About PSEB 12th 2020

PSEB 12th Exams 2020- Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) conducts PSEB 12th exams in the month of March, every year. Students pursuing full-time or private Class 12th can appear for Punjab Board 12th exams. Every year, around 3 lakh students appear in PSEB 12th exams. After successfully qualifying the exams, students can pursue the undergraduate courses as per their stream and interest. 

  • Punjab Board will release the PSEB 12th time table 2020 in the month of December 2019.
  • The admit cards for PSEB 12th exams 2020 will be released in February 2019. Students will be able to collect it from their respective schools. 
  • Punjab Board 12th examinations 2020 will tentatively start from March 1, 2020.
  • PSEB 12th Practical examinations will be conducted in offline mode after the theory exams in the first week of April 2020. 
  • Students will be able to check the PSEB 12th result 2020 in the second week of May 2020. Last year, the result was declared on May 11, 2019 in the online mode for all streams i.e. science, commerce and humanities. 
  • Students need to enter their roll number to access the PSEB 12th exams 2020. Students can download it and keep safe for future reference. 
  • Original mark sheet can be collected one week after the result declaration from the school authorities. 
  • Students who fail to qualify 1 or 2 subjects can apply for PSEB 12th Exams 2020 for Supplementary in the month of July 2020.
  • The Punjab Board 12th compartment date sheet 2020 will be released in the month of June 2020 on pseb.ac.in. 
  • After clearing the PSEB 12th exams 2020, students can apply to various universities and colleges to pursue higher studies.
Exam level: Intermediate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages Arabic, German +9 More
Conducting Body: Punjab School Education Board
Duration 3 Hours

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PSEB 12th 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

11 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

PSEB 12th 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Punjab Board has released the eligibility criteria to apply for PSEB 12th exams 2020. Students should follow the given eligibility criteria before filling the forms.

  • Students who wish to appear for Punjab Board 12th exams 2020 must have passed class 10th and 11th from Punjab board or any other recognised board. 
  • Students must register themselves for the academic session by filling the application form and paying the required fees to the concerned school authorities.

