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CBSE class 12 English (core) syllabus 2015-2016
ENGLISH CORE (CODE NO. 301)
CLASS – XII
READING COMPREHENSION (30 Marks)
Reading Unseen Passages and Note making
Two unseen passages with a variety of very short answer / short answer or MCQ type questions to test
comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary such as word formation and inference of meaning
will also be tested.
The total length of the two passages will be between 1100 – 1200 words. The passage will include two of the
a) Factual passages, e.g., instructions, descriptions, reports.
b) Descriptive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text.
c) Literary passages, e.g., extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography. A poem could be of 28-35 lines.
The passages can be literary, factual or discursive to test comprehensions. The length of one
passage should be between 600-700 words.
A third passage of 400-500 words for note-making and abstraction.
WRITING SKILLS (30 Marks)
Short Answer Questions, e.g., advertisement and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal
and informal invitations and replies.
Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal / visual input.
Letter types include
Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving
information, placing orders and sending replies)
Letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest)
Application for a job
Very Long Answer Questions: Two compositions based on visual and/or verbal Input may be descriptive or
argumentative in nature such as an article, a debate or a speech.
LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS AND LONG READING TEXT (40 Marks)
Flamingo and Vistas
Very Short Answer Questions – Based on an extract from poetry to test comprehension and
Short Answer Questions – Based on prose / drama / poetry from both the texts.
Long Answer Question – Based on texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the
texts to bring out the key messages and values.
Long Answer Question – Based on texts to test global comprehension along with analysis and
Long Answer Question – Based on theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novels.
Long Answer Question – Based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the
1. Flamingo: English Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi
2. Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New
Note: Long answer questions based on values can be given in the writing section or in the literature
Textbooks Name of the lessons deleted
1. Poets and Pancakes
2. The Interview
3. A Road Side Stand (Poetry)
4. The Third Level
5. Journey to the End of the Earth
3. Long Reading Text/Novel (either one) Author
i) The Invisible Man (unabridged) H.G. Wells
ii) Silas Marner (unabridged) George Eliot