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POLICY GUIDELINES FOR SCIENCE SUBJECTS PAPERS
Paper Pattern and Distribution of Marks
Biology, Physics, Chemistry HSSC-II
The question paper is organized into FOUR sections, namely: "Section A, B, C & D".
Questions posed may be text based or derived/unseen but in similar pretext and difficulty level as
per the lessons taught in the course. Distribution of the questions with respect to cognitive
domain within each section shall roughly be around 30 percent Knowledge (K), 50 percent
Understanding (U) and 20 percent Application (A).
The Questions in these subjects will be designed in such a manner that no pet-definitions
are required from the candidates to be reproduced. Moreover the questions will be designed
keeping in consideration the time for thought-process (particularly in U and A Cognitive Domain
questions) and the length of the subsequent text (if any) to be produced by the candidates.
SECTION A
This section consists of 17 compulsory structured part questions - Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs) of one mark each. These MCQs will preferably be designed in such a way to
cover the whole course taught. These MCQs objectively test the knowledge, understanding and
comprehension of the concepts of the candidates in these subjects.
SECTION B
This section consists of question number two (02) with preferably TEN part questions
Short Response Questions (SRQs) of three (03) marks each. The candidates are required to
attempt (respond to) any SEVEN SRQs for a maximum total of 21 marks in this section.
SECTION C
This section consists of question number three (03) with preferably TEN part questions
Short Response Questions (SRQs) of three (03) marks each. The candidates are required to
attempt (respond to) any SEVEN SRQs for a maximum total of 21 marks in this section.
SECTION D
This section consists of three (03) Extended Response Question (ERQs). Candidates are
required to attempt (respond to) any two of these ERQs as per their choice and convenience.
These questions may comprise of two part questions each if deemed necessary by paper setter in
order to balance out the distribution various concepts and knowledge areas from different
Cognitive Domains taught in course. However none of the part questions shall be of less than 5
Marks.
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Annexure for Policy Guidelines for Paper Setting
Definitions and Disclaimer
Policy guidelines for paper setting vide Notification No.6-8/FBISE/RES/CC/918 dated 27 August
2019 have been conveyed for general information. Definitions of some terminologies and
disclaimers are given in this annexure.
1. Definitions
I. Cognitive Domains
Cognitive domain refers to development of mental skill and acquisition of
knowledge.
In the questions papers developed by Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education,
Islamabad from hereon will be intended to test the following cognitive domains of the candidates:
Knowledge: Approximately 30% Question in each section
Understanding: Approximately 50% Question in each section
Application: Approximately 20% Question in each section
i. Knowledge (K)
Knowledge refers to the ability of the candidates to recall the learned or
memorized information or data.
Examples
o A child reciting the alphabets of English
o Memorization and reproducing the dates and other facts etc.
e.g. Pakistan came into being on 27th Night of Ramadan-ul-
Mubarak.
Related Verbs (Command Words)
Arrange, define, duplicate, label, list, memorize, name, order,
recognize, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce, state etc.
ii. Understanding (U)
Understand (also called Comprehension) refers to ability of the candidates
to comprehend (a set of) information and/or situation and provide his/her
response to it accordingly.
Examples
o Performing analyses and illustrating the observations
o Comprehending the concepts of Social, Natural and Physical
Sciences
e.g. Discuss different types of noise and their impact on
human health briefly.
Related Verbs (Command Words)
Classify, describe, discuss, explain, express, identify, indicate,
locate, recognize, report, restate, review, select, translate, rephrase,
differentiate, compare etc.
iii. Application (A)
Application refers to the ability to use learned material in new and concrete
situation to solve problems and/or to design a schedule or task.
Examples
o Performing analyses and illustrating the observations
o Comprehending the concepts of Social, Natural and Physical
Sciences
e.g. Illustrate the similes and metaphors given in the poem
Daffodils.
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Related Verbs (Command Words)
Apply, choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret,
operate, practice, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write etc.
