The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) will be conducting the ICSE class 10 Literature in English – Paper II examination tomorrow, i.e. November 30, 2021. It will be held from 11 AM onwards for a duration of 01 hour. The Council has already released the specimen paper for English literature on its official website – cisce.org.
ICSE semester 1 specimen paper 2021 English literature out, know where to download – Click Here
With whatever time is left for the exam, candidates can utilize it for an effective revision strategy and solve the specimen paper. This will help them to get an idea about what type of questions they can expect in the examination tomorrow. In addition to that, here are certain last-minute tips that the students can follow and get a perfect score in the exam.
#1. Give attention to details. Take out time and do multiple readings of the same prose and poetry. In other words, read more thoroughly than one usually does.
#2. Focus on the ‘who said what to who in whose presence’ type of questions. Please note that knowing the context for these types of questions is very important.
#3. Experts say that all lines of Portia, Shylock and Bassanio are very important. So, whatever paragraphs are there for these three characters becomes need special attention. It is likely that there could be passages from this context in Section B of the question paper.
#4. While reading the poems, focus more on the poetic devices. In a subjective-type paper, the poetic devices are usually not asked. However, since English literature would be an objective-type paper for this semester, there are chances of such questions being asked.
#5. Do multiple readings of the two stories: The Blue Bead and The Little Match Girl. The former story has a lot of minute details that need special attention.
#6. Try to know the historical context of the poems in addition to their analysis. Experts say that this will help in dealing with any googly question.
#7. It is not mandatory that one has to go through the MCQs. Students can go through the texts and the notes that are available to them.
Although not compulsory, students can still go through the previous year question papers if they want. This will help them to know the difficulty level of the questions that have been asked so far. A pro tip would be to focus on the objective-type questions that were asked previously.