CBSE Class 12 English (Core) Question Paper 2017: Delhi

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Created On: Aug 11, 2017 14:00 IST

CBSE Class 12 English (Core) Question Paper 2017: Delhi

CBSE Class 12 English (Core) 2017 board exam question paper (Delhi region) is available here. Students can download the complete question paper with the help of download link given at the end of this article. This paper was held on was held on 9th March. Students preparing for CBSE Class 12 board exams 2018 can take help from this paper.

In CBSE Class 12 English Core 2017 paper, there are three sections: A, B and C. Weightage of Section - A (or Reading) is 30 Marks, weightage of Section - B (or Writing skills) is 30 Marks and weightage of Section – C (or Literature) is 40 Marks.

Some randomly selected question from the complete question paper are given below


Answer any four of the following questions in 30 – 40 words each:

(a) Why did Franz not want to go to school that day?

(b) What was Sophie’s ambition in life ? How did she hope to achieve that?

(c) What kind of pain does Kamala Das feel in ‘My Mother at Sixty-six’?

(d) How can ‘mighty dead’ be things of beauty?

(e) Why was the Maharaja once in danger of losing his kingdom?

(f) What was the basic plot of each story told by Jack?

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Answer the following question in 120 – 150 words : 6

Garbage to them is gold. How do ragpickers of Seemapuri survive ?


The peddler thinks that the whole world is a rattrap. This view of life is true only of himself and of no one else in the story. Comment.


Answer the following question in 120-150 words:

Untouchability is not only a crime, it is inhuman too. Why and how did Bama decide to fight against it?


Good human values are far above any other value system. How did Dr. Sadao succeed as a doctor as well as a patriot?

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Answer the following question in 120-150 words:

Describe Marvel as an opportunist.


George Eliot has portrayed Godfrey as a morally weak character. Comment.


Answer the following question in 120-150 words:

How does Dr. Cuss’s encounter with Griffin end in a disaster?


What kind of life did Silas lead at Lantern Yard?


Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

The most alarming of man’s assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with lethal materials. This pollution is for the most part irrevocable; the chain of evil it initiates is for the most part irreversible. In this contamination of the environment, chemicals are the sinister partners of radiation in changing the very nature of the world; radiation released through nuclear explosions into the air, comes to the earth in rain, lodges into the soil, enters the grass or corn, or wheat grown there and reaches the bones of a human being, there to remain until his death. Similarly, chemicals sprayed on crops lie long in soil, entering living organisms, passing from one to another in a chain of poisoning and death.

Or they pass by underground streams until they emerge and combine into new forms that kill vegetation, sicken cattle, and harm those who drink from once pure wells.

It took hundreds of millions of years to produce the life that now inhabits the earth and reached a stage of adjustment and balance with its surroundings. The environment contained elements that were hostile as well as supporting. Even within the light of the sun, there were short wave radiations with power to injure. Given time, life has adjusted and a balance reached. For time is the essential ingredient, but in the modern world there is no time.

The rapidity of change and the speed with which new situations are created follow the heedless pace of man rather than the deliberate pace of nature. Radiation is no longer the bombardment of cosmic rays; it is now the unnatural creation of man’s tampering with the atom. The chemicals to which life is asked to make adjustments are no longer merely calcium and silica and copper and all the rest of the minerals washed out of the rocks and carried in the rivers to the sea; they are the synthetic creations of man’s inventive mind, brewed in his laboratories, and having no counterparts in nature.

(a) On the basis of your understanding of the above passage make notes on it using headings and sub-headings. Use recognizable abbreviations (wherever necessary-minimum four) and a format you consider suitable. Also supply a title to it.

(b) Write a summary of the passage in about 80 words.

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