#CBSEXAMTipsTricks10th: MATH

#CBSEXAMTipsTricks10th: MATH

#CBSEXAMTipsTricks10th: MATH

#CBSEXAMTipsTricks10th: MATH

#CBSEXAMTipsTricks10th: MATH

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. Success is not overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up. A student appearing for the Grade 10 CBSE Examination has to mandatorily appear for Math Exam.  There is no running away whether you like the subject or not or you have a phobia of Math and struggle to conquer this. Hence, in CBSE Tips and Tricks for Grade 10, Session 2022-23, we bring to you methods to succeed. Manav Rachna International School’s mentors have come together to help their students fly high with successful colors in Board Exam. ~ Editor

“The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuse, that’s the day you start your voyage to the top.- Let that Day be TODAY!”

Now that CBSE Board Exams are on the head, it’s high time for all learners to pack their study schedule meticulously, keeping in mind the latest curriculum and pattern as floated by the council. With a well fabricated plan we can succeed even in the toughest situations. It’s so right to believe that, “do your part earnestly until you know better: Then, when you know better, do better.” While children are traversing on the path of hard-work, there would surely be times when they feel a bit drained but their mentors are always with them with their stupendous methodologies accompanied with a few TIPS AND TRICKS to score well in Mathematics Grade 10 Exam, Session 2022-23.

Mathematics is a subject which is connected with remembering the concepts and interlinking them, modification in formulas and applying the formulas. It has been commonly observed over the years that the time Board Exams are over their heads, students start grumbling and consider Mathematics as their grey area or become phobic to it. Anxiety overpowers concentration. This is an absolute epoch when every child around the corner is trying to understand the phenomenon of scoring a good percentile. So, Manav Rachna Educational Institution is providing a platform to all the learners to understand the eccentric facts and terms to escalate their performance in Board Exams.

Mathematics being a practical subject requires paraphernalia of theorems and proofs and students need a lot of practice. Mathematics is all about application of formulas,  and as much as one can, so that one can have the formulas and the concepts on their fingertips. Acing the mathematics exam requires one to know the current syllabus and paper pattern by heart.

In terms of doing anything in the world, we should know what we are doing. Capability, intelligence, determination all these things are needed. But one important aspect that people tend to miss, especially when they are young, is timing.

“If you do not time your actions right, even the best actions will go waste”.

Students must cover all the relevant topics, unit-wise weightage and concepts by making a proper study plan and inculcating it into their daily routine and it would undoubtedly be the prime initiative in stepping up the ladder of excellence.

  • After an apt study plan, segregate your sessions as per the level of maximum weightage and level of difficulty and allocate more time onto that area.
  • Solving NCERT Examples and in-text questions, followed by the HOTS from reference books would let you have a peep look into the pattern of the questions and competence in Boards.
  • Keeping a record of all theorems or derivations in a different notebook would help you for a better and quick revision during the last hours.
  • Attempt the questions with utmost vigilance. There should be no silly- mistakes such as putting a wrong sign in Algebra or trigonometry or calculation mistakes. Don’t leave any stone unturned while practicing for the subject and often, after a revision, don’t forget to evaluate your progress.
  • Solve different sets of sample papers and maintain a record of your performance and progress.

“In Mathematics, the key that holds valid is not cramming but understanding the concept, as long as you understand it, you’re free to solve any question.”

