CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2017-18

CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2017-18

Download latest cbse Class 12 English Core syllabus for the March 2018 exam. Class 12 English Core Board exam will be of 100 marks. Each year cbse keep on issuing revised syllabus. Although the topics and textbooks remain same, the topics and question pattern vary. Along with English Core syllabus for class 12 cbse has also issued the chapter-wise breakup of questions along with weightage of each chapter. The package also enlists the learning objectives. That’s why it is recommended to download new Class 12 English Core syllabus 2017-18 this year and be on safe side.

We’ve got several queries from students throughout the country regarding their poor performance in the board exams. One noteworthy point was that most of them didn’t bother about the syllabus of English Core class 12 by CBSE, they just practised the sample papers or directly appeared in board exams. It’s very important to avoid such situation and practise at least sample papers issued by cbse and previous year questions. These syllabi are also very helpful for the various competitive exam or entrance exams. 

 

Here we have presented the CBSE syllabus for English Core class 12 in the same format as released by CBSE, without any changes or editing from our side. Students are advised to download the class 12 cbse English Core syllabus for the session 2017-2018 even if you have the previous year syllabus.

Deleted Lessons: 

Flamingo – 1. Poets and Pancakes; 2. The Interview; 3. A Road Side Stand (Poetry)

Vistas –  4. The Third Level; 5. Journey to the End of the Earth

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English Core Class 12 Syllabus for March 2018 Exam 




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CBSE English Core Class 12 Syllabus Session 2017-18

Section A: Reading Comprehension (30 Marks)

Reading Unseen Passages and Note making

Two unseen passages with a variety of very short answer / short answer or MCQ type questions to test comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary such as word formation and inference of meaning will also be tested. 

The total length of the two passages will be between 1100 – 1200 words. The passage will include two of the following:

  1. Factual passages, e.g., instructions, descriptions, reports.
  2. Descriptive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text. 
  3. Literary passages, e.g., extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography. A poem could be of 28-35 lines. 

The passages can be literary, factual or discursive to test comprehensions. The length of one passage should be between 600-700 words.

A third passage of 400-500 words for note-making and abstraction.

Section B: Writing Skills   (30 Marks)

Short Answer Questions, e.g., advertisement and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies.

Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal/visual input.

Letter types include

  • Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies) 
  • Letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest
  • Application for a job 

Very Long Answer Questions: Two compositions based on visual and/or verbal Input may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article, a debate or a speech.

Section C: Literature and Long Reading Text (40Marks)

Flamingo and Vistas

  • Very Short Answer Questions – Based on an extract from poetry to test comprehension and appreciation.
  • Short Answer Questions – Based on prose/drama/poetry from both the texts. 
  • Long Answer Question – Based on texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts to bring out the key messages and values.
  • Long Answer Question – Based on texts to test global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation. 
  • Long Answer Question – Based on theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novels. 
  • Long Answer Question – Based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the character sketch.

Prescribed Books

  1. Flamingo: English Reader published by NCERT
  2. Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT 

Lessons Deleted

Flamingo – 1. Poets and Pancakes; 2. The Interview; 3. A Road Side Stand (Poetry)

Vistas – 4. The Third Level; 5. Journey to the End of the Earth

Extended Reading Text: (either one)

  • The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot

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