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English Elective - CBSE (Functional English) Class 12 Commerce (English Medium) CBSE Topics and Syllabus

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CBSE Syllabus For Class 12 English Elective - CBSE (Functional English): Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 12. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CBSE Class 12 English Elective - CBSE (Functional English) syllabus for the academic year 2023-2024 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 12 English Elective - CBSE (Functional English) Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CBSE Class 12 English Elective - CBSE (Functional English) Syllabus pdf 2023-2024. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 12 English Elective - CBSE (Functional English) in addition to this.

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CBSE Class 12 English Elective - CBSE (Functional English) Revised Syllabus

CBSE Class 12 English Elective - CBSE (Functional English) and their Unit wise marks distribution

CBSE Class 12 English Elective - CBSE (Functional English) Course Structure 2023-2024 With Marking Scheme

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100 Reading Skills

Two unseen passages (including poems) with a variety of questions including 04 marks for vocabulary
such as word format on and inferring meaning. The total range of the two passages including a poem or a
stanza, should be around 1000-1100 words to assess comprehension, analysis, inference, evaluation
and literary appreciation.

  1. 550-600 words inlength (for note-making and summarising)
  2. 450-500 words inlength (to test comprehension)

The passage could be of any one of the following types:

  • Factual passages, e.g.,illustrations, description, reports
  • Discursive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive
  • Literary passages, e.g., poems, extracts from fict on, biography, autobiography, travelogue, etc.

In the case of a poem, the text may be shorter than the prescribed word limit.

200 Writing Skills and Grammar
  • Short Answer Question: Notices, advertisements, factual description of people, places and objects, drafting posters, drafting, accepting and declining invitations.
  • Long Answer Question: Letter of any of the following types based on a verbal or visual input:
    a) Officialletters for makinginquiries, suggesting changes - registering and responding to complaints, asking for and giving information,placing orders and sending replies.
    b) Letters to the editor on various social, national andinternational issues.
    c) Applicat on for a job including CV (Curriculum Vitae) I Resume.
  • Very Long Answer Question: Sustained writing task such as writing a speech, an article for a magazine or a report based on verbal I visualinput.

Grammar 30 Periods
A variety of questions, aslisted below may be asked,involving the application of grammaritems in context (i.e., not inisolated sentences). The grammar syllabus will be sampled each year. Though only medals, determiners,voice and tense forms have been dealt with in class XI,however, other grammar items such as prepositions, verb forms, connectors which have been learnt earlier would also beincluded.

Very Short Questions and Multiple Choice Questions

  • Reordering of words and sentences
  • Composing a dialogue based on a giveninput
  • Error correction in sentences
  • Drafting quest ons I questionnaires based on given input
300 Literature - Prescribed Books and Long Reading Text (Novel)

Questions to test comprehension at different levels and of different kinds - local, global, interpretative,
inferential,evaluative and extrapolatory.

  • Very Short and Short Answer Questions: Two based on out of three extracts from different poems to test theme, setting and literary devices.
  • Short Answer Questions: Based on different prose I drama I poetry I pieces fram the Literature Reader; to testlocal and global comprehension of ideas and languages used in the text.
  • Long Answer Question: Extended quest ons based on one of the prose texts or play in the Literature Reader to test global comprehension and for extrapolation beyond the text.
  • Long Answer Questions: To test understanding, appreciation, analysis,inference in a plot and writing a character sketch.
    Note: Values based questions for 4 marks may be asked in Sections- B or C


  1. Language Skills book - Class XII English Elective CBSE published by Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
  2. Literature Reader - Class XII English Elective CBSE published by Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
  3. Extended Reading Texts: (Either one) i) The Invisible Man (unabridged) Author - H.G. Wells 
    ii) Silas Marner (unabridged) Author - George Eliot

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