Part – A: eligibility of candidates admission of students to a registered institution of the nbse



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PART – A:

ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES
1. Admission of students to a registered institution of the NBSE:
1.1 A student seeking admission to a class in a registered institution will be eligible for admission to that class if he:-
(i) has been studying in an institution registered with NBSE or member Board of Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE),

(ii) has passed qualifying or equivalent qualifying examination making him eligible for admission to that class and

(iii) produces: -
(a) Pupil Cumulative Record (PCR).

(a migrating student shall produce the School Leaving Certificate or Transfer Certificate signed by the Head of the Institution last attended and countersigned by the District Education Officer or his equivalent), and

(b) Certificate(s) in support of having passed the qualifying or equivalent qualifying examination.
Explanation: -

(a) A person who has been studying in an institution which is not a member Board of COBSE shall not be admitted to any class of the registered institutions on the basis of certificate(s) of such unrecognized institutions attended by him earlier.

(b) 'Qualifying Examination’ means the passing of that examination which makes a student eligible for admission to the next higher class.

(c) 'Equivalent Examination’ means an examination conducted by a recognised Board/ University and is recognised by NBSE as equivalent to the corresponding examination conducted by this Board.

1.2 No person who is under the sentence of rustication or is expelled from any Board/ University/School or is debarred from appearing in the examination for whatever reason by any Board/University shall be admitted to any class nor shall be permitted to appear at any examination under NBSE.

1.3 No student shall be admitted or promoted to any subsequent higher class unless he has completed the regular course of study of the class to which he was admitted at the beginning of the academic session and has passed the examination at the end of the concerned academic session, qualifying him for promotion to the next higher class.
1.4 No student shall be admitted in Class XI or above in an institution registered with the Board after the specified date.

The candidate shall complete the required percentage of attendance (80%) for each class to make him eligible for the examinations.





    1. Admission: Specific Requirements

Admission to Class XI in a registered institution shall be given only to such a student who has passed: -

The High School Leaving Certificate Examination (Class X) conducted by this Board or an equivalent examination conducted by a member Board of COBSE and recognised by this Board as equivalent to its High School Leaving Certificate Examination.

1.6 Admission to Class XII


  1. Admission to Class XII shall be given to students who:

~ has completed a regular course of study for Class XI, and

~ has passed Class XI examination from an institution registered with NBSE.



(ii) Admission to migrating students to Class XII is not allowed.

However, the Chairman shall have the authority to decide direct admission to Class XII on special circumstances.


2. Admission to Examinations

2.1 Admission to Examinations: Regular Candidate

Regular candidates will be allowed to appear the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination who had submitted their duly completed applications for admission to the concerned examination, and/or his name in the manner prescribed by the Board, along with the prescribed fee forwarded to the Controller of Examinations by the Head of the Institution.

2.2 Management of Examinations

(i) It is mandatory for an institution registered with the Board to follow the rules and guidelines of the Management of Examinations of the Board.
(ii) No registered institution shall endeavor to present the candidates who are not enrolled as on 1st July nor will it present the candidates of its unregistered institutions to any of the Board’s Examinations.
(iii) If the Board has reasons to believe that a registered institution is not following the Board’s rules and norms, the Board will resort to penalties as deemed fit.

2.3 A Regular course of Study


  1. The expression “a regular course of study” means at least 80% of attendance in the classes held, counted from the day of commencing/teaching of Class XI / XII, up to the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the Institution/Board commences.

Candidates taking up a subject(s) involving practicals shall also be required to have at least 80% of the total attendance for practical work in the subject in the laboratory.

Heads of institutions shall not allow a candidate who has opted subject(s) involving practicals to take the practical examination(s) unless candidate fulfill the attendance requirements as given in this Rule.

(ii) The candidates who had failed in the same examination in the preceding year and who rejoins Class XI/ XII shall be required to put in 80% of attendance calculated from the 1st of the month following the publication of the result of that examination by the Institution/Board up to the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the Institution/Board commences.

2.4 Requirement of attendance in subjects of Internal Assessment


  1. No student from a registered institution shall be eligible to take the examination unless he has completed 80% of attendance counted from the opening of Class XI / XII up to the 1st of the month preceding the month in which the examination of the Institution/Board commences in the subjects of internal assessment.

