CBSE Class 12 Physics Exam 2018: Question Paper Analysis

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the Class 12 Physics Examination on 7th March 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 5 lakh candidates appeared for Class 12 Physics examination this year. Physics exam is considered as one of the major subjects in 12th standard. CBSE provides its students 15 minutes time to read the question paper, so the physics question paper was distributed at 10:15 a.m. and the exam began at 10:30 a.m.

Question Pattern

The question pattern of the CBSE Class 12 Physics exam was according to the guidelines of the board. The CBSE Class 12 Physics question paper consisted of 5 sections viz. A, B, C, D and E which carried a total of 70 marks. The time duration of the exam was 3 hours. The complete details about each section of CBSE Class 12 Physics exam are given below.

Section

Question Type

No.Of Questions

Marks of Each Question

Total Marks

A

Very Short Answer Type

5

1

5

B

Short Answer Type

5

2

10

C

Short Answer Type

12

3

36

D

Based On Value

1

4

4

E

Long Answer Type

3

5

15

 

Total –

26

 

70

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Chapter-Wise Marks Weightage

In comparison with CBSE 2017 Physics Exam, the questions on optics were a little difficult. The weightage of marks was similar to previous years paper. Exam analysts say that most of the students attempted between 45 to 55 marks in the exam.

The chapter wise marks weightage along with the comparison with previous years paper is given in the table below.

Topic Name

Marks Weightage (2017)

Marks Weightage (2018)

Electric Charges and Fields

3

8

Current Electricity

7

7

Electrostatic Potential and

Capacitance

12

3

Magnetism and Matter

0

5

Moving Charges and

Magnetism

7

4

Alternating Current

12

9

Electromagnetic Induction

7

8

Ray Optics and Optical

Instruments

15

8

Electromagnetic Waves

3

3

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

4

3

Wave Optics

8

11

Nuclei

4

4

Atoms

2

3

Communication Systems

6

5

Semiconductor Electronics

6

6

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Overview of CBSE Class 12 Physics Exam 2018

Difficulty Level

Medium

Time-Consuming Section

Section C

Toughest Section

Section C and Section E

Numerical Problems Difficulty

Medium

Average Expected Score

45 to 60

General Review

According to most students, derivations were less as compared to previous year. The questions were more logical and had reasoning questions and students needed conceptual understanding to solve the questions. Around 4 to 5 questions were similar from previous years question paper. Many students said that the numerical portion of physics exam was complicated and the paper was lengthy.

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