3 Tips to Help You Score 95% in Your Class 12 CBSE English Board Exams

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Meenu Sethi
2 months ago

Boost your Class 12 English CBSE Board Exam scores with these 3 expert tips, that are guaranteed to help you score 95% in your exams 🚀

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A couple of years ago, I created and published a video titled “How to score 95% in English”, and it was chock full of helpful tips and tricks that would help you do exactly what the title was. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, click here to watch that video.

Now, the sweeping changes in the curriculum, the syllabus and almost everything else have prompted me to come up with a fresh set of tips and tricks for you to help you score 95% in the upcoming board exams with as little effort as possible. I sincerely hope this helps you in some way or the other, and if it does, do let me know in the comments down below.

Let’s get started with the “literature” section.

Tip #1: Be a Lawyer 🧑‍⚖️

Suppose the question facing us is “Would it be proper to call the Maharaja ‘penny wise, pound foolish’? Give reasons for your answer.”

At this point, I want you to imagine that you are a lawyer who must give two arguments to prove your point. So, let’s explain to the judge, or in our case, the teacher, what we understand from what has been given to us.

Explanation: Yes, as penny wise and pound-foolish means, careful and economical in small matters but careless in things the matter.

  • Reason – 1: A case in point is the attention he gave to his son. 

  • Reason – 2: Another reason is the way he wasted his money in placating the British officer rather than bittering his kingdom. 

This is how we build a case, and trust me, you’ll be sure to get full marks. 

The same logic will apply to a long question, too.

Imagine our question is:

‘Being human is the greatest virtue, and treating the enemy is not a sin.’ Discuss this statement in relation to the lesson ‘The Enemy’ in about 120-150 words. 

Being a lawyer, first, you rephrase what you have understood from the statement.

The author of the chapter ‘The Enemy’ has brought forth a noble idea when he tells us that humanity is above everything, even if the person in front of you is your enemy. 

Now, we need evidence from the chapter to prove it. 

  • Dr Sadao tends to his wounds.

  • Hana cleans him and even provides him with food.

  • He helps him in his escape by providing him a way out.

  • He performs a life-saving operation on him.

  • He is also empathetic enough to be concerned when he tells him about the stiffness in his muscles.

Now, we can frame our answers and are good to go 🚀

Tip #2: The Cues Are Your Greatest Strengths 💪

The next up is the writing skills section which is well stocked with cues. Even if you feel the topic is new then also you must make it a point to understand it. 

Suppose you are asked to write an article on how we can save and protect our planet, then we must use all the knowledge we have gathered over the years and weave it with the cues. 

It is very important to take significant actions to save our planet. Using the cues given below and your own ideas write an article in about 120-150 words for your school magazine on how we can save and protect our planet. You are Akshita of Graham Public School, Indore.

Your cues for this question are:

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Plant more trees –

  • Conserve water –

As for the first cue, think about what to reduce. Can it be wastage, cutting of trees? What all can be reused? What can be recycled?

The more questions you ask yourself, the more answers you get.

The next cue is “plant more trees”. That sounds like a good idea, but what does planting more trees get us? More oxygen, less greenhouse gases, less carbon emissions, and a balanced ecosystem.

And “conserve water.” Again, this is a great idea, but the important thing here is why. Why should we conserve water? Because there’s a shortage of potable water and water is greatly required for humans and all industries.

Always write the heading first; otherwise, you are likely to forget, and also check if a name has been given in the question. If yes, make sure you are using the same name.

Tip #3: He who Reads, Wins 💯

As far as section A is concerned, scoring full marks in it is the key to getting 95%.

Remember, the passage has been selected and given to more than ten lakh students, so it won’t be very tough, but you must read it carefully and understand it to the best of your ability.

  • For any MCQ questions, before selecting any answer, read all the options.

  • In fill-in-the-blanks, don’t just copy and paste, instead write your own interpretation.

If you have any questions or if you want me to provide tips about any one section in particular, let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading and best of luck!


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