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There will be one written paper of English at the end of each term carrying 70 marks. The time limit will be three hours.
SECTION A: READING (20 Marks 50 Periods)
Q 1-2. This section will have two/three reading passages. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:
Q.1: A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight very short answer type questions. (8 marks)
Q. 2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four short answer type questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis with four very short answer questions to test vocabulary. (12 marks)
Q. 1a: A Factual passage 200-250 words with five very short answer type questions with one question to test vocabulary. (5 marks)
Q. 1b: A Literary passage (Prose only - Fiction / Non-fiction) of 200-250 words with five short answer type questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis with one question to test vocabulary. (5 marks)
Q. 2: Open text-based assessment (OTBA) with 1-2 long answer questions to test analytical and critical thinking skills. (10 marks)
SECTION B: WRITING & GRAMMAR (25 Marks 60 Periods)
Q. 3: Writing a diary/article in about 100-120 words will make use of visual or verbal cue/s, and the questions will be thematically based on MCB. (5 marks)
Q. 4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150 - 200 words. (10 marks)
The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in classes IX & X.
2. Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
3. Use of passive voice
4. Subject-verb concord
(i) Commands and requests
(i) Noun clauses
(ii) Adverb clauses of condition and time
(iii) Relative clauses
7. Determiners, and
The above items may be tested through test types as given below
Q. 5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. (3 marks)
Q. 6: Editing or Omission (4 marks)
Q. 7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. (3 marks)
SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOK & LONG READING TEXT (25 Marks 60 Periods)
Q. 8. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. Three very short answer questions. (3 marks)
One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. One question will be used for testing local and global comprehension and one question will be on interpretation.
Q.9. Four short answer type questions from the Literature Reader to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each) (4x2 = 08 Marks)
Q.10. One out of two long answer type questions to assess how the values inherent in the text have been brought out. Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (80-100 words). (4 marks)
Q.11. One out of two very Long Answer Questions on theme, plot involving interpretation, inference and character sketch in about 150-200 words based on the prescribed extended reading text. (10 Marks)
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