HSC English Board Paper Pattern

SECTION ‘A’ : Prose
Q.I. (A) A Seen extract from units 1 to 4 (around 250 words) 11 marks

(B) Questions covering grammatical items. 4 marks

Q. II. (A) A Seen extract from units 5 to 8 (around 250 words) 11 marks

(B) An Unseen extract selected to form basis for note-making (around 200 words) 4 marks

Q. III.(A) An Unseen extract (around 250 words) 11 marks

(B) Summary (based on the extract in Q. III (A) 4 marks


SECTION ‘B’ : Poetry

Q.IV. (A) An extract from poems in units 1 to 4 (8 – 10 lines) 4 marks

(B) An extract from poems in units 5 to 8 (8 – 10 lines) 4 marks


SECTION ‘C’ : Rapid Reading and Composition

Q. V. (A) A Seen extract from the Coursebook (about 250 words) 4 Marks
Question : Rewrite the extract from the point of view of … (Composition based on the extract)

(B) 1. A Seen extract from the Coursebook (about 250 words) 4 marks
Question : Convert the extract into a dialogue (About 8 sentences) OR

Convert the extract into a continuous write-up (About 120 words)
OR

2. A Seen extract from the Coursebook (about 150 words)
Question : Extend the extract by adding a paragraph of your own (about 120 words)

Q. VI. (A) Letter writing 4 Marks

(B) Tourist leaflet / Appeal OR  Report writing including newspaper report (about 120 words) OR Dialogue writing (About 8 sentences) 4 Marks


(C) Information transfer (Non-verbal to Verbal) (about 120 words) OR Developing a counterview (about 120 words) 4 Marks


Q. VII.(A) Framing questions for an interview (8 Questions) 4 Marks


(B) Preparing a speech (about 100 words) 3 Marks