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

This article explains the latest exam pattern for CBSE Class 10 Science Board Exam 2019. Here you will know the question paper format and unit wise weightage to be followed for class 10 Science exam. Taking an ideas about the new pattern and major changes will help to make an effective preparation for the board exam 2019.

Jan 8, 2019 11:14 IST
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CBSE Class 10 Science Exam Pattern
CBSE Class 10 Science Exam Pattern

With the CBSE Class 10 Board Exams fast approaching, all the students would be busy with the exam preparations. This is the time when students must start doing an effective preparation to cover the whole syllabus and then start revisions before 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.

In this article, we are presenting the CBSE Class 10 Science 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 Science Examination Pattern is as follows:

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 Science 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).

Internal Assessment comprises of:

  • 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 enough 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 Science 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 Science Exam 2019 will be according to the following format:

There will be a total of 27 questions divided into four sections A, B, C,D and E.

Section

Questions

Marks per question

A

1-2

1

B

3-5

2

C

6-15

3

D

16-21

5

E

22-27

2

CBSE Class10 Science Sample Paper 2019

Important Note: From the upcoming board exams, there will be an increase in total number of internal choices provided in the CBSE Class 10 Science 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:

  • 1 question in section B
  • 3 questions in section C
  • 3 questions in section D
  • 3 questions in section E

CBSE Class 10 Science Unit-Wise Weightage:

Unit No.

Unit Name

Marks

I

Chemical Substances - Nature and Behaviour

08

II

World of Living

17

III

Natural Phenomena

04

IV

Effects of Current

28

V

Natural Resources

13


Total

80


Internal assessment

20


Grand Total

100

Note: Above weightage includes the weightage allotted to questions based on practical skills.

CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2018-2019

12 marks of the entire CBSE class 10th Science Board Exam 2019 shall comprise the practical based questions only, which will be of descriptive type.

There will be no Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in CBSE class 10 Science Question Paper 2019.

While writing answers to various questions, students must follow the following word limitations:

  • 1 mark question needs to be answered in one sentence
  • 2 marks question needs to be answered in about 30 words
  • 3 marks question needs to be answered in about 50 words
  • 4 marks question needs to be answered in about 70 words

Students must consider this latest pattern while preparing for CBSE Class 10 Science Board Exam 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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