Report Writing for Class 11 Format, Examples, Topics, Samples, Types

A report is a factual description of an issue or a problem. A report is written for a clear purpose and for a particular audience. Various forms of reports are: newspaper reports, inquiry reports, progress or action taken report, a police report, a report of a meeting, etc., each having a distinct character and format.

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Report Writing for Class 11 Format, Examples, Topics, Samples, Types

A report is a description of an event that has already taken place. It is a factual account of some event or happening that may have occurred somewhere but is of interest to the general masses or the readers for whom it is meant.

The way a report is written depends on two major considerations:

  • who is going to read it;
  • why (s)he is going to read it.

Report Writing for Class 11

According to the demands of the subject matter, the language of a report must be simple, direct, and without embellishment.

Reports may be of several kinds. Students are required to write reports of school events or of important daily occurrences for a newspaper.

♦ Report for a School Magazine:

Usually, school activities have to be reported for publishing in a school magazine.

♦ Format:

(a) Heading
(b) Writer’s name, class, and section
Language is semi-formal.

♦ Content:

  • factual information about the school activity/event, date, time, venue
  • sequence of programme/event
  • information about chief guest/judges/participants
  • highlights of the event
  • kind of organisation, people responsible for programme arrangements
  • the result if describing a contest

♦ Report for a Newspaper:

Political news, sports, accidents, natural disasters, crime, etc., are usually the subjects for news reports.

♦ Format:

(a) Headline
(b) Dateline-date and place of occurrence before beginning the report
(c) Byline, i.e., by a correspondent or an agency as its source (It can appear immediately after the heading.)

♦ Language and style for a news report are quite formal.

  • passive voice is preferred.
  • journalistic vocabulary/expressions are used, e.g., according to government sources, according to ministry/party spokesman.
  • words like ‘murderer’, ‘thief’, ‘smuggler’, etc., are preceded by ‘suspected’, ‘alleged’, etc.

Content is systematically presented. The main information is given in the first two or three sentences. The following sentences fill up the details of date, place, occasion, and other information about the occurrence.

Report Writing Sample Example for Class 11 CBSE

Your friend has started a food and entertainment centre In one of the posh colonies of Bangalore. The centre provides a number of items for fun and frolic especially for children, and food items, and specialties of various states. You visited the place and found it exclusive. You are a reporter. Write a report in 150 200 words for your newspaper.
Report Writing for Class 11

Aastha/Anshul is the Secretary of Green Fingers, the Environment Club of Gurukul School, Vadodara. The school celebrated Van Mahotsava on 24 August. She/He wrote a report of the programme for the school magazine. As Aastha/Anshul, write the report using the given clues.

(a) …………………………………………………………………………………………..

– Anshul, Secretary, Green Fingers

(b) …………………………………………….. the Environment Club of the school, with great enthusiasm on 24 August. The District Forest Officer, Mr. S.D. Bhambri, (c) …………………………………………….. . He inaugurated the Biodiversity Park in the school. The Principal, Ms. Rajni Patel, (d) …………………………………………….. speaking on the occasion, Mr Bhambri (e) ……………………………………………. . “God created the environment and human beings to stay in harmony with each other. However, unfortunately, (f) ……………………………………………..,” he said. Students of the Primary Wing of the school presented (g) ……………………………………………. . The senior students (h) ……………………………………………..

Answer:
(a) Van Mahotsav: Celebrating the green
(b) Van Mahotsav was celebrated by Green fingers
(c) was the chief guest for the event
(d) launched a campaign to save trees and urged the students to plant more trees
(e) played a key role in bringing the environmentalists under one roof.
(f) there is an imbalance between the two
(g) a cultural program
(h) staged a play on conserving the environment

Hints:

  • was the Chief Guest
  • urged the gathering to plant more trees and to launch a campaign to save the trees
  • Vana Mahotsava celebrated
  • staged a play on saving the environment
  • planting a sapling
  • Vana Mahotsava was celebrated by Green Fingers
  • there is an imbalance between the two
  • a cultural programme

Report Writing Practice Example for Class 11 CBSE

1. In order to raise funds for the victims of a recent earthquake, your school organized a cultural night’ in which the student artists of your school and those from neighborhood schools presented various colorful programs such as songs, dances, fancy dress shows, and one-act plays. Jagjit Singh, a famous Indian singer, also made a guest appearance. You were also present, as a reporter, to cover the programme. Write a report in 150 – 200 words for your paper.

2. You have attended a seminar on how to decrease the burden of studies on school-going children. Write a report in 150 – 200 words for your school magazine. You are Ravi/Raveena of Guru Nanak Public School, Kanpur.

3. To promote healthy eating habits amongst school children, Vaibhav Public School, Hastinapur, recently organised a ‘Nutritious Food and Snacks Competition’. The competition was open to both parents and students. The participation was very encouraging. The famous nutrition expert Dr. Shikha Sharma was the Chief Guest. As Archana/Anjum, the local student reporter for ‘The Young Country’ newspaper, write a report about this event in 150 – 200 words. Do not forget to give your report a catchy heading.

4. You are Misha/Mahesh of Meerut. You witnessed a road accident when a bus carrying 50 passengers collided headlong with an oil tanker before it turned turtle. The tanker caught fire immediately and went up in flames. The driver and the helper died on the spot. Write a report in 150 – 200 words to be published in The Chronicle.

5. You are Preeti/Pavan of ‘The Daily Times’. Write a report about the arrest of a chain snatcher, in 150 – 200 words, for your newspaper. You may use the notes given below.

