English: Assessment and Marks

Topics: Assessment, Formative assessment, Summative assessment Pages: 36 (5452 words) Published: April 14, 2013
Annexure – ‘C’

S. A – II (2012-13)
Division of Syllabus for Term II (October - March)
Summative Assessment II
Literature+ Value Based Question
15+5 = 20
Long Reading Text/ Fiction
Listening and Speaking
Formative Assessment

Total Weightage Assigned



The Question Paper will include value based question(s)
To the extent of 3-5 marks.

The Problem Solving Assessment will be conducted for all students of class IX in Jan – Feb 2013 and the details are available in a separate circular.
The `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be counted towards FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX. This assessment will also be carried forward towards the FA-4 in Class X. This score will be reflected in one Language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science w.e.f the session 2012-2013 for Class IX and 2013 – 14 for Class X.

The same score will be reflected in FA-4 for class IX and Class X. The students will have the option to improve their PSA Score in Class X, as they can sit for the test with Class IX students of the Session 2013 -2014 in January – February 2014. The best scores will be reflected in the final certificate in case of those applying for improvement.

The schools which have already planned their time table and other details regarding FA-4 will take the best scores of FA-3 and FA-4 to count towards the total 10%, now available for FA-3 and FA-4 taken together.


1. 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). 2. The Summative Assessment I and Summative Assessment II is for ninety marks. Ten marks of listening and speaking test will be added in the 80 marks Summative Assessment paper ie 80+10 = 90 marks in each semester. The weighatge assigned to Summative Assessment I is 30% and the weightage assigned to Summative Assessment II is 30%. SECTION A: READING

15 Marks

Qs 1 & 2 The reading section will have two unseen texts as shown below: Text

Text Type



Type of Questions.

Text 1

Factual/Discursive/ Literary

500 - 550 words

8 marks

very short answer
Supply Type
(Gap filling,
sentence completion,
Table completion,
word attack
questions, Reference
to context and Short
Answer Questions)
2 marks will be for
testing vocabulary

Text 2


300 – 350 words

7 marks

Questions. 1mark for

The word limit has been reduced from 1100 to 900.
The total length of the two passages will be between 800 – 900 words. There will be at least 3 marks for assessing vocabulary.
Care should be taken to cover all the text types, ie discursive and literary while selecting the passages. A poem may or may not be used as one of the two texts. Apart from a poem, prose literary texts may include excerpts from authentic literature such as short story, autobiography, biography, travelogue, novel etc.

Whenever a poem or a prose/ literary text is used, the other text should be factual or discursive. If a poem is selected then, the length of the poem may be between 14 to 25 lines.


20 Marks

The writing section comprises of four writing tasks as indicated below. Q. 3.

A short composition of 50-60 words in the form of a Notice or a Message

Q. 4. A composition of 50-60 words in the form of a report

3 Marks
3 marks

Q. 5. A composition in the form of a Biographical sketch, Data Interpretation, Dialogue...
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