About CBSE Class 10th 2020

Central Board of Secondary Education conducts class 10th board examination for regular students in the month of February-March every year. 

  • Students who have enrolled in class X of a school affiliated to CBSE are eligible to appear in CBSE class 10th board exam. 
  • The board will release the CBSE 10th date sheet 2020 in the month of December 2019. 
  • CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2020 will be commenced from the third week of February 2020 and will conclude in March 2020 across all the centers. 
  • Schools will be responsible for completing the application process for CBSE 10th exams for students.
  • The board will send the CBSE Class 10 admit card to the schools and students can collect the same from their respective schools.
Exam level: Matriculate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages Arabic, Assamese +16 More
Conducting Body: Central Board of Secondary Education
Duration 3 Hours

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CBSE Class 10th 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Regular students must have cleared their class 9 from a recognized board of education and studied their 10th class from an institution affiliated to CBSE. They must also obtain the required percentage of attendance in class 10 and submit the examination form with the requisite fee before the deadline. Only those applications which are accepted by the board will be allowed to sit for the exam.

CBSE class 10th eligibility for private candidates

  • Candidates failed class 10 from the state board exam.
  • Wards of teachers serving in educational institutions affiliated to CBSE.
  • Female students who are bonafide residents of the NCT of Delhi who satisfy the following conditions: They have privately pursued the prescribed course of study; they are unable to join class X affiliated to the board; physically handicapped students who produce sufficient evidence of having difficulty in attending classes in a normal school or institution.

CBSE Class 10th 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline

Regular students of school preparing to appear for CBSE class 10 were required to fill the examination form as instructed by the authorities of their respective schools.

Private candidates should submit the CBSE class 10th application form along with prescribed fee and three copies of passport-sized photographs. The CBSE 10th application form will have to be submitted to the regional officer of CBSE of the state/UT they are residing in. 

Points mentioned below need to be kept in mind while filling in the details in examination form:

