As we know that UP Board class 10th and class 12th exams are being conducted from February 6, 2018. UP Board Class 12th English first paper have been conducted on February 19, 2018 from 7:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Paper code for this paper is 322(BT) which is mainly for the class 12th Humanities, commerce and trade stream students.
Key features of the Paper:
Students were provided with a total of 3 hours 15 minutes for the exam out of which 15 minutes were for reading instructions and cross-checking the question paper before writing answers.
- There were a total of 12 question in the test paper and total marks were 50
- The questions were of multiple choices, very short answers type, short answers type and long answers type
- There was only one question for essay writing i.e. Question no. 12.
- Marks were mentioned in front of the each question.
Example questions from UP Board class 12th English First paper:
Few questions from the paper are as follows:
Ques: When life became unbearable, it kicked wildly at its prison walls. That did less injury to the wall than to the horse's hoofs. But after constant kicks, bits of plaster began to fall off. It made Man angry. "This is what I call ingratitude," he said. "I feed it, I have engaged servants to look after it: but the wretched animal does not see my kindness."
i) How do you know that the horse was very angry?
ii) What injured the horse's hoofs?
iii) What arrangements had the Man made for the horse?
iv) How did Man react to the horse's behaviour?
Ques: Answer one of the following questions in not more than 150 words:
a) Discuss the 'trial scene' in The Merchant of Venice'.
b) Draw a character sketch of Portia.
Ques: Answer one of the following questions in not more than 30 words:
a) Why did Antonio borrow money from Shylock?
b) What reasons did Shylock give for hating Antonio?
Marks allotted in the paper:
Ques1: The question was based on reading and comprehension and students were required to read the passage and answer the following asked questions from the passage only. Four marks were allotted for this question.
Ques2: In this question as well students were required to read a passage and answer the relevant asked questions. There were two options for this question for a total of 4 marks and students were required to write an answer for only one option.
Ques3: In question no 3, student were provided three options and they have to write answers for any 2. There was word limit of 30 words for each question and the marks allotted for the question were 4.
Ques4: This question was allotted 5 marks and was divided into two parts. Students were required to write answer in 150 words only.
Ques5: The marks allotted for this question were 3 and students were required to fill the blanks after choosing correct answer from the options provided with the question.
Ques6: This was a 5 marks question and students were required to write answer in 150 words.
Ques7: This was a two parts question and students had to write answers in 30 words.
Ques8: This too was a five marks question and the word limit for the answer was 150.
Ques9: The question carried 2 marks and word limit for the answers was 30 words.
Ques10: This question was allotted a total of 8 marks. It had 3 options and students were required to write answer for only 2 questions.
Ques11: In question no 11 was based on poems and students were provided 3 options. They could select one poem to answer. They were required answer in their own language and 4 marks were allotted for this question.
Ques12: The last question of UP Board class 12th English paper I was based on essay and the marks allotted for this question were 4 marks. The question was divided in to 2 parts i.e. 12 (a) and 12 (b). For 12 (a), three options were provided and for 12 (b) students were required to answer with a title and examples.
READING COMPREHENSION: The first two unseen passages had some tricky questions which required through reading. The vocabulary questions were quite easy.
WRITING SKILLS: The letter writing was straight to the point and sufficient inputs made the writing task easy
LITERATURE: Question ask in literature portion was of moderate level.