CBSE Marking Scheme (Comp Delhi 2014) , English Class 12 Class 12 Notes | EduRev

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Class 12 : CBSE Marking Scheme (Comp Delhi 2014) , English Class 12 Class 12 Notes | EduRev

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1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION 
JULY 2014 
MARKING SCHEME 
   ENGLISH (CORE - 301)                                               CLASS XII 
    
   GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 
    
    
1. EVALUATION IS TO BE DONE AS PER INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME ONLY.  
 
2. THE MARKING SCHEME PROVIDES SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS AND NOT THE 
COMPLETE ANSWERS.  
 
3. IF A QUESTION HAS PARTS, MARKS MUST BE AWARDED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE 
FOR EACH PART.  MARKS AWARDED TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF A QUESTION SHOULD 
THEN BE TOTALLED UP, WRITTEN AND CIRCLED ON THE LEFT HAND MARGIN OF THE 
ANSWER CONCERNED. 
    
4. IF A QUESTION DOES NOT HAVE ANY PARTS, MARKS FOR THAT QUESTION MUST BE 
AWARDED ON THE LEFT-HAND MARGIN OF THE ANSWER. 
    
5. WHERE   MARKS ARE ALLOTTED SEPARATELY FOR CONTENT AND EXPRESSION   AS 
PER THE MARKING SCHEME, THEY   HAVE   TO BE REFLECTED SEPARATELY AND 
THEN TOTALLED UP.  THIS IS MANDATORY. 
    
6. A SLASH   (/) IN    THE   MARKING    SCHEME     INDICATES ALTERNATIVE ANSWER(S) 
TO A QUESTION. IF A STUDENT WRITES AN ANSWER WHICH IS NOT GIVEN IN THE 
MARKING SCHEME BUT WHICH SEEMS TO BE EQUALLY ACCEPTABLE, MARKS MUST 
BE AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD-EXAMINER. 
    
7. IF A CHILD HAS ATTEMPTED AN EXTRA QUESTION, THE ANSWER DESERVING MORE 
MARKS SHOULD BE RETAINED AND THE OTHER ANSWER BE SCORED OUT. 
    
8. Q1 UNDER SECTION A (READING) AND Q7 UNDER SECTION C (TEXT BOOKS) HAVE 
BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST STUDENTS? ABILITY TO COMPREHEND THE GIVEN 
PASSAGE. AS SUCH THE EXAMINEES NEED NOT BE UNNECESSARILY PENALISED FOR 
THEIR LANGUAGE ERRORS. 
    
9. WHERE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST THE WRITING SKILLS OF 
STUDENTS, THE EXPRESSION (GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY, APPROPRIATE USE OF 
WORDS, STYLE, SPELLING, ORGANIZATION AND PRESENTATION OF RELEVANT 
MATTER IN A COHERENT AND LOGICAL WAY) ASSUMES AS MUCH IMPORTANCE AS 
THE CONTENT. 
 
10. IDENTIFY MAJOR MISTAKES AND SHORTCOMINGS BEFORE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
11. WHEREVER THE WORD LIMIT IS GIVEN, NO MARKS BE DEDUCTED FOR EXCEEDING IT. 
HOWEVER, DUE CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR PRECISE ANSWERS. 
 
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1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION 
JULY 2014 
MARKING SCHEME 
   ENGLISH (CORE - 301)                                               CLASS XII 
    
   GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 
    
    
1. EVALUATION IS TO BE DONE AS PER INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME ONLY.  
 
2. THE MARKING SCHEME PROVIDES SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS AND NOT THE 
COMPLETE ANSWERS.  
 
3. IF A QUESTION HAS PARTS, MARKS MUST BE AWARDED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE 
FOR EACH PART.  MARKS AWARDED TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF A QUESTION SHOULD 
THEN BE TOTALLED UP, WRITTEN AND CIRCLED ON THE LEFT HAND MARGIN OF THE 
ANSWER CONCERNED. 
    
4. IF A QUESTION DOES NOT HAVE ANY PARTS, MARKS FOR THAT QUESTION MUST BE 
AWARDED ON THE LEFT-HAND MARGIN OF THE ANSWER. 
    
5. WHERE   MARKS ARE ALLOTTED SEPARATELY FOR CONTENT AND EXPRESSION   AS 
PER THE MARKING SCHEME, THEY   HAVE   TO BE REFLECTED SEPARATELY AND 
THEN TOTALLED UP.  THIS IS MANDATORY. 
    
6. A SLASH   (/) IN    THE   MARKING    SCHEME     INDICATES ALTERNATIVE ANSWER(S) 
TO A QUESTION. IF A STUDENT WRITES AN ANSWER WHICH IS NOT GIVEN IN THE 
MARKING SCHEME BUT WHICH SEEMS TO BE EQUALLY ACCEPTABLE, MARKS MUST 
BE AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD-EXAMINER. 
    
7. IF A CHILD HAS ATTEMPTED AN EXTRA QUESTION, THE ANSWER DESERVING MORE 
MARKS SHOULD BE RETAINED AND THE OTHER ANSWER BE SCORED OUT. 
    
