CBSE revises Class XII English (Core) Examination pattern

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made some changes in the English question paper pattern for Class XII students for the upcoming examination, as per the TOI report. The Board has affected few changes in the English (Core) examination pattern that will render the question paper different from those of previous years, noted the report. These changes were brought about based on the feedback the Board has received from vivid stakeholders and the final deliberations in the meetings of the Committee of Courses of CBSE and the subject experts, according to the report.

The following changes have been brought about in Section A Reading of the question paper for English Core, Class XII for the session 2018-19:

In the Area-Section a (Reading), the number of passages has been reduced to two, wherein the existing pattern, it was two passages of 1100-1200 words, and one passage of 400-500 words and the revised design for 2018-19 are one passage of 800-900 words and one reading of 800-900 words. Similarly, in the same section, the typology of questions (for all passages), the existing pattern are six MCQs of one mark each, 16 concise answer type questions including one on vocabulary for one score, one short answer type question (3 marks) and one long answer type question carrying five marks were there in place. In the revised pattern, the changes effected were five MCQs of one mark each, nine short answer type questions including, three questions on vocabulary for one score each, three short answer type question carrying two marks each and passage 2, two long answer type questions of five marks each. The total number of questions for Section A for all the passages, the existing pattern has 24 issues of 30 marks each and in the revised pattern, 19 questions of 30 marks and the total number of questions in the question paper, the existing pattern has 40 questions, and the revised one will have 35 questions.

The notification, dated September 25, 2018 signed by Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director (Academics) stated, consequent upon the feedback received from the various stakeholders and subsequent deliberation in the meetings of Committee of Courses of the Board and the subject experts, the following changes have been made in Section-A-Reading of the question paper for English Core, Class XII for the session 2018-19. The CBSE envisions a robust, vibrant and holistic school education that will engender excellence in every sphere of human endeavour.

The Board is committed to providing quality education to promote intellectual, social and cultural vivacity among its learners. It works towards evolving a learning process and environment, which empowers the future citizens to become global leaders in the emerging knowledge society. The Board advocates Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation with an emphasis on the holistic development of learners. The Board commits itself to provide a stress-free learning environment that will develop competent, confident and enterprising citizens who will promote harmony and peace.

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