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The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education is regulated by the state’s Directorate of Higher Education. It is one of the popular state boards in India that was established under the Himachal Pradesh Act No. 14 of 1968. Every year around 1 lakh students appear for the Himachal Pradesh Board Class 12 exam. HPBOSE prepares the curriculum and syllabus for Class 12 students and is responsible for conducting the board exam.
Class 12 is a milestone in a student’s life because the score determines whether a student gets admission to their desired college or not. Hence, the Board ensures that students get high-quality education and skills. Read on to learn more about the HP board Class 12 exam.
The Himachal Pradesh Board is governed by the state’s Directorate of Higher Education. This is an important state government department in Himachal Pradesh that oversees board examinations for students in grade 12.
The board has made ongoing attempts to update the curriculum and syllabus so that students have a clear idea about the topics they’ll learn. New concepts based on recent scientific and sociological research are being introduced in the curriculum.
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Given below is the HP Board Class 12 exam pattern.
Total Number of Questions = 33
Pattern of examination is 40% objective question and 60% subjective
|Sl. No||Type of Questions||No. Of Questions||Weightage per Question||Total marks|
|1||One marks questions (MCQ)||20||1||20|
|2||Two marks questions (Short answer type)||9||2||18|
|3||Three Marks questions (long Answer Types)||4||3||12|
Having access to the syllabus is essential before preparing for Class 12 exams. Below we have provided HP Board Class 12 syllabus for your reference:
The first step for a good exam preparation is to have a thorough knowledge about the syllabus. Students must start their exam preparation by going through the syllabus and based on that they should start their studies. Students can refer to the HP Board Class 12 Maths syllabus below:
|Unit No.||Unit Name||Chapters and Topics|
|I||Relations and Functions||1. Relations and Functions
2. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
|III||Calculus||5. Continuity and Differentiability
6. Applications of Derivatives
8. Applications of the Integrals
9. Differential Equations
|IV||Vectors and three-dimensional geometry||10. Vectors
11. Three-dimensional Geometry
|V||Linear programming||12. Linear Programming|
To score good marks in Himachal Pradesh Board Class 12 Physics exam, it is advised that students start their preparation by going through the syllabus. Students can refer to the HP Board Class 12 Physics syllabus below:
|Unit No.||Unit Name||Chapters and Topics|
|1||Electrostatics||1. Electric Charges and Fields
2. Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
|2||Current electricity||3. Current Electricity|
|3||Magnetic effect of current & magnetism||4. Moving Charges and Magnetism
5. Magnetism and Matter
|4||Electromagnetic induction and alternating current||6. Electromagnetic Induction
7. Alternating Current
|5||Electromagnetic waves||8. Electromagnetic Waves|
|6||Optics||9. Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
10. Wave Optics
|7||Dual nature of matter||11. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter|
|8||Atoms and nuclei||12. Atoms
|9||Electronic devices||14. Electronic Devices|
|10||Communication systems||15. System components of communication (block diagram only)|
Chemistry is all about learning and understanding and to help students, we have provided below the syllabus for HP Board Class 11 Chemistry. Students can refer to the HP Board Class 12 Chemistry syllabus below:
|Unit No.||Unit Name||Chapter and Topics|
|1||Solid-state||1. Classification of solids based on different binding forces: Molecular, lonic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea). Unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices, calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties. Band theory of metals, conductors, semiconductors and insulators and n and p type semiconductors.|
|2||Solutions||2. 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, Raoult’s law, elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass, Van’t Hoff factor.|
|3||Electrochemistry||Redox reactions, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity, variations of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch’s Law, electrolysis and law of electrolysis (elementary idea), dry cell-electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells, lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells, Relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells, corrosion.|
|4||Chemical kinetics||3. Rate of a reaction (Average and instantaneous), factors affecting rate 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, Arrhenius equation.|
|5||Surface chemistry||4. Adsorption- Physisorption and chemisorption, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids, catalysis, homogenous and heterogenous activity and selectivity; enzyme catalysis colloidal state distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspension; lyophilic, lyophobic multi-molecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation, emulsion – types of emulsions.|
|6||General principles and processes of isolation elements||5. Principles and methods of extraction – Concentration, oxidation, reduction – electrolytic method and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc and iron.|
|7||P-block elements||6. Group 15 Elements:
General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, trends in physical and chemical properties, Nitrogen preparation properties and uses; compounds of Nitrogen, preparation and properties of Ammonia and Nitric Acid, Oxides of Nitrogen (Structure only); Phosphorus- allotropic forms, compounds of Phosphorus : Preparation and Properties of Phosphine, Halides and Oxoacids (elementary idea only).
