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10th std Maths Mdel Question Paper-1 Eng Version 2020-21 kseeb.pdf


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2020-21 MODEL PAPER - 1

Subject : MATHEMATICS                                                                                    

Subject Code : 81E 

Time : 3 hrs. 15 minutes                                                                                              

Max. Marks : 80                                                                                                                                          

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General Instructions to the Candidate :

1. This question Paper consists of objective and subjective types of 38 questions. 

2. This question paper has been sealed by reverse jacket. You have to cut on the right side to open the paper at the time of commencement of the examination. Check whether all the pages of the question paper are intact. 

3. Follow the instructions given against both the objective and subjective types of questions. 

4. Figures in the right hand margin indicate maximum marks for the questions. 

5. The maximum time to answer the paper is given at the top of the question paper. It includes 15 minutes for reading the question paper.  

85 E  CCE RF

I. Four choices are given for each of incomplete / statement / questions. Choose the correct answer and write the complete answer along with its letter of alphabet. 8 x 1 = 8 

1. If the pair of Linear equations x + 2y = 3 and 2x + 4y = k are coincide then the value of ‘k’ is : 

 A. 3                 B. 6 

C. -3                D. -6

2. The nth term of an arithmetic progression is an = 4n + 5 then the 3rd term is : 

A. 5                 B. 9 

C. 13               D. 17

3. If the roots of the quadratic equation x2 + 6x + k = 0 are equal, then the value of ‘k’ is : 

 A. 9                   B. -9 

C. 8                    D. 5

4. The value of sin 600 × cos 300 is : 

 A. 1/4                B. 3/4 

C. 3/4                 D. 1/2

5. The distance of the co-ordinate p(4, 3) from the x- axis is : 

A. 2 units            B. 3 units 

C. 4 units            D. 5 units

6. A straight line intersecting a circle at two points is called : 

A. a secant          B. a tangent 

C. radius             D. a normal    


7. The volume of a cylinder is 300 m3 then the volume of a cone having the same radius and height as that of the cylinder is : 

A. 900 m3            B. 600 m3

C. 150 m3            D. 100 m

8. The surface area of a sphere of radius 7cm is : 

A. 154 cm2           B. 308 cm2 

C. 616 cm2           D. 770 cm

II. Answer the following questions in a sentence each. 8 x 1 = 8

9. How many solutions have the pair of linear equations 2x+3y-9=0 and 4x + 6y - 18 = 0?

10. Write the standard form of a quadratic equation. 

11. Find the value of tanθ - cot (900 - θ ). 

12. In the figure ∠B=900 , ∠A = ∠C and BC=10cm, then find the value of tan 450 


13. Write the co-ordinates of the midpoint of the line segment joining the points A(x1 , y1 ) and B (x2 , y2 ).                                                                                                                                 

14. Find the median of the scores 5, 8, 14, 16, 19 and 20 ? 

15. State ‘Thale’s theorem ? 

16. Write the formula to find the curved surface area of the frustum of a cone as shown in the figure?


III. Answer the following questions. 8 x 2 = 16

17. Find the 25th term of an arithmetic progression 2, 6, 10, 14, . . . . . . . 

18. Find the sum of first 20 terms of the arithmetic progression 3, 8, 13, . . . . . . using the formula. 


Find the sum of the first 30 positive integers divisible by 6. 

19. Solve : 3x + y = 15 

                   2x ˗ y = 5 

20. Solve by using quadratic formula : x2 -3x+1=0. 

21. Find the discriminant of the quadratic equation 2x2 ˗6x+3=0 and hence write the nature of roots.


Prove that the quadratic equation x2 +ax˗4=0 has distinct, real roots. 

22. Find the distance between the co-ordinate of the points A(2, 3) and B(10, -3).

23. Draw a line segment of AB=8cm and divide it in the ratio 3:2 by geomtrical construction.                                                                          

24. In the figure given below find the value of sinθ and cos∝ ?

IV. Answer the following questions.  9 x 3 = 27 

25. The sum of two natural numbers is 9 and the sum of their reciprocals is 9/20. Find the numbers. 


The perimeter and area of a rectangular play ground are 80m and 384m2 respectively. Find the length and breadth of the play ground. 

 27. From a point on the ground, the angles of elevation of the top and bottom of a transmission tower fixed at the top of a 20m high building are 600 and 450 respectively. Find the height of the transmission tower.

28. Find the value of ‘k’. If the co-ordinates of the points A(2, -2), B(-4, 2) and C(-7, k) are collinear. 

29. Calculate the ‘mean’ for the frequency distribution table given below, by direct method.


30. The following table gives the production yield per hectare of wheat of 100 farms of a village. Draw a ‘more than type ogive’ for the given data

31. Prove that “the tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact”. 

32. Draw a pair of tangents to a circle of radius 4cm which are inclined to each other at an angle of 700 and write the measure of its length. 

33. A right circular metalic cone of height 20cm and base radius 5cm is melted and recast into a solid sphere. Find the radius of the sphere. 


 A solid sphere of radius 3cm is melted and reformed by stretching it into a cylindrical shaped wire of length 9m. Find the radius of the wire.

V. Answer the following. 4 x 4 = 16

34. Find the solution of the following pair of linear equations by the graphical method. 
 2x + y = 10 
   x + y =  6 

 35. An arithmetic progression consists of 37 terms. The sum of the first 3 terms of it is 12 and the sum of its last 3 terms is 318, then find the first and last terms of the progression. 


 The sum of the first 7 terms of an arithmetic progression is 140 and the sum of the next 7 terms of the same progression is 385 then find the arithmetic progression.

36. Construct a triangle with sides 4cm, 5cm, and 6cm and then another triangle whose sides are 5/3 of the corresponding sides of the first triangle.

37. A toy is made in the shape of a cylinder with one hemisphere stuck to one end and a cone to the other end, as shown in the figure, the length of the cylindrical part of the toy is 20cm and its diameter is 10cm. If the slant height of the cone is 13cm. Find the surface area of the toy.

VI. Answer the following question : 1 x 5 = 5

38. Prove that the ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the square of the ratio of their corresponding sides.


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