  • Regular students who were unable to clear class IX from a recognized board will not be allowed to appear for CBSE Class 10th as private candidates.
  • Private candidates will not be allowed to appear for a subject that is not taught in CBSE affiliated institution.
Social science
India and the contemporary world The rise of nationalism in europe
India and the contemporary world-II The growth of nationalism in europe after the 1830s
The ideas of giuseppe mazzini, etc
General characteristics of the movements in poland, hungary, italy, germany and greece
The nationalist movement in indo china
Factors leading to growth of nationalism in indo china
French colonialism in indo china
Phases of struggle against the french
The ideas of phan chu trinh, phan boi chau, ho chi minh
The second world war and the liberation struggle
America and the vietnam war
Impact of first world war, khilafat, non co-operation and differing strands within the movement
Salt satyagraha
Movements of peasants, workers, tribals
Limits of civil disobedience
The sense of collective belonging
The making of a global world
The pre modern world
The nineteenth century global economy colonialism
The inter war economy great depression
Rebuilding the world economy
The age of industrialization
Proto industrialization and pace of industrial change
Life of workers
Industrialization in the colonies
Early entrepreneurs and workers
The peculiarities of industrial growth
Market for goods
Work, life and leisure
Development of modern cities due to industrialization in london and bombay
Housing and land reclamation
Social changes in the cities
Cities and the challenge of the environment
Print culture and the modern world
The history of print in europe
The growth of press in nineteenth century india
Relationship between print culture, public debate and politics
Novels, society and history
Emergence of the novel as a genre in the west
The relationship between the novel and changes in modern society
Early novels in nineteenth century india
A study of two or three majorwriters
Contemporary India - II Resources and development
Types natural and human
Need for resource planning
Natural resources
Land as a resource
Soil types and distribution
Changing land use pattern
Land degradation and conservation measures
Water resources
Multi purpose projects
Water scarcity
Need for conservation and management
Rainwater harvesting one case study to be introduced
Types of farming
Major crops
Cropping pattern
Technological and institutional reforms their impact
Contribution of agriculture to national economy employment and output
Minerals and energy resources
Types of minerals distribution use and economic importance of minerals
Conservation types of power resources
Conventional and non conventional distribution and utilization and conservation
Manufacturing industries
Spatial distribution types
Contribution of industries to the national economy
Industrial pollution and degradation of environment
Measures to control degradation
Life lines of national economy
Importance of means of communication and transportation
Trade and tourism
Democratic politics - II Power sharing and federalism
Why and how is power shared in democracies
How has federal division of power in india helped national unity
To what extent has decentralisation achieved this objective
How does democracy accommodate different social groups
Democracy and diversity and gender religion and caste
Are divisions inherent to the working of democracy
What has been the effect of caste on politics and of politics on caste
How has the gender division shaped politics
How do communal divisions affect democracy
Popular struggles and movements
Political parties
What role do political parties play in competition and contestation
Which are the major national and regional parties in india
Outcomes of democracy
Can or should democracy be judged by its outcomes
What outcomes can one reasonably expect of democracies
Does democracy in india meet these expectations
Has democracy led to development, security and dignity for the people what sustains democracy in india
Challenges to democracy
Is the idea of democracy shrinking
What are the major challenges to democracy in india
How can democracy be reformed and deepened
What role can an ordinary citizen play in deepening democracy
Understanding economic development Development
The traditional notion of development
National income and percapita income
Growth of national income critical appraisal of existing development indicators in pci, imr, sr and other income and health indicators
The need for health and educational development
Human development indicators in simple and brief as a holistic measure of development
Sectors of the indian economy
Sectors of economic activities
Historical change in sectors
Rising importance of tertiary sector
Employment generation
Division of sectors organised and unorganised
Protective measures for unorganised sector workers
Money and credit role of money in an economy
Formal and informal financial institutions for savings andcredit general introduction
Select one formal institution such as a nationalized commercial bank and a few informal institutions
Local money lenders landlords chit funds and private finance companies
Globalisation and the indian economy
Production across countries
Foreign trade and interaction of markets
Factors, wto, impact fair globalization
Consumer rights
How consumer is exploited in one or two simple case studies factors causing exploitation of consumers
Rise of consumer awareness
How a consumer should be in a market
