CBSE conducted Class 10 science board examination 2019 on 13th March. The paper started at 1030 and students were given 3 hours to complete the paper. This year’s science paper was relatively easy and students could complete it in time.
The question paper consisted of 27 questions divided into four sections A, B, C, D and E.
- Section A contained 2 questions of 1 mark each.
- Section B contained 3 questions of 2 marks each.
- Section C contained 10 questions of 3 marks each.
- Section D contained 6 questions of 5 marks each.
- Section E contained 6 questions of 2 marks each.
- Paper was of 80 Marks.
We spoke to a student in detail, who gave us the following feedback. “Paper was definitely from ncert. No question was asked from out of the book. Though some questions were there from previous year board papers, this paper was actually better than even the last year board paper. Better as in a more challenging paper than last year’s, no doubt about that. Some of the questions (for example the diagram of an electric motor) was never asked before, and we were told it won’t come, but again, it was there in NCERT. Personally, I didn’t find it lengthy, maybe a little, it took me about 10-15 mins more than normal to complete my paper, but I guess that was just because I was making sure no point or diagram is missed.”
Other students informed us that Section C was the toughest and took a lot of time to solve. They were happy that the numerical weren’t tough and were asked straight from the book. Numerical questions were asked from Light and Electricity chapters. Students also said that the Practical section was relatively tougher than the theoretical section.
Most of the students expect marks to be in the range of 60-70 (out of 80).
Tips for next year students to ace their Class 10 Boards Science exam 2020:
- Study from NCERT properly. Go through each and every thing. If something hasn’t been asked till now, doesn’t mean it will never be asked in future board examination.
- Use reference books till your mid term to ensure you get to the depth of each and every chapter. But post mid term, it’s better to focus on NCERT. Read every line thoroughly including the activities, which are often missed.
- Do diagrams properly. Make sure you get their labelling right. If you aren’t able to label them properly you might lose marks.
- Practice past year board papers and CBSE sample papers to get familiar with the boards question formats.
Just like the Maths paper, CBSE Science board exam paper was easy. This brings a big relief to students to class 10 as papers of two of the main subjects were relatively easy. With language papers to go along with Social Science, it seems that students have just one more big paper to take in form of Social Science paper. Students can expect the SST paper to be slightly tough and hence its recommended for them to do NCERT properly.
All the best!