Problem Solving Assessment Sample Question Paper Class-IX
No. : 9999999
Time Allowed: Two hours
Maximum Marks: 90
This Test Booklet contains 21 pages. Do not open this Test Booklet until you are asked to do so.
01. The Answer Sheet is inside this Test Booklet. When you are directed to open the Test Booklet, take out the Answer Sheet and fill in the particulars on Side-1 and Side-2 carefully with blue/black ball point pen only. 02. The Test Booklet Code for this Test Booklet is A1. The Candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on Test Booklet. In case of discrepancy, the candidate should immediately report the matter to the invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and the Answer Sheet. 03. The Test Booklet contains 60 questions divided into three sections A, B and C. A candidate is required to attempt all the three sections. There are 24 questions in section A, 18 Questions in section B and 18 questions in section C. Section A : Language Conventions ( Question Nos 1 to 24) To be attempted either from English Language or from Hindi Language Section B : Qualitative Reasoning Section C : Quantitative Reasoning ( Questions 25 to 42) ( Questions 43 to 60)
04. All the three sections contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Some of these questions are passage based MCQs whereas others are stand alone MCQs. Each of these questions has four options out of which only ONE option is correct. A candidate has to select the correct option and fill the corresponding number in the Answer Sheet against the question. 05. Each Question carries 1 ½ marks. For each correct response, the candidate will get 1 ½ marks. There is no negative marking for any of the questions and unattempted question earns no mark. 06. The candidates should not leave the Examination Hall without handing over their Answer Sheet to the Invigilator on duty and sign the Attendance Sheet. Cases where a candidate has not signed the Attendance Sheet or the Answer Sheet not handed over to the Invigilator shall be dealt as an Unfair means case. 07. On completion of the test, the candidates MUST HAND OVER THE ANSWER SHEET TO THE INVIGILATOR in the room/hall. The candidates are allowed to take away this Test Booklet with them. 08. Use blue/ black ball point pen only for writing particulars on this page and writing or marking responses on Answer Sheet. 09. The candidates should ensure that the answer sheet is not folded or damaged. Do not make any stray marks on the answer sheet. 10. The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the Board with regard to their conduct in the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per Rules and Regulations of the Board
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Section –A ( Language Conventions)
Note: This section of the question paper contains 24 questions each in English Language and Hindi Language . A candidate is required to attempt all the 24 questions in one language only (Either is English Language or in Hindi Language).
Questions 1 to 24
(Questions 1 to 8) Read the following passage carefully and select the most suitable option from each list according to the corresponding number in the passage. 1 The Indian Peafowl, alternatively known as the Blue Peafowl, is the national bird of India. The male is 2 3 called a peecok and has feathers which are made up of a range of beautiful colours. The female is 4 5 called a peahen. The majority of the female’s feathers are a plain brown colour. These birds usually 6 7 8 live in sparsely populated areas such as forests and don’t fly very often. They eat berries, seeds and sometimes snakes or small animals. Q...