CBSE Class 11 English Syllabus 2022-23 (Updated) PDF Download

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has released Latest CBSE Class 11 English Syllabus 2022-23 for next year’s board exam. All important topics of CBSE Class 11th English Syllabus 2022-23 are discussed in this article. We also provide a downloadable PDF of the CBSE Class 11 English Syllabus for Board Exam 2023.

CBSE Class 11 English Syllabus 2022-23 intends to provide the student’s competence in English as well as focus on providing exposure to literacy utilization of the subject.

The students of class 11 can check below the details syllabus for both English Core and English Elective subjects. The syllabus has been designed to provide the candidates an extensive exposure to different types of writings in English.

Importance of CBSE Class 11 English Syllabus 2022-23

Students are expected to have acquired a reasonable degree of language proficiency in the English language by the time they reach class 11, and the curriculum essentially aims to foster higher-order language skills.

For a large number of students, the higher secondary level will be a preparation for university, where a fairly high level of proficiency in English may be required. But for another large group, the higher secondary level may be prepared for entry into the professional field. Core courses should cater to both groups by promoting language skills required for academic study as well as language skills required for the workplace.

CBSE Class 11th English Core Syllabus 2022-23

Section A: Reading Skills

Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage (18 Marks)

I. One unseen passage to assess comprehension, interpretation inference, and vocabulary. The passage may be factual, descriptive, or literary.
II. One unseen case-based passage with verbal/visual inputs like statistical data, charts, etc.

Note: The combined word limit for both the passages will be 600-750.

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions will be asked. (10+8 = 18 Marks)

III. Note Making and Summarization based on a passage of approximately 200-250 words.

Note Making: 5 Marks

  • Title: 1
  • Numbering and indenting: 1
  • Key/glossary: 1
  • Notes: 2

Summary (up to 50 words): 3 Marks

  • Content: 2
  • Expression: 1

Section B: Grammar (7 Marks)

i. Questions on Gap filling (Tenses, Clauses)
ii. Questions on re-ordering/transformation of sentences
(Total seven questions to be done out of the eight given).

V. Creative Writing Skills (16 Marks)

i. Short writing task – Classified Advertisements up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered (3 Marks: Format: 1 / Content: 1 / Expression: 1)

ii. Short writing task –Poster up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions is to be answered.(3marks:Format : 1 / Content : 1 / Expression : 1)
iii. Writing a Speech in 120-150 words based on verbal/visual cues related to some contemporary / age-appropriate topic.
iv. Writing a Debate based on visual/verbal inputs in 120-150 words. The theme should be contemporary topical issues. One out of the two given questions is to be answered. (5 Marks: Format: 1 / Content: 2 / Expression: 2)

Section C

This section will contain a variety of assessment items including multiple-choice questions, objective type questions, short answer type questions, and long answer type questions to assess comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and extrapolation beyond the text.

VI. Reference to the Context

i. One Poetry extract out of two from the book Hornbill to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation. (3×1=3 Marks)
ii. One Prose extract out of two from the book Hornbill to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation. (3×1=3 Marks)
iii. One prose extracts out of two from the book Snapshots to assess comprehension, interpretation, and analysis. (4×1=4 Marks)

VII. Two Short answer type questions (one from Prose and one from Poetry from the book Hornbill), out of four, to be answered in 40-50 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical
thinking. (3×2=6 Marks)

VIII. One Short answer type question, from the book Snapshots, to be answered In 40- 50 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Any 1 out of 2 questions to
be done. (3×1=3 Marks)

IX. One Long answer type question, from Prose/Poetry Hornbill, to be answered in 120-150 words. Questions can be based on incident/theme/passage/extract/event as reference points to
assess extrapolation beyond and across the text. The question will elicit an analytical and evaluative response from students. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done. (1×6=6 Marks)

X. One Long answer type question, based on the chapters from the book Snapshots to be answered in 120-150 words to assess global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text. Questions to
provide evaluative and analytical responses using incidents, events, and themes as reference points. Any 1 out of 2 questions to be done. (1×6=6 Marks)

Prescribed Books

  1. Hornbill: English Reader published by National Council of Education Research andTraining, New Delhi

•The Portrait of a Lady (Prose)
•A Photograph (Poem)
•“We’re Not Afraid to Die… if we can be together
•Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues
•The Laburnum Top (Poem)
• The Voice of the Rain (Poem)
•Childhood (Poem)
•The Adventure
•Silk Road (Prose)
•Father to Son

