ICSE Question Papers 2018:
ICSE Question Papers 2018:
|1||Art Paper 1 (Drawing or Painting from Still Life)|
|2||Art Paper 2 (Drawing or Painting from Nature)|
|3||Art Paper 3 (Original Imaginative Composition in Colour)|
|4||Art Paper 4 (Applied Art)|
|11||English Paper 1|
|12||English Paper 2|
|15||History & Civics Paper 1|
|16||History & Civics Paper 2|
|21||Science Paper 1 (Physics)|
|22||Science Paper 2 (Chemistry)|
|23||Science Paper 3 (Biology)|
|24||Technicial Drawing Applications|
TAMILNADU BOARD OF HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION
MODEL QUESTION PAPER
HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (STD. XII)
MARCH – 2006
ENGLISH PAPER I
(Reader and Linguistic Competencies)
Time : Three Hours Maximum Marks : 100
In your answer-book, use the Arabic numerals (1 to 69) of the question you answer.
Section – A (Vocabulary – Lexical Competencies) (30 Marks)
I. A. Choose the most accurate of the four given contexts which equates with that of the
underlined lexical item in each of the following sentences : 5 x 1 = 5
1. Mahatma Gandhi was a ceaseless crusader of women’s equality,
a. His belief is not based on reason.
b. Mandela fought for the cause of South African Liberty with determination.
c. She told that it was not sufficient,
d. The disease spreads quickly.
2. The sun plays truant for most of the day.
a. In summer the days are mostly warm.
b. The worker often violates the rules of the factory.
c. Truth wins all the time.
d. The children who kept themselves away from school without permission were
3. The good is oft interred with their bones.
a. We cleaned our house last week.
b. The treasure was found buried in our garden.
c. Rekha fixed a chiming clock on the wall.
d. Garbage should be dumped in the compose pit.
4. “I am no orator as Brutus is” is used with an accent of faint derision.
a. The speaker was happy to address the audience.
b. He took a strong decision to join Engineering course.
c. The manager’ s order made a mockery of the agreement.
d. The shopkeeper was a kind person.
5. For over five hours the pilot sailed serenely through the lightening sky.
a. We should complete our work quickly
b. The birds chirp cheerfully during spring.
c. Iqbal faced the different situation calmly.
d. Rachel served the company faithfully for a decade.
B. Choose the most accurate of the four given words Opposite to the usage word :
(5 x 1 = 5 Marks)
6. Euphony is one of the most attractive qualities of words.
7. The teacher pretended to be indifferent.
8. A mist is formed of infinitesimal particles.
9. “Frailty thy name is woman.”
a) sound body.
10. The rabbit was eventually caught.
C. Answer any TEN of the following : (10 x 2 = 20 Marks)
11. Write your own sentences using the plural forms of ‘index’ or ‘matrix’.
12. Use the idiom ‘to give a piece of mind’ in a sentence of your own.
13. Expand the abbreviation CPU and frame a sentence with the expanded form.
14. We _________ different types of __________ phones in our shop. (Fill in the blanks
with sell; cell)
15. Form a word by blending the words ‘education’ and ‘ entertainment’ and use the blended
word in your own sentence.
16. Syllabify any two words, ‘serenely’, ‘forceps’, ‘efficacy’, ‘crusader’.
17. Write a sentence using the word ‘like’ as a verb and as an adjective.
18. Write a sentence of your own using the American English word for ‘biscuit’.
19. Use the compound word ‘long – forgotten’ in your own sentence.
20. Write a sentence using a word with the prefix ‘un –’ or the suffix ‘ – able’.
21. From Compound words: (a) Noun + Verb (b) Noun + Adjective
22. Write sentences using the phrasal verbs ‘call on’ and ‘call off.
23. Write sentences using the clipped words from ‘microphone’ and ‘demonstration’.
Section – B (Grammatical Competencies) (20 Marks)
II. A. Do as directed: (10 x 1 = 10 Marks)
24. Lawmakers ____________ not be law – breakers. (Use a modal verb)
25. Water ___________(boil) at 100 degree centigrade. (Use the given verb in suitable
26. If you work hard you ___________ (pass) in the examination. (Use the correct tense of
27. Show me the book ___________ you bought yesterday. (Use a relative pronoun)
28. Shakespeare, ___________ lived in the 16th century is the greatest dramatist. (Use a
29. They continued the match __________ the rain. (Use a phrase / preposition)
30. I__________ (give) them money if I had more (Use the given verb in suitable form)
31. Frame a sentence of the pattern SVO.
32. “Water is first heated in a test tube.” This is an example of ___________ passive voice.
