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.
Latest: PSEB class 12th exams have been postponed until further notice. Revised PSEB 12th exam dates 2020 will be released soon. 

  • Punjab Board has revised the PSEB 12th date sheet 2020 on February 14, 2020.
  • The admit cards for PSEB 12th exams are released in February 2020. Students can collect it from their respective schools. 
  • Punjab Board 12th examinations 2020 has begun from March 3, 2020.
  • Students will be able to check the Punjab board 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.

PSEB 12th 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Punjab Board of Secondary Education 12th Examination
Short Exam Name PSEB 12th
Conducting Body Punjab School Education Board
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level Intermediate
Languages Arabic, German +9 More
Mode of Application Offline
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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19 Mar, 2020

Exam - NSQF Subjects - Automobiles/ Physical Education/ Information Technology/ Personal Security/ Health & Lifestyle/ Tour & Tourism/ Physical Education & Games/ Agriculture | Mode: Offline

18 Mar, 2020

Exam - Environmental Studies | Mode: Offline

17 Mar, 2020

Exam - Sociology | Mode: Offline

16 Mar, 2020

Exam - Public Administration, Religion, Music Instrumental, Rural Development & Environment, Arabic, French, German, Media studies, Biology, Accountancy- II | Mode: Offline

13 Mar, 2020

Exam - Punjabi Elective, Hindi Elective, English Elective, Urdu | Mode: Offline

12 Mar, 2020

Exam - Chemistry, Business Economics and Quantitative Maths- II | Mode: Offline

11 Mar, 2020

Exam - Computer Application | Mode: Offline

07 Mar, 2020

Exam - Dance, Defence Studies, Agriculture | Mode: Offline

06 Mar, 2020

Exam - General English | Mode: Offline

05 Mar, 2020

Exam - Philosophy, Geometrical perspective and architectural design, Book Keeping and accountancy, History and appreciation of arts, Education | Mode: Offline

04 Mar, 2020

Exam - Sanskrit, Business Organization and management, Gurmat Sangeet, Psychology, Music (Vocal) | Mode: Offline

03 Mar, 2020

Exam - General Punjabi and Punjab History & Culture | Mode: Offline

14 Feb, 2020 - 20 Feb, 2020

Exam - Prctical of English | Mode: Offline


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  • 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.
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PSEB 12th 2020 Syllabus


History: Unit 01
Physical features of the Punjab and their influence on its history
History: Unit 02
Sources of the history of the Punjab
History: Unit 03
Political, social and economic conditions of the Punjab in the beginning of the 16th century
History: Unit 04
Guru Nanak Dev Ji's life and his teachings
History: Unit 05
Development of sikhism under Guru Angad Dev ji, Guru Amar Das ji and Guru Ram Das ji
History: Unit 06
Guru Arjan Dev ji and his martyrdom
History: Unit 07
Guru hargobind ji and transformation of Sikhism
History: Unit 08
Guru Har Rai ji and Guru Har Krishan ji
History: Unit 09
Guru Teg Bahadur ji and his martyrdom
History: Unit 10
Guru Gobind Singh ji, the foundation of khalsa, his battles and his personality
History: Unit 11
Banda Singh Bahadur
History: Unit 12
Abdus Samad Khan, Zakaria Khan and Mir Mannu, their relations with the sikhs
History: Unit 13
Rise of the dal khalsa and its mode of fighting
History: Unit 14
Social and economic conditions of the Punjab under the mughals
History: Unit 15
Invasions of Ahmed Shah Abdali and disintegration of mughal rule in the Punjab
History: Unit 16
Ranjit Singh's career and conquests
History: Unit 17
Anglo-sikh relations (1800-1839)
History: Unit 18
Ranjit Singh's relations with Afganistan and his N.W.F. policy.
History: Unit 19
Civil and military administration of Ranjit singh
History: Unit 20
Character and personality of Ranjit singh
History: Unit 21
First anglo-sikh war - causes and results
History: Unit 22
Second anglo-sikh war - causes and results, annexation of the Punjab

