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CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus for 2024-25: Download PDF – CBSE Guidance

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has officially released the syllabus/curriculum for the Class 12 students for the academic session 2024-25. The syllabus of Class 12 English remains the same as the previous year. The detailed syllabus is given below for you. You can also take a printout of the syllabus and use it when needed.

Section A

Reading Skills (12+10 = 22 Marks)

Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage

  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.

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

Section B 18 Marks

Creative Writing Skills

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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 40 Marks

Literature Text Book and Supplementary Reading Text

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, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and extrapolation beyond the text.

1. Flamingo

(Prose)

  1. The Last Lesson Lost Spring Deep Water
  2. The Rattrap
  3. Indigo
  4. Poets and Pancakes
  5. The Interview
  6. Going Places

(Poetry)

  1. My Mother at Sixty-Six
  2. Keeping Quiet
  3. A Thing of Beauty
  4. A Roadside Stand
  5. Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

2. Vistas

  1. The Third Level
  2. The Tiger King
  3. Journey to the End of the Earth
  4. The Enemy
  5. On the Face of It Memories of Childhood
  6. The Cutting of My Long Hair
  7. We Too are Human Beings

Download Class 12 English Syllabus for 2024-25 [pdf]

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