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 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 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 Board Exam 2020: Board Releases Important Instruction For Private Candidates

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in a circular, asked the Centre Superintendents to allow private candidates to appear in the respective examination, even if their CBSE admit card has not been signed by the Principal.

However, the Board said the admit card must carry signatures of parent and candidate on the space provided for the same. The Board said these directions have been given in order to avoid undue hardship to private candidates who are going to appear in Class 10 and Class 12 examinations.

The CBSE has started the Class 10 and Class 12 annual examinations this week and the examinations for main theory papers will be held from next week.

"In order to avoid undue hardship to private candidates who are going to appear in Class X & XII Examinations-2020, all the Centre Superintendents of the Examination Centres, are instructed to allow private candidates to appear in the respective examination(s), even if their admit card has not been signed by the Principal," Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of Examinations, said. 

"However, parent & candidate must have signed on Admit Card in the space provided for the same," he added.

In another update recently, the Board has made it clear that schools cannot detain students and stop them for appearing in board exams on the basis of pre-board exam marks. The statement was given by the Board through its Twitter account in response to tweets made by students.

Yesterday, the Delhi High Court dismissed a petition seeking rectification of errors in the CBSE Class 12 accountancy sample question papers and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner.

Over 18 lakh students have registered this year for Class 10 exams. The number for registered students in Class 12 surpasses 12 lakh.

The board exams have begun with skill-based subjects first.

The board offers 17 skill subjects to Class 10 students and 42 subjects to Class 12 students. The exam for skill-subjects will be over on February 20, after which the exam for language papers and electives will begin.


20 February, 2020, 2:59 pm

CBSE Class 12th Toppers' Answer Sheets 2019: Released

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the answer sheets of subject-wise toppers in the Board Exam 2019.

These toppers’ answer sheets are available on the board's official website by the name of 'Model Answer by Candidate, 2019'. We are providing here the direct links to download answer sheets of all subjects of CBSE Class 12th.

All the class 12th students who are going to write their board exam in coming days can view and analyse these answer sheets to understand the criteria followed by toppers in writing their exams.

This will definitely help you draw up the right plan to present your answers in the best way and score maximum marks in the exam.

Subject  Answer Sheets
Physics Click Here
Chemistry Click Here
Mathematics Click Here
Biology Click Here
Accountancy Click Here
Business Study Click Here
Economics Click Here
Geography Click Here
History Click Here
Political Science Click Here
English (Core) Click Here
English Elective Click Here
Hindi (Core) Click Here
Hindi (Elective) Click Here


20 February, 2020, 11:52 am

CBSE Board Exam 2020: Copy Checking Process & Expected Marks

Do students score exact expected marks in CBSE board exams? Or do they secure above or below that? These are few obvious questions that are asked by the examinees. It is a fact that, students of class 10 and class 12 often complain and question about marking scheme of CBSE board after the result has been declared.

In this article, we will go deep and get to know how CBSE class 12 answer sheets are evaluated. We will also know what points students must include while writing an answer for scoring maximum marks in CBSE board examinations. We will also know about all the important factors using which you can do an analysis of your score in CBSE board examinations.

You will also learn other useful tips to score maximum marks in CBSE class 12 board exams 2020. To begin with, first, let us understand CBSE paper checking process and pattern.

CBSE Evaluation Process of Answer Booklets

After the completion of CBSE class 12 board examinations, the board hires experienced teachers from various CBSE schools to evaluate answer booklets.
The board provided short documents to the teachers involved in the evaluation process. Besides important guidelines, these documents detail about the Marking Scheme.

This Marking Scheme has value points (or Key Answers) of the questions that have been asked in CBSE class 12 board examinations. A snapshot of CBSE class 12 is given below, for your reference (from CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Board Exam 2016)

In the above image, a part is taken from CBSE Class 12th Chemistry 2016 question paper and another part is taken from CBSE Class 12th Chemistry 2016 Marking Scheme (released by CBSE after board exams). Now, if the solution you had written in your answer booklet has all the value points (as provided in the marking scheme) then most likely you will get maximum marks or full marks. You will get a better understanding if you will carefully observe question number 6 and its solution.

Step Marking of Answers during CBSE Evaluation Process

Analysis of CBSE marking scheme shows that the board takes step marking very seriously. This can be easily understood with the help of latest sample paper for class 12 maths released by CBSE for 2017 maths exam.

In the image given above, a part is taken from Class 12 Maths Sample Paper 2017 issued by CBSE and another part in the same image is taken from the marking scheme of the same sample paper provided by CBSE.

If we carefully observe question number 6 and its answer (in marking scheme), we will find that there are three important steps which must be present in the complete answer. If any student has missed one of the steps (as given in marking scheme of question 6) then he or she will definitely lose marks. It doesn’t matter if his or her final answer is correct. Now, one may also ask what if the final answer is wrong and rests of the steps are correct? Well, in that case, you will get marks for all steps you have written (and of course, will lose few marks). Suppose the question is of 2 marks but you have written all the steps correctly but unfortunately the final answer is wrong then you may likely to get 1½ marks out of 2. 

Representation of Answers

More than 12 lakh students will appear for CBSE Class 12 board exam 2020 which means that more than 12 lakh copies will be evaluated in a very short span of time (about two months).

It is obvious to hint that the ratio of teachers is to copies is very-very less. Therefore proper representation of the answer will help you to score well!

Also, a teacher gets a specific amount of money for checking a copy by CBSE. Naturally, every teacher wants to make more amount of money per day by checking more number of copies. Now, if the teacher finds an answer with all correct value points (as per marking scheme), underlined points, correct labelled diagram then the teacher will definitely give maximum marks to that answer. If someone has written a huge paragraph for 300 words with no headings, sub-heading, underlined words etc., then chances are there that he or she may not get good marks.

More Number of Words doesn’t Mean More Marks

It is another misconception among CBSE students. Generally, students think that if a term is asked in the board exam then, we must write more and more about that term. So, students start writing everything what they know about the term. They think that writing maximum words will fetch them more marks which is not true. Students will only get marks if they have included important points in their answer. If question is about fundamental principle of AC generator and student will only get marks for writing the principle correctly. All other points of the answer are irrelevant and will not add up to marks.

To sum up

If you are going to write CBSE board exams 2020 then you must go through marking scheme provided by CBSE. An ideal answer is the one which has proper heading, sub headings, labelled diagram (if required) etc. One is likely to get expected (or calculated) marks only if he or she has taken all above mentioned factors in account while writing the answers. In case if you are not satisfied with your CBSE result 2020 then students can apply for marks verification process after result declaration.


18 February, 2020, 12:57 pm