CBSE changes Class 12 exam question paper pattern

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi has made changes in the class 12 board exam question paper pattern and will make it hard to score marks.


As per the reports, the question paper pattern has been changed from 'objective-type' questions to 'application-based'.

All the CBSE school teachers are saying, 'We got to know about the changes when the sample papers came in, and those came this year in November or December very late.'

CBSE changes Class 12 exam question paper pattern

The number of questions on the subjects such as political science, economics, business studies and accountancy has been reduced. The number of long answer question has been increased, and two-three markers decreased.

The Principal of Indian School, Tania Joshi said, "Children who are below average scored in these. Now there are more analytical questions. The marking will also be more subjective."

The increased stress on long answers will please college teachers-especially of the humanities and social sciences - but Joshi argues that bringing sudden changes also defeats the purpose of CCE (continuous, comprehensive evaluation) which was to reduce stress.

Click here to check old question papers.

What are the changes:

  • The number of questions has been reduced from 31 to 27 in political science. There are five one mark and five two mark question instead of 10 of each.
  • The mathematics paper will carry 26 questions instead of 29.
  • The business studies paper will carry 25 questions instead of 30.
  • In Economics, the number of questions has been reduced 29 instead of 32. There are eight six-markers now instead of six, and the number of one and three markers has been reduced from 10 to eight in each case.
  • There is no choice in the six mark long question.

"Such changes are always based on the subject committee recommendations," says a CBSE official.

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