The history which is usually considered as a lengthy and elaborative subject has also shown its shade in (Central Board of Secondary Examination) CBSE 12th standard exams. Students who attempted the history examination from Humanities branch on March 25th, 2019 between 10:20 am to 1:30 pm quoted the exam to be lengthy but easy.
As per the reports, only about 8-10% of the paper needed little analytical skills to solve the tricky questions. Rest of the question paper followed the basic NCERT question patters. Experts of the subject state that paper was good and scoring with regards to below-average and average student too.
Shruti Sinha, a student who attempted history paper quoted HEP, “Writing the history paper was easy-going and it didn’t surprise or worry the students, at any time, in most of the cases.”
She says, “Students like me, and others must be expecting good marks definitely.”
The distribution pattern of the Question Paper
The question paper is for 80 marks and divided into the five parts of Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D, and Part E.
Part A carries 6 marks with 3 very short answers of 2 marks each.
Part B, which has a total of 24 marks, carries 6 short answer based questions of 4 marks each.
Part C with 24 marks, carries 3 long answer questions of 8 marks each.
Part D, which has a total of 21 marks, carries three source based questions. No choice is offered for the student here.
Part E, which has a total of 5 marks, has two questions with a distribution of (3+2) marks.