General English+

General English: Unit 01
Lessons for Intensive study
General English: Unit 02
General English: Unit 03
Lessons for Extensive study)
General English: Unit 04
Grammar and composition

Computer science+

Computer science: Unit 01
Computer science: Unit 02
C++ language features
Computer science: Unit 03
C++ Class concept
Computer science: Unit 04
Computer science: Unit 05
Computer science: Unit 06
C++ File I/O
Computer science: Unit 07
Computer science: Unit 08
Exception handling
Computer science: Unit 09
Computer science: Unit 10
Cast operators


English elective+

English elective: Unit 01
Dear to all the muses
English elective: Unit 02
Literary petals
English elective: Unit 03
Select one-act plays
English elective: Unit 04
Composition, vocabulary, applied grammar







Economics part-A (introductory micro economics)+

Economics part-A (introductory micro economics): Unit 01
Economics part-A (introductory micro economics): Unit 02
Consumer behavior and demand
Economics part-A (introductory micro economics): Unit 03
Producer behavior and supply
Economics part-A (introductory micro economics): Unit 04
Forms of market and price determination

Economics part-B (introductory macro economics)+

Economics part-B (introductory macro economics): Unit 01
National income and related aggregate
Economics part-B (introductory macro economics): Unit 02
Determination of income and employment
Economics part-B (introductory macro economics): Unit 03
Money and banking
Economics part-B (introductory macro economics): Unit 04
Government budget and the economy
Economics part-B (introductory macro economics): Unit 05
Balance of trade and balance of payments


Mathematics: Unit 01
Relations and Functions
Types of relations: Reflexive, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One to one and onto functions, composite functions, inverse of a function
Mathematics: Unit 02
Inverse trigonometric functions
Definition, Range, Domain, Principal value branches. Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions. Elementary properties of inverse trigonometric functions
Mathematics: Unit 03
Matrices and determinants
Mathematics: Unit 04
Continuity and differentiability
Mathematics: Unit 05
Applications of derivatives
Mathematics: Unit 06
Mathematics: Unit 07
Applications of the integrals
Mathematics: Unit 08
Differential equations
Mathematics: Unit 09
Vectors and scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direction cosines and direction ratios of vectors.Types of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors):position vector of a point, negative of a vector, components of a vector
Types of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors): addition of vectors, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio
Definition, Geometrical Interpretation, properties and application of scalar (dot) product of vectors, vector (cross) product of vectors, scalar triple product of vectors
Mathematics: Unit 10
Three-dimensional geometry
Direction cosines and direction ratios of a line joining two points. Cartesian equations and vector equation of a line, coplanar and skew lines, shortest distance between two lines.
Cartesian and vector equation of a plane. Angle between (i) two lines, (ii) two planes, (iii) a line and a plane. Distance of a point from a plane
Mathematics: Unit 11
Linear programming
Introduction, related terminology such as constraints, objectives function, optimization, different types of linear programming (L.P.) problems, mathematical formulation of L.P problems
Graphical method of solution for problems in two variables, feasible and infeasible regions (bounded or unbounded), feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (up to three non-trivial constraints)
Mathematics: Unit 12
Conditional probability, multiplication theorem on probability, independent events, total probability, Baye’s theorem, Random variable and its probability distribution, mean and variance of random variable

Business organization and management+

Business organization and management: Unit 01
Nature and significance of management
Business organization and management: Unit 02
Principles of management
Business organization and management: Unit 03
Business environment
Business organization and management: Unit 04
Business organization and management: Unit 05
Business organization and management: Unit 06
Business organization and management: Unit 07
Business organization and management: Unit 08
Business organization and management: Unit 09
Business organization and management: Unit 10
Business finance
Business organization and management: Unit 11
Financial markets
Business organization and management: Unit 12
Business organization and management: Unit 13
Consumer protection
Business organization and management: Unit 14
Entrepreneurship development

