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CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2016: Physics Paper Analysis

Nov 3, 2016 17:00 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

    S. No.



    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

    Unit VIII

    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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