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CBSE Class 12th English question paper pattern, mock test link, and tips for reading, writing & literature sections

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The Times Of India
10th October, 2019 15:28 IST

Scoring high in board exams is not difficult if you start the exam preparation early and remain focused until the annual board exams. If you find it difficult to score good marks in English subject, follow the exam pattern, marking scheme, and important exam preparation tips given below:

Class 12th Board Exam: English paper pattern and marking scheme

The English paper of class 12th is of a total of 80 marks and the total duration of the examination is three hours. The paper is divided into three parts - A, B, and C. All questions are compulsory.

  • Section A: Reading (20 Marks)
  • Section B: Writing & Grammar (30 Marks)
  • Section C: Literature (30 Marks)

CBSE Class 12th English exam preparation tips

Reading Section: For the reading section, try to read about all the important events happening around you. Newspapers can be a good source for reading section preparation. Note down difficult words or lines. t will improve your vocabulary and understanding of difficult topics.

Writing Section: The best way to prepare for the writing section is to practice different questions like reports, speech, articles, etc. from different sample paper books. Set a time limit for each type of writing to improve your speed. After completing the question, get it to review by your English teacher for feedback and improvement.

Literature Section: For the literature section, the students are advised to go through all chapters and poems given in the NCERT textbook before the exams. There could be no better source of reading material other than the NCERT syllabus textbook.

Exam Day Tip: The students are advised to think before writing. Make a mind map before you write the answer on the paper. Also, do not to make too many cuttings/corrections in the answer sheet. Don't write too much content in short answer type questions, similarly, long answers should not be written in fewer words.

Click here to download CBSE sample question paper (2019-20) for Class XII English (Core) (Code – 301)

Click here to download CBSE sample question paper (2019-20) for Class XII English (Elective) (Code – 001)

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