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CBSE class 12 exam pattern is released with new changes: check out

afrose | Updated: Apr 16, 2020, 14:40 IST

CBSE class 12 exam pattern 2020- Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), this year made some important changes in the exam pattern of class 12. From the internal assessment to changing the format of the question paper, students must know the new changes made in the CBSE class 12 exam pattern 2020 .As per the new exam pattern, CBSE has given more weight to the school-based/internal assessment. Major change will be observed in the questions paper format in the board exam 2020. Question papers will have more number of objective type questions. This article gives details about CBSE class 12 exam pattern 2020 read through the article thoroughly to analyze the CBSE class 12 exam pattern 2020.


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CBSE class 12 exam pattern is released with new changes: check out

CBSE class 12 exam pattern is released with new changes: check out

New exam pattern - internal assessment 

CBSE did not have an internal assessment before, now with the new curriculum released on the official website , all the subjects in the Science group of CBSE class 12 will carry 20% weightage to be calculated in internal assessment. The Science group includes- Mathematics as the major subject, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Other compulsory subjects include English and the Second language as per choice. With 20% weightage being given to internal exams, CBSE board will carry 80% weightage in the finals.

What are the changes introduced by CBSE class 12 in the new curriculum?

Following are the changes introduced by CBSE for Class 12th Science students in the CBSE 12th exam pattern 2020:

  • CBSE will reduce descriptive questions during board exams in the year 2020.

  • CBSE board has revised the pattern of  the exam, the syllabus and the schedule for all schools affiliated to CBSE and for the students appearing in board exams in Class 12th.

  • The State Government has been given the power to evaluate all the facilities that are provided by CBSE affiliated schools.

  • The faculty will be provided more time to evaluate the exam papers and all results will be declared earlier this year.

  • There will be no overlapping concepts in Physics and other science subjects.

  • p-Block, Group 15 and also Solid-State chapter has been removed totally from the Chemistry syllabus.

  • The exam application fees has been hiked by CBSE as in Rs 750 to Rs 1500 for all candidates belonging to General category. For Delhi students, there will be no application fees.

  • The descriptive questions have been reduced in CBSE board exam where 33% will be internal choice questions. More 2 marks questions rather than that of 5- or 8-marks questions.

  •  Increase in 1 mark for objective types will be applicable as per new change.

  • There are approximately 20,000 private schools as well as private schools that include Kendriya Vidyalayas and other 220 schools in all 30 foreign nations that are CBSE affiliated. 

  • NCERT Curriculum has to be followed by all these CBSE affiliated schools.

CBSE class 12 exam pattern 2020

CBSE class 12 exam pattern for physics and chemistry

Exam duration 

3 hours for each paper 

Practical marks 

30 marks

Theory marks 

70 marks 

Total no. questions 

37

Very short answer type questions(1 marks each)

20

Short answer type questions(2 marks each)

7

Long answer type - 1 question(3 mark each)

7

Long answer type - 2 questions(5 marks each)

3

CBSE class 12 exam pattern for mathematics

Exam duration 

3 hours 

Internal marks 

20 marks

Theory marks 

80 marks 

Total no.of questions 

36

Very short answer type questions (1 mark each)

20

Short answer type questions (2 marks each)

6

Long answer type-I questions (4 marks each)

6

Long answer type-II questions (6 marks each)

4

CBSE class 23 exam pattern - biology 

Exam duration 

3 hours 

Practical marks

30 marks 

Theory marks 

70 marks 

Total .no of questions 

27

Very short answer type questions (1 mark each)

5

Short answer type-I questions (2 marks each)

7

Short answer type-II questions (3 marks each)

12

Long answer type questions (5 marks each)

3

There is no negative marking for any questions. The new curriculum introduces value-based questions which carries 4 marks each.

CBSE changed the examination pattern with an aim to

  • discourage students from rote learning

  • develop analytical skills and reasoning abilities among students

  • produce better results and improve the academic quality of institutions 

Notes for preparation of CISCE class 12 exam

  • First analyze the syllabus and plan your study routine accordingly

  • Start with your favourite subject

  • Physics and chemistry has lots of formula and derivations so its better write them down separately and read them each day twice and it will be easy for students to revise on the day of examination 

  • Write and Practice: In order to retain the concepts, understand the concept, revise and recall

  • Begin with the hardest topics then later cover the easy topics 

  • When you write a lengthy answer, organize and present it to the examiner as the presentation is neat the examiner will get a good impression on you . 

  • Your answers are going to speak with your examiner so its better to present them well

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