CBSE Board Change 12th Class Examination Pattern for Session 2019-20

Posted on 24 July, 2019 at 11:41 am    Share With Twitter :   

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Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced some major changes in the exam pattern for 12th class in the academic session 2019-20. As per the new examination pattern, CBSE has provided more weight to the school-based/internal assessment. The major change will be observed in the questions paper format in the board examination 2020. Question papers will have the number of objective type questions.


CBSE changed the examination pattern with an aim to:


  • Discourage students from rote learning
  • Develop analytical skills and reasoning abilities among students
  • Produce better results and improve the academic quality of institutions.


CBSE 12th Class Exam Pattern: What are the major changes?


1. Internal assessment in all subjects


Earlier, the internal assessment was not included in all the subjects of 12th class like Maths, languages, Political Science. As per the new assessment Pattern, now, about 20% marks will be kept for internal assessment in all these subjects. Thus, form the March 2020 board examination, the CSBE board paper will carry 80% marks. However, for the Science and fine arts the weightage will remain unchanged.


Format of internal assessment in CBSE 12th Class Maths subject is as follows:


Unit Name Marks
I. Relations and Functions 8
II. Algebra 10
III. Calculus 35
IV. Vectors and Three - Dimensional Geometry 14
V. Linear Programming 05
VI. Probability 08
Total 80
Internal Assessment 20


2. More Number of Objective Type questions


This comes as a major relief for 12th class students that CBSE will be introducing 25% multiple choice questions in all the subjects in board examination 2020. Thus, out of 80, only 60 marks will be assigned to the subjective type questions where students are needed to write detailed answers. This will definitely help students improve their marks in examinations and lessen the burden of writing a lengthy paper. Moreover, multiple choice questions will push students to study every topic with proper understanding.


3. Increased Number of Internal Choices in Different Questions


CBSE Board had already introduced more number of internal choices in 2019 Board Examinations where the internal options in all sections of question paper were raised by 33%. The same practice shall continue henceforth for all subjects in the 12th class board examination 2020. The increased number of choices helps students choose a question which they are more confident about. This definitely supports them enhance their marks in the board exam.


CBSE Board has also eliminated few chapters form the syllabus of CBSE 12th Class Chemistry and Physics for academic session 2019-2020. Students must check the latest CBSE syllabus to know the topics prescribed for board examination 2020.

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