English Elective Class 12 Syllabus

The syllabus consists of four sections

Section A: Reading

This section will have two unseen passages and a poem.

1. 12 Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions out of 15 from a literary or discursive passage of about 950-1000 words. (1 x 12 =12 Marks)

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

3. 4 out of 5 multiple choice questions / Objective Type 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 Marks)

Section B: Grammar

4. 8 multiple choice questions / Objective Type Questions out of 10 involving transformation of sentences. (1 x 8 = 8 Marks)

Section C: Writing

5. Three Long Writing Task out of Four to be answered in 120-150 words each: A discursive and interpretative writing (5 x 3 = 15 Marks)

6. 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 Marks)

Section D: Literature

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.

7. Reference to the Context

i. One Prose extract out of two to assess literary appreciation and analysis (6 x 1 = 6 Marks)

ii. One Poetry extract out of two to assess literary appreciation and analysis (6 x 1 = 6 Marks)

8. 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 Marks)

9. 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 Marks)

10. 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 Marks)

Fiction

11. 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 Marks)

12. 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 Marks)

13. 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 Marks)