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RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2023 - Check Rajasthan Board Class 12 Subject Wise Pattern, Marking Scheme

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: January 12, 2023 10:55 pm IST

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2023 has been released by the board. Check here the changes in pattern along with the detailed subject wise exam pattern.

Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23
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RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2023: Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (RBSE or BSER Board) is the board that conducts the 12th board exams for class 12th in Rajasthan. The exam every year is conducted as per the pattern set by the Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23. In order to help the students prepare for the exam, the board also releases the Rajasthan Class 12 Syllabus 2023 and Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 on the official website. The pattern is released by the board separately for different subjects. The Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 will help the students understand the types of questions to be asked in the exam, the marking scheme, the weightage of different topics and other details.

The students can check on this page all the important details related to Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 for different subjects.

RBSE 12th Important Links
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RBSE Board Latest Updates 2023

Jan 12, 2023: RBSE 12th Time Table 2023

Changes Introduced in RBSE 12th Exam Pattern

Rajasthan has introduced some changes in the Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23. These changes have been brought to ease the difficulty for the students. The board exams will be conducted as per the new pattern as decided by the board.

Major Changes in RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23

Some of the major changes that are to be brought by the board in Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 are listed as below:

  • The Arts, Science, Commerce Stream Question Pattern will have Theory, Objective Question Pattern Style.
  • The Regular, Private, Reappear External students will have to follow both General and Vocational course for the board exam pattern.
  • The overall syllabus for Rajasthan class 12th exam has been reduced by the board.
  • The objective type questions section has been added to the question paper which need to be attempted on OMR sheet by the students.

Why is Rajasthan Board Bringing These Changes?

Rajasthan board is bringing these changes to the exam pattern with the purpose of easing the difficulty level for the students and to help them prepare well for the exam. The main purpose of the board to bring these changes in the Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 is to provide an extensive assessment criteria for the students while also reducing the load of study on them. The new pattern focuses on continuous & comprehensive assessment of the students.

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern Highlights

Some of the major highlights related to Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 can be checked through the table provided below:

Exam Mode

Offline

Board

Rajasthan Secondary Education Board, Ajmer (RBSE) Madhyamik Shiksha Mandal

Medium

Hindi, English & Rajasthani

Duration

3 Hours

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice, Long/Short Questions

Subjects

Hindi, English Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Additional Subject

Total Marks

100

Negative Marking

No

Passing Marks

33% Aggregate in Each Subject & Overall

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23

It is important for the candidates to understand the Rajasthan Class 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 in detail so that they can perform better in the exam. The Rajasthan class 12th exam will be conducted in the pen and paper format (offline mode). The total duration for each of the paper will be 3 hours and 15 minutes. The exam will be conducted for different subjects which are listed under Arts, Science, and Commerce stream. The overall exam will be divided into two components: theory part and practical part. The theory exam will have 70 marks for optional subjects and 30 marks will be awarded for practical exams. The compulsory subjects (Hindi & English) will be conducted for a total of 100 marks. Students may check Rajasthan Class 12 Model Paper here. The paper will have different types of questions such as objective and short or long answer questions. The objective questions will have 4 options out of which the candidates will have to select one correct option. The candidates will have to attempt the objective questions on an OMR sheet provided. There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers. The long and short answer questions will range from 1 mark to 5 marks. 

The question types and their weightage in Rajasthan Class 12th exam can be checked from the table below:

Components

Weightage

Optional Subjects Theory

70%

Optional Subjects Practical

30%

Compulsory Subjects Theory

100%

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 Subject Wise

The RBSE board releases separate exam pattern for different subjects based on their weightage and assessment criteria. Hence, it is important for all the students to go through the subject wise Rajasthan Class 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 to understand the pattern better. The following section covers the subject wise Rajasthan Class 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23.

Subjects Included in RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23

Here are the list of optional and compulsory subjects included in the Arts, Science and Commerce stream of Rajasthan class 12th exam pattern 2022-23:

Stream

Subjects

Science

Compulsory

Hindi, English.

Optional

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

Commerce

Compulsory

Hindi, English.

Optional

Business Studies, Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Economics.

Arts

Compulsory

Hindi, English.

Optional

History, Political Science, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Home Science, Mathematics.

Subject Wise RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23

The students can check here the subject wise Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 one by one:

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Hindi

The Hindi exam for Rajasthan class 12th will be conducted for a total of 3 hours and 15 minutes. The theory paper will be of 80 marks. The total marks for the paper will be 100. There will be no negative marking. Marks allotted for each question will be dispalyed on the question paper. The section wise division for Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Hindi is given in the table below:

Section

Marks

Reading Section ( Unseen Passage )

12

Writing Section

16

Grammar

8

Literature Section44

Total Marks 

80

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 for English

The English exam for Rajasthan class 12th will be conducted for a total of 3 hours and 15 minutes. The theory paper will be 80 marks. The total marks for the paper will be 100. There will be no negative marking. Marks allotted for each question will be dispalyed on the question paper. The section-wise division for Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 for English is given in the table below:

