CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020: Download in PDF

Get here the CBSE question paper of Class 10 Science Exam 2020 in PDF format. Download all sets of the paper in PDF format from here. Also, check paper analysis and student feedback in live video. The latest exam pattern for CBSE Class 10 can also be checked from here.

Created On: Dec 28, 2020 15:45 IST
Modified On: Dec 28, 2020 22:37 IST
CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020
CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 can be availed from here along with the CBSE Marking Scheme that includes answers to all questions given in the paper. We have provided here all sets of the Class 10 Science Paper that were distributed in the CBSE Board Exam 2020. We have also given below the link to see the students' reactions and feedback about the difficulty level of the paper. 

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Structure of CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020:

  • The question paper consisted of 30 questions divided into three sections A, B and C.

Section

Number of Questions

Marks

A – Objective Type Questions

14 (1-14)

20

B – Short Answer Type Questions

10(15-24)

3 × 10 = 30

C – Long Answer Type Questions

6 (25-30)

5 × 6 = 30

Total

30

80

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All the questions in the paper were compulsory. Some questions in each section were also provided with internal choices.

Internal choices were provided for:

  • 3 questions in Section-A
  • 3 questions in Section-B
  • 3 questions in Section-C

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General Instructions:

Read the following instruction very carefully and strictly follow them:

(i) Question paper comprises three sections – A, B and C.

There are 30 questions in the question paper. All questions are compulsory.

(ii) Section A – Question no. 1 to 14 – all questions or part thereof are of one mark each. These questions comprise multiple choice questions (MCQ), very short answer type questions (VSA), and Assertion-Reason type questions. Answer to these questions should be given in one word or one sentence.

(iii) Section B – Question no. 15 to 24 are short answer type questions, carrying 3 marks each. Answer to these questions should not exceed 50 to 60 words.

(iv) Section C – Question no. 25 to 30 are long answer type questions, carrying 5 marks each. Answer to these questions should not exceed 80 to 90 words.

(v) Answer should be brief and to the point. Also, the above mentioned word limit be adhered to as far as possible.

(vi) There is no overall choice in the question paper. However, an internal choice has been provided in some questions in each section. Only one of the choices in such questions have to be attempted.

(vii) In addition to this, separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary.

Section – A

1. Name a cyclic unsaturated carbon compound.

2. The change in magnetic field lines in a coil is the cause of induced electric current in it. Name the underlying phenomenon.

Answer question numbers 3(a) to 3(d)  and 4(a) to 4(d) on the basis of your understanding of the following paragraphs and the related studied concepts.

3. The growing size of the human population is a cause of concern for all people. The rate of birth in a given population will determine its size. Reproduction is the process by which organisms increase their population. The process of sexual maturation for reproduction is gradual and takes place while general body is still going on. Some degree of sexual maturation does not necessarily mean that mind or body is ready for sexual acts or for having and bringing up children. Various contraceptive devices are being used by human beings to control the size of population.

(a) List two common signs of sexual maturation in boys and girls.

(b) What is the result of reckless female foeticide?

(c) Which contraceptive method changes the hormonal balance of the body?

(d) Write two factors that determine the size of a population.

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Download the CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper of Board Exam 2020

All sets of the CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 can be accessed from the following table:

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 1 (Code: 31-1-1)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 1 (Code: 31-1-2)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 1 (Code: 31-1-3)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 2 (Code: 31-2-1)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 2 (Code: 31-2-2)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 2 (Code: 31-2-3)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 3 (Code: 31-3-1)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 3 (Code: 31-3-2)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 3 (Code: 31-3-3)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 4 (Code: 31-4-1)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 4 (Code: 31-4-2)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 4 (Code: 31-4-3)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 5 (Code: 31-5-1)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 5 (Code: 31-5-2)

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020 Set 5 (Code: 31-5-3)

You can also check the correct answers to all questions given in the Science paper by going through its marking scheme that is released by the CBSE board itself. This marking scheme also mentions the criteria of allotment of marks across different questions and different steps included in each answer. Examiners followed the same marking scheme while checking the answer sheets in Board Exam 2020. So, by going through the Class 10 Science Marking Scheme, you can understand how to frame appropriate answers and obtain the best scores. Check the marking scheme below:

CBSE Marking Scheme for Class 10 Science Question Paper 2020

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