Role of government in consumer protection
Matter-nature and behaviour Definition of matter
Solid and liquid and gas
Characteristics of shape and volume and density
Change of state melting
Nature of matter,properties of matter and their measurements
Compounds and mixtures
Heterogeneous and homogenous mixtures
Colloids and suspensions
Particle nature and basic units
Atoms and molecules
Law of constant proportions
Atomic and molecular masses
Mole concept
Relationship of mole to mass of the particles and numbers
Structure of atoms
Electrons and protons and neutrons
Chemical formula of common compounds
Isotopes and Isobars
Organization in the living world Cell - basic unit of life
Cell as a basic unit of life
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Multicellular organisms
Cell membrane and cell wall
Cell organelles and cell inclusions
Endoplasmic reticulum
Golgi apparatus
Nucleus and chromosomes
Basic structure
Tissues and organs and organ system, organism
Structure and functions of animal and plant tissues only four types of tissues in animals
Biological diversity
Diversity of plants and animals
Basic issues in scientific naming
Basis of classification
Hierarchy of categories / groups
Major groups of plants
Major groups of animals
Health and diseases
Health and its failure
Infectious and non-infectious diseases
Their causes and manifestation
Diseases caused by microbes and their prevention
Principles of treatment and prevention
Pulse polio programmes
Motion, force and work Motion
Distance and displacement and velocity
Uniform and non-uniform motion along a straight line
Distance-time and velocity-time graphs for uniform motion and uniformly accelerated motion
Derivation of equations of motion by graphical method
Elementary idea of uniform circular motion
Force and newton’s laws
Force and motion
Newton's laws of motion
Action and reaction forces
Inertia of a body
Inertia and mass
Force and acceleration
Elementary idea of conservation of momentum
Universal law of gravitation
Force of gravitation of the earth gravity
Acceleration due to gravity
Mass and weight
Free fall
Thrust and pressure
Archimedes’ principle
Elementary idea of relative density
Work, energy and power
Work done by a force
Work done by a energy
Work done by a power
Kinetic and potential energy
Law of conservation of energy
Nature of sound and its propagation in various media
Speed of sound
Range of hearing in humans
Reflection of sound
Echo and sonar
Structure of the human ear
Our environment Physical resources
Air and water and soil
Air for respiration for combustion and for moderating temperatures
Movements of air and its role in bringing rains across india
Air nd water and soil pollution
Holes in ozone layer and the probable damages
Bio-geo chemical cycles in nature
Carbon and nitrogen
Food production Plant and animal breeding and selection for quality improvement and management
Use of fertilizers and manures
Protection from pests and diseases
Organic farming
Chemical substances - nature and behaviour Chemical reactions
Chemical equation
Balanced chemical equation
Implications of a balanced chemical equation
Types of chemical reactions
Double displacement
Oxidation and reduction
Acids and bases and salts
Their definitions in terms of furnishing of h+ and oh– ions
General properties and examples and uses
Concept of ph scale
Importance of ph in everyday life
Preparation and uses of sodium hydroxide
Bleaching powder
Baking soda
Washing soda and plaster of paris
Metals and nonmetals
Properties of metals and non-metals
Reactivity series
Formation and properties of ionic compounds
Basic metallurgical processes
Corrosion and its prevention
Carbon compounds
Covalent bonding in carbon compounds
Versatile nature of carbon
Homologous series
Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing functional groups
Difference between saturated hydrocarbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons
Chemical properties of carbon compounds
Ethanol and ethanoic acid
Soaps and detergents
Periodic classification of elements
Need for classification
Early attempts at classification of elements
Modern periodic table
Gradation in properties
Valency and atomic number
Metallic and non-metallic properties
World of living Life processes
Living being
Basic concept of nutrition
Basic concept of respiration
Transport and excretion in plants and animals
Control and co-ordination in animals and plants
Tropic movements in plants
Introduction of plant hormones
Control and co-ordination in animals
Nervous system
Involuntary and reflex action
Chemical co-ordination
Animal hormones
Reproduction in animals and plants reproductive health-need and methods of family planning
Safe sex vs hiv/aids
Child bearing and women’s health
Heredity and evolution
Mendel’s contribution- laws for inheritance of traits
Sex determination
Brief introduction
Basic concepts of evolution
Natural phenomena Reflection of light by curved surfaces
Images formed by spherical mirrors
Centre of curvature
Principal axis
Principal focus
Focal length of
Mirror formula
Laws of refraction
Refractive index
Refraction of light by spherical lens
Image formed by spherical lenses
Lens formula
Power of a lens
Functioning of a lens in human eye
Defects of vision and their corrections
Applications of spherical mirrors and lenses
Refraction oflightthrough a prism
Dispersion oflight
Scattering oflight
Applications in daily life
Effects of current Electric current (current electricity)
Potential difference and electric current
Ohm's law
Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends
Series combination of resistors
Parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life
Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life
Electric power
Interrelation between p and v and i and r
Magnetic effects of current
Magnetic field
Field lines
Field due to a current carrying conductor
Field due to current carrying coil or solenoid
Force on current carrying conductor
Fleming’s left hand rule
Electric motor
Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction
Induced potential difference
Induced current
Fleming’s right hand rule
Electric generator
Direct current
Alternating current
Frequency of ac
Advantage of ac over dc
Domestic electric circuits
Natural resources Sources of energy
Different forms of energy
Conventional and non-conventional sources of energy
Fossil fuels
Solar energy
Wind and water and tidal energy
Nuclear energy
Renewable versus non-renewable sources of energy
Our environment
Environmental problems
Ozone depletion
Waste production and their solutions
Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances
Management of natural resources
Conservation and judicious use of natural resources
Forest and wild life
Coal and petroleum conservation
Examples of people’s participation for conservation of natural resources
Big dams
Advantages and limitations
Alternatives if any
Water harvesting
Sustainability of natural resources
Language and literature Reading skills
Writing skills with grammar
Literature textbooks and extended reading text/s
Number systems Real number
Euclid’s division lemma
Fundamental theorem of arithmetic - statements after reviewing work done earlier and after illustrating and motivating through examples
Proofs of irrationality of √2 and √3 √5 decimal representation of rational numbers in terms of terminating and non-terminating recurring decimals
Algebra Polynomials
Zeros of a polynomial
Relationship between zeros and coefficients of quadratic polynomials
Statement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients
Pair of linear equations in two variables
Pair of linear equations in two variables and graphical method of their solution
Consistency and inconsistency
Algebraic conditions for number of solutions
Solution of a pair of linear equations in two variables algebraically - by substitution
By elimination and by cross multiplication method
Simple situational problems
Simple problems on equations reducible to linear equations
Quadratic equations
Standard form of a quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0
Solutions of quadratic equations by factorization
By completing the square and by using quadratic formula
Relationship between discriminant and nature of roots
Situational problems based on quadratic equations related to day to day activities to be incorporated
Arithmetic progressions
Motivation for studying arithmetic progression derivation of the nth term and sum of the first n terms of a.p and their application in solving daily life problems
Coordinate geometry Lines
Concepts of coordinate geometry
Graphs of linear equations
Distance formula
Section formula
Area of a triangle
Geometry Triangles
Counter examples of similar triangles
If a line is drawn parallel to one side of a triangle to intersect the other two sides in distinct points and the other two sides are divided in the same ratio
If a line divides two sides of a triangle in the same ratio and the line is parallel to the third side
If in two triangles and the corresponding angles are equal to the their corresponding sides are proportional and the triangles are similar
If the corresponding sides of two triangles are proportional
Their corresponding angles are equal and the two triangles are similar
If one angle of a triangle is equal to one angle of another triangle and the sides including these angles are proportional and the two triangles are similar
If a perpendicular is drawn from the vertex of the right angle of a right triangle to the hypotenuse
The triangles on each side of the perpendicular are similar to the whole triangle and to each other
The ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the squares of their corresponding sides
In a right triangle and the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides
In a triangle and if the square on one side is equal to sum of the squares on the other two sides of the angles opposite to the first side is a right angle
Tangent to a circle at the point of contact
The tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact
The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal
Division of a line segment in a given ratio
Tangents to a circle from a point outside it
Construction of a triangle similar to a given triangle
Trigonometry Introduction to trigonometry
Trigonometric ratios of an acute angle of a right-angled triangle
Proof of their existence
Motivate the ratios whichever are defined at 0o and 90o
Values of the trigonometric ratios of 30°, 45° and 60°
Relationships between the ratios
Trigonometric identities
Proof and applications of the identity sin2 a + cos2 a = 1
Only simple identities to be given
Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles
Heights and distances
Angle of elevation
Angle of depression
Simple problems on heights and distances
Problems should not involve more than two right triangles
Angles of elevation and depression should be only 30°, 45°, 60°
Mensuration Areas related to circles
Motivate the area of a circle
Area of sectors and segments of a circle
