Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board 12th Exam
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board 12th Exam

GSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2024: Check Latest Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme for Class 12 Subjects

The GSEB HSC exam pattern 2024 has been revised. The class 12 exam pattern has been revised keeping in mind the National Education Policy 2020. The new exam pattern will be applicable from academic session 2023-24.
GSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2024

GSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2024

GSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2024: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board releases the GSEB HSC exam pattern 2024. The exam pattern consists of marks distribution, total marks, exam duration, and other factors. For most subjects, the theory examination consists of two parts: Part A and Part B, each having a weightage of 50 marks. The exam pattern is provided by GSEB as per skill objective, type of question, and chapter-wise weightage. 

The total marks of the theory examination is 100 and the time duration of the examination is 3 hours. Students need to score at least 33% in the GSEB HSC exam to qualify. There is no negative marking in the examination. 

Various objectives are assessed in the GSEB higher secondary examination such as knowledge, understanding, application, and higher-order thinking skills. There are various types of questions asked in the examination such as multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and long answer questions. Each of the objectives and question types has its own marks weightage

GSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2024 Revised

The various changes introduced in the GSEB HSC exam pattern 2024 are as follows: 

  • More objective questions, less descriptive questions: Objective questions will now carry 30% weightage, up from 20%. Descriptive questions to carry 20% weightage, down from 30%.
  • For the Class 12 Science Stream, 50 percent of MCQs were retained but changes were announced in descriptive questions: Students will be given general options from within the question paper, instead of internal options within questions. 
  • Class 12 Science Stream students can take supplementary exams in all subjects: Earlier, students could only take supplementary exams in two subjects
  • Class 12 General Stream students can take supplementary exams in two subjects: Previously, students could only take supplementary exams in one subject.

GSEB HSC Physics Exam Pattern 2024

Weightage According to Objective

Objectives 

Knowledge

Understanding

Application

Synthesis/Analysis

Inference/Evaluative

Total

Part A

6

15

16

13

-

50

Part B

6

15

16

8

5

50

Total Marks

12

30

32

21

5

100

Weightage According to Question Type

Part-A

Question Type

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Multiple Choice Questions

50

50

Part- B

Question Type

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Short Answer Type (SA-I)

8

16

Short Answer Type (SA-II)

6

18

Long Answer Type (LA) 

4

16

Total

18

50

Chapter-wise Marks Distribution

Chapter Name

Marks 

Electric Charges and Fields

7

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

8

Current Electricity

9

Moving Charges and Magnetism

8

Magnetism and Matter

5

Electromagnetic Induction

5

Alternating Current

8

Electromagnetic Waves

5

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

9

Wave Optics

11

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matters

6

Atoms

7

Nuclei

5

Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices

7

GSEB HSC Chemistry Exam Pattern 2024

Weightage According to Objective

Objectives

Knowledge

Understanding

Application

Higher Order Thinking Skill

Total Marks

Part-A

5

13

17

15

50

Part-B

5

15

15

15

50

Total Marks

10

28

32

30

100

Weightage According to Question Type

Part-A 

Question Type

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Multiple Choice Questions

50

50

Part-B

Question Type

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Short Answer Type (SA-I)

8

16

Short Answer Type (SA-II)

6

18

Long Answer Type (LA) 

4

16

Total

18

50

Chapter-wise Marks Distribution

Chapter Name

Marks

The Solid State

7

Solutions

7

Electrochemistry

8

Chemical Kinetics

8

Surface Chemistry

6

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

5

The p-block Elements

7

The d- and f- block elements

6

Coordination Compounds

8

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

6

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

6

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

6

Amines

6

Biomolecules

6

Polymers

5

Chemistry in Everyday Life

3

GSEB HSC Biology Exam Pattern 2024

Weightage According to Objective

Objectives 

Knowledge

Understanding

Application

Synthesis/Analysis

Inference/Evaluative

Total

Part A

5

15

15

8

7

50

Part B

5

15

15

9

6

50

Total Marks

10

30

30

17

13

100

Weightage According to Question Type

Part-A 

Question Type

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Multiple Choice Questions

50

50

Part-B

Question Type

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Short Answer Type (SA-I)

8

16

Short Answer Type (SA-II)

6

18

Long Answer Type (LA) 

4

16

Total

18

50

Chapter-wise Marks Distribution

Chapter Name

Marks

Reproduction in Organisms

5

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

5

Human Reproduction

6

Reproduction Health

4

Principle of Inheritance and Variation

9

Molecular Basis of Inheritance

8

Evolution

7

Human health and disease 

8

Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

7

Microbes in Human welfare

7

Biotechnology : Principles and Processes 

8

Biotechnology and its Applications

6

Organisms and Populations

6

Ecosystem

4

Biodiversity and conservation

6

Environmental Issues

4

Gujarat Board HSC English Exam Pattern 2024

Weightage According to Objective

Objectives

Part-A

Part-B

Total

Knowledge

11

2

13

Understanding

13

6

19

Application

17

13

30

Synthesis/Analysis

6

12

18

Evaluative/Inference

3

17

20

Weightage According to Question Type

Part-A 

Question Type

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Multiple Choice Questions

50

50

Part-B

Question Type

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Essay Type

4

20

Long Answer Type

1

4

Short Answer Type (SA-I)

6

6

Short Answer Type (SA-II)

10

20

Total

21

50

Section-wise Weightage

Section

Marks

Reading Skill

5

Writing Skill

15

Grammar

10

Literature and Supplementary Reader

20

Total

50

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who releases the exam pattern of GSEB 12th board examination ?

GSEB releases the exam pattern of GSEB 12th board examination on its official website.

What is the GSEB HSC exam pattern 2024?

The GSEB 12th board exam pattern consists of the marks distribution according to objective, question type and chapter. The exam paper for most subjects consists of Part A with multiple choice questions and Part B with subjective questions.

What are the total marks of the examination and time duration?

The total marks of the examination is 100 marks and the duration of each exam is 3 hours.

What are the passing marks required to clear the GSEB HSC examination ?

The passing marks required to clear the GSEB HSC examination is 33%. Candidates who fail to secure 33% will have to re-appear and qualify in the supplementary examination. 

Which are the two textbooks prescribed in GSEB HSC English syllabus ?

Flamingo and Vistas are the two textbooks prescribed in GSEB HSC English syllabus.

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