ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020
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ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020 - Students appearing in ICSE class 10th exam can check ICSE class 10th exam pattern 2020 on its official website cisce.org. Students should go through the entire ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020 to know the marking scheme and topics which are to be asked in the ICSE 10th Exam. In the ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020, the marking scheme for some subjects will be 80% for external marks and 20% for internal marks. Whereas the marking scheme for others will be 50% for external marks and 50% for internal marks. The final marks for any subject will be the aggregate of both external and internal marks. The CISCE board follows the latest exam pattern to prepare the ICSE 10th question paper, hence students are advised to go through it. Read the complete article to know more about the ICSE 10th exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus.
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The exam will be held in offline mode and there will be a total of seven subjects in which students have to appear. According to ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020, these subjects are divided into three groups-

  • Group I comprise of 4 compulsory subjects

  • Group II will have 2 optional subjects

  • Group III will have 1 optional subject.

ICSE 10th board - Groupwise Subjects

Groups

Subjects under different groups

Group I (80% marks external exam + 20% marks internal exam)

  • History, Civics, Geography

  • English

  • Second Language (one/two)

Group II (80% marks external exam + 20% marks internal exam)

  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

  • Mathematics

  • Commercial Studies

  • Economics

  • Environmental Science

  • A Classical Language

  • A Modern Foreign Language

Group III (50% marks external exam + 50 % marks internal exam)

  • Arts

  • Performing Arts

  • Computer Applications

  • Economic Applications

  • Commercial Applications

  • Fashion Designing

  • Physical Education

  • Yoga

  • Cookery

  • Home Science

  • A Modern Foreign Language

  • Technical Drawing Applications

  • Environmental Applications

Students should go through the complete ICSE 10th syllabus to have a better understanding about the subjects and topics to be asked in the exam. Complete ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020 and a list of subjects for all the three groups are given below.

Group I- includes 4 Compulsory subjects

As per the latest ICSE 10th exam pattern, 2020, group I includes all the compulsory subjects namely English, History, Civics, Geography, and a second language number. The question paper consists of 80 marks and the duration of the exam will be 2 hours. The details of each subject are as follows:

ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020 - Group I

Subject

Question Type

Total marks

Duration

English Language

This subject will have two papers– language and literature skills.
Paper I - Language skills - It includes composition, letter, unseen passage, and grammar questions

Paper II - literature includes drama, prose, poetry from prescribed textbooks

80 marks for each paper

2 Hours

History, Civics

Long and short answer type questions will be asked from the prescribed textbook

80 Marks

2 Hours

Geography

Short answer type questions, questions based on the world map, long answer questions including sketches, diagrams, charts, and graphs

80 Marks

2 Hours

Second language

The question paper will be divided into two sections A and B.

  • Section A includes language skills- Composition, Letter, Comprehension, and Grammar

  • Section B includes questions from prescribed textbooks

80 Marks (40 Marks for section A and 40 marks for section B)

2 Hours

Group II- includes 2 Optional subjects

There are 7 subjects in group II out which students have to choose any two subjects. According to the ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020, the question paper will be of 80 marks and exam duration varies from 3 hours, 2.5 hours and 2 hours for different subjects.

ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020 - Group II

Subject

Question Type

Marks

Duration

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions of 40 marks

Section B: 40 marks for 4 questions out of 6 questions

80 marks for each paper

2 hours for each paper

Environmental Science

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions of 40 marks
Section B: 40 marks for 4 questions out of 6 questions

80 marks

2 hours

Mathematics

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions of 40 marks

Section B: 40 marks for 4 questions out of 7 questions

80 marks

2.5 hours

Commercial Studies

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions of 40 marks,
Section B: Choice of 4 questions which require detailed answers of 40 marks

80 marks

2 hours

Economics

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions of 40 marks,
Section B: Choice of 4 questions which require detailed answers of 40 marks

80 marks

2 hours

Classical Language

Questions on elementary Sanskrit grammar, unprepared translation from English into Sanskrit consisting of short prose sentences and unprepared translation from Sanskrit into English

80 marks

2 hours

Modern Foreign Language

5 questions based on Unseen comprehension, translation into English language, grammar, letter and composition

80 marks

3 hours

Group III- includes 1 optional subject

As mentioned in the ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020, in group III, students have to choose 1 subject only. The duration of the exam will be either 2 hours or 3 hours, depending upon your choice of subject.

ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020 - Group III

Subject

Question Type

Marks

Duration

Commercial Applications

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions

Section B: detailed answer type questions (this section will have choice)

100 marks

2 hours

Economic Applications

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions

Section B: detailed answer type questions (this section will have choice)

100 marks

2 hours

Computer Applications

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions of 40 marks,

Section B: detailed answer type questions of 60 marks (this section will have choice)

100 marks

2 hours

Environmental Applications

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions,
Section B: detailed answer type questions (this section will have choice)

100 marks

2 hours

Home Science

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions,
Section B: detailed answer type questions (this section will have choice- 4 questions need to be answered)

100 marks

2 hours

Art

4 papers out of which a candidate needs to opt for two, based on drawing/painting from still life, drawing/ painting from nature, Applied Art, Original Imaginative Composition in Color

100 marks for each paper

3 hours

Performing Arts

Section A: Vocal Music

Section B: Instrumental Music

Section C: tabla

100 marks

2 hours

Fashion Designing

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions

Section B: detailed answer type questions (this section will have choice- 4 questions need to be answered)

100 marks

2 hours

Cookery

Section A: Compulsory short answer type questions,
Section B: detailed answer type questions (this section will have choice- 4 questions need to be answered)

100 marks

2 hours

Modern Foreign Language

5 questions based on Unseen comprehension, translation into English language, grammar, letter and composition

100 marks

2 hours

Technical Drawing Applications

Section A: 3 out of 5 questions, Section B: 2 out of 3 questions

100 marks

3 hours

Physical Education

Section A: questions based on health, hygiene and first aid

Section B: question-based on rules, skills, methods of fitness training of any two team games- Cricket, football, Handball, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, softball.