(Write the kind of passive voice)
33. ___________ I reached in time, I was not permitted. (Use a suitable link word)
B. Transform the following sentences as instructed: (5 x 2 = 10 Marks)
34. Report the dialogue:
Woman : Excuse me. Can you please direct me to the Canara Bank?
Man : Why not ? Turn right and go straight. It’s right behind the police station.
Woman : Thank you.
35. If an angel were to tell me such a thing of her I would not believe it. (Begin with ‘Were’).
36. As there was heavy rain, the match was delayed. (Rewrite as a compound sentence.)
37. Malar had only one pen. She helped Manian. (Combine the sentences using ‘Though’)
38. I forgot my birthday. My teacher greeted me on that day. (Combine the sentences into a
Section – C (Reading Competencies) (15 Marks)
III. A. Identify each sentence with the field in the list given below, by understanding the
word or words serving as the clue: (5 x 1 = 5 Marks)
39. Sangeetha stumbled upon a chance to practise running a race.
40. Robots are steadily moving from fiction to fact.
41. The Board has recommended a dividend of 75 per cent.
42. An Indian woman was honoured for producing high yielding crops.
43. “Who am I, a mere Prime Minister before the Queen of Songs?”
(Commerce, Music, Sport, Social service, Science)
B. Read the following passage and answer in your own words the questions given below:
(5 x 2 = 10 Marks)
It is not the pride or incivility on either side that keeps us remote from each other. It is simply
our London way. People are so plentiful that they lose their identity… In London men are as
lonely as oysters. Each living in his own shell. We go out in the country to find neighbours. If
the man next door took a cottage a mile away from me in the country, I should probably
know all about him, his affairs, his family, his calling and his habits inside a week. This is not
always so idyllic as it seems. Village life can be poisoned by neighbours until the victim
pines for the solitude of a London street, where neighbours are so plentiful that you are no
more conscious of their individual existence than if they were black berries on a hedge row.
44. What keeps people in London remote from each other?
45. How are men described? Why?
46. Why do we seek country life?
47. What is the disadvantage of village life?
48. What can you say in this context about our Interaction with our neighbours?
Section-D (Writing Competencies) (Prose) (15 Marks)
IV.A. Answer any One of the following questions in a paragraph of about 100 words:
(1 x 5 = 5 Marks)
49. How do you relate ‘ Ahimsa’ and ‘ Satyagraha’ to women?
50. What are essentials for good public speaking?
51. State Gunga Ram’s regard for snakes.
B. Write an essay in about a page of 250 words on any One of the following:
(1 x 10 = 10 Marks)
52. Hiroshima – the victim atomisation.
53. The Magic of Words.
54. Trekking to the Land of Snow.
Section – E (Literary Competencies) (Poetry) (20 Marks)
V. A. Read the following five sets of poetic lines and answer the questions given below
each of them: (6 x 1 = 6 Marks)
(i) “We claim to dwell, in quiet and seclusion,
Beneath the household roof.”
55. Where do women claim to dwell?
(ii) “You cannot rob us the right we cherish.”
56. Who do you think this line is addressed to?
(iii) “Mark”d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding.”
57. Who tried to explore?
(iv) “And voices in me said: If you were a man
you would take a stick and break him now,
And finish him off.”
58. Why did the voice say so?
(v) “Yes; quaint and curious war is!”
59. Who is the speaker?
60. Why is the war quaint and curious?
B. Read the following three sets of lines and answer the questions given below each set
of lines: 3 x 1 = 3 Marks
(i) “O winged seed! You crossed the furrowed seas
To nestle in the warm and silent earth.”
61. Mention the figure of speech used in these lines,
ii) “Life is real! Life is earnest!
And grave is not the goal:”
62. Write out the words in alliteration in each of the above two lines,
(iii) Tell me not in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream! –
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
63. Mention the rhyme scheme of these lines?
C. Explain any two of the following sets of lines with reference to the context:
2 x 3 = 6 Marks
64. “Yes; quaint and curious war is
65. “I thought how paltry, how vulgar, what a mean act!
I despised myself and the voices of my accursed human education.”
