Haryana Judicial 2010 English Question Paper
Haryana Judicial 2010 English Question Paper
Time: 3 Hours Total Marks: 200
(i) Candidates are required to attempt all questions in the same seriatum as they appear
(ii) Marks are indicated against each question.
(iii) No extra Answer Sheet will be provided.
Q. 1: Write an essay on any one of the following topics in 1000- 1100 words. (100 marks)
(i) Commonwealth Games in India
(ii) Global warming – an empty threat or a reality
(iii) Violence in Campus Elections
(iv) Women Empowerment
Q. 2: Make sentences using the following words:-
(x) Contemporary (25 marks)
Q. 3: Write a Precis of the following passage, of about one-third of the original length-
A great part of Arabia is a desert. Here there is nothing but sand and rock. The sand is so hot that you cannot walk over it withyou bare feet in the daytime. Here and there in the desert are springs of water that come from deep down under the ground –so deep that the sun cannot dry them up. These springs are few and far apart, but wherever there is one, green grass very soon covers the ground all around it. Soon fig trees and palm trees grow tall and graceful, making a cool, green, shady place around the spring. Such a place is called an oasis.
The Arabs who are not in the cities live in the desert all the year round. They live in tents that can be put up and taken down very easily and quickly, so that they can move from one oasis to another, seeking grass and water for their sheep, goats, camels and horses. These desert Arabs eat ripe, sweet figs, and also the dates and grow upon the palm trees; they dry them, too, and use them as food all the year round.
The Arabs have the finest horses in the world. An Arab is very proud of his riding a horse, and loves him almost as much as he loves his wife and children. He never puts heavy loads upon his horse, and often lets him stay in the tent with his family. The camel is much more useful to the Arab than his beautiful horse, for he is much larger and stronger. One camel can carry as much as, or more than two horses. The Arab loads the camel with goods, and rides him, too, for miles and miles across the desert – just as if he were really the “Ship of the Desert,” which he is often called. (25 Marks)
Q. 4: Read the following para and answer the questions given below in context thereof:-
“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity. At the dawn of history, India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Though, good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future? Freedom and Power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon this Assembly, a sovereign body representing the soverign people of India. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of this sorrow. Some of those pains continue even now. Nevertheless, the past is over and it is the future that beckons to us now. That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we may fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It mean the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but as long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over. “Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru
(i) What is the ‘pledge’ that is referred to in the speech.
(ii) What is meant by “stepping out from the old to the new”.
(iii) What does the speaker mean when he says “before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour”.
(iv) What sort of responsibility of the future, does the speaker talk about.
(v) What does the speaker mean by saying “wiping every tear from every eye”. (25 marks)
Q.5: Correct the following sentences by using the right word, conjunction, adverb, adjective etc.
1. He spoke ____________ me ___________ Urdu.
2. They live __________ the same roof.
3. I have not seen him ___________ Wednesday last.
4. I have known him ___________a long time.
5. The moon does not shine ____________its own light.
6. You will not succeed ___________ you work harder.
7. We arrived _____________ you had gone.
8. I waited ____________the train arrived.
9. I cannot give you any money, _____________I have none.
10. We got into the port ________________the storm came on. (25 marks)