II. Sections of Paper
There are three or four (03 or 04) sections in each question paper:
i. Section-A
Contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). All questions are compulsory
without any external or internal choice. Usually comprises of 20% of total
marks of the (theory if applicable) paper.
ii. Section B
Contains Short Response Questions (SRQ). Candidates may have external
choice up to 33%. In addition to that internal choice may also be offered
based upon model, content and/or nature of the subject.
This section may contain approximately 50% of total marks in
some of subjects of the (theory if applicable) paper.
iii. Section C
This section usually contains Extended Response Questions (ERQ).
Candidates may have external choice in the questions. In addition to that
internal choice may also be offered based upon model, content and/or nature
of the subject. For ERQs it may contain approximately 30% of total marks
in some subjects of the (theory if applicable) paper.
III. Choice
Sometimes the candidates are required to attempt a certain number of questions
from a given pool or group of questions, it is commonly known as choice in
questions.
There are two types of choices
i. External Choice
Whenever the candidates are required to solve (respond to) a certain number
of questions from a given pool it is called external choice. This choice may
be around 33% in a section.
e.g. 1. Answer any six parts in about 30-40 words each.
(Out of eight questions)
2. Attempt any eight questions from the following.
(Out of eleven questions)
ii. Internal Choice
Whenever the candidates have to solve (respond to) a question mandatorily
but they have an option within the question it is called internal choice.
2. Disclaimers
I. The cognitive levels and categories written in sample model paper are for
explanation purpose only. In the actual question papers administered during
examination shall not contain description of these cognitive domains.
II. Association of the cognitive domains is solely based on subject expert’s judgment and
may be subject to errors and/or omissions.
III. In the class rooms and during teaching the candidates (students) need to be taught about
the time management in accordance with allocation of marks to the questions.
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Federal Board HSSC-II Examination
Chemistry Model Question Paper
Version Number
SECTION A
Time allowed: 25 minutes Marks: 17
Note: Section-A is compulsory. All parts of this section are to be answered on the separately
provided OMR Answer Sheet which should be completed in the first 25 minutes and
handed over to the Centre Superintendent. Do not use lead pencil.
Q.1 Choose the correct answer i.e. A / B / C / D by filling the relevant bubble for each
question on the OMR Answer Sheet according to the instructions given there. Each
part carries one mark.
1. Indicate the correct decreasing order of acidic strength of the following:
A. HF > HCI > HBr > HI B. HI > HCI > HBr > HF
C. HI > HBr > HCI > HF D. HF > HBr > HCI > HI
2. What is the coordination number of platinum in Tetra-aminechloronitroplatinum
(IV) sulphate?
A. 2 B. 3
C. 6 D. 7
3. Which of the following contains aldehyde as a functional group?
A. CH
3
COCH
3
B. CH
3
COOCH
3
C. CH
3
COOH D. CH
3
CHO
4. For alkylation of benzene, which could be the suitable reagent?
A. HNO
3
/H
2
SO
4
B. Cl
2
/FeCl
3
C. SO
3
/H
2
SO
4
D. R-Cl/AlCl
3
5. Carboxylic Acids are prepared by reacting RMgX with CO
2
via a/an:
A. Electrophilic addition B. Electrophilic substitution
C. Nucleophilic addition D. Nucleophilic substitution
6. Formula of anti-freezer is
A. 1,3-Methyl butanol B. 1,2- Ethandiol
C. Methanol D. 1,2,3- Propantriol
7. Aldehyde group is present mostly in:
A. Fructose B. Camphor
C. Sugars D. Proteins
8. Esters are reduced to primary alcohols with
A. LiAlH
4
B. NaBH
4
C. H
2
/Ni D. Fe/H
2
SO
4
9. Calcium has ____________ stable isotopes.
A. 7 B. 6
C. 9 D. 11
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10. The structural formula of Prussian blue ppt in the detection of nitrogen by
Lassaign’s solution is:
A. Fe
3
[Fe(CN)
6
]
3
B. Fe
4
[Fe(CN)
6
]
4
C. Fe
4
[Fe(CN)
6
]
3
D. Fe
3
[Fe(CN)
6
]
4
11. During purification of water, chlorine gas is passed as disinfectant which is due
to:
A. HCl B. HClO
C. NOCl D. HClO
4
12. 2-Butanol is oxidized to:
