Tamil Nadu State Board English Paper I Blueprint for Class 12

Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education Marking Scheme / Blueprint for Class 12 English Paper I is given below.

General: There are six sections (A to F) in the question paper.

A. Supplementary Reader – (Qns. 1 – 12 for 25 marks)
B. Learning Competency – (Qns. 13 – 22 for 15 marks)
C. Occupational Competency – (Qns. 23 – 24 for 15 marks)
D. Strategic Competency – (Qns. 25 – 26 for 05 marks)
E. Creative Competency – (Qns. 27 – 36 for 10 marks)
F. Extensive Reading – (Qns. 37 – 39 for 10 marks)

  • As and when each question is set, put the answer key on a separate sheet.
  • All questions are to be classified as low, middle or high order in terms of efforts to be put in by students for answering the questions concerned.


I. A. The answer should be written in the form of a paragraph.

B. Each question asked should be from a different lesson. The options should not differ too much in meaning, from the right one.

C. A passage from any lesson from the supplementary reader can be given. Five questions, two of low order, two of middle order and one of high order are to be given.

D. The two lessons chosen for the essay type question should be different from those asked in Question No.1 A and C.


II. A. The questions should be strictly based on the material given in the text.

B. Sentences should test the knowledge on different tense forms, sentence structure, basic grammatical use, etc.


III. A. The passage chosen should be understandable rather than being abstract.

B. The question should demand the inclusion of a Curriculum Vitae along with the covering letter.


IV. A. The question need not necessarily be taken from the text book. But the items in the text be given priority.

B. Scope for atleast three instructions be provided


V. A. Familiar proverbs can be chosen.
B. Precise, Catchy, and Comprehensive slogans can be chosen.


VI. Three topics be provided. One of matters of current events / ideas, another a debatable topic and the last a personal topic.

(Questions are to be numerically arranged in Arabic Numerals from 1 – 39).

Subject : English
Paper : II
Class : XII
Time : 3 hrs
Marks : 80

Tamil Nadu State Board Class 12 Marking Scheme - English Paper I

Weightage to Forms of Questions

Tamil Nadu State Board Class 12 Marking Scheme - English Paper I

Scheme of Sections and Weightage to Content

Tamil Nadu State Board Class 12 Marking Scheme - English Paper I

Scheme of Options : 1. Supplementary Reader – E – 1 out of 2 Questions
2. Extensive Reading – E – 1 out of 3 Questions

Difficulty Level : Difficult – 25%
Average – 56.25%
Easy – 18.75%
Total – 100%

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