CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Sample Paper 2018

In this article you will get the CBSE Sample Paper released last year for Class 10 Mathematics Exam 2018. This sample paper is quite helpful to know the question paper design and type of questions expected in the board exam.

Updated: Jan 17, 2019 10:07 IST
CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Sample Paper 2018
CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Sample Paper 2018

CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2018 was the first mandatory board exam after the termination of dual assessment scheme in CBSE Class 10. In order to lessen the exam related tension and stress among all class 10 students, CBSE had released the sample papers for all subjects of class 10. These sample papers were released to reveal the question paper design and give an idea about what type of questions would be asked in exam.

Here, we are presenting the CBSE sample paper of 2018 year for class 10 Mathematics subject. In addition to the latest CBSE Class 10 Maths sample paper 2019, this previous year sample paper can be used to check the format of questions and get an idea about the topics which can be tested in the CBSE Exam 2019.

Inside CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 Mathematics Exam 2018

The question paper format followed in this sample paper is as per the following  distribution:


Number of Questions

Marks per question













Students can check the hints and answers of all questions asked in this paper, from the link given at the end of the question paper.

CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Solved Sample Paper 2019

Complete CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 Mathematics Exam 2018, is given below:

Sample Question Paper 2017-2018



Time allowed: 3 Hours                                                                                 Max. Marks: 80

General Instructions:

(i) All questions are compulsory.

(ii) The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D.

(iii)Section A contains 6 questions of 1 mark each. Section B contains 6 questions of 2 marks

each. Section C contains 10 questions of 3 marks each. Section D contains 8 questions of 4

marks each.

(iv) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in four

questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only

one of the alternatives in all such questions.  

(v) Use of calculators is not permitted.

                                                                             Section A

Question1. Write whether the rational number 7/75 will have a terminating decimal expansion or a non-terminating repeating decimal expansion.

Question 2. Find the value(s) of k, if the quadratic equation 3x2 − k √3 x + 4 = 0, has equal roots.

Question 3. Find the eleventh term from the last term of the AP: 27, 23, 19, ..., –65.

Question 4. Find the coordinates of the point on y-axis which is nearest to the point (–2, 5).

Question 5. In given figure, ST ॥ RQ, PS = 3 cm and SR = 4 cm. Find the ratio of the area of ΔPST to the area of ΔPRQ.


Question 6. If cos A = 2/5, find the value of 4 + 4 tan2 A.

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                                                                                Section B

Question 7. If two positive integers p and q are written as p = a2b3 and q = a3b; a, b are primenumbers, then verify: LCM (p, q) × HCF (p, q) = pq

Question 8. The sum of first n terms of an AP is given by Sn = 2n2 + 3n. Find the sixteenth term ofthe AP.

Question 9.Find the value(s) of k for which the pair of linear equations kx + y = k2 and x + ky = 1have infinitely many solutions.  

Question 11. A box contains cards numbered 11 to 123.  ard is drawn at random from the box. Find the probability that the number on the drawn card is

(i) a quare number

(ii) a multiple of 7

Question 12. A box contains 12 balls of which some are red in colour. If 6 more red balls are put in the box and a ball is drawn at random, the probability of drawing a red ball doubles than what it was before. Find the number of red balls in the bag.

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                                                                                Section C

Question 13. Show that exactly one of the numbers n, n + 2 or n + 4 is divisible by 3.

Question 15.Seven times a two digit number is equal to four times the number obtained by reversing the order of its digits. If he difference of the digits is 3, determine thenumber.

Question 16.In what ratio does the x-axis divide the line egment joining the points (–4, –6) and(–1, 7)? Find the co-ordinates of the point of division.


The oints (4, –2), B(7, 2), C(0, 9) and D(–3, 5) form a parallelogram. Find the length of the altitude of the parallelogram on the base AB.  

Question 18. In given figure XY and X’Y’are two parallel tangents to a circle with centre O and another tangent AB with point of contact C intersecting XY at A and X’Y’ at B. Prove that ∠AOB = 90°.

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Question 20. In given figure ABPC is a quadrant of a circle of radius 14 cm and a semicircle is drawn with BC as diameter. Find the area of the shaded region.


Question 21.Water in a canal, 6 m wide and 1.5 m deep, is flowing with a speed of 10 km/h. How much area will it irrigate in 30 minutes, if 8 cm of standing water is needed?


A cone of maximum size is carved out from a cube of edge 14 cm. Find the surface area of the remaining solid after the cone is carved out.

Question 22. Find the mode of the following distribution of marks obtained by the students in an examination:   


Given the mean of the above distribution is 53, using empirical relationship estimate the value of its median. 

                                                                                            Section D

Question 23. A train travelling at a uniform speed for 360 km would have taken 48 minutes less to travel the same distance if its speed were 5 km/hour more. Find the original speed of the train.


Check whether the equation 5x2 – 6x – 2 = 0 has real roots and if it has, find them by the method of completing the square. Also verify that roots obtained satisfy the given equation. 

Question 24. An AP consists of 37 terms. The sum of the three middle most terms is 225 and the sum of the last three terms is 429. Find the AP.

Question 25. Show that in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.


Prove that the ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the squares of their corresponding sides.

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Question 26. Draw a triangle ABC with side BC = 7 cm, ∠B = 45o, ∠A = 105o. Then, construct a triangle whose sides are 4/3 times the corresponding sides of ΔABC.

Question 28. The angles of depression of the top and bottom of a building 50 metres high as observed from the top of a tower are 30° and 60°, respectively. Find the height of the tower and also the horizontal distance between the building and the tower.

Question 29. Two dairy owners A and B sell flavoured milk filled to capacity in mugs of negligible thickness, which are cylindrical in shape with a raised hemispherical bottom. The mugs are 14 cm high and have diameter of 7 cm as shown in given figure. Both A and B sell flavoured milk at the rate of Rs. 80 per litre. The dairy owner A uses the formula πr2h to find the volume of milk in the mug and charges Rs. 43.12 for it. The dairy owner B is of the view that the price of actual quantity of milk should be charged.What according to him should be the price of one mug of milk? Which value is exhibited by the dairy owner B?

(Use π = 22/7)


Question 30. The following distribution shows the daily pocket allowance of children of a locality. The mean pocket allowance is Rs. 18. Find the missing frequency k.



The following frequency distribution shows the distance (in metres) thrown by 68 students in a Javelin throw competition.


Draw a less than type Ogive for the given data and find the median distance thrown using this curve.

To download the complete CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 Mathematics Exam 2018 and its marking scheme, go to the following links:

CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Sample Paper 2018

Marking Scheme for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Sample Paper 2018

This sample question paper  will certainly help students to prepare well for March 2019 board exam. Moreover, the CBSE Marking Scheme is a perfect source to know the criteria about framing perfect answers involving all key points in board exam to score high marks.

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