Q. No 1 (a): One essay type question with an internal alternative on theme, incident and character from Prose Parables. The answer should not exceed 200-250 words.
(b): Five short answer questions to be attempted (in about 100 words each) out of the given eightfrom Prose Parables.
2x5= 10 marks
Q. No 2(a): One essay type question with an internal alternative on main ideas, summary from The Poetic Palette. The answer should not exceed 200-250 words.
(b): Two stanzas out of three to be explained with reference to the context from The Poetic Palette.
Q. No. 3: A paragraph (Descriptive) of about 150 words on any one of the four given topics.
Q. No. 4: Translation from English into Hindi or Punjabi of a given passage consisting of ten sentences.
(For those who do not know Punjabi/Hindi)
Paraphrase of a given poetry passage of about 8 to 10 lines.
Q. No. 5: Ten very short answer questions to be attempted from both the prescribed texts, that is, from Prose Parables and The Poetic Palette (five each from both the texts). Answer to each question to be given in about one line. Each question will carry one mark and there will be no internal choice.
Q. No. 6: This question, having two parts, will be based on Oxford Practice Grammarby John Eastwood
(a): Exercises 1 to 43
(b): Exercises 76 to 117
A candidate will be required to attempt 15 out of 18 sentences set in (a) and 10 out of 12 in (b).
The examiner shall set 25% sentences from Oxford Practice Grammar and 75% shall be based on the exercises prescribed in each part.
In part (b) a candidate shall give synonyms or antonyms of all the 6 carrying half a mark each.
While no book is prescribed for Q. No. 8, TheStudent's Companion by Wilfred D. Best is, however, recommended.
The examiner shall give a clear instruction to the candidates to attempt these questions only at one place and only once. Second or subsequent attempts, unless the earlier ones have been crossed out, shall not be evaluated.