How to Prepare for Science Board Exam Class 10?

Class 10th plays a very important role in building the student’s future. It is the foundation of the future of the student. It is also important because, based on class 10th percentage, the student will decide which stream they want to take. One of the toughest streams of class 10th is a science that contains three parts, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the examination of class 10th and class 12th boards, advises the students to follow some tricks and tips to score good marks in these technical subjects.

So, let us find out.

Science Board Exam Class 10- Overview

Class 10th science exam takes place in 2 parts i.e.

  •         One is the theory part, which consists of 80 marks written exams.
  •         The second is based on the internal assessment, which consists of 20 marks. The internal assessment consists of journal submission, practical file submission, and viva.

Science Board Exam Class 10- Subjects

To prepare for Class 10 Science Board Exam, you need to focus on the important topics. Here are the lists of topics which you need to focus on:

For Physics

  •         Human eye
  •         Rays of light
  •         Formula based questions
  •         AC and DC generators

For Chemistry

  •         Chemical reactions
  •         Periodic table
  •         The cleansing action of soap
  •         Concepts of acid and bases

For Biology

  •         Reproduction
  •         Diagrams of organs
  •         One line definition of biology terms
  •         Mendel’s Experiments

Science Board Exam Class 10- Reference Books

Here are the lists of the best books you can buy to prepare for the science exam. You can also purchase these books online. The names of the books are as follows:

  • Physics class 10th  by Lakhwinder Singh and Manjit Kaur
  • Principles of Physics S. Chand Book- N.k Chowdhry
  • Fundamentals of Physics- Pradeep Publications
  • Chemistry class 10th  by  Lakhwinder Singh and Manjit Kaur
  • Biology class 10th by Lakhwinder Singh and Manjit Kaur

Science Board Exam Class 10- Tips and Tricks

  1.       Prepare a proper timetable, plan your schedule according to the number of chapters, and analyze which topic needs more preparation.
  2.       Note down the important notes or highlight them so that you can focus on those points at the time of the revision.
  3.       Sleep at least 7-8 hours before the day of your exam.
  4.       On the day of the exam, do not study new topics. Focus on those topics which you studies already and only need revision.
  5.       Attempt your exam in sequence and make proper diagrams with the proper labeling of parts.
  6.       Try to score more in internal assessments that will help you in the final theory exams.
  7.       Write all the formulas and the periodic table in a separate notebook or in a chart and paste it near your study table so that you can learn it every day.
  8.       Before going through any reference book, first completely revise the NCERT book of the subject as NCERT is known as the bible of the board exams, and those who understand the concept of NCERT can easily score more than 95%.
  9.       Read all the examples and extra questions present at the end of every chapter.
  10.   While attempting the exam, carefully read the question paper before you attempt the answers.

Science Board Exam Class 10- Marking system

The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into three sections A, B, and C. Section A contains MCQs and one line answer questions, and section B contains short answer type questions having three marks each. Lastly, section C contains five marks long answer type questions. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology have equal weightage in the exam.

FAQs on Science Board Exam Class 10

Q1. How much percentage a does a student need to score to get a science stream in +1?

Answer. To opt for the science stream in +1, a student must score 75% to 80% in science subjects in the 10th board.

Q 2. What are the passing marks in class 10th board exams?

Answer. The passing marks in the board exams is equivalent to 33%. If a student fails in one subject, then the result would be a compartment, and if a student fails in more than two subjects, then the student will have to reappear for the examination.

Q 3. What will be the marking scheme of the science exam?

Answer. The science theory exam has three sections. Section A consists of 14 marks, Section B consists of 36 marks, and section C consists of 30 marks.