(Notification) Change in History Paper: Class XII effective for the Board Examination: 2012

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Central Board of Secondary Education

Design Of Question Paper History Class XII :

The following changes have been made in the design of the Question Paper in History for Class XII:
  • Marks for each question in the long answer section have been increased from 8 to 10 marks. The suggested word limit of answer to each long answer question has been enhanced to 500 words (earlier word limit 250 words)

  • The number of very short answer questions of 2 marks has been reduced from 5 to 3 questions. The following is the updated weightage of marks to form of

Weightage to form of questions:

Form of question marks No. of questions Marks for each question Total
Long answer (LA) 2 10 20
Short answer (SA) 8 5 40
Very short answers 3 2 6
Passage based questions* 3 8 24
Skill (Map work) 2 5 10
Total 18   100

Note : Each Passage based question will have 3-4 questions with marks ranging from 1 to 4.


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