CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 (2023-24) + Free PDF Download

CBSE Sample Paper 2023-24 for Class 10 + Free PDF Download

Class 10th is a crucial milestone in the life of every student, and it is the first ladder towards academic success. Students find this journey a challenging one and prepare rigorously throughout the year. Created to help the students get through this critical year, sample papers being one of the tools, have provided students with an ease of preparation.

Sample paper is the way through which a student gets to know what is to come and prepares for it. It boosts the confidence of students and provides them with insight. After practising through sample papers, when a student appears in the board examination, they find it easier and their brain reacts to the situation as something it has already done before. That is why the sample papers are made just like real question papers having the same number of questions, question patterns, total marks and the time allowed.

CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10, Session 2023-24

Here are some sample papers that are very precisely curated to help the students understand the idea of a question paper and smooth their way to success.

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HindiDownload
BengaliDownload
Maths BasicsDownload
Maths StandardDownload
ScienceDownload
Social ScienceDownload

Marks Allocation

MATHEMATICS STANDARD – There are 38 questions in all, divided into 5 sections: A, B, C, D, and E.

Section A contains 20 questions, 1 mark each (all questions are MCQ- Multiple choice questions).
Section B has 5 questions each of 2 marks (Very short answer type questions).
Section C has 6 questions each of 3 marks (short answer type question).
Section D has 4 questions and each question is of 5 marks (long answer type question).
Section E has 3 questions and each question is of 4 marks (case study-based questions)

MATHEMATICS BASIC – A, B, C, D, and E are the five sections that comprise a total of 38 questions.

Section A contains 20 questions, 1 mark each (1 to 18 questions are MCQ- Multiple choice questions and question number 19 and 20 are Assertion-reason).
Section B has 5 questions each of 2 marks (Very short answer type questions).
Section C has 6 questions each of 3 marks (short answer type question).
Section D has 4 questions and each question is of 5 marks (long answer type question).
Section E has 3 questions and each question is of 4 marks (case study-based questions)

SCIENCE – It has a total of 39 questions divided into 5 sections A, B, C, D, E.

Section A comprises 20 questions of 1 mark each.
Section B comprises 6 questions of 2 marks each.
Section C comprises 7 questions of 3 marks each.
Section D comprises 3 questions of 5 marks each. Section E comprises of 3 case study-based questions of 4 marks each (All questions are compulsory)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE – This paper is divided into 3 sections- A, B, and C.

Section A is a reading skill and is of 20 marks.
Section B is a grammar and creative writing section and is of 20 marks.
Section C is a literature textbook and supplementary reading text of 40 marks.

SOCIAL SCIENCE – It has a total of 37 questions, divided into 6 sections- A, B, C, D, E and F.

Section A has 20 questions (all are MCQs type) of 1 mark each.
Section B has 4 questions (Very Short Answer Type Questions) of 2 marks each.
Section C has 5 questions ( Short Answer Type Questions) of 3 marks each.
Section D has 4 questions ( long answer type questions) 5 marks each.
Section E has 3 questions, each case-based question with three sub-questions and are of 4 marks each.
Section F has only one question i.e., question no. 37 and it is map-based, carrying 5 marks with two parts, 37a from History (2 marks) and 37b from Geography (3 marks)

BENGALI – There are 16 questions in total, broken down into 2 sections (Part A and Part B), each of which consists of 3 sections (A, B, and C).

Part A is Objective type paper (MCQ) and is of 25 Marks
Section — A: Reading Comprehension (12 Marks)
Section– B : Grammar. (03 Marks)
Section –C : Main Course Book & Supplementary Reader (10 Marks)

Part-B is Descriptive paper and is of 55 Marks.
Section – B : Grammar (15 Marks)
Section – C : Supplementary Reader / Non–detailed Text (30 Marks)
Section – D : Creative Writing (10 Marks)

HINDI – This paper is divided into two sections- A and B. Both sections contain 18 questions totaling 80 marks.

Subject Specific Guidelines

Math Standard and Basic: Solve the problems using the appropriate formula and approach. Display all of the calculations and steps in detail. Make use of the proper symbols and units. Try answering the open-ended questions with reasoned arguments.

Science: Make sure you use the appropriate definitions and terms. Use appropriate symbols and balance when writing chemical equations and reactions. Neatly draw and label the diagrams. Try applying the concepts to the situation- and case-based questions.

Social Science: Provide precise and relevant information in response to each question. For historical events and figures, use accurate dates and names. Accurately draw and label the maps. Apply critical analysis and interpretation to the source- and case-based questions.

Hindi A and B: Comply with the word count and format guidelines for writing abilities. Make sure you spell and punctuate correctly. Using the passage as a guide, respond to the comprehension questions. Try answering the literature questions with analysis and support from the text.

English Standard and Language and Literature: Observe the appropriate word count and format when writing. Make use of proper grammar and vocabulary. Using the passage as a guide, respond to the comprehension questions. Try answering the literature questions with analysis and support from the text.

Bengali: Adhere to the recommended word count and format for writing abilities. Make sure you spell and punctuate correctly. Using the passage as a guide, respond to the comprehension questions. Try answering the literature questions with analysis and support from the text.

Time management

Every student should keep in mind that time management is the key. You should carefully calculate your time and divide it to allocate the right amount of time to each question. You will only get 3 hours for every paper

Motivation fuels an action but discipline keeps it going. To maintain consistency is to ensure success. By solving as many sample papers as possible, you can guarantee your victory in the board examinations. With each sample paper, you will unravel a new learning which will lead you closer to good grades.

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