CBSE 12th English (Elective) Sample Paper 2020 (with Answers & Marking Scheme) is available here for download in PDF format. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently released Sample Papers for all subjects of CBSE 10th & 12th besides English Elective subject. These Sample Papers are based on the latest examination pattern & are very important for the preparation of upcoming CBSE Board Exams 2020.
Content from CBSE Class 12 English (Elective) Sample Question Paper 2020
Time allowed: 3 Hrs. & Maximum Marks: 80
1. This paper is divided into four sections: A, B, C and D. All sections are compulsory.
2. Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow them.
3. Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.
For questions of section A, download PDF of the Sample Paper from the links given at the end of this article.
(Creative Writing Skills and Applied Grammar – 30 Marks)
Q. 3 Attempt any two of the following three questions in 120-150 words each.
a. Describe an influential person and explain why you feel this person is a positive role model.
b. Water is the force behind agriculture, industries, trade and commerce. Lately, India has been facing a severe scarcity of this vital resource. Write an article for your school magazine on the need for water conservation. You are Rajiv/Ragini.
c. Technology appears to create a global network, bringing people together. But, it also replaces real life communication, thus bringing social isolation. Write your views on the impact of technology on human connections for an e-journal. You are Sourabh/Surabhi.
Q. 4 Attempt any one of the following two questions in 150-180 words.
a. It is seen that public property is often defaced and damaged. The infrastructure (public transport, subways, roads, gardens) provided by the government helps the nation develop and it’s the responsibility of each citizen to ensure that it remains unharmed. Write a speech voicing your concerns over the need to have a sense of ownership and national pride. You are Rati/Rahul.
b. You are Malini/Manoj. Write an article to be published in a leading daily urging all parents to give their time and moral support to their children, especially the adolescents who face multiple pressures in this crucial phase of their lives. Many of your friends are getting expensive gifts from their parents, but not their attention and time.
5. Transform the following sentences as per the given instructions.
a. I am reading a book at the moment. It is very interesting. (combine the sentences using the beginning given) The book ___________________
b. The fire alarm has been sounded by him. (transform to active voice)
c. “What do you mean by these words?”, asked the teacher angrily. (transform to indirect speech)
d. Though he was powerful, he was lonely. (rewrite as a compound sentence)
e. The teacher insists that the students write neatly. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘writing’)
f. Open the window. (rewrite using the beginning given) Would _________
g. The soldiers who were victorious were honoured by the President. (rewrite as a simple sentence)
h. She was so tired that she could not finish the task. (rewrite the sentence using ‘too’)
Section – C
Literature (20 Marks)
6. Answer any one of the following two questions in 50-60 words.
a. What do the swans in the poem, ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ symbolize?
b. What type of relationship does Eveline have with Frank?
7. Answer any two of the following three questions in 60-80 words each.
a. Comment on the use of the shadows for the idea that the poet wants to convey in the poem – (A Lecture Upon the Shadow)
b. How can the poem Kubla Khan by Coleridge be read as an illustration of the power of imagination?
c. Why did the author think that Frau Frieda’s dreams were a stratagem for surviving? Did he believe in her prophetic ability? (I Sell My Dreams)
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