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CBSE Class XII Physics Exam Pattern

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The weightage of the distribution of marks over different dimensions of the Physics question paper shall be as follows:

A. Weightage to content/ subject units
Unit Marks
Electrostatics 08
Current Electricity 07
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism 08
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating current 08
Electromagnetic Waves 03
Optics 14
Dual Nature of Matter 04
Atoms and Nuclei 06
Electronic Devices 07
Communication Systems 05
Total 70
B. Weightage to form of questions
S.No. Form of Questions Marks for each No. of Total Marks
Question Questions
1. Long Answer Type (LA) 5 3 15
2. Short Answer (SAI) 3 09 27
3. Short Answer (SAII) 2 10 20
4. Very Short Answer (VSA) 1 08 08


30 70
  1. Scheme of Options
  1. There will be no overall option.
  2. Internal choices (either / or type) on a very selective basis has been given in five questions. This internal choice is given in any one question of 2 marks, any one question of 3 marks and all three questions of 5 marks weightage.
  3. A Weightage of about 15 marks, in total, has been assigned to numericals.
E. Weightage to difficulty level of questions.


Estimated difficulty level Percentage
1. Easy 15
2. Average 70
3. Difficult 15


A weightage of 20% has been assigned to questions which test higher order thinking skills of students.


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