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January 12, 2019 • 12:00 am

CBSE Class 10th Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme 2018 for All Subjects


CBSE Class 10th Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme




Class 10th board is one of the biggest exams in your life or you can also say, it is one of the milestones of your academic journey.


Are you are going to appear in Class 10 CBSE Board Exam this year?


Wondering if it is possible to score great marks in your boards.


Eduncle says "YES", it is possible. It is not an easy task, but it can be done by hard work and patience.


Below in this blog, we have provided CBSE Marks Pattern for Class 10th and Marking Scheme.



CBSE Notifications: Know What's in the Trend!


11th January 2019As per the latest CBSE Board News, students may now choose the difficulty level of Class 10th Maths question paper. There will be two levels of exam held for CBSE Class X Mathematics Board exam.


The changes will be made from the academic session ending March 2020 onwards. Check out the official notification and FAQs for the update introducing two levels of exam for CBSE Class 10th mathematics.




CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10th 2018 – All Subjects



CBSE has released the Class 10th Paper Pattern for the academic session of 2018-2019.


In this article, you will get the complete Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10th.



CBSE Marking Scheme for Class 10th 2018

ScienceView DetailsMarking Scheme PDF
Social ScienceView DetailsMarking Scheme PDF
MathsView DetailsMarking Scheme PDF
Hindi AView DetailsMarking Scheme PDF
Hindi BMarking Scheme PDF
English CommunicativeView DetailsMarking Scheme PDF
English (Language & Literature)Marking Scheme PDF
Health and Physical EducationView DetailsMarking Scheme PDF
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)View DetailsMarking Scheme PDF
Foundation of IT (FIT)View DetailsMarking Scheme PDF



Suggested Reading -


CBSE Class 10th Syllabus


CBSE Books for Class 10th




CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10th 2018 –  Detailed Analysis



After reintroducing the Board Exams in Class 10th, the exam conducting board has also brought CBSE New Pattern for Class 10th and changes in the internal assessment (IA). As per the new pattern, the term systems and CCE have been replaced by the single annual exam by CBSE itself.


The class 10th is consists of total 100 marks which is subdivided as:


Annual Board Exam: 80 Marks


Internal Assessment: 20 Marks


Annual Exam - 


As per the updated CBSE Class 10 Mark System, maximum marks are 80 for each subject.


 Students need to secure 33% which is the passing marks in CBSE class 10 out of 80 in each



 Individual grades and marks will be awarded for each subject.


 Total Time Duration – 3 Hours



CBSE Class 10th Marks System - Internal Assessment (IA)


 Periodic Tests (PT) - 10 marks each


 Notebook Submission - 5 marks


 Subject Activities - 5 marks



Note – 3 Periodic tests will be conducted in entire academic session and the average of the best two marks will be considered for the final weightage.




Health & Physical Education: Extra Marks for Outdoor Games


Central Board of Secondary Education has asked all of its affiliated schools to reserve one hour for physical activity and outdoor games. CBSE has decided to allot marks for outdoor games & activities to every student as well.


This one hour will be called Health Education and Physical & will come into effect in 2018 - 2019 academic session. It is compulsory for all the students to participate in this HPE Class.


 In this, students will receive a booklet of 150 pages.


 From the booklet, a student will have to choose one exercise which they will have to do on regular basis.


 As per the performance in HPE, students will get the marks from the respective school teacher and the same marks will be uploaded on the official website of CBSE.




CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10th 2018 Science Subject



Class 10 Science Subject includes the basic concepts in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


There are total 27 Questions divided into two Sections A and B.


The new exam pattern for CBSE Board Class 10th is given in the following table -






 There will be practical based questions comprising weightage of 12 marks.


 In CBSE New Pattern for Class 10th, there will be no MCQ’s, unlike the last year’s exam pattern in which Section – B consisted of mostly practical based MCQ’s.


 Internal choices will be provided in the 3 Mark Question of Section - A & 2 marks question in Section – B.


 The official website released CBSE Class 10th Date Sheet and according to it, the Science Paper will be on 16th March 2018.


