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SAMPLE PAPER 2014-15

ENGLISH CORE CLASS- XII


Time allowed: 3hours

Maximum marks:100

SECTION A READING (30 Marks )


Read the following passage carefully.

(12 Marks)

1.
actions and choices do not have much impact on our lives. We think that it is
only the big things, the big actions and the big decisions that really count. But
when you look at the lives of all great people, you will see that they built their
character through small decisions, small choices and small actions that they
performed every day. They transformed their lives through a step-by-step or dayby-day approach. They nurtured and nourished their good habits and chipped
away at their bad habits, one step at a time. It was their small day-to-day
decisions that added up to make tremendous difference in the long run. Indeed, in
matters of personal growth and character building, there is no such thing as an
overnight success.
2.

Growth always occurs through a sequential series of stages. There is an organic


process to growth. When we look at children growing up, we can see this process
at work: the child first learns to crawl, then to stand and walk, and finally to run.
The same is true in the natural world. The soil must first be tilled, and then the
seed must be sowed. Next, it must be nurtured with enough water and sunlight,
and only then will it grow, bear fruit and finally ripen and be ready to eat.

3.

Gandhi understood this organic process and used this universal law of nature to
his benefit. Gandhi grew in small ways, in his day-to-day affairs. He did not

nothing much in his early life that showed signs of greatness. But from his midtwenties onwards, he deliberately and consistently attempted to change himself,
reform himself and grow in some small way every day. Day by day, hour by
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hour, he risked failure, experimented and learnt from mistakes. In small and large
situations alike, he took up rather than avoid responsibility.
4.

People have always marvelled at the effortless way in which Gandhi could
accomplish the most difficult tasks. He displayed great deal of self-mastery and
discipline that was amazing. These things did not come easily to him. Years of
practice and disciplined training went into making his successes possible. Very
few saw his struggles, fears, doubts and anxieties, or his inner efforts to
overcome them. They saw the victory, but not the struggle.

5.

This is a common factor in the lives of all great people: they exercised their
freedoms and choices in small ways that made great impact on their lives and
their environment. Each of their small decisions and actions, added up to have a
profound impact in the long run. By understanding this principle, we can move

, disheartened and
pessimistic. However, when we choose to grow in small ways, taking small steps
one at a time, performing it becomes easy.
(I) On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer the following
questions by choosing the most appropriate option.
1.

The main idea in the first paragraph is that

a.

Big things, big actions and big decisions make a person great

(14 = 4 Marks)

b.
c.

Overnight success is possible for all of us

d.

Personal changes are not important

2.
a.

Steadily gave up bad habits

b.

Slowly produced bad habits

c.

Gradually criticized bad habits

d.

Did not like bad habits


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3.

Which of the following statements is true in the context of the third


paragraph?

a.

Gandhi became great overnight

b.

Gandhi showed signs of greatness in childhood itself

c.

Every day Gandhi made efforts to change himself in some small way

d.

Gandhi never made mistakes

4.

What is done by great people to transform their lives?

a.

They approach life on a day-by-day basis

b.

They build character in small ways

c.

They believe in performing everyday

d.

All of these

(II) Answer the following questions as briefly as possible.

(16 = 6 Marks)

5.

How do small actions and choices impact our lives?

6.

Describe organic process of growth through an example from the text.

7.

What according to the author is the universal law of nature ?

8.

How did Gandhi accomplish the most difficult tasks effortlessly?

9.

10. How can we achieve our ideal goals ?

(III) Pick out words from the passage which are similar in meaning to the
following:

(2 Marks)

a.

intentionally / purposely (Paragraph 3)

b.

of deep significance; far-reaching (Paragraph 5)

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Q2. Read the following passage carefully.


1.

(10 Marks)

South India is known for its music and for its arts and rich literature. Madras or
Chennai can be called the cultural capital and the soul of Mother India. The city
is built low in pleasant contrast to the ghoulish tall structures of Mumbai and
Kolkata. It has vast open spaces and ample greenery. The majestic spacious
Mount Road looks like a river, wide and deep. A stroll on the Marina beach in
the evening with the sea glistening in your face is refreshing. The breeze soothes
the body, it refreshes the mind, sharpens the tongue and brightens the intellect.

2.

One can never feel dull in Chennai. The intellectual and cultural life of the city is
something of a marvel. Every street corner of Chennai has a literary forum, a
debating society and music, dance and dramatic club. The intelligent arguments,
the sparkling wit and dashing irony enliven both the political and the literary

and equally brilliant listeners to its meetings. It is a treat to watch the speakers
use their oratorical weapons. Chennai speakers are by and large sweet and
urbane, though the cantankerous, fire-eating variety is quite often witnessed in
political campaigning. The more urbane speakers weave their arguments slowly
like the unfolding of a leisurely Karnataka raga.
3.

Music concerts and dance performances draw packed houses. There is hardly any
cultural family in Chennai that does not learn and patronize music and dance in
its pristine purity. Rukmani Devi Arund
international centre.

It has turned out hundreds of celebrated maestros and

dancers who have brought name and glory to our country. Karnataka music has a
peculiar charm of its own.
Thousands of people flock to the temple maidans to get drunk with the
mellifluous melodies of their favorite singers. They sit out all night in the
and rollicking with the

nightingale of the South.

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4.

The Gods might descend from heaven to see a South Indian damsel dancing.
There are several varieties of South Indian dance

Bharat Natyam, Mohini

Attam, Odissi, Kathakali etc. age cannot wither nor custom stale its beautiful
variety. Bharat Natyam is the most graceful and enchanting dance form whereas
Kathakali is most masculine and virile. South Indian dances combine
voluptuousness with purity. Here every muscle and fibre of the body vibrates
into life, and as the tempo increases, a divine flame-like passion bodies forth as if
making an assault on heaven.
5.

South Indian dress, particularly of the males, is puritanically simple. There you
by their dress. South Indian ladies too
look charming and graceful in their colourful Kanjeevaram and Mysore silk
saris.

6.
now we can enjoy them almost everywhere in India as well as in some foreign

(I) On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer the following
questions by choosing the most appropriate option.
1.

2.

(2 Marks)

South India is known mainly for its


(a)

tasty food

(b)

traditional music, art, literature

(c)

scenic beauty

(d)

delicate and precise ways

South Indian dances are special because


(a)

Gods come from heaven to see them

(b)

(c)

they are pure as well as sensuous

(d)

they make an assault on heaven

eties of dance

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(II) Answer the following questions as briefly as possible.

(16 = 6 Marks)

3.

How does the breeze on Marina Beach affect the author?

4.

How do we know that music is very important for the people of South India?

5.

What is the common connection between language, music and dance of South
India?

6.

What makes Karnataka music charming?

7.

Enumerate the features of Bharat Natyam and Kathakali form of dance.

8.

What is Kalakshetra renowned for?

(III) Find words from the passage which are similar in meaning to the following.
(2 Marks)
(a) ill-tempered and quarrelsome (Paragraph 2)
(b) smooth and sweet (Paragraph 3)

Q3. Read the following passage carefully.

(8 Marks)

Whether work should be placed among the causes of happiness or among the causes
of unhappiness may perhaps be regarded as a doubtful question. There is certainly
much work which is exceedingly irksome, and an excess of work is always very
painful. However, work is not, to most people, more painful than idleness. There are,
in work, all grades; from more relief of tedium up to the profoundest delights,
according to the nature of the work and the abilities of the worker. Most of the work
that most people have to do is not interesting in itself, but even that work has certain
great advantages. To begin with, it fills a good many hours of the day without the need
of deciding what one shall do. Most people, when they are left free to fill their own
time according to their own choice, are at a loss to think of anything sufficiently
pleasant to be worth doing. And whatever they decide on, they are troubled by the
feeling that something else would have been more pleasant here. To be able to fill
leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization and at present very few people
have reached this level. Moreover the exercise of choice is tiresome in itself. Except,
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to people with unusual initiative, it is positively agreeable to be told what to do at each


hour of the day, provided the orders are not too unpleasant. Most of the idle rich suffer
unspeakable boredom. At times they may find relief by hunting big game in Africa or
by flying around the world, but the number of such sensations is limited, especially
after youth is past. Accordingly, the more intelligent rich men work nearly as hard as
if they were poor.
Work, therefore is desirable, first and foremost as a preventive of boredom, although
uninteresting work is as boring as having nothing to do. With this advantage of work,
another associated advantage is that it makes holidays much more delicious when they
come. Provided that a man does not have to work so hard as to impair his vigour, he is
likely to find far more zest than an idle man would possibly find.
The second advantage of most paid work and some of unpaid work is that it gives
chances of success and opportunities for ambition. In most work, success is measured
by income and while our capitalistic society continues, this is inevitable. However dull
work too, becomes bearable, if it is a means of building up a reputation. Continuity of
purpose is one of the most essential ingredients of happiness and that comes chiefly
through work.
A.

On the basis of your reading of the above passage make notes on it, using
headings and sub
necessary

B.

headings. Use recognizable abbreviations (wherever

minimum 4) and a format you consider suitable. Also supply an

appropriate title to it.

