CBSE 10th Maths Exam 2021 : Quick Revision Tips With Important Topics To Ace The Exam

We bring here the tips shared by experienced teachers to prepare for CBSE Class 10 Maths exam easily and effectively in the last few days. Check these preparation tips to score maximum marks in the exam.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the Class 10th Mathematics Exam on 21st May 2021 (Friday). Before the exam, it's a crucial time to revise all that you have prepared throughout the year in Maths. Most of the students consider Maths to be the toughest subject, but if prepared thoroughly, this paper can help you increase your overall grade by scoring full marks.

CBSE Class 10 Maths Blue Print 2021:

For all those students who find preparing for the Maths exam the toughest job, the CBSE blueprint comes as the savior as it will help them to concise the huge syllabus of Maths and make preparations easy for them.

CBSE Class 10 Maths Unitwise Weightage

Unit

Title

Weightage

1

Number System

06

2

Algebra

20

3

Coordinate Geometry

06

4

Geometry

15

5

Trigonometry

12

6

Mensuration

10

7

Statistics And Probability

11

Total Marks

80

Internal Assessment

20

Grand Total

100

CBSE Class 10 Maths Marking Scheme: Check the breakup of marks in CBSE Class 10 Maths question paper to formulate the right strategy for writing the exam perfectly.

CBSE Class 10 Maths Marking Scheme 2019

Marks

No. of Questions

Marks

1 Mark

20(16 + 4 case study Questions)

16 + 16 = 32

2 Marks

6

6 × 2 = 12

3 Marks

7

7 × 3 = 21

5 Marks

3

3 × 5 = 15

Total

40

80

  • Keep on practicing with the previous years' CBSE class 10 Maths question papers as it will make you more efficient in decoding the problems asked in the Maths paper.
  • Revise the important formulae and theorems frequently whenever you get time.
  • NCERT is the most important book to ace the examination. Students should focus on completing all the examples and questions from the Class 10 Maths NCERT book.
  • Practice the NCERT Exemplar Problems thoroughly as the questions of high complexity in exams are generally picked from the Class 10 Maths NCERT Exemplar book.
  • Avoid picking any new topic which you have not studied yet.
  • A day before the exam, carefully go through all important formulas, theorems, and identities.
  • Take light food and adequate rest to keep you calm and stress-free.
  • Avoid late-night study just the day before the exam as it will only exhaust your brain making you anxious and nervous.

Topics to revise on the last day before the CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam 2021:

  • Prepare questions of Trigonometry, Mensuration, and Statistics first as questions of high weightage will be asked from these units.
  • Practice questions on Arithmetic Progressions as the paper will have two/three questions from this chapter.
  • Revise important theorems like Pythagoras theorem, Basic Proportionality theorem, and areas of similar triangles. The question paper will surely have two/three questions based on these topics.
  • Practice the questions based on the construction of a triangle similar to a given triangle. One question will surely be asked for three to four marks in the Class 10 Maths paper.
  • Practice the problems based on trigonometric identities as the Maths paper will contain Questions of 7 to 8 marks from this topic.

For example:

  • One question on Probability will also be there in two/three marks questions.
  • Question on Statistics will be there in both three and four marks questions, which is considered to be the easy and scoring part of the exam.
  • Questions based on Mensuration will be there in all sections and asked for the maximum weightage. Keep all the formulas related to surface areas and volumes of solids (mentioned in the syllabus) affirmed in your brain.

For example:

  • One question on ‘Angle of elevation, Angle of Depression’ will surely be asked for four marks in section D of Maths paper.
  • Questions on Linear Equation, like a unique solution, infinitely many solutions, no solution, and questions like finding the value of 'k' will be asked under one/two marks type questions.

