Marking scheme Business Studies 2018-19

3 Reasons Why you need to familiarise yourself with the marking scheme…

It hasn’t been long since CBSE released the sample papers, along with subject-related marking schemes, for students preparing for the board examinations for classes 10 and 12, to be held in 2019.
Now, it’s common knowledge that while students devote their attention to the sample-papers, they tend to view the marking schemes with a degree of nonchalance. What the students fail to realise is that a significant part of their performance hinges on their understanding of the marking scheme and how they develop on the same understanding for their advantage.
Let’s understand exactly why you need to familiarise yourself with the marking scheme and consider this a part of your on-going preparations for the board examinations.
To put it in simpler terms, perusing marking schemes for all the subjects is as good (basic) as viewing the index before you move on to study the chapters.
Online examination gives three reasons, rather ways, that will justify the importance of marking scheme for your preparation.

  • Pre-exam preparation:this is the right time to initiate the understanding of how CBSE views your subjects, and all the sub-topics contained in each. Before you begin to focus on the vastness of the syllabus and end up feeling overwhelmed, it may be suggested that you focus on a personalised (the one that suits you best) approach which would be an informed one and guided by subject-specific marking scheme. Such an approach must help you plan your study timetable according to unit-wise weightage as defined by the Board. This way, you will not only be able to handle the stress of finishing the entire syllabus but also be able to comprehend which areas require a little more attention than the rest.
  • During exam:having prepared for your examinations in a well-guided and informed manner, a student who knows how the marking process will work, will have an edge over the ignorant ones. Other than being calm and confident, you will be able to successfully manage your time – saving more time for questions with higher weightage, and writing to-the-point, concise answers where the weightage is low.
    Thus, if you need marks, you first need to understand the scheme governing those marks.

  • Post-exam:Once you reach this stage, the marking scheme might seem dispensable. However, for the curious ones, the scheme might come in handy for personal evaluation of your performance. Of course, you always have the easier option – Divine Intervention!

Now that you know what to do, here’s a general pattern that is going to be followed by CBSE for classes 10 and 12.
Class 10: CBSE will follow the same pattern as in the previous year (i.e. final board exams conducted by CBSE, with 80-20 board-internal marks division). A student must secure 33% out of 80 marks to clear each subject. The examination will cover 100% syllabus (with internal choice given in all exams).
Class 12: new pattern for class 12 consists of total 100 marks for all the subjects which will further be divided into – Theoretical exam
 – Practical exam/Project work
(Please note: Class 12 students areadvised to take special note of the changes made in the exam-pattern of English -Core)

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