CBSE Class 10 science board exam 2024 today; know weightage, mark distribution to score better

CBSE Class 10 science exam 2024 will be held for a total duration of 3 hours. The question paper will consist of 39 questions carrying 80 marks.

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CBSE Class 10 board exam 2024 will conclude on March 13. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)CBSE Class 10 board exam 2024 will conclude on March 13. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Anu Parthiban | March 2, 2024 | 07:57 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the CBSE Class 10 science paper today from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Students who are appearing in the major subject will have to carry the hall ticket to the exam hall to be allowed entry. They can check the mark distribution and section-wise weightage given below to score better in science paper. CBSE 2024 Board Exam Live

The CBSE Class 10 science exam 2024 will be held for a total duration of 3 hours. The question paper will carry 80 marks consisting of 39 questions in 5 sections.

As per the exam pattern, section A will consist of 20 objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each and section B will have 6 very short questions carrying 2 marks each; answers to these questions should range between 30 to 50 words.

Section C of the question paper will have 7 short answer type questions carrying 3 marks each and should be answered in the range of 50 to 80 words. Section D consists of 3 long answer type questions carrying 5 marks each to be answered in the range of 80 to 120 words. The last section will have 3 source-based or case-based units of assessment of 4 marks each with sub-parts.

CBSE Class 10 Science: Mark distribution

Students can check unit-wise mark distribution for Class 10 science theory paper here.

Unit

Marks

1. Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

25

2. World of Living

25

3. Natural Phenomena

12

4. Effects of Current

13

5. Natural Resources

05

Total

80

Internals

20

Grand total

100

CBSE Class 10 question paper design

Students will be evaluated in various parameters. The CBSE Class 10 science question paper design and weightage is given below. An internal choice of approximately 33% will be provided, the board said.

Competencies

Total

Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding

46%

Application of Knowledge/Concepts

22%

Formulate, Analyze, Evaluate and Create

32%


100%

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