[CBSE] English syllabus class 12 (2022-23)

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CBSE class 12 English syllabus for 2022-23

ENGLISH CORE (CODE NO. 301)

CLASS – XII 2021-22

PART A 40 MARKS

Reading Comprehension 20 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, newspaper reports, etc. Ten out of eleven questions are to be done. (10×1=10 Marks)

Note:– The combined word limit for both the passages will be 700-750 words.

Literature 20 Marks

III. Multiple Choice Questions based on two prose extracts, one each from the books
Flamingo and Vistas, to assess comprehension and appreciation. Refer to the lines to
answer questions based on the given extract. Any 2 out of 3extracts to be done (8×1=8)

IV. Multiple Choice Questions based on poetry extract from the book Flamingo to
assess comprehension, analysis, and inference. Refer to the lines to answer questions
based on the given extract. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done. (4×1=4)

V. Multiple Choice Questions to assess comprehension, analysis, inference, and
interpretation from the books Flamingo and Vistas. Eight out of ten questions are to be done. (8×1=8)

PART B (SUBJECTIVE QUESTIONS) – 40 MARKS

Writing Section: 16 Marks

Q1. Short writing task –Notice/Advertisement/Poster up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered.(3 Marks: Format : 1 / Content : 1 / Expression : 1).

Q2. Short writing task –Formal/Informal Invitation and Reply up to 50 words.One out of the two given questions to be answered.(3 Marks: Format : 1 / Content : 1 / Expression : 1)

Q3. Letters based on verbal/visual input, to be answered in approximately 120-150 words. Letter types include application for a job, Letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest), Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies). One out of the two given questions to be answered (5 Marks :Format: 1 / Content: 2 / Expression: 2)

Q4. Article/Debate/ Speech/ Report Writing, descriptive and analytical in nature, based on verbal inputs, to be answered in 120-150 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered (5Marks:Format : 1 / Content : 2 / Expression : 2)

Literature Section: 24 Marks

Q5. Five Short answer-type questions, out of six, from Prose and Poetry from the
book Flamingo, to be answered in 30-40 words. Questions should elicit inferential
responses through critical thinking.(5×2=10)

Q6. Two Short answer-type questions,out of three, from Prose (Vistas), to be answered in 30-40 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking.
(2×2=4)

Q 7. One Long answer type question, from Prose/poetry (Flamingo), 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.8 One Long answer type question, based on the chapters from the book Vistas, 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, and themes as reference points. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be
done.(1×5=5)

Prescribed Books

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

Question Paper Design 2021-22

English CORE XII (Code No. 301)

SectionCompetenciesTotal
marks
%
Reading
Comprehension
Conceptual understanding, decoding,
Analyzing, inferring, interpreting,
appreciating, literary, conventions and
vocabulary, summarizing and using
appropriate format/s
2025
Creative
Writing Skills
Conceptual Understanding, application of
rules, Analysis, Reasoning, appropriacy
of style and tone, using appropriate
format and fluency, inference, analysis,
evaluation and creativity
1620
Literature
Textbooks and
Supplementary
Reading Text
Recalling, reasoning, appreciating
literary convention, inference, analysis,
creativity with fluency
4455
TOTAL80100
Assessment of
Listening and
Speaking Skills
20
GRAND TOTAL100
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