English – Paper Pattern for Maharashtra HSC Board

English – Paper Pattern for Maharashtra HSC Board 


Time : 3 Hrs                                               Marks : 80


SECTION ‘A’ : Prose

(Reading Skill, Grammar, Vocabulary, Note-making and Summary) 


Q.I. [15 Marks]

(A) A Seen extract from units 1 to 4 (around 250 words)

Questions: 1 Global understanding (Skimming question)   

1 Complex factual (Scanning question)

1 Inference or Interpretation

1 Personal response

3 Grammar in context

1 Vocabulary in context      

(B) Questions covering grammatical items from the syllabus not covered in

1 (A), 2 (A) and 3 (A)   


Q. II. [15 Marks]

(A) A Seen extract from units 5 to 8 (around 250 words) 

Questions as in Q. I (A) 

(B) An Unseen extract selected to form basis for note-making (around 200 words)

(Completion exercise)


Q. III. [15 Marks]

(A) An Unseen extract (around 250 words) 

Questions as in Q. I (A) and Q. II (A) 

(B) Summary (based on the extract in Q. III (A) (Completion task)


SECTION ‘B’ : Poetry 


Q.IV. [8 Marks]

(A) An extract from poems in units 1 to 4 (8 – 10 lines) 

Questions: 1 Inference or interpretation 

1 Personal response 

1 Poetic device 

1 Appreciation 

(B) An extract from poems in units 5 to 8 (8 – 10 lines)

Questions as in Q. IV (A) 


SECTION ‘C’ :

Rapid Reading and Composition


Q. V.  [8 Marks]

(A) A Seen extract from the Course book (about 250 words)

Question: Rewrite the extract from the point of view of …

(Composition based on the extract)

(B) 1. A Seen extract from the Course book (about 250 words) 

Question : Convert the extract into a dialogue (About 8 sentences) 

OR

Convert the extract into a continuous write-up (About 120 words)

OR

  1. A Seen extract from the Course book (about 150 words)

Question: Extend the extract by adding a paragraph of your own (about 120 words)


SECTION ‘D’ :

Writing Skills 


Q. VI. [12 Marks]

(A) Letter writing 

Formal letter: Write an application in response to the advertisement,

Using information given in the CV provided

OR

Semi-formal letter

(B) Tourist leaflet / Appeal

OR 

Report writing including newspaper report (about 120 words) 

OR

Dialogue writing (About 8 sentences)

C) Information transfer (Non-verbal to Verbal) (about 120 words) 

OR

Developing a counter view (about 120 words) 


Q. VII. [7 Marks]

(A) Framing questions for an interview 

(8 Questions) 

(B) Preparing a speech (about 100 words) 


TOTAL                      =             80 Marks


Scheme of Evaluation

Written Test 

Sr.No.UnitMarks
1.Prose25
2.Poetry08
3.Grammar12
4.Writing27
5.Rapid Reading08
Total80

Oral Test

Sr.No.UnitMarks
1.Listening06
2.Loud reading04
3.Speaking05
4.Conversation05
Total20

Weightage

Sr.No.UnitMarks %
1.Reading Skill (Textual and non-textual)40%
2.Grammar15%
3.Writing skill25%
4.Oral test20%
Total100%

 

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