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Class 11 English Core Sample Papers, Notes | NCERT Solutions

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Students in Senior Secondary education are expected to have acquired enough proficiency to be eligible for university education. The higher secondary CBSE English Core course focuses on promoting higher-order language skills. Students can find all the resources related to Class 11 English Core on the students’ favorite educational app myCBSEguide. Everything required to prepare for English Core is provided here. Students can access the English Core premium content on our website.

CBSE Class 11 English Core Study Material

There will be hardly any CBSE students and teachers who are not aware of the myCBSEguide app and the quality of the content it provides. Our CBSE module and competitive examination material are well-known for their quality. The class 11 English Core study material available with us includes chapter-based revision notes, syllabus, NCERT textbook solutions, important questions, model question papers, test papers, online MCQ tests, and learning videos. Most of our papers and notes are available in PDF which can be downloaded easily. These study materials for English can be helpful for the students from the initial to the final stage of the preparation.

CBSE Class 11 English Core Syllabus

As we know the chapter on English literature is sometimes changed or replaced by the CBSE. You can get every detail about the Class 11 English Core syllabus or grammar topics and comprehension. Knowing the correct and updated syllabus is the first step of preparation. Students must be aware of class 11 English curriculum to avoid any kind of confusion. We update our syllabus as per the guidelines of the latest CBSE curriculum. There are two books prescribed for class 11 English the chapters included in the current syllabus of English core for class 11 are as follows. For more details check CBSE class 11 English Core Syllabus 2023.



Section A (Reading Skills)


Section B (Grammar & Writing Skills)


Section C (Literature)




Prescribed Books: Hornbill and Snapshots

1. Hornbill: English Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi

  • The Portrait of a Lady (Prose)
  • A Photograph (Poem)
  • “We’re Not Afraid to Die… if we can be together
  • Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues
  • The Laburnum Top (Poem)
  • The Voice of the Rain (Poem)
  • Childhood (Poem)
  • The Adventure
  • Silk Road (Prose)
  • Father to Son

2. Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi

  • The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse (Prose)
  • The Address (Prose)
  • Mother’s Day (Play)
  • Birth (Prose)
  • The Tale of Melon City

CBSE Class 11 English Core NCERT solutions

As we know how important are NCERT solutions for the CBSE course, we need to have a detailed knowledge of them. NCERT textbook questions are recommended because it covers the whole syllabus and presents all possible format of questions that can be asked by the CBSE. Therefore, students need to have all the NCERT questions and their answers at their fingertips. You can check our NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Core which includes all the questions provided in the NCERT textbook which is prescribed for class 11 in schools. The class 11 NCERT solutions are available on our students dashboard for free to view and download.

Class 11 English Core Revision Notes & Important Questions

The revision notes provide the chapter summary in simple language which makes it easier for the students to know the chapter with all its details. The Class 11 English Core Revision Notes are also available on myCBSEguide website. Quick revision notes are best to prepare during the examination.


To get the revision notes of all other chapter check Revision Notes for Class 11 English Core.

The proper knowledge of the English language at the higher secondary develops greater confidence and proficiency in the use of language skills necessary for social and academic purposes to participate in group discussions, and interviews by making short oral presentations on given topics. The literature section has an objective to make the students understand and deduce texts and their inherent societal implications. For this, a good command of the literature is needed. Students can get chapter-based important questions from class 11 English core on the dashboard.

CBSE Class 11 English Core Grammar and Passage

A closer look at last year’s question papers in English will give you an idea about the grammar questions. We find the grammar questions have been asked in different forms but the topics mostly remain the same. This year the syllabus mentions that the questions for class 11 English Core grammar would be of the following type:

  1. Questions on Gap filling (Tenses, Clauses)
  2. Questions on re-ordering/transformation of sentences

To get the conceptual knowledge of grammar and test its understanding, students can check out the Class 11 English core grammar questions on our student's dashboard. We have covered almost all possible topics of English Grammar and have a wide range of questions on each of them.

These are basically to test students' conceptual understanding of the basic grammar rules. Besides knowing the rules, students should be familiar with their appropriate usage. Our senior secondary grammar section covers a range of topics, which can adapt to any changes in the syllabus.

English Core Previous Years Questions

Students must check the previous year's question papers for class 11 English core here. Students need to study these question papers closely to get an idea of the question typology of the questions generally asked by the CBSE. You can easily check out Class 11 English core CBSE Previous Years Papers with solutions for English core here. The last years' of English Core are available for free download on our app and website in PDF format. Students may get a picture of the CBSE marking scheme and blueprint by observing these previous year's question papers closely.

Class 11 English Core Reading Section

The reading section basically tests conceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and vocabulary, summarizing capabilities of the students. To test their reading skills at the senior secondary level, students are given unseen extended text to read and comprehend in almost all the genres of science fiction, drama, poetry, biography, autobiography, travel, sports literature, etc. These passages can be  factual, descriptive, or literary.

To practice the unseen passage section, learners need a well-equipped question bank for class 11 English core which is available on myCBSEguide.

A new kind of unseen case-based passage is introduced with verbal/visual inputs like statistical data, charts, etc. Such passages aim to test students’ analytical abilities to interpret and decode the data and statistics present in the given passage.

CBSE Class 11 English Core Creative Writing Questions

Through the creative writing section, the CBSE specifically tests the ability of the students to summarise a text, draft papers to be presented in symposia, draft notices, write official and personal letters, etc. They must be aware of the basic rules of formal writing styles. With this aim, every year different kinds of writing skills are tested. We bring a variety of questions on writing skills on myCBSEguide which has well-written examples with the latest questions on different types of writing skills.

To excel in this section students need to have a conceptual understanding. They should be well aware of the application of rules and be particular about the appropriacy of style and tone. Using appropriate format and fluency, and creativity will be a bonus.

CBSE Class 11 English Core Sample Papers

Practicing sample papers for English before taking the final examination is the correct approach to preparation. This is so because the reading and writing section of the question paper consumes a larger portion of the time. Therefore a proper time-management for English language paper is a papers

Replicating the original CBSE question papers we create more such model question papers for English core with the same blueprint. Students can get this premium resource on their students' dashboard. These Class 11 English core question papers are available in PDF format with complete solutions.

Class 11 English Core Test Papers and Mock Tests

We have short test papers for class 11 English core which helps students set small goals and makes it easier for them to achieve them. At times Mock Tests for English core are also arranged by our team. The subscribers are notified through our news or social media handles about the mock tests that are arranged just before the final examination. Class 11 English core test papers and mock tests can be accessed by our subscribers. With the help of our English Core resources students can boost their preparation and can get a command over the language. We at myCBSEguide, through our sheer endeavor, have been providing quality content for CBSE Class 11 English Core to the students. These resources are testified by experienced CBSE teachers and students.

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