Things to Consider During the Examination:

  • In the first 15 minutes before the exam, read all 30 questions in the paper properly and mark them into categories viz easy, manageable, and tough. Then make a rough plan to attempt them starting with the easy questions first.
  • Write the step-wise answer to each question as in CBSE Exams, separate marks are given for each step.
  • In addition to having a correct answer, you will also be assessed by the methods and principles applied in a solution.
  • Feel free to think out your answers on rough paper where you feel stuck or confused. It will help you to understand the question quicker and write a proper solution for it. 
  • Draw graphs and figures wherever required as it can help you to score more marks if you make them with concentration and neatness.
  • Maintain speed and accuracy hand in hand.
  • Spare at least 15 minutes in last to recheck your answers and numbering of questions to avoid any silly mistakes that might take away your important marks.

Analyzing the trends followed in the previous year's CBSE Class 10 Maths papers and the latest examination pattern, experts are expecting the CBSE Class 10 Maths Paper 2021 to be easy, direct, and straight from the NCERT textbook. However, two to three questions may be tricky, but with a clear conceptual understanding, one can easily solve them. So, don't get worried and stressed about your Maths Exam. Rather, make it a fun experience. Stay prepared and alert to crack the exam with flying colors.

Keep Practicing!

 

15 March, 2021, 12:31 pm

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CBSE 10th Maths Exam Pattern 2021 : Check Question Paper Format, Unit-Wise Weightage, Internal Assessment

CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 will begin on 4th May. The board is chalking out a strategy to conduct exams in offline mode while maintaining social distancing and taking all necessary precautions to keep it safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, students should gear up for taking one of the most important exams, i.e., the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam. Here, we are going to discuss the latest pattern of examination for Class 10 Maths subject. You will know here the expected format of the paper for the Maths Board Exam. The pattern will be discussed here for both the papers - Maths Basic and Maths Standard. We will also provide you other important details with the help of which you will be able to make preparation for the exam in an organized manner. This will, in turn, increase your chances of scoring high marks in the CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam 2021.

Unit-wise weightage to be followed in the CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam 2021 is as follows:

Unit Name

Marks

I. NUMBER SYSTEMS

06

II. ALGEBRA

20

III. COORDINATE GEOMETRY

06

IV. GEOMETRY

15

V. TRIGONOMETRY

12

VI. MENSURATION

10

VII. STATISTICS & PROBABILITY

11

Total

80

The above weightage distribution will be applicable for both Maths Standard and Maths Basic papers. The format of the question paper will also remain the same for both options.

CBSE Class 10 Maths Board Exam will be of 100 marks constituting 80 marks of theory paper and the remaining 20 marks of the Internal Assessment.

The Question Paper Format for the Class 10 Maths Standard and Maths Basic Board Exam will be as follows:

(i) There will be a total of 36 questions divided into two parts A and B.

(ii) Both Part A and Part B will have internal choices.

(iii) Part - A will consist of two sections- I and II.

  • Section I will have has 16 questions of 1 mark each. The internal choice will be provided in 5 questions.
  • Section II will have 4 questions based on the case study. Each case study will have 5 case-based sub-parts. The candidate will be required to attempt any 4 out of 5 sub-parts.

(iv) Part - B will include 7 questions from number 21 to number 36.

  • Question No 21 to 26 will be Very short answers type questions of 2 marks each.
  • Question No 27 to 33 will be Short Answer Type questions of 3 marks each
  • Question No 34 to 36 will be Long Answer Type questions of 5 marks each.
  • The internal choice will be provided in 2 questions of 2 marks, 2 questions of 3 marks, and 1 question of 5 marks.

Important Note:

  1. This year CBSE Class 10 Maths Question Paper will not have any Multiple Choice Type Questions (MCQs).
  2. The case study-based question in Section II of Part A will be new for students. So, they should thoroughly understand the theme of such questions and learn the right skills to obtain correct answers for them.

Internal assessment for the CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam will include the following components:

  • Pen Paper Test and Multiple Assessment - 10 marks
  • Portfolio - 05 Marks
  • Lab Practical (Lab activities to be done from the prescribed books) - 05 Marks

Students with Maths Standard or Maths Basic options should have a clear idea of the type and difficulty level of their choice of paper. For this, they should thoroughly analyze the relevant sample paper and make preparations for their exam in accordance with the same. This is the best time to peep into each and every detail related to the board examination so that you don't have to panic at the last moment.

