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ICSE Class 10 Board Exam 2023 Post Paper Analysis Chemistry (20th March)

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) successfully conducted the ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Theory Paper today, March 20, 2023, between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The structure of the question paper was as per the specimen paper given by CISCE on their official website. 

So, here we decode the ICSE Class 10 Chemistry paper 2023 with its final review and analysis. 

Question Paper Structure 

For the academic year 2022–23, ICSE returned to its original annual examination pattern based on the entire syllabus.

The ICSE 10 Science Chemistry Theory paper was 80 marks and was divided into two sections: Section A (40 marks) and Section B (40 marks). The duration of the exam was of 2 hours. Per the CISCE Board guidelines, students were given an additional 15 minutes to read the question paper. The approach is followed for every exam.


The detailed chapter-wise marks distribution (2023) was as follows: 



The detailed chapter-wise marks distribution (2023) including options was as follows:


From the above graphical analysis, it's clear that the highest weightage is given to chapters Organic Chemistry, Periodic classification, and Metallurgy and only numerical based but scoring chapter Mole Concept and Stoichiometry.  

Students and Expert's Feedback

Based on the interactions we had with the students and experts, here is the feedback on the paper:

The 2023 ICSE Class 10 Chemistry exam question paper was moderate in difficulty level and well-balanced. Some questions were tricky and challenging. The exam comprised queries from the syllabus. It was well-balanced, with various questions suited to all types of students. The MCQs in Section A were the most scoring part of the paper. The numerical, equation-solving, and IUPAC nomenclature-based questions were also moderate.

Experts also thought the paper was moderate and well-balanced based on the specimen paper released by CSICE.

Watch ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Post Paper Analysis detailed explanation-


Overall, the paper was of a moderate level. It made for a great scoring opportunity for the regular students in their studies of concepts and practice with sample papers and past-year papers.

For any exam-related help and queries, you can visit TopperLearning. We wish you all the best for your upcoming papers! For more paper reviews and exam updates, stay tuned.

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