(5 Marks)

Write a summary of the passage in about 80 words.

(3 Marks)

SECTION B

ADVANCE WRITING SKILLS (30 Marks)

Q4. Your school is organizing a Public Awareness Exhibition. In connection with it,
prepare a poster to bring home the importance of conservation of electricity.
Your school is A.K. Public School, Green Park, Delhi.

(4 Marks)

Or
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Namita/ Namit has come out successful in the XII class examination. She/he has
decided to have a party for her/his friends. Draft an invitation in about 50 words
giving details of venue, time and date.
Q5. You are Amit/Amita staying at Sunrise Apartments, Gymkhana Road, Pune. The
main road leading to this colony has three open manholes causing frequent
accidents at night. The streetlight is also not available. Write a letter to the Editor
the
authorities towards this situation. Also suggest ways to mobilize city dwellers,
with the help of school children, for the cause for safe roads.

(6 Marks)

Or
You are Shreya/Shreyas. Write an application in response to the following
advertisement in a national daily. You consider yourself suitable and eligible for
this post.
Applications are invited for the post of a Nursery teacher/PRT in Y.K. International
School, Ghaziabad, UP. The candidate must have a minimum experience of 3 years of
teaching at the primary and pre-primary level. The applicant must have a pleasant and
energetic personality. She/he should be creative and adaptable. Attractive salary.
Interested candidates should apply to the Principal with a detailed resume.
Q6. You are an active member of the Animals Lovers Club of your school which
works for preventing cruelty to animals. Write an article in 150 -200 words for
your school magazine emphasising the need to co-exist peacefully with animals.
You are Zaheeda/Zahir of P. K. Senior Secondary School, Hyderabad.
Or
Over the past few years there has been a constant rise in coaching institutes and
private tuition centers all over India. Write an article in about 150-200 words
highlighting the exploitation of young minds that seek sincere counselling and
proper direction. You are Gurpreet, a student of class XII of Indira Public
School, Jamshedpur.

(10 Marks)
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Q7. You are Suraj/Sandhya of Gargi Senior Secondary School Delhi. Games and
Sports should be made compulsory in schools. Write a speech for morning
assembly on the Importance of Games and Sports in Personality
Development in about 150 -200 words.

(10 Marks)

Or
You have been asked to participate in a debate competition on the topic
ed in all schools and should be

Write the speech in about 200 words either for or against the motion.

SECTION C (TEXT BOOKS {FLAMINGO AND VISTAS}


and LONG READING TEXT {NOVEL}) (40 Marks)
Q8. Read the lines given below and answer the questions that follow. (4 Marks)
I looked again at her, wan pale

but all I said was, see you soon, Amma


and
a)

Who looked pale and wan and why?

(1 Mark)

b)

(1 Mark)

c)

(1 Mark)

d)

Name the poem and the poet.

(1 Mark)
Or

Surely, Shakespeare is wicked, the map a bad example,


With ships and sun and love tempting them to steal
For lives that slyly turn in their cramped holes
From fog to endless night.
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a)

Why is Shakespeare wicked?

(1 Mark)

b)

Why is the map a bad example?

(1 Mark)

c)

What is the condition of these children as described in these lines?

(1 Mark)

d)

(1 Mark)

Q9. Answer any FOUR of the following questions in about 30-40 words each:
(43=12 Marks)
a)

How does M. Hamel prove to be an ideal teacher?

b)

Why did Edla still entertain the peddler even after she knew the truth about him?

c)

Mention the hazards of working in a bangle factory.

d)

Why does Dr. Sadao


prisoner of war? What is ironical about his words?

e)

What did Jo want Roger Skunk s mother to be punished for?

f)

Why did Zitala-Sa not want her hair to be cut short?

Q.10. Answer the following in about 120

150 words

(6 marks)

Though Rajkumar Shukla was an illiterate peasant; he was resolute and was able to
bring a change in the lives of the people of Champaran. Taking hints from the text,

Or
A big boy pushed Douglas into the deep end of the swimming pool which could have
led to his death. Concerns regarding bullying and ragging persists in many teenage
groups. Quoting examples from the text, discuss the problem of bullying and its
effects on the victims. Also suggest ways to deal with this problem.
Q11. Answer the following in about 120

150 words

(6 marks)

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Do you think Sophie is overambitious and Jansie is more practical? Discuss.


Or
How

behavior and attitude different towards people

because of their physical impairment?


Q12. Answer the following in about 120

150 words

(6 marks)

Or
Illustrate is the ending of the novel

happy and just? What is your

reaction when Griffen gets killed and Marvel gets to keep all the stolen money? Are
you glad that the invisibility formula is hidden from Kemp , who could use it?
Q13. Answer the following in about 120

150 words

(6 marks)

Eppie is a character who remains highly predictable in her reactions. Prove this with
reference to her character traits.
Or
Why did Kemp turn out differently than Griffen? After all they are both scientists. Is
Kemp less isolated than Griffen? Is it simply because Kemp has more money?

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English Core
MARKING SCHEME
1. Reading Passage 1

12 marks

1.

1mark

2 Gave up bad habits

1 mark

3. Every day Gandhi


1mark

made efforts

to

change himself in

some

small

4. In small ways

1 mark

5. built character

1 mark

6. sequential series - Ex of child

1 mark

7ay.. to make oneself grow in a small way - every

1mark

8..tried to change himself

1 mark

reform grow in small ways

9. practice- discipline self mastery


learned from mistakes.

used freedom in right way


1 mark

way

worked on small things

10. small step one at a time remain optimistic

1 mark

11 nurtured, impact

2 marks

2. Passage 2

10 marks

1. b) traditional music, art, literature

1 mark

2. d) saree

1 mark

3.soothing effect refreshing

brightens intellect

1 mark

4. Thousands flock to hear sit all night in adverse conditions

1 mark

5. Very pure enchanting divine

1 mark

6. soft beauty soft pace

1 mark

7. South Indian

graceful, enchanting - voluptuous

North Indian monotonous, mechanical

pure - full of life divine


1 mark

8.

1 mark

9. pleasant, urbane

1 mark

3. Passage 3 Note Making and Summary

8 marks
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Title - Work: Desirable or Boring


Abbreviations : work

1 mark

wrk. hour hr., advantage

Positively - +ly., exercise

adv., opportunities

ex.

opp.
1 mark

Notes

3 mark

1. Doing wrk leads to


a)Happiness

b) unhappiness

2. Adv. Of wrk
brings relief, delight, compulsive worthwhile input daily, occupied, fills time usefully, feel
pleasant, prevents boredom, makes holidays more important & zestful, provides chances of
success ,good opportunities, fulfillment of ambition, sound income, continuity of purpose
3. Disadv of wrk
Unspeakable boredom, waste of tme, something out of compulsion
4. Wrk

desirable for complete happiness

Summary

3 marks

Coherence, spellings, grammar, sequence, correct understanding of the content, punctuation


4.Poster
Layout- Eye catching and visually attractive

1 mark

Content

2 marks

Highlights of the main topic- Need of saving electricity

Expression Grammatical accuracy, spellings

1 mark

Or
Invitation
Format

1 mark

Content- what, where, when

2 marks

Expression Coherence, relevance, spellings, grammatical accuracy

1 mark

5. Letter

1 mark
Content

Uncovered manholes, frequent accidents


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Can be lethal for all persons, especially small children.


Causes bad smell, pollution, breeding area for mosquitoes
Lack of street light adds to the woes and difficulties.
Authorities should take action.

Expression Coherence and relevance, grammar and spellings

3 marks
2 marks

Or

1 mark
Content

Introduction reference to the advertisement


Complete Bio data

3 marks

Expression Coherence and relevance, grammar and spellings

2 marks

6.
Format

1 mark

Content-

4 marks

Report animal abuse if you see it


Understand the link between animal cruelty and abuse
Teach children to respect animals
Volunteer to help animals
Support law that promotes kindness to animals
Expression Coherence, relevance,

2.5 marks

Spellings, grammatical accuracy

2.5 marks

Or
Format

1 mark

Content-

4 marks.

One can find coaching centers in every nook and corner - Teachers and parents have equally
promoted their growth - coaching institutes boast of guaranteed success rate - publish inflated
numbers every year in leading newspapers and magazines - Education is a natural process of
learning that should not be forced upon the students.- institutes provide professional teachers
- necessary material required for preparation - provide a competitive environment - exams
are conducted by them to help the students evaluate themselves on a regular - charge high
amount of fees and sometimes provide sub-standard teachers to the students -to choose the
right institute is of prime importance - decision should note b hasty .
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Expression Coherence, relevance,

2.5 marks

Spellings, grammatical accuracy

2.5 marks

7. Format

1 mark

Title

Introduction
-

Outdoor games make us active, agile and alert


Exchange of ideas and thoughts
Social circle is broadened
More joyful than sitting alone on computers and chatting

4 marks

Expression Relevance and coherence

2.5 marks

Grammar and Spellings

2.5 marks

Or
8. a)

s mother looked pale and wan. She was very old

1 mark

b) The fear of ageing and ultimate death / separation

1 mark

. c) She has lost her shining skin and strength and was like the hazy, obscure winter moon.
1 mark
d) My Mother at Sixty-Six, Kamla Das

1 mark

Or
a) Shakespeare and his work are of no use to slum children

1 mark

b) The map does not depict their own world of narrow lanes.

