CBSE Class 9 PSA Sample Paper English (1)

CBSE PSA Sample Paper for Class 9 CBSE exams for CBSE Students. Based on CBSE and CCE guidelines. The students should practice these Question Papers to gain perfection which will help him to get more marks in CBSE examination. Please refer to more CBSE Class 9 question papers in other links. The CBSE Question papers are prepared based on trend in past examinations and expected questions in CBSE exams. Its always recommended by CBSE to practice the papers released by CBSE to get better exams in CBSE exams. CBSE Last Year Question Papers for class 9 for final/ term/ SA1/ SA2 Examinations conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education for all CBSE affiliated schools in India and abroad. Please refer to more CBSE Class lX sample papers, question papers, HOTs etc in other links.

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Sample Question Paper


Important Instructions:

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 ( Questions 25 to 42)

Section C : Quantitative Reasoning ( 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.

Section- B (Qualitative Reasoning) Questions 25 to 42

(Questions 25-30) Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

The cleaner’s name

During their last year at school, a teacher gave his students a questionnaire about Life Skills. One conscientious student had breezed through the questions until he read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans at your floor in the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. He had seen the cleaner several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would he know her name? He handed in his paper, leaving the last question blank.

Just before class ended, the student asked if the last question was important. “Absolutely", said the teacher. "In your career, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is learn their name, smile and say "hello."

That afternoon, the student found the cleaner. “I wanted to thank you for the work you do,” he said. “May I ask your name?”


Q.1 The teacher gave the students this questionnaire “during their last year at school” because it tests skills that

1) will be learned after school ends.

2) were taught in the final school year.

3) are learned throughout all schooling.

4) universities and colleges will require.

Q.2 The student in the story was surprised by the last question because he assumed that

1) learning is only academic.

2) the woman was not a cleaner

3) there would be multiple choices.

4) he would know the cleaner’s name.

Q.3 The final paragraph of the story shows that the student

1) put the theory into practice.

2) had difficulty finding the cleaner.

3) misunderstood the teacher’s point.

4) wants to complete the questionnaire.

Q.4 The student in the story learned the importance of

1) tactics.

2) humility.

3) politeness.

4) lateral thinking.

Q.5 The teacher put the question about the cleaner on the questionnaire for the benefit of

1) the cleaner.

2) the whole class.

3) this particular student.

4) the teacher him/herself.

Q.6 The text is best described as a

1) moral tale.

2) urban legend.

3) children’s story.

4) humorous anecdote.

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