Top CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tips 2020- Students preparing for CBSE 10th Science board exams should follow some important tips and tricks to score 90+ marks in science. Class 10th scores determine whether one should opt for a particular stream or not. Candidates willing to be an engineer or a doctor should focus on Class 10th science paper more to get admission in the Class 12th PCM or PCB stream. Hence, students need to follow CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tips 2020 to improve their chances of getting the desired stream. Science is the most important subject of Class 10th that includes several facts and theories. Qualifying CBSE 10th Science paper with good marks need more practice and effort than other subjects. Considering the same, we have compiled a few simple and easy to follow CBSE Class 10 Preparation Tips 2020 for Science in this article that helps students to score high. These tips will guide you in planning a preparation strategy that is best performing well in the CBSE Class 10 exams 2020.
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Top CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tips 2020

Science at class 10 level is broadly divided into physics, chemistry, biology and assesses students’ conceptual knowledge in the mentioned topics. The question paper for science is divided into two sections, section A consists of questions from NCERT textbook and Section B consists of questions based on practical concepts. Read the given CBSE class 10 science preparation tips to improve your grades-

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 1- Know Syllabus & Marking Scheme

Students must have the entire CBSE Class 10 syllabus and marks distribution pattern for science before starting the preparation. The syllabus will not only tell you the section-wise topics but also mentions the marks distribution. This would help the students in planning the study in an organised way. The detailed syllabus is mentioned below in the table.

CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2020 & Marks Distribution

Unit Name

Chapters Name


Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

  • Chemical reactions

  • Acids, bases and salts

  • Metals and nonmetals

  • Carbon compounds

  • Periodic classification of elements


World of Living

  • Life processes

  • Control and co-ordination in animals and plants

  • Reproduction

  • Heredity and Evolution


Natural Phenomena

  • Light – Reflection and Refraction

  • The Human Eye and the Colourful World


Effects of Current

  • Electricity

  • Magnetic Effects of Electric Current


Natural Resources

  • Sources of energy

  • Our environment

  • Management of natural resources


CBSE Class 10 Science Paper Pattern and Typology

Once you know the syllabus, the next step is to know the CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020 for science. The question paper is divided into two parts consisting of a total of 27 questions. Section A consists of 21 questions of 1, 2, 3 and 5 marks while section B has 6 questions of two marks each. A student should focus on chapters related to motion, force and work as they carry the maximum weightage followed by matter- nature and behaviour. Find below the break-up of questions below.

Typology of Questions

Type of Question

Mark(s) per Question

Total no. of Questions

Total Marks

Objective type




Short answer type




Long answer type







CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 2- Follow Right Books

Even though the NCERT books remain the priority and should be completed first, students can refer to other books which would give them an opportunity to solve CBSE 10th sample papers or previous year question papers. Some of the reference books for Science are listed below.

Reference Books for CBSE Class 10 Science

Reference Books


Science - Textbook for class X


Laboratory Manual - Science Class X


Assessment of Practical Skills in Science - Class X


Biology for Class 10

Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur

Science for Class 10: Chemistry

Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur

Science for Class 10: Physics

Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 3- Solve Previous Year's Papers

On getting details of the exam pattern, mark's distribution and syllabus, students should also solve the previous year's papers to check the important topics. These papers are helpful in understanding the difficulty level of the examination and the type of questions asked. The more papers you solve, the better will be your preparation.

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 4- Make A Study Schedule

Students should make a study schedule after listing down the important chapters and topics. Making a study time table increases the productivity of the students. It is suggested to prepare according to the weightage of the topics i.e. prepare the high weightage topics on a priority basis and cover the least important chapter in the end.

Sample of Study Schedule

5:00 AM

Wake Up

6:00 AM

Solve Maths Problems/ Science

7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Revise the Yesterday's Notes

9:00 AM

Social Science/ Science

Take short breaks of 5-10 minutes after 30 minutes of study

11:00 AM

English/ Hindi (Read/ Write)

Take short breaks

1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Take nap

4:00 PM

Solve Maths Problems/ Science

Take short breaks of 5-10 minutes after 30 minutes of study

6:00 PM

Social Science/ Science

Take short breaks of 5-10 minutes after 30 minutes of study

8:00 PM


9:00 PM

Revise the Notes

10:00 PM


CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 5- Make Short Notes

While studying a topic, read it carefully and summarize the important points. Note them down in your own words. Also, highlight the important topics in the book. Read these notes regularly to keep them remember for a long time. These notes will be helpful in the last days of exam to go through the entire syllabus in a short time.

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 6- Study Actively

Students should follow the time table strictly and study the topics with concentration. It will help them to grasp the concepts easily and concepts will be remembered for a long time. Underline the topics you did not get properly and ask teachers or mentors to know the basic concepts.

Tips to Study Actively and Effectively

  • Find a spot where you can study without any disturbance.

  • Focus while studying and keep distractions away

  • Study in short chunks and by taking 5 minutes small breaks in between.

