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CBSE Class 12 Exam Pattern

Apr 15, 2015 14:40 IST

Class 12 Exam Pattern

Class 12 Board Examination is one major factor that goes a very long way in deciding an individual’s further education and consequent career option. In fact, such is the significance of the outcome of this exam that all the major and coveted entrance examinations view the performance in Class 12 as one of the main deciding criteria for a candidate’s admission to the course of his/her interest.

CBSE Class 12 is divided into various groups/streams for specialized Study:

Science Group: Compulsory Subjects covered are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and English.

Commerce Group: Compulsory Subjects covered are Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics, and English.

Arts Group: Compulsory Subjects covered are History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, and English.

CBSE has provided a pre-defined syllabus and Blueprint of the Questions for all the subjects.

Question Paper Details:

Subject

Time Allotted for Examination

Total no. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Individual Sections with Markings

Physics

3 hours

30

70

8 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 2 marks each

9 questions of 3 marks each

3 questions of 5 marks each

Chemistry

3 hours

30

70

8 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 2 marks each

9 questions of 3 marks each

3 questions of 5 marks each

Biology

3 hours

30

70

8 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 2 marks each

9 questions of 3 marks each

3 questions of 5 marks each

Mathematics

3 hours

29

100

Section A: 10 Marks

Section B: 48 Marks

Section C: 42 Marks

Accountancy

3 hours

25

80

Part A: 60 Marks (Compulsory)

Part B: 20 Marks (Optional)

Part C: 20 Marks (Optional)

Business Studies

3 hours

30

90

12 questions of 1 mark each

6 questions of 3 marks each

4 questions of 4 marks each

4 questions of 5 marks each

4 questions of 6 marks each

Economics

3 hours

32

100

10 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 3 marks each

6 questions of 4 marks each

6 questions of 6 marks each

English

3 hours

13

100

Section A: 20 Marks (Reading)

Section B: 35 Marks (Writing)

Section C: 45 Marks (Literature)

History

3 hours

17

80

Part A: 6 Marks

Part B: 25 Marks

Part C: 20 Marks

Part D: 24 Marks

Part E: 5 Marks

Geography

3 hours

26

70

10 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 3 marks each

5 questions of 5 marks each

1 question of 5 marks (Map)

Political Science

3 hours

35

100

10 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 2 marks each

10 questions of 4 marks each

5 questions of 6 marks each

Apart from the compulsory subjects, the students could also opt for the optional subjects according to their area of interest.

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