CBSE to introduce English novels from class IX

05 Jun

The Central Board of Secondary Education is aiming to foster reading habits in students by introducing novels for classes IX-XII. With this attempt, more emphasis will be laid on teaching language skills rather than merely providing verbose notes which makes studies monotonous and mundane.

This attempt of CBSE would nurture reading habits among students of Classes XI and XII as well as among students who are a part of the Formative Assessment in CCE of Classes IX and X.

As per the revised guidelines of the curriculum in English language, CBSE has introduced the following novels for students of Classes IX to XII (w.e.f. 2012-13 for classes IX and XI and w.e.f. 2013-14 for classes X and XII)

Class Class IX Class X Class XI Class XII
English Communicative (Code 101)English Language & Literature (Code 184) English Communicative (Code 101)English Language & Literature (Code 184) English Core (Code 301) English Core (Code 301)
Name of the Book Prescribe Gulliver’s Travels the Book (2005 edition) by Jonathan SwiftOR

Three Men in a Boat (1889 edition) by Jerome. K. Jerome

Diary of a Young Girl (1947 edition) by Anne FrankOR

The Story of My Life (1903 edition) by Helen Keller

The Canterville Ghost (1906 edition) by Oscar WildeOR

Up from Slavery( 2000 edition) by Booker T. Washington

Hounds of Baskerville (1902) Arthur Conan DoyleOR

Lord of Flies 1954) William Golding

As per the guidelines, out of the two novels prescribed at each level, every school has the option to choose and teach students either of the two novels for the sake of examination. All the novels would be introduced in expanded form.

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