Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 of English Core 2017-18

Here, latest syllabus of CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 English Core (Code No. 301) 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 100 marks. Question Paper consists of 40 questions.

Section Wise Breakup of 100 marks:


Reading Skills 30
Writing Skills 30
Literary Textbooks and long reading text/novel 40


Section - A - Reading Skills

• Factual passages
• Descriptive passages
• Literary passages
• A third passage of 400-500 words for note-making and abstraction.

Section - B - Writing Skills

• Short Answer Questions, e.g., advertisement and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies.
• Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal /visual input.
• Very Long Answer Questions: Two compositions such as an article, a debate or a speech or a report.

Section - C - Literary Textbooks and long reading text/novel

• Flamingo and Vistas
→ Very Short Answer Questions - Based on an extract from poetry to test comprehension and appreciation.
→ Short Answer Questions - Based on prose / drama / poetry from both the texts.
→ Long Answer Question - Based on texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts to bring out the key messages and values.
→ Long Answer Question - Based on texts to test global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation.

• Long Answer Question - Based on theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novels.

• Long Answer Question - Based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the character sketch.

Name of the Lessons deleted

1. Poets and Pancakes
2. The Interview
3. A Road Side Stand (Poetry)
4. The Third Level
5. Journey to the End of the Earth

Prescribed Books:

• Flamingo: English Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi
• Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi
• Extended Reading Text: (Either one)
i) The Invisible Man (unabridged) by H.G. Wells
ii) Silas Marner (unabridged) by George Eliot

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