Sample Question Paper Design SA 2 English Language and Literature Classes IX and X Part 2

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Section D – Literature-35 Marks (Question 12 - 15)

  • In the existing scheme of the question paper students answer questions based on two extracts for reference to context (prose or play) of four marks each (Total -8 Marks) – all MCQs.
  • They also answer two out of three reference to the context stanzas carrying 3 marks each (total 6 marks) from a poem followed by MCQs to test local and global comprehension
  • The change proposed is that students be given two extracts for reference to the context (prose or play) (carrying 4 marks each) . These extracts would require effort on the part of the students to supply the responses.
  • Two out of three extracts for reference to the context from poetry (carrying 3 marks each — total six marks) ) which have questions for MCQ responses.

In the proposed question paper scheme:

Q12 a) and b) Two extracts for reference to context (based on prose or play) . These extracts would require effort on the part of the students to supply the responses The extracts will carry 8 marks (4 marks each) 8 Marks

Q 13 Two out of three reference to context stanzas (based on poetry) followed by 3 MCQs to test local and global comprehension of the set text . The extracts will carry 3 marks each. 6 Marks

Q14. Three out of four short answer type questions based on prose or plays to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas -- 2 marks each.

6 Marks

Q15. One out of two long answer type questions extrapolative in nature based on prose or play. (up to 80 words) . 5 Marks

Q 16 One out of two long questions from supplementary reader to interpret, evaluate and analyze character, plot or situations occurring in lessons to be answered in about 80 words. 4 Marks

Q 17 Two out of three short answer type questions based on factual aspects, interpretation and evaluation of a lesson 6 Marks

Note: The weightage given to MCQs to be reduced from the existing 14 Marks in the Literature Section to 6 Marks.

Section a, B, C, D Marks
Total No. of MarksExisting Weightage to MCQ՚sProposed Weightage to MCQ՚s
Section A-Reading15 Marks15 Marks10 Marks
Section B-Writing15 MarksNilNil
Section C-Grammar15 Marks15 Marks6 Marks
Section D- Literature35 Marks14 Marks6 Marks
Total80 Marks44 Marks22 Marks
Percentage55 %27.5 %