Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has held the Class 12 English examinations today at 4940 centres for 12,23,291 registered candidates in the country and abroad. Both English Elective and English Core for the CBSE Class 12 students were held today in three hours duration. Entry in the exam center was allowed from 9 AM to 10 AM and candidates were advised to carry only permissible items at the examination center as given in Admit Card. According to reports, the paper was easy and scoring in nature. Experts told NDTV that the paper was easy and a morale booster for the batch of students who are facing the board exam for the first time.
Some students who came out of the exam centres also said the paper was lengthy but easy in nature.
A student told Times of India that the paper was straight from NCERT text book.
Next major paper in CBSE Class 12 annual examination is Physics, which has been scheduled for March 5, Tuesday.
CBSE English Core paper: Expert analysis
Ms Anureeta Siwach and Renu Singh Dabas, PGTs English, Army public School, Delhi Cantt
"The Questions were appropriate for the average students. The best thing about the paper was the choice given in the six marks questions. The change in the pattern was beneficial for the students as they had to read only two passages in place of three in reading section. MCQ and Vocabulary was easy to comprehend.
"RTC questions were asked from first and second poem of the text book have been tested many times in school exams.
"Most of the questions were along the expected lines as they were direct and text based. Overall, the paper was easy and a morale booster for the batch of students who are facing the board exam for the first time".
Ms Preeti Singh, GD Goenka Public School
"CBSE Class 12 English Core (301) paper was quiet easy and student friendly paper that consisted of 3 sections; A, B and C. All the three sections consisted of easy, average and difficult questions but the questions weren't very indirect. In fact, students were very happy to attempt the same.
"CBSE has offered numerous choices this time that made the paper an easy nut to crack. All in all, it proved a kick start for the upcoming examinations.
"Students breathed a sigh of relief and geared up for the next exam."
CBSE Class 12 English Core paper pattern
The CBSE Class 12 English Core question paper had three sections - Reading, Advanced Writing Skills, and Literature.
Reading section had two passages. Of the two passages, 5 MCQs, 9 very short answer type questions, and 3 short answer type questions from passage one were asked. There were 2 long answer type questions related to passage two.
Advanced Writing Skills section had four questions. Each question had an option to choose from.
The last section had six questions. One question was from one of the poems prescribed in the syllabus.
There were six short answer type questions out of which students had to attempt only four.
The section is rounded off with four long answer type questions. In case of long answer type questions, students had options to choose from.
According to the Board, it has so far conducted examinations in 104 subjects like Tourism, Web applications, Hindustani vocal , Painting, Marketing, Office Procedures and Practices along with English and Information Technology (for CBSE Class 10) held today.
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