HS SYLLABUS 2020

:NEW SYLLABUS: CLASS XII, ENGLISH B, WBCHSE, SESSION 2018-1019:

CLASS-XII

Full Marks : 100

LITERATURE: 50 MARKS

a) Prose : 20 Marks

b) Poetry : 20 Marks

c) Drama : 10 Marks

LANGUAGE : 30 MARKS

a) Textual Grammar : 10 Marks

b) Reading Comprehension (Unseen) : 10 Marks

c) ESP/Writing skill : 10 Marks

PROJECT : 20 MARKS

Category-wise details have been given below:

LITERATURE : 50 MARKS

Prose:   20

1. The Eyes Have It — Ruskin Bond

2. Strong Roots— APJ Abdul Kalam

3. Thank You, Ma’am — Langston Hughes

4. The Three Questions — Leo Tolstoy

Question Pattern:       Multiple     Choices:  1×4=4

                                    Short type question:  1×4=4

                                    Essay Type question: 2×6=12

Poetry:  20

1. On Killing a Tree — Gieve Patel

2. Asleep in the Valley — Arthur Rimbaud

3. shall I Compare Thee — William Shakespeare

4. The Poetry of Earth — J. Keats

Question Pattern:       Multiple Choices:  1×4=4

                                    Short type question:  1×4=4

                                    Essay Type question: 2×6=12

Drama:               10

The Proposal — Anton Chekhov

Question Pattern:       Multiple Choices:  1×4=4

                                                            Essay Type question: 1×6=6

LANGUAGE : 30 MARKS

Only Textual Grammar: 10

1. Change of Narration
2. Change of voice
3. Transformation of Sentences
a) Simple, Complex, compound sentences,b) Change of Degrees of Comparison,c) Interchange of the parts of speech,d) i) Affirmative to Negative / vice versa,    ii) Assertive to Interrogative / vice versa
    iii) Assertive to Exclamatory / vice versa 
4. Splitting into two simple sentences and Synthesis of Sentences (Joining into Simple and Complex sentences)
5. Fill in the blanks with approproate articles and / or prepositions
6. Correction of errors (line of text) :
a) Subject-verb agreement
b) Wrong usage of words

Question Pattern:       Do as directed:  1×6=6

                                    Article and preposition: .5×6=3

Error correction: 1×1=1

Reading Comprehension (Unseen):        10

The Unseen Prose Passage will consist of 150-200 words.

Question Pattern:       True/False: 1×4=4

                                    Short Question:2×3=6

ESP/Writing skill:  10

Precis writing OR Reporting an event OR letter Writing

A) Precis Writing : 10 marks [Break up of marks : Title = 2 marks + Precis = 8 marks]
a) The Precis should be written in about one-third of the words given in the passage. A title should be given.
b) Use of Indirect Speech, third person narrative should be followed.
c) Objectivity should be maintained. Opinions, allusions, repetitions, examples etc should be avoided.
d) All ideas must be written in a single paragraph with logical and clear interconnection of ideas.
e) Borrowing of sentences from the given text (passage) is strictly prohibited. Writing in one’s own language is preferred.

OR 
B) Reporting an Event : 10 marks [ Break up of marks : Form = 2 marks + Content = 8 marks]
[No Newspaper Report]
Examples:
a) Independence Day Celebration at School/Club,b) Blood Donation Camp at School/Club
c) A Magic Show at School/Club,d) Launching of a Book,e) Farewell Meeting of a Senior Teacher 


OR
C) Business/Formal Letter : 10 marks [ Break up of marks : Form = 2 marks + Content = 8 marks]
 All types of Business/ Formal letters are included.( Word limit is within 150 words. )

PROJECT : (1000-1500 words) (Internal Assessment)

One project work of 20 marks in an academic year to be added to the Higher Secondary Examination marks.  The project will be guided by teacher and prepared by student himself  School will assess the projects and send the marks to the Council. Students can opt for any one of the following topics :

1. Film / Theatre Script / Review : To present / write a script of a prose-piece or a play (from an established text ) or review of a film / play.
OR 
2. Indianisation of an English writing.
OR
3. Changing the background / time / social cotext of a play / prose / short story and recording how the characters behave in the changed scenario.
For Example :
A Christmas Carol by Dickens
The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
Riders to the Sea by Synge
The Gift of the Magi / Jimmy Valentine by O’ Henry
OR
4. Indianization of an English novel / short story of some English writers like Dickens, Hardy, Jane Austen, Oscar Wild.

Parameters for Assessment (Compulsory)

Imagination and originality : 5 marks

Organisation : 5 marks

Language and Expression : 5 marks

Viva voce : 3 marks

Neatness (File Presentation) : 2 marks

MCQ+ Short Question= Group A

Essay Type Question + Grammar+ Unseen+ Writing Skill=Group B

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