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CBSE Class 11 English Elective (NCERT) Syllabus 2017 – 2018

Apr 24, 2017 17:50 IST

    CBSE Class 11 English Elective (NCERT) Syllabus 2017 – 2018

    CBSE Syllabus for the new academic session 2017-2018 is released by the board for all the subjects of Class 9, 10, 11 and 12. With this article, students can download CBSE Class 11 English Elective (NCERT) Syllabus 2017-2018 from the download link given at the end of this article.

    Important portions of CBSE Class 11 English Elective (NCERT) Syllabus 2017 – 2018 are given below

    Section - A

    Reading an unseen passage and a poem (35 Periods)

    • Very Short and Short Answer Questions: Literary or discursive passage of about 900-950 words.

    • Short Answer Questions: A poem of about 20-24 lines to test interpretation and appreciation.

    Section - B

    Creative Writing Skills (35 Periods)

    • Long Answer Question: An essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/descriptive topic.

    • Very Long Answer Question: A composition such as an article / a report / a speech.

    Section – C

    Literature Textbooks

    Woven Words (75 Periods)

    • Very Short and Long Answer Questions: To test comprehension, literary appreciation and drawing inferences in poetry and prose.

    Arms and the Man - [Drama] (25 Periods)

    • Long Answer Questions: To test the evaluation of characters, events and episodes.


    • Short and Long Answer Questions: To test analysis of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships and understanding of content, events and episodes 25 Periods

    Note: Short answer questions or long answer questions based on values can be given in the writing or in the literature section.


    • Presentation of a book review/a play/a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, parable) to be followed by a question-answer session.

    • Poetry reading to be followed by interpretative tasks based on close reading and literary analysis of the text.

    • Critical review of a film or a play

    • Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion

    Note: Teachers may develop their own rubrics to assess the performance of student objectively

    The parameters for assessing Speaking skills as given the syllabus of English Core and English Elective CBSE may be referred to.

    Prescribed Books:

    1. Text book: Woven Words published by NCERT

    2. Fiction: The Old Man and the Sea (Novel unabridged) by Ernest Hemingway

    3. Drama: Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

    Download CBSE Class 11 English Elective (NCERT) Syllabus 2017 – 2018

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