PSEB Exam pattern for Class 10 and 12

The Punjab School Education Board was founded in the year 1969 and its headquarter is located in Chandigarh city. The PSEB is well-known for its quality education and academic structure. Every year in the month of March and April, this board conducts exams for both Class 11 and 12.

Exam pattern for Class 10 and 12

Both Class 10 and 12 are a crucial stage in every student’s life as it shapes the student’s career. Therefore, students appearing for the board exams should prepare effectively to perform their best in the examinations. The Punjab Board has subject experts who are mainly involved in designing the question papers after carefully researching the syllabus.

The Exam pattern provided here gives students a clear idea about the original question paper, which reduces students exam anxiety and makes them confident before the exam.

The pattern of examination is officially divided into four sections:

  1. Section A includes objective type of questions carrying 1 mark each.
  2. Section B includes very short type of questions carrying 2 marks each.
  3. Section C includes short type of questions carrying 4 marks each.
  4. Section D includes long type of questions carrying 6 marks each.

In all the sections, all questions are compulsory and each question carries individual marks. The total duration for each subject is 3 hours. The details of the exam pattern are given below:

Exam pattern for Class 10

For Class 10, the subject includes:

  1. Punjabi -I
  2. Punjabi-II
  3. English
  4. Hindi
  5. Mathematics
  6. Science
  7. Social Science
  8. Computer Science
  9. Elective Subjects
Subject Total Marks Theory Practicals CCE Min Pass Marks
Punjabi -I 75 70 5 25
Punjabi-II 75 65 10 25
English 100 90 10 33
Hindi 100 90 10 33
Mathematics 100 80 10 10 33
Science 100 70 20 10 33
Social Science 100 90 10 33
Computer Science 100 50 40 10 33
Elective Subjects 100 90 10 33

Exam pattern for Class 12

For Class 12, students have 5 compulsory subjects, followed by the combinations including science, commerce and other combinations. The subjects for class 12 include:

  1. General English
  2. General Punjabi
  3. Environmental Education
  4. Computer Science
  5. Elective Subjects
  6. Combinations – Science, Commerce and Arts
Subject Total

Marks

Theory Practicals CCE Min Pass marks
General English 75 65 10 25
General Punjabi 75 65 10 25
Environmental Education 50 45 5 17
Computer Science 100 50 40 10 33
Elective Subjects 100 90 10 33

For Science Group

Subject Total

Marks

Theory Practicals CCE Min Pass Marks
Physics 100 70 20 10 33
Chemistry 100 70 20 10 33
Biology 100 70 20 10 33
Mathematics 100 90 10 33

For Commerce Group

Subject Total

Marks

Theory Practicals CCE Min Pass Marks
Business Studies-II 75 65 10 25
Accountancy II 75 50 15 10 25
Business Economics &

Quantitative Methods-II

75 65 10 25
Fundamentals of

E-Business

75 50 15 10 25

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