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CBSE Class 10 Science Term 2 2022 Exam Analysis- 10th May


CBSE Class 10 Science Term 2 2022 Exam Analysis- 10th May

Easy but lengthy? CBSE Class 10 Science exam was NCERT syllabus based. Read here to know more.

By Topperlearning Expert 10th May, 2022 02:31 pm

CBSE has successfully conducted the Class 10 Science Term 2 Examination today. After a balanced Mathematics paper, CBSE Class 10 students appeared for their second major Science board paper today. Nervousness, exhilaration or just plain excitement. Students were quite anxious, but after the exam concluded, students came out with happy faces and satisfying expressions. Most of the students reviewed the CBSE Class 10 Science Term 2 Paper very easy but a little lengthy. The question paper format was the same as the CBSE Sample Paper.  

Question Paper Structure:

This year witnessed a lot of changes in exam structure as well as the paper pattern. The Board decided to conduct two-term exams, and the CBSE term 1 exam was based on multiple-choice questions (MCQs). However, the way of CBSE term two exams resembled the old pattern of CBSE comprising of descriptive questions. So, let's first see the paper structure before moving on to paper analysis. 

The CBSE 10 Science Term 2 paper was 40 marks and comprised 15 questions. The paper was divided into three sections A, B and C. The time allotted was 2 hours. 

Section A had 7 SAQs, each carrying 2 marks comprising concept-based, understanding-based, and numerical questions.

Section B had 6 SAQs, each carrying three marks comprising reasoning, application-oriented, and HOTS questions. 

Section C had 2 case study questions, each carrying 4 marks. There were 2 cases, and each case comprised 3 SAQs.

So, all papers consisted of 15 questions and the internal choice was given in each section.   

CBSE 10 Board Paper Analysis: 

Most of the students reviewed the CBSE Class 10 Science Term 2 2022 Paper very easy but a little lengthy. However, some found questions from chapters "Electricity" and "Magnetic Effects of Electric Current" somewhat tricky.

Question Weightage

No. of Questions

Difficulty level

Section A – 2 marks question



Section B – 3 marks question



Section C – 4 marks question


Moderately difficult



Average to difficult

Listed below are some student and teacher responses from every aspect of the paper concerning typology, distribution of marks and, of course, difficulty level.

Students' Feedback

  • The paper was moderately easy.
  • Question papers contained direct questions but were lengthy and time-consuming.
  • 2-3 questions in Section C were tricky.
  • The question in Sections B and C were the most time-consuming.
  • The paper was long and required swift thinking along with writing speed.
  • The question paper format was the same as of CBSE sample paper.
  • Around 30-35 marks out of 40 are expected on an average in the above exam. 

Teacher's Feedback

  • The experts found the paper moderately easy. 
  • The questions in the paper were entirely from the syllabus, NCERT based. 
  • Students with in-depth knowledge of the concepts and those who had grasped the NCERT thoroughly and not skipped any concepts while studying would have answered all the questions quickly.   

Watch the CBSE Class 10 Science Term 2 Post paper analysis 2022 video here-


Overall, the Science paper was moderately easy, and one with an excellent conceptual understanding would easily score 35+ marks out of 40. The exam was a little longer as most of the questions had sub-questions, but it was manageable to finish within 2 hours. 

CBSE Class 10 Science Term 2 exam has been concluded. Students should note that the Board is expected not to release any answer key this time. Since it was a subjective exam, teachers and experts might release an unofficial answer key.

Nevertheless, it's now time to focus on your Language II paper, which will be held on 12th May 2022. Team TopperLearning wishes you all the very best! For more paper reviews and exam updates, stay tuned.  

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