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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
Class-X (2017 –18) 
Mathematics 
Time allowed: 3 Hours       Max. Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
(i) All questions are compulsory. 
(ii) The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D. 
(iii)Section A contains 6 questions of 1 mark each. Section B contains 6 questions of 2 marks 
each. Section C contains 10 questions of 3 marks each. Section D contains 8 questions of 4 
marks each. 
(iv) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in four 
questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only 
one of the alternatives in all such questions.   
(v) Use of calculators is not permitted. 
 
 
Section A  
Question numbers 1 to 6 carry 1 mark each. 
 
1. Write whether the rational number 
7
75
 will have a terminating decimal expansion or a 
nor-terminating repeating decimal expansion. 
 
2. 
Find the value(s) of k, if the quadratic equation 
2
3x k 3 x 4 0 - + = has equal roots. 
 
3. Find the eleventh term from the last term of the AP: 
27, 23, 19, ..., –65. 
 
4. Find the coordinates of the point on y-axis which is nearest to the point ( –2, 5). 
 
5. In given figure, ST || RQ, PS = 3 cm and SR = 4 cm. Find the ratio of the area of 
? PST to the area of ? PRQ. 
 
 
6. If 
2
cos A
5
= , find the value of 4 + 4 tan
2
 A 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
Class-X (2017 –18) 
Mathematics 
Time allowed: 3 Hours       Max. Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
(i) All questions are compulsory. 
(ii) The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D. 
(iii)Section A contains 6 questions of 1 mark each. Section B contains 6 questions of 2 marks 
each. Section C contains 10 questions of 3 marks each. Section D contains 8 questions of 4 
marks each. 
(iv) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in four 
questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only 
one of the alternatives in all such questions.   
(v) Use of calculators is not permitted. 
 
 
Section A  
Question numbers 1 to 6 carry 1 mark each. 
 
1. Write whether the rational number 
7
75
 will have a terminating decimal expansion or a 
nor-terminating repeating decimal expansion. 
 
2. 
Find the value(s) of k, if the quadratic equation 
2
3x k 3 x 4 0 - + = has equal roots. 
 
3. Find the eleventh term from the last term of the AP: 
27, 23, 19, ..., –65. 
 
4. Find the coordinates of the point on y-axis which is nearest to the point ( –2, 5). 
 
5. In given figure, ST || RQ, PS = 3 cm and SR = 4 cm. Find the ratio of the area of 
? PST to the area of ? PRQ. 
 
 
6. If 
2
cos A
5
= , find the value of 4 + 4 tan
2
 A 
 
 
 
Section B 
Question numbers 7 to 12 carry 2 marks each. 
 
7. If two positive integers p and q are written as 
2 3 3
p a b and q a b; == a, b are prime 
numbers, then verify: 
LCM (p, q) × HCF (p, q) = pq 
 
8. The sum of first n terms of an AP is given by
2
n
S 2n 3n =+ . Find the sixteenth term of 
the AP. 
9. Find the value(s) of k for which the pair of linear equations kx + y = k
2
 and x + ky = 1 
have infinitely many solutions. 
 
 
10. 
If 
p
1,
3
??
??
??
 is the mid-point of the line segment joining the points (2, 0) and
2
0,
9
??
??
??
, 
then show that the line 5x + 3y + 2 = 0 passes through the point ( –1, 3p). 
11. A box contains cards numbered 11 to 123. A card is drawn at random from the box. 
Find the probability that the number on the drawn card is 
(i) a square number 
(ii) a multiple of 7 
12. A box contains 12 balls of which some are red in colour. If 6 more red balls are put in 
the box and a ball is drawn at random, the probability of drawing a red ball doubles 
than what it was before. Find the number of red balls in the bag. 
 
 
Section C 
Question numbers 13 to 22 carry 3 marks each. 
13. Show that exactly one of the numbers n, n + 2 or n + 4 is divisible by 3. 
 
14. 
Find all the zeroes of the polynomial 
432
3x 6x 2x 10x 5 + - - - if two of its zeroes are 
55
a nd –
33
. 
15. Seven times a two digit number is equal to four times the number obtained by 
reversing the order of its digits. If the difference of the digits is 3, determine the 
number. 
16. In what ratio does the x-axis divide the line segment joining the points ( –4, –6) and 
( –1, 7)? Find the co-ordinates of the point of division. 
OR 
The points A(4, –2), B(7, 2), C(0, 9) and D( –3, 5) form a parallelogram. Find the               
 length of the altitude of the parallelogram on the base AB. 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
Class-X (2017 –18) 
Mathematics 
Time allowed: 3 Hours       Max. Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
(i) All questions are compulsory. 
(ii) The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D. 
(iii)Section A contains 6 questions of 1 mark each. Section B contains 6 questions of 2 marks 
each. Section C contains 10 questions of 3 marks each. Section D contains 8 questions of 4 
marks each. 
(iv) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in four 
questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only 
one of the alternatives in all such questions.   
(v) Use of calculators is not permitted. 
 
