CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024 ‣ Class 12 Board New Pattern for All Subjects

CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024 –  CBSE class 12th exam pattern for the academic year 2023-24 has been revised. The board will conduct only single term exam this year. As per CBSE board exam date 2024 Class 12, the exams will be held from February 15, 2024, tentatively. Read further article to know complete information about CBSE 12th class exam pattern 2024.

In the article, we have shared complete Exam Pattern of all the subjects dealt in CBSE Class 12 2024. Students and teachers can go through subject-wise exam pattern followed and ace up the exam preparation. It is necessary to score 33% in the board exam theory & practical exams.

CBSE Class 12 Exam Pattern 2024 – Marking Scheme

  • CBSE Class 12 marking scheme for most of the subjects are divided into two parts. An overview of exam pattern of each subject.
    • For a theory paper, the written exam carries a weight age of 80 Marks. and internal assessment carries the weightage of 20 marks.
    • For a subject with practical, the theory paper will carry 70 marks and 30 marks are reserved for practical.
  • The internal assessment comprises practical exams, projects, on time book submission  and overall performance throughout the year.
  • Duration of exam for each paper is 3 hours to solve CBSE Class 12 Sample paper 2024.
  • CBSE class 12 board exams are not influenced by negative marking scheme.

Students may go through the CBSE Class 12 Exam pattern followed in each paper.

SubjectsTheory ExamPractical Exam/Internal Assessment
Political Science8020
Computer Science7030
Business Studies8020
CBSE Class 12 Exam Pattern 2024

CBSE 12th class Board Exam- Marking scheme

All the students have to secure at least 33% CBSE pass marks in each subject to clear CBSE 12th exam including theory, practical and internal assessment. Also, the aggregate marks should be 33%. Students who fail to get 33% marks can appear for compartment exams to get a second chance.

CBSE Class 12 English Marking Scheme 2024

SectionTotal Marks
Reading Skills22
Creative Writing Skills18
Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Texts40
Grand Total100

CBSE Class 12 Physics Marking Scheme 2024

Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
1 Mark Questions1616
2 Mark Questions510
3 Mark Questions721
5 Marks Questions315
4 Mark Questions28

CBSE Class 12 Mathematics Marking Scheme 2024

Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
1 Mark2020 × 1= 20
2 Marks55 × 2= 10
3 Marks66× 3= 18
4 Marks33 × 4= 12
5 Marks45 × 4 = 20

CBSE Class 12 History Marking Scheme 2024

Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
1 Mark2121
3 Marks618
8 Marks324
4 Marks312
5 Marks15

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Marking Scheme 2024

Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
1 Mark1616
2 Marks510
3 Marks721
4 Marks28
5 Marks315

CBSE Class 12 Biology Marking Scheme 2024

Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
1 Mark1616
2 Marks510
3 Marks721
4 Marks28
5 Marks315

CBSE Class 12 Business Studies Marking Scheme 2024

Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
1 Mark2020
3 Marks412
4 Marks624
6 Marks424

CBSE Class 12 Accountancy Marking Scheme 2024

Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Part A
1 Mark1616
3 Mark412
4 Mark28
6 Mark424
Part B
1 Mark44
3 Mark26
4 Mark14
6 Mark16

CBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024  – Subjects criteria

Students have to appear for a total of 5 to 6 subjects (As selected) which includes 3 Mandatory subjects and 2 elective subject which depends upon the stream. Below, we have listed subjects of CBSE 12th class Syllabus 2024.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Accounts 
  • Business studies
  • Economics
  • Computer science
  • English
  • Hindi
Language 1 Hindi Elective or Hindi Core or English Elective or English Core 
Language 2/Subject 2Any one Language OR Any one Academic Elective
Subject 3
Any three compulsory Electives from a pool of Academic and Skill subjects
Subject 4
Subject 5
Language 3/Subject 6Any optional Elective from a pool of Languages, Academic and Skill subjects
Health and Physical Education 
Compulsory subjects having only internal assessment
Work Experience
General Studies
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CBSE Exam Pattern class 12th – Important points

Key pointers for the CBSE class 12th exam pattern 2024 has been discussed below

  • The time duration for the examination will be 3 hours.
  • Each paper will carry 100 marks which will be divided in 2 section theory and practical or internal assessment.
  • Theory papers will carry the weightage of 80 marks per subject and the rest 20 marks will be given on bases of internal assessments which includes practical exams, projects and overall performance throughout the year.
  • The nature of the questions will be competency based which includes MCQs, case-based questions and also source based questions.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • The medium of the exam will be English/Hindi (as selected).

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FAQs related to CBSE 12th exam pattern 2024

  1. Will there be any internal marks for English and math?

    Yes. Internal marks will be of 20 marks for each subject.

  2. Will there be 2 board exams in 2024?

    No. There will be only one exam conducted at the end of the academic year, supposedly in February 2024.

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