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Modification in class 12 English Core for 2013-14 onwards by CBSE

July 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

Posted by admin on July 6th, 2013

CBSE has issued a notification to all the affiliated school about some modification in class 12 English Core syllabus.

the long reading text / novel – ‘Lord of Flies’ by William Golding prescribed for class XII English Core subject in the CBSE Curriculum 2014 and 2015 has been dropped for this session i.e. 2013-14 onwards. Instead there will be two questions from the other long reading text/ novel ‘The Hound of Baskervilles’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – on plot, theme or incidents and characterization in the final examination of March 2014. Hence, there will be no choice of novels in class XII English Core.

Updates from CBSE for Class XII – Class 12 English Core Exam includes Value Based Questions

July 9, 2013 in Uncategorized


Posted by admin on July 6th, 2013

CBSE class 12 English core syllabus for 2013-14 has been modified. Now there will be some value based questions in the exam. The provision of assessment of speaking and listening skill has been removed. The new modified syllabus has been uploaded in

In class XII (2013-14) the written paper in March examination 2014 will be of 100 marks and there will be no formal assessment of speaking and listening skills in class XII English Core as was mentioned in the Curriculum document 2014 (Volume-I) for Senior Secondary. The modified syllabus with Values Based Question is attached as annexure with this notification.

In class XI 2013-14, 20% weightage has been allocated to assessment of speaking and listening skills. The reading project will be assessed internally. The guidelines to conduct the Speaking and Listening Assessment (ASL) for class XI had been uploaded on the CBSE Academic Website vide circular no.: 63 dated 12, September, 2012, along with Sample Papers for ASL. It is expected that all the schools affiliated to CBSE to have conducted the Speaking and Listening Assessment as per the guidelines uploaded at school level in class XI and added the marks in the term end examination 2013 for class XI.

All the schools are once again informed that the assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) has to be conducted by every school in class XI (2013-14) also. The weightage of 20 marks will be added in the written paper of 80 marks to make it 100 marks for the final examination. As part of evidence of assessment, schools are expected to maintain the files of audio recording of the speaking assessment of students to be sent to the CBSE along with the Award lists of Speaking and Listening Assessment. The modified guidelines along with the sample papers of the Speaking and Listening assessment will be uploaded on the CBSE Academic website very shortly.

All the head of schools may schedule the conduct of the school-based assessment for class XI from 15 November to 15 December of each year, to avoid any inconvenience. The monitoring of the school based assessment of speaking and listening skills will be done by the CBSE with the help of trained Monitors and Oral Examiners.