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MARKING SCHEME 2019-20 
ENGLISH – LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 
CLASS: X 
 
 
Time allowed: 3 Hrs.      Maximum Marks : 80 
 
 
 SECTION A (Reading) 20 
1. Answer any eight of the following questions. 
a. III.  230,000 soldiers 
b. (iv). II, IV, I, III 
c. III. Jean Henri Dunant 
d. IV. Writing a book  
e. III. The Contributions of Jean Henri Dunant 
f. I and III 
g. time 
h. False 
1x8=8 
 
2.1 Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. 
 (a) a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, insurance 
called faith, and a driver called God. 
(b) The difference between a disaster and triumph lies in whether or not you’re 
prepared and willing to weather the storm. If you’re ready, those bumps will 
become stepping-stones.  
(c) If you want to have a better future, you have to change yourself. Stop 
worrying about the various challenges that will come your way. Just believe in 
yourself and use them as stepping-stones.  
(d) Success can be measured from two standpoints—the external and the 
internal. Externally it is the measure of a job well done and recognition. 
Internally it the feeling of achievement and wholeness derived from the 
completion of a task or fulfillment of desire  
2X4=8 
 
 
2.2 On the basis of your reading of the above extract, answer the following: 
(a)  (iii) Triumph 
(b)  Abundance 
(c) (ii) Achievement  
(d) Superficial  
1x4=4 
 
 SECTION B (Writing & Grammar) 30 
3 [Note: No marks to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should 
be given to the candidate’s creativity in presentation of the ideas, 
appropriate use of language and skills of reasoning.] 
 
Letter to place an order 
 
Word limit: 100-150 words 
 
Format– 1 mark (Sender’s address, 2. Date, 3. Receiver’s address, 4. Subject 
Heading, 5. Salutation, 6. Complimentary Close) 
 
Content– 4 marks 
 
Expression– 3 marks (grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, spellings, 
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MARKING SCHEME 2019-20 
ENGLISH – LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 
CLASS: X 
 
 
Time allowed: 3 Hrs.      Maximum Marks : 80 
 
 
 SECTION A (Reading) 20 
1. Answer any eight of the following questions. 
a. III.  230,000 soldiers 
b. (iv). II, IV, I, III 
c. III. Jean Henri Dunant 
d. IV. Writing a book  
e. III. The Contributions of Jean Henri Dunant 
f. I and III 
g. time 
h. False 
1x8=8 
 
2.1 Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. 
 (a) a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, insurance 
called faith, and a driver called God. 
(b) The difference between a disaster and triumph lies in whether or not you’re 
prepared and willing to weather the storm. If you’re ready, those bumps will 
become stepping-stones.  
(c) If you want to have a better future, you have to change yourself. Stop 
worrying about the various challenges that will come your way. Just believe in 
yourself and use them as stepping-stones.  
(d) Success can be measured from two standpoints—the external and the 
internal. Externally it is the measure of a job well done and recognition. 
Internally it the feeling of achievement and wholeness derived from the 
completion of a task or fulfillment of desire  
2X4=8 
 
 
2.2 On the basis of your reading of the above extract, answer the following: 
(a)  (iii) Triumph 
(b)  Abundance 
(c) (ii) Achievement  
(d) Superficial  
1x4=4 
 
 SECTION B (Writing & Grammar) 30 
3 [Note: No marks to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should 
be given to the candidate’s creativity in presentation of the ideas, 
appropriate use of language and skills of reasoning.] 
 
Letter to place an order 
 
Word limit: 100-150 words 
 
Format– 1 mark (Sender’s address, 2. Date, 3. Receiver’s address, 4. Subject 
Heading, 5. Salutation, 6. Complimentary Close) 
 
Content– 4 marks 
 
Expression– 3 marks (grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, spellings, 
8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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coherence & relevance of ideas and style) 
 
Suggested Value Points –  
? Placing and order to Apple Inc. 
? Order detail with approval of quotation 
? Mentioning the accessories needed 
? Detail about the quantity 
? Delivery date 
? Mode of payment 
(any other relevant point to be given credit) 
 
OR 
[Note: No marks to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should 
be given to the candidate’s creativity in presentation of the ideas, 
appropriate use of language and skills of reasoning.] 
 
Article Writing 
 
Word limit: 100-150 words 
 
Format – 1 mark (Heading & Writer’s Name) 
 
Content – 4 marks 
 
Expression – 3 marks (grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, spellings, 
coherence & relevance of ideas and style) 
 
Suggested Value Points – 
? Mention the objective of a Clean India campaign by Indian Government 
? Use of social messaging, education, communication to make the public 
aware, increasing the green cover, effective waste management, 
segregation of waste, adopting healthy clean habits, access to clean toilets 
(Due credit for creative answers backed by logical arguments to be 
given) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Story Writing 
 
Word limit : 150-200 words 
 
Format– 1 mark (Title) 
 
Content – 4 marks (The story must start with the cue given in the question.  
There must be clarity of plot, logical sequence of events, well defined 
characters and an apt conclusion) 
 
Expression – 5 marks (creativity, grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, 
spellings, coherence & relevance, originality of ideas and style) 
 
OR 
 
Word limit : 150-200 words 
 
Format – 1 mark (Title) 
 
Content – 4 marks 
 
? The picture provided is an important part of the story.  The students must 
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MARKING SCHEME 2019-20 
ENGLISH – LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 
CLASS: X 
 
 
Time allowed: 3 Hrs.      Maximum Marks : 80 
 
 
 SECTION A (Reading) 20 
1. Answer any eight of the following questions. 
a. III.  230,000 soldiers 
b. (iv). II, IV, I, III 
c. III. Jean Henri Dunant 
d. IV. Writing a book  
e. III. The Contributions of Jean Henri Dunant 
f. I and III 
g. time 
h. False 
1x8=8 
 
2.1 Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. 
 (a) a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, insurance 
called faith, and a driver called God. 
(b) The difference between a disaster and triumph lies in whether or not you’re 
prepared and willing to weather the storm. If you’re ready, those bumps will 
become stepping-stones.  
(c) If you want to have a better future, you have to change yourself. Stop 
worrying about the various challenges that will come your way. Just believe in 
yourself and use them as stepping-stones.  
(d) Success can be measured from two standpoints—the external and the 
internal. Externally it is the measure of a job well done and recognition. 
Internally it the feeling of achievement and wholeness derived from the 
completion of a task or fulfillment of desire  
2X4=8 
 
 
2.2 On the basis of your reading of the above extract, answer the following: 
(a)  (iii) Triumph 
(b)  Abundance 
(c) (ii) Achievement  
(d) Superficial  
1x4=4 
 
 SECTION B (Writing & Grammar) 30 
3 [Note: No marks to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should 
be given to the candidate’s creativity in presentation of the ideas, 
appropriate use of language and skills of reasoning.] 
 
Letter to place an order 
 
Word limit: 100-150 words 
 
Format– 1 mark (Sender’s address, 2. Date, 3. Receiver’s address, 4. Subject 
Heading, 5. Salutation, 6. Complimentary Close) 
 
Content– 4 marks 
 
Expression– 3 marks (grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, spellings, 
8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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coherence & relevance of ideas and style) 
 
Suggested Value Points –  
? Placing and order to Apple Inc. 
? Order detail with approval of quotation 
? Mentioning the accessories needed 
? Detail about the quantity 
? Delivery date 
? Mode of payment 
(any other relevant point to be given credit) 
 
OR 
[Note: No marks to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should 
be given to the candidate’s creativity in presentation of the ideas, 
appropriate use of language and skills of reasoning.] 
 
Article Writing 
 
Word limit: 100-150 words 
 
Format – 1 mark (Heading & Writer’s Name) 
 
Content – 4 marks 
 
Expression – 3 marks (grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, spellings, 
coherence & relevance of ideas and style) 
 
Suggested Value Points – 
? Mention the objective of a Clean India campaign by Indian Government 
? Use of social messaging, education, communication to make the public 
aware, increasing the green cover, effective waste management, 
segregation of waste, adopting healthy clean habits, access to clean toilets 
(Due credit for creative answers backed by logical arguments to be 
given) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Story Writing 
 
Word limit : 150-200 words 
 
Format– 1 mark (Title) 
 
Content – 4 marks (The story must start with the cue given in the question.  
There must be clarity of plot, logical sequence of events, well defined 
characters and an apt conclusion) 
 
Expression – 5 marks (creativity, grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, 
spellings, coherence & relevance, originality of ideas and style) 
 
OR 
 
Word limit : 150-200 words 
 
Format – 1 mark (Title) 
 
Content – 4 marks 
 
? The picture provided is an important part of the story.  The students must 
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make sure that either the story revolves around the picture or the picture 
forms an intrinsic part of the story.   
? There must be clarity of plot, logical sequence of events, well defined 
characters and apt conclusion. 
 
