ISC Class 11 English-II Literature Syllabus 2023-24

CISCE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus of the New Academic Session 2023-24, for class 11. It is available under the ‘‘Regulations and Syllabuses’ page of ISC 2025 on

Class 11th Syllabus has been released by CISCE. It’s very important for both Teachers and Students to understand the changes and strictly follow the topics covered in each subject under each stream for Class 11th.

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

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ISC English-II Literature Class 11 Latest Syllabus 2023-24

There will be two papers in Literature in English:

Paper I: Theory (3 hours): 80 Marks

Paper II: Project Work: 20 Marks

S.No. Textbook Section Chapters Suggestions
1 The Tempest - William Shakespeare Drama (Acts 1 & 2) NOTE: The Class XI Examination is to be conducted on the portion of the syllabus that is prescribed for Class XI
2 A Collection of ISC Short Stories (Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd. New Delhi) Echoes:
  1. A Living God – Lafcadio Hearn

  2. Advice to Youth – Mark Twain

  3. The Paper Menagerie – Ken Liu

  4. The Great Automatic Grammatizator – Roald Dahl

  5. Thank You, Ma’am – Langston Hughes
3 A Collection of ISC Poems (Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd. New Delhi) Reverie
  1. Abhisara: The Tryst – Rabindranath Tagore

  2. Why I Like the Hospital – Tony Hoagland

  3. Sonnet 116 – William Shakespeare

  4. Death of a Naturalist – Seamus Heaney

  5. Strange Meeting – Wilfred Owen

Paper II: Project Work-20 Marks

In addition to the syllabus prescribed above for Classes XI and XII, candidates are also required to be assessed in Project Work. Project Work consists of assessment of Writing Skills in Classes XI and XII. The objective is to produce original, creative and insightful perspectives on the drama/short stories/poems.

Project Work in Class XI consists of assessment of Writing Skills (only from the syllabus to be covered in Class XI) which are to be assessed internally by the School.

Candidates will be required to undertake one written assignment of 1000-1500 words, which should be structured as given below:

A. The written assignment must be given a title in the form of a question which should allow the candidate to explore the drama or the chosen short stories/poems in depth.

B. The written assignment must follow the structure given below:

  • Introduction:
    • Explanation of the question that has been framed
    • Reason for choosing the text
    • Brief explanation of how the candidate intends to interpret the chosen text and literary materials used in the process
  • Main Body – organised and well-structured treatment of the question using appropriate sub-headings.
  • Conclusion – comprehensive summary of the points made in the main body.


Internal Evaluation by the Teacher (20 Marks):

Assessment Criteria Candidates should be able to: Marks
1. Process

- Identify the topic.

- Plan a detailed written assignment.

- Produce a written outline.

2. Understanding, Application of Knowledge and Analysis Use a range of literary aspects such as plot, setting, characters, action, style and ideas in order to present an organized and well-structured complete assignment. 8
3. Presentation Prepare the document (overall format: headings, sub-headings, paragraphing) writing within a word limit of 1000-1500 words and provide a separate title page. 6

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

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