 
Section A  
Question numbers 1 to 6 carry 1 mark each. 
 
1. Write whether the rational number 
7
75
 will have a terminating decimal expansion or a 
nor-terminating repeating decimal expansion. 
 
2. 
Find the value(s) of k, if the quadratic equation 
2
3x k 3 x 4 0 - + = has equal roots. 
 
3. Find the eleventh term from the last term of the AP: 
27, 23, 19, ..., –65. 
 
4. Find the coordinates of the point on y-axis which is nearest to the point ( –2, 5). 
 
5. In given figure, ST || RQ, PS = 3 cm and SR = 4 cm. Find the ratio of the area of 
? PST to the area of ? PRQ. 
 
 
6. If 
2
cos A
5
= , find the value of 4 + 4 tan
2
 A 
 
 
 
Section B 
Question numbers 7 to 12 carry 2 marks each. 
 
7. If two positive integers p and q are written as 
2 3 3
p a b and q a b; == a, b are prime 
numbers, then verify: 
LCM (p, q) × HCF (p, q) = pq 
 
8. The sum of first n terms of an AP is given by
2
n
S 2n 3n =+ . Find the sixteenth term of 
the AP. 
9. Find the value(s) of k for which the pair of linear equations kx + y = k
2
 and x + ky = 1 
have infinitely many solutions. 
 
 
10. 
If 
p
1,
3
??
??
??
 is the mid-point of the line segment joining the points (2, 0) and
2
0,
9
??
??
??
, 
then show that the line 5x + 3y + 2 = 0 passes through the point ( –1, 3p). 
11. A box contains cards numbered 11 to 123. A card is drawn at random from the box. 
Find the probability that the number on the drawn card is 
(i) a square number 
(ii) a multiple of 7 
12. A box contains 12 balls of which some are red in colour. If 6 more red balls are put in 
the box and a ball is drawn at random, the probability of drawing a red ball doubles 
than what it was before. Find the number of red balls in the bag. 
 
 
Section C 
Question numbers 13 to 22 carry 3 marks each. 
13. Show that exactly one of the numbers n, n + 2 or n + 4 is divisible by 3. 
 
14. 
Find all the zeroes of the polynomial 
432
3x 6x 2x 10x 5 + - - - if two of its zeroes are 
55
a nd –
33
. 
15. Seven times a two digit number is equal to four times the number obtained by 
reversing the order of its digits. If the difference of the digits is 3, determine the 
number. 
16. In what ratio does the x-axis divide the line segment joining the points ( –4, –6) and 
( –1, 7)? Find the co-ordinates of the point of division. 
OR 
The points A(4, –2), B(7, 2), C(0, 9) and D( –3, 5) form a parallelogram. Find the               
 length of the altitude of the parallelogram on the base AB. 
 
 
17. In given figure 1 2 and NSQ MTR ? ? ? ? ? ? , then prove that PTS ~ PRQ ?? . 
 
 
OR 
In an equilateral triangle ABC, D is a point on the side BC such that  
1
BD BC.
3
? Prove that  9AD
2
 = 7AB
2
    
 
  
18. In given figure XY and ?? XY are two parallel tangents to a circle with centre O and 
another tangent AB with point of contact C intersecting XY at A and ?? XY at B. 
Prove that ? AOB = 90°. 
 
 
19. 
Evaluate: 
2 2 2
2 2 2 2
cosec 63 tan 24 sin 63 cos63 sin 27 sin 27º sec63
cot 66 sec 27 2(cosec 65 tan 25 )
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
? ? ? ? ? ?
 
 
OR 
If sin cos 2, then evaluate : tan cot ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
 
 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
Class-X (2017 –18) 
Mathematics 
Time allowed: 3 Hours       Max. Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
(i) All questions are compulsory. 
(ii) The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D. 
(iii)Section A contains 6 questions of 1 mark each. Section B contains 6 questions of 2 marks 
each. Section C contains 10 questions of 3 marks each. Section D contains 8 questions of 4 
marks each. 
(iv) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in four 
questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only 
one of the alternatives in all such questions.   
(v) Use of calculators is not permitted. 
 
 
Section A  
Question numbers 1 to 6 carry 1 mark each. 
 
