Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday, December 30 conducted the last exam of Class 12 term-1 minor-subjects. The OMR-based exams of Agriculture (808) and Mass Media Studies (821) term-1 papers are reportedly held successfully from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM. Students who appear for the Class 12 term-1 exams can now check the paper analysis from educators along with the provisional answer keys shared by them.
The last day exam of Class XII term-1 papers is held as per the bifurcated syllabus with a 90-minute duration. The overall paper levels of Agriculture and Mass Media Studies are reported Easy and Moderate in difficulty. Following the exam scheme, the Agriculture paper is held for a total 35 marks while the maximum marks in the Mass Media paper are 25.
The marks of a particular question were indicated in front of the question. It is further reported that there is no negative marking for incorrect answers in term-1 CBSE exams.
In the Agriculture paper, students had to answer 5 questions out of the given 6 questions on Employability Skills. While 25 questions out of the given 30 questions on Agriculture subject were compulsory. Questions were asked from Advance Crop Production, Organic Farming, and Post-Harvest Management three units.
This 35-marks question paper was divided into 2 sections, viz., Section A and Section B, and Section C. In Section A, a total of 6 questions were asked of which, a total of 5 questions had to be attempted. Section B was consisted of 30 marks and had 37 questions on the subject-specific skills of which students had to attempt any 30 questions.
In the Mass Media (826) paper, 5 questions out of the given 6 questions on Employability Skills had to be attempted. Whereas, in Section B, 15 questions out of the given 20 questions were compulsory. While in section C, y questions out of the given 7 questions were mandatory. Questions were asked from two units- 3D Production Pipeline and Basics of Video and Sound Editing.
The Class 12 term 1 Agriculture and Mass Media Studies paper solutions shall likely be shared by Captain Agro and Study Zone educators respectively. Once it is available, the students can take references and compare their answers with the analysis.
The CBSE board is expected to release the Class 12 term-1 exams 2021 official answer key by 1st week of January. Meantime, students can go through the solutions provided by the educators. With the help of the unofficial answer key, they can get a rough idea of their performance.