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CBSE class 10 Science board exam paper analysis 2016

Mar 16, 2017 13:23 IST

    class 10 science paper analysis, class 10 science board paper 2016Though the CBSE Class 10 SA 2/ Board exams 2017 have already begun from 9th March, but the real challenge is still to be faced by the students. Actually, till now the exams that have taken place were of vocational subjects along with Hindi subject. But now the students need to prepare themselves for the big exam which is of Science and will be conducted on 22nd March, 2017. Along with the intense preparations, students must get aware of each and everything about the exam, be it the exam format, marking trends or the type of questions. To give students a helping hand, Jagranjosh has prepared an overall analysis of the CBSE Class 10 Science board paper 2016. This analysis will surely help you to acquaint with the exam pattern along with the chapter wise weightage.

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

    Last year, CBSE Summative Assesment-II/ Board exams for class 10th started with the Science paper that was conducted on March 2, 2016. After taking the exam most of the students seemed to be quite happy as the paper was much easier beyond their expectations. This got them some relief from the pressure and nervousness of giving the board examination for the first time in their lives. The students reported that though the questions in the section A, which is the theoretical part of the examination, were a little tough and lengthy but all were from the syllabus. Students also told that the Section B, which carries Multiple Choice Questions, was reportedly the easiest in the examination.

    CBSE Class 10 Science SA-II, 2016 exam comprised of two sections A & B with total of 36 questions with the maximum marks being 90 and 3 hour duration.

    CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper SA‒II: 2016

    Section wise marks distribution of CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper, 2016:


    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

    Unit wise  weightage of CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper, 2016:

    Unit I

    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


    Chapter wise weightage for CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper, 2016:

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

    All the given data and analysis have been prepared only after studying the previous year CBSE board papers carefully. This will surely help the students to prepare for the finals more effectively and score the optimum marks. Considering the easy nature of the 2016 paper, the difficulty level of CBSE Class 10 Science SA-2/ Board Exam 2017 is expected to be normal.

    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 2017

    CBSE Class 10 Science Sample Paper SA–II 2016

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

    CBSE Class 10 Science Model Paper SA-II 2017

    CBSE Class 10 Online Test (useful for 1 mark questions)

    CBSE Class 10th Guess Papers SA-II

    CBSE Class 10 Science Board Exam 2017: Preparation Tips for Summative Assessment 2

    CBSE Class 10th Science Last Minute Tips & Strategy

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