## Tamil Nadu State Board Mathematics Blueprint for Class 12

Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education Marking Scheme / Blueprint for Class 12 Mathematics is given below.

**Subject : MATHEMATICS**** Class : XII**** Time : 3 Hours**** Marks : 200**

**Weightage of Marks towards Objectives :**

**Weightage towards Form of Questions (to be answered) :**

**Level of Difficulty :**

**Scheme of Sections and Options :**

**Distribution of questions and marks towards Examples, Exercises and outside the Text Book :**

**Details about choices**

**SECTION – A**

* (1) All the 40 questions are objective type (with 4 distractors) and compulsory.

(2) Out of 40 questions 30 questions are directly from Text Book objective type questions collection and the remaining 10 questions from Text Book examples, statements, results and exercises. The examiner will frame these 10 questions suitably.

**SECTION – B**

** (1) Out of 16 questions, 10 questions are to be answered.

(2) The students have to select any 9 questions from first 14 questions and the last question is compulsory. The last question (numbered 55) is in either-or form

(3) The order of the first 14 questions will be in the order of the chapters.

(4) The two questions under the number 55 will be asked from any two different chapters.

(5) The question from outside the book will be a part of first 14 questions.

(6) Two subdivisions (Marks 3 + 3) may be included in atmost 3 questions.

(possibility for asking six 3 marks questions)

**SECTION – C**

***(1) Out of 16 questions, 10 questions are to be answered.

(2) The students have to select any 9 questions from first 14 questions and the last question is compulsory. The last question (numbered 70) is in either-or form

(3) The order of the first 14 questions will be in the order of the chapters.

(4) The two questions under the Number 70 will be asked from any two different chapters.

(5) The question from outside the book will be a part of first 14 questions.

**Weightage to Content : XII Mathematics**

**Special instruction to the question setters and Marking Scheme**

**(Evaluation Scheme) writers**

1) All the 3, 6 and 10 mark questions should be drawn from the book on Classification and Question Bank (prepared by Directorate of School Education; published by Tamilnadu Parent Teacher Association) except one 6 mark and one 10 mark questions (which are from outside the Text Book).

2) Among 40 one mark questions, 30 questions are from the objective type questions collection attached with the Text Book. The remaining 10 questions must be set from (within) the book (examples, exercises, results etc.) subject to the condition that each of these questions has an average calculation time 75 seconds. (For these 10 questions, refer one mark questions in Classification and Question Bank Book (prepared by Directorate of School Education; published by Tamilnadu Parent Teacher Association)

3) The question paper setter / scheme writer should prepare the marking scheme (scheme of evaluation) strictly adhering to the calculation steps and diagrams as demonstrated in the source books

a) Text Book for example problems

b) Solution Book for Exercise problems (prepared by Directorate of School Education, Tamilnadu).

c) **Classification and Question Bank Book** (prepared by Directorate of School Education; published by Tamilnadu Parent Teacher Association)

4) For the questions outside the book (one 6 mark, one 10 mark), the valuation scheme should be prepared in accordance with the principles followed in the above source books.

5) If a problem can be solved using an alternative (rigorous) method, it can be included in the marking scheme only as an alternative method.

6) The attention of the question setters / scheme writers is drawn to the proceeding of the workshop “Finding Hardspots” on 11, 12.8.2005, which is attached with this instruction.

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