1. Write whether the rational number 
7
75
 will have a terminating decimal expansion or a 
nor-terminating repeating decimal expansion. 
 
2. 
Find the value(s) of k, if the quadratic equation 
2
3x k 3 x 4 0 - + = has equal roots. 
 
3. Find the eleventh term from the last term of the AP: 
27, 23, 19, ..., –65. 
 
4. Find the coordinates of the point on y-axis which is nearest to the point ( –2, 5). 
 
5. In given figure, ST || RQ, PS = 3 cm and SR = 4 cm. Find the ratio of the area of 
? PST to the area of ? PRQ. 
 
 
6. If 
2
cos A
5
= , find the value of 4 + 4 tan
2
 A 
 
 
 
Section B 
Question numbers 7 to 12 carry 2 marks each. 
 
7. If two positive integers p and q are written as 
2 3 3
p a b and q a b; == a, b are prime 
numbers, then verify: 
LCM (p, q) × HCF (p, q) = pq 
 
8. The sum of first n terms of an AP is given by
2
n
S 2n 3n =+ . Find the sixteenth term of 
the AP. 
9. Find the value(s) of k for which the pair of linear equations kx + y = k
2
 and x + ky = 1 
have infinitely many solutions. 
 
 
10. 
If 
p
1,
3
??
??
??
 is the mid-point of the line segment joining the points (2, 0) and
2
0,
9
??
??
??
, 
then show that the line 5x + 3y + 2 = 0 passes through the point ( –1, 3p). 
11. A box contains cards numbered 11 to 123. A card is drawn at random from the box. 
Find the probability that the number on the drawn card is 
(i) a square number 
(ii) a multiple of 7 
12. A box contains 12 balls of which some are red in colour. If 6 more red balls are put in 
the box and a ball is drawn at random, the probability of drawing a red ball doubles 
than what it was before. Find the number of red balls in the bag. 
 
 
Section C 
Question numbers 13 to 22 carry 3 marks each. 
13. Show that exactly one of the numbers n, n + 2 or n + 4 is divisible by 3. 
 
14. 
Find all the zeroes of the polynomial 
432
3x 6x 2x 10x 5 + - - - if two of its zeroes are 
55
a nd –
33
. 
15. Seven times a two digit number is equal to four times the number obtained by 
reversing the order of its digits. If the difference of the digits is 3, determine the 
number. 
16. In what ratio does the x-axis divide the line segment joining the points ( –4, –6) and 
( –1, 7)? Find the co-ordinates of the point of division. 
OR 
The points A(4, –2), B(7, 2), C(0, 9) and D( –3, 5) form a parallelogram. Find the               
 length of the altitude of the parallelogram on the base AB. 
 
 
17. In given figure 1 2 and NSQ MTR ? ? ? ? ? ? , then prove that PTS ~ PRQ ?? . 
 
 
OR 
In an equilateral triangle ABC, D is a point on the side BC such that  
1
BD BC.
3
? Prove that  9AD
2
 = 7AB
2
    
 
  
18. In given figure XY and ?? XY are two parallel tangents to a circle with centre O and 
another tangent AB with point of contact C intersecting XY at A and ?? XY at B. 
Prove that ? AOB = 90°. 
 
 
19. 
Evaluate: 
2 2 2
2 2 2 2
cosec 63 tan 24 sin 63 cos63 sin 27 sin 27º sec63
cot 66 sec 27 2(cosec 65 tan 25 )
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
? ? ? ? ? ?
 
 
OR 
If sin cos 2, then evaluate : tan cot ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
 
 
 
 
20. In given figure ABPC is a quadrant of a circle of radius 14 cm and a semicircle is 
drawn with BC as diameter. Find the area of the shaded region 
 
21. Water in a canal, 6 m wide and 1.5 m deep, is flowing with a speed of 10 km/h. How 
much area will it irrigate in 30 minutes, if 8 cm of standing water is needed? 
OR 
A cone of maximum size is carved out from a cube of edge 14 cm. Find the surface 
area of the remaining solid after the cone is carved out. 
 
22. Find the mode of the following distribution of marks obtained by the students in an 
examination:  
Marks obtained 0-20 20-40 40-60 60-80 80-100 
Number of students 15 18 21 29 17 
Given the mean of the above distribution is 53, using empirical relationship estimate 
the value of its median.  
 
