Class XII – Question Papers Design

  
CBSE Question Paper Design, 2016-17

English Core
Time: 3 Hours                                         Class XII                        M. Marks: 100
General Instructions:
1. This paper is divided into three Section A, B and D. All the sections are compulsory.
2. Separate instructions are given with each section and questions, wherever necessary. 
    Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully.
3. Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.
Section- A: (Reading)     30 Marks
Q1. An unseen passage for comprehension (600-700 words). 12 Marks
a. MCQ                         3 Marks
b. VSAQ                       6 Marks
c. Vocabulary              3 Marks
Q2. An unseen poem for comprehension. 10 Marks
a. MCQ                         3 Marks
b. VSAQ                       5 Marks
c. Vocabulary              2 Marks
Q3. An unseen passage for Note-making & Summarising (400-500 words) 8 Marks
a. Note-making            5 Marks
b. Summarising           3 Marks
Section- B: (Advanced Writing Skills)   30 Marks
Q4. Short compositon     (Any one out of two questions)                  4 Marks
Q5. Letter Writing         (Any one out of two questions)                      6 Marks
Q6. Article/ Report  Writing       (Any one out of two questions)        10 Marks
Q7. Speech/ Debate Writing    (Any one out of two questions)          10 Marks
Section- C: (Text-Books)      40 Marks
Q8. An extract from poetry to test comprehension and appreciation. (Any one out of two extracts)    1×4= 4 Marks
Q9. Short Answer Questions based on prose / drama / poetry from both the texts. (Any four out of five questions)   3×4=12 Marks
Q10. Long Answer Question based on texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts to bring out the key messages and values. (Any one out of two questions)     6 Marks
Q11. Long Answer Question based on texts to test global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation.  (Any one out of two questions)        6 Marks
Long Reading Text/ Novel
Q12. Long Answer Question based on theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novel. (Any one out of two questions)  6 Marks
Q13. Long Answer Question based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the character sketch.  (Any one out of two questions)   6 Marks
Question Paper Design
Typology
MCQ
1 Mark
Very Short Answer Question
1 Mark
Short Answer Question 3 Marks
Short Answer Question 4 Marks
Long Answer 80-100 words
5 Marks
Long Answer 120-150 words
6 Marks
Very
Long Answer 150-200 words
(Hots)
10 Marks
Total Marks
Reading Skills
6
16
1
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1
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30
Advanced Writing Skills
—–
——
——-
1
——
1
2
30
Literary Text Books &  Long Reading Text/
Novel
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4
4
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4
—–
40
Total
6×1=6
20×1=20
5×3=15
1×4=4
1×5=5
5×6=30
2×10=20
100





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