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SYLLABUS FOR CLASS 11 ENGLISH CORE

SESSION 2019-20

CBSE Class 11 syllabus for English Core is available here.

ENGLISH CORE (CODE NO. 301)

CLASS – XI (2019-20)

SECTION – A (20 Marks)

READING COMPREHENSION

There shall be two unseen passages (including poems) carrying 04 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning.

  • Multiple Choice Questions (1×6=6marks)
  • Objective Type Questions (1×6= 6marks)
  • 01 Short Answer Question (3×1=3marks)
  • 01 Long Answer Question (5×1=5marks)

The range of the two passages including a poem or a stanza, should be 900-1000 words as per the following details:

1. The passage of 550-600 words in length will be used for note-making and summarizing.

2. The passage of 350-400 words in length will be used to test comprehension, interpretation and inference.

OR

3. An unseen poem of 28-35 lines to test comprehension, interpretation and inference.

SECTION B (30 Marks)

WRITING SKILLS AND GRAMMAR

Writing

1. One Short Answer Question: Based on notice/ poster/ advertisement- 4 Marks

2. Two Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal/visual input. – (6×2=12 Marks)

It would cover all types of letters. Letter types may include:

(a) business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)

(b) letters to the editor (giving suggestions/opinions on an issue)

(c) application for a job with a bio-data or résumé

(d) letter to the school or college authorities, regarding admissions, school issues, requirements / suitability of courses, etc.

3. Very Long Answer Question: Composition in the form of article/speech/report writing or a narrative- 8 Marks

GRAMMAR (6 Objective Type Questions)

The grammar syllabus will include determiners, tenses, clauses, modals and Change of Voice.

SECTION C (30 Marks)

LITERATURE

Questions from the prescribed texts.

1. Two Objective Type Questions out of three – Based on an extract from poetry to test reference to context comprehension and appreciation. – (1×2=2 Marks)

2. Five Short Answer Questions out of six (3 questions should be from Hornbill) – Based on prose, poetry and plays from both the texts. (2×5=10 marks))

3. One Long Answer Question out of two from Hornbill (to be answered in 120-150 words) Based on prescribed texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts. 6 Marks

4. One Long Answer Questions out of two from Snapshots (to be answered in120-150 words) -Based on theme, plot, incidents or events to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts. 6 Marks

5. One Long Answer Question out of two from Hornbill (to be answered in120-150 words)-Based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the characters/events/episodes/incidents. 6 Marks

Prescribed Textbooks

1. Hornbill: Textbook published by NCERT, New Delhi

2. Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi