CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Sample Paper 2013-14 (14)

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English Communicative

Code No. 101



The writing section comprises six writing tasks as indicated below.

Q.4 Writing a Notice in 50 -60 words 

Q. 5 Writing a Message or a Diary Entry in 50-60 words 

Q. 6 A composition of up to 80-100 words in the form of Biographical sketch, Interpretation, or Description (people, objects or events) 4 marks

Q. 7 An extended writing task of length up to 120 – 150 words in the form of a Formal/Informal Letter or Email. The long piece of writing will assess the use of appropriate style, language, content and expression. 

Q. 8 An extended writing task of 120 -150 words in the form of a Story or a Report. 

Q. 9 An extended writing task of 120 - 150 words in the form of an Article or a Speech

All the above questions will assess students‟ skill of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically correct English, presenting ideas coherently and concisely, writing a clear description, a clear account of events, expanding notes into a piece of writing, transcoding information from one form to another or using a style appropriate for a notice, message or diary entry.

Students‟ skill in expressing ideas in clear and grammatically correct English, planning, organising and presenting ideas coherently by introducing, developing and concluding a topic, comparing and contrasting ideas and arriving at a conclusion, presenting an argument with supporting examples, using an appropriate style and format and expanding notes into longer pieces of writing and creative expression of ideas will be assessed.

Qs 6, 7, 8 & 9 will make use of a visual/ verbal stimulus.

Important Note on Format and Word Limit:

 Format will not carry any separate marks and in most cases, format will be given in the question paper.

 The word limit given is the suggested minimum word limit. No candidate may be penalised for writing more or less than the suggested word limit provided the topic is covered and adequately. Stress should be on content, expression, coherence and relevance of the content presented


This section will assess Grammar items in context for 20 Marks. It will carry 5 questions of 4 marks each.

Questions no 10 will have Multiple Choice Questions. The test types for MCQs include the following:

 Gap filling

 Sentence completion

 Dialogue completion

Questions 11, 12,13 & 14 will be based on response supplied by students (Supply Type). The test types will include the following:

 Sentence reordering

 Editing/ Omission

 Sentence transformation

These questions will test grammar items which have been dealt with in class IX. Different structures such as verb forms, sentence structure, connectors, determiners, pronouns, prepositions, clauses, phrases etc., can be tested through formative assessment over a period of time. As far as the summative assessment is concerned, it will recycle grammar items learnt over a period of time and will test them in context.

Tests types used will include gap-filling, cloze (gap filling exercise with blanks at regular intervals), sentence completion, recording word groups into sentences, editing, dialogue-completion and sentence-transformation.

The grammar syllabus will be sampled each year, with marks allotted for:

Verbs forms

Sentence structures

Other areas etc.

Please refer to attached file for CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Sample Paper 2013-14 (14)

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