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CBSE class 12 English core syllabus for 2013-14 has been modified. Now there will be some value based questions in the exam. The provision of assessment of speaking and listening skill has been removed. The new modified syllabus has been uploaded in myCBSEguide.com.
In class XII (2013-14) the written paper in March examination 2014 will be of 100 marks and there will be no formal assessment of speaking and listening skills in class XII English Core as was mentioned in the Curriculum document 2014 (Volume-I) for Senior Secondary. The modified syllabus with Values Based Question is attached as annexure with this notification.
In class XI 2013-14, 20% weightage has been allocated to assessment of speaking and listening skills. The reading project will be assessed internally. The guidelines to conduct the Speaking and Listening Assessment (ASL) for class XI had been uploaded on the CBSE Academic Website www.cbseacademic.in vide circular no.: 63 dated 12, September, 2012, along with Sample Papers for ASL. It is expected that all the schools affiliated to CBSE to have conducted the Speaking and Listening Assessment as per the guidelines uploaded at school level in class XI and added the marks in the term end examination 2013 for class XI.
All the schools are once again informed that the assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) has to be conducted by every school in class XI (2013-14) also. The weightage of 20 marks will be added in the written paper of 80 marks to make it 100 marks for the final examination. As part of evidence of assessment, schools are expected to maintain the files of audio recording of the speaking assessment of students to be sent to the CBSE along with the Award lists of Speaking and Listening Assessment. The modified guidelines along with the sample papers of the Speaking and Listening assessment will be uploaded on the CBSE Academic website very shortly.
All the head of schools may schedule the conduct of the school-based assessment for class XI from 15 November to 15 December of each year, to avoid any inconvenience. The monitoring of the school based assessment of speaking and listening skills will be done by the CBSE with the help of trained Monitors and Oral Examiners.