A. Butane B. Butanal
C. Butanone D. Butanoic acid
13. Choose the correct increasing order of Ionization energies.
A. Ne ˂ N ˂ C ˂ B B. B ˂ C ˂ N ˂ Ne
C. B ˂ N ˂ C ˂ Ne D. Ne ˂ B ˂ C ˂ N
14. In laboratory which of the following is used as a synthetic as well as an analytical
tool?
A. Catalytic Oxidation B. Catalytic hydrogenation
C. Halohydration D. Hydrohalogenation
15. Ethanoic acid reacts with SOCl
2
in pyridine to give
A. Ethyl chloride B. Ethanoyl chloride
C. Isopropyl chloride D. Ethyl sulphide
16. IUPAC name of Iso-propyl alcohol is:
A. 1-methyl-1- ethanol B. 1-Propanol
C. 1-Hydroxypropane D. 2-Propanol
17. When we heat sodium chloride in a flame it gives yellow flame, this is an
example of:
A. UV-VIS spectroscopy B. NMR spectroscopy
C. Mass spectroscopy D. IR spectroscopy
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Federal Board HSSC-II Examination
Chemistry Model Question Paper
Time allowed: 2:35 hours Total Marks: 68
Note: Sections ‘B’ ‘C’ and ‘D’ comprise pages 1-2 and questions therein are to be answered on
the separately provided Answer Book. Use supplementary answer sheet i.e., sheet B if
required. Write your answers neatly and legibly.
SECTION B (Marks 21)
(Chapter 13, 14 & 21 to 24)
Q.2 Attempt any SEVEN parts from the following. All parts carry equal marks. (7 3 = 21)
i. Explain the trend of density in alkali metals.
ii. Transition elements exhibit variable oxidation states. Justify the statement.
iii. How do Li and Na react with atmospheric oxygen? Give chemical equations.
iv. Ammonia acts as base as well as ligand. Prove this statement by reaction with
copper ion.
v. What is the role of Chloro - Flouro Carbons (CFCs) in destroying ozone?
vi. What is meant by Ionization energy? Mention the factors affecting ionization
energies.
vii. Differentiate between homopolymer and copolymer.
viii. Write the systematic names of complexes.
a. K
2
[PtCl
6
] b. [CoBr(NH
3
)
5
]SO
4
c. [Cr(NO
2
)
3
(NH
3
)
3
]
ix. What is the basic principle of UV / Visible spectroscopy?
x. What are Cofactors and Co enzymes?
SECTION C (Marks 21)
(Chapter 15-20)
Q.3 Attempt any SEVEN parts from the following. All parts carry equal marks. (7 x 3 =21)
i. How will you detect the presence of both S and N in the organic compounds by
Lassaign’s solution?
ii. How does benzene react with concentrated sulphuric acid? Give reaction with
mechanism.
iii. What is resonance? Draw resonating structures of benzene.
iv. Predict the major product of following reaction and justify its formation:
CH
3
-CH=CH
2
+ HBr →
v. How can you prepare tertiary alcohol with the help of Grignard reagent?
vi. Why are aldehydes more reactive than Ketones?
vii. Give the reaction mechanism of Cannizzaro’s Reaction?
viii. How can propanal be prepared from?
a. Alcohols b. alkynes
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ix. How can you chemically differentiate between 2-pentanone and 3-pentanone?
