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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.

    Name

    Marks

    Unit I

    Electrostatics


     

    Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields

    15

     

    Chapter-2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

    Unit II

    Current Electricity

     

    Chapter-3: Current Electricity

    Unit III

    Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism

    16

     

    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

    17

     

    Chapter-8: Electromagnetic Waves

    Unit VI

    Optics

     

    Chapter-9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

     

    Chapter-10: Wave Optics

    Unit VII

    Dual Nature of Matter

    10

     

    Chapter-11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

    Unit VIII

    Atoms & Nuclei

     

    Chapter-12: Atoms

     

    Chapter-13: Nuclei

    Unit IX

    Electronic Devices

    12

     

    Chapter-14:  Semiconductor  Electronics

    Unit X

    Communication Systems

     

    Chapter-15: Communication Systems


    Total

    70

    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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