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

Sep 19, 2017 17:38 IST
    CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme 2017
    CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme 2017

    Here you get the CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) SA-II Board Exam 2017 Marking Scheme. This marking scheme released by the CBSE itself, 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 Marking Scheme:

    Every year CBSE Board releases the marking scheme that 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.

    A few sample questions and their key points from the CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Board Exam 2017: Marking Scheme, are given below:

    Q. Many students from different parts of the country come to Delhi to study. Finding affordable accommodation is the main problem faced by them. Landlords charge exorbitant rents and in some cases refuse to rent rooms to them because of their different food habits and culture. The hostel facility provided by educational institutions is too inadequate to meet the demand. Write a letter in 100 - 120 words to the editor of a local daily drawing attention of the authorities and requesting them to take appropriate action. You are Raman / Raveena, 12. Station Road. Delhi.



    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:

    • Problems faced by the students  coming from different parts of the country to Delhi.
    • Finding affordable accommodation 
    • Exorbitant rents charged by land lords.
    • Refusal to rent rooms because of  their different food habits and culture.
    • Hostel facilities provided by the  educational institutions are inadequate to meet the demand.


    • Appropriate action by the authorities  against the  landlords.
    • Government should make  it mandatory  for the  educational institutions to meet the demand  for stay and food.
    • Government can fix the rent slabs.
    •  Government can build  hostels for students with food and medical facilities .

    Q. Accidents happen when people violate traffic rules. Careless drivers cause suffering to themselves and to others. Write an article in 100 - 120 words on "Safe Driving".



    Objectives: To plan, organize and present ideas coherently

     To write in a style appropriate for communicative purposes

    Marking:  Content - 3 marks

    Format to be treated as part of  the content

    Expression - 2 marks (fluency and accuracy to be taken into account)

    Problems – Reasons

    • thrill of speed
    • ignoring traffic rules
    • always in a hurry to reach the  destination
    • stress leading to lack of concentration while driving .
    • drunken driving
    • distractions – mobile phone, music
    • youth – impatient
    • underage drivers
    • increase in traffic / more vehicles on the road

    Solutions / Suggestions

    • follow traffic rules strictly
    • do not jump traffic signals
    • wear seat belts and  helmets
    • more policemen to act as deterrents
    • penalty / punishment  even for a small violation of rules
    • traffic rules to be taught in  schools
    • while issuing license,  there should be comprehensive classes to teach /test  traffic rules
    • parents to be held responsible for underage drivers
    • use of public transport / car pool
    • conduct awareness programmes

    Q. Write a story in 150 – 200 words based on the input given below :

    Travelling in metro — tunnel — lights went out — general panic — pushing and shoving — screams — phone flashlights switched on — an old man ........



    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

    Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:

    During (a) __________ hottest part of the year, many of our city streets seem to be on fire (b) __________ masses of Gulmohar flowers. This (c) __________ one of the most beautiful trees.

    (a)        (i) a                  (ii) the              (iii) an              (iv) some

    (b)        (i) from             (ii) by               (iii) with            (iv) over

    (c)        (i) is                  (ii) was             (iii) are             (iv) be



    Objective: To use grammatical items correctly

    Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer


    (a) (ii) the

    (b) (iii) with

    (c) (i) is

    Q. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line Write the error and its correction as shown in the example.

                                                                                         Error    Correction

    Neil Armstrong was the commander for Apollo 11     e.g.       for           of

    He was the first to walk over                     (a)                 ________    ________

    the moon. What many people do not knew (b)               ________   ________

    is that unlike most of their fellow               (c)                 ________   ________

    astronauts, he was the civilian                   (d)                 ________   ________

    and not part of the military.


    EDITING – Neil Armstrong (4 MARKS)

    Objective: To use grammatical items correctly

    Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer


    error              correction

    (a) over              on 

    (b) knew            know

    (c) their              his

    (d) the                 a

    Q. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.

    It all started a month ago. Dad and j had afternoon at the Computer Fair.

    (a) Who is the speaker?

    (b) Why had the speaker and his father gone to the Computer Fair?

    (c) What does the word, 'entire' mean?


    (a)  Objective: To identify the correct answer on the basis of inference, interpretation and comprehension.


     Marking : 3 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer 6

     Answers :

    (a) Michael Dawson / Michael

    (b) They were crazy about  computers, and to buy the latest with the best  configuration.

    (c) whole / full / complete (any other relevant answer)

    Download CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Question Paper SA – II, 2017

    Download CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme SA – II, 2017

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