Expression – 5 marks (creativity, grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, 
spellings, coherence & relevance, originality of ideas and style) 
5 Complete the passage by choosing the correct option given below. 
a) ii) are 
b) ii) are living 
c) iii) and 
d) i) the 
1x4=4 
 
 
6 Write the incorrect word and its correction against the appropriate blank 
number. 
Distribution of mark 
(½ mark to be awarded for identifying the error and ½ mark for giving the 
correct answer) 
 
a) in- of 
b) from – of 
c) through- by 
d) or - and 
1x4=4 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Rearrange the following set of words and phrases to form meaningful 
sentences. 
(For a partially correct answer no mark to be allotted) 
 
a) Over 40 percent of the world’s sugarcane is produced in India. 
 b) Ethyl alcohol extracted from sugarcane can be used as fuel for cars. 
c) Gasoline is not the only thing that can power automobiles. 
d) Hydrogen also can be an alternative energy source. 
1x4=4 
 
 
 
 
  
SECTION C (Literature) 
30 
 General Instructions: This section is meant to test the student’s 
familiarity with and appreciation of the recommended texts.  However, if 
the faulty expression prevents clear communication ½ mark may be 
deducted. 
 
8 Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow – 
 
a) (i) Leslie Norris         
b) (i) for his prey 
c) for drinking water 
d) stay hidden, not coming to the forefront  
 
                                    OR 
a) (i) Sinclair Lewis 
b) (ii) hack driver 
c) Oliver’s mother had shouted at them, threatened them with an iron from the 
stove, laughed at them, driven them away. 
d) looking inside, trying to find something 
1x4=4 
 
 
 
9 Answer any five of the following questions in 30-40 words each. 
 
Distribution of marks: 
Content – 1 mark 
Expression – 1 mark 
 
Suggested Value Points: 
a) Anil contributed to magazines, wrote for a living, didn’t earn much, difficult 
2x5=10 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARKING SCHEME 2019-20 
ENGLISH – LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 
CLASS: X 
 
 
Time allowed: 3 Hrs.      Maximum Marks : 80 
 
 
 SECTION A (Reading) 20 
1. Answer any eight of the following questions. 
a. III.  230,000 soldiers 
b. (iv). II, IV, I, III 
c. III. Jean Henri Dunant 
d. IV. Writing a book  
e. III. The Contributions of Jean Henri Dunant 
f. I and III 
g. time 
h. False 
1x8=8 
 
2.1 Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. 
 (a) a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, insurance 
called faith, and a driver called God. 
(b) The difference between a disaster and triumph lies in whether or not you’re 
prepared and willing to weather the storm. If you’re ready, those bumps will 
become stepping-stones.  
(c) If you want to have a better future, you have to change yourself. Stop 
worrying about the various challenges that will come your way. Just believe in 
yourself and use them as stepping-stones.  
(d) Success can be measured from two standpoints—the external and the 
internal. Externally it is the measure of a job well done and recognition. 
Internally it the feeling of achievement and wholeness derived from the 
completion of a task or fulfillment of desire  
2X4=8 
 
 
2.2 On the basis of your reading of the above extract, answer the following: 
(a)  (iii) Triumph 
(b)  Abundance 
(c) (ii) Achievement  
(d) Superficial  
1x4=4 
 
 SECTION B (Writing & Grammar) 30 
3 [Note: No marks to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should 
be given to the candidate’s creativity in presentation of the ideas, 
appropriate use of language and skills of reasoning.] 
 
Letter to place an order 
 
Word limit: 100-150 words 
 
Format– 1 mark (Sender’s address, 2. Date, 3. Receiver’s address, 4. Subject 
Heading, 5. Salutation, 6. Complimentary Close) 
 
Content– 4 marks 
 
Expression– 3 marks (grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, spellings, 
8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Page | 2 
 
coherence & relevance of ideas and style) 
 
Suggested Value Points –  
? Placing and order to Apple Inc. 
? Order detail with approval of quotation 
? Mentioning the accessories needed 
? Detail about the quantity 
? Delivery date 
? Mode of payment 
(any other relevant point to be given credit) 
 
OR 
[Note: No marks to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should 
be given to the candidate’s creativity in presentation of the ideas, 
appropriate use of language and skills of reasoning.] 
 
Article Writing 
 
Word limit: 100-150 words 
 
Format – 1 mark (Heading & Writer’s Name) 
 
Content – 4 marks 
 
Expression – 3 marks (grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, spellings, 
coherence & relevance of ideas and style) 
 
Suggested Value Points – 
? Mention the objective of a Clean India campaign by Indian Government 
? Use of social messaging, education, communication to make the public 
aware, increasing the green cover, effective waste management, 
segregation of waste, adopting healthy clean habits, access to clean toilets 
(Due credit for creative answers backed by logical arguments to be 
given) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Story Writing 
 
Word limit : 150-200 words 
 
Format– 1 mark (Title) 
 
Content – 4 marks (The story must start with the cue given in the question.  
There must be clarity of plot, logical sequence of events, well defined 
characters and an apt conclusion) 
 
Expression – 5 marks (creativity, grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, 
spellings, coherence & relevance, originality of ideas and style) 
 
OR 
 
Word limit : 150-200 words 
 
Format – 1 mark (Title) 
 
Content – 4 marks 
 
? The picture provided is an important part of the story.  The students must 
10 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Page | 3 
 
make sure that either the story revolves around the picture or the picture 
forms an intrinsic part of the story.   
? There must be clarity of plot, logical sequence of events, well defined 
characters and apt conclusion. 
 
