Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 of English Elective CBSE 2018-19

CBSE has released the Class 12th syllabus of English Elective CBSE (101). 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 A (Reading Skills) - 20 Marks

Two unseen passages (including poems) with a variety of questions including 04 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning.
1. 550-600 words in length (for note-making and summarising)
2. 450-500 words in length (to test comprehension)

The passage could be of any one of the following types:
• Factual passages
• Discursive passages
• Literary passages

Section B (Writing Skills and Grammar) - 40 Marks

• Short Answer Question: Notices, advertisements, factual description of people, places and objects, drafting posters, drafting, accepting and declining invitations.

• Long Answer Question: Letter of any of the following types based on a verbal or visual input:
a) Official letters for making inquiries, suggesting changes - registering and responding to complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies.
b) Letters to the editor on various social, national and international issues.
c) Application for a job including CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Resumé.

• Very Long Answer Question: Writing a speech, an article for a magazine or a report based on verbal/visual input.


Very Short Questions and Multiple Choice Questions
• Reordering of words and sentences
• Composing a dialogue based on a given input
• Error correction in sentences
• Drafting questions / questionnaires based on given input

Section C (Literature: Prescribed Books and Long Reading Text) - 40 Marks

• Very Short and Short Answer Questions: Two out of three extracts from different poems to test theme, setting and literary devices.
• Short Answer Questions: Based on different prose / drama / poetry / pieces from the Literature Reader; to test local and global comprehension of ideas and languages used in the text.
• Long Answer Question: Extended questions based on one of the prose texts or play in the Literature Reader to test global comprehension and for extrapolation beyond the text.
• Long Answer Questions: To test understanding, appreciation, analysis, inference in a plot and writing a character sketch.

Prescribed Books:

1. Language Skills book - Class XII English Elective CBSE published by Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
2. Literature Reader - Class XII English Elective CBSE published by Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
3. Extended Reading Text (Either one)
i) The Invisible Man (unabridged) - H.G. Wells
ii) Silas Marner (unabridged) - George Eliot

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