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The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the new date sheet of CBSE Class 12 Board Exams on its official website cbse.nic.in. Class 12 exams for the pending subjects will now take place between July 1, 2020, and July 15, 2020. Check out the latest date sheet below. The national board has also introduced changes in the exam pattern for CBSE class 12 board exams. Get to know the updated CBSE Class 12 date sheet 2020, CBSE new pattern for Class 12, CBSE syllabus for Class 12, and previous year papers. 

CBSE 12th Board 2020 - Important details

Know the name of the exam board, exam dates, the date of declaration of result etc. in the table below.

Name of Board

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

CBSE Class 12 New Exam Dates 2020

July 1, 2020 - July 15, 2020

CBSE Class 12 Result 

To be Announced

Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper-based test

Official website of CBSE

cbse.nic.in 

CBSE Class 12 - All Subjects

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CBSE Class 12 New Date Sheet 2020 (For All India & North East Delhi Students)

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the new datasheet of Class 12 CBSE Board exams 2020, for the pending exams. We have tabulated the complete list of exams along with their new dates below. 

Name of Subject

CBSE Class 12 New Date Sheet 2020

Home Science 

July 1, Wednesday

Hindi Core & Hindi Elective

July 2, Thursday

Physics
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 3, Friday

Accountancy
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 4, Saturday

Chemistry
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 6, Monday

Computer Science (Old), Informatics Prac (New), Computer Science (New), Informatics Prac (Old), Information Tech

July 7, Tuesday

English Elective N, English Core, English Elective C
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 8, Wednesday

Business Studies

July 9, Thursday

Geography 

July 11, Saturday

Sociology

July 13, Monday

Political Science
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 14, Tuesday

Mathematics
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 15, Wednesday

Economics
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 15, Wednesday

Biology
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 15, Wednesday

History
(For students residing in North East Delhi)

July 15, Wednesday




CBSE Class 12th: Syllabus (2020)

Central Board of Secondary Education has uploaded the latest syllabus on its website. Check out the official CBSE 12 subject-wise syllabus below.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Maths

Mathematics

Relations and Functions

Continuity and Differentiability

Definite Integration

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Vector Algebra

Application of Integrals

Matrices

Three Dimensional Geometry

Differential Equations

Determinants

Application of Derivatives

Probability

Limits and Continuity

Indefinite Integration

Linear Programming


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Physics

Physics

Electric Charges and Fields

Electromagnetic Waves

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Alternating Current

Atoms and Nucleus

Current Electricity

Electromagnetic Induction

Semiconductor Electronics Materials Devices

Moving Charges and Magnetism

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Communication Systems

Magnetism and Matter

Wave Optics

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CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Chemistry

Chemistry

Solutions

P Block Elements

Aldehydes Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Electrochemistry

D and F Block Elements

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Chemical Kinetics

Coordination Compounds

Biomolecules

Surface Chemistry

Alcohols Phenols and Ethers

Chemistry in Everyday Life

General Principles of Isolation of Elements

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Polymers


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Biology

Biology

Reproduction In Organisms

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Biodiversity and Conservation

Sexual Reproduction In Flowering Plants

Biotechnology: Principles & Processes

Environmental Issues

Human Reproduction

Human Health and Disease

 

Reproductive Health

Strategies For Enhancement In Food Production

 

Evolution

Microbes In Human Welfare

 

Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Organisms and Populations

 

Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Ecosystem

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 English Core

English Core

Vistas

Flamingo (Prose)

Flamingo (Poem)

