CBSE Class 10 Science Sample Paper 2020 with Answers, Marking Scheme & Latest Examination Pattern

Get the latest CBSE sample paper and marking scheme for Class 10 Science subject here. Board released this sample paper to reveal the question paper format for the Board Exam 2020. Students must thoroughly analyse the pattern of the question paper and marking scheme to make an effective plan for the preparations of class 10 Science paper which will be conducted tomorrow - March 04, 2020.

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Structure of CBSE Class 10 Science Sample Paper 2020

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Class 10 Science Sample Question Paper 2020 is provided below:


1. Define catenation.

2. How does valency of an element vary across a period?

3. Answer question numbers 3(a) - 3(d) on the basis of your understanding of the following paragraph and the related studied concepts.

Renewable energy sources such as wind energy are vital for the Indian economy, not only from the point of view of supply, but also from the perspective of environmental and social benefits. India is the world’s fifth largest wind-power producer and the largest windmill facilities in India are installed in Tamil Nadu. Muppandal is a small village of Tamil Nadu and one of the most important sites of wind-farm in the state. It uses wind from the Arabian Sea to produce renewable energy. The suitability of Muppandal as a site for wind farms stems from its geographical location as it has access to the seasonal monsoon winds.

The electrical generators used on wind turbines in sites like Muppandal, produce an output AC of 240 V and a frequency of 50 Hz even when the wind speed is fluctuating. A transformer may be required to increase or decrease the voltage so it is compatible with the end usage, distribution or transmission voltage, depending on the type of interconnection.

3 (a) State the principle behind electric generator.

3 (b) The output frequency of wind turbine is 50 Hz. What is meant by this statement?

3 (c) Why do you think Muppandal is at an advantageous position for this project?

3 (d) Based on the data represented in the graph below, which of the two cities A or B would bean ideal location for establishing a wind-farm and why?

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4. Question numbers 4(a) - 4(d) are based on the two tables given below. Study these tables related to blood sugar levels and answer the questions that follow.

Table A (Blood glucose chart) Good


Mean Blood Glucose Level (mg/dL)

Doctor’s advice needed














Table B (Blood Report of Patient X and Y)

Time of check

Blood Glucose ranges (mg/dL)


Patient X

Patient Y

Before breakfast (Fasting)

< 100

70 – 130

Before lunch, supper and snack

< 110

70 – 130

Two hours after meals

< 140

< 180


< 120

90- 15

4(a) Refer to Table B showing the blood report of the levels of glucose of patients X and Y. Infer the disease which can be diagnosed from the given data.

4(b) Identify the hormone whose level in the blood is responsible for the above disease.

4(c) Which one of the following diets would you recommended to the affected patient?

i) High sugar and low fat diet.

ii) Low sugar and high protein diet.

iii) High Fat and low fiber diet.

iv) Low sugar and high fiber diet.

4(d) Refer to the Table A and suggest the value of the mean blood glucose level beyond which doctor’s advice is necessary:

i) 180 mg/dL

ii) 115 mg/dL

iii) 50 mg/dL

iv) 80 mg/dL

5. When we enter a dark room coming from outside, immediately the things inside the room do not appear clear to our eyes. This is because

i) pupils do not open at all in the dark.

ii) pupils take time to adjust.

iii) light travels slower in a dark room.

iv) pupils open very quickly in the dark.


The phenomena of light responsible for the working of the human eye is

i) reflection

ii) refraction

iii) power of accommodation

iv) persistence of vision

6. When a 4V battery is connected across an unknown resistor there is a current of 100 mA in the circuit. The value of the resistance of the resister is:

i) 4 Ω

ii) 40 Ω

iii) 400 Ω

iv) 0.4 Ω

7. Unit of electric power may also be expressed as:

i) volt-ampere

ii) kilowatt-hour

iii) watt-second

iv) joule-second

8. It was found that water from a river was contaminated with Coliform bacteria. Which one of the following pollutant might have got mixed with the water?

i) Fertilizer run off

ii) Industrial waste

iii) Pesticides

iv) Human faecal matter


Which one of the following stakeholders of forests causes the maximum damage to forest?

i) People who live in or around the forest

ii) The forest department of the government

iii) The wildlife and native enthusiasts

iv) The industrialists

9. Which one of the following green house gases is a contributor due to incomplete combustion of coal and petroleum?

i) Oxides of nitrogen

ii) Methane

iii) Carbon monoxide

iv) Carbon dioxide

10. Which of the following reactions is an endothermic reaction?

i) Burning of coal.

ii) Decomposition of vegetable matter into compost.

iii) Process of respiration.

iv) Decomposition of calcium carbonate to form quick lime and carbon dioxide.




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