PSEB 12th 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline

Mode of Payment : Other

Physical features of the Punjab and their influence on its history
Sources of the history of the Punjab
Political, social and economic conditions of the Punjab in the beginning of the 16th century
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life and his teachings
Development of sikhism under Guru Angad Dev ji, Guru Amar Das ji and Guru Ram Das ji
Guru Arjan Dev ji and his martyrdom
Guru hargobind ji and transformation of Sikhism
Guru Har Rai ji and Guru Har Krishan ji
Guru Teg Bahadur ji and his martyrdom
Guru Gobind Singh ji, the foundation of khalsa, his battles and his personality
Banda Singh Bahadur
Abdus Samad Khan, Zakaria Khan and Mir Mannu, their relations with the sikhs
Rise of the dal khalsa and its mode of fighting
Social and economic conditions of the Punjab under the mughals
Invasions of Ahmed Shah Abdali and disintegration of mughal rule in the Punjab
Ranjit Singh’s career and conquests
Anglo-sikh relations (1800-1839)
Ranjit Singh’s relations with Afganistan and his N.W.F. policy.
Civil and military administration of Ranjit singh
Character and personality of Ranjit singh
First anglo-sikh war – causes and results
Second anglo-sikh war – causes and results, annexation of the Punjab
General English
Lessons for Intensive study
Lessons for Extensive study)
Grammar and composition
Computer science
C++ language features
C++ Class concept
C++ File I/O
Exception handling
Cast operators
English elective
Dear to all the muses
Literary petals
Select one-act plays
Composition, vocabulary, applied grammar
Economics part-A (introductory micro economics)
Consumer behavior and demand
Producer behavior and supply
Forms of market and price determination
Economics part-B (introductory macro economics)
National income and related aggregate
Determination of income and employment
Money and banking
Government budget and the economy
Balance of trade and balance of payments
Relations and Functions
Inverse trigonometric functions
Matrices determinants
Continuity and differentiability
Applications of derivatives
Applications of the integrals
Differential equations
Three-dimensional geometry
Linear programming
Business organization and management
Nature and significance of management
Principles of management
Business environment
Business finance
Financial markets
Consumer protection
Entrepreneurship development
Book keeping and accountancy
Accounting for not-for-profit organization
Accounting for partnership
Reconstitution of partnership
Dissolution of partnership firm
Accounting for share capital and debentures
Analysis of financial statements
Statement of changes in financial position
Political science
Political system
Some major contemporary political theories
Bureaucracy (civil services)
Public opinion
Party system
Interest and pressure groups
Indian democracy
Democracy at grass root
Party system in India
Electoral system
National integration
Foreign policy of India
India and the world
Tribal, rural and urban societies in India
Inequalities in Indian society
Structural and cultural change in India
Social problems in Indian society
Public administration
Personnel administration
Financial administration
Audit and its role
Selected approaches
Functional aspects of administration
Leadership, policy formation, planning and decision making
Administration improvement
Administrative law
Music (vocal)
Brief history of modern period of hindustani music
Detailed knowledge of tabla and harmonium
Time theory of Ragas
Define and explain the, following terms: varna, kan, khatka, murki,gamak, gayak, gayaki, shudh rag, chhayalg rag, sankiran rag, lakshan geet
Gayak ke gun aur dosh
Definition of that. its characterstics, ten that of bhat khande
Importance of tal in music, place of fine arts in music
Contribution towards music by the following scholars: Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Bhim Sain Joshi, Prof. Baldev Sharan Narang, Faiyaz Khan
Shastri gayan shailies:- dharupad, dhamar, tarana, dhumri, khayal, tappa
Cantribultion of famous folk singers of punjab in folks music, assa singh mastana, surinder kaur, narinder biba, kuldeep manak, kuldeep manak, didar sandhu, parkash kaur
10 alankaras
To write the notations of drut khyals in prescribed
Notation of rupak tal, ek taal, jhaptal, sul taal, tilwara tal, dhamar tal
Recognition of raags from given swar sangaties
Description of prescribed raags
Gurmat sangeet
Brief history of gurmat music
Contribution towards gurmat sangeet by guru arjun dev ji
Introduction of choukie
Brief introduction of famous kirtaniyas of guru period
Raag parkar and mishrit (mixed) raags of guru granth sahib
Life sketch and contribution of towards gurbani sangeet
Definition of following music terms used in gurmat sangeet raag: mahalla, shabad ank, rahao, dhuni (dhun), partal, ghar
Description of the prescribed raags: todi and dhanasari, sarang, baharaiv
Description with ikgun, dugun and chougun of ek taal, jhap taal, rupak taal and teen taal
Recognition of prescribed raags: asavari, dhanasari, bhairav, sarang raags from given swar- sangaties
Notation of shabad- gayan only sathai antra
Music (Instrumental)
History of modern period of hindustani music
Detailed knowledge of the following instruments:-sitar,tabla
Time theory of Ragas
Definition of the following music terms, varna, kan, meend, mizrab, jhalla, chikari, gamak, soot, krintan, zamjama, shudh, chyalag, sankeeran raags
Vadak ke gun our dosh
Definition and principles of thaats. ten thaats of pandit bhatkhande. comparision between raags and thats rules
Importance of taal in music, music and other fine-arts
Contribution towards music by scholars
Development of vadan styles in Indian music
Instruments used in solo performance in indian music. sitar, sarood, sarangi, dilruba, shanai, flute, jattarang, harmonimum,tabla, dhol
10 alankaars
To write the notation of razakhani gats in bhairav, malkauns, bhimplasi and khamaj raags
One slow gat in prescribed raags
One composition in ek taal or jhap taal in prescribed raags
One dhun in any raag
Description of rupak tal, ek taal, tilwada taal, dhamaar taal, sultal and jhap taal with ekgun and dugan layakaries
Knowledge of the structure of your instrument
Music (Tabla)
Definition of the following: uthan, peshkar, paran, tehai, duppali, tippali, rela, nagma
Principles of formation of taal
Essay on importance of laya and taal in music and importance of tabla in music
Comparative study of tabla and pakhawaj vadan
Taal and its ten parans
Brief introduction of gharanas of tabla
Priciples of tabla solo vadan
Biographical sketches of the following tabla maestro
Introduction and notation of the following taals with ikgun, dugun, tigun and chougun layakaries :(i) rupak taal (ii) jhap taal (iii) ek taal (iv) deepchandi (v) teen taal (vi) punjabi theka ( chhota teen taal)
Description and comparison of the taals
Notation of the following material in teen taal, jhap taal, rupak taal: peskhar, kayada, tehai, paran, rela and tukra
Recognition of teen taal, deepchandi, punjabi theka, dhamar, rupak, tivra taals through some bols
Notation of nagama in prescribed taals
Knowledge of the kathak dance
Definition of the following terms: laya, taal, theka, paran, chakkardaraparan, kavit, gat-nikas
Knowledge of hasta mudras (sanyukta) based on abhinaya darpana
Knowledge of the following dances: bharata natayam, lasya
Life sketch of Udey Shanker
Knowledge of rasa and bhava and their application in dance
Knowledge of folk dance of Punjab
Definition and comparative study of teen taal and jhap taal
Ability to write the following material in prescribed taals given below: teen taal: one thaat, one amad, two tukras, one salami, one paran, two toras, one kavit, jhap taal: one thaat, one tehai, one amad, one salami, one tora
Ability to recognize the layakari (ikgun, dugun, tigun and chougun) through some bole from teen taal and jhap taal
Scientific method
Hypothesis: Its meaning, its place in scientific method
Explanation: its meaning, popular and scientific explanation, kinds and limits of scientific explanation
Propositions: meaning /traditional, analysis of propositions, various divisions of propositions
Knowledge: sources of knowledge, nature and theories of truth
Schools of philosophy: idealism and materialism
Indian philosophy: its nature and salient features
The philosophy of bhagwad-gita-karma yoga, sikhism: its salient features; concepts of sewa
Education in ancient and modern India
Educational Structure: Primary to University (10+2+3)
Educational psychology: its meaning and scope: its importance for the teacher
Management of education
Nature and scope of geography and its branches
Human resources
Economic geography: types of economic activities
Transport, communication and trade
Geographical perspective on selective issues and problems
Defence studies
Elements of strategy: various definitions, distinctions between grand strategy, strategy and tactics type of strategy
Armed forces of India's neighbours with special reference to Pakistan, china, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri lanka
Higher defence organization in India
Elements of evolution of tactics: means of collection and interpreting information troop movements, operational and verbal orders, attack, defence and withdrawal
Higher defence organizations in India
Organization of India's armed forces
Growth and development: difference between growth and development, principles of growth and development
Emotions: definition, concept and characteristics of emotions, physical and physiological changes accompanying emotions
Motivation: meaning, definition and characteristics of motivated behavior, classes and types of motives and needs, maslow’s theory of hierarchy of needs
Thinking, reasoning and problem solving: definition, types and stages of thinking-images and thinking – languages and thinking
Delinquency and mental health: delinquent behavior, definition, characteristics, causes, remedial and preventive measures - mental health: meaning and definition - characteristics of a 'mentally healthy person, defence mechanism