x. Write IUPAC names after drawing structures of following compounds:
a. Tartaric acid b. T.N.T c. Picric acid
SECTION D (Marks 26)
Note: Attempt any TWO questions. All questions carry equal marks. (213 = 26)
Q.4 a. How does Cr (III) change to Cr (VI)? Give reaction and discuss the change in its
colour. (06)
b. Explain in detail the industrial waste water treatment. (07)
Q.5 a. What is esterificaton? Explain acid catalyzed esterification, Give suitable example
with mechanism. (06)
b. What are condensation reactions? Explain Aldol condensation. Give suitable
example with mechanism. (07)
Q.6 a. Describe the trend in reactions of period 3 elements with water. (06)
b. What are proteins? Describe conjugate proteins in detail. (07)
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POLICY GUIDELINES FOR SCIENCE SUBJECTS PAPERS Paper Pattern and Distribution of Marks Biology, Physics, Chemistry HSSC-II The question paper is organized into FOUR sections, namely: "Section A, B, C & D". Questions posed may be text based or derived/unseen but in similar pretext and difficulty level as per the lessons taught in the course. Distribution of the questions with respect to cognitive domain within each section shall roughly be around 30 percent Knowledge (K), 50 percent Understanding (U) and 20 percent Application (A). The Questions in these subjects will be designed in such a manner that no pet-definitions are required from the candidates to be reproduced. Moreover the questions will be designed keeping in consideration the time for thought-process (particularly in U and A Cognitive Domain questions) and the length of the subsequent text (if any) to be produced by the candidates. SECTION — A This section consists of 17 compulsory structured part questions - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of one mark each. These MCQs will preferably be designed in such a way to cover the whole course taught. These MCQs objectively test the knowledge, understanding and comprehension of the concepts of the candidates in these subjects. SECTION — B This section consists of question number two (02) with preferably TEN part questions – Short Response Questions (SRQs) of three (03) marks each. The candidates are required to attempt (respond to) any SEVEN SRQs for a maximum total of 21 marks in this section. SECTION — C This section consists of question number three (03) with preferably TEN part questions – Short Response Questions (SRQs) of three (03) marks each. The candidates are required to attempt (respond to) any SEVEN SRQs for a maximum total of 21 marks in this section. SECTION — D This section consists of three (03) Extended Response Question (ERQs). Candidates are required to attempt (respond to) any two of these ERQs as per their choice and convenience. These questions may comprise of two part questions each if deemed necessary by paper setter in order to balance out the distribution various concepts and knowledge areas from different Cognitive Domains taught in course. However none of the part questions shall be of less than 5 Marks. 1 Annexure for Policy Guidelines for Paper Setting Definitions and Disclaimer Policy guidelines for paper setting vide Notification No.6-8/FBISE/RES/CC/918 dated 27 August 2019 have been conveyed for general information. Definitions of some terminologies and disclaimers are given in this annexure. 1. Definitions I. Cognitive Domains Cognitive domain refers to development of mental skill and acquisition of knowledge. In the questions papers developed by Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Islamabad from hereon will be intended to test the following cognitive domains of the candidates: • Knowledge: Approximately 30% Question in each section • Understanding: Approximately 50% Question in each section • Application: Approximately 20% Question in each section i. Knowledge (K) Knowledge refers to the ability of the candidates to recall the learned or memorized information or data. Examples o A child reciting the alphabets of English o Memorization and reproducing the dates and other facts etc. e.g. Pakistan came into being on 27th Night of Ramadan-ulMubarak. Related Verbs (Command Words) Arrange, define, duplicate, label, list, memorize, name, order, recognize, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce, state etc. ii. Understanding (U) Understand (also called Comprehension) refers to ability of the candidates to comprehend (a set