In most schools NCERT Textbook Vol – I will be taken as the portion for Half yearly exam.
The mark distribution as per CBSE is like this
1 mark x 8 questions = 8 marks
2 marks x 10 questions = 20 marks
3 marks x 9 questions = 27 marks
5 marks x 3 questions = 15 marks
TOTAL 30 QUESTIONS AND 70 MARKS
There will about 15 marks questions classified as Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)Questions. These are questions which require a thorough understanding of the topic and the student must be able to apply the learnt concepts to different familiar or unfamiliar situations. (The students who solve the additional exercises from NCERT text book will not find these difficult)
There will be about 10 to 15 marks questions classified very easy. The rest will be average level.
This means that if you are an average student with thorough revision, you can easily score 85% marks in Physics theory.
SO, Plan well, learn well, Success is yours.