ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Exam Pattern 2024 with Marking Scheme

ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Exam Pattern 2024: Check the detailed exam pattern and marking scheme for ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Exam 2024. These details are essential for appropriate exam preparation.

ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Exam Pattern 2024 with Marks Distribution
ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Exam Pattern 2024 with Marks Distribution

ICSE Chemistry Exam Pattern 2024: Knowing the exam pattern should be the very first step in ICSE Class 10 Chemistry exam preparations. The exam pattern is important because it gives you a clear idea of the following:

  • The total marks for the exam and its duration
  • The format of the exam
  • The weightage of different topics
  • The types and number of  questions that will be asked

By knowing the exam pattern, candidates can plan their studies accordingly and focus on the most important topics. We have explained below the exam pattern and marks distribution for ICSE Class 10 Chemistry for the 2023-24 session. This exam pattern and marking scheme will definitely help you plan your exam preparations in an apt manner to help you obtain the maximum marks in exam. 

Check ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Exam Pattern 2023-24 below:

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ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Exam 2024 Highlights

Exam Name

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) 10th Examination 2024


Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

Official Website



Chemistry (Code - 52)

Mode of Exam


Total  Marks


Marks for Theory Paper


Marks for Internal Assessment


Exam Duration

2 Hours

ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Question Paper Format 2024

The theory paper for ICSE Class 10 Chemistry in 2024 exam will be for a total of 80 marks with a duration of 2 hours. An Internal Assessment of practical work will be conducted for 20 marks. The ICSE Class 10 Chemistry question paper will be broadly divided into Section A and Section B.

Section A: This section will contain short answer or 1 mark questions on the entire syllabus. It will carry 40 marks. All questions will be compulsory.

Section B: This section will contain six questions and candidates will be required to answer any four of them. This section will also carry 40 marks.

Check the latest specimen paper or sample paper for further details on the type and difficulty level of questions:

ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Specimen Paper 2024

Internal Assessment of Practical Work

Internal assessment for ICSE Chemistry will carry 20 marks and will be assessed by the school.

The  assignments/project  work are to be evaluated by the subject teacher and by an External Examiner. The Internal Examiner and the External Examiner will assess the assignments independently.

Marking scheme for internal and external assessments will be as follows:

Subject Teacher (Internal Examiner)

10 Marks

External Examiner

10 Marks

Important Topics for ICSE Chemistry Exam 2024

The theory paper will cover the following major topics in ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Exam 2024:

  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Study of Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Mole Concept and Stoichiometry
  • Electrolysis
  • Metallurgy
  • Study of Compounds
  • Organic Chemistry

Students are advised to study all the topics thoroughly and practice the previous year's question papers and sample papers to prepare for the exam.

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