8. Q1 UNDER SECTION A (READING) AND Q7 UNDER SECTION C (TEXT BOOKS) HAVE 
BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST STUDENTS? ABILITY TO COMPREHEND THE GIVEN 
PASSAGE. AS SUCH THE EXAMINEES NEED NOT BE UNNECESSARILY PENALISED FOR 
THEIR LANGUAGE ERRORS. 
    
9. WHERE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST THE WRITING SKILLS OF 
STUDENTS, THE EXPRESSION (GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY, APPROPRIATE USE OF 
WORDS, STYLE, SPELLING, ORGANIZATION AND PRESENTATION OF RELEVANT 
MATTER IN A COHERENT AND LOGICAL WAY) ASSUMES AS MUCH IMPORTANCE AS 
THE CONTENT. 
 
10. IDENTIFY MAJOR MISTAKES AND SHORTCOMINGS BEFORE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
11. WHEREVER THE WORD LIMIT IS GIVEN, NO MARKS BE DEDUCTED FOR EXCEEDING IT. 
HOWEVER, DUE CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR PRECISE ANSWERS. 
 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
12. IF A STUDENT, IN RESPONSE TO A SHORT-ANSWER-TYPE QUESTION, WRITES A 
SINGLE WORD / PHRASE ANSWER WHICH CONSTITUTES THE CORE OF THE ANSWER, 
IT MUST BE ACCEPTED AND AWARDED MARKS. 
 
13. IF A STUDENT LITERALLY LIFTS A PORTION OF THE GIVEN PASSAGE / EXTRACT FROM 
THE QUESTION PAPER AS AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION, NO MARK(S) TO BE 
DEDUCTED ON THIS COUNT AS LONG AS IT IS RELEVANT AND INDICATIVE OF THE 
DESIRED UNDERSTANDING ON THE PART OF THE STUDENT [REFERENCE QUESTIONS 
UNDER Q1 AND Q7]. 
 
14. THE QUESTION NOS. 12 AND 13, BASED ON THE NOVEL “THE HOUND OF THE 
BASKERVILLES” ARE BEING ASKED FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE 
EXAMINERS BE CONSIDERATE WHILE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
15. A FULL SCALE OF MARKS – 0 TO 100 – IS TO BE USED WHILE AWARDING MARKS.  IN 
CASE OF AN ANSWER BOOK DESERVING 90 MARKS AND ABOVE, MARKS BE 
AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER. 
 
16. AS PER ORDERS OF THE HON?BLE SUPREME COURT, A CANDIDATE WOULD NOW BE 
PERMITTED TO OBTAIN PHOTOCOPY OF THE ANSWER BOOK ON REQUEST ON 
PAYMENT OF THE PRESCRIBED FEE. ALL EXAMINERS / HEAD EXAMINERS ARE ONCE 
AGAIN REMINDED THAT THEY MUST ENSURE THAT EVALUATION IS CARRIED OUT 
STRICTLY AS PER VALUE POINTS FOR EACH ANSWER AS GIVEN IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME. 
 
 
[FOR THE HEAD EXAMINERS ONLY] 
 
1. ANSWER SCRIPTS MUST BE GIVEN TO THE EVALUATORS FOR EVALUATION ONLY 
AFTER THE GIVEN MARKING SCHEME HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED WITH 
THEM COLLECTIVELY OR INDIVIDUALLY. NO EXCEPTIONS, PLEASE. 
 
2. THE HEAD EXAMINER IS REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH THE FIRST FIVE EVALUATED 
ANSWER SCRIPTS OF EACH EXAMINER SCRUPULOUSLY TO ENSURE THAT THE 
EVALUATOR CONCERNED HAS EVALUATED THE ANSWER SCRIPTS AS PER THE 
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME. 
 
3. THE HEAD EXAMINER IS EXPECTED TO EXAMINE THE ANSWER CONTAINING THE 
VALUE POINTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME BUT THE 
EVALUATOR FINDS IT EQUALLY CORRECT FOR THE PURPOSE OF AWARDING MARKS 
AND GIVES HIS / HER DECISION WHICH WILL BE BINDING ON THE EVALUATOR. 
 
4. IT IS THE BOUNDEN DUTY OF EACH AND EVERY HEAD EXAMINER TO DO THE 
RANDOM CHECKING ALONG WITH THE ANSWER BOOKS WHICH DESERVE 90 MARKS 
AND ABOVE, AS REPORTED BY INDIVIDUAL EVALUATORS. THE FINAL DECISION IN 
THIS REGARD, HOWEVER, WILL REST WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER ONLY. 
       
 
 
 
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1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION 
JULY 2014 
MARKING SCHEME 
   ENGLISH (CORE - 301)                                               CLASS XII 
    
   GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 
    
    
1. EVALUATION IS TO BE DONE AS PER INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME ONLY.  
 
2. THE MARKING SCHEME PROVIDES SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS AND NOT THE 
COMPLETE ANSWERS.  
 
3. IF A QUESTION HAS PARTS, MARKS MUST BE AWARDED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE 
FOR EACH PART.  MARKS AWARDED TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF A QUESTION SHOULD 
THEN BE TOTALLED UP, WRITTEN AND CIRCLED ON THE LEFT HAND MARGIN OF THE 
ANSWER CONCERNED. 
    
