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Syllabus and Exam Weightage for Class 12 English Elective

CBSE English Elective Class 12 syllabus is very diverse as it consists of many concepts that are very important for students to grasp from the new pattern for CBSE Class 12 English Elective. The English Elective Class 12 syllabus topics have been extensively covered by on Extramarks. Below is the weightage distribution of some of the topics in CBSE Class 12 English Elective syllabus that has been covered on the website of Extramarks. 

Section A: Reading Skills Really short answer / Short answer and questions of type MCQ: two unknown passages (both poems) with a variety of questions like 04 vocabulary points such as word-forming and inferring meaning. The total range of the two passages, including a poem or a stanza, should be roughly 1000-1100 words for the assessment of understanding, interpretation, deduction, appraisal and literary appreciation.

550-600 words in length (for note-making and summarizing) 450-500 words in length (for checking comprehension) The text could be of any of the following types: real passages, e.g. illustrations, explanations, records Discursive passages containing thought, e.g. argumentative, compelling Literary passages, e.g. poetry, literary quotes, memoir, history, travelogue, etc. In the case of a poem, the text may be shorter than the prescribed cap.

Long answer question: letter of any of the following types based on verbal or visual input: official letters of inquiry, recommendations for changes–registration and reaction to grievances, demands for and information, instructions and answers.
Letter to the editor on various social, national and international topics.
Request for jobs, like CV (CurriculumVitae)/Resume.
Quite a Long Answer Question: Sustained writing activities such as composing a paragraph, a magazine article or a study based on verbal/visual input.

Grammar A variety of questions, as set out below, may be asked, including the application of grammar items in context (i.e. not in isolated sentences). The grammar syllabus will be sampled every year. 

Very Short Questions and Multiple Choice Questions Words and phrases Composition of a dialogue based on a given input Error correction in sentences Questions/questions based on the given input Section C: Literature: Prescribed Books and Long Reading Text (Novel) Questions to test comprehension at different levels and of different kinds–local, global, interpretative, inferred.

Quite Short and Short Response Questions: Three focused on three extracts from various poems to test themes, situations, and literary devices.

Short Answer Questions: Based on different prose/drama/poems/parts from the Literature Reader; to test local and global understanding of the ideas and languages used in the text.

Long Answer Question: Complex questions based on one of the prose texts or played in the Literature Reader to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text.

Long Answer Questions: Sample comprehension, understanding, interpretation, narrative deduction, and character description.

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