CBSE Syllabus for Class XI English

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CBSE Syllabus for Class XI English

CBSE Syllabus for Class XI English

CBSE Syllabus Class XI English-Studying English is again necessary in today’s competitive world where it has become absolutely necessary. This is a common subject which finds place in all boards and universities. It provides students with  competence and focuses on the study of literary texts. The syllabus provides massive  exposure to a variety of  world literature as well as Indian writings in English  at the college level.It also helps the students to expand their vocabulary world and also develop a taste of reading. The students thus develops proficiency in English.

CBSE Sample Paper of English for Class XI 


Reading an unseen passage and a poem :-
Very Short and Short Answer Questions: Literary or discursive passage of about 900-950 words.
Short Answer Questions: A poem of about 20-24 lines to test interpretation and appreciation.

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Creative Writing Skills:-

Long Answer Question: An essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/descriptive topic.
Very Long Answer Question: A composition such as an article / a report / a speech.


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Literature Textbooks
Woven Words

Very Short and Long Answer Questions: To test comprehension, literary appreciation and drawing
inferences in poetry and prose. CBSE SAMPLE PAPER OF ENGLISH FOR CLASS 10

Arms and the Man –
Long Answer Questions: To test the evaluation of characters, events and episodes.
Short and Long Answer Questions: To test analysis of characters, events, episodes and interpersonal
relationships and understanding of content, events and episodes

Solved Previous Years CBSE English Sample Papers for Class 12 .

Presentation of a book review/a play/a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, parable) to be followed
by a question-answer session.

Poetry reading to be followed by interpretative tasks based on close reading and literary analysis of the

Critical review of a film or a play.
Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion.

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CBSE English Sample Papers for Class 9 

Books for Class XI English

  1. CBSE Complete Course English Core for Class XI – Section C  by Malvika Srivastava
  2. Woven Words Textbook in English for Class – 11 by  NCERT 

  3. Assignments in English – Core Class 11 by Kumkum Kumari

  4. Snapshots English Supplementary Reader for Class – 11 by NCERT

For online books 

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