The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released sample papers for the upcoming class 10 board exam. Class 10 maths sample paper are released on the official website of the board. There are 2 sample papers available separately for maths- basic and for maths – standard.

Know from here, what is the difference between the two divisions of maths. The maths – basic is for those who do not want to take up maths in class 11th and 12th and the syllabus for which is also not tough and includes easy mathematics. And on the other hand maths – standard is for those wanting to pursue higher qualifications in maths after class 10th. However the Standard-Level Mathematics assesses higher Mathematical abilities compared to Basic-Level.

According to the reports this new pattern has been rolled out to bring down the pressure of the students who fears maths and who do not want to pursue math in the near future i.e after class 10th board exam.

In order to assess the sample paper and know about the marking scheme which is going to be followed in the paper aspiring students must visit the official website of the board cbseacademic.nic.in -> Move the cursor over “Sample Question Paper” on top of the website -> A dropdown list containing different years sample papers -> Choose class 10th -> Select the category of maths for which your are seeking a sample paper for.

Maths basic follows a marking scheme of maximum marks 80 containing 40 questions bifurcated in 4 sections. Wherein section A contains 20 questions, Section B (6), Section C (8) and Section 8 having 6 questions. Marks allotted to each question in each section are 1 mark, 2 mark, 3 marks and 4 marks respectively. Exam will be conducted for a total duration of 3 hours.

Marking scheme of maths standard is however the same as being followed by maths basic with a total of 80 marks allotted to it. There is no overall choice provided in the paper but an internal choice has been provided in two questions of 1 mark each, two questions of 2 marks each, three questions of 3 marks each, and three questions of 4 marks each in both paper.

According to the CBSE released circular the concept of two levels of exam in mathematics will not increase the burden on the child as he/she will have the option to pick either level. And moreover, the syllabus prescribed by CBSE will remain the same for both the levels. Also students can change to standard level even after the declaration of the exam. This can be done by appearing in the Standard Level at the Compartment examination.