Tips To Score Full Marks in Class 11 English

  • Introduction
  • Many class 11 students find themselves in a dilemma when it is time to prepare for their English examination. However, English is considered to be an easy subject to score marks in. If the time is managed properly, one can prepare well for the exam and easily score full marks.
  • English is one of the main subjects in any stream of 11th standard. It is a mandatory language subject every student studies.
  • The students are required to study from material (according to the CBSE Curriculum for 11th class English subject) issued to them by their schools.
  • Class 1 1 English Syllabus 2021 (according to CBSE)
  1. Reading
  2. Note Making and writing a summary based on a passage.
  3. Unseen passage (factual/description/literary) MCQs based on the passage to check comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary based on the passage.
  4. Unseen passage (case- based factual containing visual data like statistics, charts)

MCQs based on the passage

  1. Writing
  2. Notice Writing ( 50 words approx.)
  3. Poster Making ( 50 words approx.)
  4. Formal Letter (120-150 words)
  5. Writing an article/ speech/ debate (120- 150 words)
  6. Grammar
  7. Objective gap filling questions (tenses, determiners)
  8. Objective questions on re-ordering sentences


  1. Literature (Textbooks To Be Issued)
  2. Snapshots ( NCERT book for class 11) Chapter 1 to Chapter 8
  3. Hornbill (NCERT book for class 11)

Prose: Chapter 1 to Chapter 8

Poem: Chapters- 1,3,4,6 and 8

Deleted Syllabus

  1. Writing
  2. Advertisement
  3. Article and Report Writing
  4. Letter to editor ( suggestion/ opinion on any issue)
  5. Job Application with Resume and Bio Data.
  6. Grammar
  7. Active and Passive Voice
  8. Clauses
  9. Modals
  10. Editing and Omitting
  11. Literature
  12. Snapshots
    • The Ghat of the Only World
    • The Tale of Melon City
  13. Hornbill
  • Father To Son
  • The Adventure



  • How to study for the English exam ?
  1. Maintaining Study Material
    • Maintain all the notes provided in the class.
    • Mark all the important details and questions in the books itself as instructed by your teacher.
    • Write short summary for chapters in a notebook during the class as it will later help in revision before the exam.
    • Stay updated in class for writing skills format.
    • Practice writing skills and grammar often along with literature.
    • Learn new vocabulary every day, even if it’s just 5 words.
    • Mark all the literary devices in every poem and meanings of the difficult vocabulary.
  2. Creating a Timetable
    • Create a time table suitable for you and judiciously follow it and set daily goals.
    • Don’t procrastinate.
    • Make sure you include topics from every section (reading, writing, grammar and literature) in your daily tasks.
    • Give yourself tasks only if you can complete them in a day. Don’t stress too much.
    • Make sure to do a weekly revision of all the topics you have covered in the previous week.
    • Taking small breaks in the between the tasks to refresh yourself is very important. This will not only help you focus better but also give you the motivation to study.
  • Revision Tips Before the Exam


  • Don’t study everything again. It is impossible for you to go through everything you have studied so far in just a few days before the exam. Only revise the most important topics and details.
  • Do the revision section-wise. It’s best to start with literature because it has more to study and takes time.
  • Go through all the important questions and practice them.
  • Read the chapter and poem summaries and details. Also it’s important to understand each and every literary device used.
  • Go through all the important grammar topics as instructed by your teacher.
  • Make sure to learn the correct format for the writing skills.
  • Practice at least 5 unseen passage questions from practice books.
  • Lastly, go through the previous year question papers to get a gist of the format and what type of questions are asked.
  • Make sure you are updated with the latest marking scheme.


  • Before the Exam
  1. Have a good night sleep so that you are fresh before the exam.
  2. Don’t stress too much about the exam because you have prepared well. Even if you got less time to prepare, worrying too much before the exam will not help you get better marks and will only make it difficult to concentrate.
  3. Eat a light meal as you need energy to think.
  4. Carry – stationary, water, watch and important documents if required, to the exam.
  • How to attempt the question paper during the exam?

Students must attempt the question paper in a way so that they can easily score the desired marks. Here is the list to keep in mind while attempting the question paper.

  1. Do’s
    • Attempt the question paper in a serial order either from beginning or from the end.
    • Attempting every question.
    • Leaving space after every question.
    • Underlining the keywords in an answer using a gel pen/ pencil and a scale.
    • Using correct vocabulary
    • Writing while staying on topic.
    • Write keeping the word limit in mind.
    • Maintaining a neat and clean handwriting throughout the exam.
    • Revising the answers at least 2 times before submitting.
  2. Don’ts
    • Attempting the questions from any section in between you find easier or less time consuming.
    • Only attempting the questions you find easy.
    • Not leaving space after every question in order to use less pages provided.
    • Diverting from the topic and writing very long sentences/ repeating sentences.
    • Writing in a way which is not easily understandable.
    • Writing a personal note for the checker to avoid deduction of marks or to check leniently.
    • Not revising the answers before submitting.
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