CBSE Class-12 Exam 2017 : Marking Scheme, English Core

 
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CBSE Class-12 Exam 2017 : Marking Scheme

Question Paper, English (Core)

CBSE Class-12 Exam 2017 :  English, Core (Delhi)

SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION
MARCH 2017
MARKING SCHEME
ENGLISH (CORE - 301) CLASS XII
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
 
1. EVALUATION IS TO BE DONE AS PER INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME ONLY.
2. THE MARKING SCHEME PROVIDES SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS AND NOT THE COMPLETE ANSWERS.
3. IF A QUESTION HAS PARTS, MARKS MUST BE AWARDED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE FOR EACH PART. MARKS AWARDED TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF A QUESTION SHOULD THEN BE TOTALLED UP, WRITTEN AND ENCIRCLED IN THE LEFT HAND MARGIN OF THE ANSWER CONCERNED.
4. IF A QUESTION DOES NOT HAVE ANY PARTS, MARKS FOR THAT QUESTION MUST BE AWARDED IN THE LEFT-HAND MARGIN OF THE ANSWER.
5. WHERE MARKS ARE ALLOTTED SEPARATELY FOR CONTENT AND EXPRESSION AS PER THE MARKING SCHEME, THEY HAVE TO BE REFLECTED SEPARATELY AND THEN TOTALLED UP. THIS IS MANDATORY.
6. A SLASH (/) IN THE MARKING SCHEME INDICATES ALTERNATIVE ANSWER(S) TO A QUESTION. IF A STUDENT WRITES AN ANSWER WHICH IS NOT GIVEN IN THE MARKING SCHEME BUT WHICH SEEMS TO BE EQUALLY ACCEPTABLE, MARKS MUST BE AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER.
7. IF A CHILD HAS ATTEMPTED AN EXTRA QUESTION, THE ANSWER DESERVING MORE MARKS SHOULD BE RETAINED AND THE OTHER ANSWER BE SCORED OUT.
8. Q1 AND Q2 UNDER SECTION A (READING) AND Q8 UNDER SECTION C (TEXT BOOKS) HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST STUDENTS’ ABILITY TO COMPREHEND THE GIVEN PASSAGE. AS SUCH THE EXAMINEES NEED NOT BE UNNECESSARILY PENALISED FOR THEIR LANGUAGE ERRORS.
9. WHERE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST THE WRITING SKILLS OF STUDENTS, THE EXPRESSION (GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY, APPROPRIATE USE OF WORDS, STYLE, SPELLING, ORGANIZATION AND PRESENTATION OF RELEVANT MATTER IN A COHERENT AND LOGICAL WAY) ASSUMES AS MUCH IMPORTANCE AS THE CONTENT.
10. IDENTIFY MAJOR MISTAKES AND SHORTCOMINGS BEFORE AWARDING MARKS.
11. WHEREVER THE WORD LIMIT IS GIVEN, NO MARKS BE DEDUCTED FOR EXCEEDING IT. HOWEVER, DUE CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR PRECISE ANSWERS.
12. IF A STUDENT, IN RESPONSE TO A SHORT-ANSWER-TYPE QUESTION, WRITES A SINGLE WORD / PHRASE ANSWER WHICH CONSTITUTES THE CORE OF THE ANSWER, IT MUST BE ACCEPTED AND AWARDED MARKS.
 

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CBSE Class-12 Exam 2017 :  English, Core (Foreign)

 

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SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS

(FOREIGN–

2017)

 

 

 

SECTION A: READING

 

1

1

1

COMPREHENSION PASSAGE

NOTE: No mark(s) should be deducted for mistakes in usage and grammar, spelling, or word limit. Full marks may be awarded if a student has been able to identify the core ideas. If a student literally lifts a portion of the given passage as an answer to a question, no mark(s) to be deducted for this as long as it is relevant.

 

(a)

(a)

(a)

(ii)no one stared at him

1 mark

(b)

(b)

(b)

(i) Heaven Lake / (ii) Mount Bogda

1 mark

(c)

(c)

(c)

(iv) there were thick quilts on the bed

1 mark

(d)

(d)

(d)

(ii)a shining prism

1 mark

 

(e)

 

(e)

 

(e)

bumpy ride ; man eating overpoweringly smelly goat’s cheese; leaking

windows (any two)

 

½ + ½ =1 mark

 

(f)

 

(f)

 

(f)

–green ground/ slopes dark with pines/ cattle/ clear steam, moss

covered stones

 

1 mark

 

(g)

 

(g)

 

(g)

–  he wished he had brought something warmer than a pair of shorts /

the narrator did not carry warm clothes

 

1 mark

 

(h)

 

(h)

 

(h)

–  kababs cooked on skewers over charcoal braziers, were particularly

good / highly spiced / well done

 

1 mark

(i)

(i)

(i)

– several sizes too large but more than comfortable

1 mark

(j)

(j)

(j)

– because people often drowned there

1 mark

 

(k)

 

(k)

 

(k)

i) vendors

1 mark

ii) exaggerated

1 mark

2

2

2

COMPREHENSION PASSAGE

NOTE: No mark(s) should be deducted for mistakes in usage and grammar, spelling, or word limit. Full marks may be awarded if a student has been able to identify the core ideas. If a student literally lifts a portion of the given passage as an answer to a question, no mark(s) to be deducted for this as long as it is relevant.