The Third Level

The Last Lesson

An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum

The Tiger King

Lost Spring

My Mother at Sixty Six

Journey To The End of Earth

Deep Water

Keeping Quiet

Should Wizard Hit Mommy

The Rattrap

A Thing of Beauty

On The Face of It

Indigo

A Roadside Stand

The Enemy

Poet and Pancakes

Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

-

The Interview

Memories of Childhood

-

Going Places

Events Tries an O Level


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 English Elective

English Elective

Non-Fiction 

Short Stories

Poems

Freedom

I Sell my Dreams

Poems by Milton

Film - making

Eveline

Poems By Blake

The Mark on the Wall

Tomorrow

A Lecture Upon the Shadow

Why the Novel Matters

A Wedding in Brownsville

Kubla Khan

Argumentative Indian

One Centimetre

Trees

-

The Wels Swan of Coole

On Science Fiction

-

Time and Time Again

Drama - Introduction

-

Blood

Chandalika

-

Broken Images

-


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Economics

Economics

Introductory Macroeconomics

Indian Economic Development

National Income and Related Aggregates

Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991

Determination of Income and Employment

Development Experience of India – A Comparison with Neighbours

Balance of Payments

Current Challenges facing Indian Economy

Money and Banking

-

Employment

-


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Business Studies

Business Studies

Principles and Functions of Management

Business Finance and Marketing

Nature and Significance of Management

Financial Management

Principles of Management

Financial Markets

Business Environment

Marketing Management

Organising

Consumer Protection

Directing

-

Planning

-

Staffing

-

Controlling

-


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Accounts

Accounts

Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations

Accounting for Partnership Firms

Accounting for Companies

Cash Flow Statement

Analysis of Financial Statements


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 History

History

The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology

New Architecture: Hampi

Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports

Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i-Akbari

Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports

Social Histories: using the Mahabharata

Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition

Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes

A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa

The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through chronicles

Partition through Oral Sources

Medieval Society through Travelers’ Accounts

Representations of 1857

The Making of the Constitution


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Geography

Geography

Human Geography

People

People

Human Settlements

Human Activities

Resources and Development

Transport, Communication and Trade

Transport, Communication and International Trade

Human settlements

Geographical Perspective on selected issues and problems


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Political Science

Political Science

Cold War Era

International Organizations

Challenges to the Congress System

US Hegemony in World Politics

Environment and Natural Resources

India’s External Relations

The End of bipolarity

Globalization

Crisis of the Democratic Order

Alternative centres of power

Challenges of Nation Building

Rise of Popular Movements

Contemporary South Asia

Era of One-Party Dominance

Regional aspirations

Security in Contemporary World

Politics of Planned Development

Recent Developments in Indian Politics


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Psychology

Psychology

Variations in Psychological Attributes

Attitude and Social Cognition

Psychological Disorders

Social Influence and Group Processes

Self and Personality

Psychology and Life

Meeting Life Challenges

Developing Psychological Skills

Therapeutic Approaches

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CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Sociology

Sociology

Introducing Indian Society

Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Change and Development in Industrial Society

The Demographic Structure of Indian Society

Suggestions for Project Work

Change and Development in Rural Society

Market as a Social Institution

Structural Change

Globalization and Social Change

Social Institutions-Continuity and Change

The Story of Indian Democracy

-

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Cultural Change

-

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Computers


Computers

Programming and Computational Thinking

Computer Networks

Data Management

Society, Law and Ethics


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Physical Education

Physical Education

Planning in Sports

Physiology & Injuries in Sports

Training in Sports

Yoga & Lifestyle

Physical Education & Sports for CWSN (Children with Special Needs - Divyang)

Sports & Nutrition

Children & Women in Sports

Test & Measurement in Sports

-

Psychology & Sports

Biomechanics & Sports

-


CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Protein and Gene Manipulation

Cell Culture and Genetic Manipulation


CBSE Class 12th: Marking Scheme

CBSE has introduced several changes in the class 12 exam pattern in order to reduce rote learning. You will now have to focus more on conceptual, logical and numerical questions instead of lengthy answers to theoretical questions. 

Among several changes introduced by CBSE, below are the most notable ones that you will see in class 12 question papers.

  • Class 12 question papers will now include a majority of objective-type questions. 
  • Such objective-type questions will be of 1 mark each. 
  • You will get 33% internal choices. 
  • Introduction of internal assessment and practicals will prevent students from cramming and help them enhance their practical knowledge. 
  • However, the board will not lower down the level of difficulty. 
  • Another major change is that there will be more 2-mark questions in comparison to 5-mark and 8-mark questions. 