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 7- Revision is the key

After completing the entire syllabus, students are advised to keep revising the important facts and formulae. Revision helps in retaining the details for a longer duration. Students should revise the prepared syllabus more in the last days instead of preparing the new topics.

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 8- Stay Away from Social Media

Students should avoid the use of social media to remain focused. Using social media like twitter or facebook engulfs most of the important time. Hence, limit the use of social sites and prepare the topics with utter dedication and concentration.

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tip 9- Stay Healthy

Last but not the least, eat healthy and take ample sleep. Being healthy helps in increasing concentration. This will also help in decreasing the unnecessary problems that will arise due to bad health.

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tips 2020 (Section-wise)

Every section has different aspects and difficulty level. Such as some subjects are based on numerical calculations. However, others contain more theoretical concepts. This arises the need of creating section-wise CBSE 10th science preparation tips 2020-

CBSE 10th Science Preparation Tips 2020 for Physics

  1. Practice as many theorems, formulas, numerical as possible.

  2. One can also refer to the previous year papers or sample papers for the same.

  3. Another important part is the ray diagrams from the light chapter.

  4. It is scoring and easy to learn with practice.

CBSE 10th Science Preparation Tips 2020 for Chemistry

  1. This section is the easiest and highest-scoring section in Science. But one needs to be very clear with the concepts.

  2. Put a special focus on ‘carbon and its compound’ chapter.

  3. Also, practice the numerical and name reactions so that one can solve them accurately in the exam.

  4. Make short notes or reminders of formulas along with compound names to revise as and when required.

CBSE 10th Science Preparation Tips 2020 for Biology

  1. This is the theoretical section with lots of terminologies to memorise.

  2. One must also practice all the diagrams thoroughly and make notes of terms and their associated functions to learn and revise, especially at the end time.

  3. The special focus should be given to the life process and its associated chapters.

CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tips 2020 for Exam Day

  • Begin by reading the question paper thoroughly.

  • Answer questions that you know and are comfortable in answering FIRST.

  • Do not spend too much time on one question because you have to attempt 27 questions in three hours.

  • Follow bullets/steps while answering any question.

  • Diagrams should be drawn with a pencil. Do not use a pen.

  • An internal choice will be provided in three questions of 3 marks each, two questions of 5 marks each and one question of 2 marks.

  • 1 mark question needs to be answered in one sentence.

  • 2 marks question needs to be answered in about 30 words.

  • 5 marks question needs to be answered in about 70 words.

  • Do not forget to revise the answers in the end.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation Tips

Question: What is the CBSE 10th Science exam date 2020?


The exam will be held on March 4, 2020.

Question: What is the CBSE class 10 science exam duration?


The exam duration is 3 hours and the exam timings are 10.30 AM to 1.30 PM.

Question: Where can I download the CBSE 10th Science sample paper 2020?


Click here to download the CBSE 10th science sample paper for 2020 board exams

Question: What is the passing marks for CBSE 10th science paper?


Students need to score a minimum of 33 marks in theory and should qualify both theory and practical to pass the paper.

Question: Is NCERT books enough for CBSE 10th science exam?


Students should follow the NCERT books for completing the syllabus. The best reference books for science is Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur

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when is going to the result will publish

Suryashis Chakraborty 22nd Mar, 2020

Hello Himanshu,

The CBSE Board was earlier scheduled to declare the CBSE Class 10 Boards Examination results online, on, in the first week of May. The declaration of the results was expected to be on May 6, 2020. However due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic, the examinations have been postponed and the results are expected to be delayed.

You can stay updated on our website via the following link:

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



I bubbled one letter of my name incorrectly but wrote correctly in boxes? (CBSE class 10)

Nikki Nair 20th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant

If you have filled your Roll no correctly then according to your number the scanner will match the database and will consider the wrong bubble that you have marked!

Even the Application has another advantage that it either checks the characters or the bubble .Either of them have to be correct

If both of them are wrong ,then there are chances that the paper may be rejected,Else you are good to go



In 2020 those cbse class 10th exam was completed will also reschedule or not and when the results are coming ?

Suraj Negi 21st Mar, 2020

hello neha, yes as you know due to coronavirus pandemic, Board decided to postponed few exams, and yes it will affect result also. here is one website where you will get the date for all announcing results and here is cbse result date (


i wrote my roll no above the boxes but filled bubbles correctly in cbse class X board exam , will there be any problem??

Aashima Puri 14th Mar, 2020


No it's not a matter to worry about. If you have written the roll number on the sheet , it would suffice the need and your paper would be easily located.


I want preparatory 1st science question paper of 10th class

Hrisheekesh Singh 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Smitha,

You should carry forward your preparation of class 10th science exam in the following steps:-

1. Read a particular chapter through NCERT thoroughly.

2. Try solving the in-chapter exercises.

3. Memorize the formulae or equations orally.

4. Try writing those formulae and equations again and again.

5. Make notes of the chapter.

6. Try solving the end chapter exercises.

7. Keep revising your notes again and again to increase your remembering ability. Keep rewriting the formulae and equations also.

8. Be confident during the exam.

I hope this helps you,

Good Luck for your exam

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