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CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus (New) Released 2021-22

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Class 12 English Core Syllabus for Academic Session 2021-22

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Latest syllabus of Class 12 English core subject

Class 12 English Core (subject code 301) syllabus (2021-22)


CBSE Class 12 Syllabus - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the Latest syllabus and Exam Pattern for Class 12 Board Examinations to be held in March - April 2022. The detailed exam pattern, section - wise break up of marks, details of questions, word limit, etc. has been given for the convenience of the students. Students can check out the video to get a detailed discussion on the paper pattern, syllabus, deleted topics, grammar topics list and writing skills syllabus for English paper subject code 301. For the literature section, the CBSE has prescribed two readers - Flamingo English reader and Vistas English Supplementary reader published by the NCERT.


Earlier, the CBSE had deleted 30 percent of the syllabi for the academic session 2020-21 due to the pandemic but now, it has listed down the detailed syllabi for the current academic session 2021-22.



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The question paper for class 12 English exam is divided into 2 parts.The details are mentioned further

 

 

Syllabus of class 12 English core subject

The marks allocation and evaluation details of the written paper and internal assessment for the English core subject of class 12 is as follows-

Section

Competencies

Total marks

%

Reading  Comprehension

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

20

25%

Creative Writing Skills and  Grammar

Conceptual Understanding, application of rules, Analysis, Reasoning, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluation and creativity

16

20%

Literature Textbooks  and Supplementary  Reading Text

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

44

55%

 

         TOTAL

80

100%

Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills

 

20

-

 

   GRAND TOTAL

100

 

 

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PART A - 40 MARKS

Reading                                                                                                                      20 Marks 

1.    Multiple Choice questions based on one unseen passage to assess comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary and inference of meaning will also be assessed. The passage may be factual, descriptive or literary. Ten out of eleven questions to be done. (10x1=10 Marks)

2.    Multiple Choice questions   based on one unseen case-based factual passage with verbal/visual inputs like statistical data, charts etc. Eight out of Nine questions to be done. (10x1=10 Marks)
Note: The combined word limit for both the passages will be 700-750.

Literature Section                                                                                                     20 Marks

3. Multiple Choice Questions based on two prose extracts, one each from the books Flamingo and Vistas, to assess comprehension and appreciation. Refer to the lines to answer questions based on the given extract. Any 2 out of 3 extracts to be done.(8x1=8)

4.    Multiple Choice Questions based on a poetry extract from the book Flamingo to assess comprehension, analysis and inference. Refer to the lines to answer questions based on the given extract. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done.(4x1=4)

5.    Text based questions to assess comprehension, analysis, inference and interpretation from the books Flamingo and Vistas. Eight out of ten questions to be done.(8x1=8)

 

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PART B (SUBJECTIVE QUESTIONS) - 40 MARKS

Writing Section:                                                                                                             16 Marks    

Q1. Short writing task –Notice/Advertisement up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered. (3 Marks: Format: 1 / Content: 1 / Expression : 1). 

Q2. Short writing task –Formal/Informal Invitation and Reply up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered. (3 Marks: Format: 1 / Content: 1 / Expression: 1)

Q3.  Letters based on verbal/visual input, to be answered in approximately 120-150 words. Letter types include application for a job, Letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest), Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies) One out of the two given questions to be answered (5 Marks : Format: 1 / Content: 2 / Expression: 2)

Q4. Article/Debate/ Speech/ Report Writing, descriptive and analytical in nature, based on verbal inputs, to be answered in 120-150 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered (5 Marks: Format : 1 / Content : 2 / Expression : 2)
                                                 

Literature Section:                                                                                                      24 Marks

Q5. Five Short answer type questions, out of six, from Prose and Poetry from the book Flamingo, to be answered in 30-40 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (5x2=10)

Q6. Two Short answer type questions, out of three, from Prose (Vistas), to be answered in 30-40 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (2x2=4)

Q7. One Long answer type question, from Prose/poetry (Flamingo), to be answered in 120-150 words to assess global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text. Questions to provide evaluative and analytical responses using incidents, events, themes as reference points. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done. (1x5=5) 

Q.8 One Long answer type question, based on the chapters from the book Vistas, to be answered in 120-150 words to assess global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text. Questions to provide evaluative and analytical responses using incidents, events, themes as reference points. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done. (1x5=5) 

 

Guidelines for Assessment in Listening and Speaking Skills

i. Activities:

· Activities for listening and speaking available at www.cbseacademic.in can be used for developing listening and speaking skills of students.
· Subject teachers should also refer to books prescribed in the syllabus.
· In addition to the above, teachers may plan their own activities and create their own material for assessing the listening and speaking skills.

ii. Parameters for Assessment:

The listening and speaking skills are to be assessed on the following parameters:
· Interactive competence (Initiation & turn taking, relevance to the topic).
· Fluency (cohesion, coherence and speed of delivery).
· Pronunciation
· Language (accuracy and vocabulary).

iii. Schedule:

· The practice of listening and speaking skills should be done throughout the academic year.
· The final assessment of the skills is to be done as per the convenience and schedule of the school.

iv. Record keeping:

· The record of the activities done and the marks given must be kept for three months after the declaration of result, for any random checking by the Board.
· No recording of speaking skills is to be sent to the Board.

 

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

 

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