CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus 2021-22 for Core & Elective, Download PDF

Class 12th English Syllabus 2021-22: CBSE has published the syllabus of class 12th for the academic year 2021-22. In this academic year, CBSE will conduct class 12th board exams in two terms i.e. Term-I and Term-II. The syllabus of both the terms is given briefly in this article. Students shouldn’t ignore language papers i.e. English, they should start English preparation with other subjects because it holds equal marks as other subjects. The questions asked in English are quite easy than in other subjects, hence this subject can help students to boost their overall percentage. In this article, we have provided the complete details of the Term-I and Term-II syllabus of English.

Class 12th English Syllabus 2021-22 

Class 12th English Term-I and Term-II examinations hold a total of 80 marks together and 40 Marks each. Whereas, Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills for both the term comprises 20 Marks, 10 marks for each term. 

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CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus (Term-1)

CSBE Class 12 Core English Syllabus Term-I
Sections  ParticularsMarks
Reading Comprehension 
  1. Unseen passage (factual, descriptive or literary/ discursive or persuasive) – 8 marks
  2. Case-Based Unseen (Factual) Passage – 6 marks
14 Marks

Creative Writing Skills

 

Short Writing Tasks – Notice Writing & Classified Advertisements (3 marks)

Long Writing Tasks (One) – Letter to an Editor (giving suggestions or opinions on issues of public interest) and Article Writing

08 Marks
Literature

Literary-prose/poetry extracts ( seen- texts ) to assess comprehension and appreciation, analysis, inference, extrapolation.

Questions Based on Texts to assess comprehension and appreciation, analysis, inference, extrapolation.

18 Marks
Term-1 Total Marks 40 Marks

CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus- Literature Term-1

Book- Flamingo (Prose) – 11 Marks

  1. The Last Lesson
  2. Lost Spring
  3. Deep Water

Book-Flamingo (Poetry)

  1. My Mother at Sixty-Six
  2. An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum
  3. Keeping Quiet

Book-Vistas (Prose) – 7 Marks

  1. The Third Level
  2. The Enemy

CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus (Term-2)

CBSE Class 12 Core English Syllabus Term-II
SectionParticularsMarks
Reading Comprehension
  1. Unseen passage (factual, descriptive or literary/ discursive or persuasive) – 8 Marks
  2. Case-Based Unseen (Factual) Passage – 6 Marks
14 Marks
Creative Writing Skills

Short Writing Tasks – Formal & Informal Invitation Cards or the Replies to Invitation (3 marks)

Long Writing Tasks (One) – Letter of Application for a Job or Report Writing (5 marks)

08 Marks
Literature 

Questions based on extracts/texts to assess comprehension and appreciation, analysis, inference, extrapolation.

  1. Book-Flamingo (Prose) – 11 Marks
  2. Book-Flamingo (Poetry)
  3. Book-Vistas (Prose) – 7 Marks
18 Marks
Term-1 Total Marks40 Marks

CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus- Literature Term-2

Book-Flamingo (Prose) – 11 Marks

  1. The Rattrap
  2. Indigo

Book-Flamingo (Poetry)

  1. A Thing of Beauty
  2. Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

Book-Vistas (Prose) – 7 Marks

  1. Should Wizard Hit Mommy?
  2. On the Face of It
  3. Evans Tries an O Level

CBSE Class 12 Core English Syllabus Marking Scheme

SNoParticularsMarks
1Term-140
2Term-240
Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills (Term-I+Term-II)20 Marks
Total100 Marks

CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus- Elective

Here we have mentioned the Class 12th English Elective Syllabus for Term-I and Term-II

CBSE Class 12 Elective English Syllabus Term-I
SectionsParticularsMarks
 Reading Comprehension 
  1. Unseen passage (literary or discursive)
  2. Unseen Poem
  3. Case-Based Unseen (Factual) Passage
10 Marks

 Creative Writing Skills

 

