CBSE Class 12 Geography Exam Pattern

The weightage or the distribution of marks over the different dimensions of the question paper shall be as follows:-

1. Weightage to form of questions

Form of questions No. of questionsMarks for each questionTotal marks Estimated time
Long answer(L.A)5 525 55 minutes
Short answer(S.A)10 3 30 70 minutes
Very short answer(V.S.A)10 1 10 20 minutes
Map question1 5 5 15 minutes
Total26 - 70

160+20 minutes

for revision

Total time:

180 minutes

2. Weightage to content (Chapter nos. of NCERT textbooks are given against each unit within brackets)

PartA: Fundamentals of Human Geography (Textbook I) 35 marks

Unit No. Title of the unit & Ch. Nos. of the Textbooks Marks
1 Human Geography: Nature and scope (Ch. 1)3
2 People (Ch. 2 to 4)5
3 Human Activities(Ch. 5 to 7)10
4 Transport,Communication and Trade (Ch. 8 and 9)10
5 Human Settlements(Ch. 10)5
6 Map work ----World map (for identification only relating to Units 1 to 5)2

Part B : India ---- People and Economy (Textbook II) 35 marks

Unit No. Title of the unit & Ch. Nos. of the Textbooks Marks
7 People (Ch. 1 to 3) 5
8 Human Settlements (Ch. 4) 4
9 Resources and sustainable development (Ch. 5 to 9)12
10Transport, Communication and International Trade (Ch. 10 & 11)7
11 Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems (Ch. 12)4
12 Map work (Map of India for locating & labelling relating to Units 7 to 11)3

(Locating & tabelling)

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