Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 English 2019 is available here (English Core). You can also download this syllabus in PDF format. This CBSE Class 11 English syllabus is essential for the preparation of CBSE school exams. Candidates preparing for CBSE Class 11 English exams 2019 should study this syllabus thoroughly.
CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 English Syllabus is divided in such a way that at the end the stage learners will be able to write expository/argumentative essays, formal/informal letters and applications for different purposes, explaining or developing a topic, arguing a case, filling up of forms, preparing CV, e-mail messages., making notes from reference materials, recorded talks etc.
Section A: Reading Comprehension (20 Marks) [45 Periods]
Section B: Writing Skills and Grammar (30 Marks) [60 Periods]
Section C: Literature - (30 Marks) [70 Periods]
Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills - (20 Marks) [45 Periods]
Complete details about these sections of CBSE Class 11 English Syllabus 2019 is given below
Section A: Reading Comprehension: (20 Marks) [45 Periods]
There shall be two unseen passages (including poems) with a variety of questions like Very Short Answer Questions, Short Answer Questions and Multiple Choice Questions, including 04 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning.
• Multiple Choice Questions (1 x 6 = 6marks),
• Very Short Answer Questions (1 x 6 = 6marks),
• 01 Short Answer Question (1 x 3 = 3marks),
• 01 Long Answer Question (1 x 5 = 5marks)
The total range of the 2 passages including a poem or a stanza, should be around 900-1000 words as per the following details:
1. The passage of 550-600 words in length will be used for note-making and summarising.
2. The passage of 350-400 words in length will be used to test comprehension, interpretation and inference.
3. An unseen poem of about 28-35 lines.
The passages as given above could be of any one of the following types:
Factual passages, e.g., illustrations, description, reports / discursive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive/Literary passages e.g. extracts from fiction, biography, autobiography, travelogue, etc. In the case of a poem, the text may be shorter than the prescribed word limit.
Section B: Writing Skills and Grammar: (30 Marks) [60 Periods]
Writing (60 Periods)
Short Answer Questions: Based on notice/ poster/ advertisement – 4 Marks
Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal/visual input. – 6 Marks
It would cover all types of letters. Letter types may include:
(a) business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)
(b) letters to the editor (giving suggestions/opinions on an issue)
(c) application for a job with a bio-data or resumé
(d) letter to the school or college authorities, regarding admissions, school issues, requirements / suitability of courses, etc.
Very Long Answer Question: Composition in the form of article/speech/report writing or a narrative- 10 Marks
Different grammatical structures in meaningful contexts will be tested. Item types will include gap filling, sentence reordering, dialogue completion and sentence transformation. The grammar syllabus will include determiners, tenses, clauses, modals and Change of Voice. These grammar areas will be tested through 10 Very short answer type questions on the following:
A. Error Correction, editing tasks
B. Re - ordering of sentences,
C. Transformation of sentences
Section C - Literature (30 Marks): [70 Periods]
Questions from the following texts to test comprehension at different levels , like literal, inferential and evaluative:-
1. Hornbill: Textbook published by NCERT, New Delhi
2. Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi.
The following have been re-included:
3 Very Short Answer Questions out of four (2 questions should be from Hornbill) - Based on an extract from poetry to test reference to context comprehension and appreciation. – (1 x 3 = 3 Marks)
3 Short Answer Questions out of four (2 questions should be from Hornbill) - Based on prose, poetry and plays from both the texts. - (3 x 3 = 9 Marks)
One Long Answer Question out of two from Hornbill (to be answered in120 - 150 words) Based on prescribed texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts. 6 Marks
One Long Answer Questions out of two from Snapshots (to be answered in120-150 words) -Based on theme, plot, incidents or events to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts. 6 Marks
One Long Answer Question out of two from Hornbill (to be answered in120-150 words) - Based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the characters/events/episodes/incidents. 6 Marks
Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills: 20 Marks [45 Periods]
Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 20 marks. It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced in the class.
This is the complete CBSE Syllabus 2019 for Class 11 English (Core) subject. You can also download this syllabus in PDF format from the link given below