CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus & Marks Distribution

CBSE  Class 12 English Syllabus

Unit-wise allocation of marks for CBSE Class 12 Core English

Section

Competencies

Total marks

% Weightage

Comprehension

Conceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and vocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s

 

 

20

 

 

25%

Writing Skills

Reasoning, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluation and creativity

 

 

30

 

 

37.5%

Literature Textbooks    and Supplementary Reading Text

Recalling, reasoning, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis, creativity with fluency

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

37.5%

 

 

TOTAL

80

100%

Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills

 

 

20

 

-

 

GRAND TOTAL

100

 

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CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus - Commerce

SECTION A

  READING COMPREHENSION (20 Marks)  

Section A will have two passages.  

A.   One unseen passage with a variety of Objective Type Questions, including Multiple Choice questions and Short Answer Questions to assess comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary such as word formation and inference of meaning will also be assessed. The total length of the passages will be between 800 - 900 words. Five Multiple Choice type question and Seven Objective Type Questions (total 12 Marks) shall be asked from this passage. The passage will include one 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.

B.  The second passage will be of 400-500 words . Note-making and Abstraction will be assessed.

i Note making (4 Marks) ii. Summary (4 Marks).

SECTION B   WRITING SKILLS (30 Marks)  

a.  Advertisements and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies. One question out of the two Short Answer Questions to be answered in 50 words. (4 Marks)

b.  Letters based on verbal / visual input.- One question out of the two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words:6 Marks Letter types include   ·      Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)

c.Letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest). Provide realistic context in the form of newspaper report/article to which the students may respond. ·      Application for a job c.    Two compositions based on visual or verbal inputs. May be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article/a debate/ a speech or a report Two Very Long Answer Questions containing internal choice, to be answered in 150- 200 words. Contemporary topical issues to be a part of speech and debate writing. (10x2=20 Marks)

SECTION C   Literature Textbooks (30 Marks)  

I.   Eight Objective Type Questions – 4 from one poetry and 4 from one prose extract to assess comprehension and appreciation. Avoid direct questions. Refer to the lines to answer questions based on the given extract. (8x1=8 Marks)

II.  Five out of Seven Short Answer Questions based on prose / drama / poetry from both texts. Question should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking (5x2=10 Marks)

III. One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words to assess global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text. Questions to provide evaluating and analytical responses using incidents,  events,  themes  as  reference  points.  (6marks) (Flamingo)

IV.  One out of two Long Answer Questions to be answered in 120-150 words to assess global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation beyond the texts. Questions   to   elicit   creative   responses   and   ability   to   form   opinions.   (6marks) (Vistas)  

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

 

Flamingo:

 

Prose

1.   The Last Lesson

2.   Lost Spring

3.   Deep Water

4.   The Rattrap

5.   Indigo

6.   Poets and Pancakes

7.   The Interview

8.  Going Places

 

Poetry

1.   My Mother at Sixty Six

2.   An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum

3.   Keeping Quiet

4.   A Thing of Beauty

5.   A Roadside Stand

6.   Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

Vistas:

 

1.   The Third Level

2.   The Tiger King

3.   Journey to the End of the Earth

4.   The Enemy

5.   Should Wizard Hit Mommy

6.   On the Face of It

7.      Evans Tries an O-Level

8.   Memories of Childhood

9.   The Cutting of My Long Hair

10.  We too are Human Beings

Unit-wise allocation of marks for CBSE Class 12 Elective English

Section

Competencies

Total marks

% Weightage

Reading Comprehension

Conceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and

vocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s

 

 

20

 

 

25%

Creative Writing & Applied Grammar

Reasoning, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluating, creativity with Fluency.

Applying appropriate language conventions comprehension using structures interactively,

application, accuracy and fluency

 

 

30

 

 

37.50%

Literature

Recalling, reasoning, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis, creativity with fluency

 

20

 

25%

Fiction

Recalling, reasoning, appreciating literary conventions, illustrating with relevant quotations from the text, inferring, analyzing, evaluating and creating, giving opinions, justifying with fluency

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

12.50%

 

TOTAL

80

100%

Seminar

Seeking information and clarifying, illustrating with relevant quotations from the texts, reasoning, diction, articulation clarity of pronunciation, using appropriate language conventions Addressing participants using appropriate titles or nomenclatures and

overall fluency

 

 

20

 

 

-

 

Grand Total

100

 

 

CBSE Class 12 English Elective Syllabus - Commerce

 

Section -A

Reading (20 marks)

 An unseen passage and a poem:                                                                              

1. 12 Objective Type Questions including Multiple Choice Questions from a literary or discursive passage of about 950-1000 words. (1x12=12 marks)

2. 04 Short Answer Questions to test interpretation and appreciation and to be answered in 50-60 words each on a poem of about 24 - 28 lines. (2x4=8 marks)

 

SECTION –B                                                

Creative Writing Skills and Applied Grammar(30 marks)

1.      Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 120-150 words each:A discursive and interpretative writing.                       (6x2=12 marks)

2.      One Very Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 150-200 words: An essay on an argumentative/discursive topic such as an article/report/speech. Contemporary topics / issues to be a part of Article, Report and Speech Writing. (10x1=10 marks)

3. Eight objective Type Questions: Transformation of Sentences: (8 marks)

 

SECTION – C                                           

Literature (20 marks)

1.One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 50-60 words to assess understanding analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking.                                   (2x1=2 marks)

2. Two Short Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 60-80 words to assess understanding analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking and drawing inferences in poetry and prose.                                                                                                      (4x2=8 marks)

3.Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 80-100 words each to assess deeper understanding, interpretation, appreciation and drawing inferences. Questions to elicit creative responses and ability to form opinions.

(5x2=10 marks)

SECTION - D  (16 Marks)

Fiction                                                                                                                              

1.  One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 60-80 words to test understanding and appreciation and seek comments, interpretation, evaluation and appreciation of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships.(4x1=4 marks)

2.  One Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 120-160 words to test deeper (in depth) understanding, interpretation, appreciation and drawing global inferences of the given text with reference to characters /events/ incidents and episodes , leading to creative rendering, forming and defending opinions.

(6x1=6 marks)

Students can select one of the two prescribed texts.

Seminar                                                                                                                     (20 marks)

 

·         Presentation - 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

 

Prescribed Books:

1.       Kaleidoscope - Text book published by NCERT

2.       Fiction: A Tiger for Malgudi or The Financial Expert by R.K. Narayan (Novel)

 

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