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B.A Hounour School in Punjabi, History and Political Science Part I

(Common) Paper for English Semester I

Session-2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14
Time Allowed : 3Hours Max.Marks:100

External Marks:80

Internal Assesment Marks :20

Pass Marks:40(32+8)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PAPER -SETTER

The question paper shall consist of five Sections A,B,C,D and E. Each of the questions in sections A,B,C and D shall be of 12 marks. Sections E shall carry 32 marks and shall contain questions from the preceeding four sections, thus covering the entire syllabus.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES

Candidates shall be required to attempt one questions each from the sections A,B,C, and D respectively and the entire section E shall be compulsory.



COURSE CONTENT

The texts prescribed for each of the Sections A,B,C and D and the allocation of marks thereof are given below:



SECTION-A

The text prescribed for this section is Popular short stories Oxford University Press. The following six stories from this book are not to be studied:



  1. 'Some words with a Mummy' by Edgar Allan Poe.

  2. 'The Apple' by H.G.Wells

  3. 'The Dying Detective' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

  4. 'Monal Hunt' by Manohar Malgonkar.

  5. 'Old Man at the Bridge' by Ernest Hemingway.

  6. 'The World Renowned Nose' by V.M. Basheer.

In this section there shall be one essay type question with an internal alternative on theme, incident, character or main ideas from the prescribed book Popular Short Stories. This question shall be of 12 marks and the answer to it should not exceed 200 words.
SECTION-B

The texts prescribed for this section are:



  1. Popular short stories Oxford University Press. The stories which are not to be studied are the same as mentioned above.

This section shall comprise one question which shall have (i) cadidates shall attempt 2 out of three short answer questions from Popular Short Stories. Each question shall carry 4 marks and the answer to it shall not exceed 50-60 words.
SECTION-C

The text prescribed for this section is The Student's Companion by wilfred D.Best. Rupa & Co. The following portions of this book are prescribed:



  1. Single words for Phrases and Sentences

    1. Words denoting Numbers

    2. Words denoting Places

    3. Words denoting Professions or Trades

    4. Names by which Persons with certain characteristics are known.

  2. Word frequently mis-spelt.

This section shall comprise one question which shall be in two parts. In part (i) there shall be a passage of eight sentences to be translated from Punjabi into English. This passage shall be of 8 marks. In part (ii) there shall be eight phrases or sentences each carrying one marks to be substituted by single words from the prescribed portions for Single Words in The Student's Companion.



SECTION-D

The texts prescribed for this section are:



  1. Intermediate English Grammar 2nd Edition by Raymond Murphy. Combridge University Press. Units 1 to 26 and Appendices 1 to 4 from this book are prescribed.

  2. Intermediate English Grammar Supplementary Exercises by Hashemi and Murphy. Cambridge University Press. Exercises from this book which are relevant to Units 1 to 26 (from Intermediate English Grammar) are prescribed.

In this section there shall be one question of 12 marks consisting of 15 sentences out of which candidates shall attempt 12 sentences. each carrying one mark. These sentences shall be based on exercises from Units 1 to 26 and Appendices 1 to 4 from the prescribed book on Grammar and the relevant exercises from Supplementary Exercises.
SECTION-E

This section shall be compulsory and cover the entire syllabus of the previous four sections A,B,C, and D. It shall carry a weightage of 32 marks and there shall be no choice in any of the parts thereof. There shall be only one question in this section which shall have three parts. In part (i) the paper-setter shall set four short-answer questions, each carrying 4 marks. from Popular Short Stories. Candidates shall have to attempt all the four questions, making sure that the answer to each question does not exceed 80-100 words. In part (ii) shall pertain to the exercises of the prescribed units from Intermediate English Grammar and the relevant exercises from Intermediate English Grammar Supplementary Exercises. The paper setter shall set 12 sentences, each carrying one mark. Candidates shall have to attempt all the sentences. Part (iii) shall pertain to prescribed portion of mis-seplt words from The Student's Companion. The paper setter shall set 4 mis-spelt words, each of one mark, to be correctly spelt by candidates.



TESTING:

SECTION-A
I. One essay type question with an internal alternative on theme, incident, character or main ideas from Popular Short Stories. The answer should not exceed 200 words.

12 marks


SECTION-B

II. Three short-answer questions to be set from Popular Short Stories out of which candidate shall attempt any two in 50-60 words each. 4X2=8 marks



SECTION-C

III .(i) One passage of 8 sentences to be translated form Punjabi into English . 8 marks



  1. 8 phrases or sentences each of one mark to be substituted by Single words from the prescribed portions of The Student's Companion all of which shall be attempted by candidates.

1x8=8 marks

SECTION-D

IV 15 sentences each of one mark to be set form exercises of the prescribed units of Intermediate English Grammar and those of Intermediate English Grammar. Supplementary Exercise out of which candidates shall attempt any 12 sentences. 1x12=12 marks



SECTION-E

V. (i) Four short answer questions form Popular Short Stories. Each question is to be attempted in


80-100 words. 4x4=16 marks

(ii) 12 sentences to be set form the exercises of the prescribed units of the books on Grammar and Supplementary Exercises. All sentences are to be attempted. 1x12=12 marks

(iii) 4 mis-spelt words to be set form the prescribed portion of The Student's Companion whose correct versions are to be provided by candidates. 1x4=4marks

B.A Hounour School in Punjabi, History and Political Science Part I

(Common) Paper for English Semester II

Session-2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14
Time Allowed : 3Hours Max.Marks:100

External Marks:80

Internal Assesment Marks :20

Pass Marks:40(32+8)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PAPER -SETTER

The question paper shall consist of five Sections A,B,C,D and E. Each of the questions in sections A,B,C and D shall be of 12 marks. Sections E shall carry 32 marks and shall contain questions from the preceeding four sections, thus covering the entire syllabus.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES

Candidates shall be required to attempt one questions each from the sections A,B,C, and D respectively and the entire section E shall be compulsory.



