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CBSE Class 12 Physics Board Exam 2024 Post Paper Analysis - 4th March

Today, on March 4th, 2024, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the Class 12 Physics board exam. Physics is considered to be the most significant subject, especially when it comes to admission to higher education and even jobs.

Here, students can check out the analysis of the paper, along with feedback from students and see how difficult the questions were.

Question Paper Pattern

Unlike the previous year, this year’s exam was relatively well–balanced and moderate, with one or two MCQ questions to be of higher difficulty level.

Let us examine the typical paper pattern for the academic year 2024.

CBSE conducted the Class 12th Physics exam from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. There were 33 questions divided into 5 sections – Section -A, Section – B, Section – C, Section – D and Section – E. Students got 3 hours to attempt 70 marks Physics theory question paper.

Board Paper Analysis:

Let’s take a deep dive into CBSE Class 12 Physics Paper 2024 (Q.P. code: 2155/4/1 Set - 1)


  • This year, unit IV, “Optics”, had the highest weightage of marks, followed by “Electrostatics” and “Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents”. A total of 5 questions were asked from the unit “Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism”. Whereas the “Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter” had the least weightage.

Student's & Teacher's Feedback

Moderate Difficulty Level:

  • The majority of students and teachers found the paper to be of moderate difficulty.
  • One or two questions were considered tricky.
  • Some students felt Set 2 was tougher compared to Set 1 and Set 3.
  • Set 2 contained tricky application-based and graph questions that differed.

Balanced Paper:

  • The paper was well-balanced, covering a diverse range of topics from the syllabus.
  • Many direct questions were easy to answer.
  • Long answer questions and numerical questions were fairly direct.

Mixed Reactions on Length:

  • Some students found the paper a bit lengthy, which made it time-consuming.
  • Section C was particularly challenging and time-consuming for most students.

Comparison with Sample Paper:

  • The CBSE Class 12 Physics paper was tougher than the sample question paper provided by CBSE.

Variation in Difficulty Across Sections:

  • Section C was generally considered difficult.
  • Section D ranged from moderate to difficult.

Requirement of Critical Thinking:

  • Most questions required critical thinking and application of concepts.
  • Questions based on case studies demanded conceptual knowledge.


Overall, the paper was challenging to moderate in difficulty and it aimed for a balanced approach to cater to all types of students.

Now it’s time for you to prepare for your Mathematics paper which is scheduled toheld on 9th March, 2024. Click here to resolve your exam-related help and queries.Team TopperLearning wishes you all the very best! For more paper reviews and examupdates, stay tuned.

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