4. IF A QUESTION DOES NOT HAVE ANY PARTS, MARKS FOR THAT QUESTION MUST BE 
AWARDED ON THE LEFT-HAND MARGIN OF THE ANSWER. 
    
5. WHERE   MARKS ARE ALLOTTED SEPARATELY FOR CONTENT AND EXPRESSION   AS 
PER THE MARKING SCHEME, THEY   HAVE   TO BE REFLECTED SEPARATELY AND 
THEN TOTALLED UP.  THIS IS MANDATORY. 
    
6. A SLASH   (/) IN    THE   MARKING    SCHEME     INDICATES ALTERNATIVE ANSWER(S) 
TO A QUESTION. IF A STUDENT WRITES AN ANSWER WHICH IS NOT GIVEN IN THE 
MARKING SCHEME BUT WHICH SEEMS TO BE EQUALLY ACCEPTABLE, MARKS MUST 
BE AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD-EXAMINER. 
    
7. IF A CHILD HAS ATTEMPTED AN EXTRA QUESTION, THE ANSWER DESERVING MORE 
MARKS SHOULD BE RETAINED AND THE OTHER ANSWER BE SCORED OUT. 
    
8. Q1 UNDER SECTION A (READING) AND Q7 UNDER SECTION C (TEXT BOOKS) HAVE 
BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST STUDENTS? ABILITY TO COMPREHEND THE GIVEN 
PASSAGE. AS SUCH THE EXAMINEES NEED NOT BE UNNECESSARILY PENALISED FOR 
THEIR LANGUAGE ERRORS. 
    
9. WHERE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST THE WRITING SKILLS OF 
STUDENTS, THE EXPRESSION (GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY, APPROPRIATE USE OF 
WORDS, STYLE, SPELLING, ORGANIZATION AND PRESENTATION OF RELEVANT 
MATTER IN A COHERENT AND LOGICAL WAY) ASSUMES AS MUCH IMPORTANCE AS 
THE CONTENT. 
 
10. IDENTIFY MAJOR MISTAKES AND SHORTCOMINGS BEFORE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
11. WHEREVER THE WORD LIMIT IS GIVEN, NO MARKS BE DEDUCTED FOR EXCEEDING IT. 
HOWEVER, DUE CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR PRECISE ANSWERS. 
 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
12. IF A STUDENT, IN RESPONSE TO A SHORT-ANSWER-TYPE QUESTION, WRITES A 
SINGLE WORD / PHRASE ANSWER WHICH CONSTITUTES THE CORE OF THE ANSWER, 
IT MUST BE ACCEPTED AND AWARDED MARKS. 
 
13. IF A STUDENT LITERALLY LIFTS A PORTION OF THE GIVEN PASSAGE / EXTRACT FROM 
THE QUESTION PAPER AS AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION, NO MARK(S) TO BE 
DEDUCTED ON THIS COUNT AS LONG AS IT IS RELEVANT AND INDICATIVE OF THE 
DESIRED UNDERSTANDING ON THE PART OF THE STUDENT [REFERENCE QUESTIONS 
UNDER Q1 AND Q7]. 
 
14. THE QUESTION NOS. 12 AND 13, BASED ON THE NOVEL “THE HOUND OF THE 
BASKERVILLES” ARE BEING ASKED FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE 
EXAMINERS BE CONSIDERATE WHILE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
15. A FULL SCALE OF MARKS – 0 TO 100 – IS TO BE USED WHILE AWARDING MARKS.  IN 
CASE OF AN ANSWER BOOK DESERVING 90 MARKS AND ABOVE, MARKS BE 
AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER. 
 
16. AS PER ORDERS OF THE HON?BLE SUPREME COURT, A CANDIDATE WOULD NOW BE 
PERMITTED TO OBTAIN PHOTOCOPY OF THE ANSWER BOOK ON REQUEST ON 
PAYMENT OF THE PRESCRIBED FEE. ALL EXAMINERS / HEAD EXAMINERS ARE ONCE 
AGAIN REMINDED THAT THEY MUST ENSURE THAT EVALUATION IS CARRIED OUT 
STRICTLY AS PER VALUE POINTS FOR EACH ANSWER AS GIVEN IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME. 
 
 
[FOR THE HEAD EXAMINERS ONLY] 
 
1. ANSWER SCRIPTS MUST BE GIVEN TO THE EVALUATORS FOR EVALUATION ONLY 
AFTER THE GIVEN MARKING SCHEME HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED WITH 
THEM COLLECTIVELY OR INDIVIDUALLY. NO EXCEPTIONS, PLEASE. 
 
2. THE HEAD EXAMINER IS REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH THE FIRST FIVE EVALUATED 
ANSWER SCRIPTS OF EACH EXAMINER SCRUPULOUSLY TO ENSURE THAT THE 
EVALUATOR CONCERNED HAS EVALUATED THE ANSWER SCRIPTS AS PER THE 
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME. 
 