66. “As humble plants by country hedgerows growing
That treasure up the rain,
And yield in odours, ere the day’s declining,
The gift again;”
D. Write a paragraph on ONE of the following: 1 x 5 = 5 Marks
67. In his poem, “The Psalm of Life”, how does H.W. Longfellow advise us not to judge life
by temporary standards?
68. How does the poet Louisa define “Women’s Rights”?
69. What does the poet convey to the human beings in his poem ‘Snake?’
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DAV University is one of the prestigious University located at Jalandhar district of Punjab. The University was founded in the year 2013 under the control of Aegis Trust. The University controls about more than 800 schools and colleges in India. About 20 lakhs students are been graduated from various Institutions across India. The campus covers about 80 acres of land in Jalandhar .The admission to the University is conducted by through Engineering entrance Examination. It is also a Scholarship test for students. The courses offered are
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
DAV University Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who have completed their 10th and 12th with minimum aggregate of 55% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized Board/Institution. A relaxation of 5% is provided to SC candidates.
Candidates who are appearing in 12th examination are eligible to apply
The age limit of the candidate must be17 years
Aspirants with compartments in 10th and 12th are not eligible to apply
DAV University Syllabus
The questions framed for the exam will be mainly of Higher Secondary syllabus.The subjects are
DAV University Exam Patterns
The exam paper consists of multiple choice questions. The medium of language for the paper is English.The answer should be mentioned in OMR sheet. There are totally 200 questions from the question paper. Each question carries one mark. There is negative marking for each wrong .Students opting Physics, chemistry and Mathematics must attend questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Students opting questions in Physics, Chemistry and Biology must attending questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Selected students are called for Counselling process. Documents required at the time of counseling are
Original documents along with one photocopy
Call letter of Counseling
Mark sheet of 10th standard
Mark sheet of 12th standard
One valid Identity proof
Three passport size photos
Candidate who do not submit their documents will be cancelled for the admission process
Candidates who have appeared in IIT JEE will be selected once the seats are left vacant after counseling
Scholarships will be provided to candidates who are top rankers of DAV University Entrance Exam
DAV University , How To Apply
Log onto the official website
Click on apply online
Fill all mandatory details
Select the test centre
Upload the photo and signature of applicant
Pay the fees of rupees 200/- in the examination centre chosen by the applicant
Using Demand Draft in favour of Principal(examination centre opted by candidate) payable at the district of examination centre
In case of Multicity cheque, it shall be in favour of Registrar, DAV University, Jalandhar
Check for any mistakes
Submit the application
Take a printout for future reference
DAV University Exam Key Instruction
Change in centre is not encouraged
Fees paid will not be refunded
Incomplete application shall be rejected
The exam will be conducted in the month of April every year
Results will be announced in the month of May in official website of University
Download the admit card from official website
Indraprastha University Common Entrance Examination is conducted by Guru Gobind Singh University for admission of Engineering courses in the University and to some affiliated colleges under this University. The University was established in the year 1999 and it has been accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade .It is located at Delhi spreading over 16 acres of its campus. The right to conduct and cancel the Common Entrance Exam is been reserved by Indraprastha University .The Entrance Exam conducted for various Engineering courses for the University are as follows
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Indraprastha University Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must have completed their 10th and 12th with minimum aggregate of 55% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized Board/Institution with pattern of CBSE or any equivalent Board. Candidate must have passed English as their main subject and a pass percentage in all subjects separately
Candidates who have completed their three years diploma course with minimum of 60% marks from recognized University/Institution
For M.Tech programmes, candidate who have passed GATE with a score required by the institution are eligible or must attend Common Entrance Test conducted by the University
Candidate must be less than 21 years
Indraprastha University Syllabus
Questions will be framed based on the following subjects namely
Indraprastha University Exam Pattern
The exam paper consists of multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
The answers must be mentioned in OMR sheet
There is negative marking for each wrong answer
The time duration for the exam is two and half hours
One mark is reduced for wrong answer
Indraprastha University Counselling Procedure
Selected candidates will be called for counseling process. Original Documents along with photocopies required for counseling process are
10th mark sheet
12th mark sheet
Leaving Certificate/College leaving Certificate
6 copies of passport and stamp size photos
Copy of DD
Hall Ticket and Rank card
Enter the 12th marking immediately for registration
Indraprastha University , How To Apply
Log onto the official website www.ipu.ac.in
Click on online application
Fill all the mandatory details
Upload the photo and signature of the applicant
Select the test centre
Pay the exam fees of Rupees 1000/- either through Credit card/Debit card or Net banking
Check for any errors
If any correction of errors,candidate must submit the appropriate application form with extra processing fees of Rupees 500/- to
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Submit the application
Take the printout for future reference
Indraprastha University Entrance Key Instruction
Provide valid email address and phone number for further communication
Exam will be conducted in the month of April/May every year
Results will be declared in the official website
Download the two copies of admit card from the official website. One for Invigilator and another for student and attach passport size photo along with the admit card
Change in test centre is not encouraged
If the preferred test centre is not allocated, then the centre will be Delhi
Indraprastha University Test Center
Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers Exam is engineering entrance exam conducted by Central Government, State Government and By Union Public Service Commission for Diploma and Engineering candidates. The exam is held twice in a year for candidates seeking degree in Engineering without college and attendance and less expensive compared to other engineering colleges. The courses offered for Engineering Streams are;
Candidate who have completed 10th and 12th with physics, chemistry and Mathematics as the subjects with minimum 45% aggregate for all subjects. Candidate who have passed 3 year diploma course from a recognized University/Institution are eligible to apply. There is no mark restriction for diploma holders. The candidate with Automobile Engineering as main in diploma can pursue any other stream like information Technology in AMIE.
