Class 10 Science Test Papers and Periodic Assessment Exams

CBSE Class 10 Science Test Papers are the collection of past unit test papers and periodic assessment class test papers which helps students to prepare for upcoming monthly quarterly half yearly and annual exams. Here on Ribblu one can get a lot of Test Papers for Class 10 Science in PDF format for free.CBSE chapter wise practice papers with solution for class 10 Science for free download in PDF format.10th Science chapters have many topics and all these topics are included in CBSE solved test papers of class 10 Science .

CBSE practice question papers are based on NCERT syllabus and latest CBSE curriculum for this academic session. The unit tests, chapter wise solved papers, important questions, and questions asked in previous year exams are included in CBSE test papers and CBSE practice papers with solution and answer keys. These are solved question papers from all chapter have all type of questions may be asked in annual exams such as VSA very short answer type questions, MCQ Multiple Choice Questions , SA short answer type questions, LA long answer type questions, VBA value based questions and HOTS higher order thinking skill based questions.

Total Papers : 41

CBSE Class 10 Science Periodic Test Paper 3 - 2022 CBSE Class 10 Science Periodic Test Paper 2 - 2022 CBSE Class 10 Science Periodic Test Paper 1 - 2022 CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Sustainable Management of Natural Resources with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Sources of Energy with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Periodic Classification of Elements with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Our Environment with answers
CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Metals and Non-Metals with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Magnetic Effects of Electricity with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Light Reflection and Refraction with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Life Processes with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Human Eye and Colorful World with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science How Do Organisms Reproduce with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Heredity and Evolution with answers
CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Electricity with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Control and Coordination with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Chemical Reactions and Equation with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Carbon and Its Compounds with answers CBSE Test Paper Class 10 Science Acids, Bases, and Salts with answers CBSE Class 10 Test Paper for Science Human Eye and Light Chemical Reactions and Equations Test Paper Class 10 Science
CBSE Class 10 Biology Half Yearly Question Paper - DPS CBSE Class 10 Biology Pre Board Question Paper 2018 CBSE Class 10 Half Yearly Biology Questions - DPS CBSE Class X Biology Test Papers 2020 - DPS CBSE Class X Biology Test Question Papers 2020 - DPS CBSE Class 10 Biology Sample Test Papers - DPS CBSE Class 10 Biology Periodic Test Papers - DPS
Important Questions of Atomic Structure Class 10 Chemistry Class 10 Biology - Test Paper on Animal and Plant Cell Class 10 Biology - Test Paper on Stem Cells Class 10 Biology – Test Paper of Cell The Structural and Functional Unit of Life Light Reflection and Refraction Class 10 MCQ Periodic Classification of Elements Class 10 Science Test Paper Carbon and its Compounds Class 10 Science Test Paper Metals and Non Metals Class 10 Science Test Paper Acid Bases and Salts Class 10 Science Test Paper Chemical Reactions and Equations Class 10 Science Test Paper Class 10 Science Periodic Test Paper 2 with answers 2018-VBPS Class 10 Science Class test 2017-St. Xavier's Class 10 Science Periodic test 2 -Apeejay School

Total Papers : 41

Class 10 Science Marks Distribution
Units Marks
Chemical Substances - Nature & Behaviour 25
World of Living 23
Natural Phenomenon 12
Effects of Current 13
Natural Resources 7
Total 80
Internal assessment 20
Grand Total 100

CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus

  • Chemical Reactions and Equations
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Sources of energy
  • Life processes
  • Control and co-ordination in animals and plants
  • Our Environment
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic effects of Current
  • Carbon and its compounds
  • Periodic classification of elements
  • Light- Reflection and Refraction
  • The Human Eye and the Colourful World
  • Management of natural resources
  • Reproduction
  • Heredity and evolution

Theme: Materials

Unit I: Chemical Substances - Nature and Behaviour

Chemical reactions: Chemical equation, Balanced chemical equation, implications of a balanced chemical equation, types of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, displacement, double displacement, precipitation, endothermic exothermic reactions, oxidation and reduction.
Acids, bases and salts: Their definitions in terms of furnishing of H+ and OH– ions, General properties, examples and uses, neutralization, concept of pH scale (Definition relating to logarithm not required), importance of pH in everyday life; preparation and uses of Sodium Hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, Washing soda and Plaster of Paris.
Metals and nonmetals: Properties of metals and non-metals; Reactivity series; Formation and properties of ionic compounds; Basic metallurgical processes; Corrosion and its prevention.
Carbon compounds: Covalent bonding in carbon compounds. Versatile nature of carbon. Homologous series. Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing functional groups (halogens, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes and alkynes), difference between saturated hydro carbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons. Chemical properties of carbon compounds(combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction). Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses), soaps and detergents.

Theme: The World of the Living

Unit II: World of Living

Life processes: ‘Living Being’. Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in plants and animals.
Control and co-ordination in animals and plants: Tropic movements in plants; Introduction of plant hormones; Control and co-ordination in animals: Nervous system; Voluntary, involuntary and reflex action; Chemical co-ordination: animal hormones.
Reproduction: Reproduction in animals and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health - need and methods of family planning. Safe sex vs HIV/AIDS. Child bearing and women’s health.
Heredity and Evolution: Heredity; Mendel’s contribution- Laws for inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction: (topics excluded - evolution; evolution and classification and evolution should not be equated with progress).

