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CBSE Announces New Marking Scheme for Class 12

CBSE Announces New Marking Scheme for Class 12

By Madhurima Sarkar 15th Dec, 2017 02:56 pm

CBSE Announces New Marking Scheme for Class 12 

Your Class 12 preparation directly depends on the marking scheme. Without knowing the marking scheme, you cannot move ahead with making your weightage-based timetable. On Tuesday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notified schools about the marking scheme for the Class 10 and 12 examinations. For Class 12, the marking scheme has been provided for the subjects of Accountancy, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English, Hindi, Mathematics and Physics. However, the paper pattern for the Class 12 board exam has not been changed much. Here is the detailed marking scheme for all the subjects of CBSE Class 12.  

CBSE Science

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Chemistry:

  • The question paper will consist of 26 questions.
  • Division of marks: 5 questions of 1 mark, 5 questions of 2 marks, 12 questions of 3 marks, 1 question of 4 marks and 3 questions of 5 marks.
  • The Chemistry theory paper will carry a total of 70 marks. The remaining 30 marks have been allotted for the practical exam. Students will have 3 hours to answer the theory paper.
  • There is an internal choice in 1 question of 2 marks, 1 question of 3 marks and all the 3 questions of 5 marks.
  • Students are recommended to learn the formulae and practise regularly.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Physics:

  • The question paper will consist of 26 questions.
  • Division of marks: 5 questions of 1 mark, 5 questions of 2 marks, 12 questions of 3 marks, 1 question of 4 marks and 3 questions of 5 marks.
  • The Physics theory paper will carry a total of 70 marks. The remaining 30 marks have been allotted for the practical exam. Students will have 3 hours to answer the theory paper.
  • There is an internal choice in 1 question of 2 marks, 1 question of 3 marks and all the 3 questions of 5 marks.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Biology:

  • The question paper will consist of 26 questions.
  • Division of marks: 5 questions of 1 mark, 5 questions of 2 marks, 12 questions of 3 marks, 1 question of 4 marks and 3 questions of 5 marks.
  • The Biology theory paper will carry a total of 70 marks. The remaining 30 marks have been allotted for the practical exam. Students will have 3 hours to answer the theory paper.
  • There is an internal choice in 1 question of 2 marks, 1 question of 3 marks and all the 3 questions of 5 marks.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Mathematics:

  • The question paper will consist of 29 questions.
  • Division of marks: 4 questions of 1 mark, 8 questions of 2 marks, 11 questions of 4 marks and 6 questions of 6 marks.
  • The Mathematics paper will carry a total of 100 marks. Students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.
  • There will be no overall choice in the question paper. But 30% internal choice will be given in the 4 marks and 6 marks questions.
  • No chapter-wise weightage. It is recommended to cover all the chapters giving equal importance to each.  

CBSE Commerce

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Accountancy:

  • The question paper will consist of 23 questions.
  • Division of marks: 8 questions of 1 mark, 4 questions of 3 marks, 5 questions of 4 marks, 4 questions of 6 marks and 2 questions of 8 marks.
  • The Accountancy theory paper will carry a total of 80 marks. The remaining 20 marks have been allotted for the practical exam. Students will have 3 hours to answer the theory paper.
  • All questions carrying 8 marks will have an internal choice.
  • Students are recommended to practise regularly, present their answers neatly and highlight important points.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Business Studies:

  • The question paper will consist of 25 questions.
  • Division of marks: 8 questions of 1 mark, 6 questions of 3 marks, 5 questions of 4 marks, 4 questions of 5 marks and 4 questions of 6 marks.
  • The Business Studies theory paper will carry a total of 80 marks. The remaining 20 marks have been allotted to project work (10 marks for each project). Students will have 3 hours to answer the theory paper.
  • Students are recommended to practise regularly, understand the concepts and highlight important points.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Economics:

  • The question paper will consist of 26 questions.
  • Division of marks: 20 questions of 1 mark, 4 questions of 3 marks, 6 questions of 4 marks and 6 questions of 6 marks.
  • The Economics theory paper will carry a total of 80 marks. The remaining 20 marks have been allotted to project work. Students will have 3 hours to answer the theory paper.
  • There is an internal choice in questions of 3 marks, 4 marks and 6 marks in both sections A and B. There is internal choice in three questions of section A and in three questions of section B.
  • Students are recommended to practise the diagrams and statistical representation regularly.

CBSE Humanities

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 History:

  • The question paper will consist of 16 questions.
  • Division of marks: 3 questions of 2 marks, 6 questions of 4 marks, 3 questions of 7 marks, 3 questions of 8 marks and 1 map-skill question of 5 marks.
  • The History theory paper will carry a total of 80 marks. The remaining 20 marks have been allotted to project work. Students will have 3 hours to answer the theory paper.
  • Students are recommended to practise the list of maps provided in the syllabus and practise writing answers in a detailed manner to improve their speed.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Political Science:

  • The question paper will consist of 27 questions.
  • Division of marks: 5 questions of 1 mark, 5 questions of 2 marks, 6 questions of 4 marks, 3 questions of 5 marks, 2 questions of 5 marks and 6 questions of 6 marks.
  • The Political Science paper will carry a total of 100 marks, and students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.
  • There is an internal choice for long answer questions. The map question has a choice only with another map question.
  • There are three passage-based or picture-based questions.
  • It is recommended to cover all the chapters giving equal importance to each.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Geography:

  • The question paper will consist of 22 questions.
  • Division of marks: 7 questions of 1 mark, 6 questions of 3 marks, 7 questions of 5 marks and 2 questions of 5 marks.
  • The Geography theory paper will carry a total of 70 marks. The remaining 30 marks have been allotted for the practical exam. Students will have 3 hours to answer the theory paper.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 English Elective NCERT:

  • The question paper will consist of 39 questions.
  • Division of marks: 20 questions of 1 mark, 9 questions of 2 marks, 6 questions of 5 marks, 2 questions of 6 marks and 2 questions of 10 marks.
  • The English Elective NCERT paper will carry a total of 100 marks, and students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 English Elective CBSE:

  • The question paper will consist of 41 questions.
  • Division of marks: 5 MCQs of 1 mark each, 25 questions of 1 mark, 3 questions of 4 marks, 2 questions of 5 marks, 3 questions of 6 marks and 3 questions of 10 marks.
  • The English Elective CBSE paper will carry a total of 100 marks, and students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 English Core:

  • The question paper will consist of 40 questions.
  • Division of marks: 6 MCQs of 1 mark each, 20 questions of 1 mark, 5 questions of 3 marks, 1 question of 4 marks, 1 question of 5 marks, 5 questions of 6 marks and 2 questions of 10 marks.
  • The English Core paper will carry a total of 100 marks, and students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 12 Hindi:

  • The question paper will consist of 37 questions.
  • Division of marks: 11 questions of 1 mark, 18 questions of 2 marks, 6 questions of 3 marks and 7 questions of 5 marks.
  • The Hindi paper will carry a total of 100 marks. Students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.

To understand the course objectives for each subject, please also check CBSE Curriculum Class 12.

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