CBSE 12th Board Exam 2020 English: Analysis, Review, Question Paper

CBSE Class 12 exams have begun and class 12 English exam was conducted on February 27, 2020. The exam started at 10.30 AM and continued till 1.30 PM. The paper was conducted for a 3 hours duration and consisted of a total of 80 questions.

A complete analysis & reviews of the complete CBSE Class 12 English (Core) paper 2020 are available here. As per the initial reports, the difficulty level of CBSE Class 12 English Paper 2020 was average.Many students told us that they easily attempted the complete paper within the stipulated time. However, some students pointed out that the paper was a bit lengthy. 

Download CBSE 12th English Question Paper PDF - Click Here

CBSE Class 12 English Board Exam 2020: Paper Pattern

Question paper of CBSE Class 12 English (Core) Board Exam 2020 carried a total of 80 marks and was divided into three sections: Section A, B & Section C.

Section A: (Reading Section): 20 Marks

Section B: (Writing Skills): 30 Marks

Section C: (Literature: Textbook): 30 Marks

Besides general instructions, Separate instructions were given with each section and question, wherever necessary. For complete details you can download PDF of CBSE Class 12 English Board Exam 2020 question paper.

CBSE Class 12 English board Exam 2020: Main points from the feedback of the students

- Many students pointed out that today's English paper was a bit lengthy

- The difficulty level of the question paper: Average

- The question paper was similar to the latest Sample Paper (published by CBSE)

- All the questions in the CBSE 12th English paper 2020 were asked from the new CBSE 12th English syllabus

- Most of the students are expecting 60 marks to 70 marks.


28 February, 2020, 1:12 pm

CBSE 10th Board Exam 2020 : English : Analysis, Review, Question Paper

Check expert analysis and student feedback for Class 10 English Paper 2020 conducted on February 26.

The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE conducted the Class 10 English exam on February 26, 2020. Exam for both papers - English Communicative and English Language & Literature was organised from 10:30 to 01:30 pm. We are providing here all the latest updates regarding the CBSE Class 10 English Exam. Expert analysis along with the students' reaction on the difficulty level of the English paper is also provided here. 

We are also providing here the original question paper of English Language and Literature Exam 2020. Click on the following link to download the question paper in PDF:

Check English Questions Paper 2020 : Click Here

Pattern for CBSE Class 10 English Paper 2020

English paper was completely set on the pattern followed in the CBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 2020. CBSE Class 10 English question paper was of total 80 marks. There were 11 questions in the paper. All these questions were divided into three sections, viz., A, B and C.

  • Section A – Based on reading – 20 marks
  • Sections B – Based on writing and grammar – 30 marks
  • Section C – Based on literature – 30 marks

Comparing with previous years, CBSE Class 10 English Paper 2020 had more number of objective type questions. This was an added advantage as it is easier to attempt the objective type questions than answering the subjective type questions.

Students' Feedback on CBSE Class 10 English Paper 2020

Our team contacted the class 10 students who were coming out of a CBSE exam center after taking their English exam. They talked to the students on the type of the questions asked in the paper and its overall difficulty level. Students called it as an easy paper. However, few students found the long answer questions in section C to be a little difficult. Overall reaction of students is as follows:

  • Difficulty level of CBSE Class 10 English Paper 2020: Paper was easy with everything from within the CBSE Class 10 English syllabus.
  • Pattern of Paper: Pattern of CBSE Class 10 English paper was same as of the latest CBSE Class 10 English sample paper.
  • Questions from previous years’ question papers: Few questions in the paper were similar to that asked in previous years with slight modifications.
  • Expected marks in CBSE Class 10 English Paper 2020: 65-70 marks (out of 80 marks) are easily scorable.

So, all in all, with the easy English paper, CBSE Class 10 students had a good start in their board exams for the major subjects.

Important Note: CBSE class 10th and class 12th papers scheduled on February 26, 2020 were postponed in the violence affected North East part of Delhi. Board took this decision on the request of the Directorate of Education and the government of Delhi and to avoid inconvenience to students, staff and parents.


27 February, 2020, 12:00 pm

CBSE 12th Board Exam 2020 English: Important Content for Exam

CBSE Class 12th English board exam is scheduled for February 27, 2020. To pace up your last minute revision process check this list of important content for exam which are important from the examination perspective.

In this article we have covered all the chapters from the Vista Book prescribed by CBSE for English Core Syllabus, Important Questions & Answers for English - Flamingo (All Poems),Formats for Report Writing, Note Making & Tips and Format for Debate & Speech Writing with Examples or Templates.

