CBSE to Conduct 2 Level Mathematics Exam for Class 10 in 2020

Central Board Of School Education (CBSE) Decided to Two Separate Level Mathematics Examination for Class 10 in 2020 Board exams. Existing Mathematics Examination for 10th Class is of Standard Level. Many of the students find it very difficult to get marks Who don’t want to Pursue Mathematics after Class 10. So CBSE Decided to Split the Exam into two Levels. This Move will reduce the pressure on the student who doesn’t want to continue Mathematics after Class X.



The first Level of Mathematics exam will be of Basic Level which will be based on Basic Concepts of Mathematics. Second Level Mathematics Exam will be Standard Mathematics which will have more difficulty level than Basic Level.

For example, if a student wants to study Arts in their higher studies they can Choose Basic Mathematics. Similarly, if a Student wants to Study Engineering he must Choose Standard Mathematics. Student Can Choose any one of the above two Levels. Both levels will have the Same Syllabus prescribed by CBSE.

Students Can Only Choose One Level based on their Interest. It is Mandatory for the Students to Choose Standard Mathematics in order to Pursue Senior Secondary Courses. If the Student Get Passed in Basic Mathematics and want to go, Class XI, he has to attend the Compartmental Exam and must pass it. This is done by the Board after some Research done on why Mathematics is Difficult for Certain Students.


Further Board Said, Sample Papers and BluePrint based on the Curriculum will be made available on the official website in due course of time.

FAQs on Two Levels of Mathematics

Q.1. What is the difference between the Standard Level and Basic Level of
Mathematics in class X Board examination to be held in 2020?

Ans: The existing Mathematics examination is the Standard Level Examination.
Standard-Level and Basic-level Question papers shall be based on the same
syllabus. However, the Standard-Level Mathematics assesses higher
Mathematical abilities compared to Basic-Level. Accordingly, the difficulty level
of Mathematics – ‘Basic’ is less than that of Mathematics-‘Standard’.


Q.2. Are we increasing the burden on the child by introducing the concept of two
Levels of Exams in Mathematics?

Ans: No, because the option to pick either Level is with the student. Further, the
the syllabus prescribed by CBSE will remain the same for both the levels.

Q.3. Will this lead to dilution of Mathematics syllabus/teaching?

Ans: No, the idea is to make the evaluation more students centric and reduce the
pressure on the student who doesn’t want to pursue Mathematics after class X.

Q.4. Can a student opt for both Standard Level and Basic Level Exams?

Ans: No. There is only one option, either Mathematics-Standard or Mathematics-Basic.

Q.5. To continue Mathematics as a subject in class XI/XII and further, which Level
Exam does a student need to pass?

Ans: Mathematics-Standard is to be passed at class X, for taking up Mathematics at
Sr. Secondary level.

Q.6. If a student qualifies only the Mathematics-Basics in class X, can he/she opt for
Mathematics in class XI/XII?

Ans: No. If he/she intends to take Mathematics in class XI/XII, he/she has to pass

Q.7. If a student has registered for the Basic Level Exam but wishes to appear for the
Standard Level after the declaration of result, can he/she do so?

Ans: Yes. He/She can appear in the Standard Level at the Compartment
examination, if he/she wishes to do so after passing the Basic Mathematics

Q.8 How I can get the Sample Papers and Q.P designs of Standard Level and
Basics level Mathematics papers?

Ans: Sample papers and BluePrint based on the curriculum for 2019-20 will be made
available on:, in due course of time. – Source CBSE Official Circular

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