CBSE Class 11th Syllabus of English Core 2018-19

Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 of English Core 2018-19

CBSE has released the Class 11th syllabus of English Core. There is no major change has been made in the syllabus and the pattern and it is same as the previous year. The question paper will be of 100 marks.

Section Wise Breakup of 100 marks:

Section A - (Reading) 30 Marks

A. Two unseen passages with a variety of Very Short Answer / Short Answer or Multiple Choice type questions.
The total length of the two passages will be between 1100 - 1200 words. Six Multiple Choice type question and sixteen Very Short Answer Type Questions ( total 22 Marks) shall be asked from these passages.The passage will include two of the following:
a) Factual passages, e.g., instructions, descriptions, reports.
b) Descriptive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text.
c) Literary passages, e.g., extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography. A poem could be of 28-35 lines.
The passages can be literary, factual or discursive to test comprehensions. The length of one passage should be between 600-700 words.

B. The third passage will be of 400-500 words. Note-making and Abstraction will be assessed .
 i. one Short Answer Type Question (3 Marks )
 ii. one Long Answer Type Question to be answered in 80-100 words (5 marks).

Section B - (Writing) 30 Marks

a. One question out of the two Short Answer Questions, e.g., advertisement and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies. – 4 Marks

b. Long Answer Questions: Letters
→ Letter types may include:
(a) business or official letters
(b) letters to the editor
(c) application for a job with a bio-data or resumé
(d) letter to the school or college authorities.

c. Very Long Answer Question: Composition in the form of article, speech, report writing or a narrative

Two Very Long Answer Questions containing internal choice, to be answered in 150-200 words: Two compositions based on visual and/or verbal Input may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article/a debate/ a speech or a report- (10×2=20 Marks)

Section C - (Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text) 40 Marks

I. Very Short Answer Questions - Based on an extract from poetry to test comprehension and appreciation. (4 Marks)

II. Four out of six Short Answer Questions based on prose / drama / poetry from both texts (4×3=12 Marks)

III. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words to test global comprehension and
extrapolation beyond the texts. (6 marks)

IV. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words to test global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation. (6 marks)

V. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words based on theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novels. (6 marks)

VI. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words - based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of character sketch. (6 marks)

Prescribed Books
1. Flamingo: English Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi
2. Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi

Textbooks Name of the lessons deleted 
Flamingo
1. Poets and Pancakes
2. The Interview
3. A Road Side Stand (Poetry)

Vistas
4. The Third Level
5. Journey to the End of the Earth

Extended Reading Texts:
i) The Invisible Man ( unabridged) by H.G.Wells
ii) Silas Marner (unabridged) by George Eliot





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