 Students must follow the word limit while answering the questions in the paper.


1 marks question must be answered in one sentence.


 2 marks questions - about 30 words.


 3 marks questions - about 50 words.


 5 marks questions - about 70 words.



Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10th Social Science



Social Science is considered one of the most scoring subjects in Class 10th. As per the CBSE Marks Pattern for Class 10th, the board covers entire syllabus of Geography, History, Civics, and Economics in Social Science.


The paper will carry 27 questions.


 All the questions are compulsory.


 Some of the questions might have internal choices.


The Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 10th in Social Science is given in the below table.



Questions TypeNo. of QuestionsMarks/question
Very Short Answer Type Questions1-71
Short Answer Type Questions8-183
Long Answer Type Questions19-255
Map Questions for History26-271
Map Questions for Geography283


Word Limit –


3 marks questions - about 80 words.


 5 marks questions - about 100 words.


For Map-Based Question -


 One outline political map of India will be provided.


 After the completion of the answer, attach the map inside the answer sheet.




CBSE Class 10 Maths Paper Pattern 2018-19



The exam pattern for CBSE Class 10th Board Exam consists of 4 sections, viz. A, B, C and D.

  Class 10 Maths Exam carries 80 marks for 30 questions.


 The Mathematics Paper is scheduled on 28th March 2018.


SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks/Question
A (Very Short Answer)61
B (Short Answer Type - 1)62
C (Short Answer Type - 2)103
D (Long Answer Type)84


 Separate marks will be provided for every step. So, candidates are advised to provide a stepwise solution to each question.


 Also, remember to write the conclusion at the end of every question as it carries half to one marks depending upon the marking of that question.



Note -


Internal Choice in sections where candidates have to attempt only one question.


4 questions of 3 marks, in section C.


 3 questions of 4 marks, in section D.




CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10th 2018 English



English is one of the easiest subjects in CBSE Class 10th. CBSE Class 10th Marking Scheme for English Communicative is given below as per CBSE guidelines.


Let’s look at the Paper Pattern of CBSE Class 10th.



SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Section A: Reading1-220
Section B: Writing & Grammar3-730
Section C: Literature8-1130


Let’s talk -


How to ace this subject in the board exam?


 How marks and questions are distributed in the paper?


Section A:


 This includes reading comprehension, wherein two unseen passages of 700 - 750 are given.


 The passage can be factual, literary, or discursive to test comprehension skills.


Section B:


 This is the section the writing skills are examined.


 Letter writing, Notice writing, Poster making, Article writing etc. are asked in this section.


 This section also meant to test your skills in grammar like tenses, modals etc.


Section C:


 This section is based on literature and poems from the book “First Flight”.


 Questions are asked from the Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text.




CBSE Paper Pattern for Class 10 Hindi 2018-19



Hindi Syllabus is divided into three parts. One part gives you the knowledge about the grammar, the second part is for writing, and the other is about questions from the book.


There will be a total of 14 questions divided into four parts: क, ख, ग and घ.


Find the CBSE Class 10th Marks System in the below table.


खंड क - अपठित अंश1-215
खंड ख - व्यवहारिक व्याकरण3-615
खंड ग –  पाठ्य पुस्तक एवं पूरक पाठ्य पुस्तक7-1130
खंड घ - लेखन12-1420




CBSE Marking Scheme for Class 10th 2018 for Information and Communication Technology



The method of obtaining the information through the technology is known as information technology. This subject improves the computer literacy of the students. Here is the updated CBSE Paper Pattern of Class X.



S. No.Unit NameMarks in TheoryMarks in Practical
1.Computer Components and Interconnection5-
2.Advance GIMP1020
3.Advanced HTML2040
4.Network Security5-



Time Duration of Theory Exam: 2:30 hours Time Duration of Practical Exam: 4 hours.


Design of Practical Paper Pattern –


 Hands on Experience - 30 Marks


 IT Application Report File - 15 Marks


 Project Work - 10 Marks


 Viva Voice - 5 Marks




CBSE Class 10 Exam Pattern for Foundation of IT



This Subject “Foundation of Information Technology” gives student advanced knowledge about Internet, Computers and its Applications after studying its basics in Class 9th.


