CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2019
Kumud Sahni, 12 Oct 2018, #CBSE Class 10th

CBSE 10th exam pattern 2019- Central Board of Secondary Education will be conducting CBSE class 10th board exam in the month of February-March 2019. After the reintroduction of compulsory board exams, the CBSE 10th exam pattern 2019 consists of 80 marks for written annual/ board exam and 20 marks for internal assessment. The 80 marks paper would cover 100% of syllabus of theory subjects while the internal assessment segment consists of periodic tests, notebook submission and subject enrichment activities. 

This CBSE exam pattern for class 10 creates room for continuous and comprehensive evaluation assessing the overall development of a child. Students must note that like 2018 CBSE has relaxed the passing criteria for the year 2019 i.e. scoring 33% marks combined in both segments would be considered as passing criteria. Students are not required to secure 33% marks individually in both the segments in order to clear the CBSE class 10th exam. The different segments of CBSE Class 10th 2019 exam pattern are given in detail in the following article.

Overview of CBSE 10th exam pattern 2019

The table below briefly tells you the exam pattern followed by CBSE for class 10th board exam. All the segments are explained in detail later in the article.

Subject Wise marks Distribution

 

Subjects

Total 100 marks (Class X- Syllabus only)

80 Marks (Theory Board Examination) Passing marks- 33% out of 80 in each subject

20 Marks (Internal Assessment) Passing marks- 33% out of 20 in each subject

Periodic Test (10 Marks)

Notebook Submission (5 Marks)

Subject Enrichment Activity (5 Marks)

Language 1

Board exam would be of 80 marks for each subject which would cover 100% of class X syllabus only.

Marks and Grades both will be awarded for individual subjects.

9 point grading system would be followed.

Periodic written Test restricted to three in each subject in an academic year.

Average of best two to be taken for final submission.

This Includes:

  • Regularity

  • Assignment Completion

  • Neatness and upkeep of notebook

Speaking and Listening Skills

Language 2

Speaking and Listening Skills

Science

Practical Lab work

Mathematics

Maths Lab Work

Social Science

Map work and Project Work

6th Additional Subject

In case a student opts for language as an additional subject, modalities defined for language one and two shall be followed

CBSE 10th Grading System

Class 10th CBSE exam pattern assess students on a 9-point grading system. Corresponding to a range of marks, grades are given considering both formative and summative assessment. The nine-point grading table is given below: 

Grading pattern

Marks Range

Grade

91-100

A1

81-90

A2

71-80

B1

61-70

B2

51-60

C1

41-50

C2

33-40

D

32 and below

E (Failed)

CBSE 10th exam pattern 2019 - Internal Assesment (IA-20 marks)

The new exam pattern of CBSE class 10th has given the opportunity of assessing 20 marks to the schools on three different segments which assess a child’s creativity, punctuality, reading and writing skills and subject knowledge to name a few. It includes a periodic test of 10 marks, notebook submission of 5 marks and subject enrichment activities of 5 marks.

The Periodic test is usually a pen and paper test conducted two-three times in an academic year by the respective subject teachers. It not only evaluates a child’s knowledge but also gives an opportunity for the teacher to adopt remedial measures if any required. Exam pattern consists of a mix of questions, Very Short Answer(VSA) type questions, Short Answer(SA) type questions, Long Answer(LA) type questions or any other question as decided by subject teacher.

Notebook Submission accounts for 5 marks asses students on parameters of regularity, neatness, organizational skills. It could be done within the classroom teaching.

Subject enrichment activities contribute to 5 marks of internal assessment. It involves different activities like narrations, short dialogue conversations, presentations to asses a child’s reading, speaking and listening abilities for language subjects. While for subjects like Science, maths or Social Science one can go for lab activities, project work or map work. Candidates can check below the CBSE exam pattern for class 10th 2019 for the written exam.

CBSE 10th exam pattern 2019 - Written Exam(80 marks)

Maths

The maths question paper consists of 30 questions divided into 4 segments, Very Short Answer Type(VSA) Questions- 6 questions of 1 marks each, Short Answer Type Questions I – 6 questions of 2 marks each, Short answer type questions II – 10 questions of 3 marks each and Long Answer Type Questions – 8 questions of 4 marks each.

CBSE 10th exam pattern- Maths

S.No.

Type of Question

No of Questions

1

Remembering (Knowledge-based)

8

2

Understanding (Comprehension)

8

3

Application

8

4

High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

5

5

Evaluation

1

Topic-wise Distribution of marks

Topic

Marks

NUMBER SYSTEMS

08

ALGEBRA

17

COORDINATE GEOMETRY

04

GEOMETRY

28

MENSURATION

13

STATISTICS & PROBABILITY

10

Total

80


Science

The Science question paper consists of 27 questions divided into two sections A and B. Section A comprises of 2 VSA of 1 mark each, 3 SA-I of 2 marks each, 10 SA-II of 3 marks each and 6 LA of 5 marks each. Section A is based on subject knowledge. Section B comprises of 6 questions of 2 marks each based on practical knowledge.

CBSE exam pattern for class 10 - Science

S.No.

Type of Question

No of Questions

1

Remembering (Knowledge-based)

4

2

Understanding (Comprehension)

7

3

Application

5

4

High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

2

5

Inference & Evaluation

3

 Topic-wise Distribution of marks

Topic

Marks

Chemical Substances- Nature and Behaviour

25

World of Living

23

Natural Phenomena

12

Effects of Current

13

Natural Resources

07

Total

80


Social Science

The Social Science question paper consists of 25 questions from the main subject and 1-3 questions based on map skills.

CBSE 10th exam pattern - Social Science

S.No.

Type of Question

No of Questions

1

Remembering (Knowledge-based)

4

2

Understanding (Comprehension)

6

3

Application

7

4

High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

6

5

Evaluation

2

6

Map skill

1

Topic-wise Distribution of marks

Topic

Marks

India and the Contemporary World - II

20

Contemporary India - II

20

Democratic Politics - II

20

Understanding Economic Development

20

Total

80


English (Communicative)

The English question paper consists of 11 questions divided into 3 sections A, B and C.

CBSE 10th exam pattern – English( Communicative), Section-wise weightage

Section

Number of questions

Total marks

A: Reading

2

20

B: Writing and Grammar

5

30

C: Literature

4

30

CBSE Class 10th Date sheet / Time Table

The datesheet for class 10th is expected to be released in the last week of December 2019. The CBSE class 10 board exams will be conducted earlier as per the new circular issued by CBSE i.e starting in February 2019 for vocational subjects followed up for all other subjects in March 2019.

CBSE Class 10 Sample Papers 

Students preparing for class 10 exams must practice the sample papers to have a better idea of the exam pattern, marking scheme, number and type of questions asked. It would also help one to analyze the preparation level. Thus leaving a scope of improvement of the weaker areas. One can time it like a real exam and could work on speed greatly.

CBSE 10th Result 2019

CBSE will declare the class 10 result in the month of May 2019 in online mode. A student can easily check and download the result by entering their roll number, date of birth, school number or centre number as mentioned on the admit card. The CBSE 10th result will mention a candidate's name, roll number, subject wise marks scored in theory and practical, qualifying status etc.

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