Friday, April 19, 2013

NEW SYLLABUS : CLASS XII, ENGLISH B, WBCHSE, w.e.f. SESSION 2014-2015

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 *
Charandas Chor -- Habib Tanvir

LANGUAGE : 30 MARKS

Textual Grammar
I. Synthesis and splitting of senteses
II. Change of narration
III. Correction of errors

Reading Comprehension
Unseen Prose Passage (200-250 words)

ESP
Precis writing / Report writing / Business / Formal letter

Project : (2000-2500 words)
Topics for project : (any one)
  • Film/ Theatre script
  • 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

* As per notice No : DS/ACA/0013/NFENGBII/2014 Date:21.02.2014 by the the Secretary of the Council,  "Charandas Chor" by Habib Tanvir won't be followed as the drama in the English B syllabus for Class Xll from 201,4-16 session. " The Proposal" a piece by A. Chekov will replace "Charandas Chor" and will be followed as the drama in the Class Xll syllabus from the above mentioned session.
 However , candidates who will be appearing for HS Examination ,2015 will have "Charandas Chor" as drama in their Class Xll syllabus.
 "The Proposal" by A. Chekov will be followed as drama in the Class Xll syllabus by those students who will be registering themselves for the 2014-16 session and will be appearing for the HS Examination, 201"6 and the same will be followed in the following years .
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