About CBSE Class 10th 2020

CBSE Board 10th Exams 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 with CBSE board are eligible to appear in CBSE class 10th board exam. The exams of CBSE 10th class 2020 started on February 15 and ended on March 18, 2020. Around 16 lakh students are curious to check the CBSE 10th result 2020 which will be released after conducting the remaining exams. Here are the highlights of the CBSE 10th exams 2020:
Latest- Revised CBSE 10th date sheet 2020 for Northeast Delhi Students released. CBSE 10th class nation-wide exams have been over. 

  • The practical exams were conducted from January 1 to February 7, 2020.
  • CBSE Class 10th exams 2020 conducted in the morning session from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
  • CBSE admit cards 2020 for regular students were released on January 17, 2020, and for private students on January 21, 2020. 
  • Private candidates can download the admit card by entering the requisite details.
  • Students should go through CBSE class 10 syllabus 2020 to know about the subject-wise syllabus and download them.
  • The application process is held through schools for regular students while private students can register online for CBSE 10th exams 2020.
  • Students should practise with CBSE class 10 question papers 2020 to analyze their preparation level.

CBSE Class 10th 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Central Board of Secondary Education Class 10th Examination
Short Exam Name CBSE Class 10th
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level Matriculate
Languages Arabic, Assamese +16 More
Mode of Application Offline
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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CBSE Class 10th 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

01 Jul, 2020

Exam - Social science for northeast delhi students | Mode: Offline

02 Jul, 2020

Exam - Science for northeast delhi students | Mode: Offline

10 Jul, 2020

Exam - Hindi for northeast delhi students | Mode: Offline

15 Jul, 2020

Exam - English for northeast delhi students | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

18 Mar, 2020

Exam - Social science | Mode: Offline

14 Mar, 2020

Exam - Painting | Mode: Offline

12 Mar, 2020

Exam - Mathematics basic & standard | Mode: Offline

07 Mar, 2020

Exam - Sanskrit | Mode: Offline

06 Mar, 2020

Exam - Elementary of business | Mode: Offline

04 Mar, 2020

Exam - Science theory, Science w/o practical | Mode: Offline

02 Mar, 2020

Exam - Hind music mel.ins, Hind music vocal, Carnatic music vocal, Car. Music (mel ins), Hind music.per.ins | Mode: Offline

29 Feb, 2020

Exam - Hindi course a & b | Mode: Offline

28 Feb, 2020

Exam - Elementary book-K & accy | Mode: Offline

26 Feb, 2020

Exam - English communication, English language & literature | Mode: Offline

24 Feb, 2020

Exam - Urdu course-a, Urdu course-b, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Sindhi, Marathi, Gujarati, Manipuri, Odia, Malayalam, Assamese, Tibetan, Russian, Persian, Nepali, Limboo, Lepcha, Telugu - Telangana, Bodo, Tangkhul, Bhutia, Spanish, Kashmiri, Mizo, Bahasa M | Mode: Offline

22 Feb, 2020

Exam - Kannada, Arabic, French, Gurung, German, Japanese | Mode: Offline

20 Feb, 2020

Exam - Info technology, Marketing & sales | Mode: Offline

17 Feb, 2020

Exam - Home science, National cadet corps, E-publishing and e- office | Mode: Offline

15 Feb, 2020

Exam - Dynamics of retailing, Security, Automobile tech, Introduction to fin.markets, Intro to tourism, Beauty & wellness, Basic agriculture Food production, Front office operation, Banking & insurance, Marketing & sales, Health care services, Apparel, Media, Mu | Mode: Offline

01 Jan, 2020 - 07 Feb, 2020

Exam - Practical Exams | Mode: Offline

21 Jan, 2020

Admit Card - Admit Card for Private students | Mode: Online

17 Jan, 2020

Admit Card - Admit Card for Regular students | Mode: Offline

01 Oct, 2019 - 15 Oct, 2019

Late Fee Application - Private candidates | Mode: Online

26 Aug, 2019 - 30 Sep, 2019

Application - Private candidates | Mode: Online


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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 CBSE Class 10 exams 2020.

CBSE 10th Exams 2020 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 10th exams 2020 were required to fill the examination form as instructed by the authorities of their respective schools.