3. THE HEAD EXAMINER IS EXPECTED TO EXAMINE THE ANSWER CONTAINING THE 
VALUE POINTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME BUT THE 
EVALUATOR FINDS IT EQUALLY CORRECT FOR THE PURPOSE OF AWARDING MARKS 
AND GIVES HIS / HER DECISION WHICH WILL BE BINDING ON THE EVALUATOR. 
 
4. IT IS THE BOUNDEN DUTY OF EACH AND EVERY HEAD EXAMINER TO DO THE 
RANDOM CHECKING ALONG WITH THE ANSWER BOOKS WHICH DESERVE 90 MARKS 
AND ABOVE, AS REPORTED BY INDIVIDUAL EVALUATORS. THE FINAL DECISION IN 
THIS REGARD, HOWEVER, WILL REST WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER ONLY. 
       
 
 
 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS 
 
   SECTION A: READING  
1 1 1  COMPREHENSION PASSAGE  
(a) (a) (a) NOTE: No mark(s) should be deducted for mistakes in usage and 
grammar, spelling, or word limit. Full marks may be awarded if a 
student has been able to identify the core ideas. If a student literally 
lifts a portion of the given passage as an answer to a question, no mark(s) 
to be deducted for this as long as it is relevant. 
 
 
(i) (i) (i) – plastic bags are very convenient to carry 
 
1 mark 
(ii) (ii) (ii) – they are not strong enough to withstand numerous trips to the store 
 
1 mark 
(iii) (iii) (iii) – plastic bags end up in the landfill or are burned; burning emits 
toxic gases and landfills hold them indefinitely 
 
2 marks 
 
(iv) (iv) (iv) – sea animals can mistake a plastic bag for a meal and find their 
airway cut off; woodland animals which swallow them suffer 
suffocation death 
 
2 marks 
 
(v) (v) (v) – recycling of plastic bags is expensive; doesn?t melt easily; no 
funding for upgrading recycling plants 
 
2 marks 
(vi) (vi) (vi) – the best possible alternative is reusable cloth bag  
 
1 mark 
(b)(i) (b)(i) (b)(i) eliminate 
 
1 mark 
(ii) (ii) (ii) suffocation 
 
1 mark 
(iii) (iii) (iii) expensive 
 
1 mark 
2 2 2 Note 
? If a student has attempted only summary or only notes, due 
credit should be given. 
? 1 mark allotted for the title be given, even if a student has 
written the title either in Q2(a) or Q2(b)  
? Content must be divided into heading(s) and sub-headings  
 
The notes provided below are only guidelines.  Any other title, main 
points and sub-points may be accepted if they are indicative of the 
candidate?s understanding of the given passage, and the notes include 
the main points, with suitable and recognizable abbreviations. 
Complete sentences not to be accepted as notes.   
 
Numbering of points may be indicated in different ways, as long as a 
consistent pattern is followed. 
 
 
(a) (a) (a) NOTE MAKING  
 
Distribution of Marks 
Abbreviations / Symbols (with /without key) – any four                       
Title                                                   
Content (minimum 3 headings and sub-headings, with proper 
indentation and notes)                      
 
 
 
 
1 mark 
1 mark 
3 marks 
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1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION 
JULY 2014 
MARKING SCHEME 
   ENGLISH (CORE - 301)                                               CLASS XII 
    
   GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 
    
    
1. EVALUATION IS TO BE DONE AS PER INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME ONLY.  
 
2. THE MARKING SCHEME PROVIDES SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS AND NOT THE 
COMPLETE ANSWERS.  
 
3. IF A QUESTION HAS PARTS, MARKS MUST BE AWARDED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE 
FOR EACH PART.  MARKS AWARDED TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF A QUESTION SHOULD 
THEN BE TOTALLED UP, WRITTEN AND CIRCLED ON THE LEFT HAND MARGIN OF THE 
ANSWER CONCERNED. 
    
4. IF A QUESTION DOES NOT HAVE ANY PARTS, MARKS FOR THAT QUESTION MUST BE 
AWARDED ON THE LEFT-HAND MARGIN OF THE ANSWER. 
    
5. WHERE   MARKS ARE ALLOTTED SEPARATELY FOR CONTENT AND EXPRESSION   AS 
PER THE MARKING SCHEME, THEY   HAVE   TO BE REFLECTED SEPARATELY AND 
THEN TOTALLED UP.  THIS IS MANDATORY. 
    
6. A SLASH   (/) IN    THE   MARKING    SCHEME     INDICATES ALTERNATIVE ANSWER(S) 
TO A QUESTION. IF A STUDENT WRITES AN ANSWER WHICH IS NOT GIVEN IN THE 
MARKING SCHEME BUT WHICH SEEMS TO BE EQUALLY ACCEPTABLE, MARKS MUST 
BE AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD-EXAMINER. 
    
7. IF A CHILD HAS ATTEMPTED AN EXTRA QUESTION, THE ANSWER DESERVING MORE 
MARKS SHOULD BE RETAINED AND THE OTHER ANSWER BE SCORED OUT. 
    
8. Q1 UNDER SECTION A (READING) AND Q7 UNDER SECTION C (TEXT BOOKS) HAVE 
BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST STUDENTS? ABILITY TO COMPREHEND THE GIVEN 
PASSAGE. AS SUCH THE EXAMINEES NEED NOT BE UNNECESSARILY PENALISED FOR 
THEIR LANGUAGE ERRORS. 
    