1 mark

c) They lived like rats in their cramped holes.

1 mark

d) Their future is foggy and uncertain. Their birth, life and death
darkness.
9

all are enveloped by


1 mark
( 4X3= 12)

9 a) selfless dedication- helped in the inception of school- 40 years of meritorious servicemade people conscious of imp. of their lang and national identity.
b) Basically kind trusting and compassionate wanted peddler to enjoy be at peace
not want to turn away a guest on Christmas eve kind gesture to reform the peddler.
c) Ill lit, ill-ventilated, unhygienic,dingy hovels
loss of vision become old before time.

high temp.

did

bends back of young children

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d) Dr. Sadao trained to talk to patients


Ironical

to comfort them

elicit response.

as the soldier/sailor is an enemy - Sadao saves his life.

e) Jo finds mum stupid mum should not have spanked wizard - wants Skunk to get back
smell of roses mum to be punished as insensitive , cruel, unfair
f) Hair cut by enemies of unskilled captured warriors
shingled hair by cowards - indecent, undignified

short hair worn by mourners

10. Value points


An illiterate did not give tenacity of resolution bore fruit able to bring Gandhiji good
example of grit and determination
key to success
high achievement optimism
persistence always yields positive result
leads to incouragement, enlightment and
inspiration grit and determination dynamic and action oriented.
OR
Effect
author
unable to forget terrifying memories of childhood
robbed him of
confidence develop life long complex leads to major health and mental problems
constant feeling of fear
Suggestions deliberate planned effort understanding of self and people setting up of
school committee for monitoring support of parents and community awareness among
children to understand and report bullying
11. Value points
Both belong to poor families Jansie practical and realistic
factory advices Sophie not to day dream

ready to work in a biscuit


father will not allow

Sophie not practical dreamer dreams of wonderful shop wants to become an actress or
fashion designer looking for something sophisticated and fancy full over ambitious and
wavering mind
OR
avoids seeing and meeting people as people afraid/avoid to look at him
ugly call him poor boy hates to talk to people people unsympathetic and cruel

children tease him


physical imapirment

loves to meet and talk to people garden house open to all children
make fun of him Mr. Lamb not troubled not afraid and shy of his

12. Value points


Marner compared to a spider weaving a web.
When he loses gold feels helpless likened to an ant
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Silas tries to rehabilitate a new emerging plant


His relationship with Eppie flower in bloom
OR
Ending happy just in away Griffen dies Marvel becomes rich with stolen money Sad
and not just because Griffen dies Marvel should not have become rich with the stolen
money Griffen misuses his powers creates terror harms steals Kemp could also
misuse the research happy ending if Griffen had realized his mistake
13. Value points
Eppie comes as a touch of cheer
Has golden curls which Silas fantasized as return of his lost gold
Loveable accepts Silas as her father
Fond of outdoors persuades Silas to grow a garden affectionate to animals
Her sense of responsibility and gratitude to Silas remain constant and wavering.
OR
Both scientists
different approach
Griffen does not think about humanity
preoccupied with himself and his research
disconnects himself with everyone
overambitious selfish isolated from others.
Kemp caring attitude reflected in his actions he asks the housemaids to keep
themselves locked irrespective of anything apprise ,warns, and advises all about the
invisible man
money is not a value
isolation or evil acts

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SAMPLE PAPER: MATHEMATICS


CLASSXII: 201415
TYPOLOGY
VSA (1 M)

LAI (4 M)

LAII (6 M)

100

Remembering

2, 5

11, 15, 19

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Understanding

1, 4

8, 12

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Applications

14, 18, 13

21, 26

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HOTS

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SECTIONA
Question number 1 to 6 carry 1 mark each.
1.

The position vectors of points A and B are

and

respectively.

P divides AB in the ratio 3 : 1 and Q is mid-point of AP. Find the position


vector of Q.

2.

Find the area of the parallelogram, whose diagonals are

=5 and

3.

If P(2, 3, 4) is the foot of perpendicular from origin to a plane, then write the vector
equation of this plane.

4.

If

, Write the cofactor of a32 (the element of third row and 2nd

If m and n are the order and degree, respectively of the differential equation
y

6.

1
1

column).
5.

=2

+ x3

-xy = sin x, then write the value of m+n.

Write the differential equation representing the curve y2 = 4ax, where a is an


arbitrary constant.

SECTION-B
Question numbers 7 to 19 carry 4 marks each.
7.

To raise money for an orphanage, students of three schools A, B and C organized


an exhibition in their locality, where they sold paper bags, scrap-books and pastel
sheets made by them using recycled paper, at the rate of Rs. 20, Rs.15 and Rs. 5 per
unit respectively. School A sold 25 paper-bags 12 scrap-books and 34 pastel sheets.
School B sold 22 paper-bags, 15 scrapbooks and 28 pastel-sheets while school C
sold 26 paper-bags, 18 scrap-books and 36 pastel sheets. Using matrices, find the
total amount raised by each school.
By such exhibition, which values are inculcated in the students?

8.

Let A =

, then show that A2 4A + 7I = O.

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Using this result calculate A3 also.


OR

If A =

9.


, find A-1 , using elementary row operations.

If x, y, z are in GP, then using properties of determinants, show that

10.

Evaluate :

11.

Evaluate :

= o, where x

z and p is any real number.

dx.

. e2x dx.

OR
Evaluate :
12.

dx

Consider the experiment of tossing a coin. If the coin shows tail, toss it again but if
it shows head, then throw a die. Find the conditional probability of the event that
the die shows a number greater than 3 given that there is at least one head.

OR
How many times must a man toss a fair coin so that the probability of having at
least one head is more than 90%?
13.

For three vectors , and

if

and , then prove that

are mutually perpendicular vectors, | |= | |and| | = 1


14.

and
4

Find the equation of the line through the point (1,-1,1) and perpendicular to the
lines joining the points (4,3,2), (1,-1,0) and (1,2,-1), (2,1,1)
OR

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Find the position vector of the foot of perpendicular drawn from the point P(1,8,4)
to the line joining A(O,-1,3) and B(5,4,4). Also find the length of this perpendicular.
15.

Solve for x: sin-1 6x + sin-1 6 =


OR
Prove that: 2 sin-1

16.

If x = sin t,
(1-x2)

- tan-1

y = sin kt, show that

-x

+ k2 y = 0

17.

If yx + xy + xx = ab, find

18.

It is given that for the function f(x) = x3 + bx2 + ax + 5 on [1, 3], Rolles theorem
holds with c = 2 +

19.

Find values of a and b.

Evaluate :

dx

SECTION-C
Question numbers 20 to 26 carry 6 marks each.
20.

Let A = and R be the relation in A x A defined by (a, b) R (c, d) if a+d


= b+c for a, b, c, d

A.

Prove that R is an equivalence relation. Also obtain the equivalence class [(2, 5)]. 6
OR
Let f : N

R be a function defined as f(x) = 4x2 + 12x + 15.

Show that f : N
21.

S is invertible, where S is the range of f. Hence find inverse of f.

Compute, using integration, the area bounded by the lines


x+2y = 2,

y-x=1

and

2x+y= 7

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22.

Find the particular solution of the differential equation

given that

y = 0, when x = 1
OR
Obtain the differential equation of all circles of radius r.
23.

Show that the lines


= + (-3 +

+ 5 ) and

are coplanar. Also, find the equation of the plane containing these

lines.
24.

40% students of a college reside in hostel and the remaining reside outside. At the
end of year, 50% of the hosteliers got A grade while from outside students, only
30% got A grade in the examination. At the end of year, a student of the college
was chosen at random and was found to get A grade. What is the probability that
the selected student was a hostelier?

25.

A man rides his motorcycle at the speed of 50km/h. He has to spend Rs. 2 per km
on petrol. If he rides it at a faster speed of 80km/h, the petrol cost increases to Rs. 3
per km. He has atmost Rs. 120 to spend on petrol and one hours time. Using LPP
find the maximum distance he can travel.

26.

A jet of enemy is flying along the curve y = x2+2 and a soldier is placed at the point
(3, 2). Find the minimum distance between the soldier and the jet.

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MARKING SCHEME
SAMPLE PAPER
SECTION-A
1.

2.

5 sq. units

3.

4.

14

= 29

1
1

5.

m+n=4

6.

2x

y=0

SECTION-B
7.

Sale matrix for A, B and is

Price matrix is

Amount raised by

School A = Rs 850, school B = Rs 805, school C = Rs 970


Values

8.

