Know All About CBSE Grade 10 Term 1 Examinations

by Asmita Kundu August 24, 2021

CBSE Class 10 Term 1 Examinations

In the latest series of developments, CBSE has introduced some major changes to the Class 10 curriculum. These changes encompass a lot of spheres such as exam pattern, exam timelines and syllabus. Discontinuing the earlier trend of a single annual examination at the completion of the year, CBSE has said that the exam will be conducted in two terms - Term 1 and Term 2 exams. The syllabus for both the term-end examinations will be rationalised, and the examination timelines will differ as well. Here, we have provided a complete overview of what the CBSE Class 10 Term 1 examination exam will entail, along with the CBSE Class 10 Term 1 syllabus and more. 


Term 1 Exam Pattern and Timeline For Class 10 

The CBSE has drafted a new exam pattern for the Term 1 exams to be held for the students of Class 10. A complete look at the exam pattern for Class 10 Term 1 exams of CBSE has been provided in detail below. Prepare for Term 1 with Vedantu

Particulars

Details

Exam

CBSE Class 10 Term 1

Timeline

November-December (to be held in a flexible schedule over a period of 4 to 8 weeks) 

Duration of Exam

1.5 hours (90 minutes)

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions (Case-Based, Assertion-Reason Type)

Exam Type

OMR Based (OMR sheets to be provided by respective schools)

Conducting Body

CBSE


Class 10 Term 1 Exam Syllabus

Among the many changes introduced in the CBSE Class 10 curriculum, a major change can be seen in the case of the CBSE Term 1, Term 2 Class 10 syllabus. The Board has revealed that the syllabus will be rationalised for both the term-end exams, and each will carry questions from only half of the syllabus. This implies the CBSE Term 1 exam will comprise only 50 percent of the syllabus. Check out the complete details of the Term 1 syllabus for Class 10 subject-wise below.


Mathematics

Unit Name

Marks

Trigonometry

5

Algebra

10

Number Systems

6

Coordinate Geometry

6

Geometry

6

Statistics & Probability

3

Mensuration

4

Total

40

Internal Assessment

10

Total Overall

50


Science

Unit Name

Marks

Chapter - 2: Matter-Its Nature and Behaviour 

9

Chapter - 5, 6: Organization in the Living World 

18

Chapters - 8, 9: Motion, Force and Work

13

Internal Assessment

10

Total Overall

50


Social Science

Unit Name

Marks

Contemporary India – I 

10

India and the Contemporary World -1 

10

Democratic Politics – I

10

Economics

10

Internal Assessment

10

Total Overall

50


English

Section

Marks

Reading - Questions based on unseen passages to assess evaluation,  vocabulary, inference, analysis and interpretation:  

  1. Discursive passage (400-450 words) 

  2. Case-based Factual passage (with statistical data/visual input/chart etc. 200-250 words)

10

Writing 

  1. Descriptive paragraph (Person)

  2. Short Story (based on beginning line, outline, cues etc.)


Grammar 

  1. Tenses 

  2. Determiners 

  3. Reported Speech 

  4. Subject-Verb Concord 

  5. Modals 

  6. Commands and Requests 

  7. Statements 

  8. Questions

10

Literature 

First Flight Prose

  1. Two Stories About Flying 

  2. A Letter to God 

  3. Nelson Mandela 

  4. From the Diary of Anne Frank 

  5. The Hundred Dresses 1 

  6. The Hundred Dresses 2


First Flight Poems

  1. Dust of Snow 

  2. Fire and Ice 

  3. A Tiger in the Zoo 

  4. The Ball Poem


Footprints Without Feet

  1. A Triumph of Surgery 

  2. The Thief’s Story 

  3. Footprints Without Feet

20

Total 

40

Internal Assessment 

10

Grand Total 

50


Prepare for Class 10 Term 1 Exam with Vedantu

Here we have provided you with a complete insight into how the Class 10 Term 1 examinations will look like, along with brief insights into the syllabus of the major subjects. With so many changes across the board, many of you might feel overwhelmed as to how to prepare for the exams. Whether you are a parent or a student, our dynamic study plan assures that no such change will affect your studies in any manner. The all-integrated study plan of Vedantu will ensure that you are able to make a smooth transition as per the new curriculum requirements of CBSE Class 10. Moreover, at Vedantu, you will find practice test series especially carved out for Term 1 and Term 2 exams which will assure exam readiness for every student. Come on board with and begin your journey towards wholesome learning.