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. Here are the highlights of the CBSE class 10th exam 2020:

  • 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.
  • The board has released CBSE 10th date sheet 2020 for practical exams which will be organised from January 1 to February 7, 2020.
  • Theory exam dates are not yet released but exams are expected to begin from February 15, 2020.
  • CBSE class 10th exams 2020 will be held in the morning session from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
  • The board will provide CBSE admit cards 2020 in the last week of January 2020 which can be accessed by entering requisite details.
  • Students should practise with CBSE class 10 question papers 2020 to analyze their preparation level.
  • After the exams, around 16 lakh students will be curious to check the result which will be released in the first week of May 2020.
  • Students will be able to access CBSE 10th result 2020 on cbseresults.nic.in by entering requisite details.
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 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

01 Jan, 2020 - 07 Feb, 2020

Exam - Practical Exams | Mode: Offline

15 Feb, 2020 - 25 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam - Theory Exams | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

01 Oct, 2019 - 15 Oct, 2019

Late Fee Application - Private candidates | Mode: Online

26 Aug, 2019 - 30 Sep, 2019

Application - Private candidates | Mode: Online

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.
Hindi course-a
Hindi course-b
Coordinate geometry,Number systems
Coordinate geometry
Statistics and probabilty
Chemical substances-nature and behaviour
World of living
Natural phenomena
Effect of current
Natural resources
Social science
India and the contemporary world – ii
Contemporary india – ii
Democratic politics - II
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
Units 1
Units 2
Units 3
Units 4
Units 5
Hindustani music melodic instruments
Units 1
Units 2
Units 3
Units 4
Units 5
Hindustani music percussion instruments
Units 1
Units 2
Units 3
Units 4
Units 5
Painting- theory
Fundamentals of painting
Methods and materials of painting
Areas of drawing and painting
Painting- practical
Home science- theory
Human growth & development – II
Management of resources
Food and personal hygiene
Meal planning
Food safety and consumer education
Care and maintenance of fabrics and apparel
Home science- practical
Common subjects
National integration and awareness
Disaster management
Weapon training
Adventure training and obstacle
Personality development and leadership
Social awareness and community development
Health and hygiene
Environment awareness and conservation
Special subjects (army)
Armed forces
Military history
Map reading
Field craft and battle craft
Special subjects (navy)
Naval orientation
Naval communication
Ship and boat modelling
Special subjects (air force)
Air campaigns
Aircraft recognition
Computer applications
Cyber ethics
Scratch/python theory
Elements of business
Joint stock company
Sources of business finance
Communication in business organisations
Selling and distribution
Large scale retail trade
Practical / project
Elements of book-keeping and accountancy
Capital and revenue
Bank reconciliation statement
Bills of exchange
Final accounts
Accounting from incomplete records
Department of skill education
Subjects of internal assessment

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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Questions related to CBSE Class 10th

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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.



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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