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CBSE Announces New Marking Scheme for Class 10

CBSE Announces New Marking Scheme for Class 10

By Madhurima Sarkar 15th Dec, 2017 02:30 pm

CBSE Announces New Marking Scheme for Class 10

Are you struggling to score high marks in the CBSE Class 10 exam? Perhaps you are facing some difficulty in solving a tricky Math problem or you may lose interest while studying historical events or you just cannot seem to grasp a scientific law. If you are worrying about your performance on the final day, rest easy. There are ways to get things sorted out. But the most important of anything is to know the exam marking pattern. On Tuesday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the marking scheme of the Class 10 and Class 12 exams to be held in March.

Here is the subject-wise details of the marking scheme.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10 Science:

  • The question paper will consist of 27 questions.
  • Division of marks: 2 questions of 1 mark, 9 questions of 2 marks, 10 questions of 3 marks and 6 questions of 5 marks.
  • It is compulsory to answer all the questions. An internal choice will be provided in three questions of 3 marks, two questions of 5 marks and one question of 2 marks.
  • The Science theory paper will carry a total of 80 marks. Students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.
  • Students are recommended to present their answers neatly, highlight important pointers and label the diagrams.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10 English Communicative:

  • The question paper will consist of 40 questions.
  • Division of marks: 28 questions of 1 mark, 8 questions of 2 marks, 2 questions of 8 marks and 2 questions of 10 marks.
  • The English Communicative Exam will carry a total of 80 marks, and students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.
  • Students are suggested to practise writing to make their answers presentable.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature:

  • The question paper will consist of 38 questions.  
  • Division of marks: 26 questions of 1 mark, 8 questions of 2 marks, 1 question of 10 marks and 1 question of 12 marks.  
  • English Language and Literature paper will be of a total of 80 marks, and students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.  

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10 Hindi A:

  • The question paper will consist of 43 questions.
  • Division of marks: 22 questions of 1 mark, 17 questions of 2 marks, 1 question of 4 marks, 2 questions of 5 marks and 1 question of 10 marks.
  • The Hindi A paper will carry a total of 80 marks, and students will have to answer the paper in 3 hours.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10 Hindi B:

  • The question paper will consist of 37 questions.
  • Division of marks: 18 questions of 1 mark, 11 questions of 2 marks and 8 questions of 5 marks.
  • The Hindi B paper will carry a total of 80 marks, and students will have to answer the paper in 3 hours.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10 Mathematics:

  • The question paper will consist of 30 questions.
  • Division of marks: 6 questions of 1 mark, 6 questions of 2 marks, 10 questions of 3 marks and 8 questions of 4 marks.
  • The Mathematics paper will carry a total of 80 marks, and students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.
  • Students are recommended to practise with Sample Papers and Class 10 Board Papers to improve their speed in solving tricky questions during the exam.

Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10 Social Science:

  • The question paper will consist of 28 questions.
  • Division of marks: 9 questions of 1 mark, 12 questions of 3 marks and 7 questions of 5 marks.
  • The Social Science paper will carry a total of 80 marks. Students will have 3 hours to answer the paper.
  • Students are recommended to frame their answers in points.

In addition to the theory papers, students will have an internal assessment of 20 marks, wherein they must secure 33% in each subject.

Keep this marking scheme in mind and use the right study materials to top the CBSE Class 10 Exam. Also test your preparation with CBSE Class 10 Sample Papers and Previous Year Question Papers. The more you practice on a daily basis, the more improvement you will see!


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