SSC English First Paper Board Sample Question – NCTB – 2018



Full marks: 100

Time: 3 hours

[N.B.—The Figures in the margin indicate full marks.]


Read the passage. Then answer the questions below.

21 February is a memorable day in our national history. We observe the day every year as International Mother Language Day. The day is a national holiday.

On this day, we pay tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives to establish Bangla as a state language in undivided Pakistan in 1952. This is known as the Language Movement.

The seed of the Language Movement was Sown on 21 March 1948 when Mohammad Ali Zinnah, the then Governor General of Pakistan, at a public meeting in Dhaka declared that Urdu would be the only official language of Pakistan. The declaration raised a storm of protest in the eastern part of the country. The protest continued non-stop, gathering momentum day by day. It turned into a movement and reached its climax in 1952. The government outlawed all sorts of public meetings and rallies to prevent it.

The students of Dhaka University defied the law and they brought out a peaceful protest procession on 21 February 1952. When the procession reached near Dhaka Medical College, the police opened fire on the students, killing Salam, Rafiq, Barkat and Jabbar. This enkindled the sparks of independent movement of Bangladesh.

  1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives.              1×7=7

(i) 21 February is a memorable day for all Bangladeshi because this is the day when:

(a) Urdo was declared as the only state language of Pakistan  b) we pay tribute to the martyrs of Liberation War

(c) some great people laid down their lives to establish Bangla as a state Language

(d) students protested against Mohammad Ali Zinnah’s declaration


(ii) The seed of the Language Movement was sown by:

(a) Salam                                 (b) Martyrs                               (c) Zinnah                                (d) students


(iii) The phrase “storm of protest” means:

(a) mild protest                                    (b) strong protest                      (c) moderate protest                 (d) symbolic protest


(iv) The gap between the beginning the beginning and the climax of Language Movement:

(a) 2 years                                (b) 3 years                               (c) 4 years                                (d) 5 years


(v) The greatest outcome of Language Movement:

(a) status of Bangla as a state language of Pakistan                  (b) independence of Bangladesh

(c) International Mother Language Day                                      (d) mass protest all over the country


(vi) Salam and Barkat were the citizen of:

(a) Bangladesh                         (b) Nepal                                 (c) India                       (d) Pakistan


(vii) Pakistani government declared Bangla as a state Language because they were:

(a) compelled to do that                       (b) requested to do that                        (c) urged to do that      (d) advised to do that


  1. Answer the following questions.                       2×5=10

(a) Why did the martyrs sacrifice their lives in 1971?

(b) What is “undivided Pakistan”?

(c) Why did Pakistani government outlaw meeting and rallies in 1952?

(d) Why did police kill Salam, Rafiq, Barkat and Jabbar?

(e) How is Language Movement related to the independence of Bangladesh?


  1. Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. 1×5=5
Everyone wants to share his / her happiness with their near and dear ones. That’s why people rush for their home despite serous hazards. This is the pull of the roots. Do human beings have roots like the trees? The answer is ‘yes’ but unlike the roots of the trees they are invisible, they lie in our minds. It’s the roots that make a bond between us and family members, in-laws, friends, neighbors or even between us and the land where we were born and grew up. Wherever we stay, we have a continuous pull of our roots. It’s our roots that develop our identity making us what we are. When we lose that bond, we become rootless. Without roots we are non-entity. Such persons are devoid of values, humanity, and social responsibilities. They don’t know where they are from, and/or where they are heading towards. This often makes them feel empty and lost.


By nature, human being loves (a) ⸺ to share his / her feeling with near and dear ones. This invisible (b) ⸺ for each other lies in our hearts. It always pulls us to (c) ⸺ back to our roots. It develop our identity and (d) ⸺ to know who we are. If we deny our roots, we will deny our existence. So, we can’t but (e) ⸺ our roots.