Book keeping and accountancy+

Book keeping and accountancy: Unit 01
Accounting for not-for-profit organization
Book keeping and accountancy: Unit 02
Accounting for partnership
Book keeping and accountancy: Unit 03
Reconstitution of partnership
Book keeping and accountancy: Unit 04
Dissolution of partnership firm
Book keeping and accountancy: Unit 05
Accounting for share capital and debentures
Book keeping and accountancy: Unit 06
Analysis of financial statements
Book keeping and accountancy: Unit 07
Statement of changes in financial position

Political science+

Political science: Unit 01
Political system
Political science: Unit 02
Some major contemporary political theories
Political science: Unit 03
Bureaucracy (civil services)
Political science: Unit 04
Political science: Unit 05
Public opinion
Political science: Unit 06
Party system
Political science: Unit 07
Interest and pressure groups
Political science: Unit 08
Indian democracy
Political science: Unit 09
Democracy at grass root
Political science: Unit 10
Party system in India
Political science: Unit 11
Electoral system
Political science: Unit 12
National integration
Political science: Unit 13
Foreign policy of India
Political science: Unit 14
India and the world


Sociology: Unit 01
Tribal, rural and urban societies in India
Sociology: Unit 02
Inequalities in Indian society
Sociology: Unit 03
Structural and cultural change in India
Sociology: Unit 04
Social problems in Indian society

Public administration+

Public administration: Unit 01
Personnel administration
Public administration: Unit 02
Financial administration
Public administration: Unit 03
Audit and its role
Public administration: Unit 04
Selected approaches
Public administration: Unit 05
Functional aspects of administration
Public administration: Unit 06
Leadership, policy formation, planning and decision making
Public administration: Unit 07
Administration improvement
Public administration: Unit 08
Administrative law


Religion: Unit 01
Religion: Unit 02
Religion: Unit 03

Music (vocal)+

Music (vocal): Unit 01
Brief history of modern period of hindustani music
Music (vocal): Unit 02
Detailed knowledge of tabla and harmonium
Music (vocal): Unit 03
Time theory of Ragas
Music (vocal): Unit 04
Define and explain the, following terms: varna, kan, khatka, murki,gamak, gayak, gayaki, shudh rag, chhayalg rag, sankiran rag, lakshan geet
Music (vocal): Unit 05
Gayak ke gun aur dosh
Music (vocal): Unit 06
Definition of that. its characterstics, ten that of bhat khande
Music (vocal): Unit 07
Importance of tal in music, place of fine arts in music
Music (vocal): Unit 08
Contribution towards music by the following scholars: Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Bhim Sain Joshi, Prof. Baldev Sharan Narang, Faiyaz Khan
Music (vocal): Unit 09
Shastri gayan shailies:- dharupad, dhamar, tarana, dhumri, khayal, tappa
Music (vocal): Unit 10
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
Music (vocal): Unit 11
10 alankaras
Music (vocal): Unit 12
To write the notations of drut khyals in prescribed
Music (vocal): Unit 13
Notation of rupak tal, ek taal, jhaptal, sul taal, tilwara tal, dhamar tal
Music (vocal): Unit 14
Recognition of raags from given swar sangaties
Music (vocal): Unit 15
Description of prescribed raags

Gurmat sangeet+

Gurmat sangeet: Unit 01
Brief history of gurmat music
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 02
Contribution towards gurmat sangeet by guru arjun dev ji
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 03
Introduction of choukie
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 04
Brief introduction of famous kirtaniyas of guru period
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 05
Raag parkar and mishrit (mixed) raags of guru granth sahib
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 06
Life sketch and contribution of towards gurbani sangeet
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 07
Definition of following music terms used in gurmat sangeet raag: mahalla, shabad ank, rahao, dhuni (dhun), partal, ghar
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 08
Description of the prescribed raags: todi and dhanasari, sarang, baharaiv
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 09
Description with ikgun, dugun and chougun of ek taal, jhap taal, rupak taal and teen taal
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 10
Recognition of prescribed raags: asavari, dhanasari, bhairav, sarang raags from given swar- sangaties
Gurmat sangeet: Unit 11
Notation of shabad- gayan only sathai antra

