CBSE Class 12 English Answer Key 2023: The CBSE Class 12 examinations are here, and the highly important English exam was conducted today, February 24, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Millions of students appeared in the exam, and all had different experiences. Some found it too difficult, others too easy. The official consensus, however, seems to be that the 2023 CBSE Class 12 English Core exam was moderately difficult but slightly lengthy. One popular after-exam tradition among students is discussing the question papers. It’s not a recommended practice, but handling guilty pleasures like discussing answers can be a challenging task. The CBSE often exam consists of conflicting, wrong or out-of-syllabus questions. Sometimes, there can be multiple ways to answer the same question. In such cases, the answer key comes to the rescue. The board doesn’t release the official CBSE Class 12 English exam 2023 answer key this soon. However, you can check the correct and unofficial answer key for the CBSE class 12 English paper 2023 set 3 here. It’ll help you gauge where you stand and get an early idea of your final class 12 English board exam score.
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CBSE Class 12 English Paper Answer Key 2023
CBSE hasn’t released the 2023 class 12 English question paper or answer key yet. However, you can check out the accurate question paper and CBSE Class 12 English paper answer key here. Read and download the CBSE Class 12 English exam answer key 2023 for both English Core and English Elective below.
The CBSE English core paper carried 80 marks and a duration of 3 hours. The exam was divided into the following three sections:
Section A: Reading (20 Marks)
Section B: Creative Writing (20 Marks)
Section C: Literature (40 Marks)
CBSE Class 12 English Core Exam 2023 Answer Key (Set-3)
Question 1: On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer the questions given below:
(i) Complete the sentence by choosing an appropriate option.
The author complained that his friends _____ .
- Consumed only Flora classics.
- Were not aware of different forms of coffee.
- Were severely addicted to drinking coffee.
- Considered Coco gold as premium coffee.
Answer: (b) Were not aware of different forms of coffee
(ii) Comment on the writer’s reference to the unique feature of coffee plant. (paragraph 2)
Answer: Coffee plant produces a chemical known as caffeine that acts as a natural pesticide.
(iii) List the reason why the author refers to humans as ‘great threat to coffee’ plants.
Answer: The chemical coffee secretes (caffeine) keeps pests away but overtime it started attracting humans more than repelling pests. Humans are known for over-exploitation of natural resources.
(iv) Select an option that conveys the same meaning as ‘energiser’ from words used in paragraph 3.
Answer: (d) stimulants
(v) Complete the given sentence with an appropriate inference with respect to the following:
Fats and carbohydrates turn into essential oils leading to _____ .
Answer: Fats and carbohydrates turn into essential oils leading to the characteristic taste and aroma of coffee beans.
(vi) Comment on the writer’s reference to the interesting phenomenon in paragraph 4.
Answer: The interesting phenomenon discussed in paragraph 4 is of changing the bland green seed of a coffee plant into a flavourful coffee bean.
(vii) Over extraction does not give a stronger coffee. Based on your understanding of paragraph 6, list one method to get stronger coffee.
Answer: It depends on the quantity of the coffee powder. For a lighter or stronger coffee less or more coffee powder is to be used.
(viii) The writer would not agree with the given statements based on paragraph five EXCEPT
- The burr grinder grinds coffee beans uniformly.
- Less surface area makes extraction easier.
- Grinding gives stronger aroma.
- Good coffee is a mix of smaller and bigger particles.
Answer: 1. The burr grinder grinds coffee beans uniformly.
(ix) Why is it fair to say that the right degree of extraction of coffee is important?
Answer: It is fair to say that the right degree of extraction of coffee is important because under extraction will not get all flavours of the coffee as the water runs too quickly on the other hand over extraction will make the coffee bitter.
(x) Select the most suitable title of the above passage.
- The Art of Coffee Making
- Benefits of Consuming Coffee
- Green Coffee - The perfect antioxidant
- The Coffee Addict
Answer: 1. The Art of Coffee Making
Question 2: On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer the questions given below:
(i) Does the following statement agree with the information given in paragraph 1?
