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MBOSE SSLC Examination Sample Question Paper 2019 : Meghalaya Board Of School Education

Name of the Organisation : Meghalaya Board Of School Education
Exam : Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination – 2019
Category : CLASS – X SSLC
Year : 2019
Subject : Additional English, English, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Social Science,
Document Type : Sample Question Paper
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MBOSE SSLC Examination Sample Question Paper

The Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination, 2019 (Class X) shall be conducted on the basis of the curricular contents of the newly revised textbooks and the new pattern of questions.

Related : Research & Training Meghalaya NTS State Level Examination Scholastic Aptitude Test Question Paper :

The Sample Question Papers and the blueprint for all subjects have been prepared by Subject Experts. The present publication contains one set of sample question papers along with answer keys and blue print for the following subjects Additional English,English,Mathematics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Health & Physical Education,Computer Science.

Additional English

Class : X
Time : 3 HOURS
1. Answer any one of the following questions in about 100 words :
‘We all have our share of personal sorrows, but we cannot compare them.’ Discuss how the above statement is proved in the story ‘War.’
Why did the stranger refuse the job and why he left abruptly? Explain.
‘She had lost him, but who should have him.’ What do you think that the princess would like the youth to meet – the lady or the tiger? Give appropriate reason to justify your answer.

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2. Answer any three of the following questions in about 30-40 words each: 2 x 3 = 6
a) Who was Rama Rao?
b) What prompted Ratan to decline the money offered to her?
c) What made the girl to lose her usual energy?
d) What are those fateful portals?
e) Explain: a bolt from the blue.

3. State whether the following statements are True or False: (any five) 1 x 5 = 5
a) The circus manager badly needed a man who could draw huge crowds.
b) Rama Rao was very business – like in stating his request.
c) The arena was meant to shape the physical agility of the people.
d) The fat woman was twisting and wriggling in pain for her son.
e) A bad mixer is reserved and unfriendly.
f) The train reached the station late.

4. Answer any one of the following questions in about 80 words :
Bring out the significance of the title, “Education of the title, Education of Nature.”5
The swimmer imagines that he was the sea’s master, not its slave. What event makes him change this opinion? Explain. 5
What is the relevance of the line, ‘God made man in His own image?’ Discuss. 5

5. Fill in the blanks with the correct options given in the brackets: (any five) 1 x 5 = 5
a) And hers shall be the _____________ balm. (healing/breathing)
b) It carried off _____________ village houses. (three/two)
c) Slave of the ____________ of labour, what to him. (wheel/chain)
d) And so hold one when there is _____________ in you. (nothing/everything)
e) The dry shaven water – buffaloes _____________ in the sun. (basking/lounging)
f) If you can talk with crowds and keep your _____________. (virtue/excellence)

6. Explain, with reference to the context, choosing any one from each group. 5 x 2 = 10
Group-A :
a) The question was asked in a flash, it must be answered in another.
b) He was like a fish out of water in a village like this.
c) She was of a mild disposition and was incapable of a sustained quarrel with the result that he always got what he wanted.

Group-B :
a) If you can dream and not make dreams your master. If you can think and not make thoughts your aim.
b) People everywhere talked of the inches rising,
of the precise number of cobbled steps run over by the water.
c) Is this the handiwork you give to God, This monstrous thing distorted and soul-quenched.


Q1. (Do not spend more than 15 minutes on this question) Read the following passage carefully: (6)
Peak hour traffic scenario in India is a cartoonist’s delight – hassled motorists, rivers of sweat streaming down their forehead, accusing each other for lack of traffic sense in loud voices – toned by the honking of a thousand horns. This is not so in Singapore. It is almost legendary now that one of Asia’s wealthiest cities has one of the calmest traffic too. For ten years they have been able to maintain air pollution levels as per World Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards.

On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate options given:
(a) How is peak hour traffic scenario in India a cartoonist’s delight?
i. motorists sweating and accusing
ii. motors and bikes honking
iii. motorists accusing each other for lack of traffic sense and honking of a thousand horns

(b) What kind of traffic does Singapore have?
i. It has one of the longest traffic
ii. It has one of the largest traffic
iii. It has one of the smallest traffic
iv. It has one of the calmest traffic

(c) Who guides Singapore to maintain air pollution levels as the lowest?
i. WHO and US Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards
ii. Mass Rapid Transit lines
iii. Singapore Traffic Authority
iv. World Health Organisation

d) What was the first priority for the planners for Singapore’s development?
i. Traffic of pedestrians and non-motorised persons
ii. Traffic congestions had to be addressed first
iii. Transportation routes
iv. MRT lines

(e)1. Find a word from the passage which means the same as ‘most peaceful.’
i. Evident
ii. Calmest
iii. Acceptability
iv. Restrictions

