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Bihar Board Class 10 (Matric) Exam Pattern 2022: Know Questions Format, Marking Scheme

Chinmayai Ajay Bobade
Chinmayai Ajay BobadeUpdated On: April 28, 2022 02:32 pm IST

In addition to changes made in 2020, the BSEB has revised the exam pattern for Class 10 students for the year 2021-22. Changes include exam patterns, marking schemes, and weightage in accordance with BSEB guidelines.

Bihar Board Class 10 (Matric) Exam Pattern 2022

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has furthermore revised the exam pattern for Class 10 (Matric) 2022 students in addition to the changes made in 2020 to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic situation. These additional changes were brought forth after a thorough study of other state board exam patterns as well as that of CBSE. Check below and know all the details regarding these changes including exam pattern, marking scheme, and weightage as given in the BSEB guidelines.

What’s New in Bihar Board Class 10 (Matric) Exam Pattern 2022?

Given the COVID-19 pandemic persisting its way into 2022 and subsequent shutting of schools, not only the Bihar Board has decided to cut down its syllabus by 30% but also to change their exam pattern to make the examination easier for the students.

There are three major changes for Bihar Board Class 10 2022 Exam:

  1. 50% of the paper will contain objective type questions for both practical and non-practical subjects.
  2. Upon a failure in one of the compulsory subjects, Bihar Board 2022 will consider an optional subject in its stead to pass the student.
  3. In Language Paper-I, students must choose between Hindi or English as their first language; while in Language Paper-II, students are allowed to choose any of the given 12 languages as a second language except for the language already chosen for Language Paper-I.

Highlights of Bihar Board Matric New Exam Pattern 2022

Here are some of the major highlights of the Bihar Board Matric exam pattern 2022 -

Parameters

 Particulars

Board Name

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB)

Academic Session

2021-22

Exam Name

BSEB SSC Examination 2022

Exam Level

State Level

Exam Mode

Offline (Written)

Exam Duration

  • For Practical Subjects:  2 Hours 45 Minutes
  • For Non-Practical Subjects: 3 Hours 15 Minutes

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Language Paper-I
  • Language Paper-II
  • Optional Subject

Types of Questions

  • Objective Type (50% weightage)
  • For Practical Subjects: 40 Questions (1 mark each)
  • For Non-Practical Subjects: 50 Questions (1 mark each)
  • Subjective Type (50% weightage)

Maximum Marks for Each Paper

 100

Passing Marks for Each Paper

  30

Aggregate Passing Percentage

 30%

Bihar Board Updates: Bihar Board 10th Result 2022


Marking Scheme of Bihar Board Matric New Exam Pattern 2022:

A detailed distribution of marks for Bihar Board Class 10 Exam 2022 is given below:

Subjects

Maximum Marks

Passing Marks

Theory

Practical

Theory

Practical

Total

English

100

-

33

-

33

Mathematics

100

-

33

-

33

Science

80

20

28

12

40

Social Science

80

20

28

12

40

Language Paper-I

100

-

33

-

33

Language Paper-II

100

-

33

-

33

Optional Subject

100

-

33

-

33

Also Check: Bihar Board Class 10 Datesheet 2022

BSEB New Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme (Subject-Wise)

Given below in tabulated form are various sections of each paper, their weightage, the total number of questions, types of questionsmarking scheme, and other requisite details. Check now:

English Language and Literature

English (Subject Code: 113)

Marking Scheme

Total Marks = 100

Textbook and Supplementary Textbook

50 Marks

English Prose

20 Marks

Composition

15 Marks

Grammar

15 Marks

Questions Format

Total No. of Questions = 100 + 11 = 111

Section A (Objective Type Questions)

B (Subjective Type Questions)

Total Marks: 50

Total Marks: 50

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

100

50

11

8

Mathematics

Mathematics (Subject Code: 110/210)

Marking Scheme

Total Marks = 100

Questions Format

Total No. of Questions = 100 + 11 = 111

Section A (Objective Type Questions)

B (Subjective Type Questions)

Total Marks: 50

Total Marks: 50

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

100

50

30 + 8

15 + 4

Science and Technology

Science (Subject Code: 112)

Marking Scheme

Total Marks = 100

Theory Paper

80 Marks

Practical/Internal Assessment

20 Marks

Questions Format

Total No. of Questions = 80 + 24 + 6 = 110

Section A (Objective Type Questions)

B (Subjective Type Questions)

Total Marks: 50

Total Marks: 50

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

80

40

24 + 6

12 + 3

Note: Out of 24 short answer questions, each subject (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) will consist of 8 questions. The same is applicable for 6 long answer questions i.e., 2 questions per subject.

Social Science

Social Science (Subject Code: 211)

Marking Scheme

Total Marks = 100

History

25 Marks

Political Science

25 Marks

Economics

22 Marks

Geography

25 Marks

Disaster Management

6 Marks

Questions Format

Total No. of Questions = 80 + 24 + 8 = 112

Section A (Objective Type Questions)

B (Subjective Type Questions)

Total Marks: 50

Total Marks: 50

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

80

40

24 + 8

12 + 4

Note: Short Answer Type Question Distribution is History (6), Political Science (4), Economics (4), Geography (6), Disaster Management (4). Long Answer Type Questions are 2 from each subject.

Hindi Language and Literature

Hindi Language and Literature

Marking Scheme

Total Marks = 100

Textbook

40 Marks

Unseen Passages

20 Marks

Grammar

15 Marks

Writing

15 Marks

Supplementary Textbook

10 Marks

Questions Format

Total No. of Questions = 100 + 6 = 106

Section A (Objective Type Questions)

B (Subjective Type Questions)

Total Marks: 50

Total Marks: 50

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

Total No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be answered

100

50

6

6

IMPORTANT: It is very necessary to note that:

For non-practical subjects: If more than 50 Objective Type Questions are answered, only the first 50 questions will be evaluated regardless of whether they are correct or not.

For practical subjects: If more than 40 Objective Type Questions are answered, only the first 40 questions will be evaluated regardless of whether they are correct or not.

OMR Instructions for Bihar Board Class 10 (Matric) Exam 2022

Along with knowing the exam pattern, it is also very crucial to know that all Objective Type Questions for Bihar Board Class 10 Exam 2022 will be carried out via an OMR sheet. This OMR sheet will be checked by computerized mechanisms which emphasize the importance of instructions regarding the handling and use of OMR sheets. They are as stated below:

  1. Use only a black or blue ballpoint pen to darken the circles on the OMR Answer sheet. Do not use a gel pen or a pencil.
  2. Do not use whitener, liquid, nail, or blade on the OMR sheet or else the answer will be considered invalid.
  3. Enter the Question Booklet Serial Number (10 digits) on the OMR Answer sheet for it to be considered valid.

For more information on Bihar Board Class 10 Exams 2022, be it timetable updates, registration, or admit cards, always check CollegeDekho to be sure!

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