CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2020

CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2020: Problems Students May Face In Choosing Subject

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 board examination will start from February 2020. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started the process of filling the application form for the CBSE Board Examination 2020 in its affiliated schools.

For the first time, students have an option for choosing the Maths exam. This year CBSE has introduced the two separate examinations for Mathematics – Basic and Standard in Class 10 board examination which would begin from February 2020. The board has also given students the choice to choose one of the two types of Mathematics exam.

Also, student may download NCERT Solutions and refer them while preparing for the CBSE board exam.

Problems in taking basic Maths as an Option

To help students and parents we list the problems that students may face if they choose basic mathematics as an option. Besides this, the curriculum of both versions of mathematics will remain the same. All schools will continue to teach the same curriculum for mathematics. However, the level of question paper will be simpler for students choosing Mathematics Basic as compared to Mathematics standard. This means that students who want to discontinue mathematics in senior secondary classes can opt for basic level examination for mathematics and they will have to face comparatively simple paper in the examination.

Although CBSE has clarified most of the questions, there are some concerns related to it. Teachers suspect that students who opt for basic mathematics may face problems if they want to replace the board during Class 11 admissions.

Download NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths in PDF form here or go for online use.

The CBSE hasn’t released any official announcement regarding this. Schools have reported that with other boards demanding an inquiry regarding the validity of basic mathematics, no explanation was offered.

On the other hand, students who choose Basic Mathematics will be able to continue and carry computers in classes 11 and 12. Students who take Basic Mathematics, if change their mind also have an option of appearing for Standard Mathematics paper with the compartment examinations conducted in July. But they have to clear the Basic Mathematics exam scheduled in February – March.

However, teachers believe that the decision to choose basic mathematics over standard mathematics is for the child and parents. In the meantime, all are urged to carefully go through the FAQs regarding Basic Mathematics shared by CBSE before deciding on choosing Basic Mathematics or Standard mathematics. Schools are also seeking parental consent in writing about their decision to take Basic Mathematics over Standard Mathematics.

Moreover, you can also download NCERT Solutions for Class 10 in PDF from and refer them while preparing for the CBSE class 10 board exam.

Therefore, all the parents are advised to go through the examination form carefully and check the details as getting them corrected in the later date may create a problem. Also, if you are interested in changing your child's board in class 11, you are requested to contact the concerned board and get clarity about the validity of basic mathematics as a subject


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