The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has successfully conducted the ICSE Literature in English – Paper 2 examination today, i.e. April 26, 2022. Students had to appear for the exam for a duration of one and a half hours starting from 11 AM. Soon after the completion of the exam, students seem to be in search of the answer keys. Although CISCE has not released the official answer keys, several coaching centres and educators have hosted the same.
The semester 2 exam for ICSE English Literature paper 2 was held for a total of 40 marks. Students were asked questions from Act 4 (scenes 1 and 2) and Act 5 of the drama The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Additionally, two poems Abou Ben Adhem and Nine Gold Medals were required for the exam. Questions were also asked from two short stories namely My Greatest Olympic Prize and All Summer in a Day.
Where to find answer keys?
As mentioned already, the official answer keys are not yet available but the paper discussions and question paper analyses are available. Channels such as Clarify Knowledge 9&10, The Brainbox Tutorials, Study with Sudhir, Vedantu 9&10, Karan Anand, etc. release answer keys for the students to refer to. For some reference, the direct links have been attached below.
Direct Links to ICSE English Literature Paper 2 Answer Keys
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|Clarify Knowwledge 9&10||Click Here|
|The Brainbox Tutorials||Click Here|
|Study with Sudhir||Click Here|
|Vedantu 9&10||Click Here|
|Karan Anand||Click Here|
|Master Mind||Click Here|
|EET English Exam Tips||Click Here|
ICSE English Literature Paper 2 – Question Paper
A cool-off time of 10 minutes was given to every student. During this time, they had to go through the question paper. The question paper is divided into four sections namely A, B, C and D. All questions from the first section were compulsory. The second section or Section B comprised questions from the drama portion. Students were free to answer either the first or second question. Similarly, Section C was on short stories while Section D covered questions from poetry. Students had to answer either one of the two questions from these two sections.
Examinees were required to reach their respective exam centres well before time to avoid overcrowding keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic. They had to cover their faces using face masks and also use hand sanitiser. All sorts of electronic devices have been banned inside the exam centres.