CBSE New Exam Pattern For Class 10

The Central Board of Secondary Education conducts the Class 10 board exams for all the affiliated schools. CBSE introduced the CCE model of assessment in the year 2009. But, CBSE abolished CCE and term systems for the 2018 exam and introduced a new pattern. The detailed CBSE paper pattern for class 10, 2018 is explained below.

CBSE New Exam Pattern for Class 10

In new CBSE paper pattern for class 10 2018, instead of CCE and term systems, a single annual exam will be conducted. Now, the class 10 board exam conducted by CBSE will be of 80 marks and the remaining 20 marks will comprise of internal assessments by the respective schools.

CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Marking Scheme and Other Details

Generally, CBSE board exam for class 10 comprises of 5 main subjects which include Language 1, Language 2, Science, Mathematics and Social Science. The students interested to learn any foreign languages or any other additional subject can opt for the same as an additional subject. Students can check the additional details below.

Passing Percentage for Class 10 board exam

All the board exam papers (including the additional subject) will have a total of 80 marks and a student has to score at least 33% marks to pass the respective papers.

Exam Details

The question in the paper will be only from CBSE class 10 syllabus and CBSE will provide the marks and grades of the individual subjects in the grade card. The exam will be conducted for 3 hours and the MCQ based questions will also be included. The detailed marking scheme can be checked from the official website of CBSE.

Marking Details

In MCQ questions, only one correct option will be provided corresponding to a question. It should be noted that the CBSE will award 0.5 marks for steps and 0.5 to 1 mark for conclusions. It is also important to note that the students should present their answers according to the marks. For example, for a 2 marks question, 30 words is ideal whereas, for a 5 marks question, 70 words should be used.

CBSE Class 10 Internal Assessment Details

The remaining of 20 marks will be given by the respective schools from the internal assessments. The internal assessments consist of 3 divisions which include.

Periodic tests

A total of 10 marks will be awarded from the periodic tests. From the three tests conducted by the schools, the best of two will be considered for assessments.

Notebook Submission

Notebook submission will comprise of 5 marks and is done to check the regularity, neatness and assignment completion status of a student.


Subject Enrichment Activity

This comprises of another 5 marks and assesses the practical, project works and language skills of a candidate.

Visit CBSE class 10 exam pattern and marking scheme for science to know the detailed pattern and other related details of the science paper.

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