A2 =

Helping the orphans

Use of recycled paper

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A2 4A + 7I =

A2 = 4A-7I

A3 = 4A2 7A = 4(4A-7I) -7A

= 9A 28I =

1
OR

Write A = IA we get

R2

R2-2R1

R2-3R3

R2

A-1

9.

C1

C1- pC2 C3,

.A

Expanding by R3
= (-p2x-2py-z) (xz-y2)

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Since x, y, z are in GP,

y2 = xz or y2 xz = 0

=0
10.


=2

dx=2

dx+2

=2

tan

dx

e2x dx =

11. I =

=2

1
et dt (where 2x=t)

et dt

et dt

2
= f(t) then f(t) = sec

Using et dt = f(t) et + C, we get

t
2x
. e + C = tan x. e + C

I = tan

OR
We have

= +

= +
Now express

.. (1)

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.. (2)

So,
1= (

)+ (

)(

Equating coefficients, A + B = 0, C B = 0 and A C = 1,


Which give A = B = C = - . Substituting values of A, B, and C in (2), we get

.. (3)

Again, substituting (3) in (1), we have

= +

Therefore

1+1

12. Let E : Die shows a number > 3


E : {H4, H5, H6]

and F : there is atleast one head.


F : {HT, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6}

P(F) = 1 =

P(E F) =

P(E/F) =

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OR
p = , q = , let the coin be tossed n times
P(r 1) >

or 1-P(r=0) >

P(r=0) < 1-

nC
0

<
2n > 10,

13.

<

n=4

and

sin = and sin

1.

=
=1

14. DRs of line (L1) joining (4, 3, 2) and (1, -1, 0) are <3, 4, 2>
DRs of line (L2) joining (1, 2, -1) and (2, 1, 1) are <1, -1, 2>
A vector

to L1 and L2 is

= 10 -4 -7

Equation of the line passing through (1, -1, 1) and


=(- + )+

(10 -4 -7 )

to L1 and L2 is
1

10

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OR
Equation of line AB is
= (- +3 ) +

(5 +5 + )

Point Q is (5 , -1+5 , 3+ )

= (5 -1) +(5 -9) + ( -1)


PQ

AB

5(5 -1) + 5 (5 -9) + 1 ( -1) = 0

51 = 51

=1

foot of perpendicular (Q) is (5, 4, 4)

Length of perpendicular PQ = = units

15. sin-1 6x + sin-1 x =


sin-1 6x =

6x = sin

= - sin

= - cos [sin-1 6 ] = -
36x2 = 1-108 x2

144 x2 = 1

x=
since x =

does not satisfy the given equation

x=

1
OR

LHS = 2 sin-1 - tan-1


11

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= 2 tan-1 - tan-1
= tan-1
= tan-1
= tan-1

- tan-1

- tan-1

= tan-1 (1) =

16. x = sin t and y = sin kt


= cost and

= k cost kt

=k
or cost.

1
= k. coskt

cos2t

= k2 cos2 kt

cos2t

= k2 cos2 kt

(1-x2)

= k2 (1-y2)

Differentiating w.r.t.x
(1-x2)
(1-x2)
17. let u = yx,
(i)

+
-x

= -2k2y

+ k2y = 0

v = xy,

logu = x logy

(ii) log v = y log x

w = xx

= yx
= xy

12

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(iii) log w = x logx

+ xy

= xx , (1+logx)

+ xx (1+logx) = 0

1
1

18. f(x) = x3 + bx2 + ax + 5

on [1, 3]

f(x) = 3x2 + 2bx+a


f(c) = 0

f(1) = f(3)

19.

+ a = 0 - - - - - - (i)

+ 2b

b+a+6 = 32 + 9b +3a

or a + 4b = -13 - - - - - - - - - - (ii)

Solving (i) and (ii) to get a=11, b= -6

Let 3x + 1 = A (2x 2) + B

I=

A = -3/2, B = 2

1+1

SECTIONC
20. (i)

for all a, b

A,

(a, b) R (a, b), as a + b = b + a

R is reflexive
(ii) for a, b, c, d

A, let (a, b) R (c, d)

a+d=b+c

c+b=d+a

(c, d) R (a, b)

R is symmetric
(iii) for a, b, c, d, e, f,

1
A, (a, b) R (c, d) and (c, d) R (e, f)

13

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a + d = b + c and c + f = d + e
a + d + c + f = b + c + d + e or a + f = b + e
(a, b) R (e, f)

R is Transitive

Hence R is an equivalence relation and equivalence class [(2, 5)] is


{(1, 4), (2, 5), (3, 6), (4, 7), (5, 8), (6, 9)}

OR
Let y S, then y=4x2+12x+15, for some x N
y = (2x + 3)2 + 6
Let g : S

x=

, as y > 6

N is defined by g(y) =

gof (x) = g (4x2+12x+15) = g ((2x+3)2+6) =


and fog (y) = f

+6 = y

=x

1
1

Hence fog (y) = IS and gof(x) = IN


f is invertible and f-1 = g

21. Let the lines be, AB: x+2y = 2, BC: 2x+y = 7, AC = y-x = 1

Points of intersection are


A(0,1), B(4,-1) and C(2, 3)
A=
=

dy -

1
dy

dy

1
1

= 12 4 2 = 6sq.Unit.

22. Given differential equation is homogenous.

14

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Putting y = vx to get

=v+x

- - - - - - - - (i)

I1 = sinv.e-v +
= -sinv.e-v
I1 =

(sin v + cosv)

Putting (i), (sinv + cosv)

= logx +C2

x = 1, y = 0

c=1

Hence, Solution is

OR
(xa)2 + (yb)2 = r2

..........(i)

2(xa) + 2(yb)
1+(yb)

=0

.........(ii)

.........(iii)

(yb) =

From (ii), (xa) =

15

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Putting these values in (i)

or
23. Here

= 10 + 10 = 0
lines are coplaner.

Perpendicular vector to the plane =

or

Eqn. of plane is

or x 2y + z = 0
24. Let E1: Student resides in the hostel
E2: Student resides outside the hostel

A: Getting A grade in the examination

16

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1+1

1+1

25. Let the distance travelled @ 50 km/h be x km.


and that @ 80 km/h be y km.
LPP is
Maximize D = x + y
St.

2x + 3y

0,y

120

0
2

Vertices are.
(0, 40),

(50,0)
17

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Max. D is at
Max. D =

km.

26. Let P(x, y) be the position of the jet and the soldier is placed at A(3, 2)

As y = x2 + 2


y 2 = x2

2(x3) + 4x3 and


0

x = 1 and

.......(i)

AP2 = (x3)2 + x4 = z (say)

.......(ii)

12x2 + 2

(at x = 1) > 0

1+1

z is minimum when x = 1, when x = 1, y = 1+2 = 3


minimum distance =

18

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Sample Question Paper


Class XII Physics
(Applicable for March 2015 Examination)
Time Allowed: 3 Hours

Maximum Marks: 70

General Instructions
1. All questions are compulsory. There are 26 questions in all.
2. This question paper has five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and
Section E.
3. Section A contains five questions of one mark each, Section B contains five questions of
two marks each, Section C contains twelve questions of three marks each, Section D
contains one value based question of four marks and Section E contains three questions
of five marks each.
4. There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in one
question of two marks, one question of three marks and all the three questions of five
marks weightage. You have to attempt only one of the choices in such questions.
5. You may use the following values of physical constants wherever necessary.
c = 3 X 108 m/s
h = 6.63 X 10-34 Js
e = 1.6 X 10-19 C
o = 4 X 10-7 T m A-1

= 9 X 109 N m2 C-2
me = 9.1 X 10-31 kg

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mass of neutron = 1.675 X 10-27 kg


mass of proton = 1.673 X 10-27 kg
Avogadro

23

per gram mole

Boltzmann constant = 1.38 X 10-23 JK-1

Section A
1. What is the value of the angle between the vectors

and

for which the potential

energy of an electric dipole of dipole moment , kept in an external electric field ,


has maximum value.

2. Name the colours corresponding to the digits 4 and 7 in the colour code scheme for
carbon resistors.

3. State which of the two, the capacitor or an inductor, tends to become a SHORT when
the frequency of the applied alternating voltage has a very high value.

4. Redraw the diagram given below and mark the position of the centre of curvature of
the spherical mirror used in the given set up.

5. In the given diagram C(t) stands for the carrier wave and m(t) for the signal to be
transmitted. What name do we give to the wave labeled as Cm(t) in the diagram? 1

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Section B
6. Calculate the value of the unknown potential V for the given potentiometer circuit.
The total length (400 cm) of the potentiometer wire has a resistance
balance point is obtained at a length of 240 cm.

7. Name the phenomenon which proves transverse wave nature of light. Give two uses
of the devices whose functioning is based on this phenomenon.

OR
Name the phenomenon which is responsible for bending of light around sharp corners of
an obstacle. Under what conditions does this phenomenon take place? Give one
application of this phenomenon in everyday life.

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8. The equivalent wavelength of a moving electron has the same value as that of a
photon having an energy of 6 X 10-17 J.

