CBSE Class 10 Science paper 2024 'emphasised on conceptual knowledge'; difficulty level, analysis

CBSE 10th Science Paper Analysis 2024: The science paper expertly combined ideas from physics, chemistry, biology and was of moderate level.


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Students need to score minimum of 33% marks to pass the exam. (Representational/ Wikimedia Commons)Students need to score minimum of 33% marks to pass the exam. (Representational/ Wikimedia Commons)

Ayushi Bisht | March 2, 2024 | 04:05 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has successfully conducted the Class 10 Science exam today, March 2. The CBSE Class 10 Science paper was easy to moderate as per student reactions and analysis by teachers. The exam was held from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at various centres across the country.

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

As per the exam pattern, section A had 20 objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each and section B with 6 very short questions carrying 2 marks each. Section C comprised of 7 short answer type questions carrying 3 marks each. Section D with 3 long answer type questions carrying 5 marks each and the last section had 3 source-based or case-based units of assessment of 4 marks each.

CBSE Class 10 Science paper 2024 analysis

According to Alka Kapur, Principal Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh, the science paper expertly combined ideas from physics, chemistry, and biology while maintaining a moderate level of difficulty. It included questions that matched the core of the subject by emphasizing conceptual understanding.

The paper also made heavy use of the NCERT framework, which improved the exam by taking a thorough and approachable approach.

Vatsla TGT Science, MRIS Sector 14 Faridabad said, " Class 10 Science board exam commenced with a meticulously crafted question paper of moderate difficulty. The questions were mainly NCERT-based, with a few questions directly sourced from the NCERT Exemplar. The question paper struck a fine balance between numerical, diagrammatic, activity, and competency based questions".

Questions required critical thinking and conceptual understanding. The question paper challenged the students to apply their critical thinking and deep understanding of concepts. The prescribed syllabus was covered in the paper, in a language that could be easily understood by students. Despite deviating from the pattern of sample shared by CBSE, the students were able to navigate the paper well within the allotted time frame. Overall, the question paper effectively evaluated students' application and analytical skills, Vatsla added.

Students who appeared for the CBSE Class 10 Science paper need to score minimum of 33% marks to pass the exam. The CBSE Class 10 exams will conclude on March 13, 2024.

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