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

Jan 9, 2019 10:19 IST
    CBSE Class 10 Social Science Exam Pattern 2019
    CBSE Class 10 Social Science Exam Pattern 2019

    CBSE Class 10 Exam for Social Science will be conducted on 29 March, 2019. Students will have to prepare the complete syllabus of Social Science for the final exam.  In order to grasp the vast syllabus, students need to adopt a smart and strategic study technique following which they would be able to prepare full syllabus and then start revisions for the same before the commencement of CBSE class 10 Board Exam 2019. On this way, they should have an idea about the exam structure and type of questions to be asked in the board exam.

    Here, we will discuss the latest examination pattern to be followed in the CBSE Class 10 Social Science Board Examination 2019. This is going to be the second year of conducting the compulsory board examination in CBSE class 10. So, students must be aware of the major changes introduced to the pattern of examination and question paper format to be followed in the board exams.

    CBSE Class 10 Social Science Solved Sample Paper 2019

    CBSE Class 10 Social Science Examination Pattern for Board Exams 2019 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 Social 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).

    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:


    Unit Name



    India and the Contemporary World - II



    Contemporary India - II



    Democratic Politics - II



    Understanding Economic Development




    CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2018-2019

    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 Social Science Exam 2019 will be according to the following format:

    There will be a total of 26 questions of different weightage as given below:

    Type of Questions

    No. of Questions

    Marks per question

    Very Short Answer Type



    Short Answer Type



    Long Answer Type



    Map Questions (History)

    26A (2)


    Map Questions (Geography)

    26B (3)





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

    • 4 question in section A
    • 6 questions in section B
    • 4 questions in section C
    • Map based questions in 26B

    CBSE Class 10 Social Science Previous Years' Question Papers

    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 2019 to brief the vast syllabus if this subject.

    All the class 10 students can score high in their first ever board exams conducted by CBSE, if they have a clear strategy and a good study plan to cross the victory line. So, stay alert and focused.

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