Calculate the momentum of the electron.


9. The short wavelength limit for the Lyman series of the hydrogen spectrum is 913.4 .
Calculate the short wavelength limit for Balmer series of hydrogen spectrum.

10. (a) Arrange the following networks in increasing order of the number of computers
that may be present in the network:
Internet ; LAN ; WAN
(b) What is the minimum number of satellites that enables a Global Positioning System
(GPS)
fix.

1+1=2

Section C
11. Eight identical spherical drops, each carrying a charge 1 nC are at a potential of 900
V each. All these drops combine together to form a single large drop. Calculate the
potential of this large drop.

(Assume no wastage of any kind and take the capacitance of a sphere of radius r as
proportional to r).
12 . The current flowing in the galvanometer G when the key k2 is kept open is I. On
closing the key k2 , the current in the galvanometer becomes I/n, where n is an integer.
Obtain an expression for resistance Rg of the galvanometer in terms of R, S and n. To
what form does this expression reduce when the value of R is very large as compared to
S?

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13. The magnitude F of the force between two straight parallel current carrying
conductors kept at a distance d apart in air is given by

Where I1 and I2 are the currents flowing through the two wires
Use this expression, and the sign convention that the:
Force of attraction is assigned a negative sign and Force of repulsion is assigned
.
Draw graphs showing dependence of F on
(i)

when d is kept constant

(ii)

d when the product

is maintained at a constant positive value.

(iii)

d when the product

is maintained at a constant negative value.

OR
The given graphs show the variation of intensity of magnetization I with strength
of applied magnetic field H for two magnetic materials P and Q.

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(i)

Identify the materials P and Q.

(ii)

For material P, plot the variation of Intensity of Magnetisation with


temperature. Justify your answer.

14. Find the value of the phase lag/lead between the current and voltage in the
given series LCR circuit. Without making any other change, find the value of the
additional capacitor, such

to the capacitor ( C= 2F)

as shown, would make the power factor of this circuit unity.

15. Explain how


applied to the process of charging a capacitor.
moved by introducing the concept of an
3

16. A point object O is kept at a distance of 30 cm from a convex lens of power


+4D towards its left. It is observed that when a convex mirror is kept on the right
side at a distance of 50 cm from the convex lens, the image of the object O
formed by the lens-mirror combination coincides with the object itself.
Calculate the focal length of the convex mirror.

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17. The arrangement used by Thomas Young to produce an interference pattern is


shown in the given diagram.

illuminated slit (S) is shifted to the position

as shown.

18. A given number of atoms No of a radioactive element with a half life T is


uniformly distributed in the blood stream of a

(i) normal person A having total volume V of blood in the body


(ii) person B in need of blood transfusion having a volume

of blood in

the body.
The number of radioactive atoms per unit volume in the blood streams of the two
persons after a time nT are found to be N1 and N2.
Prove mathematically that the additional volume of blood that needs to be
transfused in the body of person B equals

)V

19. A student has to use an appropriate number of


(i) NAND gates (only) to get the output Y1
(ii) NOR gates (only) to get the output Y2
From two given inputs A and B as shown in the diagram.

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appropriate number of (i) NAND (ii) NOR gates respectively in the two cases to

20. The data given below gives the photon energy (in eV) for a number of waves
whose wavelength values (in nm) are also given.

Wavelength
(in nm)

200

400

600

800

1000

1200

6.216

3.108

2.072

1.554

1.243

1.036

Photon
Energy (in
eV)

(Without doing any calculation/taking any reading), explain how one can use this
data to draw an appropriate graph to infer
(i)

photon energy corresponding to a wavelength of 100 nm.

(ii)

the wavelength value (in nm) corresponding to a photon energy of 1 eV.

(iii)

21. A (sinusoidal) carrier wave


C(t) = AC

ct

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is amplitude modulated by a (sinusoidal) message signal


m(t) = Am

mt

Write the equation of the (amplitude) modulated signal.


Use this equation to obtain the values of the frequencies of all the sinusoidal
waves present in the modulated signal.

22. Give reasons for the following:

(i) The Zener diode is fabricated by heavily doping both the p and n sides of the
junction
(ii) A photodiode, when used as a detector of optical signals is operated under
reverse bias.
(iii) T
must at least be 1.8 eV.

Section D
23.
straight conductor. She noticed that the force on the straight current carrying conductor
becomes zero when it is oriented parallel to the magnetic field and this force becomes
maximum when it is perpendicular to the field. She shared this interesting information
with her grandfather in the evening. The grandfather could immediately relate it to
something similar in real life situations. He explained it to Dimpi that similar things
happen in real life too. When we align and orient our thinking and actions in an
adaptive and accommodating way, our lives become more peaceful and happy.
However, when we adopt an unaccommodating and stubborn attitude, life becomes
troubled and miserable. We should therefore always be careful in our response to
different situations in life and avoid unnecessary conflicts.
Answer the following question based on above information:
a) Express the force acting on a straight current carrying conductor kept in a magnetic
field in vector form. State the rule used to find the direction of this force.
b) Which one value is displayed and conveyed by grandfather as well as Dimpi?
c) Mention one specific situation from your own life which reflects similar values
shown by you towards your elders.

Page No. 44

2+1+1=4

Section E
24 a) State the theorem which relates total charge enclosed within a closed surface

and the electric flux passing through it. Prove it for a single point charge.

point nucleus of charge +Ze at its centre. This nucleus was believed to be surrounded by
a uniform density of negative charge that made the atom neutral as a whole.
Use this theorem to find the electric field

at a distance r (r a) from the

centre of the atom.


OR
A Dipole is made up of two charges + q and

q separated by a distance 2a.

Derive an expression for the electric field

due to this dipole at a point distant r from

the centre of the dipole on the equatorial plane.


Draw the shape of the graph, between

and r when r

If this dipole were to be put in a uniform external electric field

obtain an expression

for the torque acting on the dipole.

25. State the law which relates to generation of induced emf in a conductor being moved
in a magnetic field.

Apply this law to


rectangular conductor is free to move in a uniform,
magnetic field.
Apply the concept of the Lorentz (magnetic) force acting on a moving charge to justify
the expression obtained above.
OR

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An a.c. voltage

= m sin

t is applied across an inductor of inductance L.

(i)

the current flowing in the circuit

(ii)

the inductive reactance L


Hence find the instantaneous power Pi supplied to the inductor.

Show graphically the variation of Pi with

t.

26. (a) Explain, with the help of a diagram, how is the phenomenon of total internal reflection
used in
(i) an optical fibre
(ii) a prism that inverts an image without changing its size

(b) A right angled prism made from a material of refractive index

is kept in air. A ray

PQ is incident normally on the side AB of the prism as shown.

Find (in terms of ) the maximum value of

upto which this incident ray necessarily undergoes

total internal reflection at the face AC of the prism.

2+3=5

OR
in wave-optics. How did Huygen
backwave?

Page No. 46

the absence of the

Use this principle to draw the refracted wave front for a plane wave incident from a denser to a
rarer medium. Hence

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Class XII Physics


Sample Question Paper
(Marking Scheme)
Time Allowed: 3 Hours

Maximum Marks: 70

01. P.E. =
= p E Cos
P.E. is maximum when Cos
02. 4
7

= -1, i.e.

()
()

(180 )

()
()

yellow
Violet

03. The capacitor

(1)

04.

(1)

05. Cm (t) is the frequency modulated wave.

(1)
= 10-2 A

06. The current through the potentiometer wire =

()

Potential drop per unit length of the


potentiometer wire =

Balancing length (l) = 240 cm (given)

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(1)

V=

l=

X
()

(= 60 mV)

07. Polarization
(1)
Two Uses:
Polaroids can be used in sunglasses, window panes, photographic cameras, 3D movie
cameras
(Any Two)
(+)
OR
Diffraction; Condition: Size of the obstacle sharpness should be comparable to
the wavelength of the light falling.
(1+1/2)
Any application
(1/2)
08. E = Energy of the photon = h

()

=
Wave length of the moving electron = =

()

Momentum of the electron = p


()

=
=

kg

=2X

kg

()

09. Rydberg formula for the wavelengths of spectral lines in hydrogen spectrum is

=R(

The short wavelength limit

= R(

()

for the Lyman series would be

)=R

()

R=

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The short wavelength limit


= R(

for the Balmer series, would be


()

)=
4 X 913.4

= 3653.6

()

10. a) LAN, WAN, Internet

(1)

b) Three

(1)

11. Let the radius of each drop be r. The capacitance C of each drop is kr, where k is a
constant.
Also q = CV, V = 900 volt
()
charge on each drop = q = (kr X 900) C
()
Total charge on all the eight drops = Q = 8 q
=7200 kr
()
Let R be the radius of the large drop. Then
R3 = 8 X

r3
()

R = (8) r = 2r
Capacitance

()

of the large drop = kR = 2kr

Potential of the large drop =

volt
()

= 3600V
12. With key K2 open, the current I in the galvanometer is given by

I =
and

When K2 is closed, the equivalent resistance,


is given by

, of the parallel combination of S

()

=
The total current, say

drawn from the battery would now be

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=
This current gets subdivided in the inverse ratio of S and
G, would now be given by

; Hence the current

through

()

()

=
But

=
()

=
Or n RS + n S
or (n-1) RS = R

= RS + R

+S

- (n-1) S

or (n-1) RS +
()
This is the required expression
When R

S , we have
= (n-1) S

()

13. We know that F is an attractive (-ve) force when the currents I1 and I2
currents i.e. when the product I1I2 is positive.
Similarly F is a repulsive (+ve) force when the currents I1 and I2
when the product I1I2 is negative.
Now F

(I1 I2 ), when d is kept constant and F

when I1I2 is kept constant.