9. WHERE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST THE WRITING SKILLS OF 
STUDENTS, THE EXPRESSION (GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY, APPROPRIATE USE OF 
WORDS, STYLE, SPELLING, ORGANIZATION AND PRESENTATION OF RELEVANT 
MATTER IN A COHERENT AND LOGICAL WAY) ASSUMES AS MUCH IMPORTANCE AS 
THE CONTENT. 
 
10. IDENTIFY MAJOR MISTAKES AND SHORTCOMINGS BEFORE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
11. WHEREVER THE WORD LIMIT IS GIVEN, NO MARKS BE DEDUCTED FOR EXCEEDING IT. 
HOWEVER, DUE CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR PRECISE ANSWERS. 
 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
12. IF A STUDENT, IN RESPONSE TO A SHORT-ANSWER-TYPE QUESTION, WRITES A 
SINGLE WORD / PHRASE ANSWER WHICH CONSTITUTES THE CORE OF THE ANSWER, 
IT MUST BE ACCEPTED AND AWARDED MARKS. 
 
13. IF A STUDENT LITERALLY LIFTS A PORTION OF THE GIVEN PASSAGE / EXTRACT FROM 
THE QUESTION PAPER AS AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION, NO MARK(S) TO BE 
DEDUCTED ON THIS COUNT AS LONG AS IT IS RELEVANT AND INDICATIVE OF THE 
DESIRED UNDERSTANDING ON THE PART OF THE STUDENT [REFERENCE QUESTIONS 
UNDER Q1 AND Q7]. 
 
14. THE QUESTION NOS. 12 AND 13, BASED ON THE NOVEL “THE HOUND OF THE 
BASKERVILLES” ARE BEING ASKED FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE 
EXAMINERS BE CONSIDERATE WHILE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
15. A FULL SCALE OF MARKS – 0 TO 100 – IS TO BE USED WHILE AWARDING MARKS.  IN 
CASE OF AN ANSWER BOOK DESERVING 90 MARKS AND ABOVE, MARKS BE 
AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER. 
 
16. AS PER ORDERS OF THE HON?BLE SUPREME COURT, A CANDIDATE WOULD NOW BE 
PERMITTED TO OBTAIN PHOTOCOPY OF THE ANSWER BOOK ON REQUEST ON 
PAYMENT OF THE PRESCRIBED FEE. ALL EXAMINERS / HEAD EXAMINERS ARE ONCE 
AGAIN REMINDED THAT THEY MUST ENSURE THAT EVALUATION IS CARRIED OUT 
STRICTLY AS PER VALUE POINTS FOR EACH ANSWER AS GIVEN IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME. 
 
 
[FOR THE HEAD EXAMINERS ONLY] 
 
1. ANSWER SCRIPTS MUST BE GIVEN TO THE EVALUATORS FOR EVALUATION ONLY 
AFTER THE GIVEN MARKING SCHEME HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED WITH 
THEM COLLECTIVELY OR INDIVIDUALLY. NO EXCEPTIONS, PLEASE. 
 
2. THE HEAD EXAMINER IS REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH THE FIRST FIVE EVALUATED 
ANSWER SCRIPTS OF EACH EXAMINER SCRUPULOUSLY TO ENSURE THAT THE 
EVALUATOR CONCERNED HAS EVALUATED THE ANSWER SCRIPTS AS PER THE 
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME. 
 
3. THE HEAD EXAMINER IS EXPECTED TO EXAMINE THE ANSWER CONTAINING THE 
VALUE POINTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME BUT THE 
EVALUATOR FINDS IT EQUALLY CORRECT FOR THE PURPOSE OF AWARDING MARKS 
AND GIVES HIS / HER DECISION WHICH WILL BE BINDING ON THE EVALUATOR. 
 
4. IT IS THE BOUNDEN DUTY OF EACH AND EVERY HEAD EXAMINER TO DO THE 
RANDOM CHECKING ALONG WITH THE ANSWER BOOKS WHICH DESERVE 90 MARKS 
AND ABOVE, AS REPORTED BY INDIVIDUAL EVALUATORS. THE FINAL DECISION IN 
THIS REGARD, HOWEVER, WILL REST WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER ONLY. 
       
 
 
 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS 
 
   SECTION A: READING  
1 1 1  COMPREHENSION PASSAGE  
(a) (a) (a) NOTE: No mark(s) should be deducted for mistakes in usage and 
grammar, spelling, or word limit. Full marks may be awarded if a 
student has been able to identify the core ideas. If a student literally 
lifts a portion of the given passage as an answer to a question, no mark(s) 
to be deducted for this as long as it is relevant. 
 
