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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Board Exam 2018: Latest Exam Pattern

Dec 4, 2017 17:16 IST
CBSE Class 10 Social Science Exam Pattern 2018
CBSE Class 10 Social Science Exam Pattern 2018

As every student is aware of the new assessment scheme introduced in CBSE Class 10 from current academic session, i.e., 2017-2018, they must be preparing hard for the coming board exams. Unlike the previous assessment structure, they have a challebge to prepare full syllabus for the annual assessment, i.e., CBSE board exams. So they must follow a smart and strategic study technique following which they are able to prepare full syallabus of each subject and then start revisions for the same before exams commence. 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 2018.

From the current session the examination pattern for CBSE Class 10 has been changed. CBSE recently released the sample papers for all important subjects to give an idea of the examination pattern to be followed in Class 10 Board Exams 2018.

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper 2017-2018

Here, we will discuss about the major changes observed in the latest examination pattern to be followed in CBSE Class 10 Social Science Board Examintion 2018.

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Examination Pattern for Board Exams 2018 is as follows:

Previous dual assessment scheme in CBSE class 10 has been replaced with the annual board exams. Board will conduct the class 10 Social Science exam for 80 marks covering 100% syllabus of the subject. Other 20 marks are kept with schools for internal assessment (IA).

IA comprises:

  • Periodic Tests (PT) with weightage of 10 marks each
  • Notebook Submission of 5 marks
  • Subject Enrichment Activities of 5 marks.

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Unit-Wise Weightage:

Units

Unit Name

Marks

I

India and the Contemporary World - II

20

II

Contemporary India - II

20

III

Democratic Politics - II

20

IV

Understanding Economic Development

20

 

Total

80

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2017-2018

As per the sample paper, released by the CBSE Board, the new examination pattern for CBSE Class 10 Social Science Board Exam 2018 will be according to the following format:

There will be a total of 27 questions of different weightage as given below:

Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Marks per question

Very Short Answer Type

1-7

1

Short Answer Type

8-18

3

Long Answer Type

19-25

5

Map Questions (History)

26-27

1

Map Questions (Geography)

28

3

Total

27

80

All questions are compulsory however some questions might have an internal choice to select from. 

Two map based questions will be from history part of the syllabus and three from the geography part of the syllabus. 

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

  • 1 mark question needs to be answered in one sentence
  • 3 marks question needs to be answered in about 80 words
  • 5 marks question needs to be answered in about 100 words

Students must consider this latest pattern while preparing for CBSE Class 10 Social Science Board Exam 2018.

Though the CBSE Class 10 Assessment Structure has been changed completely as compared to the previous one, but it’s not a big deal to score well 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.

All the very best!

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