The required graphs, therefore, have the forms shown below.

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, i.e.
(1/2)
(1/2)

(1+1/2+1/2)

OR
(i)

P- Paramagnetic

Q-Ferromagnetic materials

(ii)

(1)

14.The current, I, leads the voltage, V, by an angle


tan
Here

and
tan

where

500

(1/2)

L = 100
()

=1
= 450

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The power factor becomes unity when

= 00.

(1/2)

()

=
Thus, phase angle is 450 with the current LEADING the voltage.

To make power factor as unity we need to have Xc also equal to 100 ohms. For this C needs
to have a value of 10 F.

(1/2)

We, therefore need to put an additional capacitor of (10-2), i.e, 8 F in parallel


with the given capacitor

(1/2)

inconsistency

current, called the displacement current .

(1 +1)

(Pages 270 and 271 of NCERT Book, Part I)


16. Focal length of the convex lens =

(1/2)

Let v be the position of the image, I, of the object formed by the convex lens alone.
We then have

= 150cm

(1/2)

Hence the distance of the image (formed by the convex lens alone ) from the convex
mirror would be (150-50) cm ,i.e.,100 cm. This distance equals the radius of curvature of the
convex mirror. (1/2)

Hence focal length of the convex mirror equals100/2, i.e., 50 cm.

( )

Radius of curvature of the convex mirror


R = LI LM
()

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(1/2)
17. Calculation
,
Calculation of fringe width,
Observing that

the normal set up


(1)
in the changed set up (1)
( )

(Reference : NCERT Book, Part II, pages 363, 364)


18. Initial number of radioactive atoms, per unit volume, in the blood streams of
persons A and B are ( /V) and (
( )
After a time nT (T = Half life), these numbers
would get reduced by a factor 2n.
( )
Hence N1=

) .

And N2 =

or

( )

( ) .

( )

=V

( )

Additional volume of blood needed by person B is


V-

=V V

=(

)V

( )

19. The equivalent gates in the two cases are the OR gate and the AND gate respectively.
(1/2 + )
(i) A combination of three NAND gates, connected in the manner shown, would be
equivalent to an OR gate.
(Fig 14.46 (b) Page 511)

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(1)

(i)

A combination of three NOR gates connected in the manner shown would be


equivalent to an AND gate.
(Fig 14.48 (b) page 512)

20. One can calculate the values of

(1)

and plot a graph between E (photon energy in eV)

(in nm-1).

and

(1)

The resulting straight line graph can be used to


(i) read the value of

nm-1

(1/2)

( in nm-1) corresponding to E = 1eV

(1/2)

, corresponding to

(ii) read the value of

(iii) We have E =
The slope of the graph (after appropriate adjustment of the units) would equal hc.
Since h is known, one can calculate c.

(1)

21. The equation of the (amplitude) modulated signal is


(1)
This can be rewritten as

Where =

= modulation index

(1/2)

These are the three sinusoidal waves present in the amplitude modulated signal.
The frequencies of these three waves are

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(1/2)
and

22. (i) Heavy doping makes the depletion region very thin. This makes the electric field of
the junction very high, even for a small reverse bias voltage. This in turn helps the Zener
(1)
(ii) When operated under reverse bias, the photodiode can detect changes in current with
changes in light intensity more easily.

(1)

(iii). The photon energy, of visible light photons varies from about 1.8 eV to 3 eV. Hence for
visible LED , the semiconductor must have a band gap of 1.8 eV.

(1)

23. (i) Expression for the force in vector form

(1)

(ii)
(iii)

(1)
Adaptation to different situations and flexible and adjustable attitude
(1)
- Sharing excitement in classroom learning with family members
Avoiding unnecessary arguments in conflicting situations in everyday life
(1)

24.

(1)
(2)
(Pages 33 and 34 of NCERT Book I)
(b) Set

of negative charge. We then have

Taking a sphere of radius r (centred at the nucleus) as the Gaussian surface, we have

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Where Q is the net charge enclosed by the Gaussian surface. Now


Q = (+Ze) + ( -

= Ze

)
) = Ze ( 1-

Ze (

Substituting this value of Q, we get


(1-

E(r) =
=

OR
Derivation of the expression for
(page 28 NCERT Book I)

For r >> a,

(3)

Thus, the graph has the form shown.

(1)

Derivation of the expression for torque (Page 31, NCERT Book I) (1)

-m induction

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(1)

Derivation of the expression for induced emf

(2)
(2)

(Page 212 + page 213 NCERT Part I)

OR
Applying
(i)
(ii)

Current flowing in the circuit


Inductive reactance of L

(
(1/2)

Finding expression for instantaneous power, Pi, the graph has the form shown.

(1)

(1)
26. (a) Explaining the use of the phenomenon of total internal reflection in
(i) an optical fibre

(NCERT Page 322 fig 9.16 + Explanation) (1/2 +1)

(ii) a prism that inverts an image without changing its size. (NCERT Page 322 fig
9.15 9(c) + Explanation)
(1/2 +1)

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(b)

(1/2)

The angle of incidence at the face AC = i


But i = A
(Angle between two lines is the same as the angle between their perpendiculars)
Also

(1/2)

The minimum value of I, so that there is total internal reflection at the face AC, equals ic
where ic =

(1/2)

The maximum value of


max

corresponding to the minimum value of i (= ic) is therefore,

ic

(1/2)

OR
(1)
Absence of

(1)

Drawing the refracted wave front

(
(

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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER


CHEMISTRY (043)
CLASS XII (2014-2015)

QUESTION PAPER DESIGN


CLASS XII CBSE

Types of Questions
S.No

Type of Question

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Long Answers (LA)


Value based question
Short Answers-II(SA II)
Short Answers-I(SA I)
Very Short Answer (VSA)
Total

Type of questions
Knowledge
Understanding
Application
HOTS (Higher order thinking skills)
Evaluation and Multi-disciplinary

Marks
for No.
each
Questions
Question
5
03
4
01
3
12
2
05
1
05
26

VSA(1)
2
2
1

SA1(2)
1
2
2
-

SA2(3)
1
4
4
1
2

of Total Marks
15
04
36
10
05
70

VB(4) LA(5)
1
1
1
1
-

Total(%)
07 (10%)
21 (30%)
21 (30%)
10(14%)
11(16%)

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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER


CHEMISTRY
CLASS XII (2014 2015)
Time Allowed: 3 hr

Maximum marks: 70

General Instructions:
(a)

All questions are compulsory.

(b)

Q.no. 1 to 5 are very short answer questions and carry 1 mark each.

(c)

Q.no. 6 to 10 are short answer questions and carry 2 marks each.

(d)

Q.no. 11 to 22 are also short answer questions and carry 3 marks each

(e)

Q.no. 23 is a value based question and carry 4 marks.

(f)

Q.no. 24 to 26 are long answer questions and carry 5 marks each

(g)

Use log tables if necessary, use of calculators is not allowed.

1.

The following figure shows the variation of adsorption of N2 on charcoal with pressure at
different constant temperatures:

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Arrange the temperatures T1, T2 and T3 in the increasing order.


2. Give the formula of a noble gas species which is isostructural with IBr2-.
3. What is the effect of synergic bonding interactions in a metal carbonyl complex?
4. PCl5 acts as an oxidizing agent. Justify.
5. Write the name of the product formed when benzenediazonium chloride solution is treated with
potassium iodide.
6. Name the crystal defect which reduces the density of an ionic solid? What type of ionic
substances show this defect?
7. The molar conductivity (

) of KCl solutions at different concentrations at 298 K is plotted as

shown in the figure given below:

Determine the value of 0m and A for KCl.


8. Aluminum crystallizes in anfcc structure. Atomic radius of the metal is 125 pm. What is the
length of the side of the unit cell of the metal?
9. Draw the structure of the following compounds:
(i)

H2S2O7

(ii)

XeOF4
OR

Write balanced chemical equations for the following:


(i)

Reaction of chlorine with hot and concentrated NaOH.


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(ii)

Sulphur dioxide is passed through an aqueous solution of Fe (III) salt.

10. 0.5 g of KCl was dissolved in 100 g of water and the solution originally at 200C, froze at
-0.240C. Calculate the percentage dissociation of the salt.
(Given :Kf for water = 1.86 K kg /mol, Atomic mass: K = 39 u, Cl= 35.5 u)
11. State briefly the principles involved in the following operations in metallurgy. Give an
example.
(i)

Hydraulic washing.

