Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 12th of English Core 2018-19

CBSE has released the Class 12th syllabus of English Core (301). 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. Question Paper consists of 40 questions.

Section Wise Breakup of 100 marks:


Reading Skills30
Writing Skills30
Literary Textbooks and long reading text/novel40


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

• 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

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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