100 marks

2 hours

Yoga

Section A: 40 marks compulsory questions

Section B, C, D: 20 marks each with the choice to attempt two questions

100 marks

2 hours

Combination of subjects that are not allowed for ICSE examination:

In the ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020, it is mentioned that there are a few combinations of subjects, which students are not allowed to opt for. Given below are those combinations:

  • Environmental Science in Group II and Environmental Applications in Group III.

  • Economics in Group II and Economic Applications in Group III.

  • Commercial Studies in Group II and Commercial Applications in Group III.

  • Sanskrit as a second language in group I and Sanskrit as a classical language in group II.

  • Modern Foreign Language must be a different language for all the groups.

Points to remember:

Here are some points which students should keep in mind while registering for the ICSE 10th exam 2020.

  • Students have to choose their optional subjects during the registration of class IX only. It is not allowed to change the subjects further in class X.

  • Apart from the 2 optional subjects, students can also choose one additional subject from group II.

  • Students have permission to opt for one additional secondary language if they have already chosen Hindi as one of the second languages.

Exam preparation tips

  • Before starting the preparation, read the complete syllabus and ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020 thoroughly.

  • Complete the syllabus at least one or two months before the commencement of the examination.

  • Check ICSE 10th time table 2020 and make a plan you study schedule accordingly.

By following the latest ICSE 10th exam pattern 2020 and practising more with previous year papers and sample papers, students will have better ICSE 10th results 2020.

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how to score 99% in tenth ICSE?

Abhishek Kumar 4th Dec, 2019

Hi Maitri,

First of all Its nice to hear that you are focusing on getting highest marks in your board exams. The base foundation of getting excellent marks in exams is the thought of achieving it. If you think of it then you could achieve it. As you have prepared the base the next thing to do is planning and making a strategy.

1. Start your routine by waking up early and doing meditation. This practice is for keeping you brain healthy and active while doing the hard work ahead.

2. Take syllabus and start making a study plan for every subject that have mix of chapters. For Ex- If you want to study Maths then take 3-4 chapters at once in which one will be easy, second be a little hard and remaining should be harder. This is because the first chapter will give you momentum, the second on will prepare you brain to function and remaining chapters will get carry on through this momentum. Do this for every subjects.

3. You don't have to do any harsh practice. Just do it smartly without counting of any hours you are studying. The more the merrier. You have to do it as better as you can. Just remember every topic and point is important. You don't have the luxury of slacking in between any chapters.

4. Studying is not a thing that can be done without interests. You have to love studying and desiring of learning more to create a bigger vessel inside yourself. This bigger vessel will help you to collect more and more with time.

5. Don't compromise on anything. Either it is study or health, you have to take care of both to keep you active mentally and physically.

6. If you want any shortcut or tricks then don't depend on other materials. Make it yourself. If you are able to do that then you will remember it for a longer period. You will also start enjoying it which the best part of studying with interest.

7. Lastly, Make a goal. Work for your goal and give it all to achieve that goal. Goals are one of the reasons that make a person successful in his/her path.

Wish you good luck for future.


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ICSE 10th telugu sample paper 2018

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
Hello there!

Greetings!

I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but we don't have ICSE 10th telegu sample papers for the year 2018 as required by you but yes we do have sample papers of ICSE 10th telegu for the year 2019 which is even better , you can get it and download it by going through our page , the link for the same page is given below :-

https://school.careers360.com/download/sample-papers/icse-10th-telugu-sample-paper-2019

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which is the roll number in icse 10th board index number or unique id ? it is required while filling jee main form

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 9th Sep, 2019

Hello aspirant,

The roll number od ICSE 10fh Board exam is your Unique ID, the ID with which you have checked your class 10 board results. Yes, it is required while feeling the form of any competitive examination. So, it is required while filling the JEE forma too.

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Sir I have already register for my ICSE board examinations but I want to change my name for some reasons.

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 24th Aug, 2019

Hello aspirant,

You need to go to the court and get a affidavit done to change your name. As for the board certificate, it is suggested that you change it before appearing for the boards and not after. You need to contact your school for it, and it will be done but fine will be charged. 

To change the name in your certificate after ICSE, it will be a lengthy process and you will need a good advocate. If you don't change your name in the certificate, it will create problems at places where the class 10 boards certificate is needed. All the best!

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My daughter scored 75% in aggregate but 50 in math and 67 in science in ICSE 10thBoard,now she is studying in class 12 science stream is she

Aditya kumar Student Expert 17th Aug, 2019
Hello dear parent,
Greetings,
According to KVPY eligibility criteria 2019, Candidates must secure minimum 75% marks in class 10 while SC/ST/PwD candidates have scored 65% in aggregate of all Science subjects and Mathematics.
According to the marks mentioned by you your daughter's aggregate percentage in science and maths is 58.5 % which is less than 75% , so your daughter is not eligible for kvpy.
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