CBSE Syllabus 2018-19 for Class 12 English subject is available here for download in PDF format. English is one of the most important subjects of CBSE Class 12th & complete knowledge of its syllabus is important to score well in the board exam. More than 9 lakhs students appear for Class 12 English Core Board exam, every year.
In this article, we have provided the latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 English Board Exam 2019 (English Core) along with other important details like design or blueprint of question paper, prescribed books and some useful tips for the preparation of English board exam 2019.
Complete CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus 2018-19 is given below
• Section A: Reading Comprehension - 30 Marks
• Section B: Writing Skills - 30 Marks
• Section C: Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text - 40 Marks
More details about these sections are given below
Section A: Reading Comprehension - 30 Marks
Reading Unseen Passages and Note making
The section A will have three passages.
A. Two unseen passages with a variety of Very Short Answer /Short Answer or Multiple Choice 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. Six Multiple Choice type question and sixteen
Very Short Answer Type Questions (total 22 Marks) shall be asked from these passages. 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.
B. The third passage will be of 400-500 words .Note-making and Abstraction will be assessed.
i. one Short Answer Type Question( 3 Marks )
ii. one Long Answer Type Question to be answered in 80-100 words ( 5 marks) .
Section B: Writing Skills - 30 Marks
WRITING SKILLS 30 Marks
a. One question out of the two Short Answer Questions, e.g., advertisement and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies. (4 Marks)
b. One question out of the two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words: Letters based on verbal / visual input. (6 Marks)
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
Two Very Long Answer Questions containing internal choice, to be answered in 150-200 words:
Two compositions based on visual and/or verbal Input may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article/a debate/ a speech or a report- (10 x 2 = 20 Marks)
Section C: Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text - 40 Marks
LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS AND LONG READING TEXT 40 Marks
Books: Flamingo and Vistas
I. Very Short Answer Questions - Based on an extract from poetry to test comprehension and appreciation. (4 Marks)
II. Four out of six Short Answer Questions based on prose / drama / poetry from both texts
(4 X 3 = 12 Marks)
III. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts .(6 marks)
IV. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words to test global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation. (6 marks)
V. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words based on theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novels. (6 marks)
VI. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words - based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of character sketch. (6 marks)
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
3. Extended Reading Texts:
(i) The Invisible Man ( unabridged) by H.G.Wells
(ii)Silas Marner (unabridged) by George Eliot
Question Paper Design 2018-19
• First, prepare the topics mentioned in the latest Syllabus of CBSE Class 12 English subject.
• Learn the latest pattern and the level of questions from the latest Sample Paper (issued by CBSE).
• Try solving previous years’ papers on a daily basis.
• Don’t forget to revise class notes & NCERT textbooks from time to time
This is the complete CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Board Exam 2019. Student of CBSE Class 12 having English as one of their subjects should learn this latest syllabus and useful tips. With the help of these tips, one can easily score well in the English Subject of CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2019.