CBSE Class 10 Science Exam 2018: Question Paper Analysis

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the Class 10 Science Exam on 16th March 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Science is one of the most crucial subjects in 10th standard board examination. According to most students, the science question paper 2018 was a little lengthy and was quite different from the previous year question.

Question Pattern

The exam pattern of Class 10 science examination was according to the guidelines of CBSE. From 2018 a different format was followed by the board. The question paper of class 10 science 2018 had a different format when compared to 2017. The question paper format was according to the latest specimen papers released by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

The Class 10 science question paper of 2018 had 2 sections namely Section A and section B which carried a total of 80 marks. The duration of the exam was 3 hours. The complete details of all the sections of CBSE class 10 science exam are given below.

Section A

Section B

  • Question 1 to 2 – 1 marks each
  • Question 3 to 5 – 2 marks each
  • Question 6 to 15 – 3 marks each
  • Question 16 to 21 – 5 marks each
  • Total Marks in Section A: 68
  • Total number of questions – 6 (Carrying 2 marks each)
  • Questions were based on practical skills.
  • Total Marks in Section B: 12

Total Marks – 80

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Chapter-Wise Marks Weightage

Previous year 80% of the questions came from Human Eye and Light, but this year questions came from almost all chapters. In the biology section ‘How do Organisms Reproduce?’ had the maximum number of questions. The weightage of questions from the chemistry section increased from, 25% to 31% this year.

The chapter wise marks weightage along with the comparison with previous years paper is given in the table below.

Topic Name Marks Weightage (2017) Marks Weightage (2018)
Light Reflection and Refraction 21 10
Electricity 0 11
Human Eye and Colourful World 6 5
Sources of Energy 1 1
Magnetic Effects of Electric Current 0 5
Acids, Bases and Salts 1* 3
Chemical Reactions and Equations 3+2* = 5
Carbon and its compounds 1+3+3+5+1*+2* = 15 2+3 = 5
Metals and Non-metals 1* 5+2* = 7
Life Processes 0 7
Periodic Classification of Elements 3+3=6 5
How do Organisms Reproduce? 17 10
Control and Coordination 0 3
Our Environment 1 3
Heredity and Evolution 13 1
Management of Natural Resources 7 3

Download CBSE Class 10 Science Exam 2018 Question Paper

Overview of CBSE Class 12 Physics Exam 2018

Difficulty Level Easy
Lengthy Yes
Repeated Questions Less
Average Expected Score 75

General Review

According to most students, the question paper was a little lengthy. Exam analyst says that 65+ marks are easily scalable in the class 10 science exam. The question pattern was different from the previous year question paper. The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy compared to last year.

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