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As Class XII Board exams kick started from March 5 and English being the first subject, Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP, Educational Content, Toppr.com, gives a post-paper analysis for the students. He says: “The paper was easier than last year and the difficulty level of the paper was medium. All the questions were asked from the syllabus. Some questions were repeated from previous years’ papers. Six marker questions had a choice but were slightly confusing for few students.
“Eight marker and the ten markers were little time consuming; overall, the English paper was a good one in which students can have a good score. According to students, the paper was easy but lengthy. Students were quite satisfied with the way the paper was set as it covered almost the entire syllabus. One can easily score 70 to 80 marks.”
English paper consisted of three sections namely A — Reading (20 marks), B— Writing and Grammer (40 marks) & C— Literature (40 marks) which contained questions totalling to 100 marks that had to be answered within three hours of duration.
The English paper consisted of 13 questions, the break-up of the sub-questions is given below:
- One marker: 22 in Reading Comprehension and 4 in Literature
- Three marker: Four in Literature
- Four marker: One in writing section (Advertisement or Invitation)
- Six marker: Four in Literature and One in writing section (Letter Writing)
- Eight marker: One in Reading Section (Note Making)
- Ten marker: Two in Writing Section (Speech or Article Writing & Debate or Report Writing)
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