Music (Instrumental)+

Music (Instrumental): Unit 01
History of modern period of hindustani music
Music (Instrumental): Unit 02
Detailed knowledge of the following instruments:-sitar,tabla
Music (Instrumental): Unit 03
Time theory of Ragas
Music (Instrumental): Unit 04
Definition of the following music terms, varna, kan, meend, mizrab, jhalla, chikari, gamak, soot, krintan, zamjama, shudh, chyalag, sankeeran raags
Music (Instrumental): Unit 05
Vadak ke gun our dosh
Music (Instrumental): Unit 06
Definition and principles of thaats. ten thaats of pandit bhatkhande. comparision between raags and thats rules
Music (Instrumental): Unit 07
Importance of taal in music, music and other fine-arts
Music (Instrumental): Unit 08
Contribution towards music by scholars
Music (Instrumental): Unit 09
Development of vadan styles in Indian music
Music (Instrumental): Unit 10
Instruments used in solo performance in indian music. sitar, sarood, sarangi, dilruba, shanai, flute, jattarang, harmonimum,tabla, dhol
Music (Instrumental): Unit 11
10 alankaars
Music (Instrumental): Unit 12
To write the notation of razakhani gats in bhairav, malkauns, bhimplasi and khamaj raags
Music (Instrumental): Unit 13
One slow gat in prescribed raags
Music (Instrumental): Unit 14
One composition in ek taal or jhap taal in prescribed raags
Music (Instrumental): Unit 15
One dhun in any raag
Music (Instrumental): Unit 16
Description of rupak tal, ek taal, tilwada taal, dhamaar taal, sultal and jhap taal with ekgun and dugan layakaries
Music (Instrumental): Unit 17
Knowledge of the structure of your instrument

Music (Tabla)+

Music (Tabla): Unit 01
Definition of the following: uthan, peshkar, paran, tehai, duppali, tippali, rela, nagma
Music (Tabla): Unit 02
Principles of formation of taal
Music (Tabla): Unit 03
Essay on importance of laya and taal in music and importance of tabla in music
Music (Tabla): Unit 04
Comparative study of tabla and pakhawaj vadan
Music (Tabla): Unit 05
Taal and its ten parans
Music (Tabla): Unit 06
Brief introduction of gharanas of tabla
Music (Tabla): Unit 07
Priciples of tabla solo vadan
Music (Tabla): Unit 08
Biographical sketches of the following tabla maestro
Music (Tabla): Unit 09
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)
Music (Tabla): Unit 10
Description and comparison of the taals
Music (Tabla): Unit 11
Notation of the following material in teen taal, jhap taal, rupak taal: peskhar, kayada, tehai, paran, rela and tukra
Music (Tabla): Unit 12
Recognition of teen taal, deepchandi, punjabi theka, dhamar, rupak, tivra taals through some bols
Music (Tabla): Unit 13
Notation of nagama in prescribed taals


Dance: Unit 01
Knowledge of the kathak dance
Dance: Unit 02
Definition of the following terms: laya, taal, theka, paran, chakkardaraparan, kavit, gat-nikas
Dance: Unit 03
Knowledge of hasta mudras (sanyukta) based on abhinaya darpana
Dance: Unit 04
Knowledge of the following dances: bharata natayam, lasya
Dance: Unit 05
Life sketch of Udey Shanker
Dance: Unit 06
Knowledge of rasa and bhava and their application in dance
Dance: Unit 07
Knowledge of folk dance of Punjab
Dance: Unit 08
Definition and comparative study of teen taal and jhap taal
Dance: Unit 09
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
Dance: Unit 10
Ability to recognize the layakari (ikgun, dugun, tigun and chougun) through some bole from teen taal and jhap taal


Philosophy: Unit 01
Scientific method
Its nature; difference between this method and common sense thinking
Philosophy: Unit 02
Hypothesis: Its meaning, its place in scientific method
Philosophy: Unit 03
Explanation: its meaning, popular and scientific explanation, kinds and limits of scientific explanation
Philosophy: Unit 04
Propositions: meaning /traditional, analysis of propositions, various divisions of propositions
Philosophy: Unit 05
Knowledge: sources of knowledge, nature and theories of truth
Philosophy: Unit 06
Schools of philosophy: idealism and materialism
Philosophy: Unit 07
Indian philosophy: its nature and salient features
Philosophy: Unit 08
The philosophy of bhagwad-gita-karma yoga, sikhism: its salient features; concepts of sewa