Problems based on areas and perimeter and circumference of the above said plane figures
Surface areas and volumes
Surface areas and volumes of combinations of any two of the following
Hemispheres and right circular cylinders and cones
Frustum of a cone
Problems involving converting one type of metallic solid into another and other mixed problems
Statistics and probability Statistics
Median and mode of grouped data
Cumulative frequency graph
Classical definition of probability
Simple problems on single events
Art education
Visual arts Drawing and painting of two-dimensional or pictorial
Collage making of two-dimensional or pictorial
Printing of two-dimensional or pictorial
Photography of two-dimensional or pictorial
Computer graphics of two-dimensional or pictorial
Clay modeling and pottery of three-dimensional
Carving and sculpture of three-dimensional
Construction of three-dimensional
Art is about creative expression of the learners and uniquely contributed by each one
Studying the works of famous artists of the past or present is undertaken to orient the learners to varied expressions
Replicating or copying either the master or the teacher’s work will check the imagination of the students and therefore must be avoided in all cases
Music in the performing and language arts
Movement and dance in the performing and language arts
Crieative drama and puppetry of performing and language arts
Creative drama and puppetry of performing and language arts
Sources for art teaching
The arts programme in schools must reflect the ethos of the region
Artistic expression in music, poetry, dance theatre and in the creation of forms have been part of human life from the very beginning
It is an integral part of human existence
Exposure to the local environment and arts must be treated as an essential activity of the school art programme
Besides individual expression
The arts provide an opportunity to the learners to study and appreciate the contributions made in the past and present
By learning to appreciate music, painting, dance and theatre, students develop aesthetic sensibility and sensitivity to understand people from other cultures
To build a harmonious society
A productive nation or a world
Requires to make learners familiar with the tradition of arts of the local region
The strength and confidence gained from the familiar
Will make it possible for her to respect and appreciate the culture and contribution made by others
A creative expression essentially depends on the approach to create opportunities for learners to explore
Imagine and communicate the same in an art form they feel confident to use
Availability of material and experts closer to the school or community can be accented
Study of visual resources and means of creative expression
Study of lines, strokes, colours, shades, tones, textures and while organizing two dimensional space with two dimensional and three dimensional shapes and forms
Sketching from nature and surrounding
Creative use of colours to show space, atmosphere, subjective moods
Creative use of perspective in spatial relationship
Study of calligraphic strokes of devnagari and roman alphabet
Use of contrast as an expressive element of art
Study and use of various media and techniques to the extent of their availability
Painting surfaces
Collage and mosaic work with a variety of colored papers and colored printed pictures and photographs from magazines and newspapers
Printing and mono printing, printing with wood-cut blocks, lino-cut and metal foil of serigraphy (silk screen), self-made stencil
Basic knowledge of computer graphics
Three-dimensional or sculptural activities
Study of basic forms in clay
Study of various materials such as clay, plaster of paris, soft-stone, wood e49 metal scraps, plastic sheets, wire thread, papers and cardboards, vegetables and other throw-away available materials
Study of natural and man-made forms, human figures, birds, animals, vegetation and other objects like household items, buildings or as desired by the students
Objects of day-to-day use in groups and in different settings and arrangements
Performing arts Knowledge of the terms in theory
Sangeet, nad, swar, shudh, komal, teevra, saptak, mandra, madhya tar, aroha avaroha, raga, laya, matra, tal, avartan, sam tal.
Basics knowledge of notation systems
  a brief introduction of indian music
Practical activities of national anthem
Practical activities of songs for community singing
Five folk or tribal songs of different regions, indicating time of the year, occasion and the function with which they related
Writing down the same with its meaning and knowledge of its rhythm
Five devotional songs bhajans, shlokas, hymns, sufiana kalam and shabad kirtan
Three songs in regional languages other than mother tongue
Three patriotic songs on the theme of universal love and amity
To create proper sense of swara and laya through talabadh and alankaras
Introduction to the structure of any four of the following ragas with bilawal, yaman, kafi, bhairav, shankarabharan, kalyani, mayamalav gaud, todi
The teacher should communicate the characteristic features of the raga and its swaras pattern
The teacher may use references of popular songs for raga association
Music in melodic instrument
Knowledge of the terms of theory
Sangeet, dhwani, nad, swar saptak aroha, avaroha, raga, gat, laya matra, tal, avartan, sam tal, khali, laghu dhrutham, anu dhrutham
Basic knowledge of notation systems
Short notes on at least four musical instruments, their main components and the characteristics of the sound they produce
