CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2022-23 includes The Last Lesson, Lost Spring, Deep Water, The Rattrap, Indigo, Poets and Pancakes, The Interview, Going Places etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 12 English Core 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 12 English Core model question papers but it also provides class 12 English Core chapter-wise test papers, class 12 English Core best revision notes and other study material for class 12 English Core students.

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CBSE Class – 12
English Core (Code No. 301)
Syllabus (2022-2023)


Section A
Reading Skills

Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage 20 marks

  1. One unseen passage to assess comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary and inference of meaning will also be assessed. The passage may be factual, descriptive or literary. (10{tex}\times{/tex}1=10 Marks)
  2. ​​​​​​One unseen case-based passage with verbal/visual inputs like statistical data, charts etc. (10{tex}\times{/tex}1=10 Marks)
    Note: The combined word limit for both the passages will be 700-750 words. Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions will be asked.

Section B

  1. Creative Writing Skills 20 Marks

The section has Short and Long writing tasks.

  1. Notice up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered.(5 Marks: Format : 1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content : 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar : 1 ).
  2. Formal/Informal Invitation and Reply up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered. (5 Marks: Format : 1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content : 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar :1 ).
  3. Letters based on verbal/visual input, to be answered in approximately 120-150 words. Letter types include application for a job with bio data or resume. Letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest) . One out of the two given questions to be answered . (5 Marks: Format : 1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content : 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar :1 ).
  4. Article/ Report Writing, descriptive and analytical in nature, based on verbal inputs, to be answered in 120-150 words. One out of the two given questions to be . (5 Marks: Format : 1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content : 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar :1 ).

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.

  1. Reference to the Context (40 Marks)
    1. One Poetry extract out of two from the book Flamingo to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis and appreciation. (6{tex}\times{/tex}1=6 Marks)
    2. One Prose extract out of two from the book Vistas to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis and appreciation. (4{tex}\times{/tex}1=4 Marks)
    3. One prose extract out of two from the book Flamingo to assess comprehension, interpretation and analysis. (6{tex}\times{/tex}1=6Marks)
    4. Short answer type question (one from Prose and one from Poetry from the book Flamingo), out of four, to be answered in 40-50 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Five questions out of the six given are to be answered. (5{tex}\times{/tex}2=10 Marks)
    5. Short answer type question, from Prose (Vistas), to be answered in 40- 50 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Any 2 out of 3 questions to be done. (2{tex}\times{/tex}2=4 Marks)
    6. One Long answer type question, from Prose/Poetry (Flamingo), to be answered in 120-150 words. Questions can be based on incident / theme / passage / extract / event as reference points to assess extrapolation beyond and across the text. The question will elicit analytical and evaluative response from student. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done. (1{tex}\times{/tex}5=5 Marks)
    7. One Long answer type question, based on the chapters from the book Vistas, to be answered in 120-150 words to assess global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text. Questions to provide evaluative and analytical responses using incidents, events, themes as reference points. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done. (1x{tex}\times{/tex}5=5 Marks)

Prescribed Books

1. Flamingo: English Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi
(Prose)

  • The Last Lesson
  • Lost Spring
  • Deep Water
  • The Rattrap
  • Indigo
  • Poets and Pancakes
  • The Interview
  • Going Places

(Poetry)

  • My Mother at Sixty-Six
  • Keeping Quiet
  • A Thing of Beauty
  • A Roadside Stand
  • Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

2. Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of Education Researchand Training, New Delhi

  • The Third Level
  • The Tiger King
  • Journey to the end of the Earth
  • The Enemy
  • On the Face of It
  • Memories of Childhood
    •  The Cutting of My Long Hair
    • We Too are Human Beings
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Assessment of Listening Skills –05 Marks
Assessment of Speaking Skills05 Marks
Project Work10 Marks

Question Paper Design

SectionCompetenciesTotal marks
Reading SkillsConceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and vocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s.20
Creative
Writing Skills
Conceptual Understanding, application of rules, Analysis, Reasoning, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluation and creativity.20
Literature Text Books and Supplementary Reading TextsRecalling, reasoning, critical thinking, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis, creativity with fluency40
 Total80
Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills10
Internal Assessment

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Project Work
5
5
10
GRAND TOTAL100

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