Education: Unit 01
Education in ancient and modern India
Education: Unit 02
Educational Structure: Primary to University (10+2+3)
Education: Unit 03
Educational psychology: its meaning and scope: its importance for the teacher
Education: Unit 04
Management of education


Geography: Unit 01
Nature and scope of geography and its branches
Geography: Unit 02
Human resources
Geography: Unit 03
Economic geography: types of economic activities
Geography: Unit 04
Transport, communication and trade
Geography: Unit 05
Geographical perspective on selective issues and problems

Defence studies+

Defence studies: Unit 01
Elements of strategy: various definitions, distinctions between grand strategy, strategy and tactics type of strategy
Defence studies: Unit 02
Armed forces of India's neighbours with special reference to Pakistan, china, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri lanka
Defence studies: Unit 03
Higher defence organization in India
Defence studies: Unit 04
Elements of evolution of tactics: means of collection and interpreting information troop movements, operational and verbal orders, attack, defence and withdrawal
Defence studies: Unit 05
Higher defence organizations in India
Defence studies: Unit 06
Organization of India's armed forces


Psychology: Unit 01
Growth and development: difference between growth and development, principles of growth and development
Psychology: Unit 02
Emotions: definition, concept and characteristics of emotions, physical and physiological changes accompanying emotions
Psychology: Unit 03
Motivation: meaning, definition and characteristics of motivated behavior, classes and types of motives and needs, maslow's theory of hierarchy of needs
Psychology: Unit 04
Thinking, reasoning and problem solving: definition, types and stages of thinking-images and thinking - languages and thinking
Psychology: Unit 05
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


Physics: Unit 01
Electric Charges; charging by induction, basic properties of electric charge (addition of charges, quantisation of charges and their Conservation) Coulomb's law-force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges;
Superposition principle and cotineous charge distribution. Electrical field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field due to system of charge, physical significance of electric field, electric-field lines
Electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole;(on its axis,on equatorial plane)physical significance of dipoles; torque on a dipole in uniform electric field.Electric field due to continuous charge distribution.
Electric flux, statement of Gauss's theorem proof of Gauss’s theorem for a charge enclosed in sphere, and its applications to find electric field due to infinitely long straight wire
Uniformly charged infinite thin plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (Field inside and outside). Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge
Potential due to an electric dipole with special cases for axis and equatorial plane and system of charges; equipotential surfaces, its properties
Relation between field and potential electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges potential energy in external field and of electric dipole in an electrostatic field.
Conductors and insulators, electrostatics of conductors, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Electrostatic shielding its uses, Dielectrics and electric polarisation, capacitors and capacitance;
Combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor
Physics: Unit 02
Current electricity
Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity, drift of electron mobility and their relation with electric current: Ohm's law, electrical resistance.
V-1 characteristics (linear and non linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity.Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors
Temperature dependence of resistance and resistivity.Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.
Kirchhoff's laws and simple applications of Wheatstone bridge, meter bridge.Potentiometer-principle and its applications to measure potential difference and for comparing emf of two cells, measurement of internal resistance of a cell
Physics: Unit 03
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
Concept of magnetic field. Oersted's experiment; Biot-savart law and its application to find mangnetic field on the axis of a current carrying circular loop, Ampere's circuital law (no proof) and its applications to infinitely long straight wire
Straight and toroidal solenoids. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron. Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors, definition of ampere
Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; moving coil galvanometersits current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter. Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment
Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (Bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field
Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; magnetism and Gauss’s law;
Earth's magnetic field and magnetic elements, magnetisation and magnetic intensity, magnetic properties of materials, Para-, dia-and ferromagnetic substances with examples, Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets
Physics: Unit 04
Electromagnetic Induction & current
Electromagnetic induction, Faraday's and henry experiments,magnetic flux,Faraday laws, induced emf and current, Lenz's Law and conservation of energy, motional emf
Eddy currents: Self and mutual inductance. Alternating current, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedances;
Phasors, ac applied across resistance, ac applied across inductor, as applied across capacitor, ac applied across LCR, LC oscillations, across inductor, ac applied across capacitor ,ac applLC oscillations, (qualitative treatment only)
LCR series circuit resonance; power in AC circuit, wattless current. AC generator and transformer
Physics: Unit 05
Electromagnetic waves
Need for displacement current, Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only). Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
Electromagnetic spectrum (Radio waves, Radio-microwaves, infra-red, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses
Physics: Unit 06
Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications, optical fibers, refraction at spherical surfaces, refraction by lens, lenses, thin lens formula/equation, lensmaker's formula.
Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact, combination of lens and mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism. Some natural phenomenon due to sunlight
Scattering of light-blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset. Optical instruments: Microscopes and astronomical tetescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
Waves optics : wave front and Huygens' Principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using Huygens’ Principle, wave fronts. Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens ‘Principle.
Interference Young's double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and incoherent addition of waves and sustained interference of light. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.
Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, polarization by scattering and reflection, plane polarised light -Brewster's law, uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids
Physics: Unit 07
Dual nature of matter
Electron emission, Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard's observations'; experimental study of photoelectric effect, and wave theory of light, Einstein's photoelectric equation, particle nature of light, the photon
Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davission-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained)
Physics: Unit 08
Atoms and nuclei
Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford's model of atom; Bohar modal of hydrogen atom, expression for radius, velocity and energy of electron in orbit, energy levels
Line spectrum of hydrogen atom, Radioactivity- alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; atomic spectra,deBroglie’s explanation of Bohr’ s second postulate of quantization.Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars;
Isotones;radioactive decay law, alpha, beta and gamma decay. Mass-energy relation, mass-defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number; nuclear fission, nuclear force,nuclear reactor, Nuclear energy
Physics: Unit 09
Electronics devices
Classification of metal insulator and semiconductor, Energy bands in solids (qualitative idea only) conductor, insulators and Semiconductors; intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors,p-n junction
Semiconductor Diode-1-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier, 1-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode, Zener diode as a voltage regulator


