CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2021 – Check Marking Scheme, Duration, Internal Assessment

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2021 – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the latest exam pattern for Class 10. The CBSE 10th exam pattern 2020-21 for all the subjects including Math, Science, English, Social Science, etc. The CBSE exam pattern for class 10 2021 consists of the marking scheme, exam duration, marks distribution for each topic and other important details. Knowing the CBSE 10th exam pattern 2021 will be really helpful for the students, as it will allow students to plan a proper strategy for CBSE 10th exams 2021. As per the latest CBSE Class 10 exam pattern 2020-21, the theory paper will be of 80 marks, while 20 marks will be for internal assessment. Read further to know the detailed CBSE Board exam pattern for each subject.

CBSE Assessment Pattern for 2021-22

As per the CBSE official notification, there will be fewer rote memorization-based questions and more competency-based questions; however, there will be no change in the overall marks and examination duration.

The CBSE official notification reads, “Augmenting the thrust towards CBE, the Board is initiating further corresponding changes in the Examination and Assessment practices for the year 2021-22. While the overall marks and duration of examination shall remain the same, a change in the composition of assessment tasks would help us achieve the desired ends. Therefore, in the forthcoming sessions a greater number of Competency Based Questions or questions that assess application of concepts in real-life/ unfamiliar situations will be part of the question paper.”

Refer to the tables given below for the changes mentioned in the CBSE official notification of regarding the CBSE Assessment pattern:

CBSE Assessment Pattern for Class 9th and 10th

Year-end Examination/ Board Examination (Theory)

Existing Exam Pattern (2020-21)

Modified Exam Pattern (2021-22)

Composition

Objective type Questions including Multiple Choice Question-20%

Case-based/Source- based Integrated Questions – 20%

Short Answer/Long Answer Questions- Remaining 60%

Competency Based Questions would be minimum of 30% These  can  be in the form  of Multiple- Choice Questions, Case-Based Questions, Source-Based Integrated Questions or any other types

Objective Questions will be 20%

Remaining  50%  Short  Answer/  Long Answer Questions – (as per existing pattern)

CBSE Assessment pattern for Class 11 and 12

Year-end Examination/ Board Examination (Theory)

Existing Exam Pattern (2020-21)

Modified Exam Pattern (2021-22)

Composition

Objective type Questions including Multiple Choice Question-20%

Case-based/Source- based Integrated Questions-10%

Short Answer/ Long Answer Questions- Remaining 70%

Competency Based Questions will be 20%. These can be in the form of Multiple- Choice  Questions,  Case-Based Questions, Source-Based integrated Questions or any other types

Objective Questions will be 20%

Remaining 60% Short Answer/ Long Answer Questions- (as per existing pattern)

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern- Class 10th syllabus only

Distribution of 100 MarksMarks
Theory Board Examination

Passing marks- 33% out of 80 in each subject

80 Marks
Internal Assessment

Passing marks- 33% out of 20 in each subject

20 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
Distribution of 20 Marks (Internal Assessment )Marks
Periodic Test10 Marks
Notebook Submission5 Marks
Subject Enrichment5 Marks
Total Marks20 Marks

CBSE Class 10th- subject wise attributes to be concluded while awarding marks

Subjects80 Marks (Theory Board Examination)Periodic Test (10 Marks)Notebook Submission (5 Marks)Subject Enrichment Activity (5 Marks)
-Language 1

-Language 2

Mathematics

-Science

-Social Science

-Board exam would be of 80 marks for each subject which would cover 100% of class X syllabus only.

-Marks and Grades both will be awarded for individual subjects.

-9 point grading system would be followed.

-Periodic written Test restricted to three in each subject in an academic year.

-Average of best two to be taken for final submission.

This Includes:

-Regularity

-Assignment Completion

-Neatness and upkeep of notebook

-Speaking and Listening Skills

-Practical Lab work

-Map work and Project Work

6th Additional SubjectIn case a student opts for language as an additional subject, modalities defined for language one and two shall be followed

CBSE Assessment Pattern – Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the CBSE Assessment pattern?

Answer: The CBSE has revised the assessment pattern, focusing more on the Competency-Based Questions and fewer rote-based questions. The complete details are mentioned on this page.

Question: Is CBSE assessment Scheme changed? 

Answer: Yes. The CBSE assessment Scheme for the academic year 2021-22 has been changed.

Question: What are the CBSE competency-based questions as per the revised CBSE assessment scheme?

Answer: The CBSE has introduced a minimum of 30% competency-Based Questions as per the latest assessment scheme. The CBE based questions can be in MCQs, Case-Based Questions, Source-Based Integrated Questions or any other types.

Question: Are sample papers for CBSE 2021-22 session released?

Answer: As per the latest notification, CBSE sample papers based on the latest assessment scheme will be out soon on the official website of the Board.