After studying Foundation of IT in Class 9th, the advanced knowledge about Internet, Computers and its applications is given in Class X.


Here is the Updated Paper Pattern and Unit Wise Marking Scheme in the below-given table.



S. No.

Unit Name

CBSE Marking Scheme for Class 10th 2018

Marks in Theory

Marks in Practical

1.Basics of Information Technology10-
2.Information Processing Tools2530
3.Societal Impact of IT05-
4.IT Applications-30



Design of Practical Paper Pattern –


 Hands on Experience - 30 Marks


 IT Application Report File - 15 Marks


 Project Work - 10 Marks


 Viva Voice - 5 Marks




CBSE Class 10 Paper Pattern of Health and Physical Education



Physical Education is one of the most opted elective subjects amongst the students.


Find below the complete Paper Pattern of Class 10th Physical Education in the same format as released by CBSE.


CBSE Marks Pattern for Class 10th for Phy. Education

Paper Code –  048Total Marks – 100
Theory - 70Practical – 30
Time Duration – 3:00 hoursTotal No of Questions – 26




 CBSE Class 10th Marking Scheme for Other Subjects



CBSE Class 10 Marking Scheme for Other Subjects

SubjectsMarking Scheme PDF
Elements of Book Keeping and AccountancyDownload Here
Elements of BusinessDownload Here
Home ScienceDownload Here
NCCDownload Here
Hindustani Music (Melodic)Download Here
Hindustani Music (Percussion)Download Here
Hindustani Music (Vocal)Download Here
Carnatic Music-Melodic InstrumentsDownload Here
Carnatic Music-Percussion InstrumentsDownload Here
Carnatic Music-VocalDownload Here
PaintingDownload Here

CBSE Class 10 Marking Scheme for Languages

ArabicDownload PDF
BengaliDownload PDF
Bahasa MelayuDownload PDF
BhutiaDownload PDF
FrenchDownload PDF
GermanDownload PDF
GujratiDownload PDF
JapaneseDownload PDF
KannadaDownload PDF
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RussianDownload PDF
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SpanishDownload PDF
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TangkhulDownload PDF
Telugu APDownload PDF
Telugu TelanganaDownload PDF
ThaiDownload PDF
Urdu Course ADownload PDF
Urdu Course BDownload PDF



Students must follow the word limit while answering the questions in the paper.


Question 1-11 carries 1 mark – about 20- 30 words.


Question 12-19 carries 3 marks – about 80 -100 words.


 Question 20 – 26 carries 5 marks – about 150 -200 words



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  • Malavika
    Sir thanks for information . One more question remains with me , ie with what marks range A1 is deciding in class10 th exam in 2018
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Malavika,   We appreciate your zeal to know the details about class 10th result. We have explained the CGPA to percentage conversion of class 10th marks in the given blog. Please check it:   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Kriti Pandey
    Pls...sir tell me..whether cbse board release class 10 results in % or cgpa.???
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Kriti,   Class 10th marks scheme will be based on old approach i.e. percentage Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Siddhi
    Will the percentage of best 5 subjects would be taken for result???
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  • Rajat Khanduri
    Sir, we have 6 subjects in this year of class X (2017-18). 1. Hindi 2. English 3. Maths 4. Science 5. S.St 6. FIT (Computer Science) My question is that, when the results would be out in May 2018, then out of many marks would we calculate our percentage? I mean from total 500 or 600? Or will it be best of five subjects? Can we count FIT marks in Best of Five? Please answer, thanks in advance!
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  • Latha
    Sir kindly advise me on which side book on maths will be helpful for 10th std which puts all the steps very clearly step by step self explanatory text book may be suggested to me.
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  • Abhishek
    Is only top 5 subjects marks count or only 5 main subject marks count please help in getting out the percentage
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  • Ritu
    CBSE is giving cgpa or percentage to 10th board students in the session 2017-18?
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  • Rajjha
    Sir, how many subject compulsory to pass in exam for compartment examinarion of 2018-2019
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