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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Paper 2018: Analysis and Review

Mar 22, 2018 13:47 IST
    Class 10 Social Science Board Paper Analysis and Review
    Class 10 Social Science Board Paper Analysis and Review

    The students of CBSE Class 10 appeared for their Science paper today, March 22, under the ongoing Board Examination 2018. The paper was conducted from 10:30AM to 1:30PM.

    After the exam got over, we talked to a few students of class 10 who wrote their Social Science board paper toady. We also connected to the subject teachers to discuss about the difficulty level and other important aspects of the CBSE Class 10 Social Science Question Paper 2018.

    CBSE Class 10 Science Board Exam 2018: Paper Analysis and Review

    A general feedback from students and teachers about the question Paper is given below:

    Difficulty level of the question paper was Medium

    All the questions in the paper were from the syllabus

    Easy as compared to the last year’s paper

    No questions repeated from the last year’s paper

    Map based questions were easy

    Paper was not time consuming

    Average marks expected by students: 70 Marks

    Format of the CBSE Class 10 Social Science Board Paper 2018

    This year with the reintroduction of the mandatory board exams in class 10, a different format is being followed in board question papers. Class 10 Social Science question paper also had a different format as compared to that of the previous years’ papers.

    The CBSE Class 10 Social Science Question Paper Pattern was completely according to the latest sample paper released by the CBSE board. 

    The CBSE class 10 Social Science board questions paper format was as follows:

    The question paper consisted of total 26 questions carrying different weightage as mentioned below:

    Type of Questions


    Marks per question

    Very Short Answer Type



    Short Answer Type



    Long Answer Type



    Map Questions (History)



    Map Questions (Geography)






    All questions were compulsory however some questions were provided with internal choices to select from.

    Comparison with the previous years’ question paper pattern

    As compared to the question paper format followed in the previous’ years, this year class 10 Social Science Question Paper had following changes:

    • Number of questions reduced to 26 (previously it was 30)
    • Total marks 80 ( previously it was 90)

    Comparison with the latest CBSE sample paper

    The question paper pattern followed in CBSE Class 10 Social Science Exam 2018 was almost similar to the latest sample paper released by the board. Only the questions based on map were given in a different format.

    • In CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper 2018, the three were three map based questions but in CBSE Class 10 Social Science Board Paper 2018 there was only one map based question (Q. No. 26) divided into sup-part.
    • Question number 26 was divided into two parts 26(A) and 26(B) with both being the map based questions from History and Geography respectively.

    However, the type of questions and the division of marks, all were same as described in the CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper 2018.

    Next Important Exam:

    For CBSE Class 10 Students next major exam is of Mathematics (code 041) which is scheduled to be held on 28 March, 2018. Here we are providing important resources to prepare for the exam easily and effectively. Students may access these resources from the following links:

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