5 Common Mistakes You Need To Avoid While Taking CBSE Class 12 Physics Exam

By Sashikanth Sai

The examination bells are about to ring for the CBSE Class 12 Physics paper in less than 24 hours. Many students believe that the Physics is one of the scoring subjects in the Class 12 board exam.

Most of the students know that the syllabus for the Physics paper is vast and they plan accordingly to achieve a perfect score. Starting from the important topics to formulas, students try to master every topic in the syllabus to earn a good score in the examination.


Despite their best effort, students fail to achieve a perfect score due to a few common mistakes while taking the Physics examination. The mistakes we listed below may seem very small, but it costs more in the final marks. A total of five marks will be in your hand, if you cope with these mistakes we listed below.

Take a tour of the five most common mistakes you need to avoid while taking the Class 12 Physics paper in the CBSE board examination.

Explanation Is Not A Good Idea Every Time

Elaborate explanation is required for an essay, but not for the one mark question. Though the answer for the one mark question needs a huge explanation, restrict your answer to less than 50 words. However, writing less than 50 words for a 2 mark question is also not appreciable.

Formula Can Score For You

Due to one or the other reason, we do not write the formula while doing numericals. Students are suggested to carry the formula whenever required, because marks are allotted for it as well. However, be careful while writing the numerator and denominator in formulae because many students have lost marks in this area.

Diagrams Represent Your Subject Knowledge

Diagrams Represent Your Subject Knowledge

Try to make your answer more informative with a diagram. And never forget to label them. However, the pencil is suggested for labelling.

Never Overlook A Question

Unknowingly, we miss some parts in a question which also carry marks. Students are advised not to miss these small parts. And write the correct question number before writing the answer.

Reason For The Answer Is Suggested

Many students fail to achieve full marks in 1 or 2 mark questions due to lack of proper reason and/or explanation. Rather than simply saying 'yes' or 'no', try to support the answer with a reason.

If you can avoid these five mistakes, consider you have already achieved around five marks. You are welcome to prolong this list by commenting in our comment-shelf.

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