CBSE Class 12 English – Core, Marking Scheme (All India): 2017

CBSE Class 12th English (Core) board exam 2017 was held on 9th March. With this article, students can download the complete CBSE Class 12th English (Core) 2017 board exam’s Question Paper and Marking Scheme (All India Region) in PDF format.

CBSE Class 12 English – Core Marking Scheme (All India): 2017
CBSE Class 12 English – Core Marking Scheme (All India): 2017

CBSE Marking Scheme for Class 12 English (Core) 2017 board exam (All India Region) is available here for download in PDF format. Class 12 English (Core) board exam was held on 9th March 2017.  This Marking Scheme was used by the examiners for the evaluation of CBSE Class 12 English (Core) 2017 board exam’s answer booklets.

This Marking Scheme is provided with key points. During the evaluation of the Class 12 English (Core) answer booklets, the answers with all key points (as given in marking scheme) were awarded maximum marks.

CBSE Class 12 English (Core) Marking Scheme also contains key answers (or values point) with mark wise break up. This gives a better idea about the division of marks inside a question. With this Marking Scheme, one can easily understand about the requirement of a perfect answer.

Students can download CBSE Class 12 English (Core) 2017 board exam Marking Scheme (All India) in PDF format from the download link given at the end of this article. CBSE Class 12 English (Core) 2017 board exam question paper (All India) is also available for reference.

CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus 2017 – 2018

Some content from the Marking Scheme is given below:

General Instructions

1. Evaluation is to be done as per instructions provided in the marking scheme only.

2. The marking scheme provides suggested value points and not the complete answers.

3. If a question has parts, marks must be awarded on the right hand side for each part. marks awarded to different parts of a question should then be totalled up, written and encircled in the left hand margin of the answer concerned.

4. If a question does not have any parts, marks for that question must be awarded in the left-hand margin of the answer.

5. Where marks are allotted separately for content and expression as per the marking scheme, they have to be reflected separately and then totalled up. this is mandatory.

6. A slash (/) in the marking scheme indicates alternative answer(s) to a question. if a student writes an answer which is not given in the marking scheme but which seems to be equally acceptable, marks must be awarded only in consultation with the head-examiner.

7. If a child has attempted an extra question, the answer deserving more marks should be retained and the other answer be scored out.

8. Q1 and Q2 under section a (reading) and q8 under section c (text books) have been designed to test students’ ability to comprehend the given passage. as such the examinees need not be unnecessarily penalised for their language errors.

9. Where questions have been designed to test the writing skills of students, the expression (grammatical accuracy, appropriate use of words, style, spelling, organization and presentation of relevant matter in a coherent and logical way) assumes as much importance as the content.

10. Identify major mistakes and shortcomings before awarding marks.

11. Wherever the word limit is given, no marks be deducted for exceeding it. however, due credit should be given for precise answers.

12. If a student, in response to a short-answer-type question, writes a single word / phrase answer which constitutes the core of the answer, it must be accepted and awarded marks.

13. If a student literally lifts a portion of the given passage / extract from the question paper as an answer to a question, no mark(s) to be deducted on this count as long as it is relevant and indicative of the desired understanding on the part of the student [reference questions under Q1, Q2 AND Q8].

14. A full scale of marks – 0 to 100 – is to be used while awarding marks. in case of an answer book deserving 90 marks and above, marks be awarded only in consultation with the head examiner.

15. As per orders of the hon’ble supreme court, a candidate would now be permitted to obtain photocopy of the answer book on request on payment of the prescribed fee. all examiners / head examiners are once again reminded that they must ensure that evaluation is carried out strictly as per value points for each answer as given in the marking scheme.


1. Answer scripts must be given to the evaluators for evaluation only after the given marking scheme has been thoroughly discussed with them collectively or individually. no exceptions, please.

2. The head examiner is required to go through the first five evaluated answer scripts of each examiner scrupulously to ensure that the evaluator concerned has evaluated the answer scripts as per the instructions provided in the marking scheme.

3. The head examiner is expected to examine the answer containing the value points that have not been provided in the marking scheme but the evaluator finds it equally correct for the purpose of awarding marks and gives his / her decision which will be binding on the evaluator.

4. It is the bounden duty of each and every head examiner to do random checking along with the answer books which deserve 90 marks and above, as reported by individual evaluators. the final decision in this regard, however, will rest with the head examiner only.





Snapshot from the PDF of the Marking Scheme

Download CBSE Class 12 English (Core) 2017 Board Exam Question Paper (All India) in PDF format

Download CBSE Class 12 English (Core) Marking Scheme (All India): 2017 in PDF format

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