Note to Economics teachers (class XII) for the Board Examination 2015

As you are aware, CBSE has re-drawn a new blue print for its forthcoming board examination. We would like to highlight that the question paper design will be based on the blue print given in the Curriculum Booklet for 2015. It is important to re-iterate the following:
1.       There will be 29 questions in all.
2.       There break-up of the number of questions is as follows:
a.       8 questions of 1 mark each
b.      8 questions of 3 marks each
c.       5 questions of 4 marks each
d.      8 questions of 6 marks each
3.       Microeconomics and macroeconomics will have equal weightage of 50 marks each.
4.       The unit wise break up will be as follows:
                Part A: Introductory Microeconomics
                1. Introduction                                                                                                                                    6
                2. Consumer's Equilibrium and Demand                                                                                                 16
                3. Producer Behaviour and Supply                                                                                            16
                4. Forms of Market and Price Determination under perfect competition with      12
                    simple applications

                Part B: Introductory Macroeconomics
                5. National Income and Related Aggregates                                                                         15
                6. Money and Banking                                                                                                                     8
                7. Determination of Income and Employment                                                                    12
                8. Government Budget and the Economy                                                                               8
                9. Balance of Payments                                                                                                                                   7

5.       The typology of the questions will be as follows:
a.       Remembering                                   25%
b.      Understanding                                  25%
c.       Application                                         20%
d.      Higher Order Thinking                    20%
e.      Multidisciplinary & Evaluation     10%
(for question-wise break up under each typology, please refer to the Curriculum Manual)
Please note that this is a divergence from previous years, as earlier application, HOTS and value based questions were of a smaller percentage.
6.       Given the above parameters, it must be noted that the break-up of questions will not be equal across Microeconomics and macroeconomics.
7.       Further, it must be noted that the sample paper is only indicative. The number of questions in the Microeconomics and Macroeconomics sections may actually change in the board examination but all other parameters will remain the same.
8.       There will be an internal choice in one question in the 3, 4 and 6 mark questions in both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

Please note that the sample paper is only indicative of the kind of questions that may be asked in the Board Examinations. 

iCBSE India