CBSE Board Exams 2024: Class 10 Science sample paper; syllabus, marking scheme

CBSE Board Exams 2024: Class 10 exams will be held from February 15 to March 13.

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CBSE 2024 Class 10 Science exam will be held on March 2. (Image: PTI)CBSE 2024 Class 10 Science exam will be held on March 2. (Image: PTI)

Alivia Mukherjee | January 13, 2024 | 01:20 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has published the Class 10 sample paper 2023-24 for Science subject. Students appearing for the board exam can download the Class 10 CBSE science sample paper 2023-24 from the official website: cbseacademic.nic.in. Students can familiarise themselves with the difficulty level of the question paper by solving the CBSE sample papers 2024.

CBSE Class 10 board exams 2024 are scheduled from February 15 to March 13. CBSE Class 10 Science exam 2024 will be held on March 2. The paper will be held for a duration of 3 hours from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The CBSE Class 10 science paper will carry a total of 100 marks, in which the theory paper will carry 80 marks, and 20 marks will be allocated to the internal assessment and practicals.

CBSE Class 10 Science syllabus 2024

Candidates can have a look at the CBSE Class 10 Science syllabus below.

Units

Unit Name

Topics

I

Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

Chemical reactions, Acids, bases and salts, Metals and nonmetals, Carbon compounds

II

World of Living

Life processes, Control and co-ordination in animals and plants, Reproduction, Heredity and Evolution

III

Natural Phenomena

Reflection of light by curved surfaces, Refraction of light by spherical lens, Functioning of a lens in human eye, Refraction of light through a prism, etc.

IV

Effects of Current

Electric current, potential difference and electric current, Ohm’s law, Magnetic effects of current, Alternating current, Domestic electric circuits

V

Natural Resources

Our Environment

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CBSE Class 10 Science sample paper 2024

According to the Class 10 CBSE science sample paper 2023-24 there will be a total of 39 questions divided into 5 sections. Solving CBSE sample papers for Class 10 Science would assist students in understanding the CBSE Class 10 exam pattern over the years. Candidates can download the Class 10 CBSE science sample paper 2023-24 PDF by clicking here CBSE-CLASS-10-SCIENCE-SAMPLE-PAPER-2024.pdf

CBSE Class 10 Science marking scheme 2024

Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour and World of Living units carry the maximum weightage of 25 marks each and totaling to 50 marks in total. There will be 1 mark, 2 marks, 3 marks, 4 and 5 marks questions in the CBSE Class 10 Science paper 2024. Candidates can have a look at the CBSE Class 10 Science marking scheme below

Type of Questions

No of questions

Marks

1 mark questions

20

20 × 1= 20

2 marks questions

6

6 × 2= 12

3 marks questions

7

7× 3= 21

4 marks questions

3

3 × 5= 15

5 marks questions

3

3x4 = 12

Total

39

80

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