CBSE 10th Preparation Tips 2024: Know Complete Strategy & Guide

CBSE 10th 2024 ( CBSE 10th )

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Exam On: 15 Feb '24 - 10 Apr '24

Updated on Sep 1, 2023 12:25 IST

CBSE 10th Preparation 2023-24: All the students preparing for the CBSE Class 10th board examinations must cover the entire CBSE 10th syllabus well in time. It is important that they know the exam pattern well and solve as many CBSE sample papers or previous years' question papers as possible. At least a month should be kept reserved for the revision of CBSE 10th board exam 2024. Here are a few CBSE Class 10 preparation tips that students can follow in order to secure good marks in the CBSE 10th board examinations 2024.

Many students feel nervous by the name of board exams which is quite apparent, but preparing with the right aptitude will take away the stress. Paper presentation is the key aspect and students must attempt the exam in such a way that it not only impacts the checker but also makes it effective and easier to read. 

The CBSE Class 10 exams 2024 will be conducted between February 15 and April 10, 2024.

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CBSE Class 10th Preparation Tips 2024

  • Get thorough with the exam pattern & syllabus

It is essential that students know the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly. CBSE class 10 Exam pattern includes details about the type of questions, the number of questions, duration of the exam, marking scheme, and sections covered among others. Students are suggested to go through the complete CBSE class 10th syllabus.

The CBSE class 10th exam consists of a total of 100 marks which is subdivided as:

• Annual Board Exam: 80 Marks (Passing marks is 33% out of 80 in each subject)

• Internal Assessment: 20 Marks (Periodic Tests* - 10 marks each, Notebook submission- 5 marks, Subject Activities - 5 marks)

*Note – Out of 3 Periodic tests average of the best two marks will be considered for the final weightage.

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  • Make a study schedule

Without proper planning, it’s almost impossible to reach the target. To prepare for CBSE board exams effectively, students must make a proper study timetable and then follow the same. Making schedules will help boost confidence and students can study at a constant pace. While following the study schedule make sure to have assigned more time to difficult subjects.

  • Solve previous year questions and sample papers

Students are suggested to practice previous years' CBSE class 10th question papers to analyze their preparation level. Students must keep an eye on the clock because solving the question paper within the stipulated time limit will help keep track of their problem-solving speed.

  • Take breaks while studying

It makes learning difficult for the student if he/she sits in one place trying to remain focused. It is suggested students take short breaks while studying. Doing 10-15 minutes of exercise in between your studies will help stay fit, active, and mentally prepared for future sciences

  • Group study for CBSE class 10 exams

Studying with a group of friends is always fun. Listening and speaking always help in better learning. Group study helps in understanding the concepts faster. Alongside, boring topics will become interesting in group study sessions and help students to extend their study schedule longer.

  • Avoid using slangs

Always remember that spoken and written English are not the same. Using slang words or SMS language will be considered as a spelling mistake and one will be penalized for the same leading to loss of marks.

  • Take proper rest

Stress, fear, and anxiety hampers the preparation and affect performance in board exams. So it is suggested to start preparing and relaxing the mind. Get a proper night's sleep, especially before the exam day.

  • Write appropriate answers

After all the preparation for the exam, come the time when the answer sheet must reflect the hard work. Students must follow the proper technique and strategy to write the answers in the best way and complete the exam well on time. Make the best use of the 15-minute reading time allotted before starting writing the exam.

Q:   Will CBSE conduct CBSE 10th exams 2024 twice this year?


MoE announced that Boards will conduct Board exams twice a year from the academic session 2024. However, CBSE is yet to release any official notification regarding the same. 

The Board earlier announced that it will conduct the CBSE 10th exams 2024 between February 15 and April 10, 2024. Students must plan their preparation accordingly. They must go through the complete CBSE 10th syllabus and exam pattern. They must also solve CBSE 10th sample papers for all subjects to know the different types of questions asked in the exams. 

Q:   Will the questions be of similar nature as in sample question papers in the CBSE 10th board exams 2024?


Yes, questions are of the same pattern as given in the sample papers. Students must also solve and practice the practice questions and previous years question papers as released by the board.

CBSE 10th Maths Preparation 2024

Mathematics is a high-scoring subject that needs conceptual knowledge. Practice more and more sample papers, it will help in an easy understanding of the types of questions asked in the board exam. Also, refer to the best reference books for CBSE 10th Mathematics.

