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CBSE Class 12 Board exam: economics paper tested students’ analytical ability

Students with math as a subject would have found the Class 12 Board economics exam quite easy

education Updated: Apr 17, 2017 17:41 IST
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This year’s economics paper in the Class 12 Board exam had many six-mark numerical-based questions.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

After the unexpected and lengthy paper of accounts, students were quite relieved with the economics paper .Most of the questions were direct and simple to crack. This was in tune with the expected pattern of the question paper .

This year exam had many six-mark numerical-based questions, testing the analytical ability of students. Out of four questions carrying six marks, three were numerical-based on microeconomics. Therefore, students who do not have mathematics as a subject could have had a problem; though the questions were not difficult. One of the questions (number 13) did confuse some of the students.

All the questions from macroeconomics were also direct and required good understanding of basic concepts. The three-mark questions tested your understanding; while the six-mark questions were either analytical or skill based The numerical question from the most dreaded topic of national income accounting was relatively simple - which most of the students could attempt correctly.

Overall we assess it as a paper of medium level difficulty testing the understanding of basic concepts. Correct definitions and examples to support the definition can fetch students a good score.

The analysis has been prepared by subject matter experts of the Economics department at Studymate who can be reached at

First Published: Apr 17, 2017 17:21 IST