English Elective Class 12 Syllabus

The syllabus consists of two parts. Part A consists of objective type questions of 40 marks and part B consists of subjective type questions of 40 marks.

Part A: Objective Questions

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 950-1000 words. (1 x 12 = 12)

2. 4 out of 5 multiple choice questions to test interpretation and appreciation of a poem of about 10-12 lines. (1 x 4 = 4)

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 x 4 = 4)

Grammar: 8 Marks

4. 8 multiple choice questions out of 10 involving transformation of sentences. (1 x 8 = 8)

Literature: 12 Marks

5. 12 out of 16 multiple choice questions from the textbook kaleidoscope. The questions can be from short stories / Poetry / Non-Fiction / Drama (1 x 12 =12)

Part B: Subjective Questions

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 x 3 = 15)

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 x 1 = 5)

Literature: 10 Marks

3. 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 x 1 = 2)

4. 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 x 1 = 3)

5. 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 x 1 = 5)

Fiction: 10 Marks

6. 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 x 1 = 2)

7. 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 x 1 = 3)

8. 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 x 1 = 5)