New Paper Pattern for Biology

Reference

Circular from Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Educational Board, Pune – 14

Dated 12 th July 2017

Summary of General Instructions:

  • There is no change in syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Statistics
  • In Physics, Chemistry and Biology, there will be a written exam of 70 Marks and a practical exam of 30 Marks.
  • In Physics, Chemistry and Biology, in written exam, there will be one question paper and one answer paper.
  • In Mathematics and Statistics, there will be a written exam of 80 Marks and a practical exam of 20 Marks.
  • In Mathematics and Statistics, in written exam, there will be one question paper and one answer paper.
  • The final exam in all subject will be on the complete syllabus.
  • The paper duration will be of 3 hours.

Standard XI and XII Biology

Question Paper Pattern from  Written Examination

General Instructions

  • All the questions are compulsory
  • Section A contains Q. No. 1 to 4 of multiple choice type of questions carrying one mark each. Qno. 5 to QnO. 8 are very short anser type of questions carrying one mark each.
  • Section B contains Q. No. 9 to 18 of short ansers type questions carrying two marks each Internal choice is provided to only one question.
  • Section C contains QNo.19 to 27 of short answer type of questions carrying three narks each. Internal choice is provided to only one question.
  • Section D contains Q. No. 28 to 30 of long answer type of questions carrying five marks each. Internal choice is provided to each question.

Paper Pattern in Brief:

Section A

  • QNo.1 to 8 (Q No. 1 to 4 MCQ and Q. N. 5 to 8, VSA)

Section B

  • Q. No. 9 to 15 (Option to any one question from Q. No. 9 to Q. No.15)

Section C

  • QNo. 16 to 25 (Option to any one question from Q. No. 16 to Q. No.26)

Section D

  • Q No. 27 Or Q No. 27
  • Q No. 28 or Q No. 28
  • Q No. 29 or Q No. 29

Question paper Design

Weightage to Objectives

Knowledge 25 Marks 35%
Understanding 21 Marks 30%
Application 17 Marks 25%
Skill / Diagram 7 Marks 10%

Types of Questions

MCQ 1 Mark each Q. No. 1 to 4 4 Marks
VSA 1 Mark each Q. No. 5 to 8 4 Marks
SA I 2 Marks each Q. No. 9 to 18 20 Marks
SA II 3 Marks each Q. No. 19 to 27 27 Marks
LA 5 Marks each Q. No. 28 to 30 15 Marks

Difficulty Level 

Easy 21 Marks 30%
Average 35 Marks 50%
Difficult 14 Marks 20%

 

Unit wise Distribution of Marks  (XI Biology)

Unit No. Name of Unit Marks
1 Diversity in Organism 2
2 Kingdom Plantae 3
3 Biochemistry of Cell 5
4 Cell Division 5
5 Morphology of Flowering Plants 10
6 Plant water Relations and Mineral Nutrition 5
7 Plant Growth and Development 5
8 Kingdom animalia 5
9 Organization of Cell 5
10 Study of Animal Tissues 5
11 Study of Animal Type 5
12 Human Nutrition 5
13 Human Respiration 5
14 Human Skeleton and Locomotion 5
15 70

Unit wise Distribution of Marks  (XII Biology)

Unit No. Name of Unit Marks
1 Genetic Basis of Inheritance 5
2 Gene: Its Nature, Expression and Regulation 4
3 Biotechnology: Process and Application 3
4 Enhancement in Food Production 3
5 Microbes in Human Welfare 3
6 Photosynthesis 5
7 Respiration 5
8 Reproduction in Plants 4
9 Organism and Environment – I 3
10 Origin and Evolution of Life 3
11 Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance 3
12 Genetic Engineering and Genomics 2
13 Human Health and Diseases 2
14 Animal Husbandry 2
15 Circulation 6
16 Excretion and Osmoregulation 4
17 Control and coordination 5
18 Human Reproduction 5
19 Organism and Environment – II 3
Total 70

 

2 Comments

  1. Prafulla Namdeorao Nikam

    Sir please add blue print for unit tests,terminal and annual exams seperately for common conduct all over state

  2. Sample questions papers add plz

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