Chapter wise CBSE Class 12 English NCERT Solutions 2023 Download

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CBSE Class 12 English NCERT Solutions are now available at VidyaSetu Learnings, the top-notch online portal for Class 10th, 11th, and 12th Students. This blog is curated to provide complete details on the subject of English with Important Questions and solutions. Class 12 English consists of 2 NCERT Books- Flamingo & Vistas. In this blog, you will find Short Answer Type Questions and Long Answer Type Questions with Solutions from both books. 

This blog is crafted by following the Reduced CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus 2020-21. Students must read the complete syllabus carefully while studying  English Course. It is also advised to solve CBSE Class 12 English Sample Papers 2021 in the last 2 months before the final examinations. 

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Let’s get started with the complete CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus and Class 12 English NCERT Solutions Pdf Download. 

Chapter-Wise Syllabus of CBSE Class 12 English

Students will find the Chapter-Wise Syllabus for both the Class 12 English NCERT Books– Flamingo & Vistas. Check out if you were studying the right chapters and Class 12th English NCERT Solutions 2021. English curriculum is divided into theory exam and project work, Students can also find class 12 English project work at Vidya Setu Learning 

Class 12 English NCERT Solutions FLAMINGO – PROSE

Chapter 1: The Last Lesson (Alphonse Daudet)

Chapter 2: Lost Spring (Anees Jung)

Chapter 3: Deep Water (William Douglas)

Chapter 4: The Rattrap (Selma Lagerlof)Chapter 5: Indigo (Louis Fisher)

Chapter 6: Going Places (A R Barton)

Class 12 English NCERT Solutions FLAMINGO – POETRY

Chapter 1: My Mother at Sixty Six (Kamala Das)

Chapter 2: An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum (Stephen Spender)

Chapter 3: Keeping Quit (Pablo Neruda)

Chapter 4: A Thing of Beauty (John Keats)

Chapter 5: Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers (Adrienne Rich)

Class 12 English NCERT Solutions VISTAS

Chapter 1: The Third Level (Jack Finney)

Chapter 2. The Tiger King (Kalki)

Chapter 3. Journey to the end of the Earth (Tishani Doshi)

Chapter 4. The Enemy Pearl (S. Buck)

Chapter 5. Should Wizard hit Mommy (John Updike)

Chapter 6. On the face of It (Susan Hill)

Chapter 7. Evans Tries an O-level (Colin Dexter)

Chapter 8. Memories of Childhood (Zitkala-Sa & Bama)

Class 12 English NCERT Solutions FLAMINGO – PROSE


Q1. Why was Franz reluctant to go to school? Ans. His French teacher said that he would ask questions on participles. He had not prepared and learned the rules about participles. 

Q2. Why had M Hamel put on his fine Sunday Clothes?Ans. After the order from Berlin had come, only German would be taught in schools and not French M. Hamel knew that it was his last French lesson. It was the honor of the last lesson that he had put on his fine Sunday clothes which he put on inspection and Prize Distribution Day. 

Q3. What is the irony in the name “Saheb-e-Alam”? Ans. ‘Saheb-e-Alam’ means the ‘Lord of the Universe’ but Saheb was oblivious of what it meant. Contrary to what his name represented, he roamed the streets with his friends, an army of barefooted boys scrounging in the garbage heaps to make both ends meet. 

Q4. Why have the ragpickers settled in Seemapuri? Ans. Several families like Saheb have been the victims of nature’s fury. They left Dhaka after storms swept away their fields and houses and settled in seemapuri. 

Q5. How did the peddler earn his livelihood? What kind of life did he live? Ans. The peddler earned his livelihood by selling small rat traps of wire, which he used to make himself from the material got by begging in the stores or at big farms. But this was not so profitable, so he had to beg or even steal. He roamed about like a vagabond all alone. He lived a sad and monotonous life with no one to welcome him. 

Q6. How did the crofter treat the peddler and why? Ans. The crofter was a lonely man without a wife or child. He craved and desired human company to share his loneliness. He welcomed the peddler and offered him porridge, supper, and even tobacco. He played cards with him. He even showed him his earnings and let him know where it was kept. 

