Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the board exam for Mathematics paper for class 10 students today, i.e., on March 22, 2018. The paper was conducted from 10:30AM to 1:30PM and carried 80 marks weightage.
After the exam got over, we talked to a few students of class 10 who wrote their Mathematics board paper toady. We also connected to the subject teachers to discuss about the difficulty level and other important aspects of the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Question Paper 2018.
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A general feedback from students and teachers about the question Paper is given below:
Difficulty level of the question paper: Medium |
All the questions in the paper were from the syllabus |
Easy as compared to the last year’s paper |
No questions repeated from the last year’s paper |
Paper was a bit lengthy and time consuming. |
4 marks questions were of medium level. |
Average marks expected by students: 65 Marks |
This year, CBSE has stuck strictly to the NCERT syllabus for each subject and hence any student who had had followed the instructions and had studied, every line in the NCERT book, would have found the Mathematics paper was easy. However, a few questions were a bit tricky which required the students to give a thought and understand the problem before answering.
Format of the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Paper 2018
This year with the reintroduction of the mandatory board exams in class 10, a different format is being followed in board question papers. Class 10 Mathematics question paper also had slight changes as compared to the format followed in the previous years’ papers.
The CBSE class 10 Mathematics board questions paper 2018 format was as follows:
The Maths question paper consisted of total 30 questions divided into four sections, viz., A, B, C and D.
Section |
Number of Questions |
Marks per question |
A |
6 (1-6) |
1 |
B |
6 (7-12) |
2 |
C |
10 (13-19) |
3 |
D |
8 (20-30) |
4 |
All questions were compulsory however some questions were provided with internal choices to select from.
Comparison with the previous years’ question paper pattern
As compared to the question paper format followed in the previous’ years, this year class 10 Mathematics Question Paper had following changes:
Year of Exam |
Number of Questions |
Total Marks |
In Previous Years’ Maths Papers |
31 |
90 |
In Maths Paper 2018 |
30 |
80 |
Comparison with the latest CBSE sample paper
The question paper pattern followed in CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Paper 2018 was exactly similar to the latest CBSE sample paper released for Class 10 Mathematics. From distribution of questions among different sections to the allotment of marks to each question, all were same as described in the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Sample Paper 2018.
The CBSE Class 10 board exams started on 5 March, 2018 and will end on 4 April, 2018. This year, a total of 16, 38,428 candidates registered for class 10 examination. The exam is being conducted at 4,453 centres across India and 78 centres outside India.
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