Expression – 5 marks (creativity, grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, 
spellings, coherence & relevance, originality of ideas and style) 
5 Complete the passage by choosing the correct option given below. 
a) ii) are 
b) ii) are living 
c) iii) and 
d) i) the 
1x4=4 
 
 
6 Write the incorrect word and its correction against the appropriate blank 
number. 
Distribution of mark 
(½ mark to be awarded for identifying the error and ½ mark for giving the 
correct answer) 
 
a) in- of 
b) from – of 
c) through- by 
d) or - and 
1x4=4 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Rearrange the following set of words and phrases to form meaningful 
sentences. 
(For a partially correct answer no mark to be allotted) 
 
a) Over 40 percent of the world’s sugarcane is produced in India. 
 b) Ethyl alcohol extracted from sugarcane can be used as fuel for cars. 
c) Gasoline is not the only thing that can power automobiles. 
d) Hydrogen also can be an alternative energy source. 
1x4=4 
 
 
 
 
  
SECTION C (Literature) 
30 
 General Instructions: This section is meant to test the student’s 
familiarity with and appreciation of the recommended texts.  However, if 
the faulty expression prevents clear communication ½ mark may be 
deducted. 
 
8 Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow – 
 
a) (i) Leslie Norris         
b) (i) for his prey 
c) for drinking water 
d) stay hidden, not coming to the forefront  
 
                                    OR 
a) (i) Sinclair Lewis 
b) (ii) hack driver 
c) Oliver’s mother had shouted at them, threatened them with an iron from the 
stove, laughed at them, driven them away. 
d) looking inside, trying to find something 
1x4=4 
 
 
 
9 Answer any five of the following questions in 30-40 words each. 
 
Distribution of marks: 
Content – 1 mark 
Expression – 1 mark 
 
Suggested Value Points: 
a) Anil contributed to magazines, wrote for a living, didn’t earn much, difficult 
2x5=10 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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for Hari Singh to understand his profession 
b) No new clothes for Bholi, old dresses passed on to her, nobody cared for or 
mended her clothes, parents sent her to school as they thought there was a 
little chance of her getting married. 
c) Anne was very talkative, didn’t stop despite being punished, wrote an 
essay as a punishment, justified her over-talkative nature. 
d) One towards the society, one towards the family 
e) Custard, the Dragon was very scared, cried for a safe cage, all laughed, it 
was a coward. 
f) Needed for all sorts of functions, like marriages, birthdays, part of 
traditional cuisine, mothers prepare delicacies. 
10 These questions have been set to test the student’s understanding of the 
text and their ability to interpret evaluate and respond to the 
themes/issues raised.  Therefore, there can’t be just one correct answer.  
All presentations logically supported by textual evidence must be 
considered correct. 
 
Content = 4 
Expression = 4 
 
Suggested Value Points: 
Lencho- a simple person 
Started correspondence with God, immense faith, asked for money 
Received a lesser amount, blamed the post office employees 
Didn’t realize the irony- they were the real helpers, who had contributed parts 
of their salary. 
Didn’t act practically 
OR 
Kisa went from home to home , asked for mustard seeds- where no one had 
died,  
unsuccessful in getting any, distraught on the loss of her only son 
loses her senses, doesn’t accept reality, ignorant of the fact that death is 
inevitable 
Lesson- humans are mortal, face pain and suffering, no use grieving 
1x8=8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11 These questions have been set to test the student’s understanding of the 
text and their ability to interpret evaluate and respond to the 
themes/issues raised.  Therefore, there can’t be just one correct answer.  
All presentations logically supported by textual evidence must be 
considered correct. 
 
Content = 4 
Expression = 4 
 
Suggested Value Points: 
Matilda longs for life of luxury and wealth, immerses herself in life of glamour 
borrows a necklace when invited for a party, loses it, pays heavily 
she and her husband work day and night, live in poverty to repay for it, she 
loses all her charm, looks old and pale 
it’s better to be satisfied what you have, do not show off 
 
OR 
Valli’s earnest wish to ride on the bus and get to the nearest town 
 meticulous planning, strong will- power 
Saved money, gathered required information, Waited patiently 
Her confidence and dignity- made the conductor call her ‘Madam’ 
Displays extraordinary courage, completes the journey 
1x8=8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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