CBSE changes history question paper pattern

CBSE changes history question paper pattern

Half of the questions will be of average-difficulty level. Thirty percent questions will be easy  and the remaining 20 percent will be difficult.  

Questions on Ancient Indian History will carry 25 marks and those on Medieval Indian History 30 marks. Questions on Modern Indian History will carry maximum marks – 35.

The marks for each question in the long answer section has  been increased from 8 to 10 and the suggested word limit of answer has been increased from 250 to 500 words.

Besides, the number of very short answer questions, each of two marks, has been cut down. Now, there will be only three such questions, instead of the earlier five.

There will be two questions requiring long answers of 10 marks each. As many as eight questions of short answer of five marks will be asked. There will be only three questions of very short answer type, of two marks each.

Passage-based questions of eight marks each will be three. Each such question will have three to four questions with marks ranging from one to four.

Two questions of five marks each on skill (map work) will be asked.

As for content, Themes in Indian History (Part I) will account for questions worth 25 marks, Part II 30 marks, and Part III 35 marks. Map work will fetch 10 marks.

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