Q7. What were the future plans, Sophie? Ans. Sophie lives in a world of dreams. She aspired to have a boutique after leaving school. She told her friend Janie that in order to save money, she would work as a manager. She also toyed with the idea of working as an actress. 

Q8. How did Sophie react when Geoff told her father that she had met Daney Casey? Ans. Sophie had shared her secret of meeting Daney Casey with her brother Geoff. When Geoff told his father about this, Sophie wriggled because of the possible contempt of his father. She was afraid that her father would never believe it.

Long Answer Type Questions

Q1. Our language is a part of our culture and we are proud of it. Describe how regretful M. Hamel and the village elders are for having neglected their native language. Ans. Value Points 

  • According to the latest order from Berlin, only German was to be taught in the schools to Alsace & Lorraine
  • This affected everyone badly as everyone was repenting for having wasted the time and not learning French.
  • M. Hamel felt guilty for sending his students for his personal tasks.
  • The parents of the students never bothered and sent children to work on a farm or at mills.
  • Elders showed regret too – they neither learned French themselves nor did they encourage their children.
  • Of course, M. Hamel, villagers, and even Franz – all were honest enough to accept the mistake of neglecting the French language.

Q2. Write a Speech for your morning assembly on the topic “Significance of language / Mother Tongue in our Life”.Ans. Value Points 

  • Language empowers countrymen.
  • A better understanding of the Subject-matter.
  • Used as a weapon to fight a cause.
  • Better expression.
  • Everyone should feel proud of one’s mother tongue.

Q3. Explain the significance of the title ‘Lost Spring”. 

  • Spring is the season of optimism and hope. It symbolizes life.
  • But, unfortunately, millions of children in our country waste their childhood in rag picking and other hazardous industries.
  • The joys of childhood, the vibrance of spring is lost either in the garbage or in dingy cells with furnaces.
  • The grinding poverty and traditions condemn these children to a life of exploitation.
  • They see very little hope of escaping from their impoverished life of misery & deprivation.
  • Moreover, years of mind-numbing toil have killed all initiative and the ability to dream.
  • They are entangled in a spiral that moves from poverty to apathy to greed and to injustice.

Q4. What rattrap was the peddler trapped in? How did he come out of it? Ans. Key points 

  • The whole world a rattrap
  • A world full of temptations
  • Shelter food, joy, and riches – are the baits.
  • The bait that he fell for was at the crofter’s house
  • Blamed the crofter for having been tempted with his bait.
  • Initially refused the office of ironmaster thinking it to be another bait.
  • After meeting with Edla, he got reformed and returned the thirty kroner in a rattrap.

Class 12 English NCERT Solutions FLAMINGO – POETRY

Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow : 

Q1. “Driving from my parent’s home to Cochin last Friday morning, I saw my mother beside me, doze, open-mouthed, her face ashen like that of a corpse and realized with pain that she was as old as she looked but soon put that thought away.”
(a) Where was the poet driving to? 
Ans. She was driving from her parent’s house to Cochin airport. 
(b) What did the poet notice about her mother? 
Ans. She noticed that her mother was growing old. 
(c) What does the poet compare her mother’s face with? 
Ans. She compares her mother’s face with that of a corpse. 
(d) Name the poem and the poet. 
Ans. The name of the poem is ‘My Mother at Sixty-Six’ and the poet is ‘Kamala Das’. 
Q2. “And yet for these Children, these windows, not this map, their world, where all their future’s painted with a fog, A narrow street in with a lead…. sky.”
(a) Name the poem and the post. 
Ans. The name of the poems is ‘An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum’ and the poet is ‘Stephen Spender’. 
(b) What do the ‘windows’ signify here? 
Ans. The windows are a symbol of connections between the two worlds – the inside and the outside. 
(c) Who are these children? What is their world like? 
Ans. They are slum children. Their world is like a narrow street with a lead sky?
(d) What are the words that imply a bleak future? 
Ans. Phrases like ‘future’s painted with a fog, narrow street sealed in with a lead sky implies a bleak future for these children. 
Q3. “What I want should not be confused with total inactivity Life is what it is about I want no truck with death if we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving and for once could do nothing.”
(a) What does the poet mean by inactivity? 
Ans. The poet suggests a calm, peaceful moment of introspection. It should be totally carefree. 
(b) How is inactivity different from death? 
Ans. The poet describes inactivity as a moment of peace and introspection whereas death is the end of life. 
(c) What does the poet mean by ‘to have no truck with death’? 
Ans. The poet wants a safe existence which is possible only if the man understands the basic truth of peaceful coexistence of man and nature.
(d) What are we single-minded about? 
Ans. We are single-minded as we think only about keeping our moving and achieving a program that is meaningless. 
Q4. “Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen. Bright topaz denizens of a world of green They do not fear the men beneath the tree; The pace in sleek chivalric certainty.”
(a) Name the poem and the poet. 
Ans. The poem ‘Aunt Jennifer’s Tiger is written by Adrienne Rich. 
(b) What was Aunt Jennifer doing at that moment?
Ans. She was creating embroidered tigers on a piece of woolen cloth. 
(c) What do tigers symbolize? 
Ans. Tigers symbolize fearlessness, bravery, and self-confidence. 
(d) What are the traits of tigers that are a contrast to the aunt? 
Ans. The tigers are fearless and ‘Chivalric’ whereas the aunt’s own married life has left her weak and timid. 

Class 12 English NCERT Solutions VISTAS

Q1. What was the miracle that took place in the royal palace? 
Ans. When the Maharaja was a 10-day old infant, he spoke and asked intelligent questions about his death. After knowing that he would be killed by a tiger he uttered saying “Let tigers beware.” 
Q2. How was the Tiger King brought up? 
Ans. As a child, the Tiger King was brought up by an English nanny and tutored in English by an Englishman. He was given the milk of an English cow. He watched only English movies. 
Q3. Why did the General overlook the matter of the enemy soldier? 
Ans. The General had an attack and according to Dr. Sadao, he could not survive the second attack. So if Dr. Sadao was arrested, no other doctor was capable of performing the operation. So for furthering his selfish needs he overlooked the matter and promised to send his assassins. But he was so self-absorbed, he forgot about it. 
Q4. How did Hana help Dr. Sadao? 
Ans. Hana was very helpful while the operation was on. She dipped a small clean towel into the steaming hot water and washed the face of the soldier herself. She was requested to give the anesthetic if needed. With the help of instruments from his emergency bag, Sadao made a clean and precise incision. The bullet was out and the doctor declared that the man would live. 
Q5. How did the wizard help Roger Skunk? 
Ans. The wizard was moved by Roger skunk’s story. On finding his magic wand – chanted some magic words & granted that Roger should smell like roses. 
Q6. Was Roger skunk’s mother justified in forcing him to retain his original smell? 
Ans. Up to some extent, I agree with the point of view of the mother but not with the way she opted for. She wanted her child to retain his unique identity. But, she resented the rose smell very sternly. Rather, it should not be forced. The child should be taken in confidence before being convinced and should be made aware of the pros and cons. 
Q7. What kind of a person was Evans? 
Evans was a young, clever prisoner. He had escaped thrice from the prison for which he was known as ‘ Evans the Break’. He was not a violent sort of person. He was quite a pleasant person and was a star at the Christmas concert. He was a ‘Kleptomaniac’ and had broken jail thrice. He was a master planner and was very sociable. He knew how to keep intimate contact with people. In the words of the Governor, he was a pleasant sort of chap with no record of violence. 
Q1. How did the Tiger King meet his end? What is ironic about his death? 
How did the prediction of the chief astrologer come true, though he had killed a hundred tigers?
 Ans. It was the 3rd birthday of Maharaja’s son and he wanted to buy a present from the toy shop. He bought a wooden tiger which was poorly carved by an unskilled carpenter. It had a rough surface with tiny slivers of wood standing up like quills all over it, his arm got infected. In four days, it developed into a suppurating sore and spread all over the arm. The king died while being operated upon. The king’s death is ironic but not surprising. Having ‘killed’ the 100th tiger, the king is thrilled for he has fulfilled his vow and disproved the prediction of the royal astrologer. 
He is now at ease for he thinks he cannot die of a tiger’s attack. No wonder, he orders the ‘dead’ tiger to be taken in a procession through the town and gets a tomb erected over it. All this while he does not know that the 100th victim was not killed by him but by other hunters. That is indeed quite ironic. Death is lurking around him and the king is unaware of it. Again, it is ironic that a king who has killed 100 tigers and is bold and fearless dies of a mere sliver on the body of a wooden tiger. Thus, ironically death does come to him from a tiger. 
Q2. Do you think being human is the greatest virtue and treating an enemy is not a sin? Explain taking reference to ‘The Enemy’. 
Ans. I agree with the statement, reason being, whatever is our nationality, gender, color, caste, or creed- we are humans first. Being embroiled in conflicts and controversies is the side product of our egoism and ideology. These exist because of differences in perception about any idea or issue. But our basic conscience is sensitive to others suffering as reflected very beautifully through the character of Dr. Sadao in the intriguing story ‘The Enemy’. It is rather a core of our spirit, even the mythology of every religion support this idea of compassion. One can not deny its existence, in spite of all the worldly elements, humanity provides its glimpse all around us- in our words, through our acts. One feels for the sufferer. So, whether the injured one is our enemy or friend, it should never matter while treating or extending a helping hand. Humanity is a common thread that binds us despite our differences. Since time is unknown and tills up to eternity, humanity will prevail. 
Q3. How does Jo want the story to end? Why?
Ans. Children have a very different view of life than that of adults. They dream and live in their imaginative world. Jo does not like the ending that mommy should hit the wizard. Rather she wants the Wizard to hit the Mommy for her failure to realize the problems of Roger Skunk. She calls her ‘Stupid Mommy” and insists on a change in the storyline. She has got sympathy for Roger Skunk. She thinks it to be unfair on the part of Roger Skunk’s Mommy to go to Wizard and get Roger to smell bad again. 
Q4. What were the precautions taken for the smooth conducting of the examination? Ans. Evans had already escaped from the jail on three earlier occasions, there was always a fear that he might make another attempt to escape. Therefore all possible precautions were taken The Governor personally monitored all security arrangements. Recreation Block was heavily guarded against, where he expected the prisoner to make another break. Evans’ cell was thoroughly checked by Jackson to ward off the possibility of the presence of material that might hamper the smooth conducting of the examination. His nail scissors, nail file, and razor were taken away, and to keep a strict watch on the activities of the cell during the examination, the Governor got it bugged. A police officer Stephens was posted to keep a constant vigil on his activities. The invigilator was also frisked to make sure that he carried no objectionable material with him. 

Benefits Of Studying from CBSE class 12 English NCERT Solutions?

  • It helps Class 12 students to know the type of questions that can be asked in the exam and the way to write solutions for different section’s questions.
  • Class 12 Students get the information about the Marking Scheme or the exam pattern.
  • Class 12 Students can easily analyze their preparations for the final exams by solving the asked questions.
  • Students will also learn to solve the lengthy question paper in a limited period of hours.


In this blog, we have provided the CBSE Class 12 English NCERT Solutions as well as class 12 English important questions 2021 for both NCERT Books- Flamingo and Vistas. This article is for all the stream class 12 students because the subject English Core is common in all three streams in India. The chapter-wise NCERT English Book Class 12 Solutions Pdf will help students to prepare nicely for their main examinations and score better marks. Many students take the subject English for for-granted and fail to even finish the whole exam. But genuinely, English is a very scoring subject if practiced with complete determination. All the best for the 2021 Class 12 Exams. Students are also advised to solve the CBSE class 12 English Question Paper for better practice and results. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. How many books are there for English Class 12 CBSE Exam?

A1. There are 2 NCERT books prescribed by the CBSE Board. 

  • Flamingo
  • Vistas

Q2. Which CBSE Class 12 Guide should I refer to to prepare for the English Exam?

A2. VidyaSetu CBSE Class 12 English Guide 2021 is the best Guide that includes, reduced syllabus, sample papers, previous year papers, books pdf, Important Questions, and many more. 

Q3. What makes me score better in the English Exam?

A3. Students need to study the English Syllabus carefully and keep on solving the English Sample Papers or Previous Year Question Papers. 

Q4: Where can I get the FREE Online English Classes?

A4. At VidyaSetu, students can get FREE Online English Classes, click here to join the free batch. 

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