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Exam Special

CBSE Class 12 Accountancy Post-Paper Analysis 2018

The Accountancy paper was easy but a little lengthy and with a few tricky questions

By Admin 13th Mar, 2018 02:33 pm

Today CBSE conducted its Class 12 Accountancy Board Paper with more than 3 lakh students writing the exam. Here we analyse the CBSE Class 12 Accountancy Paper for 2018 and its pattern so that students can understand the distribution and weightage of marks according to the chapters of the syllabus and sections of the paper. But first, we look at what is on everyone’s minds — the difficulty level.


Difficulty Level of the Paper



If we analyse the difficulty level of the paper, then the paper was quite simple and to the point except for a few questions which demanded some extra attention and time. About a third of the paper was simple and easy, and more than fifty percent of the paper was average. The proportion of tricky and difficult questions hovered at about 15% only, and these could have been easily solved with diligence and care.


Paper Pattern


The pattern of questions was more or less on the same lines as asked in the previous year, with a change in the types of questions, which are now more inclined towards questions which demand understanding and application of concepts. Even this year, the paper consisted of very few remembering-based questions and two questions were based on values. 

Chapter-wise Marks Distribution

There was an even distribution of marks throughout the paper, and all chapters seemed to have been touched upon with varied types of questions. There was an upward trend visible in Chapter 1 of Partnership with a question for 8 marks based on P&L Appropriation Account with Guarantee of Profits. Company Accounts was given 25 marks in the paper, with an option in the question paper for 8 marks from Chapter 7 (Accounting for Share Capital).

Section B of the paper was strictly as per the syllabus defined by CBSE, with questions for 8 marks from Cash Flow Statements and 4 marks questions each from Chapters 1, 2 and 3.


Overall, the Accountancy paper was quite good with many questions from the NCERT textbook. Few of the questions required additional time and thinking; if these questions have been managed properly, students will surely score high marks.

Watch this video for a detailed analysis of the CBSE 12 Accountancy paper by a TopperLearning expert.

We hope that you did well in the exam. All the very best from Team TopperLearning for your upcoming CBSE Class 12 examinations!

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