CBSE Board Syllabus for English Core
Section A: Reading skills: includes reading unseen passages and note making having weightage of twenty marks.
1. Two unseen passages with a variety of questions including three marks.
a) Factual passages
b) Discursive passages
c) Literacy passages
2. A passage to test reading comprehension having twelve marks weightage and word length is between six to seven hundreds.
3. A Short passage of words between three hundred to five hundred for note making and abstraction.
Section 2 of CBSE Board Syllabus for English Core: Advanced writing skill: includes the following topics having total weightage is of thirty five marks.
1. Two short compositions under fifty words
2. A description that is based on the verbal input given in the problem.
3. Based on verbal input writing of letter including different types of letters
4. One compositions out of two
Section 3: Text books: This has the weightage of forty five marks. The suggested books for CBSE English Core Syllabus are
1. From the two extracts one is based upon the poetry
2. Four out of three questions from the poetry section to the test global comprehension of text.
3. Five short answer questions
4. Have to attend one out of two long answer type questions
VISTAS: supplementary reader
1. From the two long answer type questions one has to attend that are based on the supplementary reader
2. Four short answer type questions
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