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Annexure ‘D’
EXAMINATION SPECIFICATIONS
English Language and Literature
Code No. 184
CLASS – X
Division of Syllabus for Term II (OctoberMarch)
Summative Assessment II
Section
Reading
Writing
Grammar
Literature + Value Based
Question
Formative Assessment

Total Weightage Assigned

30%
Marks
20
20
15
35
20%

TOTAL

90

50%

The question paper will include Value Based Question(s) from Literature Section to the extent of 3-5 marks
Note:
• The total weightage assigned to Summative Assessment (SA I&II) IS 60%. The total weightage assigned to Formative Assessment (FA1, 2, 3, &4) is 40%. Out of the 40% assigned to Formative Assessment, 10% weightage is assigned to conversation skills (5% each in Term I&II) and 10% weightage to the Reading Project (at least 1 Book is to be read in each term and the Project will carry a weightage of 5% in each term)



The Summative Assessment I and Summative Assessment II is for ninety marks. The weighatge assigned to Summative Assessment I is 30% and the weightage assigned to Summative Assessment II is 30%.

SECTION A: READING

20 Marks
30 periods
Qs 1-4 This section will have four unseen passages of a total length of 800 words. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:
Q 1 Factual passage of about 200 words with Five Multiple Choice Questions 5 marks
Q. 2. Discursive passage of 200 words with 5 Multiple Choice Questions. 5 marks
Q. 3. Literary passage with five supply type questions
5 marks
Q. 4. Five supply type questions based on Poetry to test inference, evaluation and analysis 5 marks
SECTION B: WRITING

20 Marks
40 periods
Q 5. Letter Writing: One out of two letters (formal/informal/email) in not more than 120150 words based on verbal stimulus and context provided. Any one out of three 5 marks
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• Informal letters-– personal, such as to family and friends • Formal letters – letters to the editor
• Email: formal letters to principal of the schools or to the Editor of a Newspaper or a Magazine. Q. 6. An article or a speech in 120 – 150 words, based on stimulus provided. (Any out of two). 5 marks

Q. 7. A debate in not more than 120-150 words, based on the stimulus provided. 5 marks
Q. 8. A composition in the form of dialogue writing/ story or report of minimum 120-150 words (one out of two)
5 marks
SECTION C: GRAMMAR

15 Marks
45 periods

This section will assess Grammar items in context for 15 marks. This section will carry four questions
Q. 9 will have MCQs of three marks .The test types for MCQs include:

3 marks

• Gap filling
• Sentence completion
Q. 10 will have MCQs of three marks. The test type for MCQ will be based on: 3 marks
• Dialogue Completion
Q. 11 Three supply type questions test type include sentence reordering: 3 marks
Q. 12 Supply type questions on editing / omission
6x1 = 6 marks
Questions 11 and 12(total 9 marks) will be based on response supplied by students. (Supply Type Questions)
These test types which will not be tested as MCQs include
• Sentence reordering
• Editing/ Omission
• Sentence transformation (including combining of sentences) The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class X: • Tenses
• Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms) • Use of passive voice
• Subject – verb concord
• Reporting
(i). Commands and requests
(ii). Statements
(iii). Questions

Clauses:
• Noun clauses
• Adverb clauses of condition and time




Relative clauses
Determiners, and
Prepositions

Note: No separate marks are allotted for any of the grammar items listed above.

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SECTION D: TEXT BOOKS

35 Marks
95 periods

First Flight-NCERT Text Book for Class X
Q13 (a) and 13 (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. Up to one mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. At least one question will...
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