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ENGLISH CORE - XII
Section

Mark s

a) SA
b) VSA
c) SA
d) SA
e) SA
a) VSA
b) VSA
c) VSA
Note - Making

2M
1M
2M
2M
2M
1M
1M
1M
5M

2.2
WRITING

Summary Writing

3M

(1st Option)

Short Writing
Skill

5M

or

or

or

(2nd option)

Q.1

Type of
Question

Short Writing
Skill
Long Writing Task

5M

READING
1.1

1.2

Q.2

Q.3

Q.4

2.1

(1st option)

Q.5

or
(2nd option)

or
Article (LWS)

or
(2nd option)
Q.6

Comprehension
Comprehension
Comprehension
Comprehension
Comprehension
Vocabulary testing
Vocabulary testing
Vocabulary testing
Study Skills (Comprehending &
Note Making)
Summarising Skills
35

(1st option)

(1st option)

Testing objectives

20

(Report writing)
or
Long Writing Task
(Factual Reporting)
Letter writing
(Long Writing Task)
or
Letter Writing
(Long Writing Task)
Article (LWS)

or
2nd Option

Total
marks

Providing factual
details, organization,
fluency and
coherence
or
Providing factual
details, organization,
fluency and
coherence
Presenting factual details,
format, fluency and coherence

10M

or
10M

or
Presenting factual details,
format, fluency and coherence
Formating, organization,
coherence, fluency.
or
Formating, organization,
coherence, fluency
Organisation, coherence,
fluency
or
Organisation, coherence,
fluency

10M
or
10M
10M
or
10M

1

ENGLISH CORE - XII

TEXT BOOKS
Q.7 a) (1st Option) or a) SA
b) VSA
c) VSA
or
or
a) SA
(2nd option)
b) VSA
c) VSA
Q.7 b) Any three
1) SA
2) SA
3) SA
4) SA
Q.8
All five
a) SA
b) SA
c) SA
d) SA
e) SA

2M
1M
1M
or
2M
1M
1M
2M
2M
2M
2M
2M
2M
2M
2M
2M

Q.9

10M

or
Long answer

or
10 M

(1st Option)

Long answer

07M

or
(2nd Option)

Q.11

Long answer

or
(2nd Option)

Q.10

(1st Option)

Or
Long answer

or
07M

a)
b)
c)
d)

45
Poetry appreciation
Interpretation
Interpretation
or
Poetry appreciation
Interpretation
Interpretation
Comprehension
Interpretation
Understanding
Interpretation
Comprehension
Comprehension
Interpretation
Understanding
Understanding and
interpretation
Content organization
Fluency, Coherence,
Understanding
or
Content organization,
fluency, coherence,
understanding
Content organization,
fluency, coherence,
understanding
Or
Content organization,
Fluency, coherence,
understanding
Understanding
Understanding
Interpretation
Understanding

2M
2M
2M
2M

SA
SA
SA
SA

2

ENGLISH CORE - XII

ENGLISH CORE
CODE NO.: 301
Class-XII
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER I
Section A: Reading

Max. Marks : 20

Read the passage given below and then answer the questions which follow: 1

In spite of all the honours that we heaped upon him, Pasteur, as has been said, remained simple at heart. Perhaps the imagery of his boyhood days, when he drew the familiar scenes of his birthplace, and the longing to be a great artist, never wholly left him. In truth he did become a great artist, though after his sixteenth year he abandoned the brush for ever. Like every artist of worth, he put his whole soul and energy into his work, and it was this very energy that in the end wore him out. For to him, each sufferer was something more than just a case that was to be cured. He looked upon the fight against hydrophobia as a battle, and he was absorbed in his determination to win. The sight of injured children, particularly, moved him to an indescribable extent. He suffered with his patients, and yet he would not deny himself a share in that suffering. His greatest grief was when sheer physical exhaustion made him give up his active work. He retired to the estate at Villeneuve Etang, where he had his kennels for the study of rabies, and there he passed his last summer, as his great biographer, Vallery Radot, has said, “practicing the Gospel virtues.”

2

“He revered the faith of his fathers, “says...
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