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CBSE Class 12 Physics Post Paper Analysis

Paper simple but lengthy??

By Admin 05th Mar, 2019 06:29 pm

Out of 13 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 5th March 2019. Physics is considered one of the most significant subjects, especially when the discussion comes to admission to a reputed college, for higher education and even a good job. Let us go through the question paper of CBSE Class XII Physics for 2019.


Question Paper Pattern

Unlike in 2018, this year’s exam was relatively easier and well balanced.

Let us take a look at the usual paper pattern and the pattern this year.



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

So, all the 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)



Conceptual and Diagram based.


The question paper was divided into 4 sections.

  • Section (A) had 5 questions of one mark each. This section mostly had conceptual and diagram-based questions.
  • Section (B) had 7 questions of 2 marks each. The questions in this section were of conceptual and numerical problem-solving typology.
  • Section (C) was the lengthiest part of this question paper. Because of the long duration required to solve this section, students found the section the most difficult. This section had 12 questions of 3 marks each, and this section had a mix of all the types of questions, i.e. conceptual, numerical problem solving, derivation and diagram based. Few questions in the section were also tricky.
  • Section (D) was the last section of this question paper. It had 3 questions of 5 marks each. Questions asked in this section were conceptual and numerical problem-solving based.


Key highlights

  • Considering all the questions, including the optional ones, this question paper had about 30% of the weightage for numerical problem-solving-based questions which made it a bit lengthy. This must have been a boon for students who practised all the formulae and numerical questions. However, for students who were not that prepared for such questions, this must have been a pain point.
  • Most of the questions were directly from the NCERT textbook.
  • The question paper was more conceptual than theoretical.
  • An average student would be able to score about 40 marks with ease.


In conclusion, the CBSE Class 12 Physics paper was a typical NCERT textbook-based question paper; that is with some examples 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 this simple and lengthy Physics paper. We hope that students completed the paper by adopting a properly timed approach to answer the questions so that they easily score 90%.

All the best for the remaining exams!

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