Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board 10th Exam
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board 10th Exam

GSEB 10th Exam Pattern 2024: Check Subject-Wise Exam Pattern

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) has announced major changes to the 10th exam pattern. Class 10 students can now appear for supplementary exams in three subjects, instead of two subjects.
GSEB 10th Exam Pattern 2024

GSEB 10th Exam Pattern 2024

Latest Updates: The GSEB 10th exam pattern has been updated for the 2023-24 academic year. Students can now retake three subjects in the supplementary exams (previously, they could retake only two). The state government has also announced changes to the exam pattern for Class 10 and Class 12, which are in line with the National Education Policy 2020. These changes include increasing the weightage of objective questions from 20% to 30% and decreasing the weightage of descriptive questions from 30% to 20%.

GSEB 10th Exam Pattern 2024: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) releases the examination pattern for the GSEB 10th board exams on its official website. It is important to be familiar with the examination pattern to prepare thoroughly for the SSC or 10th board exams. The GSEB SSC (Secondary School Certificate) exam pattern consists of the total marks and marks distribution, sections in the question paper, exam duration, and other details. 

The GSEB 10th board exam duration is 3 hours and the maximum mark for the theory exam is 80 marks. The question paper has 4 sections: Section A, B, C, and D. Candidates need to score a minimum of 33% in the GSEB SSC Exam 2024 to clear it. 

Candidates appearing for the GSEB 10th board exams must go through the GSEB 10th syllabus 2024 and exam pattern to be well-prepared for the SSC examination. The exam pattern and syllabus can be viewed on the official website of GSEB. 

GSEB 10th Exam Pattern 2024

The exam pattern till 2019 was different and consisted of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part B was further divided into 4 sections. Each of the two parts had a weightage of 50 marks. The total marks for the examination was 100. 

However, now, the exam question paper consists of 4 sections and the theory exam maximum marks is 80. Section A has a marks weightage of 24 marks. Section B and Section C have a marks weightage of 18 marks each. Section D has a marks weightage of 20 marks. The total number of questions in the SSC question paper is 54 for most subjects. 

Section

Marks Weightage

A

24

B

18

C

18

D

20

GSEB SSC Exam Pattern: Important Highlights

Candidates must keep a note of the following key points regarding the examination pattern of GSEB SSC exams.

  • The maximum mark for the theory exam is 80.
  • The exam duration is three hours.  
  • Candidates need to score at least 33% to clear the exam.
  • The question paper is made up of 4 sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, and Section D. 
  • The different sections cover different types of questions including objective and multiple-choice questions and subjective questions. 
  • Section A consists of objective and one-word answer-based questions whereas the rest of the sections consist of subjective and long answer questions. 

GSEB SSC Social Science Exam Pattern

Students can check the GSEB SSC exam pattern for the Social Science exam in the table given below.

Section

Question Type

Marks

A

Objective/ One-word Answer based Questions

24

B

Subjective -Short Answer-based Questions

18

C

Subjective Questions and Map-based Questions

18

D

Subjective- Long Answer-based Questions and Map-based Questions

20

Total Number of Questions: 54

GSEB SSC Science Exam Pattern

Candidates can take a look at the SSC exam pattern for the Science subject from the table given below.

Section

Question Type

Marks

A

Objective/One word answer based questions

24

B

Subjective-Short Answer based Questions

18

C

Subjective Questions and Diagram Question

18

D

Subjective Long Answer based Questions and Diagram Question

20

Total Number of Questions: 54

GSEB SSC Maths Exam Pattern

The given table provides an outline of the GSEB SSC Mathematics exam pattern. Candidates can have a look at the exam pattern for the Maths exam in the table below. 

Subject

Question Type

Marks

A

Objective Questions/ One-word answer-based questions

24

B

Brief Calculation based Short answer questions

18

C

Subjective Questions with Calculation

18

D

Long Answer Questions with Calculation

20

Total Number of Questions: 54

GSEB SSC English Exam Pattern

The SSC English exam is slightly different in terms of exam pattern. There are 5 sections and the total number of questions is 57. Students can check the English exam pattern in the table given below. 

Section

Question Type

Marks

A

Reading Comprehension and Literature-based Questions

16

B

Reading Comprehension and Literature-based Questions

16

C

Grammar-based Questions

18

D

Reading Comprehension

16

E

Writing 

18

Total Number of Questions: 57

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who releases the GSEB SSC Exam pattern ?

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) releases the GSEB SSC exam pattern on its official website.

What is the exam pattern of GSEB SSC exams ?

The GSEB SSC exam question paper has 4 sections : Section A,B,C and D. Section A  usually consists of objective questions, whereas the rest of the sections consist of subjective questions.

What is the marks distribution of the various sections in the GSEB SSC question paper ?

For most subjects, the marks distribution is as follows : Section A is worth 24 marks. Section B and C are worth 18 marks each. Section D has a marks weightage of 20 marks.

What is the total marks and exam duration of GSEB SSC exams ?

The total marks of GSEB SSC theory exam is 80 marks and the exam duration is three hours.

What is the passing score required to clear the GSEB SSC exams ?

The passing score required to clear the GSEB SSC exams is 33%.

Who conducts the GSEB SSC exams ?

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board conducts the GSEB SSC examination.

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