CBSE New Syllabus for 2018-19
SECTION – A (READING COMPREHENSION & NOTE-MAKING) 30 Marks
1. Reading Unseen Passages for Comprehension: One unseen passage with a variety of very short answer / short answer or MCQ type questions to test comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary such as word formation and inference of meaning will also be tested. The passages can be literary, factual or discursive to test comprehension. The length of one passage should be between 800-900 words. (As per CBSE notification No. CBSE//DIR/ACAD/2018, dated 25 September, 2018)
2. Reading Unseen Passage for Note-making: A third passage of 400-500 words for note-making and abstraction.
SECTION – B (ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS) 30 Marks
1. Short Answer Questions: Advertisement and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies.
2. Long Answer Questions: Letters based on the verbal/visual input. Letter types include business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies, letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest and application for a job.
3. Very Long Answer Questions: Two compositions based on visual and/or verbal Input may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article, a debate, a speech or a report.
SECTION – C (LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS AND LONG READING TEXT) 40 Marks
Flamingo and Vistas
1. Very Short Answer Questions: Based on an extract from poetry to test comprehension and appreciation.
2. Short Answer Questions: Based on prose/ drama/poetry from both the texts.
3. Long Answer Question: Based on texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts to bring out the key messages and values.
4. Long Answer Question: Based on texts to test global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation.
5. Long Answer Question: Based on theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novels.
6. Long Answer Question: Based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the character sketch.
1. Flamingo: English Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi
2. Vistas: Supplementary Reader published by National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi
Note: Long answer questions based on values can be given in the writing section or in the literature section.
Name of the lessons deleted
1. Poets and Pancakes
2. The Interview
3. A Road Side Stand (Poem)
1. The Third Level
2. Journey to the End of the Earth
3. Long Reading Text/Novel (Any one of the following):
(a) The Invisible Man (unabridged) by H.G. Wells
(b) Silas Marner (unabridged) by George Eliot