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Kerala Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23, Marking Scheme

Samia Miraj
Samia MirajUpdated On: September 20, 2022 11:37 am IST

Kerala Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 will help students while preparing for the exam. Understanding of weightage of topics and right marking scheme is very helpful duirng the preparation phase.

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Kerala Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23: The Department of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) Kerala is the organization that conducts the class 12th board examination and it also administers the result declaration for the same. Kerala Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 is released according to the various subjects which are included in the curriculum for the class 12th students. There are some optional subjects and some compulsory subjects included in the curriculum. The candidates will also have to prepare for internal assessment and practicals in order to successfully pass the class 12th examinations.

This year the organization has conducted the Class 12th board examination from 30th March 2022 to 22nd April 2022. The result for the board examination was declared by the Kerala Board of Public Examination on 21st June 2022. The entrance examination is of 2to 2.5 hours long and it is conducted offline. More than 4 lakh students appear in board examinations for class 12th every year in Kerala. Check out more details related to the Kerala Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 below. 

Also Check Kerala Class 12 Previous Year Question Paper: Download PDF

Kerala Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 Highlights 

You can check out some important highlights related to Kerala Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 here:

  • Kerala class 12th exam 2022 was conducted between 30th March 2022 to 22nd April 2022.
  • The duration of the examination will be around 2 hours or 2.5 hours.
  • Kerala class 12th exam for 2022 result was published on 21st June 2022.
  • Kerala class 12th exam pattern 2022-23 will consist of three components such as terminal examination, continuous examination, and practical examination.
  • A student will be required to secure a grade of D+ or above, with a minimum of 30% aggregate score in CE, PE, and TE, when taken together, and at least 30% in TE separately, to pass any subject. 
  • The total marks of the question paper will be 100.

Exam Name

Kerala class 12th board examination

Duration 

2 hours or 2.5 hours

Total Marks

100

Passing Marks

30% marks in total and 30% marks in TE separately

Conducted on

March or April 

Also Read Kerala Plus Two Syllabus 2022-23

DHSE Kerala Class 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23

There are different subjects that you can choose in order to give your class 12 board examinations. Some of them are compulsory and some of them are optional subjects according to the interest of the students. Kerala Class 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 can be different for the different subjects and the duration of the exam can also be different. Given below is the table indicating the duration and the total marks available in each question paper for the various subjects:

Subject

Duration (in hrs)

Kerala plus two total marks

English

2.5

100

Physics

2

100

Chemistry

2

100

Biology

 (Botany and Zoology)

100

Computer science

2

100

Economics

2.5

100

Mathematics

2.5

100

History

2.5

100

Political science

2.5

100

Psychology

2

100

Geography

2

100

Kerala Class 12 Exam Qualifying Score 2022-23 

DHSE also decides the qualifying score which is needed for each and every examination for different subjects. The candidates need to pass the TE examination separately in order to successfully pass the overall tests. The students need to get 30% marks in all examinations and a minimum of 30% marks in TE separately to successfully pass their class 12th board examination in Kerala. Check out the qualifying score for each subject given below:

Subject

Qualifying score for TE

Overall qualifying score

English

24

30

Physics

18

30

Chemistry

18

30

Biology

 (Botany and Zoology)

18

30

Computer science

18

30

Economics

24

30

Mathematics

24

30

History

24

30

Political science

24

30

Psychology

18

30

Geography

18

30

Also Read Kerala Plus Two Exam Time Table 2023 - Download Date Sheet PDF Here

DHSE Kerala Class 12th Marking Scheme 2022-23

The students will receive grades according to the marks that they have scored in their board examination. The range of grades exists up to D grade which is the lowest grade that anybody can get. The students must score at least 30% marks in each subject to successfully pass their class 12th board examination. Each subject will have 70 marks for a theory paper and 30 marks for practical examination or according to the rules mentioned by the organization. Check out the grading system followed by DHSE given below:

Type of Questions

Weightage

Competency Based Questions [Multiple Choice Questions, Case Studies, Source-based Integrated Questions, etc.]. 

30% (Minimum)

Objective Type Questions 

20% 

Short Answer/Long Answer Questions

50% [as per existing pattern]

Normally, the class 12th board examinations for Kerala are conducted in the month of and the result is declared by the Kerala Board of public examination in the month of June or July. The students can check out specifications related to the board examination and prepare themselves accordingly. 

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