The CBSE exams for the academic year 2021-22 are going to be different from the other academic years. The syllabus and the exam pattern are the primary reasons contributing to this change. In this article, we will learn the preparation tips for the class XII board exams.
Before we get started with a preparation plan for any subject, one needs to be aware of the exam pattern. It provides students with a better approach for planning their study timetable.
Let us have a look at the English exam pattern for CBSE Class XII Board Exams 2022.
|Literature and Long Reading Text
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Now that we know the exam pattern, let us move on to the preparation part.
Many people often overlook languages when preparing for exams. This is something you should refrain from doing. Languages are equally important to the other subjects and contribute to your overall score and grade. So, let us not make the mistake of treating languages inferior to other subjects in the curriculum.
1. Allot at least one hour in your daily timetable for English.
What most of the students do with languages, especially English, is take the subject for granted. Eventually, they will end up scoring fewer marks than they should. If you want to have a good percentage in your final exams, never neglect English. It is advisable to spend at least one hour of your daily timetable practicing English. Remember, you must utilize this one hour wisely in reading. Doing so will not only help you cover all chapters of the subject but will also improve your reading skills. Furthermore, it will enhance your vocabulary and improve your writing skills also.
2. Solve the previous years’ question papers and sample papers.
To get familiar with the difficulty levels in the question paper, try solving CBSE 12th Previous years’ question papers. You will know which section holds more weightage, and you can concentrate on them, accordingly. It is one of the best ways to increase your marks in the exam.
3. Use the right books for preparation.
When preparing for the English exam, make sure you use the right books that help you cover the entire syllabus. Refer to the best books like NCERT textbooks to fortify the concepts of the subjects.
Below are some of the reference books for English that you can follow:
- Language Skills book – Published by CBSE for Class XII English Elective
- Literature Reader – Published by CBSE for Class XII English Elective
Similarly, even for English Grammar, you can refer to the following books:
- Wren and Martin High School grammar
- A Practical Guide to English Grammar (Paperback) by K. P. Thakur
- Silas Marner Class-12 1st Edition (Paperback) by K. S. Paul
4. Master the art of creatively answering the questions.
The next thing one must do when attempting the exam is to answer all the questions in the literature section in a creative way. When you come to this section, try answering the questions from your perspective. However, make sure that you do not miss the essence and context of the content. It will help you score well in the exam. Here is some advice. Try reading a few novels and other literature pieces apart from your syllabus. It will help you in enhancing your vocabulary and writing skills.
5. Effectively manage your time.
Effective time management is crucial for any exam, especially for English. Students must remember that the CBCE English exam paper is very lengthy, and one must use the time wisely. Here is what you can do. Before you get started with your exam, spend the first 15 minutes reading the question paper thoroughly. Spend the first 10 minutes for the Reading Section of the question paper, by reading it. Try to understand the passages here and what you ought to answer. You can utilize the next 5 minutes to go through the questions given in the literature section. Remember, effectively managing your time for this exam will prevent you from the last-minute hassle.
I hope this article gave you complete information about the exam pattern and how you should prepare a study schedule. Remember that no subject is less important and you need to score good marks in every subject to excel in the board exams. You can follow the tips and tricks mentioned in this write-up to enhance your CBSE Class XII Board preparation for English subject.
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