CBSE Class 12 Physics paper 2024 'followed sample paper pattern'; difficulty level, analysis

CBSE Class 12 Physics Exam Analysis: Questions asked in the CBSE Class 12 Physics board exam were average, application based and moderately lengthy.


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The exam was held from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at various centres across the country. (Representational/ PTI)The exam was held from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at various centres across the country. (Representational/ PTI)

Ayushi Bisht | March 4, 2024 | 04:40 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has successfully conducted the Class 12 Physics exam today, March 4. The CBSE Class 12 Physics paper was moderate to challenging as per student reactions and analysis by teachers. The exam was held from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at various centres across the country.

According to Poonam Soni, HOD Science Manav Rachna International School, Sector 46, Gurugram, "The Physics exam is always tricky due to the subject’s conceptual nature. Questions asked in the CBSE Class 12 Physics board exam were average, application based and moderately lengthy".

The teacher added that the CBSE paper was moderately challenging for average students but students who would have studied the concepts comprehensively, will be able to score good. A few MCQ's & case based questions were bit tricky & time consuming. However, 5 markers were NCERT based. In Section C & D questions were mostly competency based thereby testing the analytical, inferential and logical skills of the students.

CBSE Class 12 Physics section-wise analysis

Yogita Sharma, PGT Physics, Academic Coordinator KIIT World School, Gurugram said, "The paper pattern and format of the CBSE Class 12 Physics Paper 2023-24 were according to the latest Class 12 Physics Sample Paper 2023-24 (issued by CBSE).

There were 5 sections in the paper- A, B, C, D and E. Section A contains sixteen MCQ of 1 mark each, Section B contains five questions of two marks each, Section C contains seven questions of three marks each, Section D contains two case study based questions of 4 marks each, section E contains three long questions of five marks each. There was no overall choice. However, internal choices were provided in some questions.

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As per students, the difficulty level of the question paper was Moderate to Challenging. Most time-consuming section was Section C, Difficulty level of numerical problems was Medium, according to students.

All the questions in the paper were from the latest CBSE 12th Physics syllabus. Students felt that the theory questions tested the student’s depth.The CBSE Class 12 Physics question paper was tougher than the CBSE Class 12 sample question paper. Question paper was also lengthy and time-consuming. Most students felt “Section-C” was difficult and time-consuming. Section C is considered difficult, while Section D is considered moderate to difficult level.

According to Sharma, the questions on the exam ranged in difficulty from moderate to challenging. Most of the questions required students to use critical thinking and application.

"Questions in Set 1 & 3 were similar, whereas in Set 2 tricky application-based and graph questions were different.
Overall a challenging to moderate paper as far as the difficulty level is concerned, with a balanced approach for all kinds of students", Sharma added.

Beena B Nair, Executive Editor, MTG Learning Media, the paper was moderate and well-balanced. The paper adhered to the prescribed curriculum, providing a fair assessment of the students’ preparedness. Standard qualities of numerical problems were asked to test the analytical ability of students.

Section A had MCQs that required logical thinking while Assertion and Reason type questions could be found from NCERT textbook lines. Section B and Section C had moderate level questions that required critical thinking to answer. Section D had application-based and competency-based questions.

Section E was theoretical and conceptual that could be solved by students having in depth knowledge of the textbook. The overall question paper was moderate, with a combination of remembering, understanding and analytical skills questions.

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