PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Check Punjab Board Marking Scheme

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: October 06, 2023 05:05 pm IST

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24 was released by the PSEB authorities recently. Check here the changes along with the detailed subject-wise PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24:

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PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: The Punjab Board has released the exam pattern for class 12 on the official website. Based on the PSEB 12th exam pattern 2023-24, students will be required to score a minimum of 33% marks in theory and practical separately to clear the PSEB 12th Exam 2024. There is no minimum mark limit for internal assessment but the aggregate of theory, practical and internal assessment should be 33%. As per the PSEB 12th exam pattern 2023-24, there will be a variety of questions in the paper including theory and practicals.

The maximum marks for each subject in the Punjab Board Class 12 Exam 2024 are 100, which is further divided into theory, practical, and CCE. In Science subjects, the theory marks will be 70 marks except for Mathematics which will carry 80 marks. In Commerce subjects, the theory papers will carry 80 marks. Students must also go through the PSEB 12th Syllabus 2023-24 and prepare their study plan accordingly. There will be two groups of subjects for which the board exam will be conducted: the compulsory subjects and the elective subjects. Check more information about the PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24 here:

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PSEB 12th Admit Card 2024
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PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Highlights

The PSEB 12th exam pattern 2023-24 will help the board exam appearing students in their PSEB 12th Preparation Tips 2024to a great extent. Students can check from the table below some of the important highlights for PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2024:

Exam Mode

Offline

Board Name

Punjab School Education Board (PSEB)

Medium

Hindi & English

Duration

3 Hours

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice, Long/Short Questions

Subjects

Compulsory Subjects, Elective Subjects, Optional Subjects

Total Marks

100

Negative Marking

No

Theory Exam

80

Internal Assessment

20

Passing Marks

33% Aggregate in Each Subject & Overall

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24

Let us understand the Punjab Board Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023-24 in detail through the points listed below:

  • The exam duration for each paper in the 12th board exam will be 3 hours.
  • The mode of the paper will be offline and the medium will be Hindi, English, and Punjabi (except for language papers).
  • There will be a division of theory and practical exams for each of the subjects.
  • The language papers will be conducted for a total of 100 marks out of which 80 marks will be for the theory exam and 20 marks will be for the practical.
  • Computer Science subject will be conducted for a total of 50 marks, including 45 marks for practical and 5 marks for the project.

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Subject-wise

It is not just important to understand the overview of the exam pattern but it is also important to go through the subject-wise pattern to understand it better. Given in this section is the subject-wise Punjab Board Class 12th Exam Pattern 2024:

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24 for Compulsory Subjects

The compulsory subjects are mandatory for all the students to appear for. The papers are conducted for a total of 100 marks. The overall marks for each subject consist of practicals + theory + internal assessment marks. The paper is conducted in the offline mode. The detailed Punjab Board Class 12th Exam Pattern 2024 for Compulsory Subjects is given in the table below:

Subjects

Theory Marks

Practical Marks

Internal Assessment

Total

General English 

80

-

20

100

Environmental Education

40 

-

10

50

General Punjabi or Punjabi History & Culture

80

-

20

100

Computer Science

50

45

5

100

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Science

The Science papers are conducted for a total of 100 marks. The overall marks for each subject consist of practicals + theory + internal assessment marks. The paper is conducted in the offline mode. The detailed Punjab Board Class 12th Exam Pattern 2024 for Science Subjects is given in the table below:

Subjects

Theory Marks

Practical Marks

Project work or internal assessment

Total

Chemistry

70

25

5

100

Physics

70

25

5

100

Biology

70

25

5

100

Mathematics

80

-

20

100

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Commerce

The Commerce papers are conducted for a total of 100 marks. The overall marks for each subject consist of practicals + theory + internal assessment marks. The paper is conducted in the offline mode. The detailed Punjab Board Class 12th Exam Pattern 2024 for Commerce Subjects is given in the table below:

Subjects

Theory Marks

Practical Marks

Project work or internal assessment

Total

Business studies80-20100

Accountancy

80

15

5

100

Economics

80

-

20

100

Fundamentals of e-business

80

15

5

100

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Agriculture

The papers in agriculture are also conducted for 100 marks. Students can check out the exam pattern from the table given below:

Subjects

Theory Marks

Practical Marks

Project work or internal assessment

Total

Agriculture

70

25

5

100

Any two of the following subjects are to be selected-

Physics

70

25

5

100

Chemistry

70

25

5

100

Economics

80

-

20

100

Geography

70

25

5

100

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Humanities 

There are a lot of choices available for students in the Humanities subject. Students can check out the table given below to know more about the exam pattern followed in the Humanities stream:

Subjects

Theory Marks

Practical Marks

Project work or internal assessment

Total

Language (any one)

Punjabi, Hindi, English or Urdu

80

-

20

100

Classical or Foreign language (any one)

Sanskrit French German

80

-

20

100

History 

80

-

20

100

Economics or Business Studies or Accountancy 

80

-

20

100

Mathematics 

80

-

20

100

Political science

80

-

20

100

Sociology

80

-

20

100

Public administration

80

-

20

100

Philosophy

80

-

20

100

Religion 

80

-

20

100

Geography

70

25

5

100

Defense studies

80

-

20

100

Psychology

70

25

5

100

History and appreciation of art

80

-

20

100

Computer Applications 

60

35

5

100

Agriculture

70

25

5

100

Home science

70

25

5

100

Music vocal

45

50

5

100

Gurmat sangeet

45

50

5

100

Music instrumental

45

50

5

100

Music tabla

45

50

5

100

Music Dance

45

50

5

100

Physical education and sports

50

40

10

100

Drawing and painting

-

80

20

100

Commercial arts

-

80

20

100

Modelling and sculpture

-

80

20

100

Media studies

80

-

20

100

NCC 

70

20

10

100

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Grading System

The grading system adopted by PSEB stands for grades that are awarded to the students based on their performance in the exam. The Punjab Board Class 12th Grading System is given in the table below:

Grades

Marks

Points

A+

91-100

10

A

81-90

09

B+

71-80

08

B

61-70

07

C+

51-60

06

C

41-50

05

D

01-40

04

PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24: Preparation Tips

Students can follow the given tips while preparing for PSEB 12th exams 2024-

  • Students must cover the complete syllabus without skipping any topic.
  • Revise regularly and make notes about important topics or formulas for revision on exam days.
  • Eat healthy food, rest properly, and exercise in between studies to refresh your mind and body.
  • Students must also practice PSEB 12th Question Paper 2024 and PSEB 12th Previous Year Question Paper to be well aware of the pattern and topics. It would help them to understand the exam pattern and relieve exam day stress.

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