 
(i) (i) (i) – plastic bags are very convenient to carry 
 
1 mark 
(ii) (ii) (ii) – they are not strong enough to withstand numerous trips to the store 
 
1 mark 
(iii) (iii) (iii) – plastic bags end up in the landfill or are burned; burning emits 
toxic gases and landfills hold them indefinitely 
 
2 marks 
 
(iv) (iv) (iv) – sea animals can mistake a plastic bag for a meal and find their 
airway cut off; woodland animals which swallow them suffer 
suffocation death 
 
2 marks 
 
(v) (v) (v) – recycling of plastic bags is expensive; doesn?t melt easily; no 
funding for upgrading recycling plants 
 
2 marks 
(vi) (vi) (vi) – the best possible alternative is reusable cloth bag  
 
1 mark 
(b)(i) (b)(i) (b)(i) eliminate 
 
1 mark 
(ii) (ii) (ii) suffocation 
 
1 mark 
(iii) (iii) (iii) expensive 
 
1 mark 
2 2 2 Note 
? If a student has attempted only summary or only notes, due 
credit should be given. 
? 1 mark allotted for the title be given, even if a student has 
written the title either in Q2(a) or Q2(b)  
? Content must be divided into heading(s) and sub-headings  
 
The notes provided below are only guidelines.  Any other title, main 
points and sub-points may be accepted if they are indicative of the 
candidate?s understanding of the given passage, and the notes include 
the main points, with suitable and recognizable abbreviations. 
Complete sentences not to be accepted as notes.   
 
Numbering of points may be indicated in different ways, as long as a 
consistent pattern is followed. 
 
 
(a) (a) (a) NOTE MAKING  
 
Distribution of Marks 
Abbreviations / Symbols (with /without key) – any four                       
Title                                                   
Content (minimum 3 headings and sub-headings, with proper 
indentation and notes)                      
 
 
 
 
1 mark 
1 mark 
3 marks 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
                                                                                              
 
Suggested Notes 
 
 
   Title:  Miserable plight of the untouchables / Outcasts or any 
other relevant title 
 
 
   1 Outcasts faced caste prejud?ce 
1.1 weren?t allowed to draw water from 
1.1.1 village well 
1.1.2 nearby brook 
1.2 upper caste Hindu?s belief they would pollute water  
 
2 Poverty aggrav?td their water woes 
2.1 no well for them 
2.2 too poor to afford to have a well of their own 
2.3 depended on the bounty of caste Hindus 
2.4 had to wait long at the well 
 
3 Easy access to water for the rich 
3.1 the rich engaged water carriers 
3.2 others drew water directly from the well 
 
4 Sohini?s travails / condition / plight 
4.1 tired 
4.2 long queue at the well 
4.3 her thirsty brother 
4.4 no sight of any caste Hindu passing that way 
4.5 resign?d herself to her fate 
 
 
(b) (b) (b) Summary 
The summary should include all the important points given in the 
notes. 
Content                                                      
Expression  
 
 
 
 
 
 2 marks 
1 mark 
   SECTION B: ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS 
NOTE: The objective of the section on Advanced Writing Skills is to 
test a candidate?s writing ability. Hence, expression assumes as much 
importance as the content of the answer. 
 
 
3 3 3 NOTICE  
   Format 
The format should include: NAME OF THE INSTITUTION 
(ISSUING AUTHORITY) / NOTICE / TITLE, DATE, and 
WRITER?S NAME WITH DESIGNATION. The candidate 
should not be penalized if he has used capital letters for writing 
a notice within or without a box. 
 
 
1 mark 
   Content 2 marks 
   Expression 2 marks 
3 3 3 Suggested value points 
[CLEANLINESS DRIVE] 
 
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1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION 
JULY 2014 
MARKING SCHEME 
   ENGLISH (CORE - 301)                                               CLASS XII 
    
   GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 
    
    
1. EVALUATION IS TO BE DONE AS PER INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME ONLY.  
 
2. THE MARKING SCHEME PROVIDES SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS AND NOT THE 
COMPLETE ANSWERS.  
 
3. IF A QUESTION HAS PARTS, MARKS MUST BE AWARDED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE 
FOR EACH PART.  MARKS AWARDED TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF A QUESTION SHOULD 
THEN BE TOTALLED UP, WRITTEN AND CIRCLED ON THE LEFT HAND MARGIN OF THE 
ANSWER CONCERNED. 
    
4. IF A QUESTION DOES NOT HAVE ANY PARTS, MARKS FOR THAT QUESTION MUST BE 
AWARDED ON THE LEFT-HAND MARGIN OF THE ANSWER. 
    
5. WHERE   MARKS ARE ALLOTTED SEPARATELY FOR CONTENT AND EXPRESSION   AS 
PER THE MARKING SCHEME, THEY   HAVE   TO BE REFLECTED SEPARATELY AND 
THEN TOTALLED UP.  THIS IS MANDATORY. 
    
6. A SLASH   (/) IN    THE   MARKING    SCHEME     INDICATES ALTERNATIVE ANSWER(S) 
TO A QUESTION. IF A STUDENT WRITES AN ANSWER WHICH IS NOT GIVEN IN THE 
MARKING SCHEME BUT WHICH SEEMS TO BE EQUALLY ACCEPTABLE, MARKS MUST 
BE AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD-EXAMINER. 
    
7. IF A CHILD HAS ATTEMPTED AN EXTRA QUESTION, THE ANSWER DESERVING MORE 
MARKS SHOULD BE RETAINED AND THE OTHER ANSWER BE SCORED OUT. 
    