Chemistry: Unit 01
Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties - relative lowering of vapour pressure
Raoults Law, elevation of B.P., depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass. Vant Hoff factor
Chemistry: Unit 02
Redox reactions; conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity, variations of conductivity with concentration, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary idea) dry cell-electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells
Kohlrausch's Law, Lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells, fuel cells; corrosion. Relation between Gibbs Energy change and EMF of cell
Chemistry: Unit 03
Rate of a reaction (average and instantaneous), factors affecting rates of reaction; concentration, temperature, catalyst; Order and molecularity of a reaction: rate law and specific rate constant
Integrated rate equations and' half life (only for zero and first order reactions); concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment). Activation Energy, Arrhenious equation
Chemistry: Unit 04
Surface chemistry
Absorption physiorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids; catalysis; homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity; enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions;
Lyophillic, lyophobic, multimolecular and macromolecular/colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsion-types of emulsions
Chemistry: Unit 05
General principles &process of isolation of elements
Principles and methods of extraction – concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminum, copper, zinc and Iron
Chemistry: Unit 06
P-block elements
Group16 elements,Group17 elements,Group18 elements
Chemistry: Unit 07
d &f-block elements
General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of transition metals, general trends in properties of the first row transition metals-metallic character, ionization, enthalpy, oxidation states
Ionic radii, colour, catalytic properties, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy formation.
Preparation and properties of K2Cr2O7,and KMnO4. Lanthanoids - electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanoid contraction and consequences. Actenoids - Electronic configuration, oxidation states
Chemistry: Unit 08
Coordination number
Coordination compounds - introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, bonding;
Werner’s theory VBT, CFT, Isomerism (structure and stereo) importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and biological systems)
Chemistry: Unit 09
Haloalkanes & Haloarenes
Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions, optical rotation.
Halearenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for monosubstituted compounds only) Uses and environmental effects of - dichloromethane, trichlromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT
Chemistry: Unit 10
Alcohol, Phenols &Ether
Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary alcohols only); identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration, uses, with special reference to - methanol and ethanol.
Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols. Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses
Chemistry: Unit 11
Aldehyde, Ketons & Carbooxalic acids
Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, and mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; uses.
Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses
Chemistry: Unit 12
Organic compounds containing Nitrogen compounds
Amines,cyanides and Isocyanides,dizonium Salts
Chemistry: Unit 13
Carbohydrates,proteins ,vitamins,harmones,nucleic Acids
Chemistry: Unit 14
Classification - natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization. Important polymers; natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon, polyesters, bakelite, rubber. Biodegradable and Non- Biodegradable Polymers
Chemistry: Unit 15
Chemistry in everyday life
Chemicals in medicines,chemicals in food,cleansing agents


