Shorthand Class 11 Syllabus

This course is a planned sequence of instructions consisting of Units meant for developing employability and vocational competencies of students of Class XI opting for vocational subject along with general education subjects. Part B has eight units.

Part B: Vocational Skills (50 Marks)

Unit-1: Introduction to Stenography (4 Marks)

  • Meaning and Importance
  • Techniques of Note Taking
  • Sitting Posture
  • Essentials of a good stenographer

Unit-2: Consonants and their Joining (4 Marks)

  • Meaning of Consonants
  • Classification of Consonants
  • Length of Strokes
  • Pairs of Consonants
  • Types of Strokes
  • Formation of Consonants
  • Joining of Strokes

Unit-3: Vowels, Diphthongs, and Triphones, Grammalogues and Punctuation Signs (4 Marks)

  • Meaning
  • Places of a Vowels
  • Intervening Vowels
  • Diphthongs and Triphones
  • Grammalogues and Punctuation Signs

Unit-4: Alternative Forms of ‘R’ and H’, Abbreviated ‘W’, Phraseography and Tick ‘THE’ (6 Marks)

  • Upward and Downward forms of Consonants ‘R’ and ‘H’
  • Qualities of a good Phraseogram

Unit-5: Circles and Loops (6 Marks)

  • Small Circle for ‘S’ and ‘Z’
  • Use or Circle ‘S’ in Phraseography
  • Short forms / Grammalogues
  • Large Circle ‘SS’,‘SZ’ and ‘SW’
  • Loops

Unit-6: Hooks - Initial and Final (10 Marks)

  • Hook to straight strokes and curved strokes
  • Attachment of circle ‘S’ with double consonants (Straight Strokes) and curved strokes
  • Attachment of Circle in the middle
  • The Shun Hook
  • Shun following circle ‘S’ and ‘NS’
  • Use of Shun Hook in Phraseography

Unit-7: Halving Principle and Doubling Principle (10 Marks)

  • Meaning of Halving Principle
  • When is the Halving Principle not employed?
  • Use of Halving Principle in Phraseography
  • Short Forms / Grammalogues
  • Meaning of Doubling Principle
  • When is the Doubling Principle not employed?
  • Use of Doubling Principle in Phraseography
  • Short Form

Unit-8: Compound Consonants, Dot and Tick ‘H’ (6 Marks)

  • Meaning of Compound Consonants
  • Rules for the use of Compound Consonants
  • Dot ‘HAY’
  • Tick ‘H’ in Phrases