CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2021: Passing Criteria and changes in paper pattern explained

CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2021, Central Board of Secondary Education would be conducted from May 4, 2021 to June 10, 2021. The detailed timetable or CBSE Class 10 date sheet 2021 is expected to be released soon. Check the Class 10 passing criteria and changes in paper pattern made this year.

This year, the syllabus for class 10 board examination has been reduced by about 30 per cent for all subjects. Revised syllabus for each subject is available on the official website Direct link to revised CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for 2020-21 is provided here.

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CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2021: Passing Criteria

Like previous years, this year also the CBSE would be using the passing criteria of 33% aggregate for students. The 33% score is from 100 and includes the cumulative score of students in theory as well as internal assessment examinations.

For most of the subjects (but not all), 20 marks are marked for internal assessment and students have to appear for the 80 marks theory paper in the board exams. As per the passing criteria, students have to score a total of 33 marks (in internal and theory exam).

This was extended in 2020 and now in 2021 board examinations by the board in view of the pandemic. CBSE also has a grace marks policy but students are advised not to rely on the same.

CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2021: Changes in paper pattern

For most of the part, the question paper pattern has remained the same. The minor differences noted by teachers this year, as per Sample Papers released is an increase in Multiple Choice Questions. Earlier the short answer questions were in the form of multiple choice, fill in the blanks and one word. From 2021, the number of MCQs has been increased.

The number of questions and internal choices would remain the same this year. Students are advised to refer to the CBSE Class 10 Sample Papers 2021 for all subjects to prepare for the examination.

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