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CBSE Class 10 Exam Pattern

Apr 14, 2015 16:28 IST

    Class 10 Exam Pattern

    Class 10 Examination is held in two modes:

    1. Summative Assessment I: It includes Formative Assessment I and II, and its period lies between the months of April and September.
    2. Summative Assessment II: It includes Formative Assessment III and IV, and its period lies between the months of October and March.

    All the Questions Papers framed in both the modes are as per the Blueprint issued by CBSE.

    Compulsory Subjects Covered:

    • Science
    • Mathematics
    • Social Science
    • Hindi
    • English

    Question Paper Details:


    Time Allotted for Examination

    Total no. of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Individual Sections with Markings


    3 hours



    Section A: 65 Marks

    • 3 questions of 1 mark each
    • 4 questions of 2 marks each
    • 12 questions of 3 marks each
    • 5 questions of 5 marks each

    Section B: 15 Marks


    3 hours



    Section A: 10 Marks

    Section B: 16 Marks

    Section C: 30 Marks

    Section D: 24 Marks

    Social Science

    3 hours



    Section A: 9 Marks (MCQ)

    Section B: 36 Marks

    Section C: 40 Marks

    Section D: 5 Marks (Map)


    3 hours



    Section A: 20 Marks

    Section B: 20 Marks

    Section C: 40 Marks

    Section D: 10 Marks


    3 hours



    Section A: 15 Marks

    Section B: 20 Marks

    Section C: 15 Marks

    Section D: 30 Marks

    Apart from the compulsory subjects, the students could also opt for the optional subjects according to their area of interest.

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