After reducing 30% of the syllabus for Class 12, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now changed the question paper pattern, giving more weightage to multiple-choice based questions and those based on case studies. Several schools, after the release of sample question papers for Classes 10 & 12, said the weightage for MCQs had increased by nearly 10%. For subjects like physics, questions based on thinking skills such as ascertaining and reasoning have been introduced. In biology, MCQs have been replaced with short-answer type questions.
Earlier, the question paper would focus on knowledge-based questions. Now, they are shifting to understanding and application-oriented questions.
But the paper appears to be lengthy, hence students should practice more and more to score good marks. Students preparing for CBSE 10th & 12th board exams 2021 are also advised to thoroughly analyse the latest CBSE Sample Papers 2021 and CBSE Marking Scheme 2021 to understand all the changes in the new exam pattern of CBSE board exams 2021.