CBSE Class 11 English Elective Syllabus 2012 2013

CBSE Class 11 English Elective Syllabus 2012 2013 available in Pdf for free download. The latest syllabus for Class 11 English have been issued by CBSE based on which Grade 11 students will have to prepare for examinations by CBSE, NCERT and KVS in Standard 11. The latest CBSE syllabus has been used to design NCERT book for Class 11 English based on which exams for Grade 11 English will be conducted. Refer to MCQ Questions for Class 11 English with answers and also download more latest study material for all subjects

English Elective Class 11 CBSE Syllabus

Class 11 English students should refer to the following curriculum for NCERT Class 11 English Elective. These CBSE NCERT KVS Syllabus for Grade 11 English will be very useful for preparing for upcoming exams and help you to score good marks

English Elective CBSE Syllabus Class 11

Class XI

1. Reading an unseen passage and a poem 

(a) Literary or discursive passage of about 500-600 words 

(b) A poem of about 15 lines 

2. Writing 

(a) To write an essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/or descriptive topic (150 words) 

(b) To write a composition such as an article, a report, a speech (150 words) 

3. Seminar 

  •  Presentation of a book review, a play, a short story, a novel, novella (tale, fable, parable) to be followed by a question answer session 
  •  Poetry reading to be followed by interpretative tasks based on cloze reading and literary analysis of the text.
  •  Critical review of a film or a play
  •  Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion

Note: The above activities would develop presentation skills, analytical skills, spoken skills and literary criticism.

4. Text for detailed study 


(a) Two passages for comprehension with short question answers testing deeper interpretation and drawing inferences 

(b) Two questions for testing global comprehension (Any One to be answered in 100 words) 

(c) Two short answer type questions testing comprehension to be answered in a paragraph of about 30-40 words each 


(a) One extract from the prescribed poems for comprehension and literary interpretation 

(b) One out of two questions on the prescribed poems for appreciation to be answered in 100 words 

5. Drama - Arms and the Man 

(a) One out of two questions to be answered in about 150-200 words to test the evaluation of characters, events and episodes.

6. Fiction 

(a) One question to be answered in about 150 words for the analysis of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships.

(b) Two out of three short answer type questions to be answered in about 30-40 words on content, events and episodes. 


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