  1. Read the passage from the membership of a reading club. Complete the following table with information from the passage. 1×5=5
Pathok Club aims at developing reading habit among community people irrespective of ages.  It is open 12 hours a day starting from 8.00 am. The subscription fee varies for the different age groups. If you are between ages 5 to 17, you will have the junior membership. It requires tk. 200 for 3 months and tk. 300 for 6 months membership. Annual, which will be associated with one additional facilities like access to the movie show every week, can be obtained for tk. 600. The membership charge for adult age group (18 to 50) are quarterly tk. 300 and half yearly tk. 500.  Annual membership charge is tk. 300 more than 6 months membership fee and it comes with the facilities to access movie library. Senior membership is for the people above 50 who have to pay tk.100 quarterly and tk. 200 half yearly. Yearly membership offers free access to movie library and pick up facilities by tk. 300 as the fee.


Pathok Club Details

Aims growing reading habit
Opening hours Form 8.00am to (1) ….pm
Membership types Age group ( in years)



Subscription charge and facilities
Quarterly Half yearly Annually Additional facilities for annual members
(2) ………….. 5-17 Tk. 200 Tk. 300 Tk. 600 Access to movie show
Adult Tk. 300 Tk. 500 (3) Tk. …. (4) ……………
Senior (5) …………. Tk. 100 Tk. 200 Tk. 300 Free access to movie library and home service



  1. Match the parts of sentences give n in the column ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’ to write five complete sentences. 1×5=5
Column A Column B Column C
(a) Mount Everest which is in (i) George Everest who surveyed (i) the Himalayas in 1841
(b) It is named after an Englishman (ii) Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkey reached the top on May 10 and (ii) mountains always look exciting and challenging to them
(c) Climbing mountains like Everest (iii) mountaineers are not daunted because (iii) is the highest mountain in the world.
(d) In spite of all difficulties and dangers (iv) is difficult and dangerous because (iv) have gone into the history as the conquerors of the highest mountain in the world.
(e) after two months of difficulties and dangerous climbing (iv) the Himalayan mountains  to the north of India between Tibet and Nepal. (iv) there is snow all over and there might be snow slides and cracks under the ice and snow.
  1. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written. 1×8=8

(a) The fox said, “What a noble advice it is!” Then he carried the turtle to the river and let it go.

(b) The fox began to shout “you are OK, come now, dear. But the turtle raised his neck and said, “Here are more cunning animals than you.”

(c) The turtle began to make more distance and by noticing it tears came out on the fox’s eyes.

(d) The shouting of the fox got slower gradually.

(e) Once a hungry fox captured a turtle to eat and said, “How hard your body is”

(f) The fox said, “I am here, don’t waste my time. Come quick while you are soft enough.”

(h) The cunning turtle said “Let me go to the river to soften my body.”

  1. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on “Air Pollution.” You should write about 250 words.  10

(a) What is global warming?

(b) What are causes of global warming?

(c) What are the effects of global warming?

(d) What should we do to stop it?

(e) Why do we need a green environment?

  1. Read the beginning of a story. Write new ten sentences to complete the story. 10

It was on the first day of Boishakh. Dulal came out of his house in the morning with all his family members. Their first destination was Ramna Park. In the park, there were people of all ages. Dulal could see a group of foreigner too. One of them had a camera and he was clicking all the way. All of a sudden, he came near Dulal …………………..

  1. The graph below shows the number of computer owners by gender in a city named ‘X’ from the year 2012 to 2016. Describe the chart in 150 words. You should highlight and summarize the information given in the chart.



     11.  Suppose, your name is Rayna / Afsana. Yesterday something amazing happened to you which you can’t but share with your friend, Abir / Pranto. Now write an e-mail to Abir / Pranto sharing the fact.   10 

  1. Farheen is a 15- year’s old girl. She wants to go to Cox’s Bazar with her parents after her final exam. Her father tells her to book rooms in Sea Star Hotel by telephone. Write a short dialogue that Farheen might have with the hotel receptionist.     10


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Primary Education Completion (PEC) Examination , Mathematics, Dhaka, 2017

Primary Education Completion Examination, 2017
Time—2 hours and 30 minutes
Set Code: 302
Full marks—100
[N.B.—The figures in the right margin indicate full marks of the questions. Answer all the questions]

1. Write the correct answer in the answer script: –                                             Marks 1 × 24=24

1) Which one below is an improper fraction?

