Tips For CBSE 12th Board Exams: Mathematics

CBSE Board Exam

CBSE 12th board examination is one of the few glorified examinations in our country. Every student tries his/her level best to come up with the best results in this examination. Mathematics is considered as one of the toughest subjects to score in CBSE 12th board examinations. So let us have a look at some important tips and tricks for scoring good marks in class 12th mathematics.

  • For CBSE 12th board examination, NCERT mathematics part-1 and part-2 are considered as the best books for preparation. They give an idea of topics that are to be covered in a chapter in the most conducive way considering the board examinations. Apart from NCERT, a candidate can keep one reference book like R.S. Agarwal, R.D. Sharma etc. But the use of too many books should be avoided.
  • While studying for the first time each chapter should be given equal importance irrespective of their marks weightage. Try to understand the concepts rather than memorizing them.
  • Once you have completed a chapter make sure that you attempt all the problems mentioned in the NCERT textbooks related to that chapter.
  • Once you have covered all the chapters, start solving CBSE board sample papers and previous year papers. A thorough study of previous year question papers reveals not only the marks weightage of different chapters but also the type of questions that may be asked from different chapters as the pattern of CBSE board is more or less static.
  • Put more stress on topics from calculus as they carry a heavy weightage in your question paper. Do not ignore probability as it is the most scoring part. If you cover sample papers you would acknowledge that questions from probability follow a similar pattern every year.
  • Solving CBSE board sample papers also prepares you to manage your time accordingly on the day of your examination.
  • While writing in the examination you must try and provide your solution in the most comprehensive way so that it is easy for the examiner to evaluate. For questions involving proofs, you must mention each and every point you have used while moving from one step to another. Avoid jumping between steps of your solution.
  • Given below is the weightage of different topics and the question paper structure for CBSE 12th Board Exams.

Weightage to different topics:

S.No. Topics Marks
1. Relations and functions 10
2. Algebra 13
3. Calculus 44
4. Vectors & three-dimensional Geometry 17
5. Linear programming 06
6. Probability 10
Total 100

Question paper structure:

S.No Types of question Marks for each question No. of questions Total marks
1 Long Answer question 6 7 42
2 Short Answer 4 12 48
5 Very short answer questions 1 10 10
Total 29 100

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Practise This Question

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