(ii) The Chairman, NBSE shall have powers to condone shortage of attendance in subjects of internal assessment.

2.5 Rules for Condonation of shortage of attendance

  1. Shortage of attendance up to 15% only may be condoned by the Chairman. Cases of candidates with attendance below 65% in Class XII shall be considered for condonation of shortage of attendance by the Chairman only in exceptional circumstances created on medical grounds, such as candidates suffering from serious diseases like Cancer, AIDS, T.B. or any other disease or injury requiring long period of hospitalization.

(ii) The head of registered institution shall refer a case of shortage within the above prescribed limit of condonation to the Board, either with the recommendations or with valid reasons for not recommending the case.

(iii) The following may be considered valid reasons for recommending the cases of the candidates with attendance less than the prescribed percentage:

(a) prolonged illness;

(b) loss of parents/legal guardian or some other such incident leading to his absence from the school and meriting special considerations;

(c) any other reason of similar serious nature; and

  1. authorized participation and/or representation of the State in sponsored Tournaments, Sports Meets, Seminars, Exhibitions, etc. of not less than inter school level, NCC, Scouts & Guides and NSS Camps, etc. within or outside the state. The days of journey for such participation shall be counted as full attendance.



2.6 Detention of eligible candidates

The Heads of the registered institutions can detain candidates from appearing the examination of the Board on account of any of the following reasons:

(i) if there is no sign of academic improvement or if the student has a deteriorating performance in the weekly/monthly tests and terminal examinations.

(ii) gross misconduct and insubordination to the institutional authority.

(iii) failure to attend coaching classes.

(iv) non-payment of fees (school fees, examination fees, etc.).

(v) failure to abide by the rules of the institution.

(vi) or any other reason which the head of the institution necessitates to take an action.


2.7. Admission to Examinations : Private Candidates

(i) A candidate who had failed at the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination of the Board will be eligible to reappear at a subsequent examination as a private candidate. However, if the syllabus & textbooks are changed/revised, he shall have to appear in the current course and NOT the old course.

(ii) Private candidates shall not be allowed to opt/appear a subject (even if the subject is one of the subjects for the said examination) which he has not taken or studied as a regular student.

(iii) Those regular candidates who have failed at the Class XI Promotion Examination of the NBSE or any other member Board of COBSE shall not be permitted to appear the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination as private candidates.

2.8 General

A candidate who has been expelled or is under punishment or rustication or is debarred for appearing in or taking an examination for any reason whatsoever by this Board or any member Board of the COBSE, shall not be permitted to appear the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination as private candidates.


PART - B

1. SCHEME OF STUDIES
There shall be 3 (three) streams i.e. Arts, Commerce and Science at the higher secondary level. There will be 6 (six) external subjects including 1 (one) additional subject and 3 (three) internally assessed subjects. The additional subject is optional.

The subjects to be taught in the different streams are as follows:


1.1 Subjects.

The subject of studies at the higher secondary level shall be as follows:



A. ARTS

I. Compulsory



  1. English

II. Elective (any four):

(i) History (ii) Political science (iii) Economics (iv) MIL or Alt. English

(v) Psychology (vi) Philosophy (vii) Sociology (viii) Geography

(ix) Education (x) Music (xi) Computer Science

(xiii) Informatics Practices

III. Internally Assessed Subjects:

(i) Environmental Education (ii) Work and Art Education

(iii) Physical and Health Education

IV. Additional subject:

A subject given in serial no. II (Elective) which is not opted as an Elective with conditions.
Note: (1) Students cannot opt the following subjects together:

(a) Education and Psychology

(b) Computer Science and Informatics Practices.

(2) A candidate can also offer an additional subject from the given elective subjects but subject to fulfilment of the condition laid down in note no. 1 above


B.1. COMMERCE

I. Compulsory

(i) English (ii) Economics (iii) Accountancy (iv) Business Studies

II. Elective (any one):

(i) Mathematics (ii) Entrepreneurship

(iii) Fundamentals of Business Mathematics (iv) Computer Science

(v) MIL or Alt. English (vi) Informatics Practices

III. Internally Assessed Subjects:

(i) Environmental Education (ii) Work and Art Education,

(iii) Physical and Health Education.

