CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2021

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the latest exam pattern for Class 10.

The CBSE exam pattern for class 10th , 2021 consists of the marking scheme, exam duration, marks distribution for each topic and other important details.

Knowing the CBSE 10th exam pattern 2021 will be really helpful for the students, as this will allow students to plan a proper strategy for CBSE 10th exams 2021.

As per the latest CBSE Class 10 exam pattern 2020-21, the theory paper will be of 80 marks, while 20 marks will be for internal assessment.

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern

Subjects Total 100 marks (Class X- Syllabus only)
  80 Marks (Theory Board Examination) Passing marks- 33% out of 80 in each subject 20 Marks (Internal Assessment) Passing marks- 33% out of 20 in each subject
Periodic Test (10 Marks) Notebook Submission (5 Marks) Subject Enrichment Activity (5 Marks)
Science Board exam would be of 80 marks for each subject which would cover 100% of class X syllabus only.

Marks and Grades both will be awarded for individual subjects.

9 point grading system would be followed.

Periodic written Test restricted to three in each subject in an academic year.

Average of best two to be taken for final submission.

This Includes:


Assignment Completion

Neatness and upkeep of notebook

Practical Lab work
Mathematics Maths Lab Work

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2021 for Maths

The maths question paper consists of 30 questions divided into 4 segments,

Very Short Answer Type(VSA) Questions- 6 questions of 1 marks each,

Short Answer Type Questions I – 6 questions of 2 marks each,

Short answer type questions II – 10 questions of 3 marks each

Long Answer Type Questions – 8 questions of 4 marks each.

S.No. Type of Question No of Questions
1 Remembering (Knowledge-based) 8
2 Understanding (Comprehension) 8
3 Application 8
4 High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) 5
5 Evaluation 1

               Topic-wise Marks Distribution

Topic Marks
Number System 6
Algebra 20
Coordinate Geometry 6
Geometry 15
Mensuration 12
Statistics and Probability 11
CBSE total marks for 10th 2021 Maths 80

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2021 for Science

The Science question paper consists of 27 questions divided into two sections A and B.

Section A comprises

2 VSA of 1 mark each,

3 SA-I of 2 marks each,

10 SA-II of 3 marks each

6 LA of 5 marks each.

Section A is based on subject knowledge. Section B comprises 6 questions of 2 marks each based on practical knowledge.

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for Science

S.No. Type of Question No of Questions
1 Remembering (Knowledge-based) 4
2 Understanding (Comprehension) 7
3 Application 5
4 High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) 2
5 Inference & Evaluation 3

Topic-wise Distribution of marks

Topic Marks
Chemical Substances- Nature and Behaviour 26
World of Living 23
Natural Phenomena 12
Effects of Current 14
Natural Resources 7
CBSE total marks for 10th 2021 English 80

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