English is the international language of communication. If one desires a solid position in the global workforce, one must learn it thoroughly. As a result, English plays such an important role in our schools' curricula, and it is a required subject in all board exams. 

One of the most noteworthy topics in Class 12th in English. The course is designed to provide students with a high level of English proficiency with an emphasis on the study of literary texts, as well as extensive exposure to a variety of rich world literature texts as well as Indian writings in English, including classics, and to develop understanding to the creative and imaginative uses of English, as well as a taste for reading with delight and discernment. Students frequently overlook English, but it will turn out to be the highest-scoring subject if prepared strategically.

So, here are some suggestions on how to get an 80 per cent in English in 12th grade:

1. Choose the Right Books

For exam preparation, students must use the appropriate books. Students should consult the following resources when studying for the exam: NCERT 12th Class English Books. They should also stick to the same textbooks throughout the year. In language papers, studying from the same group of texts aids comprehension.

2. Studying selectively is never a smart idea

Give each chapter or poem the attention it deserves. Even if a chapter is challenging for you, do not skip it without at least reading it twice or three times. Do not get so focused on your guidebooks that you forget about your textbooks and class notes. Give each of the three study materials equal weight. Make sure you revise every day so you do not forget what you learned the day before or the week before.

3. Fully read your comprehension Paragraph

Read the questions before reading the comprehension paragraph in your CBSE Class 12 English paper since this will help you identify the areas of the passage that contain the answers when reading. This is a time-saving strategy, as time is of the essence in an exam.

4. Understand the letter-writing and summary-writing formats

To ensure that you can write these formats precisely in exams, practise writing them over and over. While drafting your letter, make a powerful first impression with your introduction and conclusion. To improve your grammar and enhance your vocabulary, make it a practice to read the newspaper every day. It will help you construct grammatically accurate sentences.

5. Make a list of character sketches and main themes

Prepare notes on character sketches of important characters as well as central topics for the prose or poetry component of your CBSE Class 12 English paper. Also, while using quotes may help you get good grades, do not quote if you are doubtful, as an improper quote will immediately draw the examiner's attention.

6. Solve sample question papers

To better understand the format of the question paper and the marks assigned to each part, try to solve sample question papers from the past five years.

7. Highlight key aspects in your answers

Remember to highlight crucial aspects in the answer in the prose and poetry sections of the paper. Make sure you do not misspell anything. A correct answer that is riddled with misspellings detracts from its overall quality.

8. Keep track of time

Choose how much time to dedicate to each section of your CBSE Class 12 English paper in advance, and then time yourself while tackling sample question papers accordingly. Some students may not complete their papers because they have run out of time. Spending too much time crafting long replies to questions with low marks is a waste of time. Instead, use that time to write solutions to questions with higher stakes.

9. Make smart choices in optional questions

The question papers are separated into three sections, so choose deliberately which questions you will attempt under each area from the options provided.

10. be methodical with sections

In your CBSE Class 12 English paper, always attempt questions in the correct serial order under each section. Messy response scripts irritate examiners. If you're not certain about an answer, leave that space blank and try to write the solution later. Every answer should have the correct serial number. Making a blunder when counting your answers can be disastrous.

11. Pay attention to the questions

Many students are in such a rush to start writing their papers that they are oblivious to the question's requirements. Read all of the questions carefully to ensure that you understand what they require, and then write down your responses. When the answer is required to be particularly specific, many students opt to provide general descriptions. Students will not receive full marks as a result of this.

12. Revise before submitting your answer script

Because the paper will take three hours to complete, set aside two hours and 45 minutes for writing and the remaining 15 minutes for revision.

Section-Wise Tips for Efficiency

A: Reading Section 

• Read all questions before you read the passage; you will save a lot of time this way.

• Ten days before the exam, practice one or two reading comprehension exercises every day.

• Review the prior year's questions on taking notes and writing summaries.

B: Grammar & Writing Section 

· At least three times before the exam, review the formats.

• Keep track of starts and endings.

• Do not forget about the word limit.

• Break the topic (essay writing, articles, debates, and speeches) down into five paragraphs. 

C: Literature Section

• Read over all of the chapters at least once. (Do not skip any chapters) 

• Start with the longer answers.

• In the novel section, concentrate on the plot, topic, and character sketches.


Please pay extra attention to your English exam preparation. Keep these pointers in mind as you write your responses, and remember to be calm. Maintaining your composure will help clarify your thought process and enable you to come up with great responses.