(Download) CBSE Class-10 Marking Scheme- English (Language and Literature) 2016

(Download) CBSE Class-10 Marking Scheme- English (Language and Literature) 2016

General Instructions

1. The Marking Scheme provides general guidelines to reduce subjectivity in the marking. The answers given in the Marking Scheme are the suggested answers. The content is thus indicative. If the student has given any other answer, which is different from the one given in the Marking Scheme, but conveys the correct meaning, such answer should be given full weightage.

2. Evaluation is to be done as per the instructions provided in the Marking Scheme. It should not be done according to one's own interpretation or any other consideration. Marking Scheme should be strictly adhered to and religiously followed.

3. If the question has parts, please award marks in the right hand side for each part. Marks awarded to the different parts of the question should then be totalled up and written in the left hand margin and circled.

4. If the question does not have any parts, marks will be awarded in the left-hand margin.

5. If the candidate has attempted any extra question or part, marks obtained in the best question/part should be retained and the other answer should be scored out.

6. In the Marking Scheme, a slash (/) indicates alternative answers; any one such answer is counted as correct.

7. Brackets ( ) indicate optional information; the mark will be awarded whether the part in brackets is included or not.

8. Candidates should not be penalised if they do not follow the order of the section / question while answering.

9. In questions requiring word limit, no marks are to be deducted for exceeding the word limit.

10. Q.1 , Q.2 and Q.8 are meant to test the comprehension of the candidates and not the ability of expression. Full credit should be given for the correct value point, even if the answer is not given in a full sentence.

11. In questions consisting of 2 or more than 2 marks, break-up of marks should be shown separately (as suggested in the Marking Scheme) and then totalled.

12. A full scale of marks 0 to 100 has to be used. Please do not hesitate to award full marks if the answer deserves it.

Marking Scheme
Class X (Code No 184)
Summative Assessment – Ii
(Language & Literature)

Section - A Reading (20 Marks)

Q1 Objective: To identify the main points from the text. 8 Marks

Marking: 8 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer.

No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes. Full sentences are not required


(a) So that our health should not get affected /
So that we should not get addicted to coffee and spoil our health.

(b) - Caffeinated and
- Decaf versions

(c) Protect against heart disease and cancer.

(d) Their benefits depend on how they are absorbed and utilized in the body.

(e) Dates / Coffee / Tea / Milk / Chocolate / Cranberries. (Any two)

(f) Dates actually have more antioxidants than coffee. But coffee is consumed more than dates. So it outranks dates.

(g) - Keeps one alert and awake
- protects against liver and colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

(h) Consume coffee in moderation, if taken in excess it can make you jittery and cause stomach pains.

Q.2 Marking: -

Qs (a) to (d) carry 2 marks each and from (e) to (h) each carr y I ma8r +k4 e=a 1ch2 Ma rks

(a) Telling her that her bangles were too heavy for her delicate little wrists

(b) Daughters-in-law would like to have ornaments.
They would not appreciate Gandhiji’s attitude.

(c) When their sons grow up they would prefer wives who were not fond of jewellery

(d) - Motivated the rich to donate their jewellery for social usage or for the poor.
- Worked hard by inspiring people to raise community fund (Any Two)
- Donated his earnings for the service of South African Indians.

(e) (iv) unbeatable (Contextual meaning)

(f) (i) encouraged

(g) (iv) distressed

(h) (i) giving up

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