SYLLABUS FOR CLASS 11 ENGLISH CORE
CBSE Class 11 syllabus for English Core is available here.
ENGLISH CORE (CODE NO. 301)
CLASS – XI (2019-20)
SECTION – A (20 Marks)
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.
3. An unseen poem of 28-35 lines to test comprehension, interpretation and inference.
SECTION B (30 Marks)
WRITING SKILLS AND GRAMMAR
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)
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
1. Hornbill: Textbook published by NCERT, New Delhi
2. Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi