CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2016: Physics Paper Analysis

Detailed analysis of CBSE Class 12 physics board exam 2016 is available in this article. Students preparing for CBSE Class 12 physics board exam 2017 must go through this article in order to boost their preparation level for the exams.

Created On: Nov 3, 2016 17:00 IST
Modified On: Nov 4, 2016 12:20 IST

Marking an end to the apprehensions of anxious students, the Physics Paper for the ongoing CBSE Board Exam 2016 was termed as surprisingly balanced in nature. Held on 5th March, 2016, the CBSE Physics paper for 2016  board exam was quite simple and straight forward, without any tricky or out of syllabus questions.

The general mood among the students emerging out of the examination halls after the Physics paper was that of relief, as smiles outnumbered the frowns.

Breaking down the CBSE Physics Paper 2016

The CBSE Class 12 Physics theory paper consisted of five sections i.e. A, B, C, D, and E; which contained questions worth 70 marks that had to be answered within 03 hours. The majority of students found Section C to be the lengthiest among all the other sections.

Weightage of various units in CBSE Class 12 Physics Question Paper 2016

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Unit I



Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields



Chapter-2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Unit II

Current Electricity


Chapter-3: Current Electricity

Unit III

Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism



Chapter-4: Moving Charges and Magnetism


Chapter-5: Magnetism and Matter

Unit IV

Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current


Chapter-6: Electromagnetic Induction


Chapter-7: Alternating Current

Unit V

Electromagnetic Waves



Chapter-8: Electromagnetic Waves

Unit VI



Chapter-9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments


Chapter-10: Wave Optics

Unit VII

Dual Nature of Matter



Chapter-11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter


Atoms & Nuclei


Chapter-12: Atoms


Chapter-13: Nuclei

Unit IX

Electronic Devices



Chapter-14:  Semiconductor  Electronics

Unit X

Communication Systems


Chapter-15: Communication Systems



As per the analysis of CBSE Class 12 Physics Question Paper 2016, the weightage of various units of CBSE Class 12 Physics were as per prescribed CBSE syllabus.

Format of CBSE Class 12 Physics Question Paper 2016

CBSE Physics 2016 Paper Analysis

General opinion of students who had appeared for CBSE Class 12 Physics Board Exam 2016

According to a few students, the paper consisted of several direct questions, easy numerical sets as well as straight forward derivations questions. Moreover, the number of numerical problems in the entire paper was cut-down to include more theoretical questions.

The feeling among the students was reiterated by many academicians as well, who termed the paper as one of the easiest CBSE Physics paper in the last 7 years. Some CBSE teachers attributed the drastic change in the Physics Paper design to the much hue and cry over the physics paper last year.

Considering the easy nature of the 2016 paper, the difficulty level of CBSE Class 12 Physics Board Exam 2017 is expected to be normal.

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