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CBSE 12th English Core Board Paper 2019: Download Pdf

The English core examination of CBSE class 12 was held on March 2, 2019 by Central board of secondary education. The timing set up by the board for the exam was 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The English paper marked the beginning of the board exams for the main subjects in CBSE class 12. The CBSE board exams 2019 was being held at 4,974 examination centres across the country.

Most of the students found the English core question paper easy but lengthy. They shared their feedback saying that the questions asked in the question paper were easy but it was not so easy to attend all the question within the designated time.

Examination Pattern of the Paper (CBSE 12th English Core):

UnitTopics / ChapterMarks
1Comprehension (Short Answer(4), Very short (1))9
2Vocabulary testing (Very short answer) 1 Question3
3Study Skills (Comprehending & Note Making) 1 Question5
4Summarising Skills (1 Question)3
5Providing factual details, organization, fluency and coherence (Short Writing Skill) 1 Question5
6Presenting factual details, format, fluency and coherence (Factual Reporting) 1 Question10
7Formatting, organization, coherence, fluency (LongWriting Task) 1 Question10
8Organisation, coherence, fluency (Article LWS) 1 Question10
English Core -XII (Text Books)
9Poetry appreciation Interpretation Interpretation (Short answer(1), Very short answer (2)) 3 Questions4
10Comprehension Interpretation Understanding Interpretation (Short Answer) 4 question * 28
11Comprehension Interpretation Understanding Understanding and interpretation (Short answer) 5 question * 210
12Content organization Fluency, Coherence, Understanding (long answers)10
13Content organization, fluency, coherence, understanding (Long Answers)7
14Understanding Interpretation Understanding (Short Answer) 4 question * 28

CBSE Class 12 English (Core) paper carried a total of 100 marks, was divided into three sections: Section A, B & Section C.

Section A: (Reading Section): 30 Marks

Section B: (Writing Skills): 30 Marks

Section C: (Literature: Textbook and Long Reading Text): 40 Marks

All sections were compulsory and students needed to attempt all the sections. There was no overall choice in the question paper however internal choices were present in some questions. Besides general instructions, separate instructions were provided in some sections and questions.

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