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  • Last Modified on 23-09-2022

CBSE Class 10 Exam 2022

About Exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts Class 10 examinations for students studying in schools affiliated with the board. Students who have passed their Class 9 exams from any recognised board of education and have studied for a year in Class 10 are eligible to take the CBSE 10th board exams. To register for CBSE exams, students must fill the application forms and pay the examination fees.

After two years of the academic session being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSE Class 10 academic session has resumed normalcy in 2022-23. The page covers important aspects of 10th CBSE like preparation tips, the latest syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme and other significant information for the students to start their class 10 board exam preparation effectively.

CBSE Class 10 Brochure

The CBSE Class 10 brochure contains all relevant information related to the 10th standard curriculum, syllabus and other course related details. Download the CBSE Class 10 new brochure here.

CBSE Class 10 Exam Summary

For the past two years, CBSE has had to make modifications in the Class 10 exams to cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the situation returning to normal, CBSE has decided to discontinue the two-term system and resume regular board exams. Students can refer to the table below for important details about the CBSE Class 10 exams:

Name of Exam

CBSE Class 10 Board Exam

Conducting Board

Central Board of Secondary Education

Exam Level

National Level

Frequency of Exam


Mode of Registration

Offline for regular students

Online for private candidates

Registration Fees

INR 1500 for five subjects; INR 300 for each additional subject

Mode of Exam


10th Primary Subjects

Science, Mathematics and Social Science

10th Language Subjects

English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi,and other regional languages

Official Website

CBSE Official Website

CBSE Class 10 Latest Updates 2022


    • September 9, 2022: The compartment exam results have been released on the official website.
    • September 5, 2022: The compartment exam verification of marks will take place from the second day of result declaration to the third day.
    • September 5, 2022: Students can obtain the scanned photocopy of the compartment exam answer booklet from the 8th day of the result declaration to the 8th day only.
    • September 5, 2022: Students also can send their compartment exam result for re-evaluation from the 13th day of the result declaration to the 13th day only.


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CBSE Class 10 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

For the academic session 2022-23, CBSE has decided to resume the regular Class 10 board exam and do away with the two-term system. The exam pattern for CBSE Class 10 2022-23 are as follows:

  • Each paper will be of 3 hours duration.
  • Questions will include case-based, situation-based, open-ended, short-answer, and long-response type questions.
  • Total marks in each subject are 100. The theory section is of 80 marks and the remaining 20 marks will be allotted for practicals or internal assessment.
  • The theory paper will comprise of the following type of questions with their respective weightage of marks:
    • Very Short Answer Questions - 1 mark each 
    • Short Answer Type Questions I - 2 marks each
    • Short Answer Type Questions II  - 3 marks each 
    • Value-based Questions - 4 marks
  • Long Answer Type Questions - 5 marks each
  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

CBSE Class 10 Exam Syllabus 2022

Exam Syllabus

The CBSE Class 10 syllabus 2022-23 has been released on the official website. Students who plan to appear for the 10 board examinations must be aware of the new syllabus for Class 10 CBSE 2022-23.

Here students find the exam patterns, mark distribution, essential topics to be focused on and preparation tips to score higher marks. 

Check the subject-wise CBSE Class 10 syllabus from the table below:

S.No. Subject Syllabus PDF
1 Maths Download
2 English Download
3 Science Download
4 Social Science Download
5 Hindi Download

CBSE Class 10 Exam Blueprint

The CBSE Class 10 exam blueprint will help students familiarise themselves with the marks weightage of each chapter for each subject. It is very essential for designing a well-planned study routine and giving students an idea on how much they need to focus on each topic.

CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam Blueprint 2022-23

Below, the CBSE Class 10 Maths exam blueprint has been provided for reference:

Sr. No. Chapter Name Marks
1 Number System 10
2 Algebra 20
3 Coordinate Geometry 4
4 Geometry 27
5 Mensuration 13
6 Statistics & Probability 06
  Total 80
  Internal Assessment 20
  Grand Total 100

CBSE Class 10 Science Exam Blueprint 2022-23

Below, the CBSE Class 10 Science exam blueprint has been provided for reference:

Sr. No. Chapters Marks
1 Matter - Nature and Behaviour 25
2 Organization in the Living World 22
3 Motion, Force and Work 27
4 Food; Food Production 06
Total 80  
Internal Assessment 20  

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Exam Blueprint 2022-23

Below, the CBSE Class 10 Social Science exam blueprint has been provided for reference:

No. Units Marks
1 India and the Contemporary World – II 20
2 Contemporary India – II 20
3 Democratic Politics - II 20
4 Understanding Economic Development 20
  Total 80
  Internal Assessment 20
  Grand Total 100

CBSE Class 10 English Exam Blueprint 2022-23

Below, the CBSE Class 10 English exam blueprint has been provided for reference:

Section Total Marks
Reading Comprehension 20
Writing Skill and Grammar 20
Language Through Literature 40
Total 80
Internal Assessment 20
Grand Total 100

CBSE Class 10 Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Students can go through the study plan in order to obtain a good rank in CBSE Class 10 Exam below:

CBSE Class 10 Preparation Tips

  • Students should start preparing for their exams from the commencement of the academic year to score good marks. Furthermore, students should refer to the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly to prepare for all the topics effectively.
  • One must solve CBSE Class 10 previous year question papers to get complete knowledge about the types of questions asked in the previous years' exams. Also, note down the time spent on each question to plan the strategy. Also, mark the essential questions and maintain notes on them.
  • Students are advised to take the free CBSE Class 10 Mock Test on Embibe. Once a student gets the mock test results, Embibe brings a detailed exam analysis by telling the student how much time has been spent on each of the questions. 

CBSE Class 10 Detailed Study Plan

Students preparing for the CBSE Board Class 10 exams should refer to the CBSE preparation tips to ace their exams:

  • Going Through the Syllabus: This is the very first and most crucial CBSE Board Class 10 exam preparation tip. The most critical aspect of any exam preparation is knowing the curriculum. So, first and foremost, look over the curriculum thoroughly.

    They should decide the topics they need to study and rank them in order of importance. As a result, they will have a better sense of how to begin the research and what themes are vital to cover and other important details. They also should look at the CBSE Board Class 10 exam pattern to see how each topic is weighted and plan accordingly.
  • Make a Study Schedule: The next CBSE Class 10 exam preparation advice is to make a study schedule and stick to it in order to study systematically. When planning a study routine, one should allocate time to all subjects in a shuffled manner.

    Make time for hobbies and interests to keep the mind active. Examine the CBSE Board Class 10 exam timetable and create a schedule covering the full syllabus at least two months before the exams. Then begin revising to remember the subjects.
  • Refer to the Prescribed Reference Books: Students should try and grasp all of the themes from the recommended books once they've identified the topics to study. These books contain information on all themes in an easy-to-understand format. The best way to prepare for the Class 10 examinations is to use NCERT books. After finishing the specified volumes, one can move on to other reference books to practice with extra questions on specific topics.
  • Maintain a Separate Notebook for Each Subject: Maintaining a separate notebook for each subject is a smart practice to get into because it allows a student to jot down essential points, chapter summaries, and a student's own responses to questions. These notebooks are really useful for revising and improving CBSE Board Class 10 exam grades.
  • Clear All Doubts: "A little knowledge is a hazardous thing," is a famous adage. So, if a student has any doubts about a topic, have them cleared and understand the principles. Keeping the doubts as they are could lead to a misunderstanding. 
  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle and a Positive Outlook:
    • A popular and accurate adage goes, "A healthy mind dwells in a healthy body." So keep yourself in shape.
    • Maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet.
    • Stay hydrated by drinking water while studying.
    • Keep the mind and body in shape by doing some gentle workouts.
    • Take an early stroll to clear your head.

CBSE Class 10 Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Analysis

Solving the previous years' papers before the Board exams will be very helpful, as it helps students find out and understand the exam pattern. It will also help the students to learn time management and assess the difficulty level of questions in the exam, and improve any areas they feel weak in.

Students can download CBSE Class 10 Previous Year Papers for practice and improve speed in solving the question papers. Below Embibe has provided the CBSE Class 10 previous year question papers for  reference:

Subject 2018 2019 2020
Maths Download Download Download
Science Download Download Download

CBSE Class 10 Previous Year Topper List

Topper List Success Stories

99.04% of students passed the CBSE Class 10 results 2021, which is the highest pass percentage ever. At the same time, the pass percentage for boys is 98.89%. More than 2 lakh students have scored 90% or more, while 57,824 students have scored 95% or more. Some of the CBSE Class 10 toppers scored 498-499/500 marks.