7. Group 16 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, dioxygen: Preparation, Properties and uses, classification of Oxides, Ozone, Sulphur – allotropic forms; compounds of Sulphur: Preparation Properties and uses of Sulphur-dioxide, Sulphuric Acid: industrial process of manufacture, properties and uses; Oxoacids of Sulphur (Structures only).
8. Group 17 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens, Preparation, properties and uses of Chlorine and Hydrochloric acid, interhalogen compounds, Oxoacids of halogens (structures only).
9. Group 18 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, uses.
|8||D- and f-block elements||10. 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 property, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy formation, preparation and properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.
11. Lanthanoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanoid contraction and its consequences.
12. Actinides – Electronic configuration, oxidation states and comparison with lanthanide.
|9||Coordination compounds||13. Coordination compounds – Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. Bonding, Werner’s theory, VBT, and CFT; structure and stereoisomerism, importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative inclusion, extraction of metals and biological system).|
|10||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||14. Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions, optical rotation.
15. Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (Directive influence of halogen in monosubstituted compounds only). Uses and environmental effects of – dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT.
|11||Alcohols, phenols and ethers||16. 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.
17. Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols.
18. Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses.
|12||Aldehydes and carboxylic acids||19. Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes, uses.
20. Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses.
|13||Organic compounds containing nitrogen||21. Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines. Cyanides and Isocyanides – will be mentioned at relevant places in text.
22. Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions and importance in synthetic organic chemistry.
|14||Biomolecules||23. Carbohydrates – Classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccharides (glucose and fructose), D-L configuration oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen); Importance of carbohydrates.
24. Proteins: Elementary idea of – amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, structure of proteins – primary, secondary, tertiary structure and quaternary structures (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins; enzymes. Hormones -Elementary idea excluding structure.
Vitamins- Classification and functions.
25. Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA.
|15||Polymers||26. Copolymerization, some important polymers: Natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon polyesters, bakelite, rubber. Biodegradable and nonbiodegradable polymers.|
|16||Chemistry in everyday life||27. Chemicals in medicines – Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines.
28. Chemicals in food – Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants.Cleansing agents- soaps and detergents, cleansing action.
It is important for students to have a good understanding of the syllabus while preparing for HP Board Class 12 exams. Students can refer to the HP Board Class 12 Biology syllabus below:
|Unit No.||Unit Name||Chapters and Topics|
|1||Sexual reproduction||1. Asexual Reproduction: Vegetative propagation in plants, micropropagation.
2. Sexual Reproduction:
Flower structure, Development of male and female gametophytes. Pollination: types, agencies and examples, Out breeding devices. Pollen-Pistil interaction, Double fertilisation, Post fertilisation events, Development of endosperm, embryo, seed and fruit. Special modes: apomixis and polyembryony, significance of seed and fruit formation.
|2||Genetics and evolution||3. Heredity and Variation: Mendelian inheritance, Deviations from Mendelism: incomplete dominance, codominance, Multiple alleles, Pleiotropy, Chromosomal theory of inheritance, Elementary idea of polygenic inheritance, Chromosomes and genes.
4. Search for Genetic Material and DNA as Genetic Material: Structure of DNA and RNA, DNA packaging, DNA Replication (Semiconservative), Central dogma, Protein.
