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Report on Train Derailment Class 12, Class 11 English

What is Report Writing?

Report Writing is an indispensable part of class 11 and 12 Exams of English. It narrates the whole accident/incident or an event happened anywhere in any of the state or country. To make it easier to understand, we have written a report each on Train Derailment, Report on Event and Report on Accident. Let’s have a look at the these reports given below and figure out the ways to write them perfectly.

Report Writing Format 

In the CBSE Class 12 English Board and Class 11 English Examination, there are two types of reports which are frequently asked. These are a newspaper report and a magazine report. A newspaper report is one that is printed in a paper whereas a magazine report is most often written for a school magazine. It comes in choice with Article Writing, Speech Writing and Debate Writing. Format of Report Writing is given below.

Format of Report Writing

  1. Headline– A brief but eye-catching title
  2. By line- Name of the person who is writing the report (Usually given in the question/heading)
  3. Brief Introduction – Briefly elaborate the account of the event/accident etc. (Must have answers of What, When, Where, Why, How, Who…)
  4. Conclusion– This include how the event/incident ended. 

Marking Scheme of Report Writing 

The word limit for writing a report lies between 120-150 words. It will carry 5 marks in Class 12 Board Term 2 Examination. Marking Scheme of Report Writing is given below.

Report Writing Format 01 mark
Content 02 marks
Expression 02 marks
Total 5 marks
  • Format : 01 Mark
  1. Title and By-Line
  • Content : 2 Marks
  1. Facts abut the topic-cause and effects of the issue
  2. Data and examples / real input
  3. Conclusion by giving suggestions
  • Expression and Creativity : 2 Marks
  1. Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spellings
  2. Coherence and relevance of ideas and style 



Features of a Good Report

  1. A good report is brief and it adheres to the topic.
  2. It provides relevant information.
  3. It is logical and coherent.
  4. It has answers of questions begin with WH Family such as; What, When, Where, How etc.
  5. It has appropriate conclusion.

Tips for Writing a Good Report

  1. Use formal but simple language
  2. Avoid writing at a stretch. Make paragraphs to make it interesting.
  3. Have a good hold on Past tense (Both Active & Passive Voice) for most of the reports are asked to be written elaborating a past event/accident/incident.
  4. Read as many reports as you can before putting pen to paper.
  5. Make it presentable, write it neatly and clearly.
  6. Use Active and Passive Voice in 70:30 ratio.
  7. Avoid writing long sentence. Make small sentences.
  8. Take care of punctuation.

Samples of Report Writing

Question 1 : Pooja Express derailed near Pathankot last night wherein twenty people lost their lives and many got badly injured. Being a reporter of a national daily, write a report in about 120-150 words, after collecting all the details from the eye-witness and people present over there at the time of accident, to be sent for immediate publication. You are Ramesh Prajapati/Poonam Pandey.

Solution :

Train Derails near Haridwar, Kills Twenty

(By: Ramesh Prajapti)

7th September, Haridwar: In the third derailment within a month in India, seven coaches of the Pooja Express derailed near Pathankot railway station in Jammu yesterday, around 80 kilometers away from destination. The accident took place around 8 am in the morning when the train was about to reach Pathankot. Twenty people were killed on the spot whereas more than hundred people were injured.

Police, as usual, reached late on the spot but tried their level best to rescue the people who were then stuck inside with the help of gas cutters. People who were critically injured were rushed to the hospital immediately, with the help of local people, where they condition is said to be stable and out of danger.

The inquiring committee is still trying to figure out the real cause of the accident. The Railway Department of India has declared a compensation for Rs.5 lakhs for the family members of deceased whereas Rs. 1 lakh for seriously injured people. The Railway authority of India should learn a lesson from these accidents and take proper measures to curb such accidents which are being breaking news in every day’s newspaper.

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