Class XI

READING: 15 Marks

Reading Unseen Passages for Comprehension and Note Making

This section will have two unseen passages followed by a variety of questions. The total length of the two passages shall be around 1100 (600 + 500).

Question 1: Long Reading Passage of 600 Words 08 Marks

Question 1 shall have two sets of questions

a) 6 Questions carrying 1 mark each, out of which two shall be MCQs – 6×1= 6 Marks

b) Vocabulary Testing – 2 Questions carrying one mark each. 2×1= 2 Marks

Question 2: Reading Passage of 500 Words for Summary and Note Making 07 Marks

a) Note making – 5 Marks

b) Summary – 2 Marks

Q1 and Q2 will be two unseen texts – one from prose and the other from poetry. The total length of
these two texts will be around 600 words.
Each of these extracts will be for 6 marks- five marks for local, global and inferential comprehension in
the form of Multiple Choice Questions and one mark for vocabulary.

Q3 will have a prose passage of about 500 words and it will be used for note making (05 marks) and
testing vocabulary

1. Learn Note Making Easily (PPt with one Solved Example) Click Here
2. Selective Reading & Underlining Click Here

Class XII


READING: 20 Marks

Reading unseen Passages and Note-making 20 Marks

Two unseen passages with a variety of questions including 03 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning and 05 marks for note-making.

The total length of the two passages will be between 950-1200 words. The passages will include two of the following:

(a)Factual Passages e.g. instructions, descriptions, reports.

(b)Discursive passage involving opinion e.g. argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text.

(c)Literary passage e.g. extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography



Unseen   Passage No. of   Words Testing   area Marks   Allotted Total
1 600-700 Short answer   type

questions to   test local,

global and   inferential










2 350-500 Note-making in   an

appropriate   format









A passage of about 600-700 words carrying 12 marks and another passage of about 350-500 words carrying 08 marks

1. A passage to test reading comprehension. The passage can be literary, factual or discursive. The length of the passage should be between 600-700 words. 12

2. A shorter passage of 350-500 words for note-making and abstraction. 08

1. Learn Note Making Easily (PPt with one Solved Example) Click Here
2. Selective Reading & Underlining Click Here

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