CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2019

CBSE 10th exam patternCBSE 10th exam pattern 2019- Central Board of Secondary Education will be conducting CBSE class 10th board exam in the month of March-April, 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 only in the year 2018, scoring 33% marks combined in both segments was considered as passing criteria. From 2019 onwards, the CBSE 10th exam pattern 2019 states that students have to secure 33% marks individually in both the segments in order to clear the exam. The different segments of CBSE Class 10th 2019 exam pattern are given in detail in the following article. 

CBSE 10th exam pattern 2019 - 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: 

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 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

Date sheet or Time Table of CBSE Class 10th

Event

Date

CBSE Class 10th Datesheet release date

January (first week to ten days)

CBSE Class 10 examination

March – April

CBSE 10th board result available on

May end or June starting

 

 

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