Tips & Tricks for CBSE 10 Maths Exam

1. Solve each and every question and example given in NCERT books
2. Practice more to gain accuracy and speed
3. Solve previous year question papers and sample papers
4. Make a separate notebook for formulae, theories, and points for easy practice
5. It is suggested to prepare Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration first as they carry maximum weightage
6. Manage time depending on the weightage of each chapter
7. Know the Maths class 10 syllabus and schedule all topics accordingly

Students can refer to the best reference books for CBSE 10th Maths. A few of them are given below:



Mathematics for Class 10

R. D. Sharma

Secondary School Mathematics for Class 10

R. S. Aggarwal

All-in-one mathematics


CBSE 10th English Preparation 2024

1. Reading novels, newspapers, and science fiction helps to improve the English language and thus helps in the preparation for exams.
2. Keep an eye on the word limit and format. Practice how to write a letter, applications, and speeches to understand the format properly
3. Reading Skills (Factual and Discursive Passage), Writing Skills with Grammer carry a total weightage of 50 marks and must be practiced more
4. To cover English term 1 and English term 2 syllabus class 10, follow the best grammar books and know the rules and then practice the maximum number of questions
5. Practice unseen passages as it is quite scoring and needs minimum efforts
6. Be thorough with the literature as it consists of analytical and content questions.

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CBSE Class 10 Preparation 2024 for Hindi

Hindi is the national language of India and one should have good knowledge of the subject. Hindi syllabus class 10, includes both grammar and literature which need to be prepared.
1. Practice the previous year paper and verify the answers with the solutions
2. Practice essay, letter writing, the descriptive question to know the format
3. Poetries and their meanings need to be memorized along with the type of question asked from it
4. Practice grammar questions and be clear about grammatical rules

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CBSE 10th Social Science Preparation 2024

CBSE 10 Social science syllabus include history, civics, geography, economics, each carrying an equal weightage of 20 marks. 
1. Memorize long answers in form of pointers rather than memorizing a paragraph. This helps during writing examinations too
2. Create tables having important dates and names of rulers, go through them every now and then.
3. For marking on the map, students need to plot the asked locations on the map and practice it
4. Relate the concepts to real-life events for easy learning
5. Prefer to attempt short questions prior to long questions

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CBSE 10th Science Preparation 2024

The CBSE 10th science syllabus includes Physics, Chemistry, Biology which need more conceptual clarity and more practice. The more students practice these subjects more they will gain perfection. 
1. Practice numerical questions of Physics and revise the concepts.
2. Learn Nomenclature and important reactions which include conversion that takes place from one compound to another
3. Important terms and their respective functions need to be memorized
4. A lot of learning and memorization of difficult terminology needs to be done for Biology
5. For Physics lots of theorems and direct formulas are to be memorized by revising thoroughly
6. Motion, Force, and Work is the most important topic and must be prepared prior to others

FAQs on CBSE 10th Preparation 2023-24

Students can check below the FAQs related to CBSE 10th Preparation 2024:

Q:   How many marks do I need to clear the CBSE 10th exams 2024?


Students need to score at least 33 per cent in each subject in order to clear the 10th board examinations 2024. 

For subjects that include practical component, students are required to score 33 percent separately in practicals as well as theory. 

To score well, students must read the CBSE 10th syllabus thoroughly and must know the exam pattern. This will help them understand that the important chapters and topics and know the marking scheme and the types of questions that are asked in the exam. A little effort on this side will help students clear the exams easily. 

Q:   Can I finish all preparation for the CBSE 10th examination 2024 if I start now?


You must go through the CBSE 10th syllabus and exam pattern for all subjects. Segregate the chapter and plan your days ahead for covering each topic thoroughly. Get all your doubts cleared by your teachers and peers. Solve CBSE sample papers 2024 to know the kind of questions that have a good chance to get repeated.

Q:   What should I do to score good marks in class 10th (CBSE)?

Hi, Class 10th is very much a foundation step for the career graph. Firstly, have a good plan which is revised and monitored by a mentor - a parent or a teacher. In the plan, let there be balanced time and efforts for easy, moderate and difficult subjects. Take up a lot of mock tests, say weekly. After the test, it is very important to analyses the results and ensure not to repeat the mistakes. Be consistent in your efforts. Never do it for 2-3 weeks and then relax. Very important - eat well, sleep optimum and exercise at least for 10 minutes every day.

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