The next step in the educational process is the 12th-grade board exam. In comparison to class 10, the challenge level of class 12th is higher. The results of the class 12th board exams are usually announced in May or June, depending on the board. In addition to board preparations, students prepare for competitive tests in their particular electives. Engineering students, for example, study for yearly engineering entrance examinations (such as JEE), medical students study for NEET in order to become future doctors, and commerce students study for CPT or CS. Students in class XII will face the dual demands of the board and competitive exams.
The truth is that the significance of tests, children’s talent, and their destiny is a lengthy and intricate topic. As a result, the results of the 12th examination are significant. Admission to the college is determined by a student’s board results. Any institution wants brilliant students, but they also want students who can follow instructions. As a result, they take risks by hiring students who have ‘excellent marks.
Class 12 Syllabus for English is divided into four parts,
- Reading Comprehension 20 Marks
- Literature 20 Marks
- Writing Section: 16 Marks
- Literature Section: 24 Marks
These four sections of English core are further subdivided: –
1. Reading Comprehension
To measure understanding, interpretation, and inference, multiple-choice questions based on one unseen passage are used. In addition, vocabulary and meaning inference will be assessed. It could be a factual, descriptive, or literary passage. To be completed, ten out of eleven questions must be attempted. (10×1=10 Points)
Multiple-choice questions based on a single unseen case-based factual passage with verbal/visual inputs such as statistical data, charts, newspaper reports, and so on. To be completed, ten out of eleven questions must be attempted. (10×1=10 Points)
Both sections will have a cumulative word limit of 700-750 words.
Multiple-choice questions are taken, to test comprehension and appreciation. Questions are based on two prose samples from the works Flamingo and Vistas. Students must answer questions based on the extract by referring to the lines. Any two of the three extracts may be attempted. (8×1=8)
Multiple-choice questions are taken, to measure understanding, analysis, and inference based on a poem excerpt from the book Flamingo. Students must answer questions based on the extract by referring to the lines. Any one of the two extracts may be attempted (4×1=4)
Multiple-choice questions are framed, based on the books Flamingo and Vistas to measure understanding, analysis, reasoning, and interpretation. Eight of the 10 questions must be attempted. (8×1=8)
3. Writing Section
Up to 50 words for a notice/advertisement/poster in a short writing exercise. Out of the given two questions, one must be answered. (3 Points)
Formal/Informal Invitation and Reply (maximum of 50 words) is a short writing form. Out of the given two questions, one must be answered. (3 Points)
Letters should be replied to in about 120-150 words based on verbal/visual information. A job application letter, for example, is a sort of letter. Letters to the editor (for making inquiries, registering complaints, requesting, and providing information, placing orders, and receiving responses), and Business or official letters (for making inquiries, registering complaints, requesting, and providing information, placing orders, and receiving replies). Out of the given two questions, one must be answered. (5 Marks)
Article/discussion/speech/report Writing, descriptive and analytical in nature, must be replied to in 120-150 words, depending on verbal inputs. Out of the given two questions, one must be answered. (5 Marks)
4. Literature Section
Five short answer questions, out of six, from the book Flamingo’s prose and poetry, to be answered in 30-40 words. Critical thinking should elicit inferential responses to questions. (5×2=10)
Two out of three short answer questions from Prose (Vistas) must be answered in 30-40 words. Critical thinking should elicit inferential responses to questions. (2×2=4)
To measure global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the text, one long response type question from Prose/poetry (Flamingo) must be addressed in 120-150 words. Using instances, events, and themes as reference points, ask questions to generate evaluative and analytical responses. Any one of the two questions can be attempted. (1×5=5)
One extended response question based on chapters from the book Vistas should be answered in 120-150 words to assess overall understanding and extrapolation beyond the text. Using instances, events, and themes as reference points, ask questions to generate evaluative and analytical responses. Any one of the two questions can be done. (1×5=5)
The best tips to study for English in class 12
- For the class 12 English exam, students must write a variety of essays, official and casual letters, notifications, reports, and advertisements. Refine the forms as much as possible while keeping the time limit in mind. Practice writing letters and essays on alternate days 15 days (2 weeks) before the exam. Remember to keep the word restriction in mind throughout practice sessions.
- If students employ their critical thinking abilities appropriately, which are required for passing the literary component of the class 12 English exam, they will have a lifelong advantage. While reading prose or poetry, try to build a parallel text. Students should address their concerns with their peers and lecturers in order to gain new insights and viewpoints.
- Examine past year’s question papers. Complete each paper at home in a three-hour time limit at regular intervals. This activity will help a student not only manage his time but also discover his areas of weakness. To develop, concentrate on these areas and practice them on a regular basis.
- During the 15-minute question reading session, students should choose the questions they want to answer. Choose which ones they want to tackle first. Start with the easy ones to acquire confidence.
- Each question should be given adequate time based on its value.
- Students should double-check that they are appropriately counting their responses. Also, keep the correct order in mind as you attempt answers from each area. Rather than changing the order, they should leave a blank area for a question they want to answer later.
- Keep your handwriting neat and prevent overwriting.
- Keep a comfortable spacing between two responses.
- Use a black ink pen to write the headlines, subheads, and emphasize the key points.
The international language of communication is English. If one wants to be successful in the global workforce, he must learn everything there is to know. That is why English is such an important part of the school curriculum and a necessary subject on all standardized tests. It is critical that students study it thoroughly and diligently.