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CBSE Class 12 Physics Post-Paper Analysis


CBSE Class 12 Physics Post-Paper Analysis

The Physics paper was a good paper with no shockers. Read on to know more.

By Admin 07th Mar, 2018 07:15 pm

Out of 11 lakh students who have registered for the CBSE Class 12 exam, students who are studying in the Science stream had their Physics board exam on 7th March 2018.

Of the Sciences, Physics is considered the most significant subject, especially when the discussion comes to college admission, for higher education as well as for getting a good job.

So, let us go through the CBSE Class 12 Physics question paper for the year 2018.

Question Paper Pattern

Unlike in 2017, this year’s exam was relatively easier and had no shockers for students. Let us look at the usual paper pattern and the pattern for 2018.

It is clear that the unit-wise marks distribution of previous papers and the marks distribution of this year’s question paper is almost a match.

So all students must have found it very comfortable to attempt all the questions in this exam from the paper pattern point of view.


Type of Questions – Section wise



Number of Questions

Total Marks Weightage

Major Type of Questions

Section A



Conceptual and Diagram Based

Section B



Conceptual and Numerical Problem Solving

Section C



Conceptual, Numerical, Diagram and Derivational

Section D




Section E



Conceptual and Diagram based.

The question paper was divided into 5 sections.

  • Section A had 5 questions of one mark each. This section majorly had conceptual and diagram-based questions.
  • Section B too had 5 questions, but of 2 marks each. The questions in this section were of conceptual and numerical problem-solving typology.
  • Section C was the lengthiest part of the question paper. Because of this, students took more time to solve this section, and some students found it the most difficult section. This section had 12 questions of 3 marks each with a mix of all the types of questions, i.e. conceptual, numerical problem solving, derivation and diagram based.
  • Section D had one ‘Value Based Question’ of 4 marks based on the unit ‘Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current’. This section tested the conceptual understanding of students.
  • Section E was the last section of the question paper and had 3 questions of 5 marks each. The types of questions asked in this section were conceptual and diagram based.

Type of Questions – Weightage

  • Considering all the questions, including the optional ones, this question paper had about 30% of the weightage for numerical problem solving-based questions. This must have been a boon for all students who must have practiced all the formulae and numerical questions. However, for students who were not that prepared for such questions, this paper must have been quite a pain.
  • Diagram-based questions were surprisingly asked for about 18 marks. Such questions are a very good opportunity for students to score more in a comparatively lesser time.
  • A student with average preparation would find it very easy to score anywhere between 45 to 60 marks out of the total 70 mark question paper.

So, we know you did your best. Don’t let the paper get you down if you feel you did not perform as expected. Stay calm and focus on the next paper. All the best!


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