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CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 Maths Sample Question Paper Released
CBSE has introduced major changes in the paper pattern along with the new marking scheme. A quick analysis to bring you up to speed on what has been revised in Class 10 Mathematics paper.
The Mathematics sample paper based on the revised paper pattern (revised syllabus) has been made available by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Our experts at TopperLearning have gone through the question paper, analysed the types of questions and marking scheme and have explained these in this article. So, instead of worrying about what exactly has changed in the CBSE Class 10 Maths exam paper, you can relax and focus on studies or practice solving more problems.
Here are the changes in the CBSE Class 10 Exam Paper Pattern:
Revised Pattern (20192020) 
Revised Pattern (20202021) 
Total of 40 questions 
Total of 36 questions; paper contains two parts  A and B. Part – A: Sections I and II Part – B: Sections III, IV and V 
Section A comprises 20 questions of 1 mark each 
Section I comprises 16 questions of 1 mark each

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Section II comprises 4 questions of 4 marks each 
Section B comprises 6 questions of 2 marks each 
Section III comprises 6 questions of 2 marks each 
Section C comprises 8 questions of 3 marks each 
Section IV comprises 7 questions of 3 marks each 
Section D comprises 6 questions of 4 marks each 
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Section V comprises 3 questions of 5 marks each 
Internal choice has been provided in two questions of 1 mark each, two questions of 2 marks each, three questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each 
Internal choice has been provided in five questions of 1 mark each, two questions of 2 marks each, two questions of 3 marks each and one question of 5 marks each 
Total = 80 marks 
Total = 80 marks 
Types of Questions in the Sample Paper:
The sample question paper released by the Board contains 50% of questions falling under Very Short Answer type questions, which will test your understanding and practical application skills.
Here’s a summary of the entire question paper:
 The entire paper is divided into two parts  A and B.
 Both Part A and Part B have internal choices.
Part – A:
1. It consists of two sections – I and II.
2. Section I has 16 questions of 1 mark each. Internal choice is provided in 5 questions.
3. Section II has 4 questions of 4 marks each based on a case study. Each case study has 5 casebased subparts. You have to attempt any 4 out of 5 subparts. Each subpart carries 1 mark.
Part – B:
1. It consists of three sections – III, IV and V
2. Section III: Question No. 21 to 26 are Very short answer Type questions of 2 marks each. Internal choice is provided in 2 questions.
3. Section IV: Question No. 27 to 33 are Short Answer Type questions of 3 marks each. Internal choice is provided in 2 questions.
4. Section V: Question No. 34 to 36 are Long Answer Type questions of 5 marks each.
Internal choice is provided in 1 question.
The revised CBSE Class 10 Maths exam paper pattern suggests that there are a high number of Very Short Answer type questions. This means that the CBSE Class 10 Maths question paper could take less time to solve if you are thorough with the understanding of all the concepts.
In conclusion, the Math sample question paper for Class 10 that’s been published by CBSE has a higher difficulty level with more focus on applications in daytoday life. You should keep in mind that understanding of concepts and their applications is key to score well in the CBSE Class 10 Math paper.
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