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ICSE Class 10 Economics 2019 Paper Analysis

The Council of Indian Certificate of Secondary Education conducted the Class X Economics board paper today, 15th March 2019. Here we analyse the ICSE Class X Economics paper 2019 for the benefit of ICSE Class 10 students.

 

Format of ICSE Class X Economics Paper 2019

 The Economics theory paper was of 80 marks. The paper had 2 sections, and both sections were of equal weightage: Section A carried questions with a total weightage of 40 marks and Section B carried questions with a total weightage of 40 marks. The duration of the paper was 2 hours.

 

Section A was of 40 marks with 4 questions. Each question had 5 sub-questions which carried 2 marks each.

Students had to attempt all the 4 questions in short. They had to be specific and direct while answering the questions.

 

Section B was of 40 marks with 6 questions. Each question had 2 sub-questions.
Each sub-question carried 5 marks each. Students had to attempt only 4 out of the 6 questions.

Section 

Question No.

No of Sub-questions

Marks

Total Marks 

 

Q.1

5

 

 

A

Q.2

5

 

 

(Answer all the questions)

 

 

 

 

 

Q.3

5

 

 

 

 

 

2 Marks

 

 

 

 

 

Q.4

5

each

40 Marks

 

Q.5

2

 

 

 

Q.6

2

 

 

 

Q.7

2

 

 

B

Q.8

2

 

 

(Answer any 4) 

 

 

 

 

 

Q.9

2

 

 

 

 

 

5 Marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q.10

2

each

40 Marks

 

Chapter-wise Marks' Weightage

Let us look at the following table to clearly understand the chapter-wise marks' weightage in Section A and Section B (with options).

                            Chapter

Section A (Marks)

Section B (Marks)

(with options)

Factors of Production

10

15

Theory of Demand and Supply and Elasticity of Demand and Supply

12

5

Meaning and Scope of Public Finance

-

-

Public Revenue

4

5

Public Expenditure

4

 

Public Debt

-

5

Meaning and Functions of Money

-

5

Inflation

-

10

Commercial Banks

4

-

Central Banking

-

10

Consumer Awareness

6

-

 

In Section A, we can see that the maximum weightage of marks was given to the chapter Theory of Demand and Supply and Factors of Production. The questions asked from the chapter Consumer Awareness increased from last year. Students had a chance to score maximum marks in this section.

In Section B, there were options among the questions. We can see that the maximum weightage of marks was given to the chapter Factors of Production. Questions have also been asked from Central Banking and Inflation.

With reference to the weightage of marks shown in the table, it can be observed that in both Section A and Section B the chapters Factors of Production and Theory of Demand and Supply were given the maximum weightage.

 

 

Diagram-based Questions

 

Diagram-based questions have always been asked over the years. In 2018, diagram-based questions from the chapter Theory of Demand and Supply were asked for about 7 marks. For the same chapter, 3 questions were asked this year for a total of 9 marks.

Diagrams always need to be presented neatly with appropriate labelling; so if students had done this correctly, these questions were a very good opportunity for students to score easily.

 

Conclusion

The Economics board paper was a bit lengthy, as questions had to be answered with an analytical approach. Overall, most questions in the Economics paper were direct. However, there were few tricky questions which demanded extra time and effort from students.


 

We hope that you did well in the exam. All the very best from Team TopperLearning for your upcoming examinations!


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