CBSE Board English Core Syllabus for Class 12


CBSE Board Syllabus for Class 12 English Core

                                                                                                       CLASS XII
One Paper

Section A
A. Reading Skills
Reading unseen prose passages and note making

Section B
B. Advanced Writing Skills

C. Section C (Prescribed Books)
(i) Flamingo
(ii) Supplementary Reader - Vistas

SECTION-A

Reading unseen Passages and Note-making
Two unseen passages with a variety of questions including 03 marks for vocabulary such as
word formation and inferring meaning and 05 marks for note-making.
The total length of the two passages will be between 950-1200 words. The passages will include
two of the following:
(a) Factual Passages e.g. instructions, descriptions, reports.
(b) Discursive passage involving opinion e.g. argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text.
(c) Literary passage e.g. extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography
A passage of about 600-700 words carrying 12 marks and another passage of about 350-500 words carrying 08 marks
1. A passage to test reading comprehension. The passage can be literary, factual or discursive. The length of the passage should be between 600-700 words.
2. A shorter passage of 350-500 words for note-making and abstraction.

Section A
A. Reading Skills
Reading unseen prose passages and note making

Section B
B. Advanced Writing Skills
C. Section C (Prescribed Books)
(i) Flamingo
(ii) Supplementary Reader - Vistas

SECTION B
Advanced Writing Skills
3. One out of two short compositions of not more than 50 words  each e.g. advertisement and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies.
4. A report or a factual description based on verbal input provided  (one out of two) (100-125 words)
5. Writing one out of two letters based on verbal input.
Letter types include:
(a) business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and
giving information, placing orders and sending replies):
(b) letters to the editor (giving suggestions on an issue)
(c) application for a job
6. One out of two compositions based on visual and/or verbal input  (150-200 words). Output may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article, or a speech.

SECTION C

Text Books
Prescribed Books:
Flamingo
7. One out of two extracts based on poetry from the text to  test comprehension and appreciation
8. Three out of four short questions from the poetry section to  test local and global comprehension of text.
9. Five short answer questions based on the lessons from  prescribed text. (2x5)
10. One out of two long answer type questions based on the text  to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the set text. (Expected word limit about 125-150 words each) Vistas 15
11. One out of two long answer type question based on Supplementary  Reader to test comprehension and extrapolation of theme, character and incidents (Expected word limit about 125-150 words)
12. Four short answer questions from the Supplementary Reader (2x4)