CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2023-24

CBSE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus for the New Academic Session 2023-24 on March 31st, 2023, for class 12.

CBSE Board has released the latest Class 12 English Core syllabus which is to be strictly followed. Below please find our detailed analysis of Board Paper pattern, Unit-wise summary for the New Session 2023-24.

We have also updated Oswal Gurukul Books as per the Latest Paper Pattern prescribed by Board for each Subject Curriculum.

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CBSE Class 12 English Core Latest Syllabus 2023-24

Section MARKS
A Reading Skills 22 Marks
B Creative Writing Skills 18 Marks
C Literature Text Book and Supplementary Reading Text 40 Marks

CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2023-24: Unit-wise Summary

Section A 

Reading Skills

I Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage

(12+10 = 22 Marks)

1. One unseen passage to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis and inference. Vocabulary assessment will also be assessed via inference. The passage may be factual, descriptive or literary.

2. One unseen case-based factual passage with verbal/visual inputs like statistical data, charts etc. to assess  comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation.

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

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions and Short Answer type Questions (to be answered in 40-50 words) will be asked.

Section B

Creative Writing Skills

II. Creative Writing Skills

(18 Marks)

3.Notice, up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered.(4 Marks: Format : 1 / Content : 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar : 1 ).

4. Formal/Informal Invitation and Reply, up to 50 words. One out of the two given questions to be answered. (4 Marks: Format : 1 / Content : 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar :1 ).

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

6. 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 answered . (5 Marks: Format : 1 / Organisation of Ideas: 1/Content : 2 / Accuracy of Spelling and Grammar :1 ).

Section C

Literature Text Book and Supplementary Reading Text

This section will have variety of assessment items including Multiple Choice Questions, Objective Type Questions, Short Answer Type Questions and Long Answer Type Questions to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation and extrapolation beyond the text.

7. One Poetry extract out of two, from the book Flamingo, to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference and appreciation.

(6x1=6 Marks)

8. One Prose extract out of two, from the book Vistas, to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation and appreciation.

(4x1=4 Marks)

9. One prose extract out of two from the book Flamingo, to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation.

(6x1=6Marks)

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

(5x2=10 Marks)

11. Short answer type questions, from Prose (Vistas), to be answered in 40- 50 words each. Questions should elicit inferential responses through critical thinking. Any two out of three questions to be done.

(2x2=4 Marks)

12. 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 analytical and evaluative response from the student. Any one out of two questions to be done.

(1x5=5 Marks)

13. 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 analytical and evaluative responses using incidents, events, themes, as reference points. Any one out of two questions to be done.

(1x5=5 Marks)

CBSE Class 12 English Core Question Paper Design 2023-24 

Section Competencies Total marks
Reading Skills

Conceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary,

conventions and vocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s.

22
Creative Writing Skills

Conceptual Understanding, application of rules, Analysis, Reasoning, appropriacy of style and tone,

using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluation and creativity.

18

Literature Text Books

and Supplementary

Reading Texts

Recalling, reasoning, critical thinking, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis,

creativity with fluency.

40
  TOTAL 80
  Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills 10
  Internal Assessment
• Listening
• Speaking
• Project Work

5+5

 

10

  GRAND TOTAL 100

Internal Assessment

Internal assessment 20 Marks
Assessment of Listening Skills 05 Marks
Assessment of Speaking Skills 05 Marks
Project Work 10 Marks

The Changes for Class 12 (2023-24) Year-end Board Examinations are as under:

(Class-12)
Particulars Academic Session 2022-23 Academic Session 2023-24
Composition of question paperyear-end examination/ Board Examination (Theory)
  • Competency Based Questions are 30% in the form of Multiple-Choice Questions, Case Based Questions, Source Based Integrated Questions or any other type.
  • Objective Question are 20%
  • Remaining 50% Questions are Short Answer/Long Answer Questions
  • Competency Focused Questions in the form of MCQs/Case Based Questions, Source-based Integrated Questions or any other type = 40%
  • Select response type questions(MCQ) = 20%
  • Constructed response questions (Short Answer Questions/Long Answer type Questions, as per existing pattern) = 40%

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

(for reference purposes only)

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