Private candidates should submit the application form along with prescribed fee and three copies of passport-sized photographs to apply for CBSE 10th exams 2020. The 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.
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CBSE Class 10th 2020 Syllabus

Hindi course-a

Hindi course-b


Mathamatics: Unit 01
Coordinate geometry,Number systems
Mathamatics: Unit 02
Mathamatics: Unit 03
Coordinate geometry
Mathamatics: Unit 04
Mathamatics: Unit 05
Mathamatics: Unit 06
Mathamatics: Unit 07
Statistics and probabilty


Science: Unit 01
Chemical substances-nature and behaviour
Science: Unit 02
World of living
Science: Unit 03
Natural phenomena
Science: Unit 04
Effect of current
Science: Unit 05
Natural resources

Social science+

Social science: Unit 01
India and the contemporary world – ii
Social science: Unit 02
Contemporary india – ii
Social science: Unit 03
Democratic politics - II
Social science: Unit 04
Understanding economic development

Carnatic music (vocal) theory

Carnatic music (vocal) practical

Carnatic music melodic instrument - theory

Carnatic music melodic instrument - practical

Carnatic music - percussion theory

Carnatic music - percussion practical

Hindustani music vocal+

Hindustani music vocal: Unit 01
Units 1
Hindustani music vocal: Unit 02
Units 2
Hindustani music vocal: Unit 03
Units 3
Hindustani music vocal: Unit 04
Units 4
Hindustani music vocal: Unit 05
Units 5

Hindustani music melodic instruments+

Hindustani music melodic instruments: Unit 01
Units 1
Hindustani music melodic instruments: Unit 02
Units 2
Hindustani music melodic instruments: Unit 03
Units 3
Hindustani music melodic instruments: Unit 04
Units 4
Hindustani music melodic instruments: Unit 05
Units 5

Hindustani music percussion instruments+

Hindustani music percussion instruments: Unit 01
Units 1
Hindustani music percussion instruments: Unit 02
Units 2
Hindustani music percussion instruments: Unit 03
Units 3
Hindustani music percussion instruments: Unit 04
Units 4
Hindustani music percussion instruments: Unit 05
Units 5

Painting- theory+

Painting- theory: Unit 01
Fundamentals of painting
Painting- theory: Unit 02
Methods and materials of painting
Painting- theory: Unit 03
Areas of drawing and painting

Painting- practical

Home science- theory+

Home science- theory: Unit 01
Human growth & development – II
Home science- theory: Unit 02
Management of resources
Home science- theory: Unit 03
Food and personal hygiene
Home science- theory: Unit 04
Meal planning
Home science- theory: Unit 05
Food safety and consumer education
Home science- theory: Unit 06
Care and maintenance of fabrics and apparel

Home science- practical

Common subjects+

Common subjects: Unit 01
Common subjects: Unit 02
National integration and awareness
Common subjects: Unit 03
Disaster management
Common subjects: Unit 04
Common subjects: Unit 05
Weapon training
Common subjects: Unit 06
Adventure training and obstacle
Common subjects: Unit 07
Personality development and leadership
Common subjects: Unit 08
Social awareness and community development
Common subjects: Unit 09
Health and hygiene
Common subjects: Unit 10
Environment awareness and conservation

Special subjects (army)+

Special subjects (army): Unit 01
Armed forces
Special subjects (army): Unit 02
Military history
Special subjects (army): Unit 03
Map reading
Special subjects (army): Unit 04
Field craft and battle craft
Special subjects (army): Unit 05

Special subjects (navy)+

Special subjects (navy): Unit 01
Naval orientation
Special subjects (navy): Unit 02
Naval communication
Special subjects (navy): Unit 03
Special subjects (navy): Unit 04
Special subjects (navy): Unit 05
Ship and boat modelling

Special subjects (air force)+

Special subjects (air force): Unit 01
Air campaigns
Special subjects (air force): Unit 02
Aircraft recognition
Special subjects (air force): Unit 03
Special subjects (air force): Unit 04
Special subjects (air force): Unit 05

Computer applications+

Computer applications: Unit 01
Computer applications: Unit 02
Computer applications: Unit 03
Cyber ethics
Computer applications: Unit 04
Scratch/python theory
Computer applications: Unit 05

Elements of business+

Elements of business: Unit 01
Joint stock company
Elements of business: Unit 02
Sources of business finance
Elements of business: Unit 03
Communication in business organisations
Elements of business: Unit 04
Selling and distribution
Elements of business: Unit 05
Large scale retail trade
Elements of business: Unit 06
Elements of business: Unit 07
Practical / project