Area of LearningTopics coveredTotal Marks 
ReadingTwo unseen passages (about 700-900 words in all) The passages will include two of the following—
(a) Factual passages e.g. instructions, descriptions, reports.
(b) Discursive passage involving opinion e.g. argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text. (c) Literary passage e.g. extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography
15
Writing(i) One out of two short compositions—(about 80 words) 4 (It includes—advertisement and notices, description of arguments for or against a topic, accepting and declining invitations.)
(ii) A report on an event based on some verbal input or Translate the passage into Hindi—(about 100 words)
(iii) Letter— 6 (one out of two based on some verbal input) The letters will include the following—
(a) Business or Official Letters 
(b) Letters to the editor on various social, national and international issues.
(c) Application for a job including CV (Curriculum Vitae)/Resume
15
Grammar1. Clauses (Noun Clauses, Adverb Clauses, Relative Clauses)
2. Synthesis
3. Phrasal Verbs
4. Prepositions of motion, time, space and mental attitude.
8
Flamingo- ProseOne extract from the Text Book's various prose lessons (approximately 100 words each).
4 comprehension questions testing local and global understanding, and 2 vocabulary questions—one testing knowledge of similar words and the other testing knowledge of opposite words.
(ii) One of two Long Answer Type Questions based on the text that must be answered in approximately 80 words to assess global comprehension.
(iii) Two short answer type questions based on the lessons that must be answered in approximately 20-25 words.
14
Flamingo- PoetryOne of the prescribed poems makes one of two references to context.
(ii) One of two Long Answer Type Questions based on the text to assess overall comprehension of approximately 80 words.
(iii) Two short answer type questions, each of which must be answered in 20-25 words.
14
Vistas(i). One of two Long Answer Type Questions based on the Supplementary Reader to assess comprehension and extrapolation of theme, character, and incidents of approximately 80 words.
(ii) Two short answer questions to be answered in 20-25 words each.
(iii). Six multiple-choice questions
14

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Science

The Science exam for Rajasthan class 12th will be conducted for a total of 3 hours and 15 minutes and the Practical Exam timings would be 3 hours. The total marks for the paper will be 70.  30 marks will be allotted for the practical assessment. There will be no negative marking. Students can obtain good marks if they prepare the entire RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 well before time. Refer to the RBSE Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics containing the marks distribution.

Download Rajasthan Board Class 12 Physics Syllabus


Marks allotted for each question will be dispalyed on the question paper. The section-wise division for Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Science is given in the table below:

SubjectsExam durationTheory paper marksPractical/internal assessmentTotal marks
Physics3.15 hours56+1430100
Chemistry3.15 hours56+1430100
Biology3.15 hours56+1430100

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Arts

The Arts exam for Rajasthan class 12th will be conducted for a total of 3 hours and 15 minutes. The total marks for the paper will be 80. 20 marks will be allotted for the practical assessment. There will be no negative marking. Marks allotted for each question will be dispalyed on the question paper. The section wise division for Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Arts is given in the table below:

Subjects

Marks Allotted (Theory)

Marks Allotted (Practicals)

History

80

20

Political Science

80

20

Geography

56+14

30

Sociology

80

20

Psychology

56+14

30

Philosophy

80

20

Home Science

56+14

30

Mathematics

80

20

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Commerce

The Commerce exam for Rajasthan class 12th will be conducted for a total of 3 hours and 15 minutes. The total marks for the paper will be 80. 20 marks will be allotted for the practical assessment. The total marks will be of 100 marks. There will be no negative marking. Marks allotted for each question will be dispalyed on the question paper. The section wise division for Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 for Commerce is given in the table below:

Subjects

Marks Allotted (Theory)

Marks Allotted (Practicals)

Business Studies

80

20

Economics

80

20

Entrepreneurship

70

30

Accountancy

80

20

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme

It is also important for all the students to be aware of the marking scheme for Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 in order to prepare well for the exam. Listed below are important points related to marking scheme as per Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23:

  • The overall score for optional subjects will be counted as 70 marks for theory and 30 marks for practical.
  • For compulsory subjects like Hindi and English, 100% weightage will be given to marks obtained in theory exam.
  • It is compulsory for all students to obtain a minimum aggregate of 33% in each subject and overall in order to pass the exam.
  • There will be 0 marks awarded for incorrect answers or unattempted answers.

RBSE 12th Exam Pattern for Practical Assessment

The overall marks for Rajasthan class 12th board exam will be counted on the basis of theory + practical exam scores. The practical exams will be conducted separately for separate subjects. The overall marks for the practical exams will be 30 marks for (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Psychology) and 20 marks for (English, Hindi, Business Studies, Accountancy, History, and Political Science). This means that the practical exam will have a weightage of 30% in the overall marks. The practicals will be conducted at the school level and will be considered as the internal assessment. The schedule for practical exams will also be released by the board on the official website. The overall marking of the practical exam will be done on the basis of practical conducted, result generated, practical copy submitted, etc.

Rajasthan Class 12th Grading System

The marks for Rajasthan Class 12th exam will be converted as grades which will be awarded to the students. The grading will be done on the basis of 9 point grading system which will be awarded to each subject and overall. The grading system for Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23 will rank the students on the basis of their performance in the exam. Given below is the grading system as per Rajasthan Class 12 Exam Pattern 2022-23:

Grade

Awarded To

Marks Range

A

Top 1/8th of the passed candidates

80 - 100

B

Next 1/8th of the passed candidates

60-70

C

Next 1/8th of the passed candidates

45-59

D

Next 1/8th of the passed candidates

33-44

E*

Essential Repeat

Less Than 33

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FAQs

What is the passing marks for Rajasthan Class 12th Exam?

A student is required to score 33% marks in class 12th to pass the exam. 

Is there any negative marks for the incorrect option?

No, there is no negative marks for incorrect answer. 

What will be the total marks for Rajasthan Class 12th Exam ?

The total marks for Rajasthan Class 12th Exam will be 100 marks. 70 marks for optional subjects and 30 marks for practical exams. 

 

What will be the time duration for Rajasthan class 12th exam pattern 2022-23?

The exam duration for the Rajasthan class 12th exam pattern 2022-23 will be of 3 hours. The exam will be conducted for different subjects which are listed under Arts, Science, and Commerce streams.

What will be the mode of exam for Rajasthan Class 12th?

The mode of the exam will be offline for the Rajasthan Class 12th board

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