Mime, play script, movement, characterization, stage, stage props, stage costumes, stage movements, stage lighting, one- act play
Dance as a form of nonverbal communication in theory
Exhibited through gymnastics
Figure skating
Synchronized swimming and martial arts as well
Reasons for people to move and dance for personal expression and social connection
Reasons for people to move and dance as a medium for sensing, understanding, and communicating ideas, feelings, and experiences
Reasons for people to move and dance a means to mourn, to celebrate, to heal, to give thanks
Reasons for people to move and dance to celebrate
Reasons for people to move and dance to heal
Reasons for people to move and dance to give thanks
Reasons for people to move and dance to preserve cultural heritage and treasured legends
Reasons for people to move and dance demonstrate physical prowess
Reasons for people to move and dance to assert individuality
Reasons for people to move and dance to provoke and to entertain
Forms of movement and dance formal and exhibitionistic dance with trained dancers
Reflections of or challenge to the social, cultural, religious traditions and values
Various forms now seen in a theatrical context that have their roots in ancient temple dances
Definitions of dance through social, cultural, aesthetic, artistic and moral contexts
Dance as a means of communication and elements of dance
Brief history of the evolution of dance indian/western, mythology/history, regional differences, major exponents
Aims and objective of NCC To acquaint cadets with the aims and objectives of ncc
General information about NCC Introduction and aims and organization and general information about ncc
Incentives of joining NCC Incentives of joining ncc
National integration and awareness To inculcate sense of patriotism
Secular values and motivate cadets to contribute towards nation building through national unity and social cohesion
The concepts of national interests
Objectives and integration
Unity in diversity and cultural heritage of India
Traditions and customs of india
Importance and necessity
Freedom Struggle and Nationalist Movement in India
Problems/ challenges of national integration
Unity in Diversity
Famous leaders of india
Images/ slogans for national integration
Contribution of youth to nation building
Civil affairs To train cadets to assist civil administration in performance of selective duties during disasters
Basic information about civil defence organization and its duties
Maintenance of essential services and providing assistance to civil administration in various types of emergencies during national disasters
Civil defence organization and its duties/ ndma
Types of emergencies/ natural hazards
Role of ncc during natural hazards/ calamities
Civil administrative set up at district/taluk/village
Fire service and fire fighting
Essential services and their maintenance
Drill To inculcate a sense of discipline
Improve bearing
Smartness and turnout and to develop the quality of immediate and implicit obedience to orders
All-important basic aspects of drill including ceremonial drill
Drill with arms and words of command
Drill without Arms
General and words of command
Stand at ease and stand easy
Turning and inclining at the halt
Sizing and forming up in three ranks and numbering
Open and close order marchand dressing
Saluting at the halt
Getting on parade and dismissing and falling out
Length of pace and time of marching in quick time and halt
Slow march and halt
Turning on the march and wheeling
Saluting on the march individual word of command
Weapon training To give elementary knowledge about rifles
Basic Knowledge about rifle and firing
Characteristics of a rifle/ rifle ammunition and its fire power
Care and cleaning and sight setting
Loading and cocking and unloading
The lying position and holding
Range and figure target
Trigger control and firing a shot
Range precautions and safety precautions
Short range firing
Adventure training To inculcate a sense of adventure and develop confidence
Courage and determination
To expose cadets to various adventure activities
Trekking including selection of route and administration planning
Cycle expedition including selection of route and administration planning
Rock climbing
Personality development and leadership To develop an all-round dynamic personality with adequate leadership traits to deal / contribute effectively in all walks of life
Basic subjects of leadership with emphasis on self-awareness
Life/soft skills
Time management and character building
Introduction to personality development
Factors influencing/shaping personality
Physical and social
Psychological and philosophical
Self awareness – know yourself
Critical and creative thinking
Communication skills of group discussions/lectures
Self confidence
Courage and self conviction
Effects of leadership with historical examples
Problem solving skills
Interview skills
Importance of group and team work
Effective use of time
Coping with stress / emotions
Sociability of social skills
Characteristics of healthy personalities and ethics/values
Social awareness community development To teach cadets the values and skills involved in providing voluntary Social Service
Understanding of social service and its needs
knowledge about the weaker sections of our society and their requirements
About NGOs and contribution of youth towards social welfare
Basics of social service, and its needs
Social/ rural development projects of mnrega, sgsy, nsap etc
Literacy enhancement and poverty alleviation
Contribution of youth towards social welfare