Check Important Conten(Pdf) given below the table:

1. Important Questions & Answers for English (Vista) - All Chapters Click Here
2. Important Questions & Answers for English - Flamingo (All Poems) Click Here
3. Formats for Report Writing, Note Making & Tips Click Here
4. Format for Debate & Speech Writing with Examples or Templates Click Here


26 February, 2020, 1:53 pm

CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2020: Best Exam Writing Tips

The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE will conduct the Class 10 English Exam tomorrow, February 26, 2020. The exam will be conducted between 10:30 am and 01:30 pm. However, students will get the question paper on 10:15 am and will be allowed to read all the questions properly before they start writing the exam. For their first important paper in the CBSE Board Exam 2020, class 10 students must have a plan to write all the answers accurately. A good performance in this paper is really important to raise your confidence level for the other exams falling afterwards.

We are presenting here the best tips suggested by experts to write the English exam appropriately and score high marks:

There will be three sections in the CBSE Class 10 English paper

(i) Section A - Reading section of 20 marks

(ii) Section B - Writing & Grammar section of 30 marks

(iii) Section C - Literature section of 30 marks

Without having a plan, it’s not possible to complete your English paper in time. So, it’s better that you have a proper plan to stay organised and attempt all questions accurately. You can take help of the following tips for writing all three sections of the CBSE Class 10 English paper appropriately:

1. Attempt all questions in sequential order

In the English paper, it’s better to attempt all the sections in following order:

Section A: Start with this Reading based section. This can be the most time consuming section as it includes questions based on two unseen passages which requires a careful reading.

Section B: This section demands you to present your thoughts and ideas accurately in a meaningful manner. Therefore, this is also a time consuming section

Section C: This section may seem to be easier to you than other two sections as you would be more or less familiar with the questions/contents given in this section. So, it’s better to attempt this section in last.

2. Adopt a separate technique for each section

To write accurate answers for questions given in different sections of the English paper, you must have a proper technique curated for each section. For this, you may take help of the following tips:

Tips to attempt Section A:

  • First read the questions and then keeping them in mind read the passage carefully.
  • Try to attempt the questions in your own words
  • Keep your answers short, crisp and to the point.
  • Recall your vocabulary in to answer the antonym and synonym type questions in context with the passage.

Tips to attempt Section B:

  • Remember the correct formats for letter and article writing.
  • Content and expression of your ideas must be presented with grammatical accuracy and compete relevancy.
  • Narrate the story carefully on the given outlines including the logical sequence of events, well defined characters and an apt conclusion.
  • For the objective type questions based on sentence development and grammatical skills, read the words and phrases carefully and understanding the meaning.

Tips to attempt Section C:

  • Remember the names of chapters with their authors and theme.
  • Your answers must reflect your understanding of the text and should be based on your inference and interpretation.
  • Use of appropriate words with good expression and relevance is very important.
  • Each question should be answered according to the prescribed word limit.
  • Recheck your answers for grammatical accuracy and correct spellings.

3. Keep an eye on time

It’s important to devote appropriate time to each section so that you may complete your paper in time. You can write your paper according to the following time plan:


No. of Questions


Section A: Reading


50 minutes

Section B: Writing & Grammar


60 minutes

Section C: Literature


50 minutes




Remaining 20 minutes should be kept to recheck all the answers in last to avoid any mistakes or add some additional points wherever required.

All the exam writing tips stated above can be useful only if you remain mentally alert along with being completely prepared with the course curriculum. So, revise all the chapters, notes, formats carefully before the exam to show an extra ordinary performance on the exam day.


25 February, 2020, 12:00 pm

CBSE 12th Board Exam 2020: Physical Education Exam Paper Analysis

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has conducted the Class 12 Physical Education Board Exam 2020 today. Check paper analysis, review & students’ feedback about the question paper. 

CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Paper 2020 was conducted today (24 February) by CBSE (between 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM). About 6,7,000+ students appeared for the Physical Education paper today. Check CBSE 12th Physical Education Paper analysis, review & updates.

Download Physical Education Question Paper - Click Here

Students who took this exam today told us that the difficulty level of today’s question paper was quite easy. Nothing was asked from out of the syllabus and students easily attempted the question paper within the stipulated time. 

Exam Pattern of CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Paper 2020: 

The paper pattern of the CBSE 12th Physical Education Board Exam 2020 question paper was similar to the latest CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Sample Paper 2020 (issued by CBE). More detail about the types of questions is given below

- Question number 1 to 20 (1 mark each, word limit - multiple choice questions)

- Question number 21 to 30 (3 marks each, word limit - 80 to 100 words)

- Question number 31 to 34 (5 marks each, word limit - 150 to 200 words)

Students needed to attempt a total of 34 questions in 3 hours. There was no overall choice in the question paper however internal choices were present in some questions.

