CBSE Class 12 English Preparation Tips, Topics, Notes

CBSE Class 12 English Preparation Tips

CBSE Class 12 English

The course is intended to give students a high level of competence in English with an emphasis on the study of literary texts and will provide extensive exposure to a variety of rich texts of world literature as well as to Indian writings in English, including classics, and develop sensitivity to the creative and imaginative uses of English and give them a taste for reading with delight and discernment.

English Elective:

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Advanced Reading Skills (Unseen Passages Two) 20 marks
Effective Writing Skills 20 marks
Applied Grammar 15 marks
Literature 25 marks
Conversation Skills (Listening, Speaking) 10 marks
Reading Project 10 marks

English Core:



Advanced Reading Skills (Unseen Passages Two) 20 marks
Effective Writing Skills 25 marks
Applied Grammar 20 marks
Literature 35 marks


Though these are the marking trends, you should devote equal time to each section.

CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus & Marks Distribution

CBSE Sample Papers For Class 12 English

Study Tips - CBSE Class 12 English

  • Read as much as you can. Any piece of good literature should not escape your hands: Your textbooks, the newspaper, or anything else you can lay your hands on.
  • Read on varied topics; from philosophy to science to fiction. This will help you with the unseen passages and also enhance your vocabulary.
  • Communicate in English as much as possible.
  • Follow a good grammar book and know the basic rules.
  • Try and comprehend what the author is saying and deduce logical conclusions from the text.
  • For writing letters and applications, reports and speeches, know the formats.

How to score good marks in English Class 12?

  • During the exam, try to write your descriptive answers in points and give pictorial or graphical illustrations wherever possible.  It enhances visibility
  • Scan the paper before answering
  • For long answer type questions, before starting, frame a skeleton of the answer in the margin.
  • Be crisp and to the point in very short questions.

Recommended NCERT Reads

  • NCERT books (Vistas)
  • Any good piece of literature
  • Editorials of dailies
  • Wren and Martin high School grammar
  • CBSE sample papers



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