English Syllabus of Class 12th Bihar Board || 2025 Exam



Course Structure

BSEB 12th English is a compulsory subject for all the students irrespective of the streams. The Bihar Board English Syllabus 2024-25 for class 12th students is divided into 3 parts Book Section, Story of English Section, and Grammar Section

Part I: Book

This section of Bihar Board class 12 syllabus 2023-24 for English has two parts, Prose and Poetry.

There are a total of 11 chapters in Prose, and 10 chapters in Poetry.

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Prose Section

Chapter 1: Indian Civilization & Culture

Chapter 2: Bharat is My Home

Chapter 3: A Pinch of Snuff

Chapter 4: I Have a Dream

Chapter 5: Ideas that have Helped Mankind

Chapter 6: The Artist

Chapter 7: A Child is Born

Chapter 8: How free is the Press

Chapter 9: The Earth

Chapter 10: India Through a Traveller’s Eye

Chapter 11: A Marriage Proposal

Poetry Section

Chapter 1: Sweetest Love I do not Goe

Chapter 2: Song of Myself

Chapter 3: Now the Leaves are Falling Fast

Chapter 4: Ode to Autumn

Chapter 5: An Epitaph

Chapter 6: The Soldier

Chapter 7: Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Chapter 8: Fire-Hymn

Chapter 9: Snake

Chapter 10: My Grandmother’s House

Part II: Story of English

There are a total of 6 chapters in the Story of English section, which are:

1 Old English

2 Middle English

3 Modern Englsih

4 English as a World Language

5 Story of English Drama

6 Story of the Novel in English

Part III: Grammar

The topics that are included in the Grammar section are as follows:

  • Part of Speech
  • Article
  • Modals
  • Narration
  • Phrase
  • Preposition
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Synthesis
  • Tense
  • Voice
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Give one word
  • Choose the correct sentence
  • Choose the correct spelt word
  • Writing (Essay, Letter, Precis)


As per the Bihar Board class 12 English Exam Pattern 2024-25, the BSEB class 12 English question paper will have both objective and subjective type questions, carrying 50 marks in each section.

1. There will be a total of 100 objective-type questions from English Grammar and Book, out of which students will have to attain only 50. and there will be no negative marking.

2. The remaining 50 questions will be subjective-type questions, which will include || Essay, || Explain prose & poetry, || Letter, || Question & Answers, || Summary, || Translation, || Match the Poet, || Unseen passages or precis .….



[Any 50 questions to be answered out of 100]

  • Grammar (60)
  • Book (40)


  • Essay (8 x 1)
  • Explanation Prose (4 x 1)
  • Explanation Poetry (4 x 1)
  • Letter/ Application (5 x 1)
  • Short Questions (5 x 2)
  • Summary/ Translation/ Story of English/ Match the Following (5 x 3)
  • Unseen Passage or Precis (4 x 1)

The Bihar Board will conduct the BSEB 12th exams 2024 in February 2024 in two shifts, morning (9.30 am to 12.45 pm) and afternoon (1:45 pm to 5 pm).



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