CBSE Class 12 English Board Exam 2023 Solved Question Paper


CBSE Class 12 English Board Exam 2023 Solved Question Paper: CBSE conducted class 12th English paper on 27 February 2023. CBSE 12th English Board Exam 2023 was conducted from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM. We have collected the original CBSE Class 12 English Question Paper (Core) and answers. Candidate can get an idea about the answers.

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General Instructions of English Class 12th paper


Read the following instructions very carefully and strictly follow them:

  • The question paper comprises three Sections – A, B and C.
    • Section A – 20 marks
    • Section B – 30 marks
    • Section C- 30 marks
  • There are 10 questions in the question paper. All questions are compulsory.
  • There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in one question in Section A, four questions in Section B and three questions in Section C. Make your choice correctly.
  • However, separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.

CBSE Class 12 English Board Exam 2023

The CBSE Class 12th Engish Board Paper is given below

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CBSE Class 12 English Board Exam 2023 Solutions

The answers of the Class 12th CBSE English is given below.

Section A – Reading

Passage 1

(a) The first green corridor in India was created in?

Ans : (ii) Chennai

(b) The organisation which is framing a proposal to airlift cadaver organs is?

Ans : (iii) National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation

(c) The onerous task that the author is talking about in PARA 1 is?

Ans : (iii) to carry the harvested organs in the shortest possible time.

(d) Most of the people do not go for a heart transplant is?

Ans : (iv) the cost is prohibitive

(e) Most states refer to organ transplants to big hospitals because?

Ans : (i) they do not have well-trained experts

(f) Heart retrieved from the body is alive for —

Ans : (iii) four hours

Answer the following questions?

(a) The traditional method of transporting organs by road is referred to as green corridor.

(b) To help those who are awaiting a life-saving transplant of an organ.

(c) The Chennai Traffic Police reached destination withing 11 minutes during peak hours of traffic and save the life of a 9-year-old girl. This was a noble task as they saved a precious life.

(d) Cadaver Organs have a short span of life and hence transplant should be done in a few golden hours only.

(e) The heart transplant costs about 15-20 lakh per operation and the post-operative treatment and medicines costs Rs. 30,000 per month.

Pick out the words from passage

(a) preserve

(b) accomplished

4. Based on your reading do note-making and use heading and subheadings with abbreviations?

Title – Pros and Cons of a Television

Note Making —


  • Good for those who check watch their watch
  • Television affects life in both ways.

Advantages of Television

  • Increases knowledge
  • shows diff. programmes based on study, medicine.
  • it benefits to native people for daily informal language practice
  • it increases vocabulary

Disadvantages of Television

  • children watch tv for more than 6 hours
  • It causes poor concern.
  • kids only pay attention during commer.
  • People start comparing their lives to tv actors and believe their life is boring
  • They become sad that they are not able to solve issues like actors in a short time.
  • They start believing that violence is okay.


  • vocab. – vocabulary
  • diff. – difference
  • concern. – concentration
  • comm. – commercial


The television affects one’s life in both good and bad ways, it is good for the one who keeps a check on what he watches. It, however, benefits because it increases knowledge by showing programmes based on study and medicine. it also helps people to do their daily informal practice of language and increases vocabulary. The disadvantages of watching of television in children is that they watch for more than 6 hours which causes poor concentration. Kids then only pay attention during commercials. It affects adults negatively because they start comparing their lives to actors and say that life is boring. Violence is not so strange for them and they become very sad because they cannot solve their issues as fast as actors.

Section B – Writing Skills

3a.Notice Writing

Good Will Public School, Delhi


Attention Book Fair

27 February 2023

This is to inform all the students that a book fair is being organised on the 07 February to 14 February 2023 at Pragati Maidan. If you too want to dive into the world of fictions and non-fictional stories, informative books and autobiographies, please meet me in person so that I can write your names and class by 4:00 pm today.



