Class XII

Welcome to the students of Class XII (WBCHSE) of West Bengal. This page is dedicated to you. Here you will find the whole syllabus, question pattern and marks distribution of English. So without wasting time let’s begin.

English Syllabus of Class XII / HS English Syllabus

The syllabus of HS English (Class XII) is divided into 3 parts. They are a) Literature b) Language c) Project

a) Literature — 50 Marks

i) Prose: 20 Marks

  1. The Eyes Have It — Ruskin Bond
  2. Strong Roots — APJ Abdul Kalam
  3. Thank You Ma’am — Langston Hughes
  4. The Three Questions — Leo Tolstoy

ii) Poetry: 20 Marks

  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 — John Keats

iii) Drama: 10 Marks

  1. The Proposal — Anton Chekhov
  2. Charandas Chor — Habib Tanvir

b) Language — 30 Marks

i) Textual Grammar: 10 Marks

  1. Synthesis
  2. Splitting of Sentences
  3. Voice Change
  4. Change of Narration
  5. Transformation of Sentences
  6. Article Preposition
  7. Correction of Errors

ii) Reading Comprehension: 10 Marks

1 Unseen Prose Passage (within 250 words)

iii) ESP

  1. Precis Writing
  2. Report Writing
  3. Business Letter
  4. Formal Letter

Project — 20 Marks

Topics of the Project-

  1. Film/Theatre Script Review
  2. Changing the background/time/social context of a play and recording how the character behaves in a changed scenario.
  3. Indianisation of the writings of some English writers like Dickens, Hardy, Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde
  4. Fictitious Interview of an eminent personality (current or historical)

Question Pattern & Marks Distribution of Class XII (HS)

ProsePoetryDramaTotal
MCQ4X1
= 4
4X1
= 4
4X1
=4
12
SAQ4X1
=4
4X1
=4
8
Descriptive
Question
2X6
= 12
2X6
=12
1X6
= 6
30
Total202010
Textual Grammar10
Reading
Comprehension
(Unseen)
10
ESP10
Project Work20
Total100
Marks Distribution & Question Pattern (HS)
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