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CBSE Class 12 Exam Pattern

Apr 15, 2015 14:40 IST

    Class 12 Exam Pattern

    Class 12 Board Examination is one major factor that goes a very long way in deciding an individual’s further education and consequent career option. In fact, such is the significance of the outcome of this exam that all the major and coveted entrance examinations view the performance in Class 12 as one of the main deciding criteria for a candidate’s admission to the course of his/her interest.

    CBSE Class 12 is divided into various groups/streams for specialized Study:

    Science Group: Compulsory Subjects covered are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and English.

    Commerce Group: Compulsory Subjects covered are Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics, and English.

    Arts Group: Compulsory Subjects covered are History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, and English.

    CBSE has provided a pre-defined syllabus and Blueprint of the Questions for all the subjects.

    Question Paper Details:

    Subject

    Time Allotted for Examination

    Total no. of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Individual Sections with Markings

    Physics

    3 hours

    30

    70

    8 questions of 1 mark each

    10 questions of 2 marks each

    9 questions of 3 marks each

    3 questions of 5 marks each

    Chemistry

    3 hours

    30

    70

    8 questions of 1 mark each

    10 questions of 2 marks each

    9 questions of 3 marks each

    3 questions of 5 marks each

    Biology

    3 hours

    30

    70

    8 questions of 1 mark each

    10 questions of 2 marks each

    9 questions of 3 marks each

    3 questions of 5 marks each

    Mathematics

    3 hours

    29

    100

    Section A: 10 Marks

    Section B: 48 Marks

    Section C: 42 Marks

    Accountancy

    3 hours

    25

    80

    Part A: 60 Marks (Compulsory)

    Part B: 20 Marks (Optional)

    Part C: 20 Marks (Optional)

    Business Studies

    3 hours

    30

    90

    12 questions of 1 mark each

    6 questions of 3 marks each

    4 questions of 4 marks each

    4 questions of 5 marks each

    4 questions of 6 marks each

    Economics

    3 hours

    32

    100

    10 questions of 1 mark each

    10 questions of 3 marks each

    6 questions of 4 marks each

    6 questions of 6 marks each

    English

    3 hours

    13

    100

    Section A: 20 Marks (Reading)

    Section B: 35 Marks (Writing)

    Section C: 45 Marks (Literature)

    History

    3 hours

    17

    80

    Part A: 6 Marks

    Part B: 25 Marks

    Part C: 20 Marks

    Part D: 24 Marks

    Part E: 5 Marks

    Geography

    3 hours

    26

    70

    10 questions of 1 mark each

    10 questions of 3 marks each

    5 questions of 5 marks each

    1 question of 5 marks (Map)

    Political Science

    3 hours

    35

    100

    10 questions of 1 mark each

    10 questions of 2 marks each

    10 questions of 4 marks each

    5 questions of 6 marks each

    Apart from the compulsory subjects, the students could also opt for the optional subjects according to their area of interest.

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