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CBSE 12th Chemistry Sample Paper

Board Central Board of Secondary Education
Subject  Chemistry
 Maximum marks (Theory) 70 
Time allocated 3 hours
 Official website containing CBSE sample papers
Prescribed textbooks 
  • Chemistry Class-XII, Published by NCERT 
  • Other related books and manuals brought out by NCERT (including multimedia)

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12th Chemistry

Chemistry is a subject with a lot of chemical equations. Chemistry is similar to mathematics, in the method of preparation. It requires a lot of practice. By solving the sample papers, students can get to know the difficulty level of the exam and become familiar with the pattern of questions in the final exam. Chemistry is an important subject, not only for board exams but also for competitive exams like JEE Main. So students need to lay a strong foundation in the subject. A well-planned strategy and practice are the only way to crack the exams.

Preparation tips and benefits of solving CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Sample Paper

Helps to simulate the final exam: Students need to solve the sample paper as if they were writing the board exam. This will help in self-assessment. They can get to know their strengths and weaknesses. By identifying the pain areas, it is easy to focus on them. The number of mistakes will definitely be reduced in their next attempt. By solving the sample papers repeatedly, students can become confident.

Practising equations: Chemistry involves a lot of equations. By practice, students can get to know the balancing rules easily and do not have to memorise them.

Reduces anxiety: Solving sample papers improves the attitude of a student towards the exam. Repeated solving of sample papers help students picture where they stand in terms of preparation and eases out the tension in their minds. By being more prepared, students become more confident.

Typology of questions

 Typology Weightage in marks Weightage in percentage
Knowledge-based 14 20%
Conceptual understanding 21 30%
Inferential type 14 20%
Reason based 11 15%
skill based  10 15%
Total 70 100%

Weightage to different forms of questions

Type of question Marks per question Total no of questions Total marks
Very short answer 1 8 8
Short Answer I 2 10 20
Short Answer II/ Value-based question 3 9 27
Long Answer  5 3 15
Total   30 70

Class 12 Chemistry Exam Pattern

 Unit  Subject Marks 
Unit I Solid State 23
Unit II Solutions
Unit III Electrochemistry
Unit IV Chemical Kinetics
Unit V Surface Chemistry
Unit VI General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements 19
Unit VII p -Block Elements
Unit VIII d -and f -Block Elements
Unit IX Coordination Compounds
Unit X  Haloalkanes and Haloarenes        28
Unit XI  Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Unit XII  Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Unit XIII  Amines
Unit IXV  Biomolecules
Unit  XV  Polymers
Unit XVI  Chemistry in Everyday Life
  Total  70

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