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Study 12th STANDARD - English

   
  Class XII
One Paper 3 Hours Marks: 100

 

Unitwise Weightage
Units Marks
1. Reading an unseen passage and poem 20
2. Writing 20
3. Applied Grammar 10
4. Texts for detailed study 40
5. Fiction 10

 

Marks Periods
1. Reading an unseen passage and poem 20 35
(a) One literary or discursive passage of about 500-600 words
followed by short questions 12
(b) A poem of about 15 lines followed by short questions to test
interpretation and appreciation 8

2. Writing 20 30
(a) To write an essay on argumentative/discursive topic (150-200 words)10
(b) To write a composition such as an article, report, speech
(150-200 words) 10

3. Applied Grammar 10 10
(a) Editing and error correction of words and sentences 05
(b) Changing the narration of a given input 05

4. Texts for detailed study 40 100
(a) Two passages or extracts followed by short answer type questions
for comprehension, interpretation, drawing inferences (4× 2) 08
(b) Two out of three questions to be answered in 100 words each
testing global comprehension (6+6) 12
(c) Five out of six questions to be answered in about
60 words each testing comprehension, characterisation,
interpretation (3+3) 4 x 5 = 20

5. Fiction 10 30
(a) One out of two questions to be answered in about 60 words
and/or each seeking comments, interpretation 04
(b) One question in about 100 words to test evaluation and appreciation
of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships 06
Books prescribed
1. Kaleidoscope- Text book published by NCERT
2. Fiction- Tiger for Malgudi
or
The Financial Expert by R. K. Narayan (Novel)

 

Examination Specifications
Class XII
One Paper 3 Hours Marks : 100
Unitwise Allocation
Unit Areas of Learning Marks
1. Advanced Reading Skills (Unseen Passages-two)* 20
2. Effective Writing Skills 25
3. Applied Grammar 20
4. Literature 35

 

 

SECTION A

ADVANCED READING SKILLS


Two unseen passages (including poems) with a variety of questions including 04 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning. The total range of the 2 passages including a poem or a stanza, should be around 650-1000 words.
1. 350-500 words in length (for note-making and summarising) 08
2. 300-500 words in length (4 marks for word attack skills) 12

The passages or poems could be of any one of the following types
Factual passages e.g. illustrations, description, reports
Discursive passages involving opinion e.g. argumentative, persuasive
Literary passages e.g. poems, extracts from fiction, biography, autobiography, travelogue etc.
In the case of a poem, the text may be shorter than the prescribed word limit.

 

SECTION B

EFFECTIVE WRITING SKILLS


3. One out of two short writing tasks such as notices, advertisements,
factual description of people arguing for or against topics, places and objects, drafting posters, accepting and declining invitations. (50-80 words)

4. Writing one out of two letters of any of the following types based
on given verbal/visual input 10
a) Official letters for making inquiries, suggesting changes-registering complaints asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies (80-100 words)
b) Letters to the editor on various social, national and international issues (125-150 words)

  
c) Application for a job including CV (Curriculum Vitae)/Resume

5. One out of two long and sustained writing task such as writing a speech, a report or writing an
article based on verbal/visual input (200 words) 10

 

SECTION C

APPLIED GRAMMAR


Variety of questions, as listed below may be asked, involving the application of grammar items in context (i.e. not in isolated sentences). The grammar syllabus will be sampled each year. Grammar
items such as modals, determiners, voice and tense forms have been dealt with in class XI. However, other items such as prepositions, verb forms, connectors which have been learnt earlier would also be
included.

6. Reordering of words and sentences 5

7. Composing a dialogue based on the given input 5

8. Error correction in sentences 5

9. Drafting questions/questionnaires based on given input 5

 

SECTION D

LITERATURE


In the Literature Reader, questions will be asked to test comprehension at different levels and of different kinds local, global, Interpretative, inferential, evaluative and extrapolatory.

 

10. One out of two extracts from different poems from the Literature 7
Reader, each followed by two or three questions to test local and
global comprehension of ideas and language used in the text.

 

11. Two out of the three short answer questions based on different 8
poems to test theme, setting and literary devices. It may or may
not be based on an extract. (80-100 words)

 

12. One out of two questions based on the play from the Literature 5
Reader to test comprehension and drawing/evaluating inferences.
An extract may or may not be used (80-100 words)

 

13. Two out of three short questions based on different prose texts 8
from the Literature Reader to test global comprehension of usage & lexis and meaning (80-100 words)

 

14. One out of two extended questions based on one of the prose 7
texts in the Literature Reader to test global comprehension and
for extrapolation beyond the text ( 100-125 words)

 

 

CLASS XII
One Paper 3 Hours Marks: 100
Unitwise Weightage
Unit/Areas of Learning Marks
Section A
A. Reading Skills 20
Reading unseen prose passages and note making
Section B
B. Advanced Writing Skills 35
C. Section C (Prescribed Books)
(i) Flamingo 30
(ii) Supplementary Reader - Vistas 15

 

SECTION-A

Reading unseen Passages and Note-making


Two unseen passages with a variety of questions including 03 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning and 05 marks for note-making. The total length of the two passages will be between 950-1200 words. The passages will include two of the following:
(a) Factual Passages e.g. instructions, descriptions, reports.
(b) Discursive passage involving opinion e.g. argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text.
(c) Literary passage e.g. extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography

A passage of about 600-700 words carrying 12 marks and another passage of about 350-500 words carrying 08 marks
1. A passage to test reading comprehension. The passage can be literary, factual or discursive. The
length of the passage should be between 600-700 words. 12
2. A shorter passage of 350-500 words for note-making and abstraction.

 

SECTION B

Advanced Writing Skills

3. One out of two short compositions of not more than 50 words 5
each e.g. advertisement and notices, designing or drafting
posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies.

4. Areport or a factual description based on verbal input provided 10
(one out of two) (100-125 words)

5. Writing one out of two letters based on verbal input. 10
Letter types include:
(a) business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and
giving information, placing orders and sending replies):
(b) letters to the editor (giving suggestions on an issue)
(c) application for a job

6. One out of two compositions based on visual and/or verbal input 10
(150-200 words). Output may be descriptive or argumentative
in nature such as an article, or a speech.

 

 
7. One out of two extracts based on poetry from the text to 4
test comprehension and appreciation
8. Three out of four short questions from the poetry section to 6
test local and global comprehension of text.

9. Five short answer questions based on the lessons from 10
prescribed text. (2x5)

10. One out of two long answer type questions based on the text 10
to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the
set text. (Expected word limit about 125-150 words each)
Vistas 15

11. One out of two long answer type question based on Supplementary 7
Reader to test comprehension and extrapolation of theme, character
and incidents (Expected word limit about 125-150 words)

 

 




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