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CBSE Class 12 Economics Exam Pattern

1. Weightage by type of questions

TypeNo of Q'nsMarksTotal

Estimated time a candidate is expected to take to answer

 Long answer questions 6 6 36 60 minutes
 Short answer questions I24  36 minutes
 Short answer questions II10 30  36 minutes
 Very short answer questions10 10  15 minutes

2. Weightage by content

Unit No.Unit TitleMarks
1Introduction 4
2 Consumer Equilibrium and Demand18 
3 Producer Behaviour and Supply18 
4 Forms of Market and Price Determination10 
5 National Income and Related Aggregates 15
6 Money and Banking
7 Determination of Income and Employment12 
8 Government Budget and the Economy
9 Balance of Payments


3. Difficulty level of the question paper

Level Marks%age of the total marks
 A. Easy :(Can be attempted satisfactorily by students who have gone through the study material)3030 
B. Average :(Can be attempted by students who have regularly studied the study material but may not have given sufficient time to writing.)5050 
C. Difficult :(Can be attempted by top students)20 20 

4. Scheme of Options : There is no overall choice. However, there is an internal choice in one question of 6 marks, one question of 4 marks and one question of 3 marks in each section. Thus there will be internal choice to 6 questions.

5.Values based questions  :The question paper will contain values based question/questions to the extent of 5 marks.

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