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CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Exam 2019: Latest Exam Pattern and Question Paper Format

Jan 8, 2019 10:13 IST
    CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Exam Pattern 2019
    CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Exam Pattern 2019

    CBSE exams 2019 are all set to begin from the month of February. All the students who will be appearing for board exams, must be practicing hard to perform outstanding in the exams. This is the time when they would be searching for all necessary stuff to fine tune their preparations. Examination pattern is one such material which every student should be acquainted with.

    In this article, we are presenting the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics examination pattern and question paper format expected to be followed in upcoming board exam. Here, we will also discuss the structure of latest assessment scheme in class 10.

    CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Exam Pattern to be followed in Board Exam 2019, is explained below:

    From the last academic session the examination pattern for CBSE Class 10 was changed with the reintroduction of compulsory board examinations. Under the altered assessment scheme, now Class 10 Maths exam is conducted annually by CBSE for 80 marks covering 100% syllabus of the subject. Other 20 marks are kept with schools for internal assessment (IA).

    IA comprises:

    • Periodic Tests (PT) with weightage of 10 marks each
    • Notebook Submission of 5 marks
    • Subject Enrichment Activities of 5 marks.

    Relaxation in passing criteria: Overall 33% marks are required to pass a subject

    CBSE has extended the passing criteria relaxation for the Class 10 examination, according to which candidates appearing for Class 10 examination in 2019 onwards will have to secure overall 33 percent marks (internal and external included) in the subjects to be eligible to pass that subject. 

    CBSE Class 10 Maths Question Paper Design is explained below:

    As per the latest sample paper, released by the CBSE Board, the question paper design for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Exam 2019 will be according to the following format:

    The Maths question paper will comprise of a total of 30 questions divided into four sections, viz., A, B, C and D.


    Number of Questions

    Marks per question


    6 (1-6)



    6 (7-12)



    10 (13-22)



    8 (23-30)


    Candidates must provide a stepwise solution to every question as separate marks will be provided for each step.

    CBSE Class10 Mathematics Sample Paper 2019

    Also, candidates must be very careful about writing the conclusion at the end of each question which definitely carries half to one mark depending upon the total marks assigned to that question.

    Important Note: From the upcoming board exams, there will be an increase in total number of internal choices provided in the CBSE Class 10 Maths board question paper. An increase in the internal choice of approximately 33 percent in all the sections and for each type of question will be employed.

    Internal choices shall be provided for:

    • 2 questions from the set of 1 mark questions
    • 2 questions from the set of 2 marks questions
    • 4 questions from the set of 3 marker questions
    • 3 questions from the set of 4 marker questions

    CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Sample Paper 2019: Marking Scheme

    CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Unit-Wise Weightage


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    CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Syllabus for Board Exam 2019

    Analyse the latest exam pattern to score high marks in CBSE exams

    Students must go through the latest exam pattern while preparing for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Exam 2019. Knowing the exam pattern and question paper format will them to mould their preparation strategy accordingly so as to organise their studies in a more effective way and perform well in the exam.

    As the Class 10 students are going to take the first board examination of their academic life, all of them would be keen to know the exam pattern and type of questions to be asked in CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2019. Since the results obtained in CBSE Class 10 Board Exam play a crucial role in deciding the further career prospects in a student’s life, so all students must work smart and hard to perform well in the exam. They must start doing an effective preparation to cover the whole syllabus and then start revisions before exams. But before they start preparing for exams they must have an idea about the exam structure and type of questions to be asked in CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2019. It’s not a big deal to score high in Class 10 Board exams if you have a clear strategy and a good study plan to cross the victory line. So, stay alert and focused.

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