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

This article brings the CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Marking Scheme 2017. Students can download this marking scheme in PDF format. This marking scheme will help students get an idea to frame a perfect answer that contains every important key point. 

Sep 19, 2017 17:38 IST
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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.

Ans.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR –FINDING  AN AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION   (5 MARKS)

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.

 SuggestionsAPPROPRIATE ACTION

  • 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".

Ans.

ARTICLE WRITING –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 ........

Ans.

STORY WRITING  (10 MARKS)

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

Ans.

GAP FILLING – GULMOHAR FLOWERS  (3 MARKS)

Objective: To use grammatical items correctly

Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer

Answers:

(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.

Ans.

EDITING – Neil Armstrong (4 MARKS)

Objective: To use grammatical items correctly

Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer

Answers

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?

Ans.

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

PROSE -  VIRTUALLY TRUE (3 MARKS)

 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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