CBSE Board Exams 2023: Preboards are exams soon to begin and most students are worried about their Maths preparation. You must remember that PreBoards serve as an opportunity to identify your weaknesses, work on your fundamentals and rectify the mistakes in the final Board Exams. Do not worry about making mistakes. They are the stepping stones of success!
Also, identifying your paper attempting strategy and subjective writing approach is necessary to ace in Board exams. Preboards will help you gauge your level of preparation in comparison to your peers, though it should not discourage you. Remember, you are your only competition, no one else. Analyse your PreBoard exam performance and plan your Board Exam strategy in advance.
Let’s find out the methodology to make your preparation for the Maths Exam more effective.
Begin Preparation by Scrutinising the Syllabus & Paper Pattern
The present syllabus of Mathematics CBSE X Exam has been designed around seven units – Number Systems, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Statistics and Probability
There are two exams that are conducted: MathematicsBasic and MathematicsStandard.
The Typology of Questions – Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Evaluating and Creating  Total marks = 80  Duration = 3 hrs.
As per the sample papers released by CBSE, there will be 38 questions divided into five sections A, B, C, D and E. Section A includes 18 MCQs along with 2 AssertionReasoning type questions carrying 1 mark each. Apart from this, Section B includes 5 Short answerI (SAI) type questions carrying 2 marks each, Section C includes 6 Short answerII (SAII) type questions carrying 3 marks each, Section D includes 4 Long answer type questions carrying 5 marks each and Section E includes 3 casebased units of assessment of 4 marks each with subparts.
Deleted Chapters/Topics
As per CBSE, some chapters/topics have been deleted in Mathematics. So, it is necessary to understand the reduced syllabus and thoroughly practise the questions based on it.
Chapter  Topics 
Real Numbers  Euclid’s division lemma, Decimal representation of rational numbers in terms of terminating/nonterminating recurring decimals 
Polynomials  Statement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients 
Pair Of Linear Equations In Two Variables  Simple problems on equations reducible to linear equations 
Coordinate Geometry  Area of a triangle 
Triangles  Proofs of the following theorems are deleted

Constructions  Complete Chapter Deleted 
Trigonometric Identities  Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles 
Surface Areas And Volumes 

Statistics 

Important Chapters: Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes
Practice CaseStudy based questions from topics like ‘Surface Areas and Volumes’ and ‘Some applications of Trigonometry’
Do Not Forget NCERT Exemplar & Exercises
Solve NCERT and Exemplar problems repeatedly. It is imperative that you remember the key problems that are frequently asked in Board Exams. In a rush to solve multiple reference books, do not forget that most problems in Maths exams are based on NCERT.
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Repeatedly Practise through Mock Papers
Practise the available Model Test Papers for both basic and standard Mathematics based on the new pattern within the stipulated time frame. Subjectivetype questions should be thoroughly practised to learn the stepwise method of answering questions. Pay special attention to Assertion reason type of questions. It is very important to understand the concepts thoroughly to attempt such questions.
To download a compiled question bank containing board exam papers for past twelve years along with their detailed solutions, visit Class X Chapterwise Previous Years’ Question Bank (CBSE)
For better understanding of concepts, and more practice questions, check out Important Concepts at Important Concepts of Mathematics, Trigonometry, Formulas & Fundamentals – Aakash Byjus  AESL
Gear up your preparation and all the best for your exams!
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FAQs
1. Is maths tough in CBSE?
CBSE Maths is not that tough if you learn shortcuts, get conceptual clarity and resolve your doubts on time.
2. Can the NCERT Solutions for Maths really solve your Maths problems?
The board exam marks usually hold a very important place in the academics of your life. A subject like math that has no place to memorize or write, and it is never possible to pass without understanding, becomes all the more important. But only marks are not important, and understanding the concepts is also required because these concepts would help you throughout your life. NCERT Solutions for Maths by Aakash Byju’s provides the support needed to understand the solution to the questions provided in the books. This way, if a student practices his school book well, he/she will develop a very good understanding of the concepts that are crucial to the curriculum.
3. What are the passing criteria for the CBSE Maths exam?
A student can pass the CBSE Maths exam if they attain 33% marks, including the external paper and internal assessment. Since Maths is not a practical subject, it has more questions on the CBSE board.
4. Is it necessary to consult reference books to get good grades in CBSE Maths?
For CBSE exams, students should only consult NCERT Solutions. However, if students are unable to comprehend a topic, they can consult reference books to gain a better grasp of the subject. Also, reference books offer a variety of questions from previous year’s sample papers which are beneficial in getting good grades.
5. Is it necessary to solve the previous year’s exams and practice examinations to achieve a score of 90 in CBSE Maths?
Yes, it is necessary to participate in the previous year’s papers and practice tests to achieve good grades in CBSE Maths. Once you’ve completed the fundamentals, begin practicing mock tests from reference books or online guides to observe how much time you spend on each task.