By | August 11, 2017
How many marks do I get in the CBSE board exam if I attempt the answer but it’s not correct?

How many marks do I get in the CBSE board exam if I attempt the answer but it’s not correct?


I have received so many electronic mails, they ask how much I should get for attempting question although the answer is wrong. CBSE is one of the finest education boards in India. These days CBSE set paper little hard. Let’s come to the point. I know why you are reading this post, you are one of them who attempt the question but the answer is not correct.


When I was in class 12th, my class teacher always says don’t allow any question blank. Write something which relates to the question. CBSE do provide numbers for attempting the question. If you write something which relates to given question you will be granted marks.


The benefit of attempting question even you don’t know the correct answers.

  1. Many times questions are erroneous; if you attempt the question you will be awarded full marks for that question.
  2. Even you leave the space in your answer sheet for the question you will be awarded grades. If a question is not correct.
  3. If you write something related to the question you will be getting some marks.


I desire to share my personal experience when I was in class 12th.  I attempt the entire question in accountancy, but there was a question for 8 marks pro-rata allocation of shares. I tried to answer that question. It claimed to solve me 30 minutes for a single question, but I know I solved but it was incorrect. After the exam, I found that the question was incorrect, as per the rules I got full 8 marks for the question. But many of my friends leave the space the for the question they also draw the full 8 marks for the query. But I was wasted precious 30 minutes for that question. Due to that, I amn’t able to solve the entire question properly. Even I don’t resolve the question properly I got 95 marks in accountancy.


Many things which matter, to get a number for attempting the question.

  1. It depends upon your answer.
  2. If your answer not much related, you will be given marks only for the statement.
  3. It depends upon examiner and his temper.
  4. If you did the rest of the paper very well, then you may get fewer marks for that question. While you rest of the paper not up to the marks, you will get marks. Examiners don’t want you to fail in the subject.


Checking also depends upon the question of the standard. If question paper is hard and lengthy then checking will be lenient. If the question is easy then no doubt checking will be tight.


Let’s just wait for the result.

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  1. Shane

    If i write the wrong answer in business and lastly write the right answer but doesnt strike the first one will i get mark?

  2. Rajesh Yadav

    because of this new pattern

  3. Meg

    What will happen if I’ve not attempted the wrong question in accountancy?? Plse telll

  4. M Rajkumar Post author

    Maybe the chances you will not award any marks. How can you say the question is wrong? Maybe the question is wrong, but how examiners will assess. He may think you don’t know the answer. If you know the correct answer or not but almost try to attempt or left space for the answer. I hope you understand.

  5. Amaanat

    Pllzzzz tell me are we getting marks only for journal entries if we have not written the amonts . I didnt write the amounts of pro rata ques. only basic journal entries i wrote which pertained to the the ques. plzzzz tell meeee will i gettt some marks out of 8
    plzzz plzzzz reply for this

  6. M Rajkumar Post author

    Agar apne journal entries sahi likhe honge with correct amount to fir number jarur milega.

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