Biology: Unit 01
Reproduction in Organisms,sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants,human Reproduction,reproductive Health
Biology: Unit 02
Genetics and evolution
Principles of Inheritance and Variation,molecular Basis of Inheritance,evolution,
Biology: Unit 03
Biology and human welfare
Human Health and Diseases,strategies for Enhancement in Food Production,microbes in Human Welfare
Biology: Unit 04
Biotechnology and its applications
Biotechnology - Principles and Processes,biotechnology and its Application
Biology: Unit 05
Ecology and environment
Organisms and Populations,Ecosystem,biodiversity and its Conservation, environmental Issues

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.

Qualifying Marks Trend

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Can I apply for PSEB 12th individually?


Individual students can apply for PSEB 12th open school exams in online mode as private students. 

Question: Can I download Punjab board 12th admit card in online mode?


Only private students can download PSEB 12th admit card 2020 from the official website and regular students can collect the same from respective schools

Question: Can I opt for addition subject in 12th?


Yes, you can opt for additional subjects in PSEB 12th while filling the form.

Question: What are the PSEB 12th exam dates 2020?


PSEB 12th exams will be held from March 3 to April 3, 2020 followed by practical exams from April 18 to 27, 2020.

Question: Can I apply for the change of PSEB 12th exam centre?


There is no such a provision to apply for the change of exam centre as the centre is allotted on the basis of preferences filled in the form.

Questions related to PSEB 12th

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hii i am jitesh i just want to know that, when started our 12th 2020 exam

Manisha Gupta Expert 6th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

PSEB class 12th exam has been postponed. Kindly stay tuned with the official website or Careers360 to get the updated information.


Good Luck!


12 class English questions paper

hrithik jain 4th Mar, 2020


The offcial website of Cbse provides the materials to the students for practice. You can visit the site to get the papers for all the subjects and for previous years as well. The website also has model paper to help the students in examination preparation. The link for the official website is as follows:


The latest paper of this year would be available in few weeks or months on the official website as the paper has just finished so it will take time for the management to cover all the papers of all the subjects and then upload it together.


I want to know about the marking of economics chapters for doing my best of +2 arts

Neha Kanwar 13th Mar, 2020

Hi Bimal,

First of all for scoring best in economics you need to study each and every chapter very carefully and understand all the concepts by heart.

Regular learning and revising the concepts will definitely help you in attaining good marks.

Secondly if you want to know the marking scheme of each and every chapter so let me tell you that every year CBSE makes some or the other change in it so for getting the latest marking scheme you can look on the CBSE official website for getting all the details.

Thanks !


minimum number to pass 12 th std pseb

Hrisheekesh Singh 7th Feb, 2020

Hi Rakesh,

Minimum marks to clear 12th board examination of Punjab Secondary Education Board are:-

General - 33% marks

OBC - 33% marks

SC - 33% marks

ST - 33% marks

You may refer to this article for more detailed information and download the syllabus of different subjects.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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Pseb 12th crakter scatch english all

Ananya Khosla 14th Jan, 2020

Hello Harpreet,

As your question does not specifies as of what you are asking for exactly. I would request you to please clarify your question once and mention all the details as of what you are asking. Only then we can help to resolve your query.

Good Luck!

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