(ii)

Zone refining.

i)

What type of deviation from Raoults law is observed, when two volatile liquids A and

12.
B on mixing produce a warm solution? Explain with the help of a well labeled vapour
pressure graph.
ii)

Consider separate solutions of 0.5 M CH3OH, 0.250 M KCl (aq) and 0.125 M Na3PO4

(aq). Arrange the above solutions in the increasing order of their Vant Hoff factor.
13. Write the Nernst equationand calculate the emffor the following cell at 298 K:
Mg(s) / Mg2+ (0.001 M) // Cu2+ (0.0001 M) / Cu(s)
How does Ecellvary with the concentration of both Mg2+ and Cu2+ ions?
(GivenEocell= 2.71 V)
14. Explain the following observations giving appropriate reasons:
(i)

Ozone is thermodynamically unstable with respect to oxygen. .

(ii)

The HEH bond angle of the hydrides of group 15 elements decrease as we move down
the group.

(iii) Bleaching effect of chlorine is permanent.


15.
(i)

Predict the number of unpaired electrons in the tetrahedral [MnBr4]2- ion.

(ii)

Draw structures of geometrical isomers of [Co(NH3)4Cl2]+.

(iii)

Write the formula for the following coordinate compound:


Amminebromidochloridonitrito-N-platinate(II)

16. Explain what is observed when


(i)

Silver nitrate solution is added to potassium iodide solution.

(ii)

The size of the finest gold sol particles increases in the gold sol.

(iii)

Two oppositely charged sols are mixed in almost equal proportions.

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17.
(i) In the following pairs of halogen compounds, which would undergo SN1 reaction
faster? Explain.
Cl
Cl

and

(ii) Amongst the isomeric dihalobenzenes which isomer has the highest melting point and
why?
(iii) Arrange the following haloalkanes in the increasing order of density. Justify your
answer.
CCl4, CH2Cl2 and CHCl3.
18. An organic compound ( A ) has characteristic odour. On treatment with NaOH, it forms
compounds ( B ) and ( C ). Compound ( B ) has molecular formula C7H 8Owhich on oxidation
gives back ( A ). The compound ( C ) is a sodium salt of an acid. When ( C ) is treated with
soda-lime, it yields an aromatic compound ( D ). Deduce the structures of ( A ), ( B ), ( C ) and
( D ). Write the sequence of reactions involved.
19. (a)

Give one chemical test to distinguish between the following pairs of compounds:
(i)

Methylamine and dimethylamine.

(ii)

Aniline and benzylamine

(b) Write the structures of different isomers corresponding to the molecular formula C3H9N,
which will liberate nitrogen gas on treatment with nitrous acid.
20. (a)

(b)

Exemplify the following reactions:


(i)

Rosenmund reduction reaction.

(ii)

Kolbe electrolysis reaction.

Arrange the following compounds in increasing order of their reactivity towards HCN:
Acetaldehyde, Acetone, Di-tert-butyl ketone.
OR

(a)

Predict the products of the following reactions:

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(i)

CH3-CH2-COOH

(i) Cl2 / Red phosphorous


(ii) H2O

(ii)
CH3

(i) CS2

+ CrO2Cl2

(b)
21.

(i)

(ii) H3O+

Arrange the following compounds in increasing order of acid strength:


Benzoic acid, 4-Nitrobenzoic acid, 4-Methoxybenzoic acid.
Identify the monomer in the following polymeric structure:

CN
[ CH2-CH=CH-CH2-CH2-CH ]n
(ii)

On the basis of forces between their molecules in a polymer to which class does
neoprene belong?

(iii)

Can both addition and condensation polymerization result in the formation of a copolymer?

22.

(i)

Which of the following biomolecule is insoluble in water? Justify.


Insulin, Haemoglobin, Keratin.

23.

(ii)

Draw the Haworth structure for -D-Glucopyranose.

(iii)

Write chemical reaction to show that glucose contains aldehyde as carbonyl group.

John had gone with his mother to the doctor as he was down with fever. He then went to the
chemist shop with his mother to purchase medicines prescribed by the doctor. There he
observed a young man pleading with the chemist to give him medicines as he had nasal
congestion. The chemist gave him cimetidine. John advised and also explained to the young
man that he should only take the medicines prescribed by the doctor.
Answer the following questions:
a) Did the chemist give an appropriate medicine? Justify your answer.
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b) Johns action was appreciated by his mother. List any two reasons.
24.

(a) Write the mechanism of hydration of ethene to form ethanol.


(b)

(c)

How are the following conversions carried out?


(i)

Propanol to propan-2-ol.

(ii)

Propanol to 1-propoxypropane.

Give the structure and the IUPAC name of the major product obtained in the following
reaction:
OH

conc. HNO3

OR
(a)

Write the mechanism of the reaction of HI with methoxymethane.

(b) Identify A and B in the following reactions:


(i)
OH

NaOH

(i) CO2

(ii) H+

(ii)

C2H5OH

Cu, 573 K

CH3MgBr
H2O / H

(c) Give the structure and the IUPAC name of the major product obtained in the following
reaction:

OC2H5

conc. HNO3
conc. H2SO4

25. (a)

A blackish brown coloured solid (A) which is an oxide of manganese, when fused with

alkali metal hydroxide and an oxidizing agent like KNO3, produces a dark green coloured
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compound (B).

Compound (B) on disproportionation in neutral and acidic solution gives a

purple coloured compound (C). Identify A, B and C and write the reaction involved when
compound (C) is heated to 513 K.
(b)
(i)

E0 M3+ / M2+values for the first series of transitionelements are given below.
Answer the question that follows:
E0 (V)
M3+ / M2+

Ti
-0.37

V
-0.26

Cr
-0.41

Mn
+1.57

Fe
+0.77

Co
+1.97

Identify the two strongest oxidizing agents in the aqueous solution from the
above data.
ii)

Copper (I) ion is not known in aqueous solution

iii)

The highest oxidation state of a metal is exhibited in its oxide.


OR

(a)

Write balanced equations to represent what happens when


(i) Cu2+ is treated with KI.
(ii) Acidified potassium dichromate solution is reacted with iron (II) solution.
(ionic equation)

(b)
i)

The figure given below illustrates the first ionization enthalpies of first, second
and third series of transition elements. Answer the question that follows

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Which series amongst the first, second and third series of transition elements have
the highest first ionization enthalpy and why?
ii)

Separation of lanthanide elements is difficult. Explain.

iii)

Sm2+, Eu2+ and Yb2+ ions in solutions are good reducing agents but an

aqueous solution of Ce4+ is a good oxidizing agent. Why?


26.
i)

Graphically explain the effect of temperature on the rate constant of reaction? How can
this temperature effect on rate constant be represented quantitatively?

ii)

The decomposition of a hydrocarbon follows the equation


k (4.5 x 10 11 s

)e

28000K T

Calculate Ea
OR
i)

In the reaction
Q+R

Products

The time taken for 99% reaction of Q is twice the time taken for 90% reaction of Q.
The concentration of R varies with time as shown in the figure below:

What is the overall order of the reaction? Give the units of the rate constant for the
same. Write the rate expression for the above reaction.
ii)

Rate constant for a first order reaction has been found to be 2.54 x 10-3s-1.
Calculate its three-fourth life.

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(i) All questions are compulsory.


(ii) Programming Language: Section A C+ +.
(iii) Programming Language : Section B Python.
(iv) Answer either Section A or B, and Section C is
compulsory.
Section A (C++)
Q1. a. Differentiate between ordinary function and member functions in C++.
Explain with an example.
[2]
b. Write the related library function name based upon the given information in
C++.
(i) Get single character using keyboard. This function is available in stdio.h file.
(ii) To check whether given character is alpha numeric character or not. This
function is available in ctype.h file.

[1]

c. Rewrite the following C++ program after removing all the syntactical errors (if
any), underlining each correction. :
[2]
include<iostream.h>
#define PI=3.14
void main( )
{ float r;a;
cin>>r;
a=PI*pow(r,2);
}

d.

