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CBSE Class 12 Physics Question Paper 2023 - PDF Download

Class 12

The Class 12 Physics exam of the CBSE i.e The Central Board of Secondary Examination was conducted today, March 06, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. More than lakhs of students sat for this board exam, which is possibly the most important and difficult subject in the CBSE Class 12 science stream. Physics and maths is responsible for the many convenient inventions we see today and for the smooth functioning of the world. Physics is also a main subject of stress for students enrolled in the CBSE board. It is a highly conceptual subject that demands massive practice and superior basic knowledge from students. Physics is important for both medical and non-medical science students and is also required in most higher education courses after school. Students are mostly relaxed after the physics exam but often want to discuss the paper afterwards the exam as well. You can check here the 2023 Physics class 12 paper and find out if it was easy, tough or moderate. You can download the SET 1, 2, 3 and 4 CBSE Class 12 Physics question paper 2023 PDF in the following sections.

Physics Class 12 Board Paper Marking Scheme 2023

This academic year 2022-23, CBSE had planned to take the exams annually. There will be a total of 35 questions in all. This paper consists of a total of 5 sections for 35 questions. The duration of this board exam is 3 hours. The marking scheme for Physics Class 12 Board Paper 2023 is given below in tabular form.


No. of Questions 


Type of Questions

Section A



Multiple Choice Question

Section B



Very Short Answer Question

Section C



Short Answer Question

Section D



Long Answer Question

Section E



Case-Based Question





Weightage to Different Topics/Content Units of Physics Class 12

The unit-wise marks distribution of Physics subjects is given below.

Unit No.

Name of Unit






Chapter–1: Electric Charges and Fields


Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance


Current Electricity


Chapter–3: Current Electricity


Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism



Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism


Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter


Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents


Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction


Chapter–7: Alternating Current


Electromagnetic Waves



Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves




Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments


Chapter–10: Wave Optics


Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter



Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter


Atoms and Nuclei


Chapter–12: Atoms


Chapter–13: Nuclei


Electronic Devices



Chapter–14: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits




Benefits of Practicing CBSE 12th Physics Question Paper 2023

Practicing the previous year CBSE 12th Physics question papers will help students score better in CBSE 12th Physics Board Exam 2023. You are recommended to solve the previous year CBSE Class 12 Physics question paper for the upcoming CBSE Physics Board Exam 2023. The benefits of solving the previous year CBSE 12th Physics question paper are given below.

  • You will be able to understand the Class 12 Physics board exam marking scheme 2023 and exam pattern by solving last year's question paper. 

  • Previous year Physics question papers will help you to track down the most important and repeated questions asked in last year. 

  • This pyq will help you to score better marks in Class 12 Physics CBSE Board Exam 2023.

  • Pyq will help you to know the type of questions that will be asked in the CBSE 12th Physics Board Exam 2023.

  • You may know your preparation level for the CBSE 12th Physics Question Paper 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1. How many questions are there in Class 12 Physics Board Paper 2023?

Answer: This year, CBSE asked 35 questions for 70 marks in Class 12 Physics Question Paper 2023.

Question 2. Where can students download CBSE class 10 previous year question papers for class 12 Physics 2023 free pdf ?

Answer:  CBSE class 12 Physics 2023 previous year’s question papers are easily available at eSaral official website. You can  get a free pdf of the question papers. Students must check our website once and can download a free pdf for themselves.