CBSE Class 10 Topper List for 2021

Here, students can find the CBSE Class 10 toppers for 2021, as well as pass percentages and school information.

Name School Name Percentage
Amrutanshi Mohanty Sri International School 99.8%
Sriram Patnaik ODM Public School 99.8%
Dhruvi Singh Ryan International School 99.8%
Kushagra Mishra Ryan International School 99.8%

CBSE Class 10 Topper List for 2020

More than 41,000 students have scored 95% marks in CBSE Class 10 Result 2020. CBSE decided not to declare the merit list and toppers for CBSE 10 Board Exams 2020. However, let's check out the names of Class 10 students who have topped their districts and schools and have scored 99% and above in CBSE 10 Result 2020.

Names Marks Percentage District
Shirija Chhabra 499/500 99.8% New Delhi
P. Harini 499/500 99.8% Chennai
Ritesh Agarwal 498/500 99.6% Haldwani
Aryan Bhatt 497/500 99.4% Haldwani
Ritika Agarwal 497/500 99.4% Haldwani
Jasraj Singh 497/500 99.4% Faridabad
Siddhant Chandra 496/500 99.2% Faridabad

CBSE Class 10 Topper List for 2019

The toppers list for CBSE Class 10 2019 are as follows:

Toppers Name Marks Scored
Siddhant Pengoriya 499
Divyansh Wadhwa 499
Yogesh Kumar Gupta 499
Ankur Mishra 499
Vatsal Varshney 499
Manya 499
Aryan Jha 499
Taru Jain 499
Bhavana N Sivadas 499
Ish Madan 499
Divjot Kaur Jaggi 499
Apoorva Jain 499
Shivani Lath 499

CBSE Class 10: Previous Year Statistics

In the table below, we have provided the CBSE Class 10 previous years' statistics:

Year Total Appeared Students Boys’ Pass % Girls’ Pass % Overall Pass %
2021 21,50,608 98.89 99.24 99.04
2020 18,85,885 90.14 93.31 91.46
2019 17,61,078 90.14 92.45 91.1
2018 16,24,682 85.32 88.67 86.7
2017 16,60,123 93.4 92.5 93.06
2016 14,89,021 96.11 96.36 96.21
2015 13,65,488 96.98 97.82 97.32
2014 13,25,247 98.73 99.05 98.86

CBSE Class 10 Region-wise Performance of 2021

CBSE Class 10 region-wise performance is given below:

Regions Pass Percentage
Trivandrum 99.99%
Bengaluru 99.96%
Chennai 99.94%
Pune 99.92%
Ajmer 99.88%

CBSE Class 10 Important Dates 2022

About Exam

  • The Term 2 CBSE Class 10 exam was conducted from April 26 to May 24, 2022. The results have been released on July 22, 2022, at 2 PM.
  • The CBSE Class 10 admit cards were released on April 13, 2022.
  • The CBSE Class 10 Term 2 Exam Dates were released on March 11, 2022.
  • The CBSE Class 10 Term 1 results were announced on March 11, 2022.
  • The CBSE Class 10 Term 1 exam was conducted from November 7, 2021, to December 11, 2021.

CBSE Class 10th Board Exam Timetable - Term 2

The CBSE Class 10 question paper was two hours long and consisted of case-based, situation-based, open-ended, short-answer, and long-response type questions. The CBSE Class 10th Board Exam Time Table for Term 2 is given below:

