Question Paper Design SA 2
English Communicative
Classes IX & X
Code No. 101

The design of the question papers in English Communicative for classes IX & X has undergone a few changes. They are as under:

Section A --Reading: 20 marks (Question 1-4)
In the existing scheme of the question paper Students answer questions based on four unseen passages carrying five marks each –all the questions are MCQs.
The change proposed is that students be given two passages (carrying 5+5 marks) out of four which are based on MCQ responses. The other two should require effort on the part of the students to supply the responses.
In the proposed question paper scheme
Students will be expected to attempt four passages carrying five marks each.
Passage types will include literary, discursive or factual. One out of the four passages will be a poem.
Two out of four passages will have Multiple Choice Questions carrying 5+5=10 marks
Two out of four passages will have questions wherein students will be expected to supply the responses. This will carry 5+5=10 marks. Question types will be :
Sentence completion
Gap filling

Note: The weightage given to MCQs to be reduced from the existing 20 Marks in the Reading Section to 10 Marks

Section B--Writing: 20 marks (Question 5-7)—No change
The writing section comprises three writing tasks as indicated below:
Q 5 A short answer question of upto 80 words in the form of a Biographical Sketch (expansion of notes on an individual’s life or achievements into a short paragraph)/Data Interpretation, Dialogue Writing or Description (People, Places, Events). 4 Marks
The question will assess students’skill of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically correct English, presenting ideas coherently and concisely, writing a clear description, a clear account of events, expanding notes into a piece of writing or transcoding information from one...

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