CBSE New Exam Pattern: How to score 100/100 in Mathematics Class 10
CBSE has recently come out with some of the biggest changes in examination pattern with an aim to improve the quality of education and reduce student’s stress by making the board exams easier for the students. The changes will be implemented from board exam 2020.
Testpaperz team has done a detailed analysis of the changes done by the CBSE Board in Class 10 Mathematics Question Paper and its impact on the students. Basis our analysis we have some recommendations. It is advisable that students go through them and follow them to ensure better marks in CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board exams.
The Question Paper will consist of 4 sections:
- Objective Type - 20 questions of 1 mark each
- Very Short Answers - 6 questions of 2 marks each
- Short Answers - 8 questions of 3 marks each
- Long Answers - 6 questions of 4 marks each
The topic wise marks distributions is listed below.
Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry should get an extra focus as students can expect a lot of tricky questions in the Board Exam Question papers.
The question paper of previous year board exams 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 marks each.
- Section C contained 10 questions of 3 marks each.
- Section D contained 8 questions of 4 marks each.
As against 30 questions in earlier pattern, CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Exam Question paper 2020 will contain 40 questions in the new pattern and these need to be solved in 3 hrs. CBSE has not increased the time given for solving the Question Paper. It is 3 hours which is same as in earlier pattern.
Tips for students to score 100/100 in the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board examination 2020:
Objective questions will not be straight forward and a student might end up spending more time on them, hence it is recommended to solve them last. Also, in case you are not able to answer one particular question it is advisable to move to the next question without wasting too much time.
There are 20 objective questions, which is a LOT. Hence, students should really start practicing objective type questions and different school prelim Question Papers as possible apart from the CBSE Board sample Question papers to get accustomed to the new pattern. A lot of these papers are available for free download from https://testpaperz.com
Students should allocate a time limit for each section in the Question Paper. The target to complete section A (objective type) should be 30-40 minutes. Section B (Very Short Answers) should be completed in 30 minutes. Section C (Short Answers) and D ( Long Answers) should be done in approximately 40 minutes each. By following the above section wise time limits, students will be able to complete the paper 30 minutes before the total time duration of CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Exam. Students should use the remaining 30 minutes to recheck the answers and also answer the questions which couldn’t be answered in the first attempt.
Students should write minimum explanation for objective type questions (section A).
CBSE Board instructs the evaluators to give marks for every step. Hence student should ensure they write stepwise solution for each question.
Make sure that all the formulas used are mentioned next to the step where they are used. Also remember to make a diagram and write the conclusion at the end of every question, it carries half to one mark depending on the type of question.
Don’t leave any question, even if you don’t know the answer make sure you attempt the question. This might motivate the examiner to give you some extra marks for the attempt. Every mark gained in your Question paper will count in the final total.
Syllabus should be completed by November 15, 2019 and then next 4 months can be used to practice, practice and practice. Student should solve NCERT Questions twice after November and solve previous 10 years CBSE Board Exam Question Papers.
Time will be of essence in the board examination and hence student should do a time management by solving as many practice ( school prelim and Sample) Question Papers as possible in 3 hours.
While prima facie it seems that in the attempt to make boards examination easier for students, CBSE might have done the reverse and complicated it by adding 20 objective questions. All the best to students for their coming CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Exam Question Paper!