The syllabus is somewhat similar to Engineering syllabus. The candidates have to attend two sections. The students who have completed or passed all subjects in Section A can attend the Section B. Section A is just fundamentals of Engineering while Section B gives more knowledge about the stream. Diploma holders have to study 4 subjects in Section A while others have to study 10 subjects in Section A which are all compulsory subjects. Section B candidate have to pass in 9 subjects for both diploma and non diploma holders. The candidate have to do lab experiments and project work.
The exam paper is of written type. The time duration is of three hours. The lab and project work papers, the candidate have to attend viva. Registered candidate are alone subjected to write the exam. There is time limit for the completion of papers in both sections which is 6 years. The candidate can pass the papers as early as possible. No extension is provided to candidate. If they are not able to pass within the stipulated time, they have to start as afresh candidate to complete all the exams including the papers they have already completed. The marks will be calculated only based on the project work and lab practical along with Section B subjects.
Send all the above mentioned to following address;
Secretary & Director General,
The Institution of Engineers (India),
8 Gokhale Road,
Kolkata – 700020.
Associate Membership of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Exam is one of the Graduate level exams which is mainly organized by Ministry of Human Resource and Development and Union Public Service Commission for various Superior posts in Central Government. The Exam is recognized by Universities, Institutions and abroad Universities. The main streams under this examination are Electronics and Telecommunication, Computer Science and Information Technology. The candidates who have experience in various field are given more preference. The exam is held twice every year.
Candidate who have passed 10th and 12th in Physics, chemistry and Mathematics or candidates who are completed 3 years diploma degree with minimum percentage are eligible. The candidates with working experience are also eligible. The candidate studying for higher qualification in physics, computer, electrical and electronic field are eligible. Candidate willing to apply studentship must be less than 16 or 18 years. Candidate must enroll themselves as a student before attending the examination. The membership will be valid till the next 10 progressive exams. Students can renew their membership if they are not able to complete their examination within the time period. The renewal is done only once. If they have to renew again then the candidate is considered as fresh enrollment.
The candidate has two attend exam .The written test is conducted as two sections with 20 compulsory papers and a project work. The section A consists of two parts. Part A and Part B consist of six and five papers respectively. The section B consists of two parts of five papers and four papers with two compulsory subjects and two elective subjects respectively. This section consists of Project Work also. The candidates who have completed atleast seven papers with50 % aggregate are selected for next section. The candidate who has completed atleast 14 papers can continue the project work. The candidate has to appear for Laboratory practices I and II. To appear in lab practice I atleast if they have completed 7 papers with 50% aggregate and minimum practices and training in their respective field. For appearing in lab practice II if they have completed atleast 14 papers with minimum aggregate of 50%.
The project work can be submitted if the candidate has completed all the 14 compulsory papers.
The candidate will be provided a certificate from AMIETE if they have completed their examination along with their lab practices and project work. The candidate will have to attend viva for both lab and project work.
The candidates have to visit their respective website for the syllabus.