  1. Discursive/interpretative writing
  2. Essay (on an Argumentative/Discursive/Reflective/ Descriptive topic )
  3. Article Writing( on a contemporary/topical issue)
10 Marks
Applied GrammarTransformation of Sentences( Voice/Speech/ Clauses/ Change of sentence types) 04 Marks
Literature MCQs (from Kaleidoscope) from short stories/poetry /non-fiction/ drama11 Marks
Fiction05 Marks
Seminar10 Marks
Total 50 Marks

CBSE Class 12 Elective English Syllabus- Literature Term-1

MCQs (from Kaleidoscope) from short stories/poetry /non-fiction/ drama

1. Book- Kaleidoscope-Short Stories

  1. I Sell my Dreams - GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
  2. Eveline- JAMES JOYCE

2. Book- Kaleidoscope-Poetry

  1. A Lecture Upon the Shadow- JOHN DONNE
  2. Poems by Milton- JOHN MILTON
  3. Poems by Blake- WILLIAM BLAKE
  4. Kubla Khan - S.T.COLERIDGE

3. Book- Kaleidoscope- Nonfiction

  1. Freedom- G.B.SHAW
  2. The Mark on the Wall - VIRGINIA WOOLF

4. Book- Kaleidoscope-Drama

  1. Chandalika- RABINDRANATH TAGORE

CBSE Class 12 Elective English Syllabus- Fiction Term-1

  1. A Tiger for Malgudi ( R K Narayan) [Part I & II]
  2. The Financial Expert ( R K Narayan) [Part I & II]
CBSE Class 12 Elective English Syllabus Term-II
SectionsParticularsMarks
 Reading Comprehension
  1. Unseen passage (literary or discursive)
  2. Unseen Poem
  3. Case-Based Unseen (Factual) Passage
10 Marks
Creative Writing Skills  
  1. Speech( on a contemporary/topical issue)
  2. Report Writing ( on a contemporary/t optical issue)
10 Marks
Applied GrammarTransformation of Sentences( Voice/Speech/ Clauses/ Change of sentence types) 04 Marks
Literature MCQs (from Kaleidoscope) -from short stories/poetry /non-fiction/ drama11 Marks
Fiction05 Marks
Seminar10 Marks
Total50 Marks

CBSE Class 12 Elective English Syllabus- Literature Term-2

MCQs (from Kaleidoscope) -from short stories/poetry /non-fiction/ drama

1. Book- Kaleidoscope-Short Stories

  1. A Wedding in Brownsville- ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

2. Book- Kaleidoscope-Poetry

  1. Trees - EMILY DICKINSON
  2. The Wild Swans of Coole- W.B.YEATS
  3. Time and Time Again - A.K.RAMANUJA N

3. Book- Kaleidoscope- Nonfiction

  1. Film-making - INGMAR BERGMAN
  2. Why the Novel Matters D.H. LAWRENCE

CBSE Class 12 Elective English Syllabus- Fiction Term-2

  1. A Tiger for Malgudi ( R K Narayan) [Part III & IV]
  2. The Financial Expert ( R K Narayan) [Part III & IV]

Click to Download CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus PDF

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How to complete the syllabus of CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus?

Go through the whole syllabus of Term-I and Term-II of English and create a monthly plan according to your convenience. Divide topics on the daily basis, and complete them on time. In this way, you can complete the entire syllabus in small chunks and you won’t feel any burden while preparation yet you will complete the syllabus on time. 

How to increase focus while studying CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus?

You can increase focus by daily mediation and exercise, if you don’t feel like doing mediation and exercise then sports is an alternative option for you. Do not multitask, yes you heard it right. Do one thing at a time with full concentration, it will help you a lot to boost your focus. 

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CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus: FAQs

Q. Is the CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus for 2021-22 reduced?

Due to Pandemic CBSE has reduced the Class 12th English Syllabus for 2020-21 up to 30%. But for session 2021-22 CBSE has covered 100% syllabus without any reduction.

Q. What is the syllabus of Class 12 English?

Class 12th English Syllabus has Three Sections -Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills, Literature

Q. Is NCERT enough for Class 12 English?

Yes, NCERT books are more than enough to clear Class 12 English exams with flying colors.