4 (b) Write a Letter to the editor highlighting the unfair practiceYou are Rahul/ Rashmi


Hind Colony, Delhi

27th February 2023

The Editor

The Nation

Subject: Banning overcrowding of 50-60 students in one section


I Rashmi, a social worker from Delhi would like to bring your attention towards the unfair practice of admitting somewhat 50-60 students in one class just for the sake of extra money by schools. Even the reputed schools are playing with the future of the students by this inappropriate teacher-student ratio.

Thus, I request you to throw some light on this topic so that we can save the academic standards from getting adversely affected.

Thank You

Yours sincerely


Section C – Literature

8. Answer any 5 questions in 30-40 words each.

(a) What was the contract between the sharecroppers of Champaran and their landlords?

Most of the arable land in the Champaran district was divided into large estates owned by Englishmen and worked by Indian tenants. The chief commercial crop was indigo. The landlords compelled all tenants to plant three twentieths or 15 per cent of their holdings with indigo and surrender the entire indigo harvest as rent. This was done by a long-term contract.

(b) What were the positive qualities of Subbu that the writer admired?

He could look cheerful at all times even after having had a hand in a flop film. He always had work for somebody — he could never do things on his own but his sense of loyalty made him identify himself with his principal completely and turn his entire creativity to his principal’s advantage. He was tailor-made for films. Here was a man who could be inspired when commanded.

(e) How has Mr Lamb kept himself open to everyone?

I don’t mind who comes into the garden. The gate’s always open, Mr Lamb says. He has kept himself open to everyone because he is lonely but positive and is interested in anybody. Anything. There’s nothing God made that doesn’t interest him.

(f) What distracted Bama the most on her way back to the school?

It would take Bama from half an hour to an hour to dawdle along, watching all the fun and games that were going on which included The performing monkey; the snake which the snake charmer kept in its box and displayed from time to time; the cyclist who had not got off his bike for three days, the rupee notes that were pinned on to his shirt to spur him on; the spinning wheels; the Maariyaata temple, the huge bell hanging there; the Pongal offerings the dried fish stall by the statue of Gandhi; the sweet stall, the stall selling fried snacks, and all the other shops next to each other. And then according to the season, there would be mango, cucumber, sugar-cane, sweet-potato, palm-shoots, gram, palm-syrup and palm-fruit, guavas and jack-fruit.

(g) How was Gondwana different from today’s world?

Things were quite different then: humans hadn’t arrived on the global scene, and the climate was much warmer, hosting a huge variety of flora and fauna. For 500 million years Gondwana thrived

9. Answer the following in 100-150 words?

(a) Life of bangle makers of Firozabad shows the grinding state of poverty and traditions that condemn thousands of people to live a life of misery?

His dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets that fill his town Firozabad, famous for its bangles. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles. It is the centre of India’s glass-blowing industry where families have spent generations working around furnaces, welding glass, making bangles for all the women in the land it seems. None of them know that it is illegal for children like him to work in the glass furnaces with high temperatures, in dingy cells without air and light.

10. (b) How did the Tiger king meet his end? What is the irony about it?

After the Maharaja left, the hunters went to take a closer look at the tiger. The tiger looked back at them rolling its eyes in bafflement. The men realised that the tiger was not dead; the bullet had missed it. It had fainted from the shock of the bullet whizzing past. One of the hunters aimed from a distance of one foot and shot the tiger. This time he killed it without missing his mark. Maharaja was out for purchasing a birthday gift for his son and finally, he spotted a wooden tiger in a toyshop and decided it was the perfect gift. On that day father and son played with that tiny little wooden tiger. It had been carved by an unskilled carpenter. Its surface was rough; tiny slivers of wood stood up like quills all over it. One of those slivers pierced the Maharaja’s right hand The next day, infection flared in the Maharaja’s right hand. In four days, it developed into a suppurating sore which spread all over the arm. In this manner, the hundredth tiger took its final revenge upon the Tiger King.


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