Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 of English Elective 2017-18

Here, latest syllabus of CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 English Elective (Code No. 001) for the session 2017-18. The new session has started and board updated the new syllabus. There is no change made in the syllabus and exam pattern.

The question paper will be of 80 marks. There will be a seminar on predefined topic which will be of 20 marks.

Section Wise Breakup of 100 marks:


Reading an unseen passage and a poem 20
Writing 20
Literature Textbooks/Drama/Fiction 40


Section - A - Reading an unseen passage and a poem

• VSAQs: Literary or discursive passage of about 900-950 words.
• SAQs: A poem of about 20-24 lines to test interpretation and appreciation.

Section - B - Writing

• Long Answer Question: An essay.
• Very Long Answer Question: A composition such as an article / a report / a speech.

Section - C - Literature Textbooks/Drama/Fiction

• Literature Textbooks: Woven Words
→ VSAQs: From Poetry and Prose

• Drama: Arms and the Man
→ Long Answer Questions: To test the evaluation of characters, events and episodes.

• Fiction
→ Short and Long Answer Questions: To test analysis of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships and understanding of content, events and episodes

Seminar: 20 Marks

Presentation of a book review/a play/a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, parable) to be followed
by a question-answer session.

Prescribed Books:

• Text book: Woven Words published by NCERT
• Fiction: The Old Man and the Sea (Novel unabridged) by Ernest Hemingway
• Drama: Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

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