Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Probable Question Pattern and Division of Marks for Class-XI Annual Examination, 2014 (English B) New Syllabus under WBCHSE

Academic Year: 2013-2014
Written Exam : 80 Marks

 LITERATURE: 50 MARKS

Division of Marks
  • Prose: 20 Marks
  • Poetry: 20 Marks
  • Rapid Reader: 10 Marks
Question Pattern

PROSE: 20 Marks
MCQ [Multiple Choice Questions; one from each textual piece; word limit nil; 4 options will be given] ==> 1x5=5
SAQ [Short Answer Questions; one from each textual piece; in a complete sentence] ==> 1x5=5
D/AQ [Descriptive/Analytical Questions; answer in about 100 words; two out of five; marks division like 2+3, 3+2, 1+4, 5+0 etc permissible; part marking to be shown clearly on answer scripts] ==> 5x2=10

POETRY: 20 Marks
MCQ [Multiple Choice Questions; one from each textual piece; word limit nil; 4 options will be given] ==> 1x5=5
SAQ [Short Answer Questions; one from each textual piece; in a complete sentence] ==> 1x5=5
D/AQ [Descriptive/Analytical Questions; answer in about 100 words; two out of five; marks division like 2+3, 3+2, 1+4, 5+0 etc permissible; part marking to be shown clearly on answer scripts] ==> 5x2=10

RAPID READER: 10 Marks
(Passage from the text will not be given)
MCQ [Multiple Choice Questions; two from each five stories; answer any five out of ten; word limit nil; 4 options will be given] ==> 1x5=5
DQ [Only Descriptive Type Questions; no Analytical Questions; answer in about 100 words; one from each five stories; answer any one out of five; marks division like 2+3, 3+2, 1+4, 5+0 etc permissible; part marking to be shown clearly on answer scripts] ==> 5x1=5
["Gulliver's Travels" is not included in the syllabus.]

    LANGUAGE: 30 MARKS

    a) Textual Grammar: 10 Marks
    • Voice change [one question on this topic; one out of one] ==> 1x1=1
    • Change the mode of narration [one question on this topic; one out of one] ==> 1x1=1
    • Transformation of sentences [(a) simple, complex,compound sentences (b) change of degrees of comparison (c) Interchange of parts of speech (d) Affirmative to negative and vice versa (e) Exclamatory to assertive and vice versa (f) Infinitive, gerund, participle], [Joining of sentences (simple, complex, compound)], [Splitting of sentences into two or more simple sentences];[five questions from the given topics; answer five out of five] ==> 1x5=5
    • Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and prepositions [six blanks]    0.5x6=3

    b) Writing: 10 Marks

    Paragraph Writing [Descriptive / Narrative / Current Affairs / Reflective / Argumentative (For/Against); one paragraph to be set in the question paper; hints will be given with the question; answer to be written in about 150-200 words] ==> 10
    OR
    Story writing from a given outline [division into paragraphs is permitted; dialogues can be introduced to enliven the situation; moral to be given only if specially asked to; only one story writing is to set in the question paper; characters may be given names; personification may be used; answer to be written in about 150–200 words] ==> 10

    c) ESP: 10 Marks
    1. Newspaper Advertisement [all types, classifieds; not to read like a paragraph; not to write complete sentences indiscriminately; answer to be written in about 50 words] ==> 5
    2. Commercial Leaflet [may be visually attractive with varying font sizes, a mix of capital and small letters, using bubbles, using pen only; bullets forms allowed, no need of complete sentences; answer to be written in about 50 words] ==> 5
    Project Work : 20 Marks
    (Internal Assessment)

    • One project work in an academic year
    • Obtained marks to be added to the Annual Examination marks
    • Schools can devise their own methods of internal assessment
    • The Project should be written in about 1000–1500 words
    •  The Project to be prepared preferably at home, individually under the supervision of the school teacher.

     Students can opt any one of the following topics:

    • Developing a Story with the beginning given in 2-3 sentences
    • Dramatizing a story [From within the syllabus or outside the syllabus; stage directions (what is on the stage after curtains are drawn & the location) to be mentioned; topics to be selected by students; the story to divided into scenes; scenes to be created according to the incidents narrated in the story; the story to be represented in a manner as if enacted on the stage; dialogues to be introduced; original innovations to be encouraged with a little disgression from the main story]
    • Writing an autobiography [of an object (coin, book, river, tree etc.)/ persons (a student can write an autobiography of himself / herself)]

    Parameters for Assessment of Project Work: 

    • Imagination and originality ==> 5 marks
    • Organisation ==> 5 marks
    • Language and Expression ==> 5 marks
    • Viva Voce ==> 3 marks
    • Neatness (File Presentation) ==> 2 marks
    • Total ==> 20 marks
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    You may verify it from the latest "Sample Question Set Including Question pattern", a book published by WBCHSE.
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