a7/8)   b) 10/11 c) 6/5 d) 1 1/3

2) If 3, 0, 4 and 5 oranges in four baskets respectively, what will be the average number of oranges in each basket?

a) 3 b) 4 c) 12 d) 48

3) 0.1 × 0.1 × 0.1=?

a) 0.1 b) 0.01 c) 0.001 d) 0.111

4) If 334 mangoes divided among 15 persons, how many will be remainder?

a) 2 b) 4 c) 6 d) 8

5) In which century is contained the year 1952?

a) Eighteen-century b) Nineteenth-century c) Twentieth-century d) Twenty-first century

6) A person can ride bicycle 120 km daily, how many days are needed to ride 480 km?

a) 3 days b) 4 days c) 30 days d) 40 days

7) The value of proper fraction always –

a) equal to 1 b) smaller than 1 c) bigger than 1 d) 2 times bigger than 1

8) 300 persons can do a work in 20 days. How many persons will complete the work in 40 days?

a) 15 b) 60 c) 150 d) 600

9) 0.25  × 0.4 = ?

a) 1 b) 0.1 c) 0.01 d) 0.001

10) 2700 kg _____ 2 metric ton. Which symbol below is correct for the blank space?

a) < b) > c) = d) >

11) In which of these shapes are every angle right angle?

a) Rectangle and rhombus b) Rhombus and parallelogram c) Square and rectangle d) Square and rhombus

12) Which one below is correct?

a) ( 10 × 3) ÷ (5 × 2) = 40 b) ( 10 ×3) × (5 ×2) = 40 c) (10 × 3) – ( 5 × 2) = 40 d) ( 10 × 3) + ( 5  × 2) = 40

13) What is the largest number of person among who can be divided after bringing down 25 mangoes from a tree and 75 lychees from another tree?

a) 3 b) 5 c) 25 d) 75

14) There is 4/7 litre milk in a cup. How much milk will have such 4 cups?

a) 16/7 litters b) 28/16 litters c) 4/7 litters d) 1/7 litters

15) 15-DPELBDwhat is the percentage of the coloured portion of this figure?

a) 3% b) 15% c) 20% d) 60%

16) According to 2/3, 4/5 and 4/6 which are the fractions having common numerator in the options below?

a) 4/6,4/5,4/6 b) 8/12,8/10,8/12 c) 16/24,16/20,16/24 d) 32/48,32/40,32/48

17) The price of one dozen pencils is 48 taka. What is the price of 8 pencils?

a) 6 taka b) 16 taka c) 24 taka d) 32 taka

18) Which of the following is equal to (35÷5)+14?

a) 2×(5+34) b) (2×5)+34 c) 34×(5×2) d) 11+(5×2)

19) 2 kg 400 gram + 3 kg 600 gram = ?

a) 5000 gram b) 5400 gram c) 5600 gram d) 6000 gram

20) ( 7+X) ×3=30, what is the value of ‘X’?

a) 23 b) 10 c) 9 d) 3

21) Which of the following is not correct?

a) Multiplicand × Multiplier = Product b) Multiplicand ÷ Multiplier = Product c) Product ÷ Multiplicand = Multiplier d) Product ÷ Multiplier = Multiplier

22) 20% of 120 kilograms = ?

a) 20 kilograms b) 24 kilograms c) 100 kilograms d) 120 kilograms

23) If there is no bracket in a mathematical sentence, which of the following will you do first?

a) addition b) subtraction c) multiplication d) division

24) Which of the following is the formula for a parallelogram area?

a) length × width b) one side length × one side length c) base × height d)  (base × height) ÷ 2


Answer in short in the answer script : – 1 × 10 = 10

a) What is the name of the fraction of 3/2?

b) 4.35×100=?

c) The price of 1 dozen lemons is 60 taka. What is the price of 4 lemons?

d) Dia is 10 years old. How many years have to add to twice of her age to get 24?

e) What is the average of 10,20,40 and 50?

f) 3/8 portion of a white tape was colored red. What portion of the tape remained white?

g) The quotient of two numbers is 12. If one number is 4, what is the other number?

h) How many common factors are there in the numbers of 12 and 15.

i) A postcard or blackboard or a door is a rectangle in shape. What type of angles do these have?

j) The weight of one mango is 0.75 kg. How much weight such 8 mangoes?

