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CBSE Exam Pattern 2019-20 | Increase Questions Class 10, 12 Check Update

CBSE Exam Pattern

Check the latest update announced for CBSE Exam Pattern by the Central Board of Secondary Education authorities. In the updated exam pattern of CBSE class 10, 12, there is an increase in number of objective type questions. This effort has been contributed by authorities to make easy for students to attempt complete paper.

Highlights Of CBSE 10th and 12th Exam

  • Name of the Organization: Central Board of Secondary Education
  • Name of the exam: CBSE board X and XII
  • Date of the CBSE 10th Exam: from February 21 onwards
  • Date of CBSE 12th exam: from February 15 onwards

CBSE Exam Pattern 2019

CBSE updated Exam Pattern 2019-2020

  • There will be increase in number of objective type questions from 10 % to 25 %
  • Options of choosing questions will also be increased so that students can obtain good marks.
  • In CBSE board exams 2019-20, the new changes are for class X and XII.
  • There will be questions having international choices that will be positive point for the students.
  • The CBSE board exam question paper will be in more systematic format.
  • The question paper will be having various sub sections

Marking Scheme

CBSE Marking Scheme for Class 10th 2019
Social ScienceMarking Scheme PDF
Hindi AMarking Scheme PDF
Hindi BMarking Scheme PDF
English CommunicativeMarking Scheme PDF
English (Language & Literature)Marking Scheme PDF
Information and Communication TechnologyMarking Scheme PDF
Foundation of ITMarking Scheme PDF

Reasons behind the CBSE New Exam Pattern:

  • Rather testing the copy pasting of textbook text notes, this new pattern will test the students through their analytical and reasoning abilities.
  • This plan will also give best results and a transformed academic quality of institutions will appear.

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern Subject Wise

CBSE Exam Pattern for Science Subject

  • Basic concepts in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
  • Total 27 Questions divided into two Sections A and B.

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Word Limit

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

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern for Social Science

  • Geography, History, Civics, and Economics in Social Science
  • Paper will carry 27 questions.
  • All the questions are compulsory
  • Some of the questions might have internal choices.
Type of QuestionsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
Very Short Answer1-71
Short Answer8-183
Long Answer19-255
Map Questions (History)26-271
Map Questions (Geography)283

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Word limit

  • 3 mark questions – about 80 words.
  • 5 mark questions – about 100 words.

CBSE Exam Pattern for Maths

  • Exam consists of 4 sections, viz. A, B, C and D.
  • Class 10 Maths Exam carries 80 marks for 30 questions.
SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks/Question
A (Very Short Answer)0601
B (Short Answer: 1)0602
C (Short Answer: 2)1003
D (Long Answer)0804

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CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10th of English

No. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Section A: Reading
Section B: Writing & Grammar
Section C: Literature

Section A:

  • Unseen passages of 700 – 750 are given
  • Passage must be factual, literary, or discursive to test comprehension skills.

Section B:

  • Writing skills are examined.
  • Letter writing, Notice writing, Poster making, Article writing etc. are asked.
  • Grammar like tenses, modals will be test.

Section C:

  • Based on literature and poems from the book “First Flight”
  • Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text.

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CBSE Paper Pattern for Class 10th Hindi

Total of 14 questions asked divided into four parts: क, ख, ग and घ.

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

CBSE Exam Pattern for Information and Communication Technology

Marks in TheoryMarks in Practical
Computer Components and Interconnection
Advance GIMP
Advanced HTML
Network Security

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Design of Practical Paper

  • Hands on Experience – 30 Marks
  • IT Application Report File – 15 Marks
  • Project Work – 10 Marks
  • Viva Voice – 5 Marks

CBSE Exam Pattern for Class 10 for Foundation of IT

Unit NameCBSE Marking Scheme for
Class 10th 2019
Basics of Information Technology10
Information Processing Tools2530
Societal Impact of IT05
IT Applications30

Design of Practical Paper

  • Hands on Experience – 30 Marks
  • IT Application Report File – 15 Marks
  • Project Work – 10 Marks
  • Viva Voice – 5 Marks

CBSE Paper Pattern for Class 10 of Health and Physical Education 

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

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Word Limit

  • 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

Marking Scheme for Class 12th:

VSA- 1SA-2LA-I- 4LA-II- 6Total Marks
Higher Order Thinking Skills

Difficulty level in Question Paper

Level of DifficultyEasyAverageDifficult
Weightage in %206020

CBSE New Exam Pattern 2019

As per new format, question of 2, 4, 8 are also added in maths question paper. It will benefit students in getting good marks. Go through this table to know about latest CBSE Exam Pattern

MarksNo. of questions
Old formatNew format

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CBSE TopperCBSE Online Registration
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CBSE Exam Pattern 2019-2020

According to the latest update of CBSE, it has been come out that Central Board of Secondary Education is going to change Exam Pattern for Class 10th, 11th, 12th Class 6/7/8/9. Those candidates who are going to appear in any of the mentioned classes must know about CBSE New/changed Exam Pattern 2019-2020.

Here we have provided all the details regarding CBSE New Exam Pattern for all the classes separately and which will be beneficial for the students. They must go through it and start preparing for their final examinations accordingly.

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  1. Arjun Kumar yadav

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