CBSE Class 10 Science 2018 Important Topics, Solved Answers And Model Question Papers

By Malavikka

This March the board exams held by the Central Board of Secondary Education will commence from the 5th of the month. There is less than a month left for the CBSE Science exam 2018 that is scheduled on 16 March 2018 and this is the time for students to look into the important topics in the subject to cover in their study holidays.

CareerIndia helps you with CBSE Class 10 Science important topics, sample answer papers and model question papers to help you ace in the exam with ease.


CBSE Class 10 Science 2018 Paper Pattern

Total number of questions - 27

Total Marks Marks Per Answer Number Of QuestionsQuestion Series Number 
 1 1 2 Q1 and Q2
 2 3 Q3 to Q5
 3010 Q6 to Q15 
 30 5 6 Q16 to Q21
 12 2 6 Q22 to Q27

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Chapter-wise Important Topics In CBSE Class 10 Science

Chapter Number Topic
 Chemical Reactions and Equations
 2 Acids, Bases and Salts
 3 Metals and Non-Metals
 4 Carbon and its Compounds
 5Periodic Classification of Elements 
 6 Life Processes
 7 Control and Coordination
 8 How Do Organisms Reproduce
 9 Heredity and Evolution
 10 Light Reflection and Refraction
 11 Human Eye and Colourful World
 12 Electricity
 13 Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
 14 Sources of Energy
 15 Our Environment
 16 Management of Natural Resources

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Solved Answers

Here are some important questions and solved answers for your reference.

Chemical Reactions


Name the reducing agent in the following reaction:

3 MnO2 + 4AI ----> 3Mn + 2Al2O3

Which is more reactive - Mn or Al and why?


Al is the reducing agent because Al is more reactive than Mn because Aluminium displaces Manganese from its oxide.

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Acids Bases and Salts


What is the acid present in the following food?

1) Tomato 2) Vinegar 3) Tamarind


1) Tomato - Oxalic acid
2) Vinegar - Acetic acid
3)Tamarind - Tartaric acid

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Metals And Non-Metals


Justify the following statements

1. School bells are made up of metals.
2. Electric wires are made of copper.


1. Metals are sonorous in nature. They produce sound when struck with a hard substance. That is why school bells are made up of metals.
2. Copper is a good conductor of electricity. So electric wires are made of copper.

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Carbon And Its Compounds


Name the functional groups

1. -OH 2. -COOH


1. Alcohol group 2. Carboxylic acid group

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Periodic Classification of Elements


Chlorine, bromine and iodine form a Dobereiner's triad. The atomic masses of chlorine and iodine are 35.5 and 126.9 respectively. Predict the atomic masses of bromine.


Atomic mass of Br = [35.5 + 126.9]/2
= 162.4/2
= 81.2

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CBSE Class 10 Science Papers

In order to find the previous years question papers and solved answer papers, check out the links below:


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