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Odisha 10th Exam pattern 2022-23 - Check Marking Scheme, Grading System

PriyankaUpdated On: December 15, 2022 05:46 pm IST

BSE Odisha Exam Pattern 2022-23 along with syllabus has been released by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha. As per the new assessment scheme, the current academic year will be split into two terms.

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Odisha 10th Exam Pattern 2022-23: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has issued the 2022–2023 BSE Odisha Exam Pattern and Syllabus. The current academic year is going to be divided into two terms in accordance with the new assessment system. The first term was concluded between May to October 2022, and the duration of the second term is from November 2022 to April 2023. The topics and chapters of several courses, including social studies, mathematics, English, science, and first languages like odia, english, hindi, and urdu, are included in the BSE Odisha 10th curriculum 2022-23.

The distribution of marks and the Odisha 10th Exam Pattern are published by BSE Odisha. In accordance with the Board of Secondary Education, class 10 will follow the entire curriculum published by the board. The students' preparation for the BSE Odisha exams would be aided by understanding the Odisha HSC exam pattern along with syllabus. To know more about paper pattern, students can go through the article below. 

Also Read BSE Odisha Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper: Download PDF

Odisha Class 10 Exam Pattern 2022-23 Highlights

Below are the highlights of the Odisha Class 10 Exam Pattern.

Exam Name

Odisha 10th Class Examination

Conducting Body

Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha

Frequency of Conduction

Once in an Academic Year

Mode of Exam


Exam Duration

3 Hours

Question Paper Marks

100 Marks (Theory Marks + Internal Assessments)

Negative Marking

No Negative Marking

Official Website

Odisha Board Class 10 Exam Pattern 2022-23

For the academic year 2022–2023, the Board of Secondary Education mandates that all classes 9 and 10 adhere to the entire curriculum for both Madhyama, HSC, and State Open School Certificate courses. The SOSC test will be taken in 2022–2023 with the same syllabus for the HSC Ex-Regular, Madhyama, and back candidates. All candidate categories will use the same question bank across all subjects.

Moreover, the Odisha Board Class 10 Examination would be administered using 80 marks rather than 100, according to the most recent BSE notification. The total marks for each exam would be 100, but they would be determined as an average based on the candidate's scores out of 80. This would help students to properly prepare and perform well on the BSE. The students should focus on such updates made by the board. This will encourage them to do better on the tests if they are aware of the specifications of the exam format.

Changes in BSE Odisha Class 10 Exam Pattern

The students must pass the exam with a minimum score of 15 marks in each of the seven courses they must take. Each subject carries a total of 50 marks. The following changes have been made to the Class 10th Boards exam format:-

  • Instead of 3, there will be four sets of objective questions on the exam.
  • To pass the test, students must receive a minimum of 15 marks in each of the objective and subjective sections independently.
  • In the categories of general science and social science, the distribution of 7 and 8 marks will be adjusted to 5 and 10 marks.

Also Read Odisha 10th Syllabus 2022-23

BSE Odisha Marking Scheme and Assessment Criteria 2022-23

Similar to the previous year, the assessment for the academic session 2022–2023 will be based on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation with the following minor changes:

1. Each term will have two formative assessments and one term-ending test. Accordingly, the syllabus has been created for four quarters.

2. The section of the syllabus that makes up around 50% of the total syllabus will be covered in the questions in the term-end examinations (Summative Assessment-I & II).

3. Formative assessments will be used for internal evaluation as normal. Each quarter, there will be one formative assessment.

4. Both summative Assessments will have the same question format.

5. The following weighting will be applied to the various assessments for determining the results.

  • Internal Assessment (IA): 20%
  • Summative Assessment-I (SA-I): 40%
  • Summative Assessment-II (SA-II): 40%

Odisha Class 10 Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme

  • The written component would receive 80 marks under the BSE's recently published grading scheme, but the overall score would stay at 100.
  • The final 20 marks will be awarded either through internal evaluation or practical exams.

Odisha Class 10 Exam Pattern - Assessment Criteria 2022-23

A 2022 Odisha Boards Exam assessment criteria was also announced by the BSE. The following criteria will be used to evaluate candidates for the BSE Odisha Class 10th board exams:-

  • There are 100 total marks awarded for each paper.
  • The theory paper will be worth 80 points, and the practical exam will be worth 20.
  • 50 points are awarded for all objective-type questions.
  • There will be ten parts in total, each with five questions for one mark.
  • Instead of MCQs the question paper will comprise of fill in the blanks, one word answer, one sentence answer, column matching, true/ false.
  • The passing marks for each 100 marks paper is 30 and 50 marks paper is 15.

BSE Class 10 Question Paper Format

Every year, the state's school education department updates its exam structure and publishes an announcement in a blueprint.
Class 10 New Question Patterns by Odisha Board for SA, FA, Public Term-1, Term-2, Term-3, Quarterly, pre-final and annual exams 2023.

  • Papers 1 and 2 are modified to four sections, including Parts A, B, C, and D.
  • The question paper format for both languages and subjects is the same for regular, private, and repeat external course students.

Odisha Board HSC New Exam Scheme 2023

The students must know the latest pattern of marks. 
Sl. NoSubjectTotal MarksPass MarksNo.of periods per week
11st Language (Mother Tongue) Odia/Bengali/Urdu/Telugu/ Hindi/Alternative English100306
22nd Language English/Hindi100306
33rd Language Hindi/Odia50153
4Classical Language Sanskrit/Persian/ Higher English50153
7Social Science10306
8Work Experience104
9Art Education502
10Health & Physical Education50_
Total Marks80018048

Odisha 10th Grading System 2023

Odisha 10th Grading System 2023 is a nine-point-grading-scale, with the highest letter grade as 'A1' and the lowest as 'F'. The Board uses this grading system to confer grades upon the students on the basis of their scores in the Odisha HSC examinations. Along with the grades, a grade value will also be indicated on the Student's report card. This grade value corresponds to the grade secured by them.

A tabular representation of the Odisha 10th Grading System 2023 is displayed below:




> 90% (540 to 600)



80% - 90% (480 to 539)



70% - 80% (420 to 479)


Very Good

60% - 70% (360 to 419)



50% - 60% (300 to 359)


Above Average

40% - 50% (240 to 299)



33% - 40% (198 to 239)



<33% (000 to 197)



9. Candidates securing less than 30 marks in the individual paper(s) but securing aggregate marks more than 197.


Unsatisfactory Needs to appear again 


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