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    CBSE Class XII Creative Writing Syllabus

    Hi, friends, today we are going to discuss you the latest CBSE Class XII Creative Writing Syllabus. As you know very well that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has its own curriculum and they hold the supreme authority to change it further for the benefit of students. So it’s always a wise decision to keep an eye on what happening around with the subject you are going to learn. This year CBSE made little bit changes in CBSE Class 12 Creative Writing Syllabus. Let us have a look at the updated NCERT CBSE Class XII Creative Writing and Translation Studies Syllabus for the academic year 2018-19.

    NCERT CBSE Class 12 Creative Writing Syllabus for the academic year 2018-19.

    Let us first have a brief idea about the Course Structure of the CBSE Class 12 Creative Writing and Translation Studies for the academic year 2018-19

    SECTION – WISE WEIGHTAGE IN CBSE CLASS XII Creative Writing and Translation Studies

    • Marks=100 Marks
    • Time: 3 hours
    Section Areas of Learning Periods Marks
    A Reading Comprehension (Three unseen passages including, prose and poetry) 40 20 80
    B Creative Writing Skills 40 20
    Translation 40 20
    C Textual 60 20
    D Portfolio Assessment (CCE – Internal) 40 20
    Total 220 100

    Section -A

    READING COMPREHENSION (20 Marks )(40 periods)

    Three unseen passages (including poems) with a variety of questions on different levels of comprehension (literal, interpretative and critical) including marks for vocabulary such as inferring and
    word formation. The total number of words in the three passages, including the poem or a stanza, would be about 1050-1100.

    The unseen passages would be:

    • Non-fictional prose, an excerpt 400-450 words in length (for extracting information, making inference and interpreting, evaluating and word attack)
    • Fictional prose, a very short story or an excerpt, 300-350 words in length (for interpretation, understanding theme, character, and action).
    • A short poem or a few stanzas (about 15 lines) (for understanding the central idea, appreciation word use, image rhyme and rhythm)

    These passages or poems could be of any one of the following types:

    • Excerpts from expository or narrative writing such as descriptions, reports, biographies, memoirs or autobiographies or reflective essays or articles.
    • Excerpts from narrative and fictional writing such as stories, novels, and plays.
    • A short poem such as a sonnet or a lyric, or a stanza from a ballad or a longer lyrical poem.


    I. CREATIVE WRITING SKILLS (20 Marks)(40 periods

    The following writing tasks are to be assigned and submitted:

    • Develop a composition (personal writing) such as a diary entry, memoir or an autobiography (200 words)
    • Develop a feature or a review such as a travelogue, book or film review based on verbal or a visual input (200 words)
    • Develop a composition based on a given idea or theme, visual input, an incident or an event.

    II. TRANSLATION (20 Marks)( 40 periods )

    The following tasks are to be assigned and submitted.

    • Guided translation i.e. a piece of translated text for completion (prose or poetry)
    • Open translation of a prose piece (100 words)
    • Open translation of a short poem or a stanza


    READER (20 Marks)( 60 periods)

    • Four questions out of five, based on a text, of three marks each to be answered in 60-80 words.
    • One out of the two open-ended essay topics in 200 words.


    PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT (20 Marks)( 40 periods)

    The Reader has inbuilt suggestions and activities for the learner’s Portfolio. In the Portfolio, 20 marks have been allotted for assessing the following:

    • Ideas and their sequencing
    • Applying the basic principles of a particular genre
    • Use of correct and effective language
    • Use of appropriate style
    • Use of techniques and figures of speech.

    Note: The Portfolio will consist of a compilation of all written submission over the duration of the course. A minimum of 15 written assignments each of Creative Writing and Translation would need to be submitted. The submission would include both the original and improved versions of assigned tasks reflective of gradual improvement.

    The Portfolio will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

    • Regularity in the submission of both class and home written assignments.
    • Quality of tasks with an emphasis on creative and comprehensive application.
    • Average of grades of all Creative Writing and Translation written tasks.
    • Oral Communication Skills.

    Prescribed Books:

    • Reader: Creative Writing and Translation Studies for Class XII published by CBSE.
    • Srijan II NCERT (Bilingual)

    CBSE Class 12 Creative Writing and Translation Studies Syllabus: Question Paper Design (2018-19)

    • Time: 3 hrs.
    • Marks: 80
    • Code No. 069
    S.No. Typology of Questions Learning
    and Testing
    I (VSA-I)
    (1 Mark)
    -I (SA-I)
    II (SA-II)
    I (LA-I)(6 Marks)
    Answer-II (LA-II)(8 Marks)
    1 Remembering-(Knowledge-based simple recall questions, about specific facts, terms,
    concepts, principles, or theories and to identify
    (i) or define some term or concept
    •  Reasoning
    • Analytical
    • Critical
      Skills etc.
    4 12 15%
    2 Asking question to show familiarity with meaning
    and understanding of concepts for interpretation, the comparison
    contrast and paraphrase
    12 4 20 25%
    3 Application (Use of abstract information in the concrete situation,
    applying knowledge to new situations, using given content to
    interpret a situation, provide an example, or solve a problem
    1 2 20 25%
    4 Higher Order Thinking Skills
    (Analysis & Synthesis- Classifying, comparing, contrasting, or
    differentiating between different pieces of information,
    Organizing and/or integrating unique pieces of information
    from a variety of sources)
    1 08 10%
    5 Evaluative- (Appraising, assessing, and/or justifying the value or worth of a decision or
    the, or predicting outcomes based on values)
    2 1 20 25%
    TOTAL 12×1 =12 4×2 =08 4×3 =12 1×4 =04 2×6 =12 4×8 =32 80(27) 100%
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