CBSE Class-12 Exam 2019 : Marking Scheme
Question Paper, English (Core)
CBSE Class-12 Exam 2019 : English, Core
- SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION
- MAY 2018
- MARKING SCHEME
- ENGLISH CORE (301) CLASS XII
1. You are aware that evaluation is the most important process in the actual and correct assessment of the candidates. Even a small mistake in evaluation may lead to serious problems which may affect the future of the candidates, education system and teaching profession. To avoid mistakes, it is requested that before starting evaluation, you must read and understand the spot evaluation guidelines carefully. Evaluation is a 10-12 day mission for all of us. Hence, it is desired from you to give your best in this process.
2. Evaluation is to be done as per 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. However, while evaluating, answers which are based on latest information or knowledge and are innovative may be assessed and marks be awarded to them.
3. The Head-Examiner must go through the first five answer books evaluated by each evaluator to ensure that evaluation has been carried out as per the instructions given in the Marking Scheme. The remaining answer books meant for evaluation shall be given only after ensuring that there is no significant variation in the marking of individual evaluators.
4. If a question has parts, please award marks on the right-hand side for each part. Marks awarded for different parts of the question should then be totalled up and written in the left-hand margin and encircled.
5. If a question does not have any parts, marks must be awarded in the left hand margin and encircled.
6. If a student has attempted an extra question, answer of the question deserving more marks should be retained and other answer scored out.
7. No marks to be deducted for the cumulative effect of an error. It should be penalized only once.
8. A full scale of marks 0-100 has to be used. Please do not hesitate to award full marks if the answer deserves it.
9. 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.
10.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.
11.Every examiner should stay full working hours i.e. 8 hours every day and evaluate 25 answer books.
12.Avoid the following common types of errors committed by the examiners in the past:-
- Leaving answer or part thereof unassessed in an answer book.
- Giving more marks for an answer than assigned to it.
- Wrong transfer of marks from the inside pages of the answer book to the title page.
- Wrong question wise totalling on the title page.
- Wrong totalling of marks of the two columns on the title page.
- Wrong grand total.
- Marks in words and figure not tallying.
- Wrong transfer of marks from the answer book to online award list.
- Answers marked as correct, but marks not awarded. (Ensure that the right tick mark is correctly and clearly indicated. It should not be merely a line. Same is with the X for incorrect answer.)
- Half or part of an answer marked correct and the rest as wrong, but no marks awarded.
13.While evaluating the answer books if the answer is found to be totally incorrect, it should be marked as (X) and awarded zero (0) Marks.
14.The Examiners should acquaint themselves with the guidelines given in the Guidelines for Spot Evaluation before starting the actual evaluation.
15.Every Examiner shall also ensure that all the answers are evaluated, marks carried over to the title page, correctly totalled and written in figures and words.
16.As per the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, a candidate is now permitted to obtain photocopy of the Answer Book on request on payment of the processing charges.