UPDATED: March 30, 2021 16:39 IST
CBSE Board Exam 2021: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the date sheet for CBSE board exam 2021 on its official website, the link for which is cbse.nic.in. As per the CBSE Board Exam 2021 date sheet, the Class 10 Science Board Exam 2021 will be held on May 21.
Check CBSE 10th Science Board Exam 2021 unit-wise weightage and question paper format:
- Total marks: 80
- Time: 3 hours
Section A (Total Weightage = 32 Marks)
Q1 to 13 — Very Short Answer = 13 marks
14, 15 & 16 — Assertion Reason = 3 marks
17, 18, 19, 20 — Passage/Figure/Graph Based MCQs = 4 Mark each with internal choice = 16 marks
Section B (Total Weightage = 12 marks)
Six questions 2 marks each = 12 marks
Two internal Choice Questions – Q21 and 23
Section C (Total Weightage = 21 Marks)
Seven questions carrying 3 marks each = 21 marks
One Internal Choice Question – Q27
Section D (Total Weightage = 15 Marks)
Three questions carrying 5 marks each = 15 marks. One internal choice question.
Total questions – 36 | Time – 3 hours
Here is the analysis by Mayank Dhawan, Former Asst. Professor, University of Delhi, Founder, Proscience:
The board exam (2019-2020) had only 29 questions in Section A (VSA, MCQ, Assertion Reason) having only 20 questions (including subparts).
This year, there are 32 questions (including subparts) in Section A. Out of these, 16 marks questions include VSA, MCQ, Assertion Reason but the rest 16 marks questions are from the given passage, figure, or graph in form of MCQs.
Also, there were no 2 marks questions in last year’s board pattern, this year, there are 6 questions having two marks each. There is a reduction in the number of 3 marks and 5 marks questions from the previous year’s pattern.
Since there is more weightage of objective type questions this year and introduction of 2 marks questions in the paper will make the paper lengthy. If you waste too much time in Section A thinking between options, you might be left with less time for other sections.
Thorough practice and solving practice papers will help you ace the final exam.