CBSE Class 12th 2022: Updated Exam Format, Syllabus, Admit Card & All You Need To Know! – Filo Blog

CBSE Class 12th 2022: Updated Exam Format, Syllabus, Admit Card & All You Need to Know!

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the class 12th or senior school certificate board exams every year. Keeping the offline classes and pandemic situation in mind, the board has decided to conduct the exam in two terms now, making it easier for students to score well in the papers. 

The decision to divide the crucial exam into two came a year after CBSE cancelled the board exams last year. So, if you’re a Class 12th student, you won’t have to prepare for all the topics at once. And indeed, all you seniors must feel that your batch is one lucky batch. However, you will only know the toll transition has had on students. 

Another change introduced by CBSE for board exams 2022 is the format of the paper, as multiple-choice questions make an entry in the 12th board exams. Term 1 exams will now be conducted in MCQ format. Whereas, the next term, Term 2, exams will be conducted in subjective and objective mode. The admit cards for Term 1 exams were released on November 9, 2021. 

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CBSE Class 12th 2022 Important Dates

CBSE has announced the dates of the first term examination for students studying in class 12th. Examination for major subjects will begin on December 1, 2021, and go up to December 22, 2021. Exams for major subjects will be held from 11.30 AM to 01.00 PM.

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Date sheet for class 12th Term 1 Exams

Day and DateSubject codeSubject name
Wednesday, 1st December039Sociology
Friday, 3rd December301English Core
Monday, 6th December041Mathematics
Tuesday, 7th December048Physical Education
Wednesday, 8th December054Business Studies
Thursday, 9th December029Geography
Friday, 10th December042Physics
Saturday, 11th December037Psychology
Monday, 13th December055Accountancy
Tuesday, 14th December043Chemistry
Wednesday, 15th December030Economics
Thursday, 16th December002, 302Hindi Elective, Hindi Core
Friday, 17th December028Political Science
Saturday, 18th December044Biology
Monday, 20th December027History
Tuesday, 21st December065, 083Informatics Prac., Computer Science
Wednesday, 22nd December064Home Science
Date sheet for class 12th Term 1 Exams

CBSE Class 12th 2022 Eligibility Criteria 

Following are the categories of candidates who are eligible to appear for CBSE Class 12th examinations 2022: 

  1. Regular students who are currently studying in Class 12th or passed class 11 from CBSE or other recognised education board by the State/ UT Government.
  1. Open school candidates who failed to clear Class 12 can also reappear in the subsequent examination.
  1. Teachers at CBSE affiliated institutions have passed the class 10 examination at least two years before appearing for the class 12 exam. Candidates have to submit an application form with a certificate by the head of the respective institution, signed by the Director of Education of the State/Union Territory.
  1. Physically handicapped students who passed class 10 examination at least 2 years before appearing for class 12 exam this academic year. They need to submit reasonable evidence stating the reason for being unable to attend regular school.

CBSE Class 12th 2022 Application process

Application for CBSE Class 12th examinations 2022 can be filled in either of the two modes – online or offline. Regular students applying for CBSE Class 12th 2022 exams have to fill the examination form as per the instruction given by their respective schools. 

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Open school students need to fill the application form and submit it to the regional officer of CBSE of the state/UT along with the prescribed fee and three copies of passport-sized photographs.

List of documents required for CBSE Class 12th Application Form 2022

A candidate must provide the documents and information mentioned below while applying for the CBSE Class 12th exams 2022: 

  • Email-ID
  • Aadhar number or ID proof
  • Caste Category Certificate
  • Contact number
  • Photo in JPEG format
  • Address  
  • Signature

CBSE Class 12th 2022 Exam Pattern

Further reducing 30% of the syllabus in view of the Covid19 pandemic, the board has also divided the syllabus into two terms for all three streams – Arts, Commerce and Science. Each term will carry 50% of the syllabus. 

CBSE Class 12 Term 1 Exam Pattern 2021-2022:

  • Exams to be held in pen and paper mode (offline) for all subjects.
  • Students will face Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), including case-based MCQs & MCQs on the assertion-reasoning type.
  • Answers will be marked on OMR sheets, similar to those used in entrances.
  • The duration of each exam will be 90 minutes.
  • As per the CBSE, students will get 20 minutes instead of 15 minutes to read the question paper.

CBSE Class 12 Term 2 Exam Pattern 2021-2022

  • Exams will again be held in pen and paper mode (offline) for all subjects
  • In this term, students will have to attempt questions of different formats with subjective answers.
  • The question paper will comprise of the following type of questions: Very short answer questions (1 mark each), Short answer type questions-I (2 marks each), Short answer type questions-II (3 marks each), Value-based questions (4 marks), and Long answer type questions (5 marks each). 
  • The duration of the CBSE Class 12 Term 2 exam will be 2 hours. 

