CBSE Class 11 English Core Syllabus 2012-2013

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Class XI (ENGLISH CORE)

SECTION - A

READING

Reading Unseen Passages for Comprehension and Note Making This section will have two unseen passages followed by a variety of questions. The total length of the two passages shall be around 1100 (600 + 500).

Question 1: Long Reading Passage of 600 Words 

Question 1 shall have two sets of questions

a) 6 Questions carrying 1 mark each, out of which two shall be MCQs - 6x1= 6 Marks

b) Vocabulary Testing - 2 Questions carrying one mark each. 2x1= 2 Marks

Question 2: Reading Passage of 500 Words for Summary and Note Making 

a) Note making 

b) Summary -

SECTION B

WRITING 

Question 3: One out of two short writing/composition tasks based on notice/ poster/ advertisement. (50 Words) 

Question 4: One out of two compositions in the form of article, speech, report writing or a narrative (150 - 200 Words) 

Question 5: Writing one out of two letters based on verbal input. 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 on an issue)

(c) application for a job

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

SECTION C

Different grammatical structures in meaningful contexts will be tested. Item types will include gap filling, sentence re-ordering, dialogue completion and sentence transformation. The grammar syllabus will include determiners, tenses, clauses, modals and Voice. These grammar areas will be tested using the following test types.

Question 6: Error Correction 

Question 7: Editing Task 

Question 8: Re - Ordering of Sentences 

 

Please refer to attached file for CBSE Class 11 English Core Syllabus 2012-2013

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