Tips and Tricks for Class 10 Mathematics Exam

  • Prioritize topics and concepts as per CBSE curriculum.
  • Solve each and every question and examples given in NCERT book.
  • Practice efficiently to gain accuracy and speed. Also use a stop-watch and always look for time management to maintain a proper pace.
  • Try to solve previous year question papers and sample papers before the stipulated time, using a timer buzz. (Don’t stick to the question which you are not able to solve, instead hop to the proceeding one but do leave the space for that and solve it at the end).
  • Make handy and short notes of formulas and points for easy practice. Paste these notes on the walls of your study room so that it is easy for you to revise it again and again.
  • Allocate time wisely to each chapter depending on the weightage.
  • Knowing the exam pattern is as important as syllabus. As the syllabus is important to know the direction and exam pattern helps to know how to move.
  • CBSE exam pattern contains types of question, exam duration and marking scheme
    Maths- 38 questions for 80 marks.
  • The format will include‌ 20 MCQs including 2 assertions and reasoning, 5 questions of 2 marks each, 6 questions of 3 marks each, 4 questions of 5 marks each and 3 Case studies that are 4 markers.
  • Try solving 1 Mark question in 1-2 minutes, 2 Marks questions in 2-4 minutes, 3 Marks questions in 5-7 minutes and 4/5 Marks questions in 5-8 minutes.
  • Solving sample papers is the key to understand the demands of the board Exams and what type of questions it frames. Give tests every week and then analyze the tests properly means the marks scored by you properly to know in which concepts you need to give more time to. Jot down synopsis of major chapters. This will be useful for undertaking multiple revision sessions.
  • Try solving questions without any guide or solution booklet near you , star mark the questions that you’re able to solve in the first attempt and then when it’s time to revise for the exam, revise only those questions which you were not able to solve in the first attempt.
  • Take breaks while studying as giving your mind and body some relaxation is also crucial to keep you energetic and fresh to study.
  • The last but not the least – determine the areas of improvement i.e realizing the areas where you need to focus more will definitely help you to score better. Keep a check on your progress; gradually your accuracy level will improve. As a result, you will score high in this subject of Mathematics.
  • Practice important concepts every day without fail and do write your answers in detail.
  • Most important is to keep your distractions away.

As it is rightly said that a chunk of carbon has the capability to turn into a diamond, only if it doesn’t crumble down upon pressure. This teaches that examination stress can be real but it’s always and only up to us how can we turn ourselves into a diamond and outshine the world.


Day and Date of Exam:    Tuesday, 21st March, 2023

Time:     10:30 am – 1:30 pm


  • Theory  :   80 marks
  • Internal assessment : 20 marks

The detailed pattern of the mathematics question paper will be as follows:

  • The question paper will have a total of thirty eight questions. These questions will be divided into five sections; A, B, C, D and E.
  • Section A will have 20 objective type questions consisting of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and assertion-reason type questions, each carrying 1 mark.
  • Section B has 5 Short Answer-1(SA-1) type questions carrying 2 marks each.
  • Section C has 6 Short Answer-1(SA-II) type questions carrying 3 marks each.
  • Section D has 4 long answer type questions (LA) carrying 5 marks each.
  • Section E has 3 Case Based integrated units of assessment (4 marks each) with sub parts of the values 1, 1 and 2 marks each respectively.
Type of questions Marks per question


Total number of questions Total Marks
VSA 1 20 20
SA-I 2 5 10
SA-II 3 6 18
LA 5 4 20
Total 38 80


  • Attempt The Paper Neatly and Focus on Steps: It has been observed that in Board Examinations, your presentation matters a lot. So you should attempt the paper neatly and have a good presentation. In maths, it is also important to focus on each step of the problem and show them since at times, the marking is step-wise. You can lose marks if you do not show any step. Thus focus on showing each step of the problem and attempting the paper neatly.


  • Practice case study questions from all chapters but pay special attention to the chapters like Arithmetic Progression, Surface Areas & Volumes and Some applications of Trigonometry.


Let us assume you have about 12-15 hours to accomplish the above points. What will you do? The most important thing for you to do is relax for a while and keep your mind focused from now on as you still have some time to improve yourself.

Make sure you eat and hydrate properly as a healthy mind resides in a healthy body.

Adequate sleep circle is crucial because your brain and body also demands to rest aptly to function optimally. If at all, sleep should be challenging because of anxiety, listen to some soothing tunes and let your mind drift gradually or you can also meditate for a while.

“Remember – stay calm and focused. You can do this”.


“Passing the exam is a two-way process- just believe yourself and back it up with your hard work”.

“Soft clay when burnt on high flame can be molded into fantabulous designs and the credit is owned by the hard working potter who paid hard toils into his labor of many days to produce the desired result even if it had burnt his own hands. The same way, Mathematics is a practical subject which demands enormous and relevant practice sessions day and night considering NCERT books well as other reference notes and books”.


After going through text books and sample papers from reference books, aid from online sites can also be effective,

Such as:



Ms Anshu Sachdeva

Mr. Amritpal Singh

Ms. Ritu Nakra

Compiled by Ms. Harsimran

Manav Rachna International School, Ludhiana