Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education 10th Board Exam
Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education 10th Board Exam

JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024: Check Latest Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) 10th exam pattern is designed to assess students' knowledge and understanding of the prescribed syllabus. The exam is conducted in two parts: written and practical.
JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024

JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024

JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024: The JKBOSE (Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education) class 10th exam pattern is the format used by the board to hold the class 10th exams. The structure of the exam questions the method of evaluation and calculating scores, exam duration, and other crucial information are all included in the pattern. Each subject is covered in the exam for 2.5 hours, making the exam last a total of 3 hours. The marking scheme for JKBOSE includes a maximum mark of 100, with 80 marks devoted to theory exams and 20 marks for practicals. It is essential to get a minimum of 33% to pass the examination. 

Also Check: JKBOSE 10th Syllabus 2024

Five main subjects—English, Social Science, Hindi, Math, and Science—make up the JKBOSE exam for class 10th. However, students can opt for additional subjects. The subjects are divided between Part A and Part B, separating the paper into two sections. While Part B has both long and short-answer questions, Part A is made up of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Continue reading to know more about the JKBOSE 10th exam pattern, including question types, marking scheme, etc. 

JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024

The JKBOSE 10th exam pattern has been prescribed by the exam conducting body themselves. The exam has been held for different subjects in March and April. Some exams are yet to be conducted by late April and May. Check the table below for details-


Pattern Details 

Exam Conducting Body

JKBOSE- Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education

Exam Purpose

Public Exams for 10th and 12th in J&K

Registration Mode


Exam Mode

Offline, pen and paper format

Official Website


Marking Scheme

100 Marks: 80 for Theory and 20 for Practicals

Total Subjects

Five main compulsory subjects: English, Maths, Science, Hindi, and Social Science. Additional subjects can be taken. 

JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024: Highlights 

Check below for some significant exam highlights-

  • According to the revised pattern, the JKBOSE 10th exam will last a total of three hours. 
  • The board exam pattern includes a detailed topic-by-topic breakdown of all optional and compulsory subjects.
  • The exam for each subject will be worth 100 marks, with (for most subjects)  80 marks for written papers and 20 marks for practicals. For science, the written exam will be for 84 marks and the practical for 16.
  • The paper for each subject will be divided between Part A and Part B, wherein Part A will be MCQ-based and Part B will include detailed answers. 
  • There will be five compulsory subjects that students will need to study for. Additional subjects can also be taken.
  • Candidates can organise and strategically plan their studies with the aid of the exam pattern. 
  • The JKBOSE 10th exam adheres to a strict code of conduct, and the candidates have to comply with all guidelines established by the board. Mobile phones and calculators are among the electronic gadgets that students are not permitted to bring into the exam room.

JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024: Subjects

As stated in the article above, the class 10th pattern for JKBOSE will include five compulsory subjects along with some optional subjects. Check the table below to know the list of subjects offered by JKBOSE-


JKBOSE 10th Subjects

Compulsory Subjects


Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology)

Social Science (Pol Science, Economics, History, Geography, Road Safety Education, Disaster Management)


General English

Optional Subjects





Computer Science/ Education





JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024: Types of Questions Asked 

As mentioned earlier, the exam for each compulsory and selected subject will be divided into two sections: Part A and Part B. There will be different types of questions in the exam, some of them being-

  • Short Answer Type-  2 or 3 sentences to explain the answer. Will be worth 4 marks.
  • Long Answer Type- In-depth explained answers in paragraphs. Will be worth 7, 6, and 5 marks depending on the question type.
  • Very Short Answer Type- One-word answers, will be worth 2 marks.
  • MCQ-based- will be worth 1 mark for each question.

Note: Part A will include Multiple Choice Questions whereas Part B will include long and short question types. 

JKBOSE 10th Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme

The following table shows the marking scheme for some of the major subjects offered by JKBOSE for classes 10-


Marking Scheme

Social Science

History- 25 marks

Geography- 25 marks

Political Science- 25 marks

Economics, Disaster Management, Road Safety- 15 marks

Practical- 10 marks

General English

100 Marks


100 Marks (Highest weightage will be given to Algebra)


Physics- 28 marks

Chemistry- 28 marks

Biology- 28 marks

Practical- 16 marks


100 Marks

Also Check: JKBOSE 10th Question Papers 2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the duration of the JKBOSE 10th exam?

The exam duration is 3 hours for each subject. Students must complete the exam in 3 hours or less as additional time will not be allotted.

What is the JKBOSE 10th exam pattern 2024?

The exam will be divided into two parts: part A and part B. Part A of the exam will include MCQ-based questions while part B will have short and long question types which will be descriptive in nature.

What are the passing marks in the JKBOSE 10th board exams 2024?

Students will need to score at least 33% to pass the exam. If they score below 33%, they will be considered failed and would need to re-attempt the examination.

How many compulsory subjects are there in JKBOSE for class 10th?

JKBOSE board exams for class 10th will have 5 compulsory subjects. These will include- English, Hindi, Maths, Science, and Social Science.

Is there any negative marking in JKBOSE exams class 10th?

No, there will be no negative marking in the class 10th board exams conducted by JKBOSE. For every incorrect answer, students will not be awarded any marks.

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