian government?

1. To help the Indian exporters make their export more competitive, the government had introduced an Open Sky Policy for cargo.
2. Under this policy, foreign airlines or association of exporters can bring any freighters to the country. (Any One point)

4. On the basis of configuration and purposes, satellite system in India can be grouped into two. Name them.

1. Indian National Satellite System (INSAT)
2. Indian Remote Sensing Satellite System (IRS).

5. Explain the function of a Garrison town with the help of an Indian example.

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TIME: 3 hrs

MM: 100

1. No. NAM is not neutrality because neutrality means staying out of wars whereas NAM countries were involved in wars but at the same time promoted world peace. Neutrality does not aim at ending wars.

2. i. Sovereignty
ii. Territorial independence

3. Partition of India into two nation states i.e, India and Pakistan.

4. 1960’s

5. Yes, it was a woman’s movement because it was spearheaded by women and it focused on issues like dowry, domestic violence etc.

6. SAARC stands for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (1985).It is a major regional initiative by the South Asian counties to evolve cooperation through multilateral means.

7. i. Jeans culture
ii. Pepsi, McDonald’s.

8. i. International organizations are helpful in finding peaceful solutions of a dispute between countries
ii. They are helpful in tackling issues like disease, global warming etc. for which everyone needs to work together.

9. i. Military conflict with neighbouring countries .
ii. Internal military conflicts for e.g . Separatist movements

10. i. coming together of all the opposition parties at one platform to defeat Indira Gandhi.
ii. excesses committed by the government during emergency, the non-democratic character of its rule.

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Time allowed: 3 hours

Maximum Marks: 100

I. Fassen Sie den folgenden Text auf Deutsch kurz zusammen![10]

Der SchweizerNationalfeiertag

Dieser Absatz gibt den Lesern die Information über den Schweizer Nationalfeiertag, der am 1. August gefeiert wird. 1219 trafen sich die Vertreter der drei Urkantone namlich: Uri, Schwyz und Unterwalden und sie schworen sich Treue und Unterstützung im Kampf gegen ihre Feinde. Die Schweizerinnen und Schweizer feiern diesen Tag mit Umzüge, Musik, Essen und Getranke. Der Bundesprӓsident oder die Bundesprasidentin fahrt dazu auf die RütliWiese. Die Kerzen werden angezündet. Die Leute singen auch die Nationalhymne. Natürlichhaben die Schweizer am 1. August frei.

II. Lesen Sie den Text und beantworten Sie die folgenden Fragen! [10]

Panic Attack- nur keine Panik!

A. BeantwortenSiedieseFragen-

1. Im Jugendhaus gibt es einen Proberaum und Instrumente, die man kostenlos benutzen darf.
2. Die vier Mӓdchen haben ihrer Band einen starken Namen gegeben, weil Mӓdchenbands nicht so viel Beachtung finden wie Jugendbands.
3. Eltern und Freunde unterstützen die Band.
4. Für die vier Mädchen steht fest, dass sieallen anderen Mӓdchen Mut machen möchten.
5. Dort lernen die Mӓdchen auch andere Junge Musikerinnen kennen und tauschen Erfahrungen aus. Es gibt Workshops, Seminare, Diskussionen und Auftritte.
6. Profimusikerinnen wollen sie nicht werden, weil es schwerist, als Frau nur von der Musik zu leben.

B. Die Gegenteile von

1) Freund – Feind
2) fleiβig- faul.

III. Lesen Sie den Text und beantworten Sie die Fragen! [15]

A. Antworten : [12]

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1. Ans. Inscriptions are a vital means of reconstructing and understanding history, but however have both advantages and disadvantages that are enumerated below

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Time: 3 Hours Maximum

Marks: 80

General Instructions:

1. There are 25 questions in all.
2. All questions are compulsory.
3. Questions No. 1-14 are very short answer type questions carrying 2 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words.


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