Class 10

Board Exam for Science Students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is an Education Board for Public and Private Schools, which functions under the Government of India. CBSE is one of the most extensive school boards in the world. It covers more than 17,000 schools in India, as well as, about 200 schools in 25 other countries. Apart from school level examinations, CBSE is responsible for conducting a majority of National Level Competitive exams in India. CBSE adheres to the NCERT curriculum only.

Exam Pattern

As per the new pattern, a student would be assessed in two areas: Scholastic and Co- Scholastic. The assessment of the scholastic areas is divided in two terms and two types of tests would be conducted to assess the academic subjects

Formative Assessment:

In the primary classes the formative tests will be in the form of Dictation, Oral Test, Class Test, Homework, Class Work, Assignments and Projects, Memory Test, Story Telling, Quiz, Elocution or any other tool which is found suitable by the teacher.

  • There will be one term exam for each term.
  • Each evaluation will carry a total of 10 marks each.
Summative Assessment:

The summative assessment will test the student internally. The Summative assessment will be in the form of a pen-paper test conducted by the school. It will be conducted at the end of each term twice a year.

  • There will be two evaluations for both the terms each.
  • The first term-end exam will carry a total of 20 marks.

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus

The CBSE Class 10 syllabus has been declared for the new academic session. The revised CBSE class 10 Syllabus issued by a new circular is applicable for all the public schools affiliated to the CBSE including the Delhi administration schools, KVS and NVS. Here is the revised detailed syllabus for the CBSE. A simplified syllabus is added in a descriptive format as PDFs for your reference. Download CBSE Class 10 Syllabus pdf from the following link.




Social Science


Elective Language 1

Elective Language 2

Grading Pattern

The Board Examination for 80 marks in each subject will cover 100% syllabus of only Class 10. The examination paper will be designed for a 3 hours duration. Marks and Grades both will be awarded in each scholastic subject and a 9-point grading system, as followed by the Board in Class XII will be applicable. For awarding the grades, the Board will put all the passed students in a rank order and will award the grades as follows:

Top 1/8th of the passed candidates
Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
Failed candidates
Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • Students will now get an opportunity for improving their performance without hampering a year
  • The board will not declare Compartment/Fail for any student securing low marks, it has been discontinued.
  • In respect of subjects where total number of candidates passing a subject is less than 500, the grading would be adopted on the pattern of grading and distribution in other similar subjects
  • All students are awarded grades and not marks
  • Minor variations in proportion of candidates to adjust ties will be made
  • Method of grading will be used in subjects where the number of candidates who have passed is more than 500
  • In case of a tie, all the students getting the same score, will get the same grade. If the number of students at a score point need to be divided into two segments, the smaller segment will go with the larger
  • The result of the students will be declared in two categories: Eligible for Qualifying Certificate (QUAL) or Eligible for Improvement of Performance (EIOP).

Tips for CBSE Class 10th Examination

The very first step to be successful at anything is to get focused. You should have a plan and a fixed routine, in which you strike a balance between everything, depending on your strengths and weaknesses. Be judicious in deciding the time you put for your preparation, your sleep and other daily activities. You should be diligent, remember that there are thousands of students preparing along with you, thus to ensure that you are a step ahead, you should be industrious and focused: it will help you to secure grades in your final exam. you should take coaching as well there are various12th class coaching centre in  Sushant Lok Here are some subject wise tips that could be helpful during preparation:


Students tend to lose marks in grammar and writing sections, thus you are advised to focus on the same. You should practice writing sections and practice papers along with grammar questions such as editing and omission of paragraphs. These require practice and one should be thorough with the same. To practice for board you should take English coaching there are various coaching centre in sushant lok which provide English coaching.

Mathematics :

At the core of Mathematics is concept building. So focus on understanding rather than learning. These basic concepts will be used for your future studies as well, so getting basics right is important. Be thorough with the formulae. Stick to the NCERT and solve all the questions from the same. If possible you can refer R.S.Aggarwal. You can read the chapter summary for all the chapters of maths here to give your preparation a major boost. Now a days its very difficult to self study yous should  take coaching to score well. 

Science :

Again, same goes with Science, focus on basics, as these are formative years, your base should be strong pertaining to all three subjects Chemistry, Physics and Biology. You should practice all the numerical pertaining Physics and Chemistry again from the NCERT. Also, build on concepts.  You can read the chapter summary for all the chapters of science here to give your preparation a major boost.

Social Science :

Understanding the subject will help you retain better during the exam. Please don’t focus a lot on mugging. Try your best to build understanding, about events etc.


Hindi :

This is one of the most scoring subjects but one should practice a lot.  Practice previous year’s papers and be sure with grammar rules.


The CBSE Class 10 result will be declared latest by the first week of June 2018. The much awaited result for the CBSE 10th was declared on 3rd June 2017. The CBSE is held in the month of March and April every year. For the forth coming season also, the CBSE is expected to be on the similar lines as that of the previous year.

Other Exams for student studying for CBSE Class 10th exams:
IMO, INO, NSO, IEO etc. These are national and international level Olympiads spanning across various subjects.
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level fellowship programme in the field of Basic Sciences.
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is one of the most prestigious national level scholarship programs. Its aim is to identify talented individuals and nurture them. This exam is conducted by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) for Std. 10th students.

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