CBSE 12th Board: Date Sheet, Syllabus and Pattern

Updated Tue, 02 Feb 2021 04:34 PM IST

The Central Board for Secondary Education conducts the Class 12 Board Exams for students studying in schools affiliated to CBSE Board. These exams are conducted once in a year. They are considered very important for students as clearing these exams with different minimum percentages is important for different careers that students would like to choose after Class 12. The CBSE Board has announced that the Practical Board Exams for Class 12 will be conducted between January 1 and February 8, 2021 within the schools. The Board has not released the date sheet for the theoretical exams yet however it is expected that the date sheet will be released in January 2021 and the admit cards will be made available 15-20 days prior to the exams. 

CBSE 12th Board Exams Overview:
Release of Date Sheet January 2021
Practical Exams 1st January 2021-8th February 2021
Theoretical Exams May 2021 (tentatively)
Announcement of Result July 2021

CBSE 12th Board Exam Syllabus 
Keeping the pandemic in mind and how it has led to schoold remaining closed for the entire academic year, the CBSE Board has reduced the syllabus by 30% for various subjects.

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Students must go through the revised syllabus to study only what is required for the exam. 
CBSE 2021 Revised Syllabus for Class 11 and 12:

Accountancy  Business Studies
Biology Chemistry
Physics Mathematics
Applied Mathematics Economics
History Bio-Technology
Computer Science  Engineering Graphics
English Core Elective English
Entrepreneurship Hindi Core
Hindi Elective Geography
Home Science Informatics Practices
Legal Studies Physical Education
Political Science Psychology

CBSE Class 12th Exam 2021 Date Sheet Released
The datesheet for Class 12 Board Exams is released at The practical exams will be held between Janauary 1st 2021-February 8th 2021. Last year CBSE Class 12th Board Exams began from February 15th however, all the exams could not be conducted beause of the pandemic.

Check CBSE Exam Date Sheet Here: CBSE Class 10th Exam 2021 Date Sheet
Check CBSE Exam Date Sheet Here: CBSE Class 12th Exam 2021 Date Sheet

CBSE Class 12th Exam Pattern 2021
CBSE Class 12 has three streams-Science, Commerce and Arts. Each stream has its different subjects and there are a few subjects which are common to all the three streams. The exam for CBSE Class 12th Board is divided into Practical and Theory Exams for those subjects which have a practical paper as well. The theory exam is of 3 hours. A minimum of 33% is required to clear the exam. Students should know the syllabus and exam pattern to prepare well for the exam. CBSE usually asks Very Short Answer Questions, Short Answer Type Questions, Value Based Questions and Long Answer Type Questons. Students should go through the previous year papers for better practice and to be thorough with the pattern of the exam. 

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