The Board has introduced two types of Maths question papers for students – Mathematics Basic & Mathematics Standard. The Mathematics Basic has been introduced for students who are weak in the subject and want to pursue carrer on subjects other than Maths. For those students who wish to study Commerce or Science stream in class 12th, the Mathematics Standard is the exma to appear.
The syllabus and course book for all the students will remain same. Only, the exam question paper will be set differently. Check the CBSE Board Class 10th Mathematics exam pattern below:
CBSE Class 10th Maths Exam Pattern 2020
The total marks of Maths subject is 100 – 80 marks for theory and 20 marks for practical. The class 10th Maths theory exam will be of three-hours duration. The question paper will consist of 40 questions divided into four sections A, B, C & D. Section A will comprise of 20 questions of 1 mark each. Section B has 6 questions of 2 marks each. Section C will have 8 questions of 3 marks each. While the Section D will comprise 6 questions of 4 marks each. The students can not use calculators during the exam.
CBSE Class 10th Maths Sample Paper 2020
CBSE Class 10th Maths exam important tips
1. Write down important formulas: You should note down all important formulas and theorems of chapters like Triangles, Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry and Mensuration. These are the highest scoring chapters and if you remember these it will be easier and faster to solve the questions during board exam.
2. Set goals: Your focus should be on completing the entire syllabus of Class 10th Mathematics. There is still time for the Board Exams 2020. Hence, set some realistic goals based on your strengths and allocate more time for your areas of weakness.
3. Practice previous years’ questions papers and mock tests: Solve previous years’ questions papers and note down how much time you took and how many questions you answered wrong. Work on the questions you answered wrong and try to understand the concept of the topic. Also, work on your speed.
4. Take it easy: Take it easy as it’s just another exam. You still have time, use it cautiously. If you have prepared well, there is nothing to fear about.
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