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Syllabus of CBSE Class 12 English Core 2023 - 2024


As the board exams are coming near, it is important for the students to go through the syllabus details in order to make sure they do not miss anything during their board exam preparation. We have provided the complete English Core curriculum for students in this article. Check out the detailed section-wise syllabus of CBSE Class 12 English Core 2023 - 2024 as given below.



ENGLISH CORE
CODE NO. 301
CLASS – XII

 

Section A
22 Marks
Reading Skills

 

I. Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage (12+10 = 22 Marks)

 

1. One unseen passage to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis and inference. Vocabulary assessment will also be assessed via inference. The passage may be factual, descriptive or literary.


2. One unseen case-based factual passage with verbal/visual inputs like statistical data, charts etc. to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation.

 

Note: The combined word limit for both the passages will be 700-750 words.

 

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) / Objective Type Questions and Short Answer type Questions (to be answered in 40-50 words) will be asked.

 

 

Section B
 18 Marks
Creative Writing Skills

 

II. Creative Writing Skills

 

3. Notice.


One out of the two given questions to be answered. Approximately 50 words.


(4 Marks:     Format - 1 / Content - 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar - 1)


 

4. Formal/Informal Invitation and Reply.


One out of the two given questions to be answered. Approximately 50 words.


(4 Marks:     Format - 1 / Content - 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar - 1)


 

5. Letters based on verbal / visual input.


Letter types include application for a job with bio data and letter to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest).


One out of the two given questions to be answered. Approximately 120-150 words.


(5 Marks:     Format - 1 / Organisation of Ideas - 1 / Content - 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar - 1)


 

6. Article / Report Writing, descriptive and analytical in nature, based on verbal inputs.


One out of the two given questions to be answered. Approximately 120-150 words.


(5 Marks:     Format - 1 / Organisation of Ideas - 1 / Content - 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar - 1)

 


Section C
40 Marks
Literature Text Book and Supplementary Reading Text

 

This section will have variety of assessment items including Multiple Choice Questions, Objective Type Questions, Short Answer Type Questions and Long Answer Type Questions to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation and extrapolation beyond the text.

 

7. One Poetry extract out of two, from the book Flamingo, to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference and appreciation. (6x1 = 6 Marks)

 

8. One Prose extract out of two, from the book Vistas, to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation and appreciation. (4x1 = 4 Marks)

 

9. One prose extract out of two from the book Flamingo, to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation. (6x1 = 6Marks)

 

10. Short answer type questions from the book Flamingo. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Five questions out of the six given, are to be answered in 40-50 words each. (5x2 = 10 Marks)

 

11. Short answer type questions from Prose (Vistas). Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Any 2 out of 3 questions to be answered in 40- 50 words each. (2x2 = 4 Marks)

 

12. One Long answer type question from Prose/Poetry (Flamingo). Questions can be based on incident / theme / passage / extract / event as reference points to assess extrapolation beyond and across the text. The question will elicit analytical and evaluative response from the student. Any one out of two questions to be answered in 120-150 words. (1x5 = 5 Marks)

 

13. One Long answer type question from the book Vistas to assess global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text and to provide analytical and evaluative responses using incidents, events, themes, as reference points. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be answered in 120-150 words. (1x5 = 5 Marks)


 


Summary in table

Section

Particulars

Marks

Total Marks

Reading Comprehension

  1. Unseen passage (factual, descriptive or literary)

 

2. Case-Based Unseen (Factual) Passage

12 Marks

 

10 Marks

22 Marks

Creative Writing Skills

Short Writing Tasks

1. Notice (4 Marks)

2. Formal/Informal Invitation and Reply (4 Marks)

 

Long Writing Tasks

3. Letters Writing (for a job/to the editor) (5 Marks)

4. Article / Report Writing (5 Marks)

8 Marks

 

10 Marks

18 Marks

Literature

MCQs, Objective Type Questions, Short Answer Type Questions and Long Answer Type Questions

1. Based upon Poetry (Flamingo) - 6 Marks

2. Based upon Prose (Flamingo) - 4 Marks

3. Based upon Prose (Flamingo) - 6 Marks

4. Short answer question from Prose and Poetry (Flamingo) - 10 Marks

5. Short answer type question from Prose (Vistas) - 4 Marks

6. One Long answer type question from Flamingo - 5 Marks

7. One Long answer type question from the Vistas - 5 Marks

40 Marks

40 Marks



Prescribed Books

 

1.  Flamingo: English Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi

 

Prose


The Last Lesson

Lost Spring

Deep Water

The Rattrap

Indigo

Poets and Pancakes

The Interview

Going Places


 

Poetry


My Mother at Sixty-Six

Keeping Quiet

A Thing of Beauty

A Roadside Stand

Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers


 

2.  Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi

 

The Third Level

The Tiger King

Journey to the End of the Earth

The Enemy

On the Face of It

Memories of Childhood

  • The Cutting of My Long Hair

  • We Too are Human Beings

 

 

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

 

Assessment of Listening Skills – 05 marks

Assessment of Speaking Skills – 05 Marks

Project Work – 10 Marks



 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) stands as a paramount national educational board overseeing both public and private schools in India, under the governance of the Indian government. Originating in 1929, it was reorganised in its current form through a government resolution in 1952. The Board was conceived as an innovative initiative to foster inter-state integration and collaboration within the realm of secondary education. Presently, CBSE boasts of a vast network, comprising over 27,000 schools across India and 240 schools in 28 foreign countries. All institutions associated with CBSE adhere to the NCERT curriculum, with a particular emphasis on its implementation from class 9 to 12.



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