PSEB 12th date sheet 2020 revised; check new dates, changed paper pattern here

PSEB 12th date sheet 2020 revised; check new dates, changed paper pattern here

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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 17, 2020 14:48 IST

Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to incorporate multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 10 marks. It has also changed the passing marks formula.

PSEB has revised the PSEB 12th date sheet 2020 for many subjects on February 15. According to the latest circular released by the Board, the History and Geography exams which were earlier scheduled to be held on March 12 and March 27 respectively will now be held on April 3 and 1. The board stated that the changes were made due to ‘administrative reasons’. The PSEB 12th result 2020 will release as per earlier schedule.

Changes in passing marks

The Punjab Board has also changed the passing marks for the year 2020. Earlier, candidates had to secure 33 per cent marks in each subject as well as in practical and theory separately to be considered passed, however, according to the new rule, students now will be required to secure a minimum of 20 per cent marks in practical and theory section and 33 per cent combined in each subject to be considered pass.

PSEB 12th Date Sheet 2020: Revised dates



General Punjabi

March 3

Public administration, Business organisation and management, Gurmati Sangeet, Psychology, Music (vocal)

March 4

Philosophy, Education, History and appreciation of arts, geometrical perspective and architecture

March 5

General English

March 6

Dance, agriculture

March 7

Political science, physics, business studies-II

March 9

Computer application

March 11

Chemistry, Business and accountancy methods – II, chemistry

March 12

Punjabi/Hindi/Urdu/English elective

March 13

Religion, accountancy-II, media studies, rural development and environment, Sanskrit, Biology, French, Arabic

March 16


March 17

Environment science

March 18

NMQF subjects

March 19

Physical education and sports

March 20

Home Science

March 21


March 23

Music (vocal)

March 24

Economics, fundamentals of e-business

March 25

Computer science

March 26


April 1


April 3

New PSEB 12th Exam Pattern 2020

Among major changes, PSEB has decided to incorporate multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 10 marks (one mark each) in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry for class 12 students. Further, 10 objective-type questions will be added for one mark each. These changes were announced only three months ahead of the board exams.

The PSEB will conduct board examinations of classes 5, 8, 10 and 12 this year. This is the first year to the class 5 board exam, since its announcement. The move has been taken after many goof-ups were reported during class 8 exams till last year like leaking of class 8 Punjabi question papers. In as many as six exam centres across the state, Punjabi question papers were distributed during the social studies exam.

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