Exam pattern of English Of Class 11th. And Its Marks
SECTION- ‘A’ (20 MARKS):
There shall be two unseen passages (including poems) with a variety of questions like:
- Very Short Answer Questions, (1×6= 6 Marks)
- Short Answer Questions. (1×3= 3 Marks)
- Multiple Choice Questions. (1×6= 6 Marks)
- Including 04 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning.
- 01 Long Answer Question ( 1×5=5 marks)
The total range of the 2 passages including a poem or a stanza, should be around 900-1000 words as per the following details:
- The passage of 550-600 words in length will be used for note-making and summarizing.
- The passage of 350-400 words in length will be used to test comprehension, interpretation and inference.
- An unseen poem of about 28-35 lines.
The passages as given above could be of any one of the following types:
- Factual passages, e.g., illustrations, description, reports.
- Discursive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive.
- Literary passages e.g. extracts from fiction, biography, autobiography, travelogue, etc. In the case of a poem, the text may be shorter than the prescribed word limit.
SECTION B ( 30 Marks):
WRITING SKILLS AND GRAMMAR:
- Short Answer Questions: Based on notice/ poster/ advertisement- 4 Marks
- Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal/visual input. – 6 Marks
It would cover all types of letters. Letter types may include:
- Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)
- letters to the editor (giving suggestions/opinions on an issue)
- Application for a job with a bio-data or resumé
- Letter to the school or college authorities, regarding admissions, school issues, requirements / suitability of courses, etc.
Very Long Answer Question:
Composition in the form of article/speech/report writing or a narrative- 10 Marks
Different grammatical structures in meaningful contexts will be tested. Item types will include gap filling, sentence re-ordering, dialogue completion and sentence transformation. The grammar syllabus will include determiners, tenses, clauses, modals and Change of Voice. These grammar areas will be tested through 10 Very short answer type questions on the following:
- Error Correction, editing tasks
- Re – ordering of sentences,
- Transformation of sentences
SECTION ‘C’ ( 30 Marks)
Questions from the following texts to test comprehension at different levels , like literal, inferential and evaluative:-
- Hornbill: Textbook published by NCERT, New Delhi
- Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi .
The following have been re-included :
|Textbooks||Name of the lessons|
|Hornbill||1.||Landscape of the Soul|
|4.||The Laburnum Top (Poetry)|
|Snapshots||5.||The Ghat of the only World|
- 3 Very Short Answer Questions out of four ( 2 questions should be from Hornbill):
– Based on an extract from poetry to test reference to context comprehension and appreciation. – (1×3=3 Marks)
2. 3 Short Answer Questions out of four ( 2 questions should be from Hornbill ) – Based on prose, poetry and plays from both the texts. ( 3×3=9Marks)
- One Long Answer Question out of two from Hornbill ( to be answered in120-150 words) Based on prescribed texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts . (6 MARKS)
- One Long Answer Questions out of two from Snapshots ( to be answered in120-150 words) -Based on theme, plot, incidents or events to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts. (6 MARKS)
- One Long Answer Question out of two from Hornbill ( to be answered in120-150 words) appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the characters/events/episodes/incidents . (6 MARKS).