of) information and/or situation and provide his/her response to it accordingly. Examples o Performing analyses and illustrating the observations o Comprehending the concepts of Social, Natural and Physical Sciences e.g. Discuss different types of noise and their impact on human health briefly. Related Verbs (Command Words) Classify, describe, discuss, explain, express, identify, indicate, locate, recognize, report, restate, review, select, translate, rephrase, differentiate, compare etc. iii. Application (A) Application refers to the ability to use learned material in new and concrete situation to solve problems and/or to design a schedule or task. Examples o Performing analyses and illustrating the observations o Comprehending the concepts of Social, Natural and Physical Sciences e.g. Illustrate the similes and metaphors given in the poem Daffodils. 2 Related Verbs (Command Words) Apply, choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, practice, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write etc. II. Sections of Paper There are three or four (03 or 04) sections in each question paper: i. Section-A Contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). All questions are compulsory without any external or internal choice. Usually comprises of 20% of total marks of the (theory if applicable) paper. ii. Section B Contains Short Response Questions (SRQ). Candidates may have external choice up to 33%. In addition to that internal choice may also be offered based upon model, content and/or nature of the subject. • This section may contain approximately 50% of total marks in some of subjects of the (theory if applicable) paper. iii. Section C This section usually contains Extended Response Questions (ERQ). Candidates may have external choice in the questions. In addition to that internal choice may also be offered based upon model, content and/or nature of the subject. For ERQs it may contain approximately 30% of total marks in some subjects of the (theory if applicable) paper. III. Choice Sometimes the candidates are required to attempt a certain number of questions from a given pool or group of questions, it is commonly known as choice in questions. There are two types of choices i. External Choice Whenever the candidates are required to solve (respond to) a certain number of questions from a given pool it is called external choice. This choice may be around 33% in a section. e.g. 1. 2. Answer any six parts in about 30-40 words each. (Out of eight questions) Attempt any eight questions from the following. (Out of eleven questions) ii. Internal Choice Whenever the candidates have to solve (respond to) a question mandatorily but they have an option within the question it is called internal choice. 2. Disclaimers I. The cognitive levels and categories written in sample model paper are for explanation purpose only. In the actual question papers administered during examination shall not contain description of these cognitive domains. II. Association of the cognitive domains is solely based on subject expert’s judgment and may be subject to errors and/or omissions. III. In the class rooms and during teaching the candidates (students) need to be taught about the time management in accordance with allocation of marks to the questions. 3 Federal Board HSSC-II Examination Chemistry Model Question Paper Version Number SECTION – A Marks: 17 Time allowed: 25 minutes Note: Section-A is compulsory. All parts of this section are to be answered on the separately provided OMR Answer Sheet which should be completed in the first 25 minutes and handed over to the Centre Superintendent. Do not use lead pencil. Q.1 Choose the correct answer i.e. A / B / C / D by filling the relevant bubble for each question on the OMR Answer Sheet according to the instructions given there. Each part carries one mark. 1. Indicate the correct decreasing order of acidic strength of the following: A. HF > HCI > HBr > HI B. HI > HCI > HBr > HF C. HI > HBr > HCI > HF D. HF > HBr > HCI > HI 2. What is the coordination number of platinum in Tetra-aminechloronitroplatinum (IV) sulphate? A. 2 B. 3 C. 6 D. 7 3. Which of the following contains aldehyde as a functional group? A. CH3COCH3 B. CH3COOCH3 C. CH3COOH D. CH3CHO 4. For alkylation of benzene, which could be the suitable reagent? A. HNO3/H2SO4 B. Cl2/FeCl3 C. SO3/H2SO4 D. R-Cl/AlCl3 5. Carboxylic Acids are prepared by reacting RMgX with CO2 via a/an: A. Electrophilic addition B. Electrophilic substitution C. Nucleophilic addition D. Nucleophilic substitution 6. Formula of anti-freezer is A. 1,3-Methyl butanol C. Methanol B. D. 1,2- Ethandiol 1,2,3- Propantriol Aldehyde group is present mostly in: A. Fructose C. Sugars B. D. Camphor Proteins Esters are reduced to primary alcohols with A. LiAlH4 B. C. H2/Ni D. NaBH4 Fe/H2SO4 7. 