Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today, December 17, 2021, conducted the second-last Term I exam for the Humanities stream. The CBSE Class 12 Political Science Term 1 2021-22 Exam was held for a duration of 90 minutes, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The paper was entirely objective-based, comprising of 60 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Students had to identify and mark the correct options in their answer sheets. Overall, the paper was balanced – neither too simple nor too difficult to answer.
As expected, the paper comprised of questions only from the CBSE Class 12 Political Science Term 1 2021-22 Syllabus Covered. So, those who thoroughly studied the Term I syllabus could easily attempt most questions in the paper. Those who took the effort of solving the sample paper were also at an advantage today.
CBSE Class 12 Political Science Term I 2021-22 Exam Analysis
According to a Political Science subject teacher, the paper was good and well-balanced. All questions in today’s paper came from the Term 1 syllabus itself. So, students had to only study the specified portion, without taking any extra strides to learn anything different.
The paper was above average in terms of difficulty level, having a good mix of easy, moderate, and tough questions. Moreover, it was in tandem with the Political Science sample paper released by the central education board.
A few students expressed that questions based on case studies were somewhat difficult to answer, yet the overall paper was easy. Students further reported that the question paper weightage was high on the Cold War Era section. Factual as well as introspective questions were posed from the chapters on Cold War era.
Interestingly, the analysis given by Political Science experts and teachers does not come as a surprise. Most Class 12 papers conducted so far by CBSE were average or above-average in terms of difficulty level. Interestingly, the sample papers also played a crucial role in helping students prepare for the exam.
Today’s Political Science paper covered only 50% of the reduced syllabus, as informed by CBSE earlier. Following are the chapters based on which questions are expected to feature in tomorrow’s exam:
Part A: Contemporary World Politics
- Cold War Era and Non–aligned Movement
- The End of Bipolarity
- United Nations and its Organizations
Part B: Politics in India Since Independence
- Challenges of Nation-Building
- Planning and Development
- India’s Foreign Policy
In case of Class 12 Term I exams, only a few subjects are left. CBSE is all set to conduct the Biology exam tomorrow, December 18, 2021, followed by History on December 20, 2021. Two papers are scheduled thereafter, on December 21, 2021 – 1. Informatics Practicals and 2. Computer Science. The Term I exams will finally end on December 22, 2021, with the Home Science exam.