IV. Additional subject:

A subject given in serial no. II (Elective) which is not opted as an Elective with conditions.


Note: (1) Students cannot opt the following subjects together:

Computer Science and Informatics Practices.

(2) A candidate can also be offered an additional subject from the given elective subjects but subject to fulfilment of the condition laid down in note no. 1 above.
B.2. Commerce (Financial Markets Subjects)


  1. Class – XI

  1. Compulsory

  1. English

  2. Accountancy

  3. Financial Markets

  4. Mutual Funds

  1. Elective (any one)

  1. Economics

  2. Business Studies

  1. Additional Subject (any one)

  1. A subject given in serial no. II (Elective) which is not opted as an elective

  2. Entrepreneurship

  3. Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

  4. Mathematics

  5. MIL or Alt. English

  6. Computer Science

  7. Informatics Practices




  1. Class – XII

  1. Compulsory

  1. English

  2. Accountancy

  3. Capital Markets

  4. Derivative Markets

  1. Elective (any one)

  1. Economics

  2. Business Studies




  1. Additional Subject (any one)

  1. A subject given in serial no. II (Elective) which is not opted as an elective
  2. Entrepreneurship


  3. Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

  4. Mathematics

  5. MIL or Alt. English

  6. Computer Science

  7. Informatics Practices

Note:

  1. The additional subject shall replace the failed elective subject

The students should be advised that both the subjects given in serial no. II (Elective) are important components in the study of Commerce.
C. SCIENCE
I. Compulsory

(i) English (ii) Physics (iii) Chemistry

II. Elective (any two):

(i) Biology (ii) Mathematics (iii) Computer Science

(iv) Informatics Practices. (v) MIL or Alternative English

III. Internally Assessed Subjects:

i) Environmental Education ii) Work and Art Education

iii) Physical and Health Education

IV. Additional subject:

A subject given in serial no. II (Elective) which is not opted as an Elective with conditions.


Note: (1) Students cannot opt Computer Science and Informatics Practices subjects together:

(2) A candidate can also offer an additional subject from the given elective subjects but subject to fulfillment of the condition laid down in note no. 1 above


1.2 Instructional Time and Instructional Period:

~ There should be a minimum of 180 working days in a year.

~ The duration of each period should be 45 minutes.

~ The instructional period should be distributed to ensure that the whole syllabus is transacted.

~ The institutions while planning its instructional time should provide time for project works and out door activities.

1.3 Medium of Instruction:

The medium of instruction and examination for all subjects shall be English except for the Major Indian Languages and Modern Indian Languages (MILs).

1.4 Selection of a particular scheme of studies:

It is desired that the students choose their elective subjects keeping in view their future course of higher studies. Institution shall therefore be responsible for ensuring the correct selection of subjects to meet the university or professional requirements of a student(s).



2. SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS:

    1. Nature of Examination :

The pattern of higher secondary examinations shall be as follows:-


  1. Class XI

The examination shall be conducted from the syllabus of Class XI.

i) ~ The date and time of the examinations shall be fixed by the Board.

~ The question papers shall be set by the Board.

~ The evaluation and provisional result shall be done by the institution.

~ The declaration of result by the institution shall be done after it is approved and countersigned by the Controller of Examinations, NBSE or a senior official of the NBSE who is dealing with examinations.

~ The following valued answer-scripts of all the subjects shall be submitted along with the result for approval:

3(three) scripts within 0-32% marks

3(three) scripts within 33-60% marks

3(three) scripts within 61-100% marks
For Environmental Education 2 (two) scripts for each grade shall be submitted.

ii) ~ The internal subjects i.e., Work and Art Education, Physical and Health Education and Environmental Education shall be assessed internally by the institutions on a five point grade scale.

~ The grades of the internally assessed subjects shall be forwarded by the institutions at the time of submitting the results of mid-term examination of Class XI.

~ These grades shall be taken into consideration in deciding the result.

~ The institutions shall maintain the achievement record or progress of the students in the Pupil Cumulative Record (PCR).

~ These records are subject to scrutiny by the Board.