  1. Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of EducationResearch and Training, New Delhi

• The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse (Prose)
• The Address (Prose)
• Mother’s Day (Play)
• Birth ( Prose)
• The Tale of Melon City

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

Assessment of Listening Skills – 05 marks.
Assessment of Speaking Skills – 05 Marks
Project Work – 10 Marks

CBSE Class 11 English Elective Syllabus 2022-23

The aim of the course is to provide students with a high level of competency in English with an emphasis on the study of literary texts. The course will provide a comprehensive exposure to Indian writings in English including various rich texts of world literature as well as classics; To develop sensitivity to the creative and imaginative use of the English language and to give them a taste of reading with pleasure and understanding. The curriculum is primarily designed to prepare students to pursue higher studies in English Literature and the English Language at the college level.

Section A: Reading

Two unseen passages and a poem 20 Periods

  1. 12 out of 15 questions from a literary or discursive passage of about 950-1000words. (1×12=12 marks)
  2. 8 questions to test interpretation and appreciation of a poem of about 10-12 lines. (1×8=8 marks)
  3. 5 out of 7 questions from a case-based passage (with visual input-statistical data, chart, etc.) of 100-120 words to test interpretation. (1×5=5 marks)

Section B: Creative Writing Skills 20 Periods

  1. An Essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/descriptive topic, leading to creative rendering, forming, and defending of opinions, to be answered in 120-150 words. (5 marks)
  2. Article on one out of two topics to be answered in 120-150 words.Contemporary topical issues to be a part of Article writing. (5 marks)
  3. Speech on one out of two topics to be answered in 120-150 words.Contemporary topical issues to be a part of Speechwriting. (5 marks).

Section C

This section will contain a variety of assessment items including multiple-choice questions, objective type questions, short answer type questions, and long answer type questions to assess comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and extrapolation beyond the text.

Book: Woven Words 60 Periods

  1. Reference to the Context
    i. One Prose extract out of two to assess comprehension, Literary, appreciation, and inference.
    ii. One Poetry extract out of two to assess comprehension, Literary, appreciation, and inference. (5+5=10 Marks)
  2. Two Short Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 30-40 words to assess understanding, analysis, and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (2×2=4 marks)
  3. Two Short Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 50-60 words to assess understanding, analysis, and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (3×2=6marks)

Arms and the Man – [Drama] 20 Periods

  1. Two Long Answer Questions out of three to be answered in 80-100 words to appreciate characters, events, and episodes. Questions to provide analytical responses using incidents, events, and themes as reference points. (5×2=10 marks)

Fiction 20 Periods

  1. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 30-40 words to critically appreciate characters, events, episodes, and interpersonal relationships and to form their opinions with reference to content, events, and episode. (2 marks)
  2. One Short Answer Question out of two is to be answered in 50-60 words to assess understanding, analysis, and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (3 marks)
  3. One Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 120-150 words to test literary appreciation and to draw inferences. Questions should elicit creative responses and develop the ability to form opinions. (5 marks).

Seminar (20 marks)

  •  Presentation – book review /a play /a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, and parable) to be followed by a question-answer session.
  •  Poetry reading is to be followed by interpretative tasks based on close reading and literary analysis of the text.
  •  A critical review of a film/ documentary or a play.
  •  Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion

Note: Teachers may develop their own rubrics to assess the performance of students objectively. The parameters for assessing Speaking skills as given in the curriculum for English Core may be
referred to.

Prescribed Books:

  1. Textbook: Woven Words published by NCERT
  2. Fiction: The Old Man and the Sea (Novel unabridged) by Ernest Hemingway
  3. Drama: Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

Book-Woven Words- Short Stories

  •  The Lament
  •  A Pair of Mustachios
  •  The Rocking-horse Winner
  •  The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
  •  Pappachi’s Moth
  •  The Third and FinalContinent

Book-Woven Words-Poetry

  •  The Peacock
  •  Let me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
  •  Coming
  •  Telephone Conversation
  •  The World is too much With Us
  •  Mother Tongue
  •  Hawk Roosting
  •  Ode to a Nightingale

Book-Woven Words-Essays

  •  My Watch
  •  My Three Passions
  •  Patterns of Creativity
  •  Tribal Verse
  •  What is a Good Book?
  •  The Story
  •  Bridges

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