Elements of book-keeping and accountancy+

Elements of book-keeping and accountancy: Unit 01
Capital and revenue
Elements of book-keeping and accountancy: Unit 02
Elements of book-keeping and accountancy: Unit 03
Bank reconciliation statement
Elements of book-keeping and accountancy: Unit 04
Bills of exchange
Elements of book-keeping and accountancy: Unit 05
Final accounts
Elements of book-keeping and accountancy: Unit 06
Accounting from incomplete records
Elements of book-keeping and accountancy: Unit 07

Department of skill education+

Department of skill education: Unit 01
Department of skill education: Unit 02
Department of skill education: Unit 03
Subjects of internal assessment


Mathematics: Unit 01
Algebra - I

Students preparing to appear for CBSE 10th exams 2020 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 CBSE Board 10th exams 2020

  • Make a schedule and stick to it.
  • Make notes
  • Cover the complete syllabus at least 1 month before the CBSE 10th exams 2020
  • Solve as many question papers you can
  • Ask your teacher for any problem in any topic
  • Eat healthily
  • Take appropriate sleep
  • Exercise

CBSE 10th exams 2020 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. Students 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 Science Exam Pattern 2020

  • 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.                                                      

CBSE Class 10 Social science Exam Pattern 2020

  • 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 2020

The exam pattern for CBSE 10th exams 2020 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 Class 10 English Exam Pattern   2-2-

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

CBSE Class 10 Hindi Exam Pattern 2020

AApathit gadyansh 1-215
DWriting & grammar20
  • Students must practice the sample papers or previous year question papers for better exam preparation. 
  • These papers helps in understanding the type of questions asked in CBSE 10th exams 2020. 
  • By solving these CBSE Class 10 sample papers, students can learn time management as well.
  • The question papers and sample papers for CBSE 10th exams 2020 are available free of cost.

Central Board of Secondary Education has released the admit card for CBSE Board 10th exams 2020 on January 17 and January 21, 2020, for regular and private candidates, respectively. Regular students can collect their admit cards from the respective schools. The admit card for CBSE 10th exams 2020 will be released in online mode for private students and in offline mode for regular students.

Steps to download CBSE 10th admit card

  • Visit the official website: cbse.nic.in.

  • Click on the CBSE class 10 admit cards link

  • Enter application number or previous roll number

  • The admit card will appear on your screen

  • Download the admit card.

It must be noted that no student is allowed to sit for the exam if they do not carry their CBSE Class 10 exam admit card.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • CBSE will declare the result of CBSE 10th exams 2020 in the month of July 2020 in the online mode.
  • The re-evaluation or re-checking result will be released in August 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 10th Compartment exams will be held in August 2020 and the result for the same will be announced in the last 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 10th exams 2020, students can choose the academic stream for class 11 and 12.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When will CBSE Class 10 exams 2020 time table be released?


CBSE 10th time table 2020 was released online on December 17, 2019.

Question: What is the start date of the CBSE 10th board exams 2020?


CBSE 10th Exams 2020 were commenced from February 15, 2020. 

Question: Is there any changes in CBSE 10th syllabus 2020?


No, there are no changes in the syllabus for CBSE Class 10 exams 2020.

Question: Is CBSE syllabus same as NCERT?


No, the CBSE Syllabus is different from NCERT. However, most of the topics are similar to NCERT.

Question: Which are the main subjects for CBSE 10th board exams 2020?


Maths, Science, Social Science and 2 language subjects are compulsory for CBSE 10th board exams.

Question: Which are the best books to prepare for CBSE 10th exams 2020?


NCERT books are the best to prepare for CBSE class 10 board exams 2020.

Questions related to CBSE Class 10th

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Some news is becoming viral that the CBSE board has cancelled the exams.How far is it true?

maniprabha.singh 15th May, 2020

CBSE has decided to take the remaining 10th and 12th board exams from July 1 to 15, 2020.


if the state government announce that the public exam for 10th is cancelled will the nios 10th exam will also be cancelled?

Sai Sri Nandan Ch 8th Apr, 2020


The State Education Ministry/Department is responsible for the exams of respective State Board.

NIOS is a separate national level board and such announcements by State Govt. will not mean that NIOS exams also will be cancelled.

For NIOS exam dates/updates, stay tuned to the home page of their official website where all latest news and notifications are posted.


You should consider that NIOS class 10 exams are cancelled if and only if it is also posted in the above link.

Hope this helps.


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 cbseresults.nic.in., 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 (https://4eno.in/result/cbse-board-class-10th-12th-result-expected-date/)

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