CBSE Class 12 English Core Sample Paper 2022-23: Download Sample Question Paper and Marking Scheme PDF

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CBSE Class 12 English Core Sample Paper 2022-23
CBSE Class 12 English Core Sample Paper 2022-23

CBSE Class 12 English Core Sample Question Paper 2022-23: Candidates who are in Class 12 CBSE board, should now start their exam prep as the  Sample Papers for CBSE Class 12 2022-23 are out. In this article, we have provided the sample question paper for CBSE Class 12 English Core and its marking scheme. 

The curriculum of English Core is designed in a way to equip students for higher education in colleges and universities and also for entry in the professional domain. It is considered one of the easiest language subjects for students who have acquired a reasonable degree of proficiency in English. 

Find below the general instructions given in the sample question paper for CBSE Class 12 English Core 2022-23 followed by the questions.




Maximum Marks: 80 

Time Allowed: 3 hours 

General Instructions: 

  1. 15-minute prior reading time allotted for Q-paper reading. 
  2. The Question Paper contains THREE sections- READING, WRITING and LITERATURE. 
  3. Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part. Write the correct question number in your answer sheet to indicate the option/s being attempted.


Read the passage given below.

Ghost nets aren’t supernatural, but they are legitimately scary. A ghost net is a fishing net that’s been lost or abandoned in the ocean. They are one particularly appalling part of the global ghost fishing problem, which includes fishing gear abandoned in the water. Any net or line left in the ocean can pose a threat to marine life. Just because a net is no longer used by fishers doesn’t mean it stops working. These nets continue to trap everything in their path, presenting a major problem for the health of our oceans and marine life.

Ghost nets entangle sea turtles, dolphins and porpoises, birds, sharks, seals and more, apart from catching fish. The nets keep animals from moving freely, cause injuries and keep mammals and birds from rising to the surface for air. Since hundreds of animals can be caught in a single net, this threat is monumental. The ghost nets harm coral reefs too—breaking corals, exposing them to disease and even blocking the reefs from needed sunlight.

Ghost nets are also a major contributor to the ocean plastics’ crisis. Most modern nets are made of nylon or other plastic compounds that can last for centuries. According to a 2018 study in Scientific Reports, ghost nets make up at least 46 percent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Those abandoned fishing lines and nets that do breakdown never go away; they just become smaller pieces of plastic. Marine animals mistake this microplastic for food and eat it, which can harm internal organs, keep them from eating and expose them to toxic chemicals.

Exorcising ghost nets from our oceans will require commitment, cooperation and innovation. Many groups are working to remove ghost nets from the sea and are collaborating with local fishers and governments around the world to identify target areas and remove as many nets as possible. In 2015, a single World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)-led mission in the Baltic Sea hauled up 268 tons of nets, ropes and other material.

To stop these nets from becoming ghosts in the first place, conservation organisations advocate for fishing gear that can be traced to its owner so anyone dumping nets can be fined and refundable deposits on nets to encourage returning or recycling rather than littering. Tools like sonar reflectors that can make ghost nets easier to find and working with small-scale fisheries to develop more sustainable fishing gear and practices are other suggestions. It is only by attacking this problem from all sides, together with conservation partners, fishers and supporters, can we banish ghost nets and protect our oceans.

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer the questions given below.

i. Complete the sentence by choosing an appropriate option.

Ghost nets have been named so because they ___________.

A. cause much harm to the marine life.

B. are functional though not in use by fishers.

C. are not owned by anyone.

D. act as a snare for all animals in oceans.

ii. Comment on the writer’s reference to the ghost nets in paragraph one, as a health problem for the oceans.

iii. List the two ways being entangled in a ghost net is likely to impact a walrus.

(Clue: Think about the type of animal a walrus is)

iv. Select the option that conveys the opposite of ‘negligible’, from words used in paragraph two.

A. unimpressive

B. monumental

C. exposing

D. threat

v. The writer would agree with the given statements based on paragraph three,EXCEPT:

A. Most ghost nets take a few years to completely disintegrate.

B. Ghost nets contribute to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

C. Most ghost nets provide nutrition to marine animals, upon disintegration.

D. Ghost nets can curtail freedom of marine animals.

vi. Some records share that fishing nets used to be made of common rope using natural fibres, prior to the 1960s. Based on your understanding of paragraph three, list one major advantage that these had over the fishing nets being used in present times.

vii. Why is it fair to say that commitment and innovation have to go hand-in-hand to rid the oceans of ghost nets?

viii. Complete the given sentence with an appropriate inference, with respect to the following:

The writer quotes the example of the WWF-led mission in the Baltic Sea (Paragraph 4), in order to........................................................................................................................

ix. How can the solutions, suggested in paragraph five, best be described?

A. practical

B. presentable

C. popular

D. prejudiced

x. Select the most suitable title for the above passage.

A. The Scary Side of Ghost Nets

B. Ghost Nets – A Result of Human Dominance

C. Ghost Nets – A Menace to Marine Life

D. Ways to Tackle the Problem of Ghost Nets

CBSE Class 12 English Core Sample Paper 2022-23 in pdf format.

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Marking scheme of the CBSE Class 12 English Core Sample Paper 2022-23.

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Students should read all questions very carefully to avoid mistakes that could have been easily avoided. Re-read your answers to make sure that they are all aptly written and correct any punctuation or spelling errors. 

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Best of luck to all the candidates.


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