Recently, CBSE 10th board exam sample papers have been released by CBSE. The CBSE has made some significant changes in the pattern of board exams scheduled from May 4 to June 10 due to the unprecedented conditions created by the COVID-19 epidemic. Now that there are less than three months left in the exam, students should improve their preparation further keeping these changes in mind. Here is detailed information about these changes in Social Science, Science, Mathematics, English, and Hindi.
Mathematics Basic / Standard: This time a new section has been added to CBSE 10th board exam to both Levels – Basic and Standard of Mathematics, under which 4 case study-based questions will be asked. Till last year (2019-2020), in 20 questions with one mark, only two questions were given internal choice. But this time (2020-2021) internal choice will be given in 5 questions out of 16 questions of one mark. Apart from this, long answer type questions of 5 marks will be asked in this time exam.
Social Science: CBSE has added a new reading section to the paper this time. Under which 3 questions of 4 marks will be asked. Till last year, 6 points map-based questions were asked from History and Geography topics. But this year this question will be asked 5 marks, that is 2 marks from history and 3 marks from geography. With this, the total number of questions has been reduced from 35 to 32.
Science: Until the last session (2019-20) 14 questions of one mark were asked, whereas now 20 questions of one mark will be asked from this session (2020-21). CBSE has also added a short answer section this time, under which 6 questions of two marks will come. Apart from this, the number of questions with five marks has been reduced from 6 to 3.
Hindi: Till last year (2019-20), Hindi paper consisted of four sections – A, B, C, and D. In which each section had to write an answer between 15–150 words by number. But this year’s (2020-21) paper only has two sections – A and B. A total of 9 objective questions will be asked in Section A and a total of 8 descriptive questions will be asked in Section B.
English: This time the paper is divided into two parts. 40 marks questions will be asked in both parts. Let us know that in the first part, literature, reading, and grammar, while writing and literature have been kept in the second part. That is, there will be two sections of Literature in this session. In one, you will have to answer the questions by reading the extract, and in the second questions based on the textbook will be asked.