Civic responsibilities
Drug abuse and trafficking
Causes and prevention of hiv/aids
Role of youth
Social evils viz dowry/female foeticide/child abuse and trafficking etc
Traffic control organization and anti drunken driving
Provisions of child act
Health and hygiene To instil respect and responsibility towards personal health and hygiene
Basic information ofthe human body
Maintenance of health
Hygiene and sanitation
Disease and an elementary knowledge of first aid and nursing
Structure and functioning of the human body
Physical and mental health
Infectious and contagious diseases and its prevention
Basics of first aid in common medical emergencies
Wounds and fractures
Introduction to yoga and exercise
Environment awareness and conservation To sensitise the cadets on natural resource conservation and protection of environment
Basic understanding of environment in general and waste management in particular
Energy conservation
Pollution control and wildlife conservation in particular
Natural resources – conservation and management
Water conservation and rain water harvesting
Waste management
Pollution control, water, air, noise, soil
Wildlife conservation of projects in india
NCC special army
Armed forces To acquaint cadets with the Armed Forces
Introductory and general information about the Armed Forces
Basic organization of armed forces
Organisation of the army
Badges and ranks
Honours and awards
Modes of entry into army
Fighting arms
Supporting arms and services
Military history To provide knowledge of renowned military generals
Pvcs and indo-pak wars
Introduction to biographies
Famous Indian battles and gallantry awards
Biographies of renowned generals
Indian Army War Heroes
Study of battles of indo-pak war 1965, 1971 and kargil
War movies
Map reading To teach cadets elementary map reading
Basic understanding of map sheets and map reading instruments and development of capability to use them to carry out simple map reading
Introduction to types of maps and conventional signs
Scales and grid system
Topographical forms and technical terms
Relief and contours and gradients
Cardinal points and types of North
Field craft and battle craft To teach cadets elementary field craft and battle craft
Basic field craft and battle craft
Judging distance
Description of ground
Recognition and description and indication of land marks and targets
Observation and camouflage and concealment
Field signals
Use of ground and movement
Selection of formations
Knots and lashing
Communication To introduce cadets to the latest trends in the field of communications
Types of communications and future trends
Importance of communication
Means of communication
Modern methods of communication
NCC special navy
Naval orientation To impart training on naval organization
History of indian naval organizations
Rank structure
Indo-pak war- 1971 etc
History of the indian navy
Organization of in - nhq
Commands and ships
Main parts of a ship
Types of warships and role
A/c carriers
Destroyers and frigates
Organization on board a ship
Survival and rescue
Life safety items on board ship
Life raft
Life boats and distress signals
Naval communication To impart basic knowledge of naval communication
Introduction to visual communication
Introduction to naval communication
Use of semaphore
Introduction of various letter position
Reading of semaphore message
Transmission of semaphore message
Phonetic alphabet
Introduction and use
Seamanship To impart basic knowledge about seamanship
Introduction to rigging
Anchor work
Parts of boats and accessories etc
Bends and hitches
Reef knot
Half hitch
Clove hitch
Rolling hitch
Timber hitch
Bow line
Round turn and two half hitches and bow line on the bight and its basic element
Anchor and anchor cable
Types of anchors and cable its use
Ship and boat modelling To provide knowledge about ship modelling
Materials used in different types of models
Principles of ship modelling
Reading of a ship drawing of a model
Views in blue print
Measurement of superstructure and hull
NCC special air force
Air campaigns To introduce Air Campaigns of Air Force
An overview of important campaigns
Indo-pak war-1971
Operation safed sagar
Motivational movies
Aircraft recognition To introduce various aircrafts of the Air Force
Types, roles, variants of aircraft of the iaf
Aero-modelling To provide knowledge about aero modelling
Materials used in different types of models
History of aero-modelling
Materials used in aero-modelling
Types of aero-modelling
Flying/building of aero-models
Atmosphere To give basic knowledge of atmosphere
Maps To give basic knowledge of Air navigation
Use of maps and fundamentals of map reading from the air
Information and communication technology
Computer components and interconnection Computer system and its definition
Basic components of a computer system
Input unit
Central processing unit/cpu
Output unit and functions
Types of memory
Primary memory
Secondary memory
Binary digit
Concept of bit and bytes
Types of computers
Characteristics of computers
Types of software
Advanced GIMP Toolbox-move tool
Alignment tool
Scale tool
Shear tool
Perspective tool
Flip tool
Blend tool
Blur/sharpen tool
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Students preparing to appear for CBSE class 10 exams must begin early. Making notes of different formulas and important points is very beneficial. Make a study schedule and stick to it. Practice a lot of sample papers. Students can get them online. Know the syllabus and try covering all topics. Below are a few tips to help you with the 10th board exam.

