New Exam Pattern For Class 10 CBSE From 2020

New Exam Pattern For Class 10 CBSE From 2020-Lulla Classes

New Exam Pattern For Class 10 CBSE From 2020

As per the CBSE curricula, the Board has always aimed to make its students acquire skills like innovative thinking, understanding the concepts, problem-solving, analyzing information, effective communication, developing curiosity and imagination as a part of the learning process. Mugging up concepts and answering questions to score good marks should not be the ultimate aim for a student. Moreover, the new exam pattern also wants to initiate a change in the format of the question paper to help in a student’s over development. Read the blog to know about the CBSE 10th Standard exam pattern.

According to the CBSE new pattern, Two-level exams will be held for Class 10 Mathematics and English Exams.

Objective - From 2020 onwards the CBSE is planning to introduce these new changes in Class 10 exams to further ease the burden of students.

CBSE Class 10th New Plan

  • Question papers will be designed to check the problem solving and analytical thinking of students.
  • The paper pattern will be changed and more short answer-type questions of 1 to 5 marks will be asked.
  • Vocational course exams will be conducted in February and final board exams will conclude in March.
  • Since the board exams will be wrapped up early, the results will also be declared earlier than the schedule followed in the current structure.

CBSE Board Exam Form 2019 for 10th/12th

  • The exam pattern will be two-leveled instead of a single 100 marks exam.
  • An internal examination will be taken to test whether a student will be able to apply for the written exam.
  • The old pattern of a 100 mark exam will be replaced by a 20 marks internal exam and 80 marks external exam.
  • The new pattern applies only to Mathematics and English papers.
  • Students who pass the school-conducted internal exams only will be qualified for written exams.

The new pattern will help students to develop their writing skills rather than getting habituated to writing answers which are written in textbooks.

  • There is a considerable change in the exam pattern of the Mathematics paper. The students will be allowed to choose the level of difficulty of the paper they choose to answer. However, this change is yet to be introduced.
  • The current exam pattern will be called mathematics-standard while the easier version will be called mathematics-basics.
  • Students who choose to give the mathematics-basic exam will not be able to choose mathematics for higher studies.

The Class 10th Exams is of 100 marks which will be subdivided into -


  • Annual Board Exam: 80 Marks
  • Internal Assessment: 20 Marks


Annual Examination Structure

  • Students need to score 33% at least for passing the 80 marks external exam in each subject.
  • For each subject, grades will be given.
  • The total exam duration will be 3 hours.

Internal Examination Assessment

  • Periodic Test will be of 10 marks each.
  • Notebook Submission will be marked out of 5.
  • Subject Activities will be marked out of 5.

MCQ’s will be tougher than subjective type questions

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared that multiple-choice questions will be tougher as compared to the past years. Students should thoroughly read their NCERT textbooks which will help them to prepare better for their Multiple choice tests. These apply to all the subjects including practical ones like Mathematics, Accountancy etc.

Reducation in number of questions

CBSE is all set to reduce the number of questions asked in the examination for all major subjects from 2020. The main objective behind reducing the number of questions is to reduce the burden of students by not making the paper too lengthy. This will also help them to finish the paper in the given stipulated time of 3 hours.

More Internal choice questions

CBSE plans to provide more internal choice questions to the students which will give them more options while they attempt the examination.

Increase in number of Objective type questions

CBSE also plans to increase the overall objective type of questions in the paper. Objective type of questions which were earlier 1 mark question are all set to be increased from the next year i.e. 2020.

This progressive step taken by CBSE Board will help to curb rote learning among students and will prepare them to face the assessment more effectively.

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