In Tamil Nadu, the final year of higher secondary education is known as Class 12. Students who pass the exams are awarded Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). The responsibility of setting the syllabus and conducting the exams lies with the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education. Established in 1910, the secondary education board is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education of the state government. It is headquartered in the state capital Chennai.
Preparing for Class 12 Exams
The marks obtained in these exams are used as eligibility criteria, and as cut-off for admission to higher education, technical and medical courses. Therefore preparations begin early. In our attempt to help you with your endeavour, we have put together a wide range of critical resources such as:
Tamil Nadu Class 12 Time table
Among all the streams in Class 12, Science and Maths are the most competitive with admissions to engineering and medical colleges at stake. You will find our dedicated pages to these subjects particularly useful.
Marking Scheme for TN Board Class 12 Exams
The marking scheme for Class 12 science and maths exams consists of both objective and essay-type questions. A clear understanding of the scheme enables you to not only prepare well for the exams but also effectively manage three crucial hours of exam duration.
For example, a look at the maths question paper from 2018 shows that there are 40 objective type questions, and 10 questions (to be answered out of 16) each from short and long answers. If you answer 40 objective type questions in 50 minutes, you can then allocate 45 minutes to answer short-answer questions and 85 minutes to answer essay-type questions. This is just an example and it is completely up to you to come up with your own allocation based on your strengths and weaknesses.
You could also classify the questions based on individual chapters so you know which chapters require more preparation time. In the example we have considered, Analytical Geometry has the highest marks allocated in the question paper followed by Vector Algebra and Differential Calculus. Remember, scoring well is all about effective planning and strategy.