Tamil Nadu (TN) 12th Board: Public Exam Dates (Out), Syllabus, Pattern, Question Papers

Tamil Nadu Board 12th 2022 ( Tamilnadu 12th )

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Exam On: 5 May '22 - 28 May '22

Updated on May 20, 2022 13:32 IST

TN 12th Exam 2021-22: Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE), Tamil Nadu has released the TN 12th admit card 2022 for private students on April 20, 2022. Private students can download their admit card from the official website of the board or click the link given below. Earlier, the board had released the time table for 12th class on its website at dge.tn.gov.in. The board will be conducting the examinations from May 5 to 28, 2022. The pratical exams will be conducted from April 25 to May 2, 2022. The TN 12th hall ticket for the examinations is expected to be out in April. Students must visit this page regularly to stay updated for the release of any official notification.

Earlier, the state board had conducted revision tests in two rounds.

The TN 12th Result 2022 will be released on June 23, 2022.

About TN 12th

Directorate of Government Examination, Tamil Nadu conducts TN 12th examinations every year. The Board prescribes the books, syllabus, exam pattern for the exams. Students must go through them thoroughly and solve, practice and analyse the TN HS question papers of previous years' to score well in the exams. These papers help one get familiar with the marking scheme, duration of the exam and the different types of questions asked. 

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In 2020-21, the board had cancelled the TN 12th exams in view of the rising coronavirus pandemic. TN HS result 2021 was released on July 19 at 11 am on the basis of the alternative assessment criteria. According to it, the Board awarded 50 per cent weightage to class 10 board examination scores (average of three subjects with high marks) while 20 per cent (written in each subject) weightage was accorded to Plus One board exam and 30 per cent were given to Class 12 practicals and internal assessment. Tamil Nadu 12th result is announced on the website - dge.tn.gov.in. The result declared online is provisional and valid for 90 days only. 

Earlier, the board had scheduled TN HSC exams 2021 between May 5 and May 31. Originally, the examinations were scheduled from May 3 till May 21 before getting postponed. The timetable was released on February 17, 2021.

TN HSC Board 2022 - Highlights

Particulars Details
Full Exam Name Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Certificate Examination
Short Exam Name TN 12th/ Tamilnadu 12th
Conducting Body Directorate of Government Examinations
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level Intermediate
Exam Duration 3 Hours
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TN 12th Date Sheet 2022

The Board has released the Tamil Nadu 12th date sheet on the official website in March 2022. The exams will be held from May 5 to 28, 2022. The timetable mentions the exam dates for the subjects covered in class 12th along with their timings. 

Last year, the TN 12th exams were to be conducted from May 5 till May 31. However, they were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic 

Tamilnadu 12th Syllabus 2022

The Tamilnadu HS syllabus mentions all the topics and chapters to be covered while preparing for the examinations. Some of the topics covered under Mathematics subject are Vector Algebra, Differential Calculus: Applications, Applications of Matrices and Determinants while some topics under Physics are Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter –Relativity, Effects of Electric Current, Current Electricity, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter –Relativity. Click on TN 12th syllabus to download the complete syllabus for all subjects.

Tamilnadu 12th Exam Pattern 2022

The TN exam pattern states the marking scheme, duration, types of questions asked in the exam, and more. Knowing the exam pattern will help students with time management and solve the question paper strategically. The duration of the TN 12th exams is 3 hours and students get 15 mins to read the question paper before they begin answering it.

Tamilnadu 12th Result 2022

TNDGE will release the TN HS Result 2022 on June 23 on the official website. Students can check their TN 12th result 2022 using their date-of-birth and registration number.  The result will mention the student's name, roll number, marks obtained in different subjects, etc. Here are the steps to check the TN 12th result 2021-22:

  • Visit the TN Board's official website at tnresults.nic.in or dge.tn.gov.in
  • Click on TN HSC result 2022. A login window of result will open on the screen
  • Enter the registration number followed by the date of birth in the appropriate fields. (Note: enter date of birth in this format: dd/mm/yyyy)
  • Submit details
  • The result will open on the screen

Last year, the TN Board released the Tamilnadu 12th result 2021 on July 19 on the official website. 

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FAQs on Tamil Nadu 12th Exam

Q: When will the Tamil Nadu 12th exam be conducted?

A: The Tamil Nadu 12th exams 2022 will be conducted in May. 

Q: Who is the conducting authority of the Tamil Nadu HSC exam?

A: Directorate of Government Examinations, Government of Tamil Nadu is the conducting body of the Tamil Nadu HSC exam.

Q: How many candidates appeared for the TN HSC exam?

A: Approximately 8.5 lakh candidates had appeared for the TN HSC exam.

Q: What is the minimum aggregate required to pass the Tamil Nadu 12th exam?

A: Candidates should secure a minimum 35 per cent aggregate in order to pass or qualify in the Tamil Nadu 12th Board exam.

Q: What is the marking scheme of the Tamil Nadu HSC exam?

A: Each subject carries 100 marks in total. Subjects with practicals are marked as 70 marks for theory, 20 marks for practical and 10 marks for internal assessment.

Q: What is the pass percentage of the Tamil Nadu 12th exam?

A: According to last year’s result data for 2020, the overall pass percentage was 91.3 per cent, out of which the girls’ pass percentage was 93.5 per cent and boys’ pass percentage was 88.6 per cent. 

Q: What are the different streams of subjects in the Tamil Nadu HSC exam?

A: The subjects which are tested in the Tamil Nadu HSC exam are divided into three streams, Science, Commerce and Arts/Humanities.

Q: How can I avail the Migration Certificate of the Tamil Nadu HSC?

A: Candidates need to collect the Tamil Nadu HSC Migration Certificate as It is mandatory to produce it for the admission process for bachelor's degree. Candidates have to first collect the application form for the Migration Certificate either from the official website or from their schools. They have to submit the filled-in application form along with a Demand Draft of Rs 505 in favour of the Director of Government Examinations, Chennai and submit it to the Deputy Director of Government Examinations.

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