CBSE Class 12 English Elective Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 12 English Elective Syllabus 2022-23 includes I Sell my Dreams, Eveline, A Wedding in Brownsville Book, Freedom, The Mark on the Wall, Film-making, Why the Novel Matters, The Argumentative Indian etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 12 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 12 English Elective model question papers but it also provides class 12 English Elective chapter-wise test papers, class 12 English Elective best revision notes and other study material for class 12 English Elective students.

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CBSE Class – 12
English Elective (Code No. 001)
Syllabus (2022-23)


Section A

READING (20 MARKS)
This section will have two unseen passages and a poem:

  1. 12 Multiple Choice Questions out of 15 from a literary or discursive passage of about 950-1000words. (1 × 12 = 12 Marks)
  2. 4 out of 5 multiple choice questions to test interpretation and appreciation of a poem of about10-12lines. (1 × 4 = 4 Marks)
  3. 4 out of 5 multiple choice questions from a case-based factual passage (with visual input- statistical data, chart etc.) of 100-120 words to test interpretation. (1 × 4 =  4 Marks)

Section B

GRAMMAR (8 Marks)

  1. 8 multiple choice questions out of 10 involving transformation of sentences. (1 × 8 = 8 Marks)

Writing (20 Marks)

  1. Three Long Writing Task out of Four to be answered in 120-150 words each: A discursive and interpretative writing. (5 × 3 = 15 Marks)
  2. One Long Writing Task out of two to be answered in 120-150 words: An essay on an argumentative/discursive topic such as an article/report/speech. Contemporary topics/ issues to be a part of Article, Report and Speech Writing. (5 × 1 = 5 Marks)

Section D

LITERATURE 22 Marks

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
    1. One Prose extract out of two to assess literary appreciation and analysis (6 {tex}\times{/tex} 1 = 6 Marks)
    2. One Poetry extract out of two to assess literary appreciation and analysis (6 {tex}\times{/tex} 1 = 6 Marks)
  1. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 30-40 words to assess understanding analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (2 × 1 = 2 Marks)
  2. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 40-50 words to assess understanding analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking and drawing inferences in poetry and prose.(3 × 1 = 3 Marks)
  3. One Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 120-150 words each to assess deeper understanding, interpretation, appreciation and drawing inferences. Questions to elicit creative responses and assess ability to form opinions. (5 × 1 = 5 Marks)

 Fiction 10 Marks

  1. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 30-40 words to test understanding and appreciation and seek comments, interpretation, evaluation and appreciation of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships. (2 × 1 = 2 Marks)
  2. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 40-50 words to test understanding and appreciation and seek comments, interpretation, evaluation and appreciation of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships. (3 × 1 = 3 Marks)
  3. One Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 120-150 words to test deeper (in depth) understanding, interpretation, appreciation and drawing global inferences of the given text with reference to characters /events/ incidents and episodes, leading to creative rendering, forming and defending opinions. (5 × 1 = 5 Marks)

Students can select one of the two prescribed texts.

Seminar (20 marks)

  • Presentation – book review /a play /a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, 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 or a play
  • Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion

Prescribed Books:

  1. Kaleidoscope– Text book published by NCERT
  2. Fiction: A Tiger for Malgudi or The Financial Expert by R.K. Narayan(Novel)

Book- Kaleidoscope-Short Stories

  • I Sell my Dreams
  • Eveline
  • A Wedding in Brownsville Book

Book- Kaleidoscope-Poetry

  • A Lecture Upon the Shadow
  • Poems by Milton
  • Poems by Blake
  • Kubla Khan
  • Trees
  • The Wild Swans of Coole
  • Time and Time Again

Book- Kaleidoscope- Non fiction

  • Freedom
  • The Mark on the Wall
  • Film-making
  • Why the Novel Matters
  • The Argumentative Indian

Book- Kaleidoscope-Drama

  1. Chandalika- RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Question Paper Design 2021-22
English Elective Class XII

Marks – 80 + 20 = 100

SectionCompetenciesTotal Marks% WeightageAllotment of Periods
Reading ComprehensionConceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and vocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s2025%35
Applied GrammarApplying appropriate language conventions comprehension using structures interactively, application, accuracy810%35
Creative WritingReasoning, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluating, creativity with Fluency2025%25
LiteratureRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis, creativity with fluency2227.5%40
FictionRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literary conventions, illustrating with relevant quotations from the text, inferring, analyzing, evaluating and creating, giving opinions, justifying with fluency1012.50%30
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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