CBSE Syllabus of Class 12 English Elective 2019-20



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CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 English Elective 2019-20 contains all the topics of this session. myCBSEguide provides you latest Syllabus for Class 12 English Elective in PDF format for free download. For a large number of students, the higher secondary stage will be a preparation for the university, where a fairly high degree of proficiency in English may be required. Student can Download Latest CBSE Syllabus for class 12 in PDF format is now available in myCBSEguide mobile app. The curriculum for March 2020 exams is designed by CBSE, New Delhi as per NCERT textbooks for the session 2019-20.

CBSE Syllabus for class 12 English Elective 2019-20

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SECTION – A
Reading (20 marks)

An unseen passage and a poem : –

  1. 12 Objective Type Questions including Multiple Choice Questions from a literary or discursive passage of about 950-1000 words. (1××12=12 marks)
  2. 04 Short Answer Questions to test interpretation and appreciation and to be answered in 50-60 words each on a poem of about 24 – 28 lines. (2××4=8 marks)

SECTION – B  (30 marks) 

Creative Writing Skills and Applied Grammar (60 Periods)

  1. Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 120-150 words each: A discursive and interpretative writing. (6××2=12 marks)
  2. One Very Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 150-200 words: An essay on an argumentative/discursive topic such as an article/report/speech. (10××1=10 marks)
  3. Eight objective Type Questions: Transformation of Sentences: (8 marks)

SECTION – C (20 marks)
Literature (60 Periods)

  1. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 50-60 words to test understanding and appreciation.(2××1=2 marks)
  2. Two Short Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 60-80 words to test understanding and appreciation. (4××2=8 marks)
  3. Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 80-100 words each to test deeper understanding, interpretation, appreciation. (5××2=10 marks)

SECTION D (16 Marks)
Fiction (40 Periods)

  1.  One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 60-80 words to test understanding and appreciation and seek comments, interpretation, evaluation and appreciation of characters, events, episodes, and interpersonal relationships. (4××1=4 marks)
  2. One Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 120-160 words to test deeper understanding, interpretation, appreciation and drawing inferences. (6×× 1=6 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 – Textbook published by NCERT
  2. Fiction: A Tiger for Malgudi or The Financial Expert by R.K. Narayan (Novel)

Question Paper Design 2019-20
English Elective (Marks =80+20=100)

TypologyTesting CompetenciesObjective Type
Questions including
MCQs (1 marks each)
SA I
Question 50-60 words (2 marks each)
SA II Question 60-80 words (4 marks each)LAI Question 80-100 words (5 marks each)LAII Question 120-150 words (6 marks each)VLA 150-180 words (HOTS) (10 marks each)Total marks
Reading ComprehensionConceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and vocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s6 Objective Type Question 6 MCQ420
Creative Writing & Applied GrammarReasoning, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluating, creativity with Fluency. Applying appropriate language conventions comprehension using structures interactively, application, accuracy and fluency82130
LiteratureRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis,
creativity with fluency
12220
FictionRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literary conventions, illustrating with relevant quotations from the text, inferring, analyzing, evaluating and creating, giving opinions, justifying with fluency1110
TOTAL1××20=202××5=104×× 3=125××2=106××3=1810××1=1080
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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