(e)2. Find a word in the passage which can be replaced with ‘flowing.’
i. Hassled
ii. Streaming
iii. Collapsing
iv. Congestion

(f) Why did Singapore not make more roads?
i. Due to the lesser land availability
ii. Due to severe economic restrictions on car-ownership
iii. To maintain air pollution levels
iv. To promote pedestrian traffic

Q4. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word from the given options: ½ x 8 = 4
Nikita a young dancer (a) ___________ to give up dancing when both her kidneys (b) ____________ many years ago.
This (c) ____________ when she (d) _____________ to Mumbai on a holiday.
All of a sudden she (c) ______________ to have some severe pain. She (f) ____________ to be admitted to the hospital.
Her mother (g) ____________ one of her kidneys and then all (h) ____________ well for about ten years.

(a)(i) force (ii) forced (iii) was forced (iv) to force
(b)(i) fail (ii) failing (iii) failed (iv) had failed
(c)(i) happen (ii) happened (iii) was happening (iv) had happened
(d)(i) go (ii) went (iii) had gone (iv) will go

Q5.(A) Construct suitable sentences with the following Idioms: (Choose any two) 1 x 2 = 2
i. Safe and sound
ii. Palmy days
iii. Herculean task
iv. Happy go lucky


(i) The sample question paper consists of 30 questions divided into five sections A, B, C, D, E.
(ii) Section-A contains 8 questions of 1 mark each, section-B contains of 7 questions of 2 marks each, section –C contains 8 questions of 3 marks each, section-D contains 4 questions of 4 marks each and section-E contains of 3 questions of 6 marks each.
(iii) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in three questions of 3 marks each, two questions of 4 marks each and two questions of 6 marks each.z

(Marks: 8) (Question numbers 1to 8 carry 1 mark each)
1. Write whether the rational number 3550 will have a terminating decimal expansion or a non terminating repeating decimal expansion.
2. Find the zeroes of the quadratic polynomial x2-2x-3.
3. Determine the value of k for which the given system of equations 2x + 3y – 5 = 0 k x – 6y – 8 = 0 has a unique solution.
4. Evaluate sin 37° – cos 53°
5. Corresponding sides of two similar triangles are in the ratio 4:9. Find the ratio of the areas of these two triangles.
6. Find the circumference of a circle whose radius is 10.5 cm.

Science & Technology

General Instructions :
I. The question paper comprises of 3 sections – A, B and C.
II. The candidates are advised to attempt all the questions of sections A, B, and C separately.
III. Allocated marks are indicated against each question.
IV. Question no. 1 to 35 are to be answered by regular candidates.

(26 marks) Choose and write the correct answers from the following: (1 x 4 = 4)
1) In the given figure, when light travels from denser to rarer medium, the path of the reflected light is-
(i) OA
(ii) OB
(iii) OC
(iv) None of the above

2) Rainbow is formed due to-
(i) Refraction of light
(ii) Diffraction of light
(iii) Reflection of light
(iv) Dispersion of light

3) If the Area of cross section of a wire is made double, the Resistance-
(i) Increases
(ii) Decreases
(iii) Remains the same
(iv) None of the above

4) The strength of the magnetic field
(i) Increases near the pole
(ii) Decreases near the pole
(iii) Remain the same
(iv) None of the above

Short Answer Questions – I: (2×4=8)
5) By using ray diagram, show the formation of the image by a concave mirror when an object is placed between the pole and focus point of mirror. (2)
6) What do you understand by the term electric circuit? (2)
7) Why do the lines of Magnetic field never intersect each other? (2)
8) A student sitting at the back of a regular classroom could not see what is written on the board. What defect of the eyes is he suffering? What type of lens should he wear to correct the defect? (1+1= 2)

Section – B – Chemistry :
(26 marks) Choose and write the correct answers from the following: (1×3=3)
13) The reaction AgNO3 + HCl AgCl + HNO3 is a
(i) Decomposition reaction.
(ii) Double displacement reaction
(iii) Displacement reaction
(iv) Combination reaction

14) The product of neutralization is
(i) Salt
(ii) Water
(iii) Salt and water
(iv) None of the above

15) Which one of the following does not increase while moving down the group of the periodic table?
(i) Atomic radius
(ii) Metallic character
(iii) Valency
(iv) Number of shells in an element

Section – C – Biology :
(28 marks) Choose and write the correct answers from the following. (1×3=3)
24) The mode of nutrition in fungi is
(i) Saprophytic nutrition
(ii) Parasitic nutrition
(iii) Autotrophic nutrition
(iv) Symbiotic

