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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

The CBSE board exams will begin in few days. So, are you prepared? Mathematics has always been a subject which most students find difficult. And yes, even today, the use of a calculator is not permitted. You need not be like most students and you will get through without a calculator. Read on to know how your fear can be put to rest.

Mathematics as a subject is important with respect to the board exams, because it will help you secure a high percentage in the board exams. In subjects which are theoretical and despite writing correct answers, you can’t get full marks. In Maths, doing well is easy because as you solve everything correctly step by step, you can get full marks. 

CBSE Class 10 Maths is broadly classified into 7 titles, each further sub-divided into chapters, topics and sub-topics. To prepare well for the Maths exam, CBSE students require to keep the following in mind:

  •  a) Exam paper pattern
  •  b) Weightage of chapters and topics
  •  c) Most Important questions
  •  d) Preparation tips to score 90+
  •  e) Sample papers
  •  e) Previous year question papers

CBSE Class 10 Mathematics board exam paper marking scheme

CBSE has made some changes to the marking scheme. 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

Mathematics is broadly classified into the following titles:

  • A.) Number System
  • B.) Algebra
  • C.) Co-ordinate Geometry
  • D.) Geometry
  • E.) Trigonometry
  • F.) Mensuration
  • G.) Statistics and Probability

Exam tips for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics

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 asked along with their solutions based on exam papers from previous years. You will find the collection at

Preparation tips to score 90+ in CBSE class 10 board exam

There is no shortcut to scoring high marks in the exams. The only way is to study and practise, but we have put forth some points that you have to keep in mind while studying and writing exams.


  • I) Always practise Math problems. By practise we mean take pen and paper and solve Math problems. Many students study Maths like they study theory subjects, i.e. they read and memorise. This is a wrong approach because you will surely forget the steps at the time when you are writing the paper.

  • II) Maintain a formula book to write formulas chapter wise. This will save time during revision.

  • III) Solve as many papers you can and that too in a time-bound fashion. This will help you to manage your time during the exams.

  • IV)Ask more and more doubts. Doubts can be small, big, topic related or exam related. Asking doubts can clear your concepts and make you feel confident. You can ask your doubts on our platform where we will always be ready to answer your queries. Click below to post your question right now!


  • VI) Also practise the solved examples. These too are very important and students often don’t solve them.

  • VII)Theorems and formulae are the most important features in Mathematics. To memorise them, write them three to four times. Paste them in your room or above your study table, anywhere you will be able to see them daily.
  • VIII)Practise different types of questions without looking at the solution at first and develop problem-solving skills to tackle any tricky question.

  • IX) Plan your solutions in your mind and then start writing.

  • X) Most important of all, take care of yourself. Eat right, sleep well and indulge in non-study activities to relax. Don’t take much stress about the exams. These exams are just one of many challenges you are going to face in your life time. So, face the challenge with courage.


 Sample papers: Mathematics for CBSE Class 10 Board exam

  • Sample papers are a great resource which can be of immense help for students. Some of the advantages of sample papers:

    •  Test knowledge and preparedness: Sample papers help check grasp on concepts, and they can also help determine how prepared you really are to answer the board exams.

    • Time management: The most common problem during exams is that students are unable to complete the paper due to time constraints. This is due to lack of managing time effectively and an improper approach to solving questions. Writing speed varies from student to student, so solving sample papers will give you an idea how to plan your time accordingly so that you can attempt all questions and complete the paper.

    • Boosting confidence: Solving sample papers in a time bound manner will help you overcome the fear of the Maths exam. It will make you familiar with the exam pattern and give you a sense of familiarity, thus reducing the fear of the unknown.

    • More practice, less mistakes: Let’s say that you decide a day as the mock exam day and solve a sample paper just like you would during the exam. So a day before that you would prepare for the paper in the same way that you would during your exams. Now imagine that you do this 10 times. By the end of each exam practice session, you will know your shortcomings, so you can rectify your mistakes. By the end of the 10th sample paper, you should be ready to answer the actual exam. We have 10 such sample papers along with their solutions at


    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.


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