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CBSE Class 12 Economics Board Paper Analysis 2019

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the Class 12 Economics board paper today, 27th March 2019. Although Economics is considered one of the most scoring subjects, let us see whether the CBSE Class 12 Economics Paper 2019 (SET 1)was scoring or not in this review.

 

Difficulty Level of the Paper

The questions in the paper were easy; however, few questions were tricky and students were required to apply logic and thinking before attempting these. If we compare this year's paper with the 2018 paper, then yes, this year's paper was a little more difficult.

 

Economics Paper Pattern 2019

The Economics theory paper was of 80 marks. 

The paper comprised 2 parts, Section A and Section B, both of 40 marks as shown below:



 

Section A covered Microeconomics and Section B covered Macroeconomics.

All questions in both sections were compulsory. However, there was an internal choice in some questions. The duration of the paper was 3 hours.

 

 

Section A (Microeconomics)

  • 4 questions each of 1 mark
  • 2 questions each of 3 marks
  • 3 questions each of 4 marks
  • 3 questions each of 6 marks

 

Section B (Macroeconomics)

  • 4 questions each of 1 mark
  • 2 questions each of 3 marks
  • 3 questions each of 4 marks
  • 3 questions each of 6 marks

 

Chapter-wise Marks’ Distribution  

 

The table below explains the distribution of marks in the Economics paper for 2019. The paper was divided into two sections, namely Section A (Microeconomics) and Section B (Macroeconomics). Section A had 4 chapters with a weightage of 40 marks, whereas Section B had 5 chapters with a weightage of 40 marks.

 

Section A: 40 marks

 

Chapter No.

(Microeconomics)

Marks

1

 Introduction

4

2

Consumer Equilibrium and Demand

13

3

Production Behaviour and Supply

13

4

Forms of Market & Price Determination

10

 

Total

40

 

Section B: 40 marks

Chapter No.

(Macroeconomics)

Marks

5

National Income and Related Aggregates

10

6

Money and Banking

6

7

Determination of Income and Employment

12

8

 Government Budget and The Economy

6

9

 Balance of Payments

6

 

Total

40



The paper had a combination of theoretical and numerical questions. The numerical questions accounted for 22 marks, and the theoretical questions accounted for 58 marks. The numerical questions demanded more time and effort.

 

Conclusion

The Economics board paper was tricky, as questions had to be answered with an analytical approach. Overall, most questions in the Economics paper were direct. However, there were few numerical questions which required more time and extra effort from students.

 

We hope that you did well in the exam. All the best! 

 

 

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