CBSE Class 10 Exam Dates Subjects
April 26, 2022 Painting, Gurung, Rai, Tamang, Sherpa, Thai
April 27, 2022 English Language & Literature
April 28, 2022 Retail, Security, Automotive, Introduction to Financial Markets, Beauty & Wellness, Agriculture, Food Production, Front Office Operation, Banking & Insurance, Marketing & Sales, Health Care, Apparel, Media, Multi Skill Foundation Course, Introduction to Tourism, Artificial Intelligence
May 2, 2022 Home Science
May 4, 2022 Hindustani Music (Melodic Instruments), Hindustani Music (Percussion Instruments), Elements of Book Keeping & Accountancy
May 5, 2022 Mathematics Standard, Mathematics Basic
May 6, 2022 Odia, Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, Sindhi
May 7, 2022 Sanskrit
May 10, 2022 Science
May 12, 2022 Urdu Course-A, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi , Gujarati, Manipuri, Urdu Course-B
May 13, 2022 Elements of Business
May 14, 2022 Social Science
May 17, 2022 Hindi Music (Vocal), National Cadet Corps, Telugu - Telangana, Bodo, Tangkhul, Bhutia, Spanish, Kashmiri, Mizo, Rai, Bahasa Melayu
May 18, 2022 Hindi Course-A, Hindi Course-B
May 21, 2022 Arabic, Russian, Persian, Tibetan, Lepcha, Persian, Nepali, Limboo, German, French, Carnatic Music (Melodic Instruments), Carnatic Music (Vocal), Carnatic Music (Percussion Instruments)
May 23, 2022 Computer Application
May 24, 2022 Information Technology

CBSE Class 10 Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

The CBSE Class 10 application form for the board examination can be found on the CBSE official website. The Board monitors the registration process online from the official website, and the authorities provide every specific date under which the registration process must be finished. The registration process will begin on September 17, 2022. 

The CBSE official website ( is the best source for students to apply for the CBSE Board 10 Registration Form. The application forms for the academic year 2022–23 will begin shortly on the official website.

CBSE Class 10 Exam Date 2022

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the apex board that develops and propagates secondary and higher secondary education in India. Each year, the board releases the CBSE Class 10 board examination dates a few months prior to the exam. In the past few years, the CBSE 10th exams have been conducted around March-April, and for the academic session 2022-23, the exams are expected to be held around the same time.

Students are advised to stay tuned to this page to get the CBSE Class 10 exam dates as soon as they are released. 

CBSE Class 10 Result 2022

Exam Result

The Class 10th result for Term 2 has been released on July 22, 2022, at 2 PM. The direct link to check the CBSE Class 10 result for Term 2 will be provided soon. The CBSE has introduced a digital portal called Pariksha Sangam to streamline all board exam and result-related activities as students wait for the CBSE Class 12 results in July 2022.

Candidates can view their CBSE exam results for Class 10 by entering their roll number, date of birth, and school Number on the CBSE official websites, or Students can also avail their marksheets by creating an account on DigiLocker. After the CBSE Class 10 results are declared, the CBSE conducts compartment exams for candidates who could not pass one or two subjects. CBSE 10th compartment result have been released on September 9, 2022.

When the results are announced, students can also visit Embibe to check their CBSE 10th result. 

FAQs on CBSE Class 10

Freaquently Asked Questions

Q.1: What is the syllabus of Class 10 CBSE?
Ans: The Central Board of Secondary Education has provided the latest CBSE Class 10 syllabus for 2022-23 on its official website. Students can check the links to download the CBSE Class 10 syllabus 2022-23 on this page.

Q.2: Has CBSE released the updated curriculum for Class 10?
Ans: Yes, CBSE has released the updated curriculum for academic session 2022-23 on the official website.

Q.3: How does the CBSE Class 10 syllabus benefit the students?
Ans. The latest CBSE syllabus and marking scheme help the students to focus on the main topics first. It also helps students focus on the sections important from the exam perspective.

Q.4: Is there any change in the CBSE Class 10 syllabus?
Ans. Yes, the CBSE Class 10 syllabus has been changed back in tune with a single annual exam for the academic session 2022-23. The system of Term I and Term II exams has been rolled back. Students are advised to refer to the CBSE official website for official information.

Q.5: When were the CBSE Class 10 Term 2 2022 exam conducted?

Ans. The CBSE Class 10 Term 2 exams were conducted from April 26 to May 24, 2022.


