Saturday, 21 June 2014

NEW SYLLABUS : CLASS XII, ENGLISH B, WBCHSE, SESSION 2015-2016

CLASS-XII

Full Marks : 100
LITERATURE: 50 MARKS
a) Prose : 20 Marks
b) Verse : 20 Marks
c) Drama : 10 Marks
LANGUAGE : 30 MARKS
a) Textual Grammar : 10 Marks
b) Reading Comprehension : 10 Marks
c) ESP : 10 Marks
PROJECT : 20 MARKS
LITERATURE : 50 MARKS
Prose
1. The Eyes Have It -- Ruskin Bond
2. Strong Roots (An extract from the chapter Orientation from Wings of Fire) -- APJ Abdul Kalam
    (Universities Press - 2012 edition) (Chapter I, Page: 3-6 upto paragraph ending with ......'Freedom, happiness and peace of mind' on page 6)
3. Thank You, Ma'am -- Langston Hughes
4. The Three Questions -- Leo Tolstoy
Verse
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
Drama 
The Proposal -- Anton Chekhov
LANGUAGE : 30 MARKS
Textual Grammar
I. Synthesis and splitting of senteses
II. Change of Voice
III. Change of narration
III. Correction of errors
V. Transformation of Sentences
IV. Fill in the Blanks
Reading Comprehension
Unseen Prose Passage (150-200 words)
ESP
Precis writing / Reporting an event / Business / Formal letter
Project : (1000-1500 words)
Topics for project : (any one)
  • Film/ Theatre script review
  • Changing the background/time/social cotext of a play and recording how the characters behave in a changed scenario
  • Indianization of the writings of some English writers like Dickens, Hardy, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde
  • Fictitious interview of an eminent personality (Current or historical)

Question Pattern for Literature

1. MCQ          12x1=12
2. Short Answer Type Question      8x1=8
3. Analytical/Descriptive Typy Question     5x6=30
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