8. Q1 UNDER SECTION A (READING) AND Q7 UNDER SECTION C (TEXT BOOKS) HAVE 
BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST STUDENTS? ABILITY TO COMPREHEND THE GIVEN 
PASSAGE. AS SUCH THE EXAMINEES NEED NOT BE UNNECESSARILY PENALISED FOR 
THEIR LANGUAGE ERRORS. 
    
9. WHERE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO TEST THE WRITING SKILLS OF 
STUDENTS, THE EXPRESSION (GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY, APPROPRIATE USE OF 
WORDS, STYLE, SPELLING, ORGANIZATION AND PRESENTATION OF RELEVANT 
MATTER IN A COHERENT AND LOGICAL WAY) ASSUMES AS MUCH IMPORTANCE AS 
THE CONTENT. 
 
10. IDENTIFY MAJOR MISTAKES AND SHORTCOMINGS BEFORE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
11. WHEREVER THE WORD LIMIT IS GIVEN, NO MARKS BE DEDUCTED FOR EXCEEDING IT. 
HOWEVER, DUE CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR PRECISE ANSWERS. 
 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
12. IF A STUDENT, IN RESPONSE TO A SHORT-ANSWER-TYPE QUESTION, WRITES A 
SINGLE WORD / PHRASE ANSWER WHICH CONSTITUTES THE CORE OF THE ANSWER, 
IT MUST BE ACCEPTED AND AWARDED MARKS. 
 
13. IF A STUDENT LITERALLY LIFTS A PORTION OF THE GIVEN PASSAGE / EXTRACT FROM 
THE QUESTION PAPER AS AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION, NO MARK(S) TO BE 
DEDUCTED ON THIS COUNT AS LONG AS IT IS RELEVANT AND INDICATIVE OF THE 
DESIRED UNDERSTANDING ON THE PART OF THE STUDENT [REFERENCE QUESTIONS 
UNDER Q1 AND Q7]. 
 
14. THE QUESTION NOS. 12 AND 13, BASED ON THE NOVEL “THE HOUND OF THE 
BASKERVILLES” ARE BEING ASKED FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE 
EXAMINERS BE CONSIDERATE WHILE AWARDING MARKS. 
 
15. A FULL SCALE OF MARKS – 0 TO 100 – IS TO BE USED WHILE AWARDING MARKS.  IN 
CASE OF AN ANSWER BOOK DESERVING 90 MARKS AND ABOVE, MARKS BE 
AWARDED ONLY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER. 
 
16. AS PER ORDERS OF THE HON?BLE SUPREME COURT, A CANDIDATE WOULD NOW BE 
PERMITTED TO OBTAIN PHOTOCOPY OF THE ANSWER BOOK ON REQUEST ON 
PAYMENT OF THE PRESCRIBED FEE. ALL EXAMINERS / HEAD EXAMINERS ARE ONCE 
AGAIN REMINDED THAT THEY MUST ENSURE THAT EVALUATION IS CARRIED OUT 
STRICTLY AS PER VALUE POINTS FOR EACH ANSWER AS GIVEN IN THE MARKING 
SCHEME. 
 
 
[FOR THE HEAD EXAMINERS ONLY] 
 
1. ANSWER SCRIPTS MUST BE GIVEN TO THE EVALUATORS FOR EVALUATION ONLY 
AFTER THE GIVEN MARKING SCHEME HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED WITH 
THEM COLLECTIVELY OR INDIVIDUALLY. NO EXCEPTIONS, PLEASE. 
 
2. THE HEAD EXAMINER IS REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH THE FIRST FIVE EVALUATED 
ANSWER SCRIPTS OF EACH EXAMINER SCRUPULOUSLY TO ENSURE THAT THE 
EVALUATOR CONCERNED HAS EVALUATED THE ANSWER SCRIPTS AS PER THE 
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME. 
 
3. THE HEAD EXAMINER IS EXPECTED TO EXAMINE THE ANSWER CONTAINING THE 
VALUE POINTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PROVIDED IN THE MARKING SCHEME BUT THE 
EVALUATOR FINDS IT EQUALLY CORRECT FOR THE PURPOSE OF AWARDING MARKS 
AND GIVES HIS / HER DECISION WHICH WILL BE BINDING ON THE EVALUATOR. 
 
4. IT IS THE BOUNDEN DUTY OF EACH AND EVERY HEAD EXAMINER TO DO THE 
RANDOM CHECKING ALONG WITH THE ANSWER BOOKS WHICH DESERVE 90 MARKS 
AND ABOVE, AS REPORTED BY INDIVIDUAL EVALUATORS. THE FINAL DECISION IN 
THIS REGARD, HOWEVER, WILL REST WITH THE HEAD EXAMINER ONLY. 
       
 
 
 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS 
 
   SECTION A: READING  
1 1 1  COMPREHENSION PASSAGE  
(a) (a) (a) NOTE: No mark(s) should be deducted for mistakes in usage and 
grammar, spelling, or word limit. Full marks may be awarded if a 
student has been able to identify the core ideas. If a student literally 
lifts a portion of the given passage as an answer to a question, no mark(s) 
to be deducted for this as long as it is relevant. 
 
