A guide to CBSE Class 10 Sample Paper and how to use them effectively.
Class 10th brings change for students in many ways. It requires a change in the approach toward studies and a shift in the study practices. Students are often left perplexed about how they should start and go about it. With each class, their syllabus becomes lengthy and more complicated as well. Class 10th is merely a beginning in that aspect.
Our previous article discussed the first part of the process- The Syllabus Analysis. In case you haven’t read it yet, check out our article
Besides the above link, you may also download the syllabus from the official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education cbse.gov.in
The first step is followed by consistency. Consistency in studies, revisions, attending lectures, regular practice, etc. But what would you do after your syllabus is covered and enough revisions are done? The next step is Solving Sample Papers.
In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips on how to use sample papers for your CBSE class 10 preparation. We will also share some links where you can download free sample papers for all subjects.
How to use sample papers for CBSE class 10 preparation?
Here are some steps that you can follow to make the most of sample papers for your CBSE class 10 preparation:
- Download sample papers for all subjects from reliable sources. You can find some links at the end of this post.
- Solve sample papers in a timed manner, as if you are taking the actual exam. Follow the instructions and marking scheme given in the sample paper.
- After solving each sample paper, check your answers with the solutions provided and evaluate your performance. Note down your mistakes and areas of improvement.
- Analyze your performance and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Focus on improving your weak areas and revising your strong areas.
- Repeat the process with different sample papers until you are confident and comfortable with all topics and types of questions.
Benefits of solving sample papers for CBSE class 10 preparation
Solving sample papers for CBSE class 10 preparation has many benefits, such as:
- It helps you familiarize yourself with the latest CBSE syllabus and exam pattern.
- It helps you practice different types of questions and improve your problem-solving skills.
- It helps you improve your speed, accuracy, and time management skills.
- It helps you identify your gaps in knowledge and understanding and rectify them before the exam.
- It helps you boost your confidence and reduce your exam stress.
When are the Sample Papers released?
The Central Board of Secondary Education releases the sample papers each years in the month of September on the official website cbseacademic.nic.in. Apart from the official website, the Sample Papers of class 10th for 2023-2024 and the last 10 years are linked below, FOR FREE!!
CBSE Class 10 Sample Paper for Last 10 Years
Here are some links where you can download free sample papers for CBSE class 10 for all subjects:
A student must solve at least 5 sample papers for each subject.
Yes, the current year paper will comprise 40% MCQ questions, 20% competency-based, and 40% subjective questions (short/long answer type).
A student must secure 33% to pass the examination i.e. 26 marks.
Ideally, the students should solve the sample papers one month prior to their board examination.