CBSE Class 11 English Core Syllabus 2020-21| Check Latest Exam Pattern

CBSE has released Class 11 English Core Syllabus 2020-21. The board has decided to reduce the syllabus due to coronavirus pandemic. The annual board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours while internal assessment (Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills) will be of 20 Marks.

There will be two parts. Both parts A and B will be of 80 marks. Part A will contain objective type while Part B will be Subjective type.

CBSE Class 11 English Core Syllabus 2020-21

Part A - 40 Marks

Reading (18 Marks)

I. Multiple Choice questions based on one unseen passage. Vocabulary and inference of meaning will also be assessed. The passage may be factual, descriptive or literary. Ten out of eleven questions to be done. (10×1=10 Marks)

II. Multiple Choice questions based on one unseen case-based factual passage with verbal/visual inputs like statistical data, charts etc. Eight out of Nine questions to be done. (8×1=8 Marks)

Note: The combined word limit for both the passages will be 600-750.

Grammar (8 Marks)

III. Multiple choice questions on Gap filling (Determiners, Tenses)

IV. Multiple choice questions on re-ordering/transformation of sentences (Total eight questions to be done out of the ten given).

Literature Section (14 Marks)

V. Multiple Choice questions from an extract from Poetry from Hornbill. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done.(3×1=3)

VI. Multiple Choice questions based on two Prose extracts, out of the three given, from Prose (Hornbill as well as Snapshots to assess comprehension and appreciation. (6×1=6)

VII. Text based Multiple Choice Questions from Prose and Poetry. Five questions out of six to be done. (5×1=5)

Part B - 40 Marks

Reading Section (8 Marks)

Q1. Note Making and Summarization based on a passage of approximately 200-250 words.
I. Note Making: 5 Marks
• Title: 1
• Numbering and indenting: 1
• Key/glossary: 1
• Notes: 2

II. Summary (up to 50 words): 3 Marks
• Content: 1
• Expression: 1

Writing Section (16 Marks)

Q2. Short writing task -Notice writing up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered (3 Marks: Format : 1 / Content : 1 / Expression : 1)

Q3. Short writing task –Poster up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered.(3 Marks: Format : 1 / Content : 1 / Expression : 1)

Q4. Letters based on verbal/visual input, to be answered in 120-150 words. Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies), letter to the school or college authorities, regarding admissions, school issues, requirements / suitability of courses, etc. One out of the two given questions to be answered (5 Marks: Format: 1 / Content: 2 / Expression: 2)

Q5 .Writing composition based on visual/verbal inputs in 120-150 words. The theme should be
contemporary topical issues. One out of the two given questions to be answered. (5 Marks: Format: 1 / Content: 2 / Expression: 2)

Literature Section (16 Marks)

Q6. Two Short answer type question(one from Prose and one from Poetry from the book Hornbill), out of four, to be answered in 30-40 words. (2×2=4)

Q7. One Short answer type question, from Prose (Snapshots), to be answered in 40-50 words. Any 1
out of 2 questions to be done. (1×2=2)

Q8. One Long answer type question, from Prose/poetry (Hornbill), to be answered in 120-150 words to assess global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done.(1×5=5)

Q.9 One Long answer type question, based on the chapters from the book Snapshots, to be answered in 120-150 words. Questions to provide evaluative and analytical responses using incidents, events, themes as reference points. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done.(1×5=5)

Deleted Topics from Class 11 English Core Syllabus 2020-21

Writing

• Classified Advertisements,
• Letters to the editor (giving suggestions/opinions on an issue) Provide realistic context in the form of newspaper report/article to which the students may respond.
• Application for a job with a bio-data or résumé
• Article & Report Writing
• Narrative

Grammar

• Modals
• Clauses
• Change of Voice
• Error Correction, editing task/cloze passages

Literature

Hornbill
• Father To Son
• The Adventure

Snapshots
• The Ghat of the Only World
• The Tale of Melon City

Prescribed Textbook

1.  Hornbill
2.  Snapshots: Supplementary Reader

Download Class 11 English Core Syllabus 2020-21



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