CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Board Exam 2017 (Delhi): Marking Scheme

In this article you will get CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme 2017: Delhi Region. Students can downloaded the complete marking scheme in pdf format. Students must go through this marking scheme to get an idea to frame perfect answers in board exams.

Created On: Oct 10, 2017 17:26 IST
CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme 2017: Delhi Region
CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme 2017: Delhi Region

CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Board Exam 2017 (Delhi): Marking Scheme is available here in this article. Students can download the complete marking scheme from the link given at the end of this article.

This marking scheme has key answers (or values point) along with mark wise break up of every answer which gives better idea about the division of marks inside a question.

Importance of CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Board Examination 2017 Marking Scheme:

Every year CBSE Board releases the marking scheme which was used while checking the answer booklets of CBSE Board Examinations. CBSE does this with a purpose of helping its students get an idea to frame a perfect answer that contains every important key point.

The word limit while answering questions of CBSE board examination is the most crucial factor. With the help of key answers in marking scheme, students will easily understand the criteria of word limit of answers to be written in CBSE Board Exams.

CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Question Paper 2017:All India

A few questions and their answers from CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Board Exam 2017 (Delhi): Marking Scheme, are given below:

Q. Accidents in big cities is a common phenomenon. Unfortunately, hardly anyone comes to the rescue of road victims because of fear of harassment by the police. Now that the Supreme Court has issued guidelines that people who take road victims to a hospital will not be questioned or detained, there is no reason why bystanders / passersby should hesitate to help road victims and thus discharge their duty as responsible citizens. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a national daily requesting him to make people aware of Supreme Court guidelines and urge them to help people in distress. You are Shom / Shobha, 24, Raj Nagar, Kanpur. 



Objective: To use the given input in a short sustained piece of writing

Marking :

  • Content - 3 marks - (the given information in the question paper to be included)
  • Format - includes date, subject, addressee and closing
  • Format to be treated as part of the content
  • Expression - 2 marks (fluency and accuracy to be taken into account)

Suggested Value Points:

  • Accidents a common phenomenon
  • Most passersby do not help road victims
  • Fear of police harassment
  • Supreme Court guidelines - awareness to be created
  • Rescuers/helpers not to be questioned or detained
  • Should not hesitate to discharge their duty as responsible citizens
  • empathetic, humane citizens

Q. Develop a story with the help of the clues given below :

When I reached home I found I had lost my wallet. The thought of loss of my driving licence and credit cards made me extremely worried. A little later a car pulled up in front of my house, and .......................


STORY WRITING (Marks - 10)

Objective: To plan, organize and present ideas coherently

Marking :

  • Relevance of content + creativity – 6 marks
  • Fluency – 2 marks Accuracy – 2 marks

Story completed in any suitable way using the hints provided should be accepted.

CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme 2017: All India

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options: The naughty children walked (a) _______________ flower beds, climbed the fruit trees (b) __________ plucked unripe fruits and they (c) ___________ pits on the garden path.

(a) (i)  over         (ii)  in                  (iii)  on                  (iv)  across 

(b) (i)  but           (ii)  and               (iii)  therefore        (iv)  since

(c) (i)  dig           (ii)  digging         (iii)  digs                (iv)  dug



Objective: To use grammatical items correctly

Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer


(a) (iii) on/across

(b) (ii) and

(c) (iv) dug

CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Syllabus 2017-2018

Q. Answer any four of the following in 30-40 words each :  

(a) How does the author of  ‘A Shady Plot’ earn his living?

(b) What was Gogon Pakrashi’s advice to Patol Babu on how to become a successful actor ?

(c) Why was Michael surprised to see Sebastian Shultz’ photograph in the newspaper ?

(d) What is the setting of the poem, ‘Ozymandias’ ?  

(e) Why did the poet wait for the snake to quench its thirst first ?


Answer any four. (Total Marks 2×4 =8)

Objective: To test the ability to infer and evaluate

Marking : 2 marks for each correct answer

(a) PROSE – A SHADY PLOT  (Marks - 2


  • Book keeper or Accountant for a Lumber company/
  • writing ghost stories

(b) PROSE –PATOL BABU  (Marks - 2)


  • No role, however small below one's dignity
  • make most of an opportunity
  • play a role to perfection,
  • Dedication  (any two)

(c) PROSE –VIRTUALLY TRUE  (Marks - 2)

Answer :

  • had been playing Psycho-drive games with him
  • surprised to know that he was a real person

(d) POETRY - OZYMANDIAS  (Marks - 2)


  • desert / ancient land/sands all around; no  sign of any habitation;
  • desolation, antique  land

(e) POETRY: SNAKE (Marks - 2)


  • had come before the poet/was an honoured guest

Click over the following links to get the complete CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) (Delhi) question paper and its marking scheme:

CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Question Paper 2017: Delhi Region

CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme 2017: Delhi Region

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