CBSE Class 10 Science SA-II Board Examination Pattern: 2016

Find CBSE Class 10 Science SA-II Board Examination Pattern for the year 2016. In this article students can find latest Blue Print, Marks Distribution and some Important Links that will definitely enhance their preparation level.

Created On: Feb 3, 2016 11:00 IST
Modified On: Feb 4, 2016 18:28 IST

In class 10, Science is a subject of big concern as it works as a key factor for you to decide  which field/stream you will opt for in the higher education level.

So you need to be well prepared for scoring the best in your Science paper. For this you all need is to make the basic concepts of all the topics clear and well learned.

We are here bringing you the latest CBSE Class 10 Science SA-II Board Examination Pattern for the year 2016, which will give your exam preparation the final polish.

CBSE Class 10 Science SA-II exam comprises of total 36 questions with the maximum marks being 90 and 3 hour duration.

This article will make you familiar with the latest blueprint, paper pattern and other essential information related to the Class 10 Science Board Exam 2016.

Weightage of Various Chapters according to the Previous Year Question Paper 2015 and Latest CBSE Blue Print, is shown below:


Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

23 Marks

Chapter-4: Carbon and its Compounds

Chapter-5: Periodic Classification of Elements


World of living

30 Marks

Chapter-8: How Do Organisms Reproduce

Chapter-9: Heridity and Evolution


Natural Phenomena

29 Marks

Chapter-10: Light – Reflection and Refraction


Chapter-11: Human Eye and Colourful World


Natural Resources

08 Marks

Chapter-15: Our Environment

Chapter-16: Management of Natural Resources

Total Marks


Marks Distribution of the Previous Year Question Paper 2015 and the Sample Paper issued by CBSE for the year 2015-16, is as follows:


Types of Questions

Number of Questions

Marks of Each Question

Total Marks


Very Short Answer Type Questions

(To be answered in One word/one sentence)




Short Answer Type Questions-I

(To be answered in 30 words)




Short Answer Type Questions-II

(To be answered in 50 words)




Long Answer Type Questions

(To be answered in 70 words)





Multiple Choice Questions




Practical Skill Based Questions

(To be answered in brief)




Total = 36

Total = 90

The paper analysis also shows that there will not be any overall choices present in the question paper.

To brush up your preparation and learnings, click on the links given below and download the articles all free of cost:

CBSE Class 10 Science Sample Paper SA–II: 2016

CBSE Class 10 Science Practice Paper SA–II: Set–I

CBSE Class 10 Online Test (Very useful to answer 1 marks questions of CBSE Class 10th board exam)

NCERT Solutions for CBSE Class 10 Science

Last 5 Years’ CBSE Class 10th Science Solved Question Papers - eBook

CBSE Class 10th Science Last Minute Tips & Strategy

Video Tutorials for CBSE Class 10th

CBSE Class 10th Solved Science Guess Paper SA-II

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