# Chapter-wise Weightage for Kerala SSLC Maths Exam

Many students ask us whether there is any chapter-wise weightage for Kerala SSLC Maths Exam.

## Is there an official chapter-wise weightage?

Officially, the SCERT does not publish any such weightage or chapter-wise mark distribution. However, if we closely observe the pattern of previous year question paper, we could arrive at an unofficial chapter-wise weightage for SSLC Mathematics final exam.

We have tabulated the chapter-wise mark distribution of both final exam and model exam of the last 3 years, which is 2018, 2019, and 2020. We have not considered other years because there was a change in the syllabus.

Surprisingly most of the chapters had the same mark distribution in all the 6 exams. Only a few chapter’s marks varied, but that too in very small proportion.

## SSLC Maths Question Pattern

Before going to the chapter-wise mark distribution, we must understand the question pattern of Kerala SSLC Maths examination, to have a clear picture.

The SSLC Final Maths theory (TE) exam is for 80 Marks. However, the question paper comprises of 29 questions which total for 110 marks! This is because students have choices out of 29 questions. This table shows how the exact pattern of the question paper.

Total Questions Max questions that can be attempted Max marks that can be scored
2 marks, 4 Qns = 8 marks 3 6
3 marks, 7 Qns = 21 marks 5 15
4 marks, 10 Qns = 40 marks 7 28
5 marks, 7 Qns = 35 marks 5 25
6 marks, 1 Qn = 6 marks 1 6
110 marks, 29 Qns 21 80

## Chapter-wise weightage of Kerala SSLC Mathematics Examination

We compared the chapter-wise mark distribution in the 6 exams that occurred in the last 3 years. Let us see how this 110 mark is distributed among 11 chapters of Kerala 10th standard Maths textbook.

Chapter No Chapter Name 2020 F 2020 M 2019 F 2019 M 2018 F 2018 M
1 Arithmetic Sequences | സമാന്തര ശ്രേണികൾ 17 14 14 14 14 11
2 Circles | വൃത്തങ്ങൾ 14 14 14 14 12 12
3 Mathematics of Chances | സാധ്യതകളുടെ ഗണിതം 4 4 4 4 6 6
4 Second Degree Equations | രണ്ടാം കൃതി സമവാക്യങ്ങൾ 4 7 4 7 5 5
5 Trigonometry | ത്രികോണമിതി 12 12 12 12 12 12
6 Coordinates | സൂചകസംഖ്യകൾ 7 7 7 7 6 6
7 Tangents | തൊടുവരകൾ 12 12 12 12 12 15
8 Solids | ഘനരൂപങ്ങൾ 12 12 12 12 12 12
9 Geometry and Algebra | ജ്യാമിതിയും ബീജഗണിതവും 11 11 11 11 12 12
10 Polynomials | ബഹുപദങ്ങൾ 6 6 9 6 7 7
11 Statistics | സ്ഥിതിവിവരകണക്ക് 5 5 5 5 6 6
Question No 29 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total 110 110 110 110 110 110

F – Final Exam, M – Model Exam

## General Trends in SSLC Maths Question Paper

If you carefully observe the above table, we can find many general trends in the question paper. Even though this can be changed anytime, we believe that the same trend and weightage will be repeated next year too.

1. Chapter 1 – Arithmetic Sequences will have maximum mark share with a minimum of 14 marks. That is one each question worth 2, 3, 4, and 5 marks.
2. Chapter 3 – Mathematics of chances will have a single 4 marks question.
3. Chapter 4 – Second Degree Equations will have a single 4 marks question.
4. Chapter 5 – Trigonometry will have a share of 12 marks. That is one each question worth 3, 4, and 5 marks.
5. Chapter 8 – Solids will have a share of 12 marks. That is one each question worth 3, 4, and 5 marks.
6. Chapter 11 – Statistics will have a single question of 5 marks.
7. Question number 29 worth six marks tests the general aptitude of the student and need not necessarily from the textbook.