PSEB 12th 2020 Preparation Tips


Students PSEB 12th Exams 2020 Preparation Tips-

  • Students must cover the complete syllabus without skipping any topic.
  • Revise regularly and make notes about important topics or formulas for revision in the exam days.
  • Eat healthy food, rest properly and exercise in between studies to refresh your mind and body.
  • Students must also practice PSEB 12th exams 2020 sample papers/ previous year question papers to be well aware of the pattern and topics. It would help them to understand the exam pattern and relieve exam day stress.

According to the examination pattern of PSEB 12th exams 2020, there are four compulsory subjects out of which Environmental Education and Computer Science will be conducted at school level only. 

There will be 4 sections in the question paper including objective type questions carrying 1 mark, very short type questions carrying 2 marks, short type questions carrying 4 marks and long type questions carrying 6 marks.

The minimum passing marks in PSEB 12th exams 2020 is 33 marks.

The marks division for theory exam, practical and internal assessment is listed below.

Compulsory subjects mark distribution       




Theory Marks


Practical Marks


CCE Marks


Total Marks


Min. Pass Marks


General English












General Punjabi/ Punjab History and Culture












Environmental Education












Computer Science












2) In addition to compulsory subjects, students need to opt for elective subjects from a group of the following subjects:

Group 1 Science (Mainly includes theory paper of 70 marks, 20 marks for practical and 10 marks for CCE)

Group 2 Humanities (Includes a theory paper of 90 marks and internal assessment of 10 marks, languages like French or German may also have 20 marks for the practical exam)

Group 3 Commerce (Includes a theory paper of 65 marks and CCE of 10 marks)

Group 4 Technical 

Group 5 Agriculture

3) Students might also opt for one additional subject in addition to three elective subjects from groups of science, humanities or agriculture.

While preparing for the PSEB 12th exams 2020, students must practice previous years question papers and model test papers to know the exam pattern, marking scheme and typology of questions. 

These PSEB 12th model test papers also help students to analyze their performance and prepare accordingly. One should try to solve these papers in the stipulated time as it will develop time management skills.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • School ID Card

Punjab School Education Board will declare the PSEB 12th exams result in the second week of May 2020. Last year, the result was announced on May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am. Students will need to enter their roll number to view the scores obtained by them in PSEB 12th exams 2020. The result will contain the student's name, roll number, subjects, marks obtained in theory and practical, total marks. 

Steps to check PSEB 12th Result 2020

Step 1: Visit the official website: pseb.ac.in.

Step 2: Click on the link as 'PSEB Class 12 Result 2020'.

Step 3: Enter Roll number or Name in the login window.

Step 4: Click on the respective button named as 'Get Results'.

Step 5: The result will be displayed on the screen.

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Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 33
OBC 33
SC 33
ST 33

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