 
(i) (i) (i) – plastic bags are very convenient to carry 
 
1 mark 
(ii) (ii) (ii) – they are not strong enough to withstand numerous trips to the store 
 
1 mark 
(iii) (iii) (iii) – plastic bags end up in the landfill or are burned; burning emits 
toxic gases and landfills hold them indefinitely 
 
2 marks 
 
(iv) (iv) (iv) – sea animals can mistake a plastic bag for a meal and find their 
airway cut off; woodland animals which swallow them suffer 
suffocation death 
 
2 marks 
 
(v) (v) (v) – recycling of plastic bags is expensive; doesn?t melt easily; no 
funding for upgrading recycling plants 
 
2 marks 
(vi) (vi) (vi) – the best possible alternative is reusable cloth bag  
 
1 mark 
(b)(i) (b)(i) (b)(i) eliminate 
 
1 mark 
(ii) (ii) (ii) suffocation 
 
1 mark 
(iii) (iii) (iii) expensive 
 
1 mark 
2 2 2 Note 
? If a student has attempted only summary or only notes, due 
credit should be given. 
? 1 mark allotted for the title be given, even if a student has 
written the title either in Q2(a) or Q2(b)  
? Content must be divided into heading(s) and sub-headings  
 
The notes provided below are only guidelines.  Any other title, main 
points and sub-points may be accepted if they are indicative of the 
candidate?s understanding of the given passage, and the notes include 
the main points, with suitable and recognizable abbreviations. 
Complete sentences not to be accepted as notes.   
 
Numbering of points may be indicated in different ways, as long as a 
consistent pattern is followed. 
 
 
(a) (a) (a) NOTE MAKING  
 
Distribution of Marks 
Abbreviations / Symbols (with /without key) – any four                       
Title                                                   
Content (minimum 3 headings and sub-headings, with proper 
indentation and notes)                      
 
 
 
 
1 mark 
1 mark 
3 marks 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
                                                                                              
 
Suggested Notes 
 
 
   Title:  Miserable plight of the untouchables / Outcasts or any 
other relevant title 
 
 
   1 Outcasts faced caste prejud?ce 
1.1 weren?t allowed to draw water from 
1.1.1 village well 
1.1.2 nearby brook 
1.2 upper caste Hindu?s belief they would pollute water  
 
2 Poverty aggrav?td their water woes 
2.1 no well for them 
2.2 too poor to afford to have a well of their own 
2.3 depended on the bounty of caste Hindus 
2.4 had to wait long at the well 
 
3 Easy access to water for the rich 
3.1 the rich engaged water carriers 
3.2 others drew water directly from the well 
 
4 Sohini?s travails / condition / plight 
4.1 tired 
4.2 long queue at the well 
4.3 her thirsty brother 
4.4 no sight of any caste Hindu passing that way 
4.5 resign?d herself to her fate 
 
 
(b) (b) (b) Summary 
The summary should include all the important points given in the 
notes. 
Content                                                      
Expression  
 
 
 
 
 
 2 marks 
1 mark 
   SECTION B: ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS 
NOTE: The objective of the section on Advanced Writing Skills is to 
test a candidate?s writing ability. Hence, expression assumes as much 
importance as the content of the answer. 
 
 
3 3 3 NOTICE  
   Format 
The format should include: NAME OF THE INSTITUTION 
(ISSUING AUTHORITY) / NOTICE / TITLE, DATE, and 
WRITER?S NAME WITH DESIGNATION. The candidate 
should not be penalized if he has used capital letters for writing 
a notice within or without a box. 
 
 
1 mark 
   Content 2 marks 
   Expression 2 marks 
3 3 3 Suggested value points 
[CLEANLINESS DRIVE] 
 
 
1/1/1, 1/1/2, 1/1/3                 (DELHI –2014) 
 
  
 
 
– what  - cleanliness drive  
– by whom – social activities club of the school 
– when - day, date, time (duration) 
– where - venue 
– request for participation / giving names 
– request to class XII students 
– any other relevant details 
 
   OR  
   Suggested value points 
[FELICITATION FUNCTION] 
 
– occasion – felicitation function 
– when - day, date, time  
– where - venue 
– urging students to attend the function  
– any other relevant details 
 
 
4 4 4 REPORT WRITING  
   Format                                                   
1. title, reporter?s name  
 
1 mark 
   Content                                                  4 marks 
   Expression       [5 marks]  
grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spelling      
coherence and relevance of   ideas and style    
 
 
2½ marks 
2½ marks 
   Suggested value points: 
(MULTI-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES / any other suitable 
heading) 
 
– day, date, time, place of the accident 
– loss of life and property 
– cause of the accident 
– rescue operation 
– any other relevant details 
 
 
   OR  
   Suggested value points: 
(ZONAL CRICKET TOOURNAMENT / any other suitable heading) 
 
– date, time, venue of the event 
– names of the participating teams 
– exciting, cheerful atmosphere 
– name of the winning team 
– cheering crowd 
– presentation ceremony 
– any other relevant detail 
 
 
5 5 5 LETTER WRITING 
[Note: - No marks are to be awarded if only the format is given. 
Credit should be given for the candidate's creativity in presentation of 
ideas. Use of both the traditional and the new format is permitted. ] 
 
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