3. The total price of 24 bananas and 40 lychee is 392 taka. If the price of a banana is taka 8.

a) What is the price of a lychee? 3

b) If the number of bananas was 6 more, what will be the total price of bananas? 2

c) If the price of a lychee is least taka 1, how many more lychees will get than before? 3


The sum of the ages of Miraz and Mahmud is 88 years. The age of Miraz is 3 times that the Mahmud.

a) How many times are more ages of Mahmud the sum of the ages of Miraz and Mahmud are the sum of the ages of Miraz and Mahmud? 4

b) What is the age of Mahmud? 2

c) What will be the age of Miraz after 5 years? 2

4. 60 Kg rice, 40 kg flour and 32 kg dal are bought for distributing among some flood affected families.

a) What is the largest number of families among whom rice and flour can be divided equally? 2

b) What is the largest number of families among whom rice,dal and flour can divided equally? 3

c) If the quantity of dal is having 12 kg less then what is the largest number of families among whom rice, dal and flour can be divided equally? 3


Fahad bought some Sapling for his garden. If he plants 10, 12 and 15 Sapling in every row respectively, then –

a) What the minimum number of sapling he can plant without remainder? 4

b) If the number of saplings is 68, how many will remain? 2

c) If leaving the remainder 2 in each case, what will be the total number of sapling? 2

5. Mr. Karim went to market with 600 taka. He bought rice for  150 1/4 taka , dal for  120 1/4 taka and fish for 109 1/2 taka.

a) Total how much money did he spend? 3

b) What about of taka remained him after marketing? 2

c) If he buys the double quantity of rice then how much total taka will he cost? 3


1/2 portion of a bamboo was colored green, 1/3 portion was colored blue and remained 2 meters was colored yellow for the occasion of annual sports.

a) What portion of the bamboo was colored yellow? 4

b) What is the length of the bamboo? 2

c) How many meters of the bamboo was colored blue? 2

6. The weight of 6 guavas is 58 grams, 50 grams, 60 grams, 52 grams, 54 grams and 56 grams respectively.

a) What is the average weight of the guavas? 3

b) What is the average of first three guavas? 2

c) What is the difference between the weights of the first three and last three guavas? 3


The following chart shows about Lia’s study hours of each day from Saturday to Thursday last week : –

DaysSaturdaySunday MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday

a) How many average hours did Lia study every day? 3

b) What is the difference between last 2 days and first 2 days study? 2

c) If Lia studies 5 hours every day what will be total more hours for study? 3

7. Reza’s weight is 36.5 kg and his younger brother and his father’s weight are 0.8 times and 1.6 times of his weight, respectively. Find his brother’s na dhis father’s weight. 8


15,000 taka was borrowed froma bankl for 5 years with annual interst of 8%. How much taka should pay back 5 years later? 8

8. Answer any two of the followings : –

a) i) Draw a square whose length of one arm is 3 cm. 3

ii) Write two characteristics of the drawn square. 2

b) A rectangular shape paper whose length 4 cm and breadth 3 cm.

i) Draw a figure as like as the paper. 3

ii) Write two characteristics of the dawn figure. 2

c) i) Draw a circle of radius 2 cm. 3

ii) Write two characteristics of the drawn circle. 2



a) What is the area of above figure? 2

b) Divide the figure into two triangles and find out the area of one triangle. 3

c) If extended length 2 cm and breadth 1 cm of the figure, what will be the area? 3


A rectangular region is formed by two adjoining and non-overlapping triangular regions of the same size; the length of the rectangular is 16 metre and breadth is 12 metre.

) What is the area of the rectangular region? 3

b) What is the area of each triangular region? 2

c) If the length of the rectangular region is 2 metres extended, what will be the area of the region? 3

10. Village [A] has 550 people in the area of 50 square km and village [B] has 320 people in the area of 20 square km. In which village do people live more densely?  8


Prepare a table with tally and number by using the following data in class interval 5 :-                8