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CBSE Class 12 Term 1 English Core Exam 2021 Analysis

December 04, 2021

CBSE Class 12 Term 1 Paper Analysis: The question paper carried 40 marks and needed to be attempted in 90 minutes. The question paper had three sections (Section A, B and C). There was no negative marking, each question contained 0.8 marks.


Section-A (Reading)

 18 questions of 0.8 mark each

 (only 14 questions to be answered) on Reading Skills.

Section-B (Writing)

 12 questions of 0.8 mark each

 (only 10 questions to be answered) on Writing & Grammar Skills.

Section-C (Literature)

 30 questions of 0.8 mark each

 (only 26 questions to be answered) on Competency/ Case-Based Questions


“The overall difficulty level of the questions was easy to moderate. The questions were based only on the topics mentioned in the term-1 CBSE Syllabus. Reading and literature sections were easy while a few questions in the writing section were a bit tricky. Most of the students were able to finish it in time. The question paper had a variety of multiple-choice questions.”

“The paper was a combination of assertion and reasoning, case-based, resource-based questions and data interpretation with choices. Students had to attempt 50 out of 60 questions, with no negative marking. A unique inclusion was writing skill topics like articles, notices and advertisements were also tested in the MCQ format. Apart from testing skills of retention and recapitulation, students were tested for logical reasoning, analytical thinking and compare and contrast which required higher-order thinking skills.”