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ICSE Class10 Economics Exam Review 2018

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ICSE Class10 Economics Exam Review 2018

The ICSE Class10 Economics board exam paper was of a moderate difficulty level. Find out more about the question paper pattern and chapter-wise marks distribution in this blog post.

By Admin 21st Mar, 2018 07:03 pm

The Class 10 board exams being conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations began on a positive note as most students were satisfied with their papers. Later, however, some of the papers were not so easy for students. And today, students have completed their Economics board exam paper of a moderate difficulty level.

 

Question Paper Pattern

The Economics paper is of 100 marks. The theory paper carries 80 marks, and the remaining 20 marks is for internal assessment. The theory paper has 2 sections, Section A and Section B.

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, i.e. specific and direct to the question asked.

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

 

Section

Question No.

No. of Sub-questions

Marks

Total Marks

A

(Answer all the questions)

Q.1

5

2 Marks each

40 Marks

Q.2

5

Q.3

5

Q.4

5

B

(Answer any 4)

Q.5

2

 

5 Marks each

40 Marks

Q.6

2

Q.7

2

Q.8

2

Q.9

2

Q.10

2

 

Chapter-wise Marks Distribution

Overall, we notice that the chapter Factors of Production was allocated the maximum marks. However, there is a slight decline in the weightage when compared with the previous year. The weightage of the chapter Consumer Awareness has increased substantially from 9 marks to 14 marks this year. But it was quite disappointing that only one question which carried 2 marks was asked from the chapter Theory of Supply this year.  Generally, this chapter contains the maximum weightage of marks, i.e. 14 marks.

 

2017

Chapters

2018

5

Factors of Production

4

2

Theory of Demand

10

9

Theory of Supply

2

4

Public Revenue

 

5

Public Expenditure

 

 

Public Debt

4

 

Inflation

2

 

Consumer Awareness

5

25%

 

27%

 

Difficulty Level

Chapters which are generally highly valued and questions of which are difficult for students to attempt are Factors of Production, Theory of Demand, Theory of Supply, Public Revenue and Consumer Awareness. In 2017, about 25% of the questions were difficult. But this year, there was a slight increase in the difficult questions which was about 27%.

 

 

Diagram-based Questions

Diagram-based questions have been asked over the years. In 2014, diagram-based questions from the chapter Theory of Demand and Supply were asked for about 12 marks; in 2015, the question was asked for only 2 marks; in 2016 and 17, the question was asked for about 7 marks. And it carried the same weightage in 2018 as well. Diagrams always need to be presented neatly with appropriate labelling, and if done correctly, these questions are a very good opportunity to score easily.

We can conclude that the ICSE Class 10 Economics Exam Paper  was easy, but there were some annoyingly difficult and confusing questions.

 

 

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