Department Maharashtra State Examination Council, Pune [MSCE]
Exam Pre Secondary Scholarship Examination [PSS]
Qualification Class 8th Students
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MSCE PSS Class 8th Question Paper 2020

Maharashtra State Examination Council, Pune [MSCE], Pre Secondary Scholarship Examination [PSS], Class 8th February 2020 Question Papers.

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MSCE PSS Class 8th Sample Questions

Section – I : English
Read the following extract and answer the questions:
Education as Mahatma Gandhi described it, ‘‘is the tool for the development of consciousness and reconstitution of society.’’ Since Independence, India has stressed reforming and restructuring the educational system as part of state intervention. The National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986, which is hailed as a landmark in the Indian educational system, provided a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country.

The NPE and its programme of action was again updated in 1992 through similar consensual process involving all the state governments, resource organisations and educationists. What has been worrying the critics and educationists alike is the non fulfilment of one of the NPE objectives : Education of girls. It has been stated in the NPE that the ‘Education for all’ meet should have a strong gender focus as education for all by definition is gender inclusive.

01. In the passage, the author makes a plea for ………………
(1) Free education
(2) Universal education
(3) The education of men
(4) The education of girls

02. According to the passage, critics and educationists are worried that :
(1) One of the objectives of NPE has not been fulfilled
(2) Many objectives of NPE have not been fulfilled.
(3) The education of girls is one of the objectives of NPE
(4) Non-fulfilment of NPE leads to the education of girls.

03. Complete the following sentence:
The National Policy on Education provided ……………
(a) Guidelines for the comprehension of education in the country.
(b) A comprehensive framework for the development of education in the country.
(c) Guidance material to develop education in the country.
(d) Comprehensive development of education.

(1) a and b (2) only b (3) a and d (4) only d

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