  • Make a schedule and stick to it.
  • Make notes
  • Ask your teacher for any problem in any topic
  • Eat healthily
  • Take appropriate sleep
  • Exercise
  • Spend time with family

The CBSE class 10th consists of a total of 100 marks which are subdivided into 2 parts namely:

  • Annual board exam: 80 Marks
  • Internal assessment: 20 Marks

The internal assessment consists of periodic tests (10 marks each), notebook submission (5 marks), subject activities (5 marks). 3 periodic tests will be conducted in the entire academic session and the average of the best two marks will be considered for the final weightage.

CBSE has decided to allot marks for outdoor games & activities to every student. Health and Physical education have been mandatory for all students. In this, students will receive a booklet of 150 pages. The student will have to choose one exercise which they will have to do on a regular basis on the performance of which students will get the marks from the respective school teacher. These marks will be uploaded on the official website of CBSE.

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern - Science Subject

  • There will be a total of 27 questions divided into two sections A and B.  
  • There will be practical based questions of 12 marks and no MCQs.                                                      

Marking scheme of CBSE class 10th Social science

  • The question paper will consist of 27 questions.
  • The marking scheme is given in the below:          
Questions typeNo. of questionsMarks/question
Very short answer type questions1-71
Short answer type questions8-183
Long answer type questions19-255
Map questions for History26-271
Map questions for Geography283


CBSE Class 10 Maths exam pattern

The exam pattern for CBSE class 10th board exam consists of 4 sections. Class 10 Maths exam carries 80 marks for 30 questions.

Question typeNo. of questionsMarks
A (very short answer)61
B (short answer type – 1)62
C (short answer type – 2)103
D (long answer type)84

CBSE exam pattern for class 10th English         

SectionNo. of questionsTotal marks
Section A: Reading1-220
Section B: Writing & Grammar3-730
Section C: Literature8-1130

CBSE Paper Pattern for Class 10 Hindi

AApathit gadyansh 1-215
DWriting & grammar20

Students must practice the sample papers or previous year question papers as prescribed by CBSE to know the type of questions and exam pattern. By practicing the sample papers, they will know how to answer and type of questions doing rounds every  year.

  • Central Board of Secondary Education releases the admit card of class 10th in the first week of February. 
  • The CBSE admit card of class 10 will be released in online mode for private students and in offline mode for regular students.
  • Students should collect their CBSE Class 10th admit cards from the school. 
  • It must be noted that no student is allowed to sit for the exam if they do not carry their CBSE 10th admit card.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • CBSE will declare the class 10 result in the first week of May 2020 in the online mode.
  • The re-evaluation or re-checking result will be released in June 2020. Students will be able to check through Digilocker.
  • Students can check their CBSE class 10 result online on cbseresults.nic.in by using their admit card number, roll number, date of birth, school number and centre number.
  • CBSE Compartment exams will be held in July 2020 and the result for the same will be announced in the first week of August 2020.
  • Students can collect their mark sheet from their respective schools a few days after the declaration of result.
  • Based on the result of CBSE class 10, students can choose the academic stream for class 11 and 12.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2020 General 33
SC 33
OBC 33
ST 33
2019 General 33
OBC 33
SC 33
ST 33

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