The writer believes that very few teens indulge in reading as a pleasurable activity.
Select from the following:
True: if the statement agrees with the information.
False: if the statement contradicts the information.
Not given: if there is no information on this.
(ii) Select the option that displays the most likely reason for this research.
In order to find out …..
(a) reading choices of teenagers
(b) digital competency of teenagers.
(c) speed of reading text.
(d) the decline of time spent on traditional media.
Answer: (b) digital competency of teenagers.
(iii) Complete the statement based on the following statement:
Traditional media has been replaced by digital media, we can say this because ____.
Answer: because young people today are more dependent on digital media.
(iv) Do you think that the researchers of study added tenth and eighth graders to the survey deliberately? Support you answer with reference to the text.
Answer: Yes. Tenth and eighth graders have been deliberately included in the study to draw attention to the widespread digital media usage among teenagers.
(v) Complete the given sentence by selecting the most appropriate option:
The concluding sentence of the text makes a clear case for____ by listing it as a core competency for analysis and application.
(a) following social media
(b) reading long texts
(c) building focus and concentration
(d) developing constructive habits
Answer: c) building focus and concentration
(vi) Complete the given sentence by selecting the most appropriate option:
The digital activities that the twelfth-graders indulge in are ____.
(a) texting, gaming, television
(b) texting, gaming, social media
(c) newspaper, books, magazine
(d) television, books, gaming
Answer: (b) texting, gaming, social media
(vii) Complete the sentence appropriately with one/two words:
Teens today hardly read print media for ____.
(viii) Based on the reading of the text, state point to challenge the given statement:
“Time on digital media has displaced time once spent enjoying a book or watching T.V.”
Answer: To be updated
(ix) What does the author mean by ‘degrading the time’ in para 6?
(a) spending less time
(b) waste of time
(c) consuming more time
(d) saving time
Answer: (a) spending less time
(x) As per Fig. 1, the percentage of people above 50 yrs is ____ the percentage of teenagers using social media.
(a) greater than
(b) less than
(c) equal to
(d) negligible to
Answer: (b) less than
Section - C Literature
Question 7. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. (Choice 1)
(i) Keats defines beauty as
(d) short lived
Answer: (b) eternal
(ii) ‘will keep a bower quiet for us’ means all of the following EXCEPT
(a) create a peaceful shady place
(b) provide a shelter
(c) will decrease noise pollution
(d) nature’s canopy
Answer: (c) will decrease noise pollution
(iii) On the basis of the extract, choose the correct option with reference to the two statements given below:
- Beautiful things uplift the soul
- Beauty is everchanging
(a) 1 can be inferred from the extract but 2 cannot.
(b) 2 can be inferred from the extract but 1 cannot.
(c) Both 1 and 2 can be inferred from the extract.
(d) Both 1 and 2 cannot be inferred from the extract.
Answer: (a) 1 can be inferred from the extract but 2 cannot.
(iv) The things that cause unhappiness are:
- lack of noble nature
- old tunes
- dull days
- calm mind
- a flowery band
- strong relationships
Choose the most appropriate option:
(a) (1) and (2)
(b) (1) and (3)
(c) (4) and (5)
(d) (3) and (6)
Answer: (b) (1) and (3)
Question 8: Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow.
(i) The newspaper that covered the lead story about President Cleveland was
(a) The Pioneer
(b) The New York Time
(c) The World
(d) The Times
Answer: (c) The World
(ii) The narrator wanted to buy tickets to ____.
(iii) Which of the following in the extract most nearly means the opposite of 'stare'?
Answer: (c) ignore
(iv) Charley wanted two tickets because he wanted to go with
(d) the Psychiatrist
Answer: (c) Louisa
CBSE Class 12 English Elective Exam 2023 Answer Key
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