CBSE 12th Board Exam 2020 English Question Paper and Solutions

English core question paper and key 2020 cbse 12th

CBSE class 12 exams are likely to be conducted between July 15 and August 26. In the recent developments, most of the states favored the decision to conduct 12th examinations, so the final call on the Class 12 exam dates is likely to be taken on June 1. Now its the time to review previous year question papers and answer keys.

You can get the question paper and answer key of CBSE Class XII English (Core) examination held in March 2020 can be viewed and downloaded here

Subject: English Core
Code: 1/1/1

Question Paper

You can download the question paper of the examination in PDF format from CBSE STD 12 English Question Paper 2020

Answer Key/ Solutions.

The complete answer key/ solutions are given below
1.1(a) (ii) Chennai

1.1(b) (iii) National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation

1.1(c) (iii) to carry the harvested organs in the shortest possible time.

1.1(e) (i) they do not have well trained experts

1.1(f) (iii) four hours

1.2 (a) Green corridor is the traditional method of transporting organs by road.

1.2 (b) It is necessary to help people          who are awaiting a lifesaving transplant of an organ.

1.2 (c) In September 2008, the Chennai Traffic Police reached destination within 11 minutes during peak hours of traffic to save the life of a 9-year-old girl.

1.2(d) Golden hours refers to the valuable time as Cadaver Organs have a short span of life and transplant should be done within those few hours to save another life.

1.2(e) In private hospitals, the heart transplantation costs about 15-20 lakh per operation and the post-operative treatment and medicines costs Rs. 30,000 per month.

1.3(a) preserve

1.3(b) accomplished

2.(a) Title – Advantages and Disadvantages of Television

Note Making:

  • Television affects a person’s life in many ways.

Advantages of Television

  • It increases knowledge of the outside world
  • It helps us understand many fields of study.
  • It benefits to native people for daily informal language practice
  • It increases vocabulary and practises listening.

Disadvantages of Television

  • Children watch TV for more than 6 hours on an average and therefore the efficiency of time is limited.
  • It causes poor concentration.
  • Children also start believing that violence is okay as they watch such shows often.
  • People become dissatisfied about their own lives as they start comparing their lives to tv actors and believe their life is boring.


  • comm. – commercial
  • Lang – language
  • vocab. – vocabulary
  • diff. – difference

2(b) Summary

  • The television can affect a person’s life in both good and bad ways. It is good for people who keeps a check on what he watches. It benefits because it increases knowledge of the outside world and can understand various fields of study. It also increases vocabulary and benefits native people for daily informal language practice. But the fact is the disadvantages are more. Majority of the children watch TV for more than 6 hours which leads poor concentration and It affects adults negatively as they start comparing their lives to actors and say that their life is boring. Children also start believing that violence is okay as they watch such shows often.


Goodwill Public School, Delhi


Attention: Book Fair
5th February 2020

This is to inform all the students that a book fair is being organised on the 7th February to 14th February, 2020 at Pragati Maidan. The students can find all sort of books like comic, adventurous, fictions and non-fictional stories, informative books and autobiographies. All the students are invited to come and visit the book fair. Interested students can provide your names by 11.00 AM tomorrow so that passes can be issued accordingly.



Hind Colony, Delhi
7th January 2020

The Editor
The Nation

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


I Rahul, a social worker from Delhi would like to bring your attention towards the unfair practice of admitting around 50-60 students by reputed schools in one section just to make extra money. I request you to throw some light on this inappropriate teacher-student ratio so that strict action is taken against such schools.

Thank You

Yours sincerely


Most of the arable land in the Champaran district was 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 long-term contract.

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

He had the ability to look jovial at all times even after having had a hand in a flop film. He could never do things on his own but his sense of loyalty made him identify himself. He was tailor-made for films. He was a man who could be inspired when commanded thus turning his entire creativity to his principal’s advantage.

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

He has kept himself open to everyone because he is lonely but positive and is interested in anybody and everything. “I don’t mind who comes into the garden. The gate’s always open” was something Mr. Lamb always quoted.

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

It would take Bama an hour on her way back to school as she would be watching all the fun and games that were going on which included The performing monkey; 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 sweet stall, the stall selling fried snacks, and all the other shops next to each other and the Maariyaata temple,the huge bell hanging there; the pongal offerings the dried fish stall by the statue of Gandhi.

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

Gondwana was different from today’s world completely. They existed about 550 million years ago. The planet was much warmer then. Humans hadn’t arrived on the global scene, there was no Antarctic ice sheet and Dinosaurs still roamed the earth.

9(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?

 Firozabad is the heart of India’s glass-blowing industry where families have spent generations making bangles to beautify married women. The harsh reality of these families is that they cannot have two square meals a day in spite of the back breaking hard work that they put in. They work in terrible conditions and many lose their eyesight early. To top it all, they live in unhygienic conditions where there is a lack of basic amenities too. They are devoid of all enthusiasm and do not dare to dream of anything better. The fear of the police and lack of leadership among themselves have confined them to a vicious circle of poverty, indifference and greed. Thus, while they bring happiness to everyone’s life, their own life continued in perpetual poverty.

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

he Maharaja of Pratibandapuram was most commonly known as the Tiger King. The chief horoscopist predicted that his death would be caused by a tiger particularly the Hundredth Tiger. He became the Maharaja of Pratibandapuram at the age of twenty. He was so aware of the prediction that he began hunting the Tigers not only of his own kingdom but also from his relative’s empires. Within a time, span of 10 years, he hunted seventy tigers. Moreover, he wanted to marry a girl from the empire which has a large population of tigers. However, he was only able to kill the Ninety-nine Tigers. And once an astrologer predicted the death of the king came in the face of a tiger and “particularly by the hundredth tiger” that was made of wood. One day 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.

The irony about this fate was that despite killing all the tigers in his kingdom, the monarch did eventually become the victim of the hundredth tiger. And the prediction of the astrologer came to be true.


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