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April 20, 2018 • 00:00 am

CBSE Class 10 Exam Review 2018 - Hindi, English, Science, Maths, SST

CBSE Class 10 Exam Review




Conforming to the predetermined date sheet, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has stroked out the Class 10 board examination on 5th March 2018. The last paper of CBSE 10th Board Exam has been conducted on 04th April 2018.


After interacting with the students, it can be believed that all the three papers were easy and scoring. Now, students should stop worrying about the papers and start preparing for the next exam.


It’s time to know about the CBSE Class 10 Exam analysis and review by the teachers and students. After analyzing the papers, Eduncle is providing you CBSE Class 10 Exam Review here.


The CBSE has decided to provide compensation of 2 marks to Class 10th students for a typing error in the English Exam Question Paper.


CBSE Class 10 Hindi Paper Analysis: Easy, Direct and Balanced!



CBSE has conducted the class 10 Hindi Paper on 6th March 2018. Although, some questions were tricky, but the overall paper was easy. The word limit for some questions helped the students to manage their time. The time limit for the paper was of three hours.


Students were given 15 minutes extra to read the question paper.


 There was no choice in any question.


 The word limit was given first time in some questions.


The question paper was divided into four sections. The section wise difficulty level is shown in the table below:



Section Part Marks in the year 2018 Difficulty Level
Section A Reading 15 Easy
Section B Grammar 15 Easy
Section C Questions from Textbook 30 Easy
Section D Writing 20 Moderate
Total   80 Easy



Suggested Read:


CBSE Books for Class 10th


CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10th




CBSE Class 10 English Paper Analysis: Easy but a bit lengthy!



According to the students, who appeared in English paper on 12th March 2018, the paper was simple except few questions. Students to get compensation of 2 marks for the typing error in the English Paper.  Now, let’s analyze the CBSE Class X English Paper below:


Paper was easy to solve but the literature section was little tricky.


 Some questions were already asked in previous papers.


 No questions were asked out of the syllabus.


  Section C was time-consuming and involved a bit of difficulty level.


In the below table, we have mentioned the number of marks carried by each section and difficulty level of CBSE Class 10 English Paper.



Section Part Marks in the year 2018 Difficulty Level
Section A Reading 20 Easy
Section B Writing and Grammar 30 Easy
Section C Literature 30 Difficult
Total   80 Easy



Note: As the exam is approaching soon you might like to check the  CBSE Class 10th Syllabus 2018 to make sure you don’t miss out any important topic.



Section A (Reading):


In 2018 English Paper, the Reading Section was easy for the students. In this section, question-based two paragraphs were asked. All answers were easily found if the students read the passages carefully.



Section B (Writing & Grammar):


All the questions of Grammar Section were easy. In writing Section, questions were based on letter writing, story writing.  Some questions were found bit difficult because they were not asked directly. As for the novel, the questions were asked direct and simple.



Section C (Literature):


Literature Section was difficult as compared to reading, writing & grammar. It was very lengthy and a bit difficult questions were asked in the paper.


Overall the English paper was a balanced paper by the teachers. Students who understand the English language can easily solve the paper & score high.



CBSE Class 10 Paper Errors: English Paper!


In CBSE Class 10 Exam, Teachers and students had found some errors in comprehension passage section of English Paper. But, CBSE has not yet decided on providing compensation to the students for English Paper errors.


The synonyms of Endurance, Obstruction and Motivation were expected in paragraphs two, four and five respectively but the answer was in paragraphs three and six.




CBSE Class 10 Science Paper Analysis: Easy to Moderate!



Most of the students found that the paper was easy. Students can score more than 75% if they prepared well.


CBSE Class 10 Science Paper had two sections. All the questions of Section B were based on Practical Skills. There were 21 questions in Section A and 6 questions in section B. Total 27 questions asked in the exam which carried 80 marks.


There was an internal choice in three questions in which 2 questions were carrying 2 marks each and one question was of 5 marks.


The Paper was not lengthy, and it could be easily completed within the given time limit. The questions were simple and straightforward, and the numerical questions were not tough. Fewer questions were asked from previous year question papers. Teachers and students noted that Physics and Biology Sections were easier than the Chemistry Section.




CBSE Class 10 Social Science Paper Analysis: Easy and Not Lengthy!



CBSE has conducted the Class 10 Social Science Paper on 22nd March 2018. This year, Social Science paper had a different format as compared to last year.


The paper was not lengthy and easily completed within the time limit. Total 27 questions were asked in this paper which carried 80 marks. Question Number 26 and 27 were based on Map and Geography. The weightage of all questions is mentioned in the table below:



Type of Questions Questions Marks per question
Very Short Answer Type 1 to 7 1
Short Answer Type 8 to 18 3
Long Answer Type 19 to 25 5
Map Questions (History) 26 2
Map Questions (Geography) 27 3
Total 27 80



According to the students and teachers, the paper was simple but tricky. They found that question number 9, 11, 13 and 14 were tricky, otherwise, the paper was easy. Map questions were also easy. The average student can easily score 60+ marks in Social Science Paper.




CBSE Class 10 Maths Paper Analysis - Easy!



CBSE Class 10 Maths Paper was conducted on 28th March 2018. The paper was easy to moderate. 90 percent questions were asked from NCERT Books. Total 30 questions were asked in CBSE Class 10 Maths paper which consists four sections.



Section Questions Marks per question
Section A 6 1
Section B 6 2
Section C 10 3
Section D 8 4
Total 30 80



Majority of the students are expecting their marks above 70 in Maths Paper.


If you want to check the official notification, then go to the CBSE Class 10 Exam Dates.



This year, the anxiety is higher for CBSE Class 10 Exam as compared to the CBSE Class 12 Exam. In the last year, the coursework was divided into semesters. So, students were only preparing for the half syllabus (Cumulative Comprehensive Evaluation).


If you have any queries in your mind, then you can share with us through the comment box below.



Best of Luck


Thank You!!



Showing 5 comments out of 9
  • Abhen Hansda

    will be a stuent marks upgraded if he secure less marks in one subject ?


    Hello Abhen,   Yes! if you are short of a mark or two to pass, then you are awarded grace marks.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team

  • Abhen Hansda

    how will be the cheeking strictly or little bit lizerly ?


    Hello Abhen,   The Paper checking guideline is set by CBSE and it is expected to remain moderate to strict this time.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team

  • Avishkar

    what is the criterion for 10 cgpa when will be the answer keys uploaded


    Hello,   The marks scheme will be based on old approach i.e. percentage wise.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team

  • Md samim aktar

    i have dought that my paper is not cheaked right i have dought so i want to Review my answer paper so what i have to do first ?????????????


    Hello Samim,   If you are not satisfied with the grades you received in your class 10th exam, you can apply for rechecking or verification of grades. For more details you are advised to see the notice on the CBSE website.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team

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