Review & Feedback from students about CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Paper 2020:

- Difficulty level of the CBSE 12th Physical Education question paper: Average

- All the questions in the paper were based on the latest CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Syllabus 2020

- Some questions were repeated from previous years’ papers of 12th Physical Education (with slight modifications)

- The range of expected marks (average): 55 Marks to 65 Marks (out of 70).


24 February, 2020, 4:36 pm

CBSE 10th Board Exam 2020: Important Tips to Finish Maths Paper on Time

Know here some important tips and tricks to follow while writing the CBSE Class 10 Maths Paper in Board Exam 2020 to help you finish the paper well on time. The time management tips mentioned here will help you write a perfect exam to fetch full marks.

Students often face problem in completing the Maths paper on time due to the long and tricky calculations performed while solving the Maths questions. Students generally panic while solving questions in exam due to which they are unable to finish the paper before time. Just because they run out of time, they have to leave a few questions unwillingly and quite often it has been observed that the questions they leave are those which they could do very easily. Such situation becomes very disappointing.

In this article, we have summed up some important tips on how to attempt Maths paper correctly and finish it before time nonetheless the overwhelming pressure of the board exam.

1. Know the examination pattern and question paper design
In order to write the Maths exam smoothly, the most important thing is to understand the examination pattern/ question paper design which will make you familiarised with the structure of question paper you will get in the board exam. Moreover, you will also get to know the different formats in which questions will be asked along with their mark wise breakup. If you will be having an idea about the pattern of questions then you won’t find it difficult to understand the exam structure on the final day and save some of your crucial time.

2. Prepare a strategy for the exam before you take it

After understanding the examination pattern, next job is to deeply analyse the exam pattern and prepare a strategy for the final exam. Check the number of questions, their types and marks breakup to be followed in the CBSE board question paper.

Following table states the questions’ structure for CBSE Board Mathematics Exam 2020:


Number of Questions

Marks per question


20 (1-20)



6 (21-26)



8 (27-34)



6 (35-40)


Thus, you will have to solve a total of 40 questions in 3 hours, i,e., 180 minutes. So, you should make a proper time division so that you are able to attempt all questions well on time.

A moderate time division can be done as below:


Number of questions


A (1 mark questions)


30 minutes

B (2 marks questions)


25 minutes

C (3 marks questions)


50 minutes

D (4 marks questions)


60 minutes



165 minutes

Following the above time division plan, you will still have 15-20 minutes which can be utilised in revising the whole paper, checking the complex calculations and attempting the left questions. Remember one thing, there is no negative marking in board exams, so students must try to attempt all questions. 

3. Use the first 15 minutes effectively

The best thing that CBSE offers its students is the 15 minutes reading time before they start writing their exam. These, 15 minutes can be of great help to prepare a strategy for writing the exam appropriately. You must read all 40 questions properly and mark them into categories viz easy, manageable and tough. This is done to have an overall idea about the questions and make a rough plan to attempt all of them smoothly and correctly.

4. Don't worry about the tough/complex problems

While going through the paper, when you find some questions that seem to be tough or complex to you, you need not to worry about it as this anxiety will only harm your performance. So, you just start with the easier problems. As you will move further solving each question and obtaining correct answer, you will gain confidence for the complex problems as well. This way, when you will actually work on them, you will find most of them to be much easier than they seemed earlier to you.

5. Understand the worth of each question

Now when you are going to attempt the paper, you must have an idea that how much each question is worth and estimate the time you should spend working on each one, so that you don’t waste much time on a question which won’t fetch you enough marks otherwise you will lose some important marks for other questions which might be left unsolved due to the time lack.

6. Maintain speed and accuracy hand in hand

Maintain accuracy while you are solving quickly. Make sure you don't get confused between two different topics. Try to implement quicker methods in calculations to save your precious time. Be careful with the signs and terms used in a problem, otherwise it will take a lot of time to solve a problem leading to an incorrect answer.Be even more careful while copying a question from the question paper.

7. Keep a close watch on the time

Keeping an eye on your watch will help you keep a track of the time and know how many questions are still left. Moreover, it will help you check that you are strictly adhering to the time allocation scheme you had decided in the beginning. However, a minor variation in the time allotted to each section or question, is not at all a reason to worry. 

Along with preparing hard for an exam it’s very important to make a strategy to write that exam in a proper way and in time as well so that your hard work gets reflected in your answer sheet. So, study hard and prepare smart, you will definitely succeed.

All the Very Best!


22 February, 2020, 12:46 pm