CBSE Class 12th 2022 Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th English Core Syllabus

Term 1 CBSE Class 12 English (Core) Syllabus 2021-22

Particulars Details 
Section A Reading Comprehension
Section A Total Marks14 Marks
Section A TasksUnseen passage, Case Based Unseen (Factual) Passage
Section BCreative Writing Skills
Section B TasksNotice Writing, Classified Writing, Letter to an Editor, Article Writing
Section CLiterature
Section C TasksQuestions from Literary-prose/poetry extracts from Flamingo (The Last Lesson, Lost Spring, Deep Water, My Mother at Sixty-Six, An Elementary School, Classroom in a Slum and Keeping Quiet) and Vistas (The Third Level and The Enemy)
Section C MarksTotal: 40 Marks

Term 2 CBSE Class 12 English (Core) Syllabus 2021-22

Particulars Details 
Reading ComprehensionUnseen passage, Case Based Unseen (Factual) Passage
Creative Writing Formal or Informal Invitation Cards or the Replies,  Letter of Application for a Job, Report Writing. 
LiteratureFlamingo – The Rattrap, Indigo, A Thing of Beauty and Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers. 
Vistas – Should Wizard Hit Mommy?, On the Face of It, and Evans Tries an O Level. 

CBSE Class 12th English Elective Syllabus

English Elective SectionEnglish Elective Topics 
Reading ComprehensionConceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions andvocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s
Applied GrammarApplying appropriate language conventionscomprehension using structures interactively, application, accuracy
Creative WritingReasoning, appropriacy of style and tone,using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluating, creativity with Fluency.
LiteratureRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis, creativity with fluency
FictionRecalling, reasoning, appreciating literaryconventions, illustrating with relevant quotations from the text, inferring, analyzing, evaluating and creating, giving opinions, justifying with fluency
SeminarPresentation – book review /a play /a short story/a novel/novella (tale, table, parable) to be followed by a question-answersession.
Poetry reading to be followed by interpretative tasks based on close reading and literary analysis of the text. 
Critical review of a film or a playConducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion. 

CBSE Class 12th Biology Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Biology Term – 1 Syllabus

Term – 1 ChaptersMarks 
Reproduction: Chapter – 2, 3 and 4 15
Genetics and Evolution: Chapter – 5 and 6 20
Total Term – 1 Marks 35

CBSE Class 12th Biology Term – 2 Syllabus

Term – 2 ChaptersMarks 
Biology and Human Welfare: Chapter – 8 and 10 14
Biotechnology and its Applications: Chapter – 11 and 12 11
Ecology and Environment: Chapters – 13 and 15 10

CBSE Class 12th Chemistry Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Chemistry Term 1 Syllabus

Topics Marks
Solid State10
p -Block Elements10
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes15
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
CBSE Class 12th Chemistry Term 1 Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Chemistry Term 2 Syllabus

Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry
d -and f -Block Elements9
Coordination Compounds
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids13
CBSE Class 12th Chemistry Term 2 Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Physics Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Physics Term 1 Syllabus

Name of TopicsMarks
Chapter–1: Electric Charges and Fields
Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Current Electricity
Chapter–3: Current Electricity
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism18
Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism
Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction
Chapter–7: Alternating Current
CBSE Class 12th Physics Term 1 Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Physics Term 2 Syllabus

Name of UnitMarks
Electromagnetic Waves17
Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Chapter–10: Wave Optics
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter11
Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Atoms and Nuclei
Chapter–12: Atoms
Chapter–13: Nuclei
Electronic Devices7
Chapter–14: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
CBSE Class 12th Physics Term 2 Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Mathematics Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Term 1 Mathematics Syllabus

Relations and Functions08
Linear Programming05
Total Theory40
Internal Assessment10
Grand Total50
BSE Class 12th Term 1 Mathematics Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th Term 2 Mathematics Syllabus

Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry14
Total Theory40
Internal Assessment10
CBSE Class 12th Term 2 Mathematics Syllabus

CBSE Class 12th 2022 Admit Card

CBSE has released the admit cards for Class 12th Term 1 exams on November 9, 2021. Candidates can download the admit card from On the homepage, click on the portal for private candidates, select the ‘Admit Card’ option, and click on the ‘continue button. 

CBSE Class 12th 2022 Results

As of now, CBSE hasn’t announced the result dates for CBSE Class 12th 2021-22 exams. The results for Term 1 class 12th exams are expected to come in the early weeks of December 2021. Whereas CBSE could publish the final results for the Class 12th exams in May 2022.  

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. In how many terms CBSE Class 12th exams will be held?

A. This year, the examination will be held in two terms. One of the terms is being held in December 2021.

Q. From where can a private candidate download the admit card for CBSE Class 12th exams?

A. The admit card can be downloaded on

Q. Can I apply for CBSE Class 12th exams in online mode?

A. Candidates who either failed in a subject or more in 2021 or want to improve their previous score can appear in the exam as private students.

Q. What is the minimum percentage to clear CBSE Class 12 exams 2022?

A. A student must score at least 33% marks in theory & practical exams and should also have 33% in aggregate.

Q. Why is CBSE conducting Class 12 exams in two phases?

CBSE is conducting the Class 12 exams in two phases to ease the burden on students who have been juggling between online and offline classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summing Up!

From offline classes to online classes and now back to offline, students and teachers have developed new ways of learning amid the pandemic. The COVID-19’s effect can also be seen in the CBSE’s new exam pattern under the New Education Policy. Nearly 13 lakh students appear in the class 12th examination for 114 different subjects. The new policy is expected to improve the students’ learning style in addition to new skills to develop. But you need to stick to the basics to bring out the best during Class 12th CBSE exams. All the best, buddy and don’t forget Sky is the Limit 🙂

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