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ICSE Class 10 Physics Board Exam 2024 Post Paper Analysis - 4th March

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) successfully conducted the ICSE Class 10 Physics (Science Paper 1) Theory Paper today, 4th March 2024. As per the students’ reactions and the expert’s feedback paper was moderately difficult.

So, here we decode the ICSE Class 10 Physics paper 2024 with its final review and analysis.

Question Paper Structure

The ICSE X Physics theory paper was of 80 marks and was divided into two sections, Section A (40 marks) and Section B (40 marks), for which 2 hours were allotted. 

In Section A, all questions were compulsory. Section A had three main questions which were comprised of MCQ type as well as SAQ type questions.

Section B had six questions, out of which students were required to attempt any 4 questions of their choice.

Exam Review and Analysis

Unit wise Marks distribution – 2024 (including options)


Chapterwise Marks Distribution – 2024 (including options)


From the above graphical analysis, it’s clear that the highest weightage is given to units ‘Light’ and ‘Force, Work, Power and Energy’. From unit ‘Light’ maximum questions were asked from chapter Refraction at Plane Surfaces. Equal weightage was given to the chapters ‘Sound, ‘Current Electricity’, ‘Electromagnetism’, ‘Heat’ and ‘Modern Physics’ which were asked for 10 marks each. The chapter ‘Household circuits’ was given the least weightage while chapters ‘Refraction through Lens’ and ‘Spectrum’ were asked for 6 marks and 4 marks respectively. 

Students and Experts' Feedback

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

Paper Balance:

  • The paper was well-balanced, with questions ranging from easy to thought-provoking.
  • It followed a pattern similar to previous years' papers and specimen paper.

Difficulty Level:

  • Overall, the questions were considered to be quite easy by students.
  • Some questions were deemed thought-provoking, adding a level of challenge.

Scoring Potential:

  • Students expressed confidence in scoring well, with expectations of surpassing 65 marks out of 80.
  • The Class 10 Physics paper was regarded as quite scoring.

Paper Structure:

  • The structure of the paper was in line with the prescribed curriculum.
  • It covered a diverse range of topics, ensuring comprehensive assessment.

Challenging section: 

  • Section B contained some challenging questions, providing an opportunity for students to demonstrate a deeper understanding and application of concepts.

Expert Review:

  • Experts reviewed the paper and accepted that it was well-balanced and moderately difficult. 


The paper structure aligned with educational standards, covering a varied range of topics effectively. We too feel that some questions were of moderate level and needed detailed conceptual understanding. Students with thorough knowledge of the units ‘Force, Work, Energy and Power’, ‘Light’ and ‘Electricity and Magnetism’ would find this paper to be very scoring.

All in all, the paper was of moderate difficulty level but was manageable. It made for a great scoring opportunity for students who were regular with their learning of concepts and practicing with sample papers and past year papers.

As we wrap up our discussion, now it's time to shift your focus on chemical equations and formulae, remember that preparation is the key to success. Team TopperLearning sends you all the best wishes for your Chemistry exam on March 11th, 2024. For further exam updates and study resources, keep following us and click here for assistance in any exam-related queries.

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