CBSE Class-12 Syllabus 2019-20 (English Elective)

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CBSE Class-12 Syllabus 2019-20 (English Elective)



  • ENGLISH ELECTIVE CBSE
  • Class-XII (Code No. 001)
  • (2019-20)

SECTION - A

An unseen passage and a poem: - 60 Periods

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 60 Periods
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. (10x1=10 marks)

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

SECTION - C

Literature 60Periods
1. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 50-60 words to test understanding and appreciation.(2x1=2 marks)

2. Two Short Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 60-80 words to test understanding and appreciation. (4x2=8 marks)
3. Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 80-100 words each to test deeper understanding, interpretation, appreciation. (5x2=10 marks)

SECTION - D

Fiction 40Periods
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 understanding, interpretation, appreciation and drawing inferences.(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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