CBSE Class 11 English Core Syllabus (New) Released 2021-22

By Ruchika Gupta

cbse class 11 english syllabus

 

Class 11 English Core Syllabus for Academic Session 2021-22

Revised Syllabus for Academic Session 2021-22

 

As per the new Assessment policy, the CBSE has divided the syllabus into two parts – namely, term 1 and term 2 with equal weightage for term 1 and term 2 exams. The syllabus has been reduced for the convenience of the students.  The syllabus of English core (subject code 301) for Class 11 is comprehensive and all students need to prepare the complete syllabus of English when they appear in the exam of English in class 11. Here we have given the syllabus of English for class 11 in detail as has been prescribed by the CBSE. The CBSE has divided the English written paper into two parts – term 1 and term 2. The details are mentioned further. A student has to get pass marks in the subject of English which is a compulsory subject for all the students studying in class 11. Also, there will be an internal assessment in the English subject. Let us have a look at the syllabus, design of question papers and marking scheme of Class 11 English core subject.

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Syllabus of class 11 English core subject

The curriculum of class 11 English subject will be divided into two parts as follows-

  • Written paper
  • Internal assessment.

The marks allocation and evaluation details of the written paper and internal assessment for the English core subject of class 11 is as follows-

 

 

SECTION WEIGHTAGE
Reading 13
Unseen passage 1 8
Case based unseen passage 2 5
Writing and Grammar 12
Short writing task 3
Long writing task 5
Grammar 4
Literature 15
Hornbill 9
Snapshots 6
Total 40
ASL 10
Grand Total 50

 

 

Term I

Reading section Passage 1 Factual, descriptive, literary passage
Passage 2 Factual passage
Writing and grammar section
Short writing task Notice Writing
Long writing task Business and Official Letter Enquiry, complaint, information, order, reply
Grammar
  1. Determiners
  2. Tenses
  3. Re-ordering of Sentences
Gap filling and transformation of sentences
Literature section Hornbill prose
  1. The Portrait of a Lady
  2. “We’re Not Afraid to Die… if We Can All Be Together”
  3. Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues
  4. Landscape of the Soul
Hornbill poems
  1. A Photograph
  2. The Laburnum Top
Snapshots
  1. The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse
  2. The Address
  3. Ranga’s Marriage

 

Term II

 

Reading section Passage 1 Factual, descriptive, literary passage
Passage 2 Factual passage
Writing  and grammar section
Short writing task Poster
Long writing task Official Letter To school/college for admission, school issues, requirement or suitability of courses
Grammar
  1. Determiners
  2. Tenses
  3. Re-ordering of Sentences
Gap filling and transformation of sentences
Literature section Hornbill prose
  1. The Ailing Planet: The Green Movement’s Role
  2. The Browning Version
  3. Silk Road
Hornbill poetry
  1. The Voice of the Rain
  2. Childhood
Snapshots
  1. Albert Einstein at School
  2. Mother’s Day
  3. Birth