CBSE Class 11 English Sample Paper Set A

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Q1A. Read the passage given below and write the options that you consider the most appropriate. 

1. Hundreds of thousands of our qualified youngsters take off from different international airports every year for higher studies or highly lucrative jobs abroad. Early in 2005, the five Indians who were named among the 74 new members for the year 2005 were Prof. Subhash Mahajan, Arizona State University; Prof. Arunava Majumdar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; Mr. R.Shankar Nair, Teng& Associates, Chicago; Prof.Raja V Ramani, Professor Emeritus, and Dr. Subhash Singhal, Director of Fuel Cells, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

2. Honorees of 2004 included Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates. Among the distinguished American Indians, who are members of this body include, Nobel Laureates Dr. Hargobind Khorana and Dr. S. Chandrasekhar. During the decades-long debate on the brain drain, it was said that our youngsters leave India just because excellence is neither recognised nor rewarded- in India. This could have been partly true at the beginning of this debate. But today, things have changed beyond recognition and talented people can reach the highest position possible if only they are prepared to work hard.

3. If there is one individual who has catapulted India to the number one position in milk production in the world, it’s none other than Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of the White Revolution. A top engineer who completed the Konkan Railway in record time, Mr. E. Sreedharan has built up the world class Delhi Metro. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is no longer a megastar of the Indian screen only. Take the story of the Ambani brothers, the Tatas, the Mittals and others who are having their footprints in different continents. In the wake of globalisation, India has produced a galaxy of eminent entrepreneurs in IT; biotechnology, civil aviation, steel production and the like.

4. A time may come when India would be capable of reversing the so-called brain drain to India’s supreme advantage. And happily enough, this is already happening now. A report released by a high-tech lobbying group in the Silicon Valley in 2005 revealed that the highly-skilled Indian-born talent that once flocked to the US was returning home, “turning America’s brain drain into India’s brain gain.” Titled “Losing the Competitive Edge : The Challenge for Science and Technology in the US”, the report said that countries like India and China, through the restructuring of dramatically increasing the skill sets of their work force, thereby posing a challenge “to the US leadership in the technology domain.

1.1 Questions: Write down the correct option

a. Our qualified and talented youngsters leave for abroad for………………….....

i. Holidaying

ii. Higher study and better jobs

iii. Propagating India’s greatness

iv. Helping Indian students in Australia

b. The decades long debate has been on……………………….

i. Lucrative jobs abroad

ii. Restrictions on foreigners

iii. Brain drain

iv. Problems of Un employment

c. The author does not agree with the view that our youngsters leave India because excellence is neither recognized nor rewarded in India. He is of the opinion that talent can reach the top if he/she............................

i. a throughout first class

ii. a public school educated

iii. offered higher salary and perks

iv. is ready to work hard.

d. Dr. Verghese Kurien has been phenomenal in giving a boost to ……………………….……....

i. technology in India

ii. sports activities in India

iii. milk production in India

iv. Konkan railways

e. A report from Silicon Valley states that skilled and talented Indians are ……………..……...

i. coming back

ii. not interested in home coming.

iii. demanding more higher wages

iv. turning to politics in India.

f. America’s brain drain into India’s brain gain will be possible by ____________

i. Increasing the skill sets of their work force

ii. Increasing the skill sets of industries

iii. Increasing the skill sets of agro-based firms

iv. Restructuring the managerial skills 

1.2 Answer the questions in brief:

(a) Why is the youth in India dissatisfied? 

(b) How are the talented people recognized?

(c) Mention the contributions made by Mr. E. Sreedharan.

(d) What is the happy news for the Indians according to the Silicon Valley Report?

1.3Find the word in the passage which means same as –

i) profitable____________________________(para 1 ) 

ii) crowded_____________________________(para 4) 

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