Reporting Incidents For Newspapers

Report Sample Examples

A newspaper reporter has been asked to report a train accident. You can see one page of his notes. Use the information to write the report for his newspaper in about 150 words. Do not add any new information.

11.50 a.m.
14/12 Mukerian – 25 km from Pathankot
head-on collision – Ahmedabad – bound Jammu Tawi Express and Jalandhar – Pathankot DMŲ passenger train – signalling system failure – both trains – same track
39 killed – more than 50 injured
Railway Minister 31 lakh – dead, 315,000 – injured inquiry ordered

Report Writing for Class 11

You are Amrit/Anita of The Daily Times. You were sent to cover the ghastly accident of the Mathura Kasganj expresses near Hathras. Write a report, in 150 words, of the disaster for your newspaper. You may use the notes given below.

03.08.20xx 7.19 am
Hathras – about 350 kilometers southwest of Lucknow in UP – Railways spokesman Surendra Srivastava Mathura – Kasganj – Express hit jeep at the unmanned crossing – cab with 19 people hit from behind – thrown off track – driver ignored signal – he and 14 others – killed on spot 4 injured – 2 critical – taxi passengers returning after the wedding.

(a) ……………………………………………….
Anita
Lucknow, 24 Aug: (b) ………………………………………………. when the Mathura – Kasganj Express (c) ………………………………………………. near Hathras, (d) ………………………………………………. of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday morning. (e) ………………………………………………. Tuesday morning and threw it off the track. Railways spokesman Surendra Srivastava says the taxi driver (f) ………………………………………………. and then crossing the rail tracks. (g) ……………………………………………… . Four is being treated at a hospital for injuries. The taxi passengers (h) ……………………………………………….
Answer:
(a) 15 Killed in Train Accident
(b) Fifteen people were killed and two others seriously injured
(c) rammed into a jeep at an unmanned railway crossing
(d) about 350 kilometers southwest of the state capital of Lucknow in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
(e) The taxi was carrying 19 people when the train slammed into its rear
(f) is suspected of ignoring a signal that the train was approaching
(g) The driver and 14 passengers were killed on the spot
(h) were returning to their village after attending a wedding

Hints:

  • fifteen people were killed and two others were seriously injured
  • 15 Killed in Train Accident
  • rammed into a jeep at an unmanned railway crossing
  • the taxi was carrying 19 people when the train slammed into its rear
  • is suspected of ignoring a signal that the train was approaching
  • were returning to their village after attending a wedding
  • driver and 14 passengers were killed on the spot
  • about 350 kilometers southwest of the state capital of Lucknow in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

Report Practice Examples

6. In a daring jailbreak, three prisoners and an undertrial escaped from the high-security Burail Jail. Given here are some notes sent in by the correspondent of The Daily Times. Use the information to write a report for the newspaper in 150 – 200 words. Do not add any new information.

22 January 20xx 15:43 hrs
Chandigarh: Burial: Daring jailbreak Jagtar Singh Hawara, Jagtar Singh Tara and Paramjit Singh accused (former Punjab CM) Beant Singh assassination case – escaped – broke three security cordons; 100 feet tunnel – barracks to outside jail boundary wall – alert – neighbouring states, railway stations and airports – Home Secretary and senior officers meeting – SP jail suspended; inquiry ordered

7. A fire broke out in the Yamuna Pushta area of New Delhi in which an eight-year-old boy and a man were killed.
Anshita/Anshul, a reporter from The Times of India, was sent to cover the incident. Using her/his notes given below, write a report for the newspaper in 150 – 200 words. Do not add any new information.

12 April 2.20 pm
Fire/jhuggi cluster – Yamuna Pushta – two killed (8 – year – old boy and a man) – four policemen injured – demolition drive – Delhi Development Authority miscreants – attacked police – set fire – 2,500 to 3,000 jhuggis completely gutted – police arrested four persons/ case of arson

8. In a daring incident of bank robbery in the Ludhiana district, two scooter-borne youths robbed the PNS Bank, Kitchlu Nagar branch, of *7.10 lakh. You are Vibha/Vishal, a reporter from The Daily Times. You covered the incident. Write a report for the newspaper in 150 – 200 words.

9. You are Radhika/Rohan Kapoor, a reporter for The Indian Chronicle. Write a report for your newspaper about a tragic accident where five members of a family from Delhi drowned when their Maruti Esteem fell into the Yamuna.

10. You are Arunima/Arun, a reporter with The National Tribute. Write a report for your newspaper about the arrest of a gang of dacoits involved in more than 25 cases of murder and robbery in Punjab, Haryana, and the capital.

11. Kapil Mathur watched a cricket match between India and New Zealand. He noted down the following points in his diary for a report in a newspaper. Use the points and write the report in about 150 words.

New Delhi
5/3 Feroz Shah Kotla grounds – India won the toss – decided to bat – opener scored well – 90 runs in 15 overs – middle-order seemed to collapse – 105 for 5 – New Zealand in to bat – flying start – became complacent – 60 for 2 in 15 overs – all out 101.

12. You are a press reporter. Recently, the Railways have cancelled a few trains due to floods. Passengers have been stranded at the New Delhi railway station. Write a report in about 150 words highlighting the problems faced by passengers.

13. Recently, residents of A – Block Vasant Kunj gathered on the road and blocked traffic to protest against the water shortage in the area. You are Nikhil/Nikita of Express-News. Write a report for the newspaper about the incident.