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CBSE Class 10 Exam Pattern 2022 - Check Term 1 & 2 Marking Scheme Here

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: November 17, 2021

Check out the latest CBSE class 10 exam pattern and marking scheme released by the officials. The detailed exam pattern, marking scheme and distribution of questions for the CBSE class 10 examination (term 1) has been discussed in the piece below.

CBSE Class 10 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme 2022

The Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has released the Class Xth and Class XIIth pattern for this year’s exam. CBSE will conduct this year’s class 10th exam in two phases. The first phase of the class Xth CBSE 2021-22 examination will be conducted between 30th November and 11th December 2021. In this short piece, we will discuss the latest CBSE class 10th exam pattern for the academic year 2021-22. 

In this latest CBSE class Xth exam pattern piece, we will also provide the students with the table comprising of the subject-wise distribution of questions available in the official PDF. 

Highlights of CBSE Class 10 New Exam Pattern 2022

The latest pattern for this year’s CBSE class 10th examination (term 1) is discussed in pointers below - 

  • MCQ-type questions will be asked in the first term examination of CBSE

  • Case-based, situation-based, open-ended short answer or subjective type questions will be asked in the second term examination of CBSE

  • Only 50% of the total class Xth CBSE syllabus will be targeted to conduct the term 1 examination and the remaining will be targeted to conduct the term 2 examination

  • The students will have a total of 90 minutes to attempt all the questions while appearing for the term 1 examination

  • OMR sheets will be provided to the students in which they have to record their responses

  • If the situation does not favour the conduct of the second term CBSE class 10th examination in subjective mode, the board has the right to conduct the phase 2 examination in MCQ-based mode

CBSE Class 10 Exam Marking Scheme 2022

The latest marking scheme and distribution of questions for this year’s CBSE class 10th examination (term 1) has been provided in the following table - 

Subject Name

Total Theory Marks

Marks for Term 1

Total Number of Questions

Social Science

80

40

50

Maths 

80

40

40

Hindi

80

40

40

English 

80

40

50

Science

80

40

50

Some important information regarding the CBSE OMR answer sheet is given in pointers below - 

  • The OMR sheets will contain pre-filled information about the students

  • The question paper code has to be written by the students at the top right corner of the OMR sheet

  • The students have to write "I confirm that all particulars given above are correct" in the space given below and engrave their signatures (in running hand) on the OMR sheet

  • The students must only use black/blue ballpoint pens to record their responses on the OMR sheets

  • Students are prohibited from using pencils to mark their responses on the OMR sheets

  • The students will be provided with four options for each question and the students must darken the option which they feel is correct

  • Corresponding to the option circles, the students will find a box where they have to jot down the correct option

  • The officials will treat the option written in the box as the final answer

  • Students who will circle an option and forget to write the option in the box, the officials will consider the question as "Unattempted"

  • Students who will forget to circle an option but write the option in the box, the officials will consider the question as "Attempted"

  • The OMR sheets will be downloaded by the schools as per the schedule issued to them by CBSE

  • It is the responsibility of the Centre Superintendent to keep these OMR sheets safe until the day of the examination

Check out the link below to access the sample OMR sheet - 

Click here for the sample OMR sheet

Related Links

CBSE Class 10 Admit Card 2022 for Term 1 - Link and Step to Download Hall Ticket Here

CBSE Class 10 Date Sheet 2022 Term 1 (Released) - Download Admit Card, Time Table, Exam Date

CBSE Class 10 Science Term 1, 2 Syllabus & Topic-Wise Weightage

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Term 1, 2 Syllabus & Topic-Wise Weightage

CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Term 1, 2 Syllabus & Topic-Wise Weightage

CBSE Class 10th Toppers 2021 List - Toppers Names, Marks, Percentages & Details

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