CBSE Question Paper Design & Marking Scheme, 2018-19 – English Core – Class XII

  
CBSE Question Paper Design & Marking Scheme, 2018-19
English Core
Class XII
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                                                                                                    
M. Marks: 100

General Instructions:

1. This paper is divided into three Sections A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory.
2. Separate instructions are given with each section and question, 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 (500-600 words). 20 Marks
a. MCQ                         5 Marks
b. VSAQ                       6 Marks
c. SAQ                          6 Marks
d. Vocabulary              3 Marks
Q2. An unseen passage for Note-making & Summarising (400-500 words). 10 Marks
a. Note-making            5 Marks
b. Summarising           5 Marks

Section- B: (Advanced Writing Skills)  30 Marks

Q3. Short compositions, e.g., Advertisements/ Posters/ Notices/ Formal & Informal invitations and their replies.  (Any one of two questions)  Word limit – 50 words  (4 Marks)         
Q4. Letter Writing  (Business/official letters)  (Any one of two questions)    Word limit – 100 – 125 words   (6 Marks)                                                             
Q5. Debate/ Speech  Writing       (Any one of two questions)  Word limit – 150 – 200 words  (10 Marks)
Q6. Report/ Article Writing    (Any one of two questions)   Word limit – 150 – 200 words  (10 Marks)

Section- C: (Text-Books & Novel)  40 Marks

Q7. An extract from poetry section to test comprehension and appreciation. (Any one of two extracts) 4 Marks
Q8. Short Answer Questions based on prose/ drama/poetry from both the texts-books (Flamingo & Vistas). (Any four of six questions)    3×4=12 Marks
Q9. 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 of three questions from Flamingo)    6 Marks
Q10. Long Answer Question based on texts to test global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation.  (Any one of three questions from Vistas)  6 Marks
Q11. Long Answer Question based on the theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novel. (Any one of two questions)  6 Marks
Q12. Long Answer Question based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the character sketch from the prescribed novel.  (Any one of two questions)   6 Marks

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Question Paper Design (Blue Print), 2018-19

 

Typology
MCQ
1 Mark
Very Short Answer Question
1 Mark
Short Answer Question 2/3 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
5
9
3
—-
2
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30
Advanced Writing Skills
—–
——
——-
1
——
1
2
30
Literary Text Books &  Long Reading Text/
Novel
——
4
4
——
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4
—–
40
Total
5×1=5
13×1=13
2×3=06
3×4=12
1×4=4
2×5=10
5×6=30
2×10=20
100





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