Write the output from the following C++ program code:


#include<iostream.h>
#include<ctype.h>

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[2]

void strcon(char s[])


{
for(int i=0,l=0;s[i]!='\0';i++,l++);
for(int j=0; j<l; j++)
{
if (isupper(s[j]))
s[j]=tolower(s[j])+2;
else if ( islower(s[j]))
s[j]=toupper(s[j])-2;
else
s[j]='@';
}
}
void main()
{
char *c="Romeo Joliet";
strcon(c);
cout<<"Text= "<<c<<endl;
c=c+3;
cout<<"New Text= "<<c<<endl;
c=c+5-2;
cout<<"last Text= "<<c
}
e. Find the output of the following C++ program:
#include<iostream.h>
#include<conio.h>
#include<ctype.h>
class Class
{
int Cno,total;
char section;
public:
Class(int no=1)
{
Cno=no;
section='A';
total=30;
}
void addmission(int c=20)
{
section++;
total+=c;
}
void ClassShow()
{
cout<<Cno<<":"<<section<<":"<<total<<endl;

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[3]

}
};
void main()
{
Class C1(5),C2;
C1.addmission(25);
C1.ClassShow();
C2.addmission();
C1.addmission(30);
C2.ClassShow();
C1.ClassShow();
}
f. Study the following C++ program and select the possible output(s) from it :
Find the maximum and minimum value of L.
[2]
#include<stdlib.h>
#include<iostream.h>
#include<string.h>
void main()
{
randomize();
char P[]="C++PROGRAM";
long L;
for(int I=0;P[I]!='R';I++)
{
L=random (sizeof(L)) +5;
cout<<P[L]<<"-";
}
}
}
i) R-P-O-Rii) P-O-R-+iii) O-R-A-Giv) A-G-R-MQ2.a. How encapsulation and abstraction are implemented in C++ language?
Explain with an example.
[2]
b. Answer the questions (i) and (ii) after going through the following C++ class:
[2]
class Stream
{
int StreamCode ; char Streamname[20];float fees;
public:
Stream( )
//Function 1
{

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StreamCode=1;

strcpy

(Streamname,"DELHI");

fees=1000;
}
void display(float C)
//Function 2
{
cout<<StreamCode<<":"<<Streamname<<":"<<fees<<endl;
}
~Stream( )
//Function 3
{
cout<<"End of Stream Object"<<endl;
}
Stream (int SC,char S[ ],float F) ;
//Function 4
};
i)
In Object Oriented Programming, what are Function 1 and Function 4
combined together referred as? Write the definition of function 4.
ii) What is the difference between the following statements?
Stream S=

c. Define a class Customer with the following specifications.


Private Members :
Customer_no integer
Customer_name char (20)
Qty integer
Price, TotalPrice, Discount, Netprice float
Member Functions:
Public members:
* A constructer to assign initial values

of

[4]

Customer_no

as

Netprice as 0.
*Input( ) to read data members(Customer_no, Customer_name, Quantity
and Price) call Caldiscount().
* Caldiscount ( )
To calculate Discount according to TotalPrice and
NetPrice
TotalPrice = Price*Qty
TotalPrice >=50000 Discount 25% of TotalPrice
TotalPrice >=25000 and TotalPrice <50000 - Discount 15% of TotalPrice
TotalPrice <250000 - Discount 10% of TotalPrice
Netprice= TotalPrice-Discount
*Show( ) to display Customer details.
d. Answer the questions (i) to (iv) based on the following code:
class AC
{

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[4]

char Model[10];
char Date_of_purchase[10];
char Company[20];
public( );
AC( );
void entercardetail( );
void showcardetail( );
};
class Accessories : protected AC
{
protected:
char Stabilizer[30];
char AC_cover[20];
public:
float Price;
Accessories( );
void enteraccessoriesdetails( );
void showaccessoriesdetails( );
};
class Dealer : public Accessories
{
int No_of_dealers;
char dealers_name[20];
int No_of_products;
public:
Dealer( );
void enterdetails( );
void showdetails( );
};
(i) How many bytes will be required by an object of class Dealer and class
Accessories?
(ii) Which type of inheritance is illustrated in the above c++ code? Write the base
class and derived class name of class Accessories.
(ii) Write names of all the members which are accessible from the objects of
class Dealer.
(iv) Write names of all the members accessible from member functions of class
Dealer.
Q3a) An array T[-1..35][-2..15] is stored in the memory along the row with each
element occupying 4 bytes. Find out the base address and address of element
T[20][5], if an element T[2][2] is stored at the memory location 3000. Find the
total number of elements stored in T and number of bytes allocated to T
[3]

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b. Write a function SORTSCORE() in C++ to sort an array of structure IPL in


descending
order
of
score
using
selection
sort
.
[3]
Note : Assume the following definition of structure IPL.
struct IPL
{
int Score;
char Teamname[20];
};
c. Write member functions to perform POP and PUSH operations in a
dynamically allocated stack containing the objects of the following structure:
[4]
struct Game
{ char Gamename[30];
int numofplayer;
Game *next; };
d. Write a function in C++ to print the sum of all the non-negative elements
present on both the diagonal of a two dimensional array passed as the argument
to the function.
[2]
e. Evaluate the following postfix expression. Show the status of stack after
execution of each operation separately:
2,13, + , 5, -,6,3,/,5,*,<

[2]

Q4. a. Write the command to place the file pointer at the 10th and 4th record
starting position using seekp() or seekg() command. File
[1]
b. Write a function in C++ to count and display the no of three letter words in
[2]
Example:
If the file contains:
A boy is playing there. I love to eat pizza. A plane is in the sky.
Then the output should be: 4
c. Given the binary file CAR.Dat, containing records of the following class CAR
type:
[3]
class CAR
{
int C_No;
char C_Name[20];
float Milage;
public:
void enter( )

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{
cin>> C_No ; gets(C_Name) ; cin >> Milage;
}
void display( )
{
cout<< C_No ; cout<<C_Name ; cout<< Milage;
}
int RETURN_Milage( )
{
return Milage;
}
};
Write a function in C++, that would read contents from the file CAR.DAT and
display the details of car with mileage between 100 to 150.

Section C

Q5. a. Define degree and cardinality. Based upon given table write degree and
cardinality.
[2]
PATIENTS
PatNo

PatName

Dept

DocID

Leena

ENT

100

Surpreeth

Ortho

200

Madhu

ENT

100

Neha

ENT

100

Deepak

Ortho

200

b. Write SQL commands for the queries (i) to (iv) and output for (v) & (viii) based
on a table COMPANY and CUSTOMER

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[6]

COMPANY
CID

NAME

CITY

PRODUCTNAME

111

SONY

DELHI

TV

222

NOKIA

MUMBAI

MOBILE

333

ONIDA

DELHI

TV

444

SONY

MUMBAI

MOBILE

555 BLACKBERRY MADRAS

MOBILE

666

LAPTOP

DELL

DELHI

CUSTOMER
CUSTID NAME

PRICE QTY CID

101

Rohan Sharma

70000

20

222

102

Deepak Kumar

50000

10

666

103

Mohan Kumar

30000

111

104

Sahil Bansal

35000

333

105

Neha Soni

25000

444

106

Sonal Aggarwal

20000

333

107

Arjun Singh

50000

15

666

(i) To display those company name which are having prize less than 30000.
(ii) To display the name of the companies in reverse alphabetical order.
(iii) To increase the prize
(iv) To add one more column totalprice with decimal(10,2) to the table customer
(v) SELECT COUNT(*) ,CITY FROM COMPANY GROUP BY CITY;
(vi) SELECT MIN(PRICE), MAX(PRICE) FROM CUSTOMER WHERE QTY>10 ;
(viii) SELECT PRODUCTNAME,CITY, PRICE FROM COMPANY,CUSTOMER
Q6. a) State and define principle of Duality. Why is it so important in Boolean
Algebra?
[2]
b) Write the equivalent boolean expression for the following logic circuit

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[2]

c) Write Product Of Sum expression of the function F (a,b,c,d) from the given
truth table
[1]
a b c

d F

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1

0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0

0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1

0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0

0
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
1

1
1
1
1
1

0
1
1
1
1

1
0
0
1
1

1
0
1
0
1

1
0
0
0
1

d) Obtain the minimal SOP form for the following boolean expression using KMap.
F(w,x,y,z) = (0,2,3,5,7,8,10,11,13,15)
[3]
Q7.a.Give any two advantage of using Optical Fibres.

[1]

b. Indian School, in Mumbai is starting up the network between its different


wings. There are Four Buildings named as SENIOR, JUNIOR, ADMIN and
HOSTEL as shown below.:
[4]

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SENIOR
JUNIOR
ADMIN
HOSTEL
The distance between various buildings is as follows:
ADMIN TO SENIOR
200m
ADMIN
TO JUNIOR
150m
ADMIN TO HOSTEL
50m
SENIOR TO JUNIOR
250m
SENIOR TO HOSTEL
350m
JUNIOR TO HOSTEL
350m
Number of Computers in Each Building
SENIOR
130
JUNIOR
80
ADMIN
160
HOSTEL
50
(b1) Suggest the cable layout of connections between the buildings.
(b2) Suggest the most suitable place (i.e. building) to house the server of this
School, provide a suitable reason.
(b3) Suggest the placement of the following devices with justification.

Repeater

Hub / Switch
(b4) The organization also has Inquiry office in another city about 50-60 Km
away in Hilly Region. Suggest the suitable transmission media to interconnect to
school and Inquiry office out of the following .

Fiber Optic Cable


Microwave
Radio Wave

c. Identify the Domain name and URL from the following.

[1]

http://www.income.in/home.aboutus.hml
d. What is Web Hosting?
e. What is the difference between packet & message switching?
f. Define firewall.
g. Which protocol is used to creating a connection with a remote machine?

[1]
[1]
[1]
[1]

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