25) Which of the following genetic structure is considered as a blue print of life?
(i) RNA
(ii) DNA
(iii) Nucleus
(iv) Chromosomes

26) Select the mis-matched pair
(i) Adrenaline : Pituitary gland
(ii) Testosterone : Testes
(iii) Estrogen : Ovary
(iv) Thyroxine : Thyroid gland

Social Science

General Instructions :
** This Question paper comprises 4 sections – A, B, C and D.
** Section A: Map sheet is to be used for Question No. 1.
** It should be securely tied in the middle of the answer script with a Roll Number distinctly written on top of it.
** The candidates are advised to attempt all the questions section-wise. SECTION – A (4 mark)

Q1. In the same outline map of India supplied to you locate and label the following:
[Choose any 2 each from Group A and B] Group – A (1×2=2)
(i) A place where the session of the INC was held in 1927.
(ii) The place where Gandhiji violated the Salt Law in 1930.
(iii) The city related to Jallianwala Bagh incident (1919).

Group – B : (1×2=2)
(i) Major area with alluvial soil. (Proper shading.)
(ii) One major mica mine in the North West.
(iii) One software technology park in the South.

Q2. Choose the most appropriate answer. (Any 12) (1 x 12 = 12)
a) Between which period did the Unification of Germany take place?
(i) 1860 to 1871 (iii) 1856 to 1871
(ii) 1870 to 1871 (iv) 1866 to 1871

b) The term ‘Calligraphy” means?
(i) The art of beautiful printing. (iii) The art of beautiful writing.
(ii) The art of printing in recording (iv) The art of printing book. in accordion book.

c) The first Indian jute mill in Calcutta was set up by:
(i) Dwarkanath Tagore (iii) J. N. Tata
(ii) Seth Hukum Chand (iv) Neera Adarkar

d) Which of the following industries did not exist in London before the First World War?
(i) Clothing and footwear, wood and furniture.
(ii) Metals and engineering, printing and stationary.
(iii) Precision products like surgical instruments matches, objects of precious metals.
(iv) Motor cars and electrical goods

e) In India, seats are reserved for women in the:
(i) Lok Sabha. (iii) Cabinets.
(ii) State Legislative Assemblies. (iv) Panchayati Raj bodies.

f) Which of the following is not a sectional interest group:
(i) Trade Unions (iii) Professional groups
(ii) Business associations (iv) Public groups

g) Limonite is a ferrous mineral containing ________ of iron.
(i) 40% -50% (iii) 40% -70%
(ii) 40% -60% (iv) 40% -80%

h) Which of the following is not the basis of classification of resources:
(i) Origin (iii) Ownership
(ii) Texture (iv) Exhaustibility

i) In which of the following areas are ‘guls’ and ‘kuls’ used to channelise water for agriculture.
(i) Northern plains (iii) Eastern Himalayas
(ii) Western Himalayas (iv) Deccan Plateau

j) Besides Hindi, there are ___________ scheduled languages in India.
(i) 21 (iii) 23
(ii) 22 (iv) 24

k) GDP is the total value of __________ produced during a particular year.
(i) All goods and services (iii) All goods and final c services
(ii) All final goods and services (iv) Final and good services

l) Currency notes in India are issued by the:
(i) Urban Bank (iii) State Bank
(ii) United Bank (iv) Reserve Bank

m) The state Animal of Meghalaya is:
(i) Clouded Leopard (iii) Cheetah
(ii) Chinkara (iv) Snow Leopard

n) Social mapping shows:
(i) National topography (iii) Local buildings
(ii) Location (iv) All of the above

o) According to the census of India 2011, the adult sex ratio in India is:
(i) 933 females per 1000 males (iii) 927 females per 1000 males
(ii) 914 females per 1000 males (iv) 940 females per 1000 males

p) The per GDP income in India in 2016 was:
(i) $ 6,616 per annum (iii) $ 6,166 per annum
(ii) $ 6,661 per annum (iv) $ 6,611 per annum

Section – C :
Q3. Short Answer type Questions: (Any 12) (2 x 12 = 24)
a) Define Liberalism. Give any two values which can be reflected from the term ‘Liberalism’
b) Analyse any two features of the Gudem rebellion of Andhra Pradesh.
c) Mention any two efforts made by Gandhiji to get Harijans their rights.
d) Who were the gomasthas? Who was the jobber?
e) What is violence against children according to the UNICEF?
f) What has been the Chief objectives of the Women’s Justice Initiative (WJI)?
g) What is not Communalism?
h) What is soil? Which type of soil is ideal for growing cotton?
i) Highlight the differences between endangered species and extinct species?
j) Why has the water shortage problem aggravated in post-independence India?
k) Mention some of the factors that have led to the destruction in India’s environment.

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