Let us discuss CBSE Sample Paper 2017-18 of Mathematics Class 10 

 

There are 4 sections

Section How many marks? Number of Questions Total Marks
Section A 1 marks each 6 1 × 6 = 6
Section B 2 marks each 6 2 × 6 = 12
Section C 3 marks each 10 3 × 10 = 30
Section D 4 marks each 8 4 × 8 = 32
Total     80

 

Marks per Chapter

According to CBSE Syllabus , the marks per unit is like this

Units Chapters of NCERT Marks
I. Number System Chapter 1 6
II. Algebra Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 20
III. Coordinate Geometry Chapter 7
IV. Geometry Chapter 6, 10, 11 15
V. Trigonometry Chapter 8, 9 12
VI. Mensuration Chapter 12, 13 10 
VII. Statistics & Probability Chapter 14, 15 11
  Total   80

 

In this sample paper, lets see how many questions of which chapter are asked

Chapter 1 Mark Questions 2 Mark Questions 3 Mark Questions 4 Mark Questions Total Marks
Chapter 1 1 1 1   6
Chapter 2     1   3
Chapter 3   1 1   5
Chapter 4 1     1 5
Chapter 5 1 1   1 7
Chapter 6 1   1 1 8
Chapter 7 1 1 1   6
Chapter 8 1   1 1 8
Chapter 9       1 4
Chapter 10     1   3
Chapter 11       1 4
Chapter 12     1   3
Chapter 13     1 1 7
Chapter 14     1 1 7
Chapter 15   2     4
Total         80

 

Points to be noted about marking

  • 1 mark question has no step marking. If the answer is wrong, 1 mark is cut.

  • Writing units is important or half marks is cut, eg: x =3 is wrong, x = 3 metre is right.

  • Formula of all chapters has 1/2 marks

  • Formula of Statistics (Chapter 14) has 1 mark

  • In Chapter 9 Heights and Distances, 1 mark is given for correct figure

  • 1 Question of Theorem will come. (Of Chapter 6 or 10)

  • 1 4-Marks question of Construction will come 

  • In Construction Question - Writing steps has no marks, just make the figure

  • NCERT Questions are very important  - 6 Questions out of 30 have come straight from NCERT. 3 Questions are similar to NCERT
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