5. Biosynthesis: Transcription, translation, genetic code, Gene expression and regulation (lac-operon).
|3||Biology and human welfare||6. Plant Breeding: Introduction, steps in plant breeding and application of plant breeding, and single cell protein, Biofortification.
7. Tissue Culture: Cellular totipotency, technique and application of tissue culture.
8. Microbes in Human Welfare: In household food processing, industrial production, sewage treatment, Production of energy (Biogas), biocontrol agent (Biopesticides) and Biofertilizers.
Genetically Modified organism – Bt crops
Biopiracy and patents.
|4||Biotechnology and its applications||Genetic Engineering (Recombination DNA technology), cloning.
Applications in Health: Human insulin and vaccine production, gene therapy
|5||Ecology and environment||9. Meaning of Ecology, Environment, Habitat and Niche: Organisms and environment.
10. Population and Ecological Adaptations: Population Interactions-mutualism, competition, predation, parasitism. Population attributes-growth, birth rate and death rate, age distribution.
11. Ecosystems: Patterns, Components, energy flow, nutrient cycling (carbon and phosphorus), decomposition and productivity. Pyramids of number, biomass, energy. Ecological succession. Ecological Services: Carbon fixation, Pollination, Oxygen release.
12. Biodiversity and its Conservation: Threats to, and need for biodiversity conservation. Hotspots, endangered organisms, extinction, Red Data Book. Biodiversity conservation-biosphere reserves, national parks and sanctuaries.
13. Environmental Issues: Air and water pollution and their control, solid waste management, agrochemicals and their effects, Radioactive waste management, Greenhouse effect and global warming, Ozone depletion in stratosphere, Deforestation, Any three case studies as success stories addressing environmental issues.
Before appearing for any exam, it is essential for students to have a good understanding of the blueprint. The exam blueprint helps students to have a good understanding of the exam pattern and helps them to prepare accordingly. Given below are the blueprints for HP board class 12 subjects to help students understand the marking structure.
Given below is the blueprint for class 12 Maths.
|I||Relations and Functions||9|
|IV||Vectors and three-dimensional geometry||13|
Students can refer to the class 12 HP board blueprint for Physics below.
|Unit No.||Unit Name||Marks|
|3||Magnetic effect of current & magnetism||7|
|4||Electromagnetic induction and alternating current||7|
|7||Dual nature of matter||3|
|8||Atoms and nuclei||4|
Here’s the blueprint for class 12 HP board Chemistry.
|Unit No.||Unit Name||Marks|
|6||General principles and processes of isolation elements||2|
|8||D- and f-block elements||5|
|10||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||4|
|11||Alcohols, phenols and ethers||4|
|12||Aldehydes and carboxylic acids||5|
|13||Organic compounds containing nitrogen||4|
|16||Chemistry in everyday life||2|
Below is the blueprint for class 12 HP board Biology.
|Unit No.||Unit Name||Marks|
|2||Genetics and evolution||17|
|3||Biology and human welfare||10|
|4||Biotechnology and its applications||10|
|5||Ecology and environment||12|
|March 10, 2023||English|
|March 11, 2023||Psychology|
|March 13, 2023||Economics|
|March 14, 2023||Financial Literacy|
|March 15, 2023||Chemistry, Hindi|
|March 16, 2023||Philosophy, French/Urdu|
|March 17, 2023||Political Science|
|March 18, 2023||Public Administration|
|March 20, 2023||Accountancy and Physics|
|March 21, 2023||Geography|
|March 22, 2023||Sanskrit|
|March 23, 2023||Biology, Business Studies and History|
|March 24, 2023||Sociology|
|March 25, 2023||Human Ecology & Family Science|
|March 27, 2023||Mathematics|
|March 28, 2023||Dance ( Kathak/ Bharatnatyam), Fine Arts Painting, Graphic and Applied Arts (Commercial Arts)|
|March 29, 2023||Physical Education, Yoga, Computer Science, NSQF|
|March 31, 2023||Music ( Hindustani Vocal), Music ( Hindustani Instrumental Melodic), Music ( Hindustani Instrumental Percussion)|
Class 12 is one of the most important year in every students life. Scoring good marks in Class 12 is essential in order to get into your dream college. Therefore, students must ensure that they clear the exam with flying colors. The keys to score good marks in HP Board Class 12 is hard work and consistency. Apart from this, students must also study the topics thoroughly to ensure that their preparation is going in the right direction. Here are some tips to help you study well for your exams.
