Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has today, November 24, 2021, released the sample paper for the subject Information Technology (IT). Sample question paper and marking scheme have been uploaded as separate PDF documents on the official website cbsecaademic.nic.in. Candidates who have opted for this skill subject are advised to download both PDFs for their reference.
The sample question paper will help students understand the type of questions to expect in the actual exam. The marking scheme will help candidates prepare in a more systematic fashion. Here’s how they can access the documents.
How to download the CBSE Class 10 IT Sample Paper and Marking Scheme?
To download the two PDF documents, students are advised to follow the steps given below –
Step 1: Visit the official website cbse.nic.in and click on the “Academic Website” option.
Step 2: By doing so, CBSE’s academic page will open in a new tab. Hover the cursor over “Sample Question Paper” to access the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Hover over the option “SQP 2021-2022” and choose Class X. After doing so, another new page will open displaying the subjects and the respective links for downloading sample papers and marking schemes.
Step 4: IT is not part of the main subjects. It is a skill subject and hence, click on the “SQP (Skill Subjects) option.
Step 5: Again, a list of options for downloading sample papers will appear on the screen. Select the “Class-X Term 1” underneath the “Session 2021-22 term 1” menu. A list of blocks specifying various subjects will appear on the screen.
Step 6: Click on the link for the document which needs to be downloaded i.e., either SQP or MS.
Step 7: Download or print a copy of both documents for future reference.
According to the CBSE Class 10 term I marking scheme for IT, the paper will be conducted for a duration of 60 minutes or 1 hour. Students will have to use this one hour to attempt and complete all three sections. The paper will be held for a maximum of 25 marks with internal choices in all sections. These sections are as follows –
# Section A – 5 marks and 6 questions, based on employability skills
# Section B – 15 marks and 20 questions, based on subject-specific skills
# Section C – 5 marks and 7 questions, based on competency skills
For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 1 mark, after taking into account the internal choices. Since it’s an MCQ-based exam, candidates will need to be thorough with their preparation to score 25/25 marks!