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CBSE Class 11 Physics Practical Exam 2017 - 2018: Syllabus and Tips to Score Maximum Marks

Dec 12, 2017 15:47 IST
    Physics Practicals for CBSE Class 11
    Physics Practicals for CBSE Class 11

    Find complete details of CBSE Class 11 Physics practical exams 2017 - 2018. Here, you will find the list of experiments, evaluation scheme and other important details related to CBSE Class 11 Physics practicals 2017 – 2018. At the end of this article, you will also find some tips to score well in CBSE Class 11 Physics practical exams 2017 - 2018.

    If you are seeking complete CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus 2017 – 2018 then please go through the link given below

    CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus 2017 - 2018

    Complete CBSE Class 11 Physics practical is given below:

    CBSE Class 11 Physics Practical Exam: Evaluation Scheme

    The record to be submitted by the students at the time of their annual examination has to include:

    • Record of at least 15 Experiments {with a minimum of six from each section}, to be performed by the students.

    • Record of at {least 5 Activities with a minimum of 2 each from section A & section B}, to be demonstrated by the teachers.

    • The Report of the project to be carried out by the students.  

     Time Allowed: 3 hours

    Maximum Marks: 30

    Two experiments: one from each section

    8 + 8 Marks

    Practical record [experiments & activities]

    6 Marks

    Investigatory Project

    3 Marks

    Viva on experiments, activities & projects

    5 Marks


    30 Marks

    List of Experiments - Section A

    1: To measure diameter of a small spherical/cylindrical body and to measure internal diameter and depth of a given beaker/calorimeter using Vernier Callipers and hence find its volume.

    2: To measure diameter of a given wire and thickness of a given sheet using screw gauge.

    3: To determine volume of an irregular lamina using screw gauge.

    4: To determine radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.

    5: To determine the mass of two different objects using a beam balance.

    6: To find the weight of a given body using parallelogram law of vectors.

    7: Using a simple pendulum, plot its L-T2 graph & use it to find the effective Length of second’s pendulum.

    8: To study variation of time period of a simple pendulum of a given length by taking bobs of same size but different masses & interpret the result.

    9: To study the relationship between force of Limiting friction and normal reaction & to find the coefficient of friction between a block and a horizontal surface.

    10: To find the downward force, along an inclined plane, acting on a roller due to gravitational pull of the earth & study its relationship with the angle of inclination θ by plotting graph between force and sin θ.

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    Activities (for the purpose of demonstration only)

    1: To make a paper scale of given least count, e.g., 0.2cm, 0.5 cm.

    2: To determine mass of a given body using a metre scale by principle of moments.

    3: To plot a graph for a given set of data, with proper choice of scales and error bars.

    4: To measure the force of limiting friction for rolling of a roller on a horizontal plane.

    5: To study the variation in range of a projectile with angle of projection.

    6: To study the conservation of energy of a ball rolling down on an inclined plane (using a double inclined plane).

    7: To study dissipation of energy of a simple pendulum by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.

    List of Experiments - Section B

    1: To determine Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a given wire.

    2: To find the force constant of a helical spring by plotting a graph between load and extension.

    3: To study the variation in volume with pressure for a sample of air at constant temperature by plotting graphs between P and V, and between P and 1/V.

    4: To determine the surface tension of water by capillary rise method.

    5: To determine the coefficient of viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.

    6: To study the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time by plotting a cooling curve.

    7: To determine specific heat capacity of a given solid by method of mixtures.

    8: To study the relation between frequency and length of a given wire under constant tension using sonometer.

    9: To study the relation between the Length of a given wire and tension for constant frequency using sonometer.

    10: To find the speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube by two resonance positions.

    Activities (For the purpose of demonstration only)

    1: To observe change of state and plot a cooling curve for molten wax.

    2: To observe and explain the effect of heating on a bi-metallic strip.

    3: To note the change in level of liquid in a container on heating and interpret the observations.

    4. To study the effect of detergent on surface tension of water by observing capillary rise.

    5: To study the factors affecting the rate of loss of heat of a Liquid.

    6: To study the effect of load on depression of a suitably clamped metre scale loaded at (i) its end (ii) in the middle.

    7: To observe the decrease in pressure with increase in velocity of a fluid.

    Tips to score well in CBSE Class 11 Physics Practical:

    Your performance in Class 11 Physics Half Yearly exam will most likely to affect your Class 11 Physics practical exam’s score. If you have scored well in Half Yearly then most likely you will get good marks and vice versa.

    However, if you will perform exceptionally well in Class 11 Physics Practical then you will definitely get good marks.

    Here are few quick tips for Physics Practical exams:

    • Learn about each & every equipment present in the Physics laboratory.

    • Learn about basic concepts.

    • Thoroughly read the complete theory behind each experiment you have performed in the Physics laboratory.

    • Also, revise whatever your subject teacher had taught you in your Physics class.

    • Understand Graphs: Graphs are an important part of Physics practical exams, students need to practice them.

    • Methodology and Principle are the frequently asked questions during viva so be prepared.

    • In case of any doubt, consult with the teacher or lab attendant.

    CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2017-2018: All Subjects

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