CBSE 2016 Class 12 English- Question Paper Download and Analysis

Previous Year Class 12 English CBSE question paper, 2016- Complete Analysis

CBSE 2016 Class 12 English paper and solution download- In this article, we are going to analyse CBSE 2016 Class 12 English paper. The question is also available for download in pdf format.

CBSE Class 12 English board exam was on March 1, 2016 and it was the first paper which was conducted. Over 10 lakh students from all over the country appeared for the same and there was a general sense of nervousness and excitement. The question paper was easy but lengthy.

CBSE 2016 Class 12 English Paper – Download Pdf

CBSE 2016 Class 12 English Exam- Complete Analysis

This is a complete analysis of English paper of class 12 under the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE). In the below data the difficulty parts of the paper, the pattern of the paper and the topics have been discussed. Hence go through the below information and help yourself with the necessary information.

CBSE Class 12 English paper 2016 – Difficulty Analysis

The general sense at the end of the CBSE English Paper was that of satisfaction among the students. Many termed the paper as the easiest compared to the previous years, which was extensively used by students as reference point during the exam preparation.

Some students did complaint about the paper being relatively lengthy, but that is an accepted fact for language papers in CBSE exams, over the years. The majority of students faced difficulty in managing their time for the writing section that comprised of notice writing, advertisement writing, error correction and letter writing sections. The test in the writing section was relatively easy, but it consumed a lot of time and required good time-management skills.

Students and teachers reiterated that the CBSE English paper covered almost the entire syllabus and was not biased towards any one topic or section. Students, who were able to manage their time well for all the three sections were confident of scoring close to 90% marks in English Paper.

CBSE Class 12 English paper 2016 – Pattern

  • Section A: Reading (20 marks)
  • Section B: Writing and Grammar (40 marks)
  • Section C: Literature (40 marks)

CBSE Class 12 English paper 2016 – Topic

SectionUnit/Area of LearningMarks
AReading Comprehension30
BWriting Skills30
CLiterature & Long Reading Text40
(i) Flamingo + Value Based
(ii) Supplementary Reader – Vistas


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