Rajasthan Board English Core Syllabus for Class 12

Rajasthan Board Syllabus for Class 12 English Core



1. Reading - 15 Marks

Passages for comprehension and note making Two unseen passages (about 700-900 words in all) The passages will include two of the following -


(a) Factual passages e.g. instructions, descriptions, reports.


(b) Discursive passage involing opinion e.g. argumentative,

parsuasive or interpretative text.


(c) Literary passage e.g. extract from, fiction, drama, poetry, essay or



The detailed structure :


Unseen Passages

Testing Areas

No. of words



1. Short answer type

questions to test local, global and inferential comprehension,


2. Vocabulary-such as word formation and inferring meaning.













1. Note-making in an

appropriate format


2. Abstraction









Writing - 25 Marks


3. One out of two short compositions- (about 50 words) 4

(It includes-advertisement and notices, drafting posters on social,

current or national issues, description of arguments for or agaist

topic accepting and decling invitations.)


4. A report on an event or a factual description - (about 100 words)

(one out of two and based on some verbal input )


5. Letter -


(one out of two and based on some verbal input )

The letters will include the following -


(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 on various social, national and international issues


(c) application for a job including CV (Curriculum Vitae)/Resume.


6. One out of two compositions - (about 100 words)

(based on visual and or verbal input, the compositions may be

descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article, or a speech.)




Text Books - 40 Marks



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. Four short answer questions based on the lessons from

prescribed text.


10. One out of two long answer type questions based on the text

to test global comprehension (about 125 words each)



11. One out of two long answer type question based on Supplementary

Reader to test comprehension and extrapolation of theme, character

and incidents ( about 125 words)


12. Four short answer questions from the Supplementary Reader


Prescribed Books -


1. Flamingo - NCERT's Book Published under Copyright

2. Vistas - NCERT's Book Published under Copyright

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