So, the verdict is out. The mathematics paper for the CBSE Class 12 Board exam is lengthy and after taking at set three I feel it is largely ‘medium’ (which I translate as not too easy or too difficult).
The overall design of the question paper is average as it contains five easy-level, 17 medium-level and seven difficult-level questions. When compared to last year’s exam, the question paper this time is more focused around the NCERT Book. Students can score 90-plus easily if they have gone through the NCERT book thoroughly, though scoring 100 could be a challenge as some questions have been reframed and require more solving time. Moreover, one question has some degree of ambiguity.
I feel the one-mark questions on 3D geometry and definite integration were easy. The one-mark and four-mark questions on probability were tough.
The two mark questions on 3-D Geometry and AOD were of medium to easy levels. Matrix was of medium level as was differentiation.
Where the four-mark questions were concerned, vectors were medium. Definite integration was difficult,determinants and inverse trigonomentry were of medium level.
Examiners have been a little tough this time with the highest scoring questions - the six-mark ones. Only one question on matrices I feel was easy. The difficult ones were 3-D Geometry, relations and functions and AOD. Applications of integration and differential equations were of medium level.
All said and done, I don’t think this was too difficult a paper - and hope you have done well. Best wishes!
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