CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the CBSE Class 12 maths exam in all affiliated schools in India adhering to the syllabus and curriculum prescribed by NCERT. National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) complies with CBSE for secondary school education. CBSE has declared some major changes in the Class 12 maths exam pattern due to the current pandemic situation. The board has launched a special assessment scheme and has decided to rationalize the syllabus for Class 12 students. Read along to get more details on changes made to the Class 12 CBSE Maths Exam Pattern, syllabus, assessment scheme, and more.
Based on the new assessment scheme, the CBSE Class 12 maths exam will be held in two terms: Term I and Term II.
 TermI CBSE Class 12 maths exam will be held during the month of November and December 2021.
 TermII CBSE Class 12 maths exam will be held during the months of March and April 2022.
Each exam will cover the fifty percent rationalized syllabus taught to students during the term duration. The rationalized syllabus will be carefully examined and separated into terms by subject matter experts. The term exam will aim to assess students’ analytical skills, conceptual clarity, and practical knowledge. The exam will be organized at the end of each term and marks obtained in both exams and internal assessments will contribute to the final results of students. However, for academic transactions, the CBSE schools have to follow the curriculum and syllabus released in the month of march by CBSE.
Term I of CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam
The term I of the CBSE Class 12 maths exam will be of 90 minutes duration. The exam will comprise minimum of 30% competency based questions that may include casebased questions, multiplechoice questions (MCQs), or any other type of questions. CBSE will send the question paper to its affiliated schools along with the marking scheme. The exam will be conducted by the schools and in case the school will not conduct this exam it will be carried online.
S NO. 
UNIT NAME 
MARKS 
I 
Relations and Functions 
8 
II 
Algebra 
10 
III 
Calculus 
17 
IV 
Linear Programming 
5 
Total 
40 

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT 
10 

TOTAL 
50 
Term II of CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam
The duration of the term II CBSE Class 12 maths exam will be two hours. The format of the questions will be descriptive including detailed questions and objectivetype questions. Term II CBSE class 12 maths exam will be held in the CBSE centers. If the situation is not conducive for the exam in March, the school will conduct a twohour exam in term II. In case, the term II exam is not conducted due to various reasons, results will be decided based on the cumulative marks in the term I exam and internal assessments.
If there is a closure of schools during both terms, the exams will be canceled and the results will be determined based on internal assessments. These conditions are applicable in the current years or coming year if the condition does not become feasible for the Class 12 Board Examination.
Internal Assessment
As directed by the board, the CBSE Class 12 maths exam will be held in two terms, along with more emphasis given to the internal assessment. CBSE Class 12 students will need to take the internal assessment during the whole academic year regardless of the term I and II exam. The internal assessment will include end of topic or unit tests/exploratory activities/practicals/ projects.divided among the following four categories:
 Unit tests
 Multiple Assessment (Practical work, Speaking and listening activities or Math Projects)
 Portfolio
 Student enrichment
Unit Test
There will be a unit test conducted at the end of each topic for Class 12. These tests will carry some marks out of the total marks assigned for internal assessment.
Multiple Assessment
CBSE has authorized schools to conduct assessments in distinct modes as per the subject. Multiple assessments can be assignments, oral tests, activities, etc.
Portfolio
Schools authorities will have to create a portfolio of the student’s performance during the academic year based on the performance in assessments. The portfolio will determine the progress, efforts, growth and accomplishments of the student. Some of the elements included in the portfolio assessment are students’ basic knowledge, completeness of work, quality of work done and fulfillment of guided work as per curriculum objectives.
Subject Enrichment Activities
These activities assess the performance of students based on math projects, practicals, and skills of a student. The subject improvement activities hold five marks and are specific to the subject.
Download latest CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam Syllabus  First and Second Term
FAQs on CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam
What are the changes in CBSE Class 12 maths exam pattern?
There are significant changes in the CBSE Class 12 maths exam pattern. As per the updated exam pattern, there will be two exams conducted for class 12 maths. Each term exam will be held based on the bifurcated syllabus. Marks obtained both terms will decide the final score along with more credibility given to internal assessments. Apart from this, there will be a rationalization of the syllabus.
Is the NCERT book sufficient to prepare for the CBSE Class 12 maths exam?
Yes, preparing with the NCERT book is sufficient to cover the whole syllabus of the CBSE Class 12 maths exam. Students can practice all topics and questions provided in these books to assure positive results. NCERT solutions based on these books are readily available on the internet for students to advance their exam preparation.
How to prepare for the CBSE Class 12 maths exam?
Here are some useful preparation tips for CBSE Class 12 maths exam:
 Students must prepare a schedule and prepare according to it. It will enable them to spend adequate time on all the topics.
 Students must get a thorough understanding of the exam pattern, questions, marking scheme, etc.
 Students must gain an indepth knowledge of the syllabus of the class 12 math. A thorough revision of important formulas and important concepts is necessary before the final board exam.
What is the pass mark for CBSE Class 12 maths exam?
As per the pattern of the CBSE Class 12 maths exam, students should score a minimum of 33 percent in the exam including internal assessment, practicals and theory to pass the CBSE 10th grade maths exam.
What will be the pattern of the term 1 CBSE Class 12 maths exam?
The term 1 CBSE Class 12 maths exam will be Multiple choice questions (MCQ) based examination. The duration of this exam will be 90 minutes and the syllabus will be fifty percent. The Term I examinations will be held at the schools and the question paper will be designed by CBSE.