New Pattern of Class 12 Bihar Board Exams

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has announced to change the pattern of class 12 Board Exams once again. In 2017, 7.19 lakh students out of 12.6 lakh failed in the Intermediate or class 12 Bihar Board Exams. It means approximately 64 percent students could not clear their exam. It prompted BSEB to revise the question paper pattern few years back. From 2021 onwards, get ready for another minor but significant change. In this post, we will discuss about the proposed new pattern of class 12 Bihar Board Exams. 

 

New Changes in Class 12 Bihar Board Exams from 2021 Onwards 

 

  • Addition Subject as Game Changer: If a student passes in additional subject and fails in one of his main subjects; additional subject will be swapped with that subject and candidate would be declared pass.

     

  • Two Language Papers of 100 Marks each: Now students need to appear in only two language papers, each carrying 100 marks. It will replace existing language paper of NRB and MB of 50-50 marks each. Also Read: "MBBS Seats in Bihar under State Quota"

 

  • Language Paper Rules: Paper 1 could be either Hindi or English. In Paper 2, students can choose from Hindi or English (Not selected in Paper 1) or from 10 languages like Sanskrit, Urdu, Maithili, Prakrit, Bhojpuri, Arabic, Persian, Pali, Bengali or Maghi 

 

  • Apart from Paper 1 and Paper 2, students are free to choose third language as additional subject. Students must pass in any one language paper to be able to replace the other with the additional subject. 

                                      



  • More options in Additional Subject Choice: Bihar Board has increased the number of subjects that can be chosen as additional subject. For example- earlier in science stream, only Maths, Computer Science or Multi Media could be chosen as additional subject. Now PCM students can choose Biology too as additional subject. Also Read: "Fee Structure of Private Medical Colleges in Bihar"

 

  • It should be noted that students are still free to appear in just 5 main subjects. It means that choice of additional subject is optional. Students can appear in 2 language papers and 3 optional subjects and choose not to have additional subject.      

 

Question Paper Pattern of Bihar Board Intermediate Exams 

After poor performance of students in 2017 class 12 board exams, BSEB had set up a committee to suggest new changes in the question paper pattern. Changes were then also introduced in the copy evaluation rules. New changes that BSEB introduced in Intermediate Question Paper few years back are as follows: 

 

  • In theory paper of each subject, objective questions or MCQs will now carry 50 percent marks. 100 marks question paper will contain 60 MCQs, students need to answer just 50 of them. 70 marks question paper will contain 42 MCQs, students need to answer just 35. While, out of 30 MCQs, 25 need to be answered in a 50 marks question paper. 

 

  • Number of 2 marks questions has been increased. In theory paper of 70 marks, 18 two marks questions will be asked. you need to answer only 10 out of them. 100 marks question paper will contain 25 short answer questions, students need to answer only 15. 

 

  • 8 and 6 long answer type questions for 5 marks will be asked in 100 marks and 70 marks question paper respectively. Students need to answer just 5 and 3 long answer type questions out of 8 and 6 questions. 

 

  • In language papers like Hindi, English, etc., questions carrying more than 5-marks will also be asked.  

 

  • Sent-up examinations will be conducted which must be cleared before appearing in the annual class 12 Bihar board exams. 

 

BSEB has introduced new pattern of intermediate or class 12 board exams to increase passing percentage. It expects that the new pattern will now help meritorious students in scoring above 90 percent easily. BSEB also aims to be ranked among Top 3 examination boards of the country by doing drastic reforms in its functioning. Also Read: "New Question Pattern of Class 10 and Class 12 Bihar Board Exams"

 

How many Objective Questions or MCQs will be asked? 

Number of objective questions, carrying 1-mark each, will vary in different subjects of science, Arts and commerce stream. Theory paper of Physics, Chemistry or Biology carries 70 marks. Out of 70 marks, MCQs will carry 35 marks. In subjects like Mathematics, Accountancy etc., question paper carries 100 marks. In these subjects, MCQs carry 50 marks. A table has been given below which indicates number of objective questions or MCQs that will be asked in different subjects.     



                   Subjects 

Theory 

MCQs 

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Geography, Home Science, Agriculture, Computer Science, Multimedia & Web Technology, Yoga & Physical Education 

 70 Marks 

35 (42) 

Mathematics, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology 

100 Marks 

50 (60) 

Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Maithili and other language 

100 Marks 

50 (60) 



BSEB has directed every school to conduct sent-up examination based on the new pattern. Students must qualify in it to become eligible for appearing in the annual intermediate exams. BSEB will initially issue dummy admit card in December. Candidates can verify their details before the release of final admit card.


Comments

  1. Sir I'm not understand are you told me how many objectives will be asked in 2018 exam of science

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    1. As per the new pattern, 35 MCQs will be asked in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

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  2. I want new syllabus for physics chemistry and math..
    I mean I want to know how much marks of questions asked from a chapter. .

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    1. Weightage from individual chapters has not been changed. BSEB has not mentioned anything about it. Syllabus remains same, only question pattern has been modified.

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  3. I want blue print of maths physics and chemistry

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    1. Muskan, blue print of PCM or any subject is same as that of last year. If we will get any update from BSEB then we will post it here soon.

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  4. From which chapter long answer type of questions asked in chemistry and biology ?

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  5. Sir I want too take math as my main subject. But buy mistake biology has been taken...
    And math is side subject..
    Sir what to do too make math as a main subject..

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    1. Only your school can help you in this regard. If you didn’t want to take Biology then it is a mistake. Consult your school principal.

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  6. What is the pass mark for the objective and subjective out of 35

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    1. Out of 70, you need to score 23. You don’t need to pass in objective and subjective portion individually.

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  7. Is it any rule to pass in objective and subjective seprately

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  8. Thank you so much sir, for this notification. I was so confused by listening others suggestions
    Really thank you for this ๐Ÿ‘

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  9. what is minimum marks to get 1st division please tell me sir ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. 300 marks out of 500 are required to pass with 1st Division

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  10. how many marks does practical questions of accounts paper contains?

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    1. In Accountancy, theory Paper is of 100 Marks. No practical is conducted.

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  11. Sir. Subject code : 301 non rashtra bhasha, subject code : 303:mb urdu, and subject code:305 L$L English.. Ye sub subject kitne kitne number ke hain.. Plz help me sir

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    1. NRB- 50 Marks, MB URDU- 50 Marks and ENGLISH LL- 100 Marks

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  12. Sir agar biology me pass marking 70 me 22 h to sirf objective hi sahi sahi 22 bana lenge aur sb galat ho jayega to v kya paas ho jayenge...ya fir subjective m v paas karna padega

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  13. Sir pas hone ke liye 100 me 33 marks chahiye hote h ya 70 me 33 marks

    ร€gar practical ke marks add krke 33 aa jata h to kya hm pass krenge

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    1. No, you need to get 33 out of 100 or 22 out of 70 in theory to pass. Then should pass separately in practicals.

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  14. sir, kya additional subject m pass hona jaruri h..

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    1. No but it does not mean that you completely ignore it

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  15. Hii sir mai is bar bseb se 12th kar rha hu biology se galti se mera 150 number hindi ho gya and 50 k urdu aur english rha hi nhi to maine hindi ka exam de diya hai kya exam hone ke bad hm english ko add kar sakte hai chahe wo compatmentalc ka exam dena pare sir please koi rasta batao

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  16. Sir I have passed 12th with biology. Now I want to give only 1 additional subject that is Maths. How to do it?

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