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Central Board of Secondary Education 12th Board Exam
Central Board of Secondary Education 12th Board Exam

CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024: Check Latest Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the CBSE 12th exam pattern 2024 on its official website. Candidates can refer to the latest CBSE 12th exam pattern & marking scheme that is available on the official CBSE website.
CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024

CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024

CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024: CBSE Exam Pattern 2024 for Class 12 has been revised. The revised CBSE 12th exam pattern is now available on the board's official website. Class 12 students can now download the latest CBSE 12th exam pattern for all subjects from the official CBSE website. This article also contains the latest CBSE 12th exam pattern 2024 for important class 12 subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, and English. The CBSE 12th exam pattern has been revised so as to enhance the learning & concept application skills among the students. 

As per the latest CBSE exam pattern 2024 for class 12, competency-based questions (MCQs, case-based, source-based questions, etc.) will carry 40% weightage, multiple choice questions (MCQs) will carry 20% weightage and short/answer type questions will carry 40% weightage. Along with the latest CBSE 12th exam pattern, students should also develop a clear understanding of the class 12 exam syllabus. Read More: CBSE 12th Syllabus 2024

The schedule for the CBSE 12th Exam 2024 has already been released on the board's official website. The CBSE 12th exam 2024 will begin in the month of February 2024. Students are advised to consistently prepare for the annual board examinations throughout the year. Students must approach the CBSE 12th board exams with the right strategy and guidance. Students and parents are also advised to visit the official CBSE website for the latest exam-related updates.

CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024: Key Points

Students are advised to thoroughly go through and understand the latest CBSE 12th syllabus 2024. Doing so will enable the students to approach the CBSE 12th exams 2024 with the right strategy.

Students must know the following key points with regard to the CBSE 12th exam pattern:

  • The paper for each subject will carry a total of 100 marks 
  • Students need to secure a minimum of 33% in every subject and overall, in order to qualify the CBSE 12th exams 2024
  • Students are required to cover the entire CBSE 12th syllabus of their respective subjects for the annual board examinations
  • CBSE 12th exams 2024 are being conducted in the offline mode (pen and paper format) and the duration of each exam will be 3 hours

CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024

Students must carefully go through the subject-wise exam pattern for their respective CBSE class 12 subjects. The exam pattern and the marking scheme will vary for different subjects

CBSE 12th Mathematics Exam Pattern 2024

Sections in the question paper

Type and Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Weightage (in terms of Marks)

Section A

18 MCQs and 2 Assertion-Reason Based Questions

1

20

Section B

5 Very short answer-type questions

2

10

Section C

6 short answer type questions

3

18

Section D

4 long answer type questions

5

20

Section E

3 Source-based/case-based questions/passage-based/integrated units of assessment

4

12

TOTAL MARKS

80

CBSE 12th Mathematics Exam Pattern 2024: Unit-wise Weightage 

Unit No. and Name 

Weightage (in terms of marks)

Unit 1: Relations and Functions

8

Unit 2: Algebra

10

Unit 3: Calculus

35

Unit 4: Vectors and Three - Dimensional Geometry

14

Unit 5: Linear Programming

5

Unit 6: Probability

8

TOTAL MARKS (THEORY)

80

TOTAL MARKS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

20

GRAND TOTAL

100

CBSE 12th Physics Exam Pattern 2024

Sections in the question paper

Type and Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Weightage (in terms of Marks)

Section A

16 questions

1

16

Section B

5 questions

2

10

Section C

7 questions

3

21

Section D

2 case study-based questions

4

8

Section E

3 long answer questions

5

15

TOTAL MARKS

70

CBSE 12th Physics Exam Pattern 2024: Unit-wise Weightage 

Unit No. and Name

Chapters

Weightage (in terms of marks)

Unit 1: Electrostatics

Chapter–1: Electric Charges and Fields 

Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

16

Unit 2: Current Electricity

Chapter–3: Current Electricity

Unit 3: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism 

Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter

17

Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents 

Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction 

Chapter–7: Alternating Current

Unit 5: Electromagnetic Waves 

Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves

18

Unit 6: Optics

Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments 

Chapter–10: Wave Optics 

Unit 7: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

12

Unit 8: Atoms and Nuclei

Chapter–12: Atoms 

Chapter–13: Nuclei

Unit 9: Electronic Devices

Chapter–14: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

7

TOTAL MARKS (THEORY)

70

TOTAL MARKS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

30

GRAND TOTAL

100

CBSE 12th Chemistry Exam Pattern 2024

Sections in the question paper

Type and Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Weightage (in terms of Marks)

Section A

16 MCQs

1

16

Section B

5 very short answer-type questions

2

10

Section C

7 short answer type questions

3

21

Section D 

2 case-based questions

4

8

Section E

3 long answer questions

5

15

TOTAL MARKS

70

CBSE 12th Chemistry Exam Pattern 2024: Unit-wise Weightage 

Unit No. and Name

Weightage (in terms of marks)