 

(a)

(a)

(a)

(ii) army officer

1 mark

(b)

(b)

(b)

(iv) give company to the army officers

1 mark

 

(c)

 

(c)

 

(c)

to crush the revolt / to terrorise the rulers and people of

Kittur / to make them lay down arms

 

1 mark

 

(d)

 

(d)

 

(d)

– no documents could be signed without sanction from Rani

Chennamma/people in a defiant mood

 

1 mark

 

(e)

 

(e)

 

(e)

– repelled and chased / overpowered and chased the British soldiers /

completely overrun and routed / some were killed

 

1 mark

 

(f)

 

(f)

 

(f)

provided food / gave shelter / patted children lovingly /sent a word of

their safety / had only gentleness

 

1 mark

 

(g)

 

(g)

 

(g)

– inspired gratitude/ feeling of respect / thankful / pleased/ relieved /

surprised / impressed (any other relevant answer)

 

1 mark

 

(h)

 

(h)

 

(h)

pointless to meet him as he had come with an army to threaten Kittur

into submission

 

1 mark

(i)

(i)

(i)

i) stormed

1 mark

 

 

 

ii) defiant

1 mark

 

3

 

3

 

3

Note

• If a student has attempted only summary or only notes, due credit

should be given.

 

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CBSE Class-12 Exam 2017 :  English , Core (Outside )

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SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS

(OUTSIDE DELHI– 2017)

 

 

 

SECTION A: READING

 

1

1

1

COMPREHENSION PASSAGE

NOTE: No mark(s) should be deducted for mistakes in usage and grammar, spelling, or word limit. Full marks may be awarded if a student has been able to identify the core ideas. If a student literally lifts a portion of the given passage as an answer to a question, no mark(s) to be deducted for this as long as it is relevant.

 

(a)

(a)

(a)

(ii)no one stared at him

1 mark

(b)

(b)

(b)

(i) Heaven Lake / (ii) Mount Bogda

1 mark

(c)

(c)

(c)

(iv) there were thick quilts on the bed

1 mark

(d)

(d)

(d)

(ii)a shining prism

1 mark

 

(e)

 

(e)

 

(e)

bumpy ride ; man eating overpoweringly smelly goat’s cheese;

leaking windows (any two)

½ + ½ =1

mark

 

(f)

 

(f)

 

(f)

–green ground/ slopes dark with pines/ cattle/ clear steam, moss

covered stones

 

1 mark

 

(g)

 

(g)

 

(g)

–  he wished he had brought something warmer than a pair of shorts /

the narrator did not carry warm clothes

 

1 mark

 

(h)

 

(h)

 

(h)

–  kababs cooked on skewers over charcoal braziers, were

particularly good / highly spiced / well done

 

1 mark

 

(i)

 

(i)

 

(i)

 

– several sizes too large but more than comfortable

 

1 mark

(j)

(j)

(j)

– because people often drowned there

1 mark

 

(k)

 

(k)

 

(k)

i) vendors

1 mark

ii) exaggerated

1 mark

2

2

2

COMPREHENSION PASSAGE

NOTE: No mark(s) should be deducted for mistakes in usage and grammar, spelling, or word limit. Full marks may be awarded if a student has been able to identify the core ideas. If a student literally lifts a portion of the given passage as an answer to a question, no mark(s) to be deducted for this as long as it is relevant.

 

(a)

(a)

(a)

(ii) army officer

1 mark

(b)

(b)

(b)

(iv) give company to the army officers

1 mark

 

(c)

 

(c)

 

(c)

to crush the revolt / to terrorise the rulers and people of

Kittur / to make them lay down arms

 

1 mark

 

(d)

 

(d)

 

(d)

– no documents could be signed without sanction from Rani

Chennamma/people in a defiant mood

 

1 mark

 

(e)

 

(e)

 

(e)

– repelled and chased / overpowered and chased the British soldiers /

completely overrun and routed / some were killed

 

1 mark

 

(f)

 

(f)

 

(f)

provided food / gave shelter / patted children lovingly /sent a word of

their safety / had only gentleness

 

1 mark

 

(g)

 

(g)

 

(g)

– inspired gratitude/ feeling of respect / thankful / pleased/ relieved /

surprised / impressed (any other relevant answer)

 

1 mark

 

(h)

 

(h)

 

(h)

pointless to meet him as he had come with an army to threaten Kittur

into submission

 

1 mark

(i)

(i)

(i)

i) stormed

1 mark

 

 

 

ii) defiant

1 mark

 

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