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CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Exam Review

CBSE conducted the Class 12 Chemistry paper today. The paper seemed tough for average students as there were some tricky and time-consuming questions, where high order thinking skills seemed to be the order of the day. However, for students who studied well, the paper was scoring.

So, let’s go through the CBSE Class 12 Chemistry question paper for 2018.

Question Paper Pattern

Unlike in 2017, this year’s exam was difficult. Except for 4 or 5 questions, the entire paper had questions straight out of the NCERT textbook, and all questions asked were from the syllabus. Sadly for students, questions from past year papers were few. The Co-ordination Chemistry part was quite difficult. Also, the numericals from Physical Chemistry were time consuming because of the many calculations.

Distribution of Marks

The Chemistry paper consisted of five sections, namely A, B, C, D, and E, which contained questions totalling up to 70 marks. The duration of the paper was 3 hours. Let’s see each section in some more detail.

Section A had 5 very short answer questions of one mark each. These questions were of the application and understanding type.

Section B had 5 short answer questions of two marks each. Questions here were based on chemical reactions, definitions and structures.

Section C had 12 short answer questions of three mark each. This section consisted of numericals from Physical Chemistry, chemical conversions from Organic Chemistry and structures and their names from Co-ordination Chemistry.

Section D had an evaluation-based question of 4 marks from Polymers. This was a time-consuming question which tested the conceptual understanding of students.

Section E had 3 questions, each carrying 5 marks, based on conceptual and numerical problem solving, organic conversions and reactions.

The CBSE Class 12 Chemistry paper was time consuming and difficult. Also, numericals which fetch student’s marks and prove to be an all-time life saver were a bit tricky and needed multiple formulae to be answered. An average of 50 marks in such a difficult paper would be considered a blessing.

Chemistry is an important subject which is crucial in both JEE and NEET exams. Although Physics and Chemistry were not too good, it’s now time to focus on Mathematics.

Team Topper Learning wishes you all the very best for your upcoming CBSE Class 12 examinations.

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