CBSE Class 11 English Elective Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 11 English Elective Syllabus 2022-23 includes Essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/descriptive topic, leading to creative rendering, forming and defending of opinions, discursive passage, factual passage,  etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 11 English Elective CBSE latest sample question papers for the 2023 exams, please install the myCBSEguide App which is the best mobile app for CBSE students. The myCBSEguide app not only provides you the CBSE class 11 English Elective model question papers but it also provides class 11 English Elective chapter-wise test papers, class 11 English Elective best revision notes and other study material for class 11 English Elective students.

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CBSE Class – 11
English Elective (Code No. 001)
Syllabus (2022-23)


Section A

Reading
Two unseen passages and a poem (20 Periods)

  1. 12 out of 15 multiple choice questions from a literary or discursive passage of about 950-1000 words. (1 × 12 = 12 marks)
  2. 8 multiple choice questions to test interpretation and appreciation of a poem of about 10-12 lines. (1 × 8 = 8 marks)
  3. 5 out of 7 multiple choice questions from a case-based factual passage (with visual input- statistical data, chart etc.) of 100-120 words to test interpretation. (1 × 5 = 5 marks)

Section B

Creative Writing Skills (20 Periods)

  1. An Essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/descriptive topic, leading to creative rendering, forming and defending of opinions, to be answered in 120-150 words. ( (5 marks)
  2. Article on one out of two topics to be answered in 120-150 words. Contemporary topical issues to be a part of Article writing. (5 marks)
  3. Speech on one out of two topics to be answered in 120-150 words. Contemporary topical issues to be a part of Speech writing. (5 marks)

Section C

This section will have variety of assessment items including Multiple Choice Questions, Objective Type Questions, Short Answer Type Questions and Long Answer Type Questions to assess comprehension, analysis, interpretation and extrapolation beyond the text.

Book: Woven Words 60 Periods

  1. Reference to the context
    1. One Prose extract out of two to assess comprehension, Literary, appreciation and inference.
    2. One Poetry extract out of two to assess comprehension, Literary, appreciation and inference.
  2. Two Short Answer Question out of three to be answered in 30-40 words to assess understanding, analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (2×2=4 marks)
  3. Two Short Answer Question out of three to be answered in 50-60 words to assess understanding, analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (3×2=6 marks)

Arms and the Man- [Drama] (20 Periods)

  1. Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 80-100 words to appreciate characters, events and episodes. Questions to provide analytical responses using incidents, events, themes as reference points. (5×2=10 marks)

Fiction (20 Periods)

  1. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 30-40 words to critically appreciate characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships and to form their opinions with reference to content, events and episode. (2marks)
  2. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 50-60 words to assess understanding, analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (3 marks)
  3. One Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 120-150 words to test literary appreciation and to draw inferences. Questions should elicit creative responses and develop ability to form opinions. (5 marks)

Seminar (20 marks)

  • Presentation – book review /a play /a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, and parable) to be followed by a question-answer session.
  • Poetry reading to be followed by interpretative tasks based on close reading and literary analysis of the text.
  • Critical review of a film/ documentary or a play.
  • Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion

Note: Teachers may develop their own rubrics to assess the performance of students objectively
The parameters for assessing Speaking skills as given in the curriculum for English Core may be referred to.

Prescribed Books:

  1. Text book: Woven Words published by NCERT
  2. Fiction: The Old Man and the Sea (Novel unabridged) by Ernest Hemingway
  3. Drama: Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

Book-Woven Words- Short Stories

  • The Lament
  • A Pair of Mustachios
  • The Rocking-horse Winner
  • The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
  • Pappachi’s Moth
  • The Third and Final Continent

Book-Woven Words-Poetry

  • The Peacock
  • Let me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
  • Coming
  • Telephone Conversation
  • The World is too Much With Us
  • Mother Tongue
  • Hawk Roosting
  • Ode to a Nightingale

Book-Woven Words-Essays

  • My Watch
  • My Three Passions
  • Patterns of Creativity
  • Tribal Verse
  • What is a Good Book?
  • The Story
  • Bridges

Question Paper Design 2021-22
English Elective Class XI

Marks 80 + 20 = 100

SectionCompetenciesTotal Marks% Weightage
ComprehensionConceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and Vocabulary2531.25%
Creative WritingReasoning, appropriacy of style and tone, use of appropriate format and fluency1518.75%
Literature TextsRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literary conventions illustrating with relevant quotations from the texts, giving opinions and justifying with fluency2025%
DramaRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literary conventions, illustrating with relevant quotations from the texts, giving opinions and justifying with fluency1012.50%
FictionRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literary conventions, illustrating with relevant quotations from the texts, giving opinions and justifying with fluency1012.50%
Total80100%
SeminarSeeking information and clarifying, illustrating with relevant quotations from the texts, reasoning, diction, articulation clarity of pronunciation, using appropriate language conventions Addressing participants using appropriate titles or nomenclatures and overall fluency20
Grand Total100

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