Of the total 19 lakh students set to appear for the exam, 13 lakh will appear for the standard question paper Only 32% of the students across India have chosen to appear for the Basic Mathematics paper in the upcoming class X boards while the rest 68% will appear for the standard version of the question paper.

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The Basic Mathematics has been introduced for the first time by the CBSE for students who do not wish to pursue Math in higher classes. The roll-out is aimed at making the assessment more learner-centric and reducing exam-related stress. Despite having two question papers with different difficulty levels, classroom teaching and internal assessment for students opting for either of the levels would remain the same.

## Two-Level Mathematics for Class 10

The board officials have introduced two levels of Mathematics for class 10 students, i.e; Standard and Basic Math. The existing syllabus for Mathematics will be known as Standard syllabus while the easier syllabus will be known as Basic. Students who fail to pass in the Mathematics exam can opt for Basic Mathematics exam as it will be easier than the Standard Mathematics. But the students who choose Basic Mathematics, will not be able to choose Mathematics subject in his/her higher studies.

However, the syllabus, classroom teaching and internal assessment for both the levels of examination would remain the same. The students will have an opportunity to study the whole range of topics throughout the year and can decide upon the level of Board examination depending upon their aptitude and abilities. In case student fails at the annual examination, he/she will have the option to change the subject at the compartment examination as per norms of the Board according to the options given below.

In case of failure in | Compartment options |

Mathematics-Basic | Mathematics-Basic |

Mathematics-Standard | Mathematics Standard or Mathematics- Basic |

Also, if students, who have opted Mathematics-Basic and cleared the exam, he/she can opt for the Mathematics-Standard exam at the time of Compartment exams to improve his level of mathematics. After clearing the Mathematics-Standard at Compartment exam, he/she will be eligible to opt for Mathematics at Sr. Secondary level or at a higher level.

**CBSE New Exam Pattern For Class 10 Maths **

Maths CBSE Exam Pattern 2018-2019 |
CBSE New Exam Pattern For 2019-2020 – Maths |

The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C & D.i. Section A comprises 6 questions of 1 mark each.ii. Section B comprises 6 questions of 2 marks each.
iii. Section C comprises 10 questions of 3 marks each. iv. Section D comprises 8 questions of 4 marks each. There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in two questions of 1 mark each, two questions of 2 marks each, four questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only one of the alternatives in all such questions |
The question paper consists of 40 questions divided into four sections A, B, C & D.i. Section A comprises 20 questions of 1 mark each.ii. Section B comprises 6 questions of 2 marks each.
iii. Section C comprises 8 questions of 3 marks each. iv. Section D comprises 6 questions of 4 marks each. There is no overall choice. However internal choices have been provided in two questions of 1 mark each, two questions of 2 marks each, three questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. Candidates must attempt only one of the alternatives in all such questions. |

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Apart from this, the board has introduced two levels of Mathematics exam for students of Class 10. – Standard and Basic Mathematics. The existing syllabus for Mathematics will be known as Standard syllabus while the easier syllabus will be known as Basic. Students who fail to pass in the Mathematics exam can opt for Basic Mathematics exam as it will be easier than the Standard Mathematics. But students who choose Basic Mathematics will not be able to choose Mathematics subject in their higher studies.