The economics board paper scheduled for 4 th march 2013 has been rescheduled for 17 th March 2013.
The Board will conduct an examination on Sunday for the first time. The examination will be held from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
Here are a few last minute tips which will help you to score more.
The HSC economics course includes two sections Micro economics and Macro economics. Both the sections carry equal weight in the paper. The board paper has six questions. The first question is an objective question and is worth 20 marks. All other questions are worth16 marks each.
Q I contains 20 multiple-choice questions and is worth 20 marks.
One mark for each correct answer.
(A) Write the statement and underline the selected alternative.
(B) Only state whether they are TRUE or FALSE. Do not give any reason.
(C) Write the statement and underline the chosen alternative.
(D) Match the Group “B” with the given Group “A”, Ignore the extra alternatives in group “B”
Q II (A) Define or explain the following concepts any 4 out of 8 questions have to be answered. 2 marks for each correct answer.
One mark for writing the definition which should be the first paragraph.
One mark for writing the explanation which should be the second paragraph
(B) State whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE Give reasons any 4 out of 8 questions have to be answered. 2 marks for each correct answer.
One mark for writing whether the statement is true or false.
One mark for writing the reason.
(A) Distinguish between. Any 4 out of 8 questions have to be answered. 2 marks for each correct answer.
One mark for writing the definition which should be the first point of distinction.
One mark for the other points.
Write at least 3 point of distinction. tables/diagrams/example may be treated as a separate point.
(B) Give reasons or explain. Any 4 out of 8 questions have to be answered. 2 marks for each correct answer.
This answer should be brief and precise; it may be divided into very short paragraphs.
Q.4.(A) Write answers in one or two paragraphs each. Any 2 out of 4 questions have to be answered. 4 marks for each correct answer
(B) Write explanatory notes on any 2 out of 4 questions. 4 marks for each correct answer
Q.6.Answer in detail. Any 2 out of 3 questions have to be answered. 8 marks for each correct answer
For questions 4 A and B and for question 6, the answer should have an introduction, main body of the answer suitably divided into paragraphs and conclusion. Tables/diagrams where ever necessary must be drawn and labeled. Simple examples may be used to explain the answer.
Note that question 4 is short notes and question 6 is an essay type answer and should be written in paragraphs. Part of the answer for example assumptions, difficulties etc may be written in points but each should be briefly explained.
A question may have more than one question. Every part of the question should be answered as each part has its own marking scheme.
1] Define national income. What are it’s features? (two parts).
2] State and explain the law of supply. What are it’s assumptions? (three parts).
Q.5. Answer with reason whether you Agree or Disagree with the following statements. Any 2 out of 3 have to be answered. 8 marks for each correct answer
One mark for writing whether you agree or disagree with the given statement.
Seven marks for writing the reason. The reason should be treated like a short note and every part of the statement should be explained.
All questions are compulsory.
All questions cover all parts of the syllabus
Attempt the objective questions first. This helps you settle into the exam and stimulates your brain for other sections of the examination.
Be confident as 80% of question paper is designed for average students.
Plan your time reach the examination hall at 2.30 pm so that writing your seat number etc may be complete and you get 30 minutes to complete every question.
Students should also remember to bring the original hall tickets and college identity cards and their own stationary with them.
Do not ask the invigilator to sign anywhere on your answer paper when you cancel any answer, change your pen etc.
Do not write anything except economics answers in your answer paper.
Do not staple your answer paper, use the string provided at your center.
My best wishes to all the HSC 2013 students. I am sure you will fare well.