Unit II: Solutions 

7

Unit III: Electrochemistry 

9

Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics 

7

Unit VIII: d and f Block Elements 

7

Unit IX: Coordination Compounds 

7

Unit X: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

6

Unit XI: Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 

6

Unit XII: Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 

8

Unit XIII: Amines

6

Unit XIV: Biomolecules 

7

TOTAL MARKS (THEORY)

70

TOTAL MARKS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

30

GRAND TOTAL

100

CBSE 12th Biology Exam Pattern 2024

Sections in the question paper

Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Weightage (in terms of Marks)

Section A

16

1

16

Section B

5

2

10

Section C

7

3

21

Section D 

2 case-based questions

4

8


Section E


3


5


15

TOTAL MARKS

70

CBSE 12th Biology Exam Pattern 2024: Unit-wise Weightage 

Unit No. and Name

Weightage (in terms of marks)

Unit VI: Reproduction

16

Unit VII: Genetics and Evolution

20

Unit VIII: Biology and Human Welfare

12

Unit IX: Biotechnology and its Applications

12

Unit X: Ecology and Environment 

10

TOTAL MARKS (THEORY)

70

TOTAL MARKS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

30

GRAND TOTAL

100

CBSE 12th Accountancy Exam Pattern 2024

Sections in the question paper 

Topics covered

Weightage (in terms of marks)

Part A: Accounting for Partnership Firms and Companies

(compulsory for all)

Accounting for Partnership Firms

36

Accounting for Companies

24

Part B (contains internal choice, students must attempt either of the two options)

Option (i) Financial Statement Analysis

- Analysis of Financial Statements

- Cash Flow Statement 

OR

Option (ii) Computerized Accounting

 - Computerized Accounting 

20

TOTAL MARKS (THEORY)

80

TOTAL MARKS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

20

GRAND TOTAL

100

CBSE 12th Economics Exam Pattern 2024

Sections in the question paper 

Unit No. and Name

Weightage (in terms of marks)

Part A: Introductory Macroeconomics

Unit 1: National Income and Related Aggregates

10

Unit 2: Money and Banking 

6

Unit 3: Determination of Income and Employment 

12

Unit 4: Government Budget and the Economy 

6

Unit 5: Balance of Payments

6

Part B: Indian Economic Development

Unit 6: Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991 

12

Unit 7: Current Challenges facing Indian Economy 

20

Unit 8: Development Experience of India – A Comparison with Neighbours 

8

TOTAL MARKS (THEORY)

80

TOTAL MARKS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

20

GRAND TOTAL

100

CBSE 12th English Core Exam Pattern 2024

Sections in the question paper

Weightage (in terms of Marks)

Section A: Reading Skills

22

Section B: Creative Writing Skills

18

Section C: Literature

40

TOTAL MARKS (THEORY)

80

TOTAL MARKS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

20

GRAND TOTAL

100

CBSE 12th Political Science Exam Pattern 2024

Sections in the question paper

Weightage (in terms of marks)

Section A - MCQs

12

Section B - very short answer type questions

12

Section C - short answer type questions

20

Section D - passage, cartoon and map based questions

12

Section E - long answer type questions

24

TOTAL MARKS 

80

CBSE 12th Political Science Exam Pattern 2024: Unit-wise weightage 

Part

Chapter No. and Name

Weightage (in terms of marks)

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

Chapter 1: The End of Bipolarity 

6

Chapter 2: Contemporary Centres of Power

12

Chapter 3: Contemporary South Asia

Chapter 4: International Organizations

12

Chapter 5: Security in Contemporary World

Chapter 6: Environment and Natural Resources

10

Chapter 7: Globalisation


Part B: Politics in India since Independence 

Chapter 1: Challenges of Nation-Building 

10

Chapter 2: Era of One-Party Dominance 

Chapter 3: Politics of Planned Development

2

Chapter 4: India’s External Relations 

10



Chapter 5: Challenges to and Restoration of the Congress System

Chapter 6: The Crisis of Democratic Order 

10

Chapter 7: Regional Aspirations 

Chapter 8: Recent Developments in Indian Politics 

8

TOTAL MARKS (THEORY)

80

TOTAL MARKS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

20

GRAND TOTAL

100

Also Check: CBSE 12th Previous Year Papers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the latest CBSE 12th exam pattern 2024?

As per the latest CBSE 12th exam pattern, competency-based questions (MCQs, case-based, source-based questions, etc.) will carry 40% weightage, multiple choice questions (MCQs) will carry 20% weightage and short/answer type questions will carry 40% weightage.

What is the passing criteria in the CBSE 12th exams 2024?

Students must score a minimum of 33% marks in each subject and overall in order to clear the CBSE 12th examination 2024.

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