[CBSE] English syllabus class 11 (2022-23)

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ENGLISH CORE (CODE NO.301)

CLASS – XI (2021-22)

PART A – 40 MARKS

Reading (18 Marks)

I. 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 are to be done. (10×1=10 Marks)

II. 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 are to be done. (8×1=8 Marks)

Note:– The combined word limit for both the passages will be 600-750.

Grammar (8 Marks)

III. Multiple choice questions on Gap filling (Determiners, Tenses, Modals
Clauses, Change of Voice, Error Correction, editing task/cloze passages

IV. Multiple choice questions on re-ordering/transformation of sentences
(Total eight questions to be done out of the ten given).

Literature Section (14 Marks)

V. Multiple Choice questions from an extract from Poetry from Hornbill to assess
comprehension and appreciation. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done.(3×1=3)

VI. Multiple Choice questions based on two Prose extracts, out of the three given,
from Prose (Hornbill as well as Snapshots to assess comprehension and appreciation. ( 6×1=6)

VII. Text-based Multiple Choice Questions to assess comprehension, analysis, and
interpretation, from Prose and Poetry. Five questions out of six are to be done. (5×1=5)

PART B – 40 MARKS

Reading Section: (8 Marks)

Q1. Note Making and Summarization based on a passage of approximately 200-250
words.

I. Note Making: (5 Marks)

○ Title: 1
○ Numbering and indenting: 1
○ Key/glossary: 1
○ Notes: 2

II. Summary (up to 50 words): (3 Marks)

○ Content: 2
○ Expression: 1

Writing Section:- (16 Marks)

Q2. Short writing task -Notice/ Advertisement writing up to 50 words. One out of the
two given questions to be answered (3 Marks: Format : 1 / Content : 1 / Expression : 1)

Q3. Short writing task –Poster up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered.(3marks:Format : 1 / Content : 1 / Expression : 1)

Q4. Letters based on verbal/visual input, to be answered in 120-150 words. Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving
information, placing orders and sending replies), letter to the school or college
authorities, regarding admissions, school issues, requirements / suitability of courses,
Application for Job interview etc.

One out of the two given questions to be answered (5 Marks: Format: 1 / Content: 2 / Expression: 2)

Q5 .Writing composition based on visual/verbal inputs in 120-150 words. May be
descriptive / argumentative in nature such as Article/Report/ Narrative/speech/debate.

The theme should be contemporary topical issues. One out of the two given questions to be answered. (5 Marks: Format: 1 / Content: 2 / Expression: 2)

Literature Section: (16 Marks)

Q6. Two Short answer type question (one from Prose and one from Poetry from the
book Hornbill), out of four, to be answered in 30-40 words. Questions should elicit
inferential responses through critical thinking. (2×2=4)

Q7. One Short answer type question, from Prose (Snapshots), to be answered in 40-
50 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done. (1×2=2)

Q 8. One Long answer type question, from Prose/poetry (Hornbill), 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.(1×5=5)

Q.9 One Long answer type question, based on the chapters from the book
Snapshots, 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.(1×5=5)

Prescribed Books

  1. Hornbill: English Reader published by National Council of Education Research
    and Training, New Delhi
  2. Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of
    Education Research and Training, New Delhi

Question Paper Design 2021-22

English CORE XI (Code No. 301)

SectionCompetenciesTotal marks%
Reading
Comprehension
Conceptual understanding, decoding,
Analyzing, inferring, interpreting,
appreciating, literary, conventions and
vocabulary, summarizing and using
appropriate format/s
2632.5%
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
2430%
Literature
Textbooks and
Supplementary
Reading Text
Recalling, reasoning, appreciating
literary convention, inference, analysis,
creativity with fluency
3037.5%
TOTAL80100%
Assessment of
Listening and
Speaking Skills
20
GRAND TOTAL100
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