The application must be send to the following address;
The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers
2, Institutional Area, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110 003
Annamalai University is one of the ancient University which was started in the year 1929.Around 80 years of its education process, the Institution has attained its University status. The University has currently 49 departments in all streams and about 2700 students are been studying. The students shall be provided with all facilities inside the campus with library, conference hall, distance education, campus recruitment programmes. The University has International campus in Canada, Dubai, Sharjah and Muscat. There are several affiliated colleges under this University. Thousands of students are graduated as well as recruited from this University. The admission for Engineering is conducted through engineering entrance exam for following branches;
The candidate must cover all the subjects mainly Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from the Higher Secondary Education portions.
The exam paper consists of 120 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics .Each subject consists of 40 questions each. Each correct answer is awarded one mark while one mark is reduced for wrong answer. The time duration is 120 minutes. The marks allotted are 200. A rank list is prepared from marks scored by the candidate. The selected candidates are called for the counseling process;
The candidate must submit the following documents;
The candidate’s have to pay a counseling fee of Rs 2000/- Demand Draft in favour of The Registrar, Annamalai University payable at Chennai at the admission time
For SC/ST candidate the counseling fees is Rs 500/-
The application must be sent to the following address;
Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram
Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu
Amrita Engineering College is one of the best colleges in India. The campus of the institution is located at five places Amritapuri (kollam), Kochi, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Mysore. The institution contains programs and researches in various fields like Medical, Engineering, Management, Science and Education, Mass Communication and Social Work. About 15,000 students are been studying across all these campuses. It attained its University status in the year 1956 by UGC. The headquarters of the University is located at Coimbatore. The University has accredited with ‘A’ grade by the NAAC. The admission for the University is conducted by entrance test. The test is mainly conducted for engineering stream. The branches for which the entrance test is done are;
Aspirants who have completed 10th and 12th with minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in any of the following board of education State board, CBSE or any other education departments are eligible. Candidate who have completed three year diploma courses in their respective branches with minimum 60% aggregate are eligible to apply. Candidates who are waiting for their results are eligible. Candidates must have 17 years at the time of admission
The exam paper consists of 120 multiple choice questions. Each question carries three marks each. One mark will be reduced for each wrong answer. The questions allotted for the following subjects are;
The Marks allotted are 120, 90 and 90 respectively. The candidates who have shortlisted from the entrance exam have to attend the counseling. The time duration for the exam is two and half hours. The examination is of two types;
For the exams, the candidate has to select two examination centres. The hall tickets can be downloaded by providing application number and Date of Birth. The candidates attending the counseling has to submit the following documents;
The exam syllabus is to cover all the subjects as per Higher Secondary level.
In case of offline mode, print the application form and send it along with the demand draft to following address;
Amrita School of Engineering
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritanagar, Coimbatore – 641112
Tamil Nadu, India.
SRM University is one of the top best University in India. The University is located at Chennai. The Campus is spread over an area of 250 acres. The campuses are located at Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, NCR and Delhi. The main campus is at Kattankulathur of around 42 blocks for different branches. Every year about 25,000 students are moved to different countries with their academics. An admission for the University is based on SRM Engineering Entrance Examination for various disciplines in Engineering Course.
The syllabus is of 12th standard .The candidate has to cover Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology based on their respective branch.
The subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology with 35, 35, 35 and 50 questions with a score of 105 for each subject. There is penalty for each wrong answer. One mark will be reduced in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.0.7 marks is reduced for Biology. The questions are objective type questions. The question paper will be set in English only. The admission is based on the marks scored in the entrance exam.
The exam is mostly held in the month of April/May every year. The centre for the entrance is held in major districts of India.
The results are announced in the second week of May.
Bharath University is one of the top most University in Tamil Nadu .The institute has attained University status in the year 2003 granted by University Grants Commission. The institute was first named as Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research. The various campuses are Chennai, Puducherry and Ooty. The main campus is located at Chennai. The main attraction is that all the blocks of the University is deigned and developed by the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Due to this reason, the University is well versed in its teaching and other extra curricular activities. The institute consists of all facilities with library, hostels, auditorium, transport, recreation centres. The admission is based on the entrance test conducted by the University.
Candidate must cover all the subjects of Higher Secondary level.
The question paper consists of questions from following subjects. The marks allotted are given below;
Each question carries one mark each. There is no negative marking. Biology subject is to the students preferring for the Biomedical, Biotechnology courses. The total marks allotted are 100. The students who are shortlisted from the exam are called for counseling process.
During counseling process, the candidate will be allotted with their seats. The candidate have to login into their account to download the seat allotment number. The candidate has to report to the institute to verify all the documents stated below;