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Exam preparation tips for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics


Exam preparation tips for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics

Helpful hints to do well in your CBSE Class 10 Maths paper

By Admin 22nd Feb, 2018 07:14 pm

Most students fear the Maths paper, however the added advantage of this paper that it enables you to score the maximum marks unlike other theoretical subjects. So, now your fear can be put to rest. Based on the analysis of our academic experts, we are here to provide you few tips on how you can approach your Maths board paper. To prepare well for the Maths exam, CBSE students must be well versed with following:

  • Exam paper pattern and marking scheme
  • Weightage of chapters
  • Most Important questions
  • Sample papers
  • Previous year question papers
  • Preparation tips to score 90+


CBSE Class 10 Mathematics board exam paper marking scheme

For the 2020 board exams, following are the changes made by the board for Maths.

Key Observations for Maths board paper: Refer to the table 

ü  There is no change in the unit-wise weightage of marks.

ü  There are no changes made in the syllabus for both theory and practical’s.

ü  Objective-type MCQs (Assertion & Reasoning) have been introduced.

ü  There will be no separate practical-based questions (PBQs).

ü  ‘Analysing and Evaluation’ and ‘Creation’ are new question types.








Type of Questions

No of Questions

Total Marks

Type of Questions

No of Questions

Total Marks




VSA   (1M)



MCQ (Assertion & Reasoning)   (1M)



SA I    (2M)



SA  I    (2M)



SA II   (3M)



SA II    (3M)



LA       (4M)



LA       (4M)







Total Questions





Typology of Questions

Remembering, Understanding, Application, HOTS, Evaluation



Remembering, Understanding, Application, Analysing and Evaluation, Creation





The Marking scheme adopted for the Mathematics paper for 2018:

  1. All questions are compulsory.
  2. The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D. Section A comprises 6 questions of 1 mark each, Section B comprises 6 questions of 2 marks each, Section C comprises 10 questions of 3 marks each and Section D comprises 8 questions of 4 marks each.
  3. Question numbers 1 to 6 in Section A are multiple choice questions where you are to select one correct option out of the given four.


Weightage of chapters, important questions and topics for CBSE class 10 board exam

Your CBSE Class 10 Maths syllabus comprises of the following chapters

A.) Number System

B.) Algebra

C.) Co-ordinate Geometry

D.) Geometry

E.) Trigonometry

F.) Mensuration

G.) Statistics and Probability



Each title is further divided into chapters, but there is no specific weightage allocated to them individually by CBSE.

Most Important Maths Questions for CBSE class 10 board exam

  • We have created a list of the most important questions along with their solutions based on a complete analysis exam papers from previous years. You will find the collection here


Sample Papers for CBSE class 10 board exam

As you know Practice makes one perfect, sample papers are a great resource for helping one determine their level of preparedness.


Some of the advantages of sample papers are:

  1. Sample papers help check ones grasp on concepts, and they can also help determine how prepared you really are to answer the board exams.
  2. Solving of sample papers helps in effective time management. It will give you an idea how to plan your time accordingly so that you can attempt all questions and complete the paper.
  3. Solving sample papers in a time bound manner will help you overcome your exam fear. It will make you familiar with the exam pattern, thus reducing the fear of the unknown.


We have 10+ such sample papers along with their solutions. Take the advantage and start practicing.


Previous year papers: Mathematics for CBSE class 10 board exam

Previous year question papers for CBSE Class 10 are the best revision tools and must be made an integral part of exam preparation. Going through past year papers has many advantages as follows:

  1. They are a smart way to prepare for the exams and a sure-shot way to ace them.
  2. These papers familiarise students with the pattern of the exam paper and the marking scheme.
  3. The solutions to the board papers give an added advantage by providing students with an understanding of the answers expected for difficult or lengthy questions.
  4. One can also gauge important questions that have been repeated over the years.



If you haven’t started preparing, well it’s never too late. Study smart and practice more and you’re sure to ace the paper.

Need further guidance? Call our academic experts @ 1800-212-7858.



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