 

12 March, 2021, 11:28 am

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CBSE 10th Board Exam 2021 : Top 7 Tips to Finish Maths Paper On Time

Students often face problems in completing the Maths paper on time due to the long and tricky calculations performed while solving the Maths questions. Students generally panic while solving questions in exams due to which they are unable to finish the paper on time. Just because they run out of time, they have to leave a few questions unwillingly, and quite often it has been observed that the questions they leave are those which they could do very easily. Such a situation becomes very disappointing.

In this article, we have summed up some important tips on how to attempt the Maths paper correctly and finish it before time nonetheless the overwhelming pressure of the board exam.

1. Know the examination pattern and question paper design
In order to write the Maths exam smoothly, the most important thing is to understand the examination pattern/ question paper design which will make you familiarised with the structure of the question paper you will get in the board exam. Moreover, you will also get to know the formats in which questions will be asked and their mark breakup. If you will be having an idea about the pattern of questions then you won’t find it difficult to understand the structure of the paper on the final day which will definitely save some of your crucial time.

2. Prepare a strategy for the exam before you take it

After understanding the examination pattern, the next job is to deeply analyze the exam pattern and prepare a strategy for the final exam. Check the number of questions, their types, and mark breakup to be followed in the CBSE board question paper.

The following table states the questions structure for CBSE Board Mathematics Exam 2020:

Section

Number of Questions

Marks per question

A

20 (1-20)

1

B

6 (21-26)

2

C

7 (27-33)

3

D

3 (34-36)

5

Thus, you will have to solve a total of 36 questions in 3 hours, i.e., in 180 minutes. So, you should make a proper time division so that you are able to attempt all questions well on time.

A moderate time division can be done as below:

Section

Number of questions

Time

A (1 mark questions)

20

50  minutes (including case-study based questions)

B (2 marks questions)

6

30 minutes

C (3 marks questions)

7

40 minutes

D (4 marks questions)

3

40 minutes

Total

36

160 minutes

Following the above time division plan, you will still have about 20 minutes left with you which can be utilized in reviewing the whole paper, checking the complex calculations, and attempting the left questions. Remember one thing, there is no negative marking in board exams, so you must try to attempt all questions. 

3. Use the first 15 minutes effectively

The best thing that CBSE offers its students is the 15 minutes reading time before they start writing their exam. These, 15 minutes can be of great help to prepare a strategy for writing the exam appropriately. You must read all 40 questions properly and mark them into three categories- easy, manageable, and tough. This is done to have an overall idea about the questions and make a rough plan to attempt all of them smoothly and correctly.

4. Don't worry about the tough/complex problems

While going through the paper, when you find some questions that seem to be tough or complex to you, you need not worry about it as this anxiety will only harm your performance. So, you just start with easier problems. As you will move further solving each question and obtaining correct answers, you will gain confidence for the complex problems as well. This way, when you will actually work on them, you will find most of them to be much easier than they seemed earlier to you.

5. Understand the worth of each question

Now when you are going to attempt the paper, you must have an idea that how much each question is worth and estimate the time you should spend working on each one, so that you don’t waste much time on a question that won’t fetch you enough marks otherwise you will lose some important marks for other questions which might be left unsolved due to the time lack.

6. Maintain speed and accuracy hand in hand

Maintain accuracy while you are solving quickly. Make sure you don't get confused between two different topics. Try to implement quicker methods in calculations to save your precious time. Be careful with the signs and terms used in a problem otherwise, it will take a lot of time to solve a problem leading to an incorrect answer. Be even more careful while copying a question from the question paper.

7. Keep a close watch on the time

Keeping an eye on your watch will help you keep a track of the time and know how many questions are still left. Moreover, it will help you check that you are strictly adhering to the time allocation scheme you had decided on in the beginning. However, a minor variation in the time allotted to each section or question is not at all a reason to worry. 

Along with preparing hard for an exam, it’s very important to make a strategy to write that exam in the proper way and within time so that your hard work gets reflected in your answer sheet. So, study hard and prepare smart, you will definitely succeed.

All the Very Best!

 

9 March, 2021, 4:05 pm

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