CBSE class 12 English Core exam pattern 2019 revised by board, check details here

Published on: Oct 5, 2018 10:35 IST
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CBSE Exam 2019: Board revises paper pattern for Class 12th English (Core)

CBSE Board Exam 2019: The candidates who will appear for the CBSE Class 12 exams in 2019 will get a different English question paper. The CBSE board has introduced some changes in the English (Core) exam pattern on the basis of feedback received from the various stakeholders and subsequent deliberation in the meetings of Committee of Courses of the Board and subject experts. The board mentioned in the circular that “Consequent upon the feedback received from the various stakeholders and subsequent deliberation in the meetings of Committee of Courses of the Board and the subject experts the following changes have been made in Section-A-Reading of the Question Paper for English core, Class-XII for the session 2018-19.”

Check below the changes made in the question English (Core) paper:

S.No. Area- Section A
(Reading)
Existing Revised (2018-19)
1 No. of Passages has
been reduced to two.
1. Two Passages of 1100-1200
words
2. One Passage of 400-500
words
  1. One passage of 800-900
    words
  2. One passage of 800-900
    words
2 Typology of Questions
(for all the passages)
  1. 6-MCQs (1 mark each)
  2. 16 Very short answer type
    questions including 1 on
    vocabulary for 1 mark
  3. 1 short answer type question
    (3 marks)
  4. 1 Long answer type question
    (5 marks)

Passage 1

  1. 5-MCQs (1 mark each)
  2. 9-Very short answer type
    questions including 3 Qs on
    vocabulary for 1 mark each
  3. 3-Short answer type question
    (2 marks each)

Passage 2

  1. 2 Long answer type
    questions (5 marks each)
3 Total no of Questions
for Section A (for all
the passages)
24 questions of 30 marks  19 questions of 30 marks
4 Total no of Questions
in Question Paper
40 35

The new paper will have only two passages in Section A (Reading), instead of three passages earlier. The typology of questions have also been changed, the students have to attend 5 MCQs, 9 very short answer type questions, and 3 short answer type questions from passage one and 2 long answer type questions from passage two.

In Section A, a total number of questions have been reduced from 24 to 19, and in total, it was reduced from 40 to 35. The board has also made available the revised marking scheme, and sample question paper. The student can check through the official website, cbse.nic.in.

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