How To Tackle The CBSE Class 12 Economics Re-exam After The Paper Leak

The entire nation is startled with the news about CBSE papers leaking - class 10 mathematics and class 12 economics. Starting from the prime minister to the commoner, everyone expressed their unhappiness over the CBSE paper leaks. Within no time, CBSE has reacted to this malpractice and announced that the class 10 mathematics and class 12 economics will be reconducted and announced that the exam dates will be announced soon.


Over 2.2 million students from both the classes have to appear for the re-examination, out of which, around 5 lakh candidates will take class 12 economics paper. The Union Human Resource Development minister, Prakash Javadekar, said a new leak-proof system will come into existence.

We understand that the paper leak surely is unfair and discouraging to millions of students, but rather than discussing the issue, students are advised to recall their preparation strategies. It will be a tough task for all the students, specifically for the class 12 students, because they have to focus on their college admissions too. Unfortunately, the class 12 economics paper will not be easy this time after all the chaos. Only students who deliver their best can attain the perfect score. Here are a few tips to do well in the class 12 economics paper.

Explore The Subject

You might have mastered all the concepts in the economics syllabus before taking the exam on Mar 26, 2018. As the paper is going to be reconducted, shift your focus partially from traditional learning. Try to relate the concepts with daily happenings. This will give you a broader understanding.

Never Ignore Previous Years' Question Papers

There is a lot of scope for repetition of questions in the re-exam. Gather at least past five years' of question papers. Go through the previous years' question papers, which will also provide the important concepts.

No Space For Common Mistakes

No Space For Common Mistakes

As the coming examination is expected to be a bit tough, candidates should avoid making some silly mistakes such as not highlighting the principles while writing the answers. The most common error committed by many students is copying the data wrongly. If you want to know more common mistakes in the economics paper, refer to our post - 6 Mistakes To Avoid In The CBSE Class 12 Economics.

Work On Numericals

Never ignore practicing the numericals, which are important in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Aspirants are advised to work more on the chapters like national income, revenues and costs and elasticity of demand and supply, and practise problems related to numericals on paper, which will make you remember the solutions for a long time.

Important Topics

  • Money and Banking
  • Balance of Payments
  • Consumer Equilibrium and Demand
  • Producer Behaviour and Supply
  • Government Budget and the Economy
  • Determination of Income and Employment

Reference Books

  • NCERT textbooks
  • Introductory Microeconomics and Macroeconomics by T.R. Jain, V.K. Ohri and O.P.Khanna
  • Microeconomics by S. Chand

Never give up revising what you've learnt though this is a re-exam. Be confident and don't lose your hope at any cost. Be positive and think that this is one more opportunity for you to make the best out of. Drop your comments below so we can assist you better!

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