First major paper for CBSE class 10 for 2019 was conducted on 7th March 2019. Over 16.38 lakh students appeared for the CBSE’s Class 10 Mathematics board exam. The paper was distributed to students at 10:15 am and 15 minutes were provided to students as reading time. Paper started at 10:30 am and finished at 1:30 pm.
The question paper consisted of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D.
- Section A contained 6 questions of 1 mark each.
- Section B contained 6 questions of 2 markseach.
- Section C contained 10 questions of 3 marks each.
- Section D contained 8 questions of 4marks each.
- There was no overall choice. However, an internal choice was provided in two questions of 1 mark each, two questions of 2 marks each, four questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. Students had to attempt only one of the alternatives in all such questions.
- Paper was of 80 Marks.
A thorough analysis of CBSE class 10 Maths 2019 was done by Testpaperz team and following key aspects were noted. This will help students of the next batch to prepare well:
- Paper was relatively easy. And was in accordance to CBSE class 10 Maths syllabus.
- Most of the questions were from NCERT book. 28 questions were from NCERT of past year papers, however 2 questions in each set were slightly tricky and required conceptual clarity to answer it correctly.
- Few examples from NCERT also appeared in the paper.
- Section D was the toughest section and was time consuming too. Many students who weren’t thorough with 4 marks questions couldn’t complete the paper in time.
- Trigonometry questions in this year’s paper were tricky and many students found them difficult to answer. Apart from trigonometry, questions from Arithmetic Progression (AP) were also not straightforward. Some students found them difficult to answer.
- Set 1 and 3 contained 2 graph questions where as Set 2 contained only 1. It is understandable that graphs require slightly more time to complete and hence set 1 and 3 became long as compared to set 2.
- Amongst all the sets, Set 3 is being said to be the toughest as the trigonometry question asked in set 3 was the toughest one.
Tips for next year students to ace their Mathematics exam:
- Do NCERT properly. In last 1 month try and solve NCERT twice.
- Give special consideration to examples of NCERT Maths book.
- Solve past year boards question papers and CBSE sample papers properly.
- Be conceptually clear in topics like AP and Trigonometry.
- While solving CBSE Sample Papers try and complete paper in 2hr 30 mins so that you finish your paper well within time in your CBSE maths board exam.
- Section C and Section D can contain a couple of tricky questions so don’t panic and spend too much time on those questions. It is advisable to first complete the paper and then come back and answer the questions that you couldn’t do in first shot.
Overall, it was a good start for Class 10 students in the series of major papers being conducted under the CBSE Class 10 Board Examination 2019.