Theme: Natural Phenomena

Unit III: Natural Phenomena

Reflection of light by curved surfaces; Images formed by spherical mirrors, centre of curvature, principal axis, principal focus, focal length, mirror formula (Derivation not required),magnification. Refraction; Laws of refraction, refractive index.
Refraction of light by spherical lens; Image formed by spherical lenses; Lens formula(Derivation not required); Magnification. Power of a lens. Functioning of a lens in human eye, defects of vision and their corrections, applications of spherical mirrors and lenses.
Refraction of light through a prism, dispersion of light, scattering of light, applications in daily life (excluding colour of the sun at sunrise and sunset).

Theme: How Things Work

Unit IV: Effects of Current

Electric current, potential difference and electric current. Ohm’s law; Resistance, Resistivity, Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends. Series combination of resistors, parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life. Electric power, Interrelation between P, V, I and R.
Magnetic effects of current : Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying conductor, field due to current carrying coil or solenoid; Force on current carrying conductor,Fleming’s Left Hand Rule, Direct current. Alternating current: frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits.

Theme: Natural Resources

Unit V: Natural Resources

Our environment: Eco-system, Environmental problems, Ozone depletion, waste production and their solutions. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances.

Practical should be conducted alongside the concepts taught in theory classes


  1. A. Finding the pH of the following samples by using pH paper/universal indicator:
    (i)  Dilute Hydrochloric Acid
    (ii)  Dilute NaOH solution
    (iii)  Dilute Ethanoic Acid solution
    (iv)  Lemon juice
    (v)  Water
    (vi) Dilute Hydrogen Carbonate solution

B. Studying the properties of acids and bases (HCl & NaOH) on the basis of their reaction with:
1. Litmus solution (Blue/Red)
2. Zinc metal
3. Solid sodium carbonate

2. Performing and observing the following reactions and classifying them into:
A. Combination reaction
B. Decomposition Reaction
C. Displacement Reaction
D. Double displacement reaction
(i) Action of water on quicklime
(ii) Action of heat on ferrous sulphate crystals
(iii) Iron nails kept in copper sulphate solution
(iv) Reaction between sodium sulphate and barium chloride solutions

3. Observing the action of Zn, Fe, Cu and Al metals on the following salt solutions:
i) ZnSO4(aq)
ii) FeSO4(aq)
iii) CuSO4(aq)
iv) Al2 (SO4)3(aq)
Arranging Zn, Fe, Cu and Al (metals) in the decreasing order of reactivity based on the above result.

4. Studying the dependence of potential difference (V) across a resistor on the current (I) passing through it and determine its resistance. Also plotting a graph between V and I
5. Determination of the equivalent resistance of two resistors when connected in series and parallel.
6. Preparing a temporary mount of a leaf peel to show stomata.
7.Experimentally show that carbon dioxide is given out during respiration.

8. Study of the following properties of acetic acid (ethanoic acid):
i) Odour
ii) solubility in water
iii) effect on litmus
iv) reaction with Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

9. Study of the comparative cleaning capacity of a sample of soap in soft and hard water.

10. Determination of the focal length of:
i) Concave mirror
ii) Convex lens by obtaining the image of a distant object.

11. Tracing the path of a ray of light passing through a rectangular glass slab for different angles of incidence. Measure the angle of incidence, angle of refraction, angle of emergence and interpret the result.

12. Studying (a) binary fission in Amoeba, and (b) budding in yeast and Hydra with the help of prepared slides.

13. Tracing the path of the rays of light through a glass prism.

14. Identification of the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed (Pea, gram or red kidney bean)

Structure of CBSE Science Sample Paper for Class 10 is

Type of Question Marks per Question Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Objective Type Questions 1 20 20
Short Answer Type Questions 3 10 30
Long Answer Type Questions 6 5 30
Total 36 80


  • Science-Textbook for class IX-NCERT Publication
  • Science-Text book for class X- NCERT Publication
  • Assessment of Practical Skills in Science-Class IX - CBSE Publication
  • Assessment of Practical Skills in Science- Class X- CBSE Publication
  • Laboratory Manual-Science-Class IX, NCERT Publication
  • Laboratory Manual-Science-Class X, NCERT Publication
  • Exemplar Problems Class IX – NCERT Publication
  • Exemplar Problems Class X – NCERT Publication

For Preparation of board exams students can also check out other resource material

CBSE Class 10 Science Question Papers

Important Questions for Class 10 Science Chapter Wise

Science Revision Notes for class 10

Previous Year Question Paper CBSE Class 10 Science

Why Attempting Past Test Papers are Important for Exam Preparation?

Test papers are mainly class test papers that the subject teacher had prepared in the past for previous students. Thus when students attempt such practice test papers they get to know the framework which the subject teacher is following in making examination papers. Apart from reference books and notes, Test Papers are very effective study materials for exam preparation. When a student tries to attempt previous test papers , it becomes very easy to gauge how well the topics have been understood and what kind of questions are asked in exams related to that chapter.

As they say before facing the main battle one needs to practice on small fights and get expertise and that will make sure the success in the finals. Similarly in order to score high marks in annual exams, it is imperative to attempt previous test papers so that the student identifies and checks whether the understanding of all concepts of the already prepared chapters of any particular subject are complete or not. It highlights the weak areas if any and gives students ample amount of time to revisit the topics and work on those areas and be better prepared before exams.

Periodic Test papers, Weekly tests and Unit Test papers are usually framed on few chapters of the syllabus thus the concentration of questions asked are of good depth thus when a student attempts those papers, it makes sure that no topic or fundamental concept has been skipped by students while studying any chapter.

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