CBSE Class 12th: Science Stream (Exam Pattern)

  • If you have opted for mathematics, then you may get sufficient time to complete your exam. It is expected that the 3-hour long exam will contain 19 questions in total; of which you have to attempt only 12. 
  • On the other hand, students who have opted for biology can expect more descriptive questions. The biology question paper may contain 20% two-mark questions. 
  • Even in a subject like English, you can anticipate higher number of descriptive questions. 
  • In chemistry, solid-state and group-15 of P-block elements have been removed from the syllabus. 
  • For physics, you will not see any overlapping concepts. 
  • Overall, the board has increased the frequency of 1-mark and 2-mark questions to promote conceptual and logical thinking skills in students. 

CBSE Class 12th: Commerce Stream (Exam Pattern)

  • If you have mathematics as one of your subjects in commerce stream, then you can expect a similar exam pattern as that for science stream students. 
  • Internal assessment and practicals will be conducted to help students adopt experiential learning. 
  • For English, the board will include more internal options in the question paper. However, you may expect high number of descriptive questions. 
  • In the case of business studies and accounts, there will be more short answers. 
  • Overall, the board has emphasized on increasing the number of 1-mark and 2-mark questions. 

CBSE Class 12th: Arts/ Humanities Stream (Exam Pattern)

  • In Hindi and history, the board has increased the number of descriptive-type questions. 
  • There will be more 2-mark questions in comparison to 5-mark questions.
  • Quite the opposite, CBSE has reduced the number of descriptive questions in a few subjects such as Sanskrit and political science. 
  • Hindi will have the least number of objective-type questions among all the subjects. 

CBSE Class 12 Books

Right study resources can help you score high marks in the exam. To secure excellent grades, you must refer to the books mentioned below. 



Science 
Subject
Name of Book
Maths
NCERT Class 12 Maths textbook
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 maths solutions)
RS Aggarwal Class 12 textbook
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 RS Aggarwal solutions)
RD Sharma Class 12 
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 RD Sharma solutions)
Physics
NCERT Class 12 Physics 
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 physics solutions)
Chemistry
NCERT Class 12 Chemistry 
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 chemistry solutions)
Biology
NCERT Class 12 Biology 
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 biology solutions)
English
NCERT Class 12 Kaleidoscope
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 English Kaleidoscope solutions)
NCERT Class 12 Flamingo
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 English Flamingo solutions)
NCERT Class 12 Vistas
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 English Vistas solutions)
Commerce
Subject
Name of Book
Business Studies
NCERT Class 12 Business Studies 
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 Business Studies solutions)
Introductory Microeconomics
NCERT Class 12 Introductory Microeconomics
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 Economics solutions-Microeconomics)
Introductory Macroeconomics
NCERT Class 12 Introductory Macroeconomics
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 Economics solutions-Macroeconomics)
Mathematics
NCERT Class 12 Maths textbook
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 maths solutions)
RS Aggarwal Class 12 textbook
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 RS Aggarwal solutions)
RD Sharma Class 12 
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 RD Sharma solutions)
English
NCERT Class 12 Kaleidoscope
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 English Kaleidoscope solutions)
NCERT Class 12 Flamingo
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 English Flamingo solutions)
NCERT Class 12 Vistas
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 English Vistas solutions)
Arts/ Humanities 
Subject
Name of Book
Geography
Fundamentals of Human Geography
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 Geography solutions- Human Geography)
India: People and Economy
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 Geography solutions- India: People and Economy)
History
Themes in Indian History
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 History solutions)
Political Science
Contemporary World Politics
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 Political Science solutions)
Politics in India since Independence
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 Political Science solutions)
Sociology
Social Change and Development in India
(Chapter-wise NCERT class 12 Political Science solutions)

CBSE Class 12 Question Papers

Once you have completed your syllabus entirely, you should attempt CBSE class 12 previous year question papers for all subjects. The major benefits of attempting these question papers are mentioned below:

  • You will get to know the difficulty level of the exam
  • These board papers will help you track your current performance
  • You can predict the type of questions that may be asked in the upcoming board exam

Below are the links to subject-wise CBSE class 12 previous year question papers with solutions PDF for all streams. 


Subject
CBSE 12th Question Papers
Maths
Physics
Biology
Chemistry
English Elective
English Core 
Economics 
Geography
History
Political Science
Sociology