CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2016: Economics Paper Analysis

CBSE class 12 Economics 2016 board exam was held on 31st March. In this article, students will get a detailed analysis of the complete paper.

The Economics paper of CBSE class 12 board exam 2016 was conducted on 31st March 2016. While all the main subject papers for the CBSE Board Examination were conducted in the first phase, students were quite relieved as Economics paper was placed in the later half. Considering that Economics is one of the main subjects for CBSE12th class students of all the three streams and is deemed as a scoring paper, students were happy to have additional preparation time for it.

The general sense among the students coming out of examination halls after CBSE Economics paper 2016 was of happiness and relief. Majority of students gave the opinion that paper as balanced with equal weightage to different sections, topics, chapters. Most of the questions contained in the CBSE Economics paper were average in nature with only a few being difficult.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Economics: 2017


The CBSE Class 12 Economics Paper was divided into two main sections i.e.

Section A: Microeconomics

Section B: Macroeconomics

Both the sections carried questions 50 marks each and they had to be answered within the specified time limit of 3 hours. After the Mathematics Paper, many students were concerned about the economics paper, which was expected to be quite difficult with several out of syllabus questions. But to the surprise of Class 12 students, the paper contained straightforward questions, which were covered from the defined syllabus.

CBSE Class 12 Economics Question Paper with Marking Scheme



Part A: Introductory Microeconomics




Consumer’s Equilibrium  and Demand


Producer Behaviour and Supply


Forms of Market and Price Determination




Part B: Introductory Macroeconomics


National Income and Related Aggregates


Money and Banking


Determination of Income and Employment


Government Budget and the Economy


Balance of Payments




CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Business Studies: 2017

Numerical Questions

While the majority of the students were elated about the general design of the CBSE 12th Economics paper, a few had complained about the numerical section. The 2 and 4 mark questions from numerical sections were deemed to be slightly tricky and, therefore, consumed more time to solve. But despite the lengthy nature, students seemed fairly confident about handling the numerical section with ease, as they saved quite a bit of time in the other sections.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Accountancy: 2017

Overall Verdict

As stated above, the class 12 students were very relieved by the relatively easy and straightforward Economics paper. The majority of students termed the CBSE class 12 Economics 2016 paper as medium or of average difficulty with a balanced design for different topics, sections, and chapters. Considering the easy nature of the 2016 paper, the difficulty level of CBSE Class 12 Economics board exam 2017 is expected to be normal.

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