  1. Details of subjects, marks and duration of examination:


a. External Subjects:

Subject Marks Duration

~ Subject without practical 100 3 hours

~ Subject with practical

Theory 70 3 hours

Practical 30 3 hours

~ Subject with internal/project work

Theory 90 3 hours

Internal/project work 10



b. Internally assessed subjects

These subjects shall be continuously and comprehensively evaluated by the institution. The performance of the student shall be given in grades.



b) Class XII (Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination)

i) The Board shall conduct the final examination of Class XII as Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSSLC).

~ The examination shall be based on the syllabus for Class XII and the result shall be determined on the basis of the marks obtained at the HSSLC Examination.

ii) Details of subject, marks and duration of examination:



a. External Subjects:

Subject Marks Duration

Subject without practical 100 3 hours

Subject with practical

Theory 70 3 hours

Practical 30 3 hours

Subject with internal/project work

Theory 90 3 hours

Internal/project work 10


b. Internally assessed subjects:

These subjects shall be continuously and comprehensively evaluated by the institution.

~ The performance of the student shall be given in grades.

~ The grades of the internally assessed subjects shall be forwarded by the head of the institution to the Board at the time of submitting the forms of the HSSLC Examination.

~ These grades shall be taken into account to determine the result and rank.

2.2 Pass criteria and classification of successful candidate:

i) The pass criteria for the examinations of Classes XI and XII shall be as follows:

~ 33 marks in subject having 100 external marks

~ 30 marks and 3 marks separately in subject having 90 external and 10

internal/project work

~ 21 marks in theory and 12 marks in practical separately for those subjects

involving practical including the subject Environmental Education.

~ 165 marks in the aggregate out of 500 marks.


ii) For promotion to the next higher class, a candidate must pass in 5 (five) subjects which includes the compulsory subjects.

iii) Classification of result is:-

III division 165 to 224 marks

II division 225 to 299 marks

I division 300 and above


  1. The rank of a successful candidate shall be decided on the basis of best 5 (five) subjects. This is subject to having passed the compulsory subjects as per the scheme of studies for each respective stream.


3. MINIMUM ATTENDANCE FOR CLASSES XI AND XII:

A student pursuing a regular course must have 80% or above class attendance to his/her credit in order to sit for the promotion or final examination.

4. REGISTRATION:

A student who had enrolled in the higher secondary classes under this Board shall register himself/herself with the Board by applying in the prescribed form.

Registered students shall be issued a registration card.

Students who are not registered with the Board will not be allowed to sit at the Board’s examinations.


5. RULE FOR ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION:


  1. A student who opted an elective subject but did not appear in that particular subject but got promoted to Class XII with other 5 (five) subjects shall not be allowed to take up that subject in Class XII.

  2. A student who did not appear the theory paper of an elective subject but appeared the practical or vice-versa shall not be allowed to continue to take up that elective subject in Class XII.

  3. A student who appeared the theory paper of an elective subject (not having practicals) or both the theory paper and practical but failed shall be allowed to take up that elective subject in Class XII.



6. CHANGE OF SUBJECT:
A student, after passing Class XI, shall be allowed to change his/her subject only with the prior approval of the Board in the following subjects:

(i) MILs to Alternative English ii) Psychology to Education (iii) Computer Science to Informatics Practices.

For such cases, approval shall be sought on or before 30th April of the academic year.
7. CHANGE OF STREAM:

The provision of change of stream is applicable for the failed candidate(s) of HSSLC Examination. Such a candidate shall seek prior permission from the Board to join in Class XI.


Failed candidates of Class XI are eligible for change of stream. Such candidates shall seek prior permission from the Board for change of stream before taking admission.
8. REGISTRATION OF SUBJECT:

Institutions shall obtain prior permission from the Board for registration for the subjects prescribed in the syllabus to be taught.


Institutions shall not forward candidates to the examinations in subjects for which they are not registered. Such cases shall be rejected.

9. VOCATIONAL SUBJECT:

Physical verification shall be done by the Board before permission is granted to an institution to impart vocational subject.


PART – C


AREAS OF INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
As per the scheme of studies given for higher secondary level, the following areas are for internal assessment to be done by the respective institutions.
1. Environmental Education

2. Work and Art Education

3. Physical and Health Education.

The purpose of assigning these areas to internal assessment is that these should not be reduced to mere certification but should received careful handling so as to encourage growth of the student into a more wholesome personality.


