CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus

CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus

SECTION –A (20 marks)

Reading

An unseen passage and a poem

1. The section will have 12 questions including 6 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ),

i.e. 6 MCQs from a Literary or Discursive passage of about 900-950 words, and 6 Objective Type questions (1×12=12marks)

2. 04 Short Answer Questions to be answered in 50-60 words. It shall be asked from a poem of about 20-24 lines to test interpretation and appreciation. (2×4=8marks)

SECTION –B (20 marks)

Creative Writing Skills

1. One Very Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 150-200 words.

An essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/descriptive topic. (10×1=10marks)

2. One Very Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 150-200 words.

A composition such as an article / a report /a speech. (10×1=10marks)

SECTION – C (30 marks)

A. Literature

1. Eight Objective type Questions out of 09 to test comprehension, literary appreciation and drawing inferences in poetry and prose.

(1×8=8marks)

2. Three Short Answer Questions out of 04 to be answered in 50-60words to test understanding, appreciation and analysis. (2×3=6marks)

3. One Long Answer Questions out of 02 to be answered in 120-150 words to test literary appreciation and drawing inferences. (1×6=6marks)

B. Arms and the Man – [Drama] (10marks)

Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 80-100 word to test the evaluation of characters, events and episodes. (5×2=10marks)

C. Fiction (10marks)

1. Two Short Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 50-60 words to test analysis of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships and understanding of content, events and episodes (2×2=4marks)

2. One Long Answer Question out of 02 to be answered in 120-150 words to test literary appreciation and drawing inferences. (6×1=6marks)

D. Seminar  (20 marks)

  • Presentation – book review /a play /a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, and 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
Section Area of Learning Marks
Section-A Reading Comprehension 30 marks
Section-B Writing Skills 30 marks
Section-C Literature and Long Reading Text 40 marks
  Total 100 marks

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 English (Flamingo)

Prose

  • Chapter 1: The last lesson
  • Chapter 2: Lost Spring
  • Chapter 3: Deep Water
  • Chapter 4: The rattrap
  • Chapter 5: Indigo
  • Chapter 6: Poets and Pancakes
  • Chapter 7: The Interview (Part I and Part II)
  • Chapter 8: Going Places

Poetry

  • Chapter 1: My mother at sixty-six
  • Chapter 2: An elementary school classroom in a slum
  • Chapter 3: Keeping quiet
  • Chapter 4: A thing of beauty
  • Chapter 5: A roadside stand
  • Chapter 6: Aunt Jennifer’s tiger

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