Madhya Pradesh Board English Literature Syllabus for Class 12

Madhya Pradesh Board Syllabus for Class 12 English Literature

English syllabus for class XII of 2008-09 session

Time: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 100



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 around 500 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

20 Marks

36 Periods

Section B

Advanced Writing Skills :

One short composition of not more than 50 words each e.g. advertisements and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies. (5 Marks)

30 Marks

54 Periods



A report or a factual description based on verbal input provided

(about 100 words) (8 Marks)





Writing a letter 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) applications (for a job.)

(d) personal/informal letters (7 Marks)





Composition based on visual and/or verbal input (100-150 words) Output may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article, a speech etc.


An essay on day-to-day life topics in about 250 words. After giving an ample practice to students to write original compositions for two or three years the option of 'Essay' may be eliminated. (10 Marks)





grammatical items same as prescribed in class XI

10 Marks

15 Periods

Section C

Text book

(a) One out of two extracts based on poetry from the text to test comprehension and appreciation(40-50 words). (3 Marks)

40 Marks

75 Periods



(b) Three short questions from the poetry section to test local and global comprehension of text (3x3 30-40 words) (9 Marks)





Four short answer questions based on the lesson from prescribed text. (2x4) (30 words) (8 Marks)





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 100 words each) (8 Marks)





Impressions-Supplementary Reader:


One (out of two) long answer type questions based on Supplementary

Reader to test comprehension extrapolation of theme, character and incidents. (Expected word limit about 100 words.) (8 Marks)





Two short answer questions from the Supplementary Reader (2x2=4)

(30 words) (4 Marks)




Prescribed Books :

1. Text Book - The Spectrum

2. Work Book - The Spectrum
Compiled by M.P. Rajya Shiksha Kendra and Published by M.P. Text Book Corporation

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