CBSE Unit Weightage for English Elective Classes XI and XII

Class XI (11th)

One Paper of 3 Hours and 100 marks.

Unitwise Weightage

Reading an unseen passage and a poem

20 Marks

Writing

20 Marks

Applied Grammar

10 Marks

Text for detailed study

30 Marks

Drama

10 Marks

Fiction

10 Marks

Reading an unseen passage and a poem-20 Marks and 35 Periods

  • Literary or discursive passage of about 500 − 600 words-12 marks
  • A poem of about 15 lines-08 marks

Writing-20 Marks and 35 Periods

  • To write an essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/or descriptive topic (150 words) -10 Marks
  • To write a composition such as an article, a report, a speech (150 words) -10 Marks

Seminar-10 Marks

  • Presentation of a book review, a play, a short story, a novel, novella (tale, fable, parable) to be followed by a question answer session-25 Marks
  • Poetry reading to be followed by interpretative tasks based on cloze reading and literary analysis of the text.
  • Critical review of a film or a play
  • Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion

Note: The above activities would develop presentation skills, analytical skills, spoken skills and literary criticism.

Text for detailed study-30 marks and 75 Periods

Prose-20 Marks

  • Two passages for comprehension with short question answers testing deeper interpretation and drawing inferences (04 × 2) -08 Marks
  • Two questions for testing global comprehension (Any One to be answered in 100 words) -06 Marks
  • Two short answer type questions testing comprehension to be answered in a paragraph of about 30 − 40 words each-06 Marks

Poetry-10 Marks

  • One extract from the prescribed poems for comprehension and literary interpretation
  • One out of two questions on the prescribed poems for appreciation to be answered in 100 words-06 Marks

Drama-Arms and the Man-10Marks and 20 Peroids

  • One out of two questions to be answered in about 150 − 200 words to test the evaluation of characters, events and episodes.

Fiction-10Marks and 20 Periods

  • One question to be answered in about 150 words for the analysis of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships.
  • Two out of three short answer type questions to be answered in about 30 − 40 words on content, events and episodes (2 × 2).

Books prescribed

  1. Text book: Woven words published by NCERT
  2. Fiction: The Old Man and The Sea Novel (unabridged) by E. Hemingway
  3. Drama: Arms and the Man-Bernard Shaw

CBSE Unit Weightage for English Elective Classes XI and XII

Class XII (12th)

One Paper of 3 Hours and 100 marks.

Unitwise Weightage

Reading an unseen passage and a poem

20 Marks

Writing

20 Marks

Applied Grammar

10 Marks

Text for detailed study

40 Marks

Fiction

10 Marks

Reading an unseen passage and a poem 20 Marks and 35 Periods

  • One literary or discursive passage of about 500 − 600 words followed by short questions-12 Marks
  • A poem of about 15 lines followed by short questions to test interpretation and appreciation-8 Marks

Writing-20 Marks and 30 Peroids

  • To write an essay on an argumentative/descriptive topic (150 − 200 words) -10 Marks
  • To write a composition such as an article, a report, a speech (150 − 200 words) -10 Marks

Applied Grammar-10 Marks and 10 Periods

  • Editing and error correction of word and sentences-05 Marks
  • Changing and narration of a given input-05 Marks

Texts for detailed study-40 Marks and 100 periods

  • Two passages or extracts follwed by short answer type questions for comprehension, interpretation, drawing inferences (4 * 2) -08 Marks
  • Two out of three questions to be answered in 100 words each testing global comprehension (6 + 6) -12 Marks

Five out of six questions to be answered in about 60 words each testing comprehension, characterisation, interpretation (3 + 3) 4 × 5 = 20 Marks

Fiction-10 Marks and 30 Peroids

  • One out of two questions to be answered in about 60 words and/or each seeking comments, interpretation-04 Marks
  • One question in about 100 words to test evaluation and appreciation of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal relationships-06 Marks

Books prescribed

  1. Kaleidoscope-Text book published by NCERT
  2. Fiction-Tiger for Malgudi or The Financial Expert by R. K. Narayan (Novel)