CBSE Class 10 Maths: Best Tips to Solve Case Study Questions Accurately

What are case study questions and how to solve them? Check important points and tips to attempt case study questions correctly.

Created On: May 27, 2021 17:22 IST
CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam 2021 - How to solve case study based questions
CBSE Class 10 Maths Exam 2021 - How to solve case study based questions

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) introduced the questions based on the case study for the first time in the CBSE Class 10 Maths Sample Paper 2021. The board would also put these questions in the Maths question paper of CBSE Class 10 Board Exam. Therefore, all the class 10 students must have knowledge about the case study questions and should know how to solve these questions accurately. 

The case study questions can be the highest scoring part of the paper if attempted with an attentive and alert mind. These questions are generally the application-based questions that are related to the concepts provided in the textbook. The plot of the question is based on a day-to-day life problem. In each question, you are provided with some data or information, based on which some sub-questions can be asked in form of short answer type questions or MCQ type questions.

Let's take an example from the latest CBSE Class 10 Maths Sample Paper 2021.

Question: The diagrams show the plans for a sun room. It will be built onto the wall of a house. The four walls of the sunroom are square clear glass panels. The roof is made using

  • Four clear glass panels, trapezium in shape, all the same size
  • One tinted glass panel, half a regular octagon in shape

(a) Refer to Top View

Find the mid-point of the segment joining the points J (6, 17) and I (9, 16).

(i) (33/2,15/2)

(ii) (3/2,1/2)


(iv) (1/2,3/2)

(b) Refer to Top View

The distance of the point P from the y-axis is

(i) 4

(ii) 15

(iii) 19

(iv) 25

(c) Refer to Front View

The distance between the points A and S is

(i) 4

(ii) 8



(d) Refer to Front View

Find the co-ordinates of the point which divides the line segment joining the points A and B in the ratio 1:3 internally.

(i) (8.5,2.0)

(ii) (2.0,9.5)

(iii) (3.0,7.5)

(iv) (2.0,8.5)

(e) Refer to Front View If a point (x,y) is equidistant from the Q(9,8) and S(17,8),then

(i) x+y=13

(ii) x-13=0

(iii) y-13=0


Now, going through the above question you will see that the sub-questions are not different than the general textbook questions. You are provided with some terms and facts in each question. You will have to apply the relevant formula to obtain the right answers. Thus, you will not see anything unfamiliar or unusual in the case study based questions. Just an attentive and alert mind is all you need to solve these questions.

Check the following link to practice chapter-wise case study questions and prepare well for the upcoming CBSE Class Maths Board Exam 2021:

CBSE Class 10 Maths Case Study Questions (with Answers) for All Chapters (Published by CBSE)

How to Solve Case Study Based Questions?

The questions based on the given case study will be all MCQs only. So, you just need to write down the correct option. No need to explain the solution. While approaching a case study based take a note of the following instructions:

  • Firstly, read the given passage carefully and then read the questions based on that passage.
  • Identify the demand of the question.
  • In case you find the question tricky or complex, read the passage and question again.
  • Once you understand the question, check the given options and find out the correct one.

Most of the case-based questions are going to be straightforward. So, you can solve such questions easily if are good at concepts and formulas of Maths. Solve the questions given in the latest sample paper to get acquainted with this new type of question. Also, check some important articles from the following links to help you in your board exam preparations:

CBSE Class 10 Maths Important Formula, Theorems & Properties (All Chapters)

CBSE Class 10 Complete Study Material for New Academic Session 2021-2022

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