CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Boards 2020 Question Paper Solved

SECTION A – (Reading) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 
 
1 Choice of profession and career is of great importance. Success depends on the right and timely choice of a career. There are a great variety of careers and professions. The lack of proper counselling worsens the situation. It also results in unemployment and frustration which means a lot of waste of money, time and energy. The students should take the help of elders, teachers, and professionals in deciding their careers.
 
They should choose their career according to their aptitude and resources.
 
2 Young people are ambitious, impatient and eager to achieve good positions. They want to become high officials, executives and have top positions without considering their qualifications, skills etc. This is a wrong attitude. One should be realistic. One may dream of becoming a super film star and end up as a mere casual artist. Such high ambitions lead to disillusionment and unhappiness.
 
3 It is better to choose a career at the high school level than go for higher studies aimlessly. One should go for a vocational course at this stage.
 
There are many careers, professions and vocations to choose from. There are teaching, engineering, medicine, law, technology, business, trade, computer application career, government employment, positions in the police and army etc. But each of these requires special aptitude, training, and resources. One may have proper qualifications and aptitude for a career of a doctor or engineer. But if there are no financial resources to train for it, one cannot choose it as one’s career.
 
4 Choice of a career is not simply a matter of likes and dislikes. Financial resources play a very important role in deciding to choose a profession. For lack of funds, one will have to choose a far humbler career. One can take to politics if one has an aptitude for public life. It is a profession of
hard labour and perseverance. If you have strong optimism, ambition for fame and are prepared to face the worst, you are best suited for politics. If you have enough money and resources and want to grow very rich, you can choose business as your career. Therefore, be practical, logical and reasonable in choosing your profession. This is a crucial choice.
 
1.1 On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, answer any four of the following questions in 30 – 40 words each :
 
(a) State the factors that can help young people decide their career.
 
(b) What leads to disillusionment and unhappiness among young people ?
 
(c) What is the right time to make a career choice ? Why ?
 
(d) Why are financial resources important while choosing a career ?
 
(e) What are the qualities needed to become a politician ?
 
1.2 On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, fill in any two of the following blanks with appropriate words/phrases :
 
(a) One’s success in life depends on ___________ .
 
(b) Lack of proper counselling leads to ___________ .
 
(c) _________ play an important role in one’s choice of profession.
 
1.3 Find out words/phrases from the passage that mean the same as the following. Attempt any two.
 
(a) guidance (para 1)
 
(b) aspire (para 2)
 
(c) funds (para 3)
 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 
 
1 The time Uncle Ken and I went for a walk and he insisted on going the zigzag way, I did the same. It was fun. But like all things to do with Uncle Ken, it landed us in a situation where we had to make a hasty exit. While we were being chased away by an irate man from his fields and were dashing away, Uncle Ken’s hat flew off. Later, when we had stopped panting, I remembered what Granny had said about looking at the funny side of situations and had a good laugh. Unfortunately, I don’t think Uncle Ken saw the lighter side at that moment.
 
Please click on below link to download CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Boards 2020 Question Paper Solved.

Tags: 

 


Click to View or Download pdf file
Click for more English Study Material

Latest NCERT & CBSE News

Read the latest news and announcements from NCERT and CBSE below. Important updates relating to your studies which will help you to keep yourself updated with latest happenings in school level education. Keep yourself updated with all latest news and also read articles from teachers which will help you to improve your studies, increase motivation level and promote faster learning

Pariksha pe charcha 2021 video released by CBSE

Pariksha pe charcha 2021 video released by CBSE

Latest CBSE Syllabus for 2021 2022 PDF Download

Latest Syllabus for Class 12 for 2021 2022 Latest Syllabus for Class 11 for 2021 2022 Latest Syllabus for Class 10 for 2021 2022 Latest Syllabus for Class 9 for 2021 2022 CBSE has issued the latest syllabus for the academic year 2021 2022 which is applicable for all...

Revised Datesheet for Class 10 and 12 Board Exams

Revised date sheet for Class 12 - scroll down for datesheet for class 10 Revised datesheet for Class 10

Time management for CBSE students

The first thing to learn about Time Management is that time is theoretical so you can’t really manage it. What you do when you get into time management, is that you manage yourself. You decide what has to be done, when it must be done and how to do it in the stipulated...

SOF IMO International Mathematics Olympiad

SOF IMO refers to the International Mathematics Olympiad organised by SOF, the Science Olympiad Foundation. SOF is the educational foundation involved in the academic upgradation of students. This Olympiad is a maths competitive examination conducted for the aspiring...

Class 10 Boards Cancelled Class 12 postponed

Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking in account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided as follows:   1. The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed....

×
Studies Today