COURSE CONTENT

The texts prescribed for each of the Sections A,B,C and D and the allocation of marks thereof are given below:



SECTION-A

The text prescribed for this section is Selections form Modern English Prose by Haladhar Panda, University Press. The following ten essays from this book are to be studied:



  1. 'Education for New India' by C.Rajagopalachari.

  2. 'Our Own Civilization' by C.E.M Joad.

  3. 'A Dialogue on Democracy' by A.S.Hornby.

  4. 'No Man is an Island' by Minoo Masani.

  5. 'India's Contribution to World Unity' by Arnold Toynbee.

  6. 'The Sporting Spirit' by George Orwell.

  7. 'On Saying Please' by A.G Gardiner.

  8. 'A Talk on Advertising' by Herman Wouk.

  9. 'The secret of Work' by Swani Viekananda.

  10. 'The Scientific Point of View' by J.B.S Haldane.

In this section there shall be one essay type question with an internal alternative on theme, incident or main ideas of an essay from the prescribed book Selections from Modern English Prose . This question shall be of 12 marks and the answer to it should not exceed 200 words.

SECTION-B

The texts prescribed for this section are:



  1. Selections from Modern English Prose by Haladhar Panda, University Press. The essay prescribed for study are the same as mentioned above.

This section shall comprise one question which shall have two parts of 8 marks each in part
(i) candidates shall attempt 2 out of three short answer questions from Selections from Modern English Prose. Each question shall carry 4 marks and the answer to it shall not exceed 50-60 words.

SECTION-C

The text prescribed for this section is The Student's Companion by wilfred D.Best. Rupa & Co. The following portions of this book are prescribed:

(a) Single words for Phrases and Sentences


    1. Words pertaining to Government.

    2. Words pertaining to Marriage

    3. Words pertaining to Science and Arts.

    4. Words pertaining to The Medical Profession

  1. Antonyms and Synonyms.

This section shall comprise one question which shall be in two parts. In part (i) Candidates shall have to write a paragraph of about 120 words on any one of the four given topics is paragraph shall be of 8 marks. In part (ii) there shall be eight phrases or sentences each carrying one marks to be substituted by single words from the prescribed portions for Single Words in The Student's Companion.

SECTION-D

The texts prescribed for this section are:



  1. Intermediate English Grammar 2nd Edition by Raymond Murphy. Combridge University Press. Units 27 to 51 and Appendices 4 and 5 from this book are prescribed.

(ii) Intermediate English Grammar Supplementary Exercises by Hashemi and Murphy. Cambridge University Press. Exercises from this book which are relevant to Units 27 to 51 (from Intermediate English Grammar) are prescribed.

In this section there shall be one question of 12 marks consisting of 15 sentences out of which candidates shall attempt 12 sentences. each carrying one mark. These sentences shall be based on exercises from Units 27 to 51 and Appendices 4 and 5 from the prescribed book on Grammar and the relevant exercises from Supplementary Exercises.




SECTION-E

This section shall be compulsory and cover the entire syllabus of the previous four sections A,B,C, and D. It shall carry a weightage of 32 marks and there shall be no choice in any of the parts thereof. There shall be only one question in this section which shall have three parts. In part (i) the paper-setter shall set four short-answer questions, each carrying 4 marks. from Selections from Modern English Prose. Candidates shall have to attempt all the four questions, making sure that the answer to each question does not exceed 80-100 words. In part (ii) shall pertain to the exercises of the prescribed units from Intermediate English Grammar and the relevant exercises from Intermediate English Grammar Supplementary Exercises. The paper setter shall set 12 sentences, each carrying one mark. Candidates shall have to attempt all the sentences. Part (iii) shall pertain to prescribed portion of antonyms and Synonyms from The Student's Companion. The paper setter shall set 4 words each of one mark out of which candidate shall give antonyms for 2 words and synonyms for the other 2 words.



TESTING:

SECTION-A
I. One essay type question with an internal alternative on theme, incident or main ideas from Selections from Modern English Prose. The answer should not exceed 200 words.

12 marks


SECTION-B

II. Three short-answer questions to be set from Selections from Modern English Prose out of which candidate shall attempt any two in 50-60 words each. 4X2=8 marks



SECTION-C

III .(i) One Paragraph of about 120 words to be written on any one of the four given topics. 8 marks

(ii) 8 phrases or sentences each of one mark to be substituted by Single words from the prescribed portions of The Student's Companion all of which shall be attempted by candidates.

1x8=8 marks



SECTION-D

IV 15 sentences each of one mark to be set form exercises of the prescribed units of Intermediate English Grammar and those of Intermediate English Grammar Supplementary Exercise out of which candidates shall attempt any 12 sentences. 1x12=12 marks



SECTION-E

V. (i) Four short answer questions form Selections form Modern English Prose. Each question is to be attempted in 80-100 words. 4x4=16 marks



(ii) 12 sentences to be set form the exercises of the prescribed units of the books on Grammar and Supplementary Exercises. All sentences are to be attempted. 1x12=12 marks

(iii) 4 words, 2 for antonyms and 2 for Synonyms, to be set form the prescribed portion of The Student's Companion. All words are to be attempted. 1x4=4marks


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