CBSE Class 10 Social Science Blueprint 2024: Marking scheme, paper pattern

Chinmayai Ajay Bobade
Chinmayai Ajay BobadeUpdated On: February 12, 2024 04:44 pm IST
The complete details regarding CBSE Class 10 Social Science Blueprint 2024 are given below. Find the section-wise and question-wise paper pattern along with the marking scheme here.
CBSE Class 10 Social Science Blueprint 2024CBSE Class 10 Social Science Blueprint 2024

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Blueprint 2024: The theory paper of CBSE social science is conducted for 80 marks. The paper has six sections, A to F, and 37 questions. All these questions are compulsory but internal choices are provided. The question paper is set such that 50% of the weightage or 40 marks will be for competency-based questions and the rest will be for textbook-based questions.

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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Blueprint 2024

Tabulated here are the detailed paper pattern and marking scheme of CBSE 10th social science 2024 question paper:

SectionQuestion TypeTotal Number of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
Section AMultiple-choice questions20 questions1 mark20 marks
Section BVery short answer type questions4 questions2 marks8 marks
Section CShort answer type questions5 questions3 marks15 marks
Section DLong answer type questions4 questions5 marks20 marks
Section ECase-based questions3 questions4 marks12 marks
Section FMap-based questions1 question37a – 2 marks
37b – 3 marks
5 marks
Overall---37 questions---80 marks

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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Blueprint 2024 Important Instructions

Section-wise instructions regarding the marking scheme, answering pattern, and others are outlined here:

  • Section A has no internal choice and hence, all questions from Q.1 to Q.20 are compulsory.
  • Section B has questions from Q.21 to Q.24 in which a choice is provided in Q.22. The answers to each question in Section B should not exceed 40 words.
  • Section C has five questions from Q.25 to Q.29 in which a choice is provided in Q.26. The answers to each question in Section C should not exceed 60 words.
  • Each question from Q.30 to Q.33 has one extra choice option i.e., the candidate must only answer any one of the two sub-questions per question. Also, each question is not to be answered in more than 120 words.
  • In Section E, there will be two 1-mark questions and one 2-mark question. No internal choice is provided in this section. Hence, all questions are compulsory. The answer to each question must not exceed 100 words.
  • There are two sub-questions in Section F. Q.37a is from History and Q.37b is from Geography. Internal choice in sub-questions is provided.

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