CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2020

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) releases the Class 10th exam pattern for all subjects online. CBSE Class 10 exam pattern consists of the details related to marking scheme, difficulty level of questions and more. Each subject has different paper pattern and marking scheme as a few subjects have practicals while others have only theory paper. Having the details of CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020 help students to plan their exam preparation strategy in a better way. Every year, CBSE reviews the exam pattern and CBSE 10th syllabus before releasing the final pattern online. The exam pattern also consist the division of type of questions and their marks. This CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020 is followed by the board to create the CBSE Class 10th question paper. After the reintroduction of compulsory board exams, the CBSE 10th 2020 exam pattern consists of 80 marks for written annual/ board exam and 20 marks for internal assessment. The CBSE Class 10th paper would cover 100% of syllabus of theory subjects while the internal assessment segment consists of periodic tests, notebook submission and subject enrichment activities. According to passing criteria, students must secure a minimum of 33% marks in both - theory and practical to qualify a paper. Read the entire article below to know the detailed CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020.

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2020- Overview

The table below briefly shares the CBSE Class 10 exam pattern 2020. 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 Class 10th Grading System

Class 10th CBSE exam assesses 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)

Also read, CBSE Class 10th Result

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2020 for Internal Assessment (IA-20 marks)

The exam pattern of CBSE 10th board exams consists of Very Short Answer (VSA) type questions, Short Answer(SA) type questions, Long Answer (LA) type questions along with the making scheme. According to new CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020, schools conduct an internal assessment of 20 marks to assess child’s creativity, punctuality, reading and writing skills and subject knowledge and more. It also includes a periodic test of 10 marks, notebook submission of 5 marks and subject enrichment activities of 5 marks.

  • As per the CBSE 10th exam pattern, 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.
  • 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 10th exam pattern for the written exam. The pattern includes important sections of Class 10th subjects and respective marks.

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2020 for 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 for 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 Marks Distribution

Topic

Marks

NUMBER SYSTEMS

08

ALGEBRA

17

COORDINATE GEOMETRY

04

GEOMETRY

28

MENSURATION

13

STATISTICS & PROBABILITY

10

Total

80

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2020 for 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 10th Exam Pattern for 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

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2020 for Social Science

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

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

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for English (Communicative)

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

Section

Number of questions

Total marks

A: Reading

2

20

B: Writing and Grammar

5

30

C: Literature

4

30

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020

Along with the CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020, students should also be aware of the syllabus. The syllabus contains the different units and topics for all subjects that are needed to be prepared for the exams. Some of the important topics are listed below for the student's reference.

CBSE 10th Syllabus

SubjectTopics
Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Statistics and Probability
English (Communicative)
  • Reading Skills (Factual and Discursive Passage)
  • Writing Skills with Grammar
  • Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text
Science
  • Matter- Its Nature and Behavior
  • Organisation in the Living World
  • Motion, Force and Work
  • Our Environment
  • Food; Food Production

CBSE Class 10th Question Papers

After getting the details of CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020 and syllabus, students should solve the last year's question papers of each subject. Solving the last year's papers is the best way to understand what to prepare and how to prepare for the CBSE 10th board examination. Students can also learn to manage time and stress by solving these previous year's papers.

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How can I cancel my Improvement form of class 10th?

Tamajit Student Expert 23rd Oct, 2019

Hi Arshad,

As per CBSE guidelines, there is no mention of a methodology for cancelling your improvement examination or nullify your candidature for the improvement examination. However, what you can do is you can skip the improvement examination only if you do not want to appear for the examination.

CBSE generates two separate marksheets for improvement candidates: one during the normal attempt of the examination and the other after the improvement examination which carries the marks of the improvement examination, thus you can show the mark sheet of your first or normal attempt and that way there is no evidence to prove the fact that you applied for the improvement examination. But do keep in mind that you must have an explanation for the academic gap that you are going to have between class X and class XII as that might be asked in your future places of academic enrollment.

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can i opt for biocomputer after selecting basic maths in class 10 th

Sunanda Dhar Student Expert 24th Sep, 2019

yes you can opt for biocomputer after having maths at class 10.At class 10 leve basics are taught so can easily copeup with that.

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