With CBSE holding 2 Maths paper this year for class 10 students, it has become a moot point among everyone. To ease up the anxiety and curiosity among the students, CBSE has released class 10 Maths sample paper 2020 for basic level paper and standard level paper.

The sample papers of Basic and Standard Maths has been uploaded on cbseacademic.nic.in and is available in PDF format for download. The students can also get the same CBSE Maths sample paper 2020 PDFs by following the links below:

## What is the difference between CBSE Class Class 10 Maths Basic and Standard Sample Paper 2020?

As per the differences between the basic and standard papers, CBSE has released different sample papers for class 10 basic maths and standard maths. The difference between class 10 basic and standard maths sample papers are:

**Difference 1: **Basic paper is easier than the Standard paper. Standard level mathematics assesses higher mathematical abilities compared to basic-level. **Difference 2: **Basic paper is for the students who do not want to pursue maths from class 11 onwards and the Standard paper is for those who want to go ahead with maths in 11 and 2 and further.

Thus, sample papers for both levels of Maths paper are different and they clearly show the difficulty level between the 2. On exam day too, a similar difference in difficulty level can be expected. Students have to choose to appear for any one of the Maths paper – basic or standard. However, the syllabus remains the same for both the type of papers.

### How to Prepare Using CBSE Class 10 Maths Sample Paper 2020?

Using the sample paper of CBSE class 10 maths, candidates can prepare or their upcoming exam. Note that sample papers are for the reference of the students so that they get an idea of the paper pattern. Thus, using the sample papers students can prepare the following aspects:

- Understand the difference between the level of questions between the basic and standard paper of maths.
- Know the marking scheme of the exam.
- Get a clear picture of the question paper pattern.
- Know the chronology of the questions and sections before hand.
- Know the design of the question paper.

### Marking Scheme and Pattern of CBSE Class 10 Maths Basic and Standard Paper

The marking scheme of both standard and basic paper remain the same. The only difference will be in the difficulty level of the questions in the paper. The common marking scheme of both the papers is given below:

**Number of sections in the paper:** There will be 4 sections in the paper in total. They are Part A, B, C and D

**Total questions:** The total number of question in the paper will be 40

**Total marks: **The total marks of the paper will be 80

**Type of questions:** the paper will have MCQ type questions and subjective questions as well.

**The distribution of marks among the sections is given below:**

Section | Number of ques | Marks per ques | Total marks |

A | 20 | 1 | 20 |

B | 6 | 2 | 12 |

C | 8 | 3 | 24 |

D | 6 | 4 | 24 |

Total | 40 | – | 80 |

To understand the paper structure in a better way, the candidates must download the CBSE class 10 maths basic and standard sample paper and use it for practice.

### CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam Date

CBSE is conducting class 10 Boards from February 15, 2020 and the last exam is on March 20, 2020. The exam for Maths will be held on March 12, 2020. The Basic and Standard paper will be conducted on the same day. The exam time is 10:20 am to 1:30 pm. The paper code of Standard and Basic Maths paper is 041 and 241 respectively.

**If a student has registered for the basic level maths exam but wishes to appear for the standard level after the declaration of result, can they do so?**

This is a very important point. The answer is yes. One can appear for the Standard level but in the compartment examination. But candidates have to pass their basic level maths that they had initially opted.

### FAQs on CBSE Class 10 Maths Basic and Standard Paper

Check below some of the FAQs that are trending for CBSE Class 10 Maths Basic and Standard paper:

**What is the difference between the Standard Level and Basic Level of Mathematics in class X Board examination to be held in 2020?**

Until now, the existing maths exam that was being held was of the standard level. All the students irrespective of their subject choice in class 11 onwards had to appear for this paper. However, from 2020, CBSE has introduced basic and standard maths. The difference is that the level of difficulty of the basic paper is easier than the standard paper.

**Is there any difference between the syllabus of basic and standard maths paper?**

No, the question will be asked from the same common syllabus in both the paper.

**Can a student opt for both Standard Level and Basic Level Exams?**

No, the students have to choose any one.

**To continue mathematics as a subject in class XI/XII and further, which paper does a student need to pass?**

The students have to pass the standard level maths paper in class 10.

**If a student qualifies only the mathematics-basics in class X, can they opt for mathematics in class XI/XII?**

No, it is mandatory to pass the standard level in class 10 maths, if maths subject is to be pursued in class 11 onwards.

**How I can get the sample papers of standard level and basics level CBSE class 10 maths?**

You can download the files from this page or visit the official website of CBSE for the same which is cbseacademic.nic.in.

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