The HP Board Class 12 result for SOS will be announced on the board’s official website. The link to view the results will be available only after the official authority releases it. Students can check and download their HP Board SOS Class 12 result by following the steps listed below after it is released:
How Do I Check My Himachal Pradesh Board Class 12 Result?
The HPSOS Class 12 result will appear on the screen in the sixth step. Examine and save your results for future use.
Your HP Board Class 12 Scorecard will include the following information:
Given below is a list of students who topped in class 12 HP board exams in 2020.
|Rank||Name & School||Percentage|
|1||Prakash Kumar (Kullu Science School of Education, Dhalpur)||99.4%|
|2||Shubham Jaiswal (Una district)||99.2%|
|3||Tanisha (Kangra district)||99%|
|4||Abhinav Karmani (Kangra district)||98.8%|
|5||Ankush Sharma (Hamirpur district)||98.6%|
Given below are some of the frequently asked questions on Himachal Pradesh Board Class 12 exams:
Q. Who conducts the exams for Himachal Pradesh Board Class 12?
Ans: The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education conducts Himachal Pradesh Class 12 exams.
Q. When was Dharamshala’s Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education established?
Ans: According to Himachal Pradesh Act No. 14 of 1968, the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, Dharamshala, was established in 1969.
Q. When will the HPBOSE Class 12 exam be conducted?
Ans: The HPBOSE Class 12 exams will be held in March 2023 (tentatively).
Q. What information is needed to check the HPBOSE Class 12 grade result?
Ans: To check the HPBOSE Class 12 result, you must enter your Roll Number.
Q. How do I get a copy of the HPBOSE Class 12 result?
Ans: The results will be available on the HP Board’s official website. As soon as the results are available, we will update the link on this page.
Check out the list of best schools in Himachal Pradesh for 2023, which is divided into boarding and day-cum-boarding schools.
|Pinegrove School, Solan||Co-ed|
|The Lawrence School, Sanawar||Co-ed|
|Bishop Cotton School, Shimla||Boys|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dungrin||Co-ed|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Pandoh||Co-ed|
|Army Public School, Dagshai||Co-ed|
|Eklavya Model Residential School, Nichar||Co-ed|
|International Sahaja Public School, Dharamshala||Co-ed|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kinnaur||Co-ed|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kothipura||Co-ed|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Nahan||Co-ed|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Paprola||Co-ed|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Pekhubela||Co-ed|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Theog||Co-ed|
You can find the complete list of schools by clicking on the given link: Schools list.
Class 12 is one of the preparatory phases for most education courses. The syllabus and preparation for Class 12 would let the students clear a number of national-level exams and enrol in a variety of courses in future.
Let ‘us have a look at the several national competitive examinations that are accessible after class 12:
|Engineering||Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) entrance exam
IPU-CET (B. Tech)
Manipal (B. Tech)
AMU (B. Tech)
NDA Entrance with PCM (MPC)
|Medical||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)
|Defence Services||Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme
Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES) ·
National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I)
|Fashion and Design||National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Test
National Institute of Design Admissions
All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)
Symbiosis Institute of Design Exam
Footwear Design and Development Institute
Maeer’s MIT Institute of Design
National Institute of Fashion Design
National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)
|Social Sciences||Banaras Hindu University
IIT Madras Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)
TISS Bachelors Admission Test (TISS-BAT)
|Law||Common-Law Admission Test
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
|Science||Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)
|Mathematics||Indian Statistical Institute Admission
Admissions to Universities
Various B.Sc Programs
Banasthali Vidyapith Admission
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