NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the Economics exam for class XII students on March 27, 2019. The class XII exams had started on February 15, 2019. For students belonging to the Humanities category, Economics is one of the most important papers. The exam will be held from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, which means students will have three hours to finish the entire paper.
Candidates can go through the following effective tips to ace the exam:
1) Practice last year’s sample question papers to form an idea of the question pattern, the weightage of sections, and the question type as well.
2) Students must time themselves and practice model question papers to get accustomed with the three-hour duration, and sharpen their time efficiency.
3) Go through the solved sample papers by CBSE to develop a strong understanding of concepts, which in turn will help you to address questions better.
4) Check the marking scheme of the exam and marks allocated to each section to score maximum marks.
5) Students must prepare to write to-the-point answers
Sections of the question paper
There are two sections in the question paper – Part A titled “Introductory Micro Economics” and Part B titled “Introductory Macro Economics”. Both the sections are allotted with 40 marks each and there is an additional 20 marks given to project work, together making the entire exam of 100 marks. The paper is split among questions that are based on knowledge, understanding and application.
* There are six long answer questions carrying 6 marks each
* There are two parts of eight short answer questions. The part of short questions carry 4 marks each while the second part of short questions carry 3 marks each
* There are four parts of very short answer questions with each part carrying 2 questions.
* In both section A and B, there will be internal choice in two questions – one in 6 marks questions and the other in 4 marks
CBSE Class 12 Economics: Marking Scheme
|Part A||Part A Introductory Microeconomics||Marks|
|Consumer’s Equilibrium and Demand||13|
|Producer Behaviour and Supply||13|
|Forms of market and Price Determination under
perfect competition with simple applications
|Part B||Part B Introductory Macroeconomics|
|National Income and Related Aggregates||10|
|Money and Banking||6|
|Determination of Income and Employment||12|
|Government Budget and the Economy||6|
|Balance of Payments||6|
|Part C||Project Work||20|