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CBSE Class 12 Maths Paper Analysis

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CBSE Class 12 Maths Paper Analysis

The CBSE Class 12 Maths paper was of an average difficulty level but not-so-average length. Discover what students encountered in this blog post.

By Admin 21st Mar, 2018 06:19 pm

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the Mathematics exam for students of Class 12 today, 21st March. More than 11 lakh students all over India had appeared for this CBSE board exam. After having gone through with the rocky papers of Physics and Chemistry, the Maths paper was more than a sigh of relief for students, especially because most of the questions set were from the NCERT Textbook.


Question Paper Structure

  • The Mathematics paper had 29 questions in all. The paper was divided into four sections —A, B, C and D. Section A comprised 4 questions of one mark each, Section B comprised 8 questions of two marks each, Section C comprised 11 questions of four marks each and Section D comprised 6 questions of six marks each.
  • There was no overall choice. However, an internal choice had been provided in 3 questions of four marks each and 3 questions of six marks each.


Chapter-wise Distribution of Marks


Number of Questions per Chapter


No. of Questions



Applications of Derivatives








Differential Equations


Indefinite Integration


Inverse Trigonometric Functions


Relations and Functions


Application of integrals


Definite integral




Linear Programming


Three-dimensional Geometry



The chapter Vectors had the highest marks and number of questions asked, followed by Applications of Derivatives, Derivatives, Matrices and Probability.

Matrices had 3 questions, but since solving matrices is the most time consuming of all Maths problems, students must have spent more time solving these 3 questions while answering the paper.

It was surprising that no question featured from Continuity, a chapter which is crucial for JEE preparations. With two questions, the chapter Inverse Trigonometric Functions had the least marks in the question paper.

In conclusion, the CBSE Class 12 Maths Paper was a typical NCERT textbook-based question paper with some examples directly taken from the exercises and solved examples of the NCERT textbook. Students who had practised solving questions from the textbook wouldn’t find this paper tough. However, time management may have been an issue in such a non-complex exam scenario. We hope that students did complete the paper by adopting a properly timed approach to answer the questions so that they easily score 90+ in this exam.


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