8. 9. Calcium has ____________ stable isotopes. A. 7 B. C. 9 D. Page 1 of 2 6 11 4 10. The structural formula of Prussian blue ppt in the detection of nitrogen by Lassaign’s solution is: A. Fe3[Fe(CN)6]3 B. Fe4[Fe(CN)6]4 C. Fe4[Fe(CN)6]3 D. Fe3[Fe(CN)6]4 11. During purification of water, chlorine gas is passed as disinfectant which is due to: A. HCl B. HClO C. NOCl D. HClO4 12. 2-Butanol is oxidized to: A. Butane C. Butanone B. D. Butanal Butanoic acid 13. Choose the correct increasing order of Ionization energies. A. Ne ˂ N ˂ C ˂ B B. B ˂ C ˂ N ˂ Ne C. B ˂ N ˂ C ˂ Ne D. Ne ˂ B ˂ C ˂ N 14. In laboratory which of the following is used as a synthetic as well as an analytical tool? A. Catalytic Oxidation B. Catalytic hydrogenation C. Halohydration D. Hydrohalogenation 15. Ethanoic acid reacts with SOCl2 in pyridine to give A. Ethyl chloride B. Ethanoyl chloride C. Isopropyl chloride D. Ethyl sulphide 16. IUPAC name of Iso-propyl alcohol is: A. 1-methyl-1- ethanol C. 1-Hydroxypropane 17. B. D. 1-Propanol 2-Propanol When we heat sodium chloride in a flame it gives yellow flame, this is an example of: A. UV-VIS spectroscopy B. NMR spectroscopy C. Mass spectroscopy D. IR spectroscopy ____________________ Page 2 of 2 5 Federal Board HSSC-II Examination Chemistry Model Question Paper Time allowed: 2:35 hours Total Marks: 68 Note: Sections ‘B’ ‘C’ and ‘D’ comprise pages 1-2 and questions therein are to be answered on the separately provided Answer Book. Use supplementary answer sheet i.e., sheet B if required. Write your answers neatly and legibly. SECTION – B (Marks 21) (Chapter 13, 14 & 21 to 24) Q.2 Attempt any SEVEN parts from the following. All parts carry equal marks. (7  3 = 21) i. Explain the trend of density in alkali metals. ii. Transition elements exhibit variable oxidation states. Justify the statement. iii. How do Li and Na react with atmospheric oxygen? Give chemical equations. iv. Ammonia acts as base as well as ligand. Prove this statement by reaction with copper ion. v. What is the role of Chloro - Flouro Carbons (CFCs) in destroying ozone? vi. What is meant by Ionization energy? Mention the factors affecting ionization energies. vii. Differentiate between homopolymer and copolymer. viii. Write the systematic names of complexes. a. K2[PtCl6] b. [CoBr(NH3)5]SO4 c. ix. What is the basic principle of UV / Visible spectroscopy? x. What are Cofactors and Co enzymes? [Cr(NO2)3(NH3)3] SECTION – C (Marks 21) (Chapter 15-20) Q.3 Attempt any SEVEN parts from the following. All parts carry equal marks. (7 x 3 =21) i. How will you detect the presence of both S and N in the organic compounds by Lassaign’s solution? ii. How does benzene react with concentrated sulphuric acid? Give reaction with mechanism. iii. What is resonance? Draw resonating structures of benzene. iv. Predict the major product of following reaction and justify its formation: CH3-CH=CH2+ HBr → v. How can you prepare tertiary alcohol with the help of Grignard reagent? vi. Why are aldehydes more reactive than Ketones? vii. Give the reaction mechanism of Cannizzaro’s Reaction? viii. How can propanal be prepared from? a. Alcohols b. alkynes Page 1 of 2 6 ix. How can you chemically differentiate between 2-pentanone and 3-pentanone? x. Write IUPAC names after drawing structures of following compounds: a. Tartaric acid b. T.N.T c. Picric acid SECTION – D (Marks 26) Note: Attempt any TWO questions. All questions carry equal marks. Q.4 a. b. Q.5 a. b. Q.6 a. b. (213 = 26) How does Cr (III) change to Cr (VI)? Give reaction and discuss the change in its colour. (06) Explain in detail the industrial waste water treatment. (07) What is esterificaton? Explain acid catalyzed esterification, Give suitable example with mechanism. (06) What are condensation reactions? Explain Aldol condensation. Give suitable example with mechanism. (07) Describe the trend in reactions of period 3 elements with water. What are proteins? Describe conjugate proteins in detail. (06) (07) ***** Page 2 of 2 7 Name: Description: ...
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