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CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2017 – 2018

Apr 26, 2017 14:30 IST

    Download CBSE Class 12 English (Core) Syllabus 2017–18

    CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2017 – 2018 is available here. Students can download the complete CBSE Syllabus 2017-18 for Class 12 English Core from the download link available at the end of this article. It contains important details related to question paper design, prescribed textbooks and board exam.

    Important highlights of CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2017 – 2018 are given below

    Section

    Areas

    Marks

    A

    Reading Comprehension

    30

    B

    Writing Skills

    30

    C

    Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text

    40

    Total

    100

    Section A

    Reading Comprehension (30 Marks)

    Reading Unseen Passages and Note making

    Two unseen passages with a variety of very short answer / short answer or MCQ type questions to test comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary such as word formation and inference of meaning will also be tested.

    The total length of the two passages will be between 1100 - 1200 words. The passage will include two of the following:

    (a) Factual passages, e.g., instructions, descriptions, reports.

    (b) Descriptive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text.

    (c) Literary passages, e.g., extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography. A poem could be of 28-35 lines.

    • The passages can be literary, factual or discursive to test comprehensions. The length of one passage should be between 600-700 words.

    (d) A third passage of 400-500 words for note-making and abstraction.

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    CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 English Elective (CBSE): 2017 - 2018

    Section B

    Writing Skills (30 Marks)

    • 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.

    Letter types include

    • Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)

    • Letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest)

    • Application for a job

    Very Long Answer Questions: Two compositions based on visual and/or verbal Input may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article, a debate or a speech or a report

    Section C

    Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text (40 Marks)

    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.

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    Prescribed Books

    1. Flamingo: English Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi

    2. Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi

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

    Textbooks

    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

    3. Extended Reading Text: (Either one)

    (i) The Invisible Man (unabridged) [by H.G. Wells]

    (ii) Silas Marner (unabridged) [by George Eliot]

    Details related to the design of English (Core) 2017-18 question paper is available in the PDF of the syllabus.

    Download CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2017-18 in PDF format

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