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CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Board Exam 2017: Marking Scheme

Sep 21, 2017 13:32 IST
    CBSE Class 10 English (L & L) Marking Scheme
    CBSE Class 10 English (L & L) Marking Scheme

    Here you get the CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) 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 (Language and Literature) 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.

    CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Syllabus 2017-2018

    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 (Language and Literature) Board Exam 2017: Marking Scheme, are given below:

    Q. The road that leads to your market is broken and full of potholes. Mosquitoes and flies breed there. Write a letter in 100 – 120 words to the editor of a local newspaper drawing attention of the concerned authorities to get the road repaired. You are P.V. Prabhu/Prabha, 112, Aram Nagar, Delhi. 


    LETTER (5 Marks)

    Objective: - To use an appropriate style and format to write a formal/an informal letter.

    Note: - No marks are to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should be given for the candidate’s creativity in presenting his/her own ideas.

    Format - 1 mark

                i.Sender’s address


                iii.Receiver’s address




    Content - 2 marks

    Expression - 2 marks

                 - Coherence and relevance of ideas and style – 1 mark

                 - grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spelling  – 1 mark

    (Suggested value points)

    Roads in bad condition – potholes and open manholes/dug out for laying cables- repair has not been done till date – vehicle drivers and pedestrians feel inconvenienced on the road. Pits filled with dirty water – breeding place for mosquitoes and flies – rough stones cause bursts in tyres and tubes –vehicles lose balance on the shattered road and cause accidents. 

    Civic authorities to take immediate measures to address the issue and remove the hurdles.   

    Q. Write a story in 150 – 200 words based on the following outline : 

    A stag, thirsty — a pool of clear water — reflection — saw his horns — proud of them — his thin legs — ashamed — hunter’s dogs — ran — horns caught in a tree — dogs very near — pulled his horns free — ran for his life — legs saved him.


    Story Writing (10 Marks)

    Format - 1 mark

                 - Title and moral of the story - ½ + ½

    Creative Content – 5 marks  

    Expression – 4 marks

                 - Coherence and relevance of ideas and style – 2 marks

                 - Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spellings – 2 marks

    Suggested Value Points:

    (The outline is given in the question paper)

    Q. Answer the following questions in 30 – 40 words each :

    (a) What do we learn about the financial condition of the bakers of Goa?

    (b) In the poem ‘Trees’, where are the trees ? What are their roots, twigs, etc trying to do?

    (c) Which book did Ebright’s mother get for him? How did it change his life?

    (d) How did M. Loisel try to make his wife happy?


    Objective: To test local and global comprehension, themes and ideas of the text.

    Marking : Content: 1 mark; Expression: 1 Mark           (2 x 4 = 8 Marks)

    (a) – led a prosperous life – baking was a profitable profession – never starved – family and servants always looked happy and prosperous – their plump physique an open testimony to this (any two)

    (b) – The trees are inside the house. – the roots work to disengage themselves from the cracks in the veranda floor – leaves strain towards the glass – small twigs and boughs are trying to move to the doors

    (c) – Ebright’s mother got him a children’s book called The Travels of Monarch X.

          – the book described how Monarch butterflies migrate to Central America

          – this opened the world of science to young Ebright.

     (d) – M. Loisel tried to make his wife happy by offering to give her four hundred francs to buy a suitable costume/ he had saved that sum to buy a gun to join some hunting parties the next summer.

    Q. Answer the following question in 80 – 100 words : 

    Once we decide to achieve something, so many difficulties come in our way. With focused attention we can make that achievement. How did Valli succeed in fulfilling her desire of riding a bus?


    Value based Question

    Objective:  To test local and global comprehension, themes and ideas of the text.

    Marking: Content: 2 marks; Expression: 2 marks              (2 x 2 = 4 Marks) 

    • desires a ride in the bus – overcomes fear – plans meticulously – collects all the details of the journey – saves every coin that comes her way
    • maintains self-respect – never gets tempted to go for shopping – takes all precautions for a safe journey 
    • fulfills her dreams – returns safely
    • has courage and confidence to accomplish the task.                                                                         

    Download CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Question Paper SA – II, 2017

    Download CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Marking Scheme SA – II, 2017

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