CBSE Class 12 English exam 2024 ‘followed sample paper pattern’; section-wise analysis

CBSE Class 12 English paper analysis 2024: The difficulty level was average and students were able to finish the exam on time, as per teachers.

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Vagisha Kaushik | February 22, 2024 | 03:33 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 English paper, held today, followed the pattern of CBSE English sample paper and most of the questions were easy, as per the analysis provided by school teachers. CBSE conducted the English paper for Class 12 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The question paper was divided into three sections and carried a total of 80 questions.

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According to Lopamudra Majumder, Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) English, Vidyagyan Sitapur, the CBSE English 12th question paper was good. “Question paper followed the pattern already shared by CBSE with a mix of subjective and objective questions. The MCQ questions were good and children had to infer the answers which they did with intelligence. Long questions in literature interlinked the narratives and poems. The students were able to answer the questions well. Students who did a thorough reading of the NCERT books were able to answer the paper well,” she said.

For another teacher, Priyannka Yadav from KIIT World School, Gurugram, all three sections in the English paper had an average level of difficulty, and comprised a mix of textual and competency-based questions.

CBSE 12th section-wise analysis

Giving the section-wise analysis, she said, “Section A passages posed some challenging questions that may have required additional time. The second passage was relatively straightforward. Section B had four questions of creative writing which included notice writing, invitation/ reply writing, letter writing, and report/ article writing. The questions were clear and sufficient hints were given.”

About section C, the teacher said that it was inference-based. The RTC questions in the literature section followed the format outlined in the CBSE sample paper. Long questions in literature interlinked the narratives and poems.

“The paper followed the pattern of sample paper, most of the questions in the paper were easy. The question paper comprised a well-rounded blend of knowledge, analysis, and application-oriented questions. The majority of students managed to finish the paper well in time and even had time left for revision,” the PGT added.

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As per Vijaya Chauhan, HOD English, Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir, the exam was moderate. He also found that there were inference-based questions in the paper which needed a thorough study of the chapters and logical reasoning. “Overall the questions were from the prescribed syllabus and entirely based on the pattern of latest Sample Paper issued by CBSE,” he iterated.

Sharing section-wise difficulty level, the HOD said that section A was average, section B was simple and section C was ‘thought provoking’. “The exam was not too hard or too easy, it was moderately designed with questions to analyze the student’s competency in the language. Overall the paper covered different aspects of the English language,” Chauhan added.

Moreover, Malabika Chattopadhyay Mukherjee, Headmistress - Senior School, Manav Rachna International School, also agreed with other teachers about the fact that the exam matched the pattern of sample paper. As per the teacher, section A was scoring and student-friendly, section B had relevant questions while section C's literature had a balanced approach. "Overall students must have enjoyed writing each question to express their utmost understanding. In a nutshell all 3 sets seem scoring once the student is well aware of the syllabus," Mukherjee added.

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