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CBSE Class 12 English core exam analysis: Few questions in writing section ‘tricky’, say students

CBSE Class 12 Term 1 Paper Analysis: The question paper carried 40 marks and needed to be attempted in 90 minutes. The question paper had three sections (Section A, B and C). There was no negative marking, each question contained 0.8 marks.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 4, 2021 10:00:05 am
cbse admit card, cbse term 1 admit cardThe class 12 English core exam was conducted on December 3, from 11:30 am to 1 pm at various exam centres located across the country and abroad. File.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has successfully conducted CBSE Term-1 Class 12 Board Exam 2021-22 of English (Core) subject code- 301 on Friday, December 3, 2021. The exam was conducted from 11:30 am to 1 pm at various exam centres located across the country and abroad.

The question paper carried 40 marks and needed to be attempted in 90 minutes. The question paper had three sections (Section A, B and C). There was no negative marking, each question contained 0.8 marks and more details about these sections are given below.

Section-A (Reading) 18 questions of 0.8 mark each (only 14 questions to be answered) on Reading Skills.
Section-B (Writing) 12 questions of 0.8 mark each (only 10 questions to be answered) on Writing & Grammar Skills.
Section-C (Literature)  30 questions of 0.8 mark each (only 26 questions to be answered) on Competency/ Case-Based Questions

“The overall difficulty level of the questions was easy to moderate. The questions were based only on the topics mentioned in the term-1 CBSE Syllabus. Reading and literature sections were easy while a few questions in the writing section were a bit tricky. Most of the students were able to finish it in time. The question paper had a variety of multiple-choice questions. Literature section was based upon the NCERT textbook,” said Yogesh Chandra Pandey Senior Educator, Unison World School, Dehradun.

The term-1 question paper having 60 questions had to be solved in 90 minutes, with a 20 minute reading time. It had 3 sections allotted to Reading, Writing Skills and Literature.

“The paper was a combination of assertion and reasoning, case-based, resource-based questions and data interpretation with choices. Students had to attempt 50 out of 60 questions, with no negative marking. A unique inclusion was writing skill topics like articles, notices and advertisements were also tested in the MCQ format. Apart from testing skills of retention and recapitulation, students were tested for logical reasoning, analytical thinking and compare and contrast which required higher-order thinking skills,” said Sunila Athley, Principal, Amity International School, Sector-6, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad.

She added that the paper was challenging, which required the examinees to scrutinise the stem of each question carefully n order to select the appropriate option or reject the distractors.

Vijayalakshmi Dutta, English teacher, JAIN International Residential School (JIRS), Bengaluru, said that the question paper was tricky. “The questions tested the innate understanding of various concepts and characteristics of writing skills. The literature questions expected the students to have a broader view and knowledge of the topics and sub-topics,” Dutta said.

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