CBSE Class 10 Educational Institutions

About Exam

Some of the CBSE Class 10 schools from across the country are:

  • DAV Sr. Sec. School, Mogappair, Chennai 
  • DAV Girls Sr. Sec. School, Lloyds Road, Chennai 
  • DAV Boys Sr. Sec. School, Lloyds Road, Chennai 
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Deoghar, Jharkhand
  • Sri Kumaran Children’s Home School, Bangalore
  • National Public School, Koramangala, Bangalore
  • Chinmaya International Residential School, Coimbatore
  • National Public School, HSR Layout, Bangalore
  • Delhi Public School, Harni, Vadodara
  • The Heritage School, Sector 62, Gurgaon
  • Hindu Senior Secondary School, Indira Nagar, Chennai
  • DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Mogappair, Chennai
  • HAL Public School, Bangalore
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chennithala, Alappuzha
  • National Academy for Learning, Bangalore
  • Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27B, Chandigarh
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Neriamangalam, Kerala
  • Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mylapore, Chennai
  • Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodi Estate, New Delhi
  • Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam, AP

CBSE Class 10 List of Future Exams


Today, competitive exams form the core of our education system. While many students or parents think that competitive exams are conducted only for class 12 students, that's not true. Even for Class 10 students, there are several competitive exams and scholarship programs.

These competitive exams are conducted to check a student's mental ability and intelligence quotient and grant scholarships to those who crack the exams. So, to benefit, every student and their parents must become aware of such competitive exams since awareness is the first step towards preparation.

A national-level examination programme (NTSE) is a competitive exam meant for school students. NTSE's aims are to identify students with exceptional academic talent and intellectual ability. Students are tested on the NCERT syllabus, which includes Science, Math, Social Science, and Mental Ability.

The students who qualify for this two-tier exam receive a cash scholarship for the entire academic year. The examination consists of two tests: the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

The SAT is the standard testing exam. It is conducted by the College Board Organisation in the United States. It is for students who wish to study abroad. The SAT is required by almost all foreign institutes as qualifying criteria. The test focuses on testing the student on three basic criteria:

  • Writing ability is tested on the basis of essays and English grammar.
  • Critical Reading is tested by evaluating performance on the comprehension of passages.
  • Mathematics skills

Any student that wishes to study in a foreign country is required to take this test. More and more Indian universities have also begun to accept the scores of the SAT instead of their entrance exams.

Career Prospects/Which Streams to Choose After CBSE Class 10


Here are the top 4 career options after Class 10:

  • Many students make mistakes while choosing their path because of peer pressure or parental pressure.
  • These days, every field has lots of opportunities. Choose according to your interests.
  • Science, Commerce, or the Arts? This is a common confusion that most students face after their 10 results are out. A few students are very clear about what they want in their life.But on the other hand, many students are confused and clueless when choosing their career after Class 10. Choosing the correct path is very crucial. Nowadays, every field has lots of opportunities, but one should always choose according to their interests.
  • Science is one of the most popular streams chosen by students after Class 10 as it opens them up to a world of opportunities.

Career Options for Science Students

A few career options for Science students are given below:

  • B.Tech/B.E.
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery ( MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology
  • B.Sc. Home Science /Forensic Science


Commerce is the second most popular career option after science. If you are fascinated by numbers, finances, and economics, then commerce is for you.

Career Options for Commerce Students

Some of the career options for Commerce students are mentioned below:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Business Management
  • Advertising and Sales Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Human resource development


Those who are engaged in the academic study are drawn to the Arts and Humanities. Arts is the route for you if you are creative and want to learn more about humanity. Subjects for Arts students include History, Political Science, and Geography.

Career Options for Arts Students

Some of the career options for Arts students are mentioned below:

  • Product Designing
  • Media / Journalism
  • Fashion Technology
  • Video Creation and editing
  • HR training, school teaching, etc

ITI (Industrial Training Institute)

They are training centres that provide courses to students seeking easy employment just after completing school. ITI courses are great opportunities for students who wish to complete any technical course within a short period of time.

Career Options after ITI

Career options for after ITI are mentioned below:

  • Job opportunities in public sectors such as PWDs & others.
  • Jobs in private sectors
  • Self Employed
  • Jobs in Foreign countries
  • Further studies in their specialization

Polytechnic Courses

After Class 10, students can go for polytechnic courses like Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Computer, Automobile. These colleges offer diploma courses for three years, two years, and one year. Cost-effectiveness and jobs within a short time duration are the advantages of diploma courses after 10.

Career Options After Polytechnic Course

Career options after the polytechnic course are mentioned below:

  • Private Sector jobs
  • Government Sector jobs
  • Higher studies
  • Self Employed
  • Own Business

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