CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus 2022-23 (Updated) PDF Download

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has released Latest CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus 2022-23 for next year’s board exam. All important topics of CBSE Class 12th English Syllabus 2022-23 are discussed in this article. We also provide a downloadable PDF of the CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus for Board Exam 2023.

CBSE Class 12 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 12 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 12 English Syllabus 2022-23

Updated CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus: Students are expected to have acquired a reasonable degree of language proficiency in the English language by the time they reach class 12, 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 12 English Syllabus 2022-23: English Core & English Elective

CBSE Class 12th English Core Syllabus 2022-23

Section A: Reading Skills

Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage (20 Marks)

I. One unseen passage to assess comprehension, interpretation, and inference. Vocabulary and inference of meaning will also be assessed. The passage may be factual, descriptive, or literary.
(10×1=10 Marks)
II. One unseen case-based passage with verbal/visual inputs like statistical data, charts, etc. (10×1=10 Marks)

Note: The combined word limit for both the passages will be 700-750 words.

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions will be asked.

Section B of the English Core Syllabus

III. Creative Writing Skills 20 Marks

The section has Short and Long writing tasks.
i. Notice up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions is to be answered. (5 Marks: Format :
1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content: 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar: 1 ).
ii. Formal/Informal Invitation and Reply up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions is to be answered. (5 Marks: Format: 1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content: 2 / Accuracy of Spelling
and Grammar :1 ).

iii. Letters based on verbal/visual input, to be answered in approximately 120-150 words. Letter types include an application for a job with bio-data or a resume. Letters to the editor (giving suggestions and opinions on issues of public interest). One out of the two given questions is to be answered. (5 Marks: Format: 1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content: 2 / Accuracy of Spelling
and Grammar :1 ).

iv. Article/ Report Writing, descriptive and analytical in nature, based on verbal inputs, to be answered in 120-150 words. One out of the two given questions to be. (5 Marks: Format: 1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content: 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar :1 ).

Section C of the English Core Syllabus

This section will have 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.

IV. Reference to the Context 40 Marks

i. One Poetry extract out of two from the book Flamingo to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation. (6×1=6 Marks)
ii. One Prose extract out of two from the book Vistas to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation. (4×1=4 Marks)
iii. One prose extracts out of two from the book Flamingo to assess comprehension, interpretation, and analysis. (6×1=6Marks)

V. Short answer type question (from Prose and Poetry from the book Flamingo), to be answered in 40-50 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Five questions out of the six given are to be answered. (5×2=10 Marks)

VI. Short answer type question, from Prose (Vistas), to be answered in 40- 50 words. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Any 2 out of 3 questions to be done. (2×2=4 Marks)

VII. One Long answer type question, from Prose/Poetry (Flamingo), 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. (1×5=5 Marks)

VIII. One Long answer type question, based on the chapters from the book Vistas, 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. (1×5=5 Marks).

Prescribed Books

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

(Prose)

• The Last Lesson
• Lost Spring
• Deep Water
• The Rattrap
• Indigo
• Poets and Pancakes
• The Interview
• Going Places

(Poetry)

• My Mother at Sixty-Six
• Keeping Quiet
• A Thing of Beauty
• A Roadside Stand
• Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

  1. Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi.

• The Third Level
• The Tiger King
• Journey to the end of the Earth
• The Enemy
• On the Face of It
• Memories of Childhood
○ The Cutting of My Long Hair
○ We Too Are Human Beings

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

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

CBSE Class 12 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 20 MARKS

This section will have two unseen passages and a poem:

  1. 12 Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions out of 15 from a literary or discursive passage of about 950-1000 words. (1 X 12 =12 Marks)
  2. 4 out of 5 multiple choice questions / Objective Type Questions to test interpretation and appreciation of a poem about 10-12 lines. (1×4=4 Marks)
  3. 4 out of 5 multiple choice questions / Objective Type Questions from a case-based factual passage (with visual input- statistical data, chart, etc.) of 100-120 words to test interpretation. (1 X 4= 4 Marks)

Section B: GRAMMAR 8 Marks

  1. 8 multiple-choice questions / Objective Type Questions out of 10 involving the transformation of sentences. (1×8 =8 Marks)

Writing 20 Marks

  1. Three Long Writing tasks out of Four to be answered in 120-150 words each: Adiscursive and interpretative writing. (5×3=15 Marks)
  2. One Long Writing Task out of two to be answered in 120-150 words: An essay on an argumentative/discursive topic such as an article/report/speech. Contemporary topics/issues to be a part of Article, Report, and Speech Writing. (5×1=5 Marks)

Section D: LITERATURE 22 Marks

This section will have 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.

  1. Reference to the Context

i. One Prose extract out of two to assess literary appreciation and analysis (6×1= 6 Marks)
ii. One Poetry extract out of two to assess literary appreciation and analysis (6×1= 6 Marks)

  1. One Short Answer Question out of two is to be answered in 30-40 words to assess understanding analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. (2×1=2 Marks)
  2. One Short Answer Question out of two is to be answered in 40-50 words to assess understanding analysis and critical appreciation. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking and drawing inferences in poetry and prose. (3X1=3 Marks)
  3. One Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 120-150 words each to assess deeper understanding, interpretation, appreciation, and drawing inferences. Questions to elicit creative responses and assess the ability to form opinions. (5×1=5 Marks)

Fiction 10 Marks

  1. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 30-40 words to test understanding and appreciation and seek comments, interpretation, evaluation, and appreciation of characters, events, episodes, and interpersonal relationships. (2×1=2 Marks)
  2. One Short Answer Question out of two to be answered in 40-50 words to test understanding and appreciation and seek comments, interpretation, evaluation, and appreciation of characters, events, episodes, and interpersonal relationships. (3 x1=3 Marks)
  3. One Long Answer Question out of two to be answered in 120-150 words to test deeper (in-depth) understanding, interpretation, appreciation, and drawing global inferences of the given text with reference to characters /events/ incidents and episodes, leading to creative rendering, forming and defending opinions. (5×1=5 Marks)

Students can select one of the two prescribed texts. Seminar (20 marks)

  •  Presentation – book review /a play /a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, 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 or a play
  •  Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion.

Prescribed Books:

  1. Kaleidoscope – Textbook published by NCERT
  2. Fiction: A Tiger for Malgudi or The Financial Expert by R.K. Narayan (Novel)

Book- Kaleidoscope-Short Stories

  •  I Sell my Dreams
  •  Eveline
  •  A Wedding in Brownsville

Book- Kaleidoscope-Poetry

  •  A Lecture Upon the Shadow
  •  Poems by Milton
  •  Poems by Blake
  •  Kubla Khan
  •  Trees
  •  The Wild Swans of Coole
  •  Time and Time Again

Book- Kaleidoscope- Non-fiction

  •  Freedom
  •  The Mark on the Wall
  •  Film-making
  •  Why the Novel Matters
  •  The Argumentative Indian

Book- Kaleidoscope-Drama

  1. Chandalika- RABINDRANATH TAGORE

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