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Q.1: For CBSE class 10 which book is best reference book for maths?
There are plenty of reference books available for all the subjects for CBSE Class-10. But, for Mathematics, RD Sharma and RS Aggarwal are the best. These two books are not just recommended by experts but also used in almost all the coaching centres for regular practice sessions. Both RD Sharma and RS Aggarwal consist of special CBSE sample papers for class-10 besides the descriptive solution for all NCERT questions.
Nonetheless, every CBSE student should complete/solve the entire NCERT book and then study from reference books. This is because CBSE class-10 board exams are mostly based on question sets from NCERT books and NCERT exemplars.
Q.2: What is the toughest question asked in CBSE class 10 boards for mathematics?
There is a universally applicable rule for Mathematics which is taught to every student from the very beginning- “Maths is not about cramming formulas and writing answers. It is about understanding each and every concept, and then attempt even the minute problems.”
So, what did we actually deduce from this rule? First of all, there is no such thing called ‘tough questions or easy questions’. The degree of complexity of any maths problem depends on how thoroughly you have understood the concept. For some students, Geometry is very easy but for some, it is extremely difficult. Thereby, you must not focus on what questions are tough in CBSE and which are easy. Just do your best in understanding the concepts and rules, and leave the rest. However, there are some chapters which are extremely important in the Maths exam for CBSE class 10 students such as-
a. Linear Equations
c. Surface areas and volumes
Q.3: What are the best ways to prepare for class 10th board exam (CBSE)?
Class 10th and 12th are two of the most important classes for every student. This implies that it is best to strategise the way you study than ending up in a tight schedule just before your exams. So, here are the best ways following which you can plan your CBSE class 10 exam preparations:
A. Try following a schedule or a proper routine: This includes sleeping on time and waking up early to have an entire day by yourself to study. Students must avoid sleeping late at night as it is scientifically proved that sleeping late can disrupt your brain functioning.
B. Do not pressure yourself with multi-tasking: At times, students try to study multiple subjects in a single day which causes confusion. It is very much possible that you end up understanding nothing at all. Thereby, you should always use a constructive way to plan your everyday study schedule. For example, you can study Mathematics & Hindi one day and Science & English the other day. Or, you can take up 1 topic from 3 different subjects and give it a good time for understanding.
C. Try creating combinations of analytical and theoretical subjects: Studying two analytical subjects like Maths and Science can be very tiring and confusing. However, making light combinations of Maths + English, Science + Hindi, SST + English, etc. can help you understand both analytical and theoretical approach in an easy way, without any difficulty.
D. Solve as many CBSE sample papers as you can: After you have completed your NCERT syllabus, you can move on to studying from NCERT exemplar and CBSE sample papers for class 10. Practising as much as you can to help you familiarise with complex questions.
Q.4: How do I get a CGPA 10 in CBSE Class 10?
To calculate your CGPA in Class 10 of CBSE, you can-
Let us assume your grade points for five subjects are:
Subject 1- 9 marks
Subject 2- 8 marks
Subject 3- 7 marks
Subject 4- 10 marks
Subject 5- 9 marks
Now, CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is the average of grade points achieved in all the subjects. So,
When you add the grade points of all 5 main subjects: 9+8+7+10+9 = 43-grade points
Divide the total by 5 (total no, of subjects) = 43/5 = 8.6. Hence, your CGPA is 8.6
Q.5: What is the process and the time taken for CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Re-evaluation?
Given below is the process and time taken for CBSE class 10 board exam revaluation:
1. Rechecking and Revaluation involves three steps- Re-totalling, Requesting for Photocopy of Answer Sheet and Revaluation of Answer Sheet
2. First, the students have to apply for re-totalling which is followed by requesting for photocopy and then comes applying for revaluation of specific questions
3. All the parts of this process are separately chargeable
4. The rechecking window is activated 3 to 5 days after exam results are declared
5. Visit the CBSE official website at cbse.nic.in and apply for revaluation by mentioning the name of the subject which you want to revaluate, subject code, school code, etc.
6. After submitting the request, the concerned team of teachers reevaluate your answer sheet and the specified answers are reviewed (which the student decides). This may increase or even decrease your marks. So, you should be ready for both good or bad news
7. It takes about 1 month for revaluation
Q.6: Which is best sample paper from which most of questions came in CBSE class 10?
CBSE exam questions are mostly based on the concepts and solution problems specified in NCERT books. Students can also refer to NCERT exemplar for slightly more complex question sets and solutions. As far as sample papers are concerned, every student should solve CBSE sample papers for class 10th, CBSE model question papers for class 10th, CBSE question bank as these sample papers include different questions which have been asked in the previous year examination.
There are special NCERT Worksheets, NCERT Exemplars NCERT Study material and NCERT help books available for class 10. Students can try solving these to get a better command on every subject. For subjects like Maths, Science and Economics, many students prefer studying from OSWAAL sample papers and question banks as well.
Q.7: What is the best-of-five rule for the CBSE class 10?
The best-of-five-rule for class 10th CBSE states that the best 5 marks/grade points, out of 6 subjects, will be taken into consideration. This rule is not regularised by CBSE but used by schools to determine which stream a student should choose in class 11th. And, the top 5 subjects must include marks from the English exam. Also, marks of additional subjects such as home science, etc. can be ignored in CBSE 10th evaluation.
Q.8: Is studying the NCERT books enough for passing CBSE class 10 with flying colors?
CBSE designs the question papers mostly according to the concepts and problems provided in NCERT books and NCERT exemplars. Basically, NCERT is majorly followed in CBSE right from class 1. So, the answer to your question is Yes, studying the NCERT books is enough for passing CBSE class 10 with good marks. NCERT books are specially designed keeping in mind even the minute concepts which a student has to understand. These books are written and edited by professionals in a very simple way to not make the understanding part difficult for the students.
Nonetheless, after you have completed your NCERT textbooks, you can refer to NCERT exemplar which is an extended version of NCERT books with extra problems and slightly complex questions for students’s practice. Or, you can just study from CBSE sample papers for class 10th, CBSE question banks for class 10 to be ready for any kind of question in exams.
Q.9: Which is the best book for sst in CBSE class 10?
Social Studies is not an easy subject as it involves lots and lots of topics related to History, Civics, and Geography. However, this is also one of the most scoring subjects which can improve your overall score in class 10. Even though NCERT books are sufficient for SST in class 10, you can also refer to books like Arihant All-in-one which includes course structure, curriculum, explanation of every chapter, summary, the timeline of the chapters, map work, and much more. Also, Oswaal sample papers for class 10 CBSE are very beneficial for all the students who want to score good marks.
Q.10: How do I calculate the Grade Point in CBSE class 10?
To calculate your CGPA, you can add all the marks you have got and divide the same with total number of subjects. For instance, your best-of-five marks are 7+7+8+6+10 which is equal to 38. So, your CGPA is 38/5= 7.6
Now, if you want to calculate percentage out of CGPA, you can multiple your CGPA by 9.5 i.e. 72.96%. Moreover, it should be noted that the students need to get 33% of the total (including internals and practicals) to pass in each subject
Q.11: What is the minimum age of passing CBSE class 10th?
According to the guidelines of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the minimum age of passing the 10th board exam is 14 years. And, there is no maximum age to appear in the exams.
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