The academic achievement should be fully supplemented with growth in other areas of human personality which is far more worthwhile in dealing with the life situations.
Therefore, the evaluation shall be done on continuous and comprehensive basis. The evaluation of internal assessment subjects mentioned above should be done on a five point grade scale as stated below:
Grade A - Most indicators in a skill 75% to 100%

Grade B - Many indicators in a skill 60% to 74%

Grade C - Some indicators in a skill 45% to 59%

Grade D - Very less indicators in a skill 33% to 44%

Grade E - No indicators identifiable in a skill 32% and below
In all the three internal assessed subjects, a student must secure the minimum qualifying grade ‘D’ to be promoted or declared passed.
Students with failed grades should not be sent up.


PART –D



ENGLISH

General Objectives:


  • To read, listen and comprehend a variety of topics.
  • To develop greater confidence and proficiency in the use of language skills necessary for social and academic purpose.


  • To respond, participate in group discussions, interviews etc.

  • To identify the central / main points and supporting details on given topics.

  • To promote advanced language skills with an aim to develop the skills of reasoning, drawing inferences, etc, through meaningful activities.

  • To develop ability and knowledge required in order to engage in independent reflection and enquiry.

  • To be able to write in response to questions or task based like essay, letters, applications, notice, reports, preparing c. v., filling forms, etc.

  • To be able to refer dictionaries or any academic reference material.

  • To develop the ability to be original and creative and make notes based on the given text.

  • To contextualise a given topic.

  • To personally respond, appreciate and analyse literary text.

  • To develop the art of formal public speaking.

  • To be able to make notes from various resources for the purpose of developing the extracted ideas into sustained pieces of writing.


DESIGN OF QUESTION PAPER

CLASS - XI

ENGLISH

Weightage to different forms of questions:

Sl.no.

Forms of questions

Mark allotment for each question

No. of questions

Total marks

1.

2.

3.



4.

5.

6.


VSA-I (grammar)

VSA -II


SA- I

SA- II


LA- I

LA- II


LA- III

1

2

3



4

5

6



8


10

5

2



4

4

2



2


10

10

6



16

20

12



16





Total




29

90


Weightage level of questions:

Sl.no.

Level

Percentage

Marks

1.

2.

3.



Easy

Average


Difficult

30

50

20



27

45

18






Total

100

90


The expected length of answer and time to be taken under different forms of questions shall be as follows:

Sl.no.

Forms of questions

Expected length

Expected time for each question


Total expected time

1.

2.

3.



4.

5.

6.





VSA - I

VSA - II

SA- I

SA- II


LA- I

LA- II


LA- III

Reading of question & Revision



1 word

20-25 words

30-35 words

40-60 words

60-100 words

100-150 words

150-200 words

-


1 minute

3 minutes

5 minutes

6 minutes

10 minutes

15 minutes

18 minutes

-


10 minutes

15 minutes

10 minutes

24 minutes

40 minutes

30 minutes

36 minutes

15 minutes












Total Time

180 minutes


Scheme of Options:

There will be no general option. However, an internal option shall be provided for:

i. 1 (one) 3 marks question

ii. 1(one) 4 marks question

iii. 3(three) 5 marks questions

iv. 1(one) 6 marks question




CLASS – XI

ENGLISH


Unit-Wise weightage

Part - A: External Time: 3 hrs Marks:90


Unit







Marks

I.

LITERATURE




30




a) Prose










b) Poetry










c) Drama







II.

Long Reading Text




10

III.

Reading




20

IV.

Writing




20

V.

Grammar


10





Total




90










Part – B: Internal







I.

Listening




5

II.

Speaking




5




Total




10




Grand total




100


CONTENTS

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3. THE MALEFACTOR : ANTON CHEKHOV

4. IF : RUDYARD KIPLING

5. THE DIAMOND MAKER : H. G. WELLS



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BE MORE LIKE A MAN? BERNARD SHAW)

7. THE VERGER : W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

8. A HUNGER FOR BOOKS : DORIS LESSING

9. KELHOUKEVIRA : EASTERINE KIRE

10. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING : OSCAR WILDE

EARNEST


  1. SWAMI AND FRIENDS : R.K. NARAYAN

(LONG READING TEXT)

Part - A: External 90 Marks




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