CBSE Syllabus Class 12 English Core

On July 5, 2021, CBSE had announced that the Syllabus for Class 12 Board Exams will be reduced as per a Term-based Examination System and on July 22, 2021, they finalised the reduced syllabus as well by providing updated PDFs.

CBSE Class 12 Syllabus has undergone drastic changes since the previous 2020-21 session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the education system has been challenging for both teachers and students.

So, similar to the 30% reduction in the last session, CBSE decided to reduce the overall syllabus according to the Term-based Board Examination for the 2021-22 session again.

We, at Educart, were prompt about it and have updated the changes in all the subjects for you. Here, you can find:

  • freely-downloadable PDF links to the latest reduced Class 12 English Core Syllabus for 2021-22 academic session; and
  • simple analysis of all the deleted topics/ chapters for 2021-22 Term-based Board Exam.

With all this information in hand, both teachers and students will have a defined structure to begin the learning process on time and efficiently.


Class 12 English Core Reduced Syllabus for 2021-22 (Reduced)

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We have also provided the syllabus for the 2021-22 session that was previously restored so that you can compare the deleted and added topics.

Class 12 English Core Reduced Syllabus for 2021-22 (Restored Previously)

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Now, let us take a look at the syllabus for Term I and Term II Board Exams in detail and try to understand what changes have been made.


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Part Unit Name Marks
Term I Term II
A Reading 14 14
B Writing and Grammar 08 08
C Literature 18 18
ASL 10 10
TOTAL 100

READING COMPREHENSION (Term I and II)

  • Unseen passage (factual, descriptive or literary/ discursive or persuasive)
  • Case Based Unseen (Factual) Passage

CREATIVE WRITING (Term I)

Short Writing Tasks

  • Notice Writing
  • Classified Advertisements

Long Writing Tasks (One)

  • Letter to an Editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest)
  • Article Writing


CREATIVE WRITING (Term II)

Short Writing Tasks

  • Formal & Informal Invitation Cards or the Replies to Invitation/s

Long Writing Tasks (One)

  • Letter of Application for a Job
  • Report Writing

LITERATURE (Term I)

  • Literary-prose/poetry extracts (seen-texts) to assess comprehension and appreciation, analysis, inference, extrapolation
  • Questions Based on Texts to assess comprehension and appreciation, analysis, inference, extrapolation

Chapters from Flamingo

  • The Last Lesson
  • Lost Spring
  • Deep Water
  • My Mother at Sixty-Six
  • An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum
  • Keeping Quiet

Chapters from Vistas

  • The Third Level
  • The Enemy


LITERATURE (Term II)

  • Questions Based on Texts to assess comprehension and appreciation, analysis, inference, extrapolation

Chapters from Flamingo

  • The Rattrap
  • Indigo
  • A Thing of Beauty
  • Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

Chapters from Vistas

  • Should Wizard Hit Mommy?
  • On the Face of It
  • Evans Tries an O Level


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