CBSE Class 11th Syllabus of English Elective 2018-19

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

CBSE has released the Class 11th syllabus of English Elective. 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 80 marks. There will be a seminar on predefined topic which will be of 20 marks.

Section Wise Breakup of 100 marks:

Section

Marks
A
Reading an unseen passage and a poem 20
B
Writing 20
C
Literature Textbooks/Drama/Fiction 40

Total
80

Section - A - Reading an unseen passage and a poem

1. The section will have 10 questions including 4 Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ), i.e. 4 MCQs from a Literary or discursive passage of about 900-950 words, and 6 Very Short Answer questions (VSA). (1×10=10 marks)

2. 05 Short Answer Questions to be answered in 50-60 words shall be asked from a poem of about 20-24 lines to test interpretation and appreciation. (2×5=10 marks)

Section - B - Writing

3. One Very Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 150-200 words:
An essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/descriptive topic. (10×1=10 marks)

4. One Very Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 150-200 words:
A composition such as an article / a report / a speech. (10×1=10 marks)

Section - C - Literature Textbooks/Drama/Fiction

• Literature Textbooks: Woven Words (From Poetry and Prose)

5. Four Very Short Answer Questions out of 5 to test comprehension, literary appreciation and drawing inferences in poetry and prose. (1×4=4 marks)

6. Five Short Answer Questions out of 06 to be answered in 50-60 words to test understanding, appreciation and analysis. (2×5=10 marks)

7. One Long Answer Questions out of 02 to be answered in 120-150 words to test literary appreciation and drawing inferences. (1×6=6 marks)

• Drama: Arms and the Man

8. Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 80-100 words to test the evaluation of
characters, events and episodes.(2×5=10 marks)

• Fiction

9. Two Short Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 50-60 words to test analysis of
characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships and understanding of content, events and episodes (2×2=4 marks)

10. One Long Answer Question out of 02 to be answered in 120-150 words to test literary appreciation  and drawing inferences.(1×6=6 marks)

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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