Section D 
Question numbers 23 to 30 carry 4 marks each. 
23. A train travelling at a uniform speed for 360 km would have taken 48 minutes less to 
travel the same distance if its speed were 5 km/hour more. Find the original speed of 
the train. 
OR 
Check whether the equation 5x
2
 – 6x – 2 = 0 has real roots and if it has, find them by 
the method of completing the square. Also verify that roots obtained satisfy the given 
equation.  
24. An AP consists of 37 terms. The sum of the three middle most terms is 225 and the 
sum of the last three terms is 429. Find the AP. 
25. Show that in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the 
squares of the other two sides. 
OR 
Prove that the ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the 
squares of their corresponding sides. 
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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 
Class-X (2017 –18) 
Mathematics 
Time allowed: 3 Hours       Max. Marks: 80 
General Instructions: 
(i) All questions are compulsory. 
(ii) The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D. 
(iii)Section A contains 6 questions of 1 mark each. Section B contains 6 questions of 2 marks 
each. Section C contains 10 questions of 3 marks each. Section D contains 8 questions of 4 
marks each. 
(iv) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in four 
questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only 
one of the alternatives in all such questions.   
(v) Use of calculators is not permitted. 
 
 
Section A  
Question numbers 1 to 6 carry 1 mark each. 
 
1. Write whether the rational number 
7
75
 will have a terminating decimal expansion or a 
nor-terminating repeating decimal expansion. 
 
2. 
Find the value(s) of k, if the quadratic equation 
2
3x k 3 x 4 0 - + = has equal roots. 
 
3. Find the eleventh term from the last term of the AP: 
27, 23, 19, ..., –65. 
 
4. Find the coordinates of the point on y-axis which is nearest to the point ( –2, 5). 
 
5. In given figure, ST || RQ, PS = 3 cm and SR = 4 cm. Find the ratio of the area of 
? PST to the area of ? PRQ. 
 
 
6. If 
2
cos A
5
= , find the value of 4 + 4 tan
2
 A 
 
 
 
Section B 
Question numbers 7 to 12 carry 2 marks each. 
 
7. If two positive integers p and q are written as 
2 3 3
p a b and q a b; == a, b are prime 
numbers, then verify: 
LCM (p, q) × HCF (p, q) = pq 
 
8. The sum of first n terms of an AP is given by
2
n
S 2n 3n =+ . Find the sixteenth term of 
the AP. 
9. Find the value(s) of k for which the pair of linear equations kx + y = k
2
 and x + ky = 1 
have infinitely many solutions. 
 
 
10. 
If 
p
1,
3
??
??
??
 is the mid-point of the line segment joining the points (2, 0) and
2
0,
9
??
??
??
, 
then show that the line 5x + 3y + 2 = 0 passes through the point ( –1, 3p). 
11. A box contains cards numbered 11 to 123. A card is drawn at random from the box. 
Find the probability that the number on the drawn card is 
(i) a square number 
(ii) a multiple of 7 
12. A box contains 12 balls of which some are red in colour. If 6 more red balls are put in 
the box and a ball is drawn at random, the probability of drawing a red ball doubles 
than what it was before. Find the number of red balls in the bag. 
 
 
Section C 
Question numbers 13 to 22 carry 3 marks each. 
13. Show that exactly one of the numbers n, n + 2 or n + 4 is divisible by 3. 
 
14. 
Find all the zeroes of the polynomial 
432
3x 6x 2x 10x 5 + - - - if two of its zeroes are 
55
a nd –
33
. 
15. Seven times a two digit number is equal to four times the number obtained by 
reversing the order of its digits. If the difference of the digits is 3, determine the 
number. 
16. In what ratio does the x-axis divide the line segment joining the points ( –4, –6) and 
( –1, 7)? Find the co-ordinates of the point of division. 
OR 
The points A(4, –2), B(7, 2), C(0, 9) and D( –3, 5) form a parallelogram. Find the               
 length of the altitude of the parallelogram on the base AB. 
 
 
17. In given figure 1 2 and NSQ MTR ? ? ? ? ? ? , then prove that PTS ~ PRQ ?? . 
 
 
OR 
In an equilateral triangle ABC, D is a point on the side BC such that  
1
BD BC.
3
? Prove that  9AD
2
 = 7AB
2
    
 
  
18. In given figure XY and ?? XY are two parallel tangents to a circle with centre O and 
another tangent AB with point of contact C intersecting XY at A and ?? XY at B. 
Prove that ? AOB = 90°. 
 
 
19. 
Evaluate: 
2 2 2
2 2 2 2
cosec 63 tan 24 sin 63 cos63 sin 27 sin 27º sec63
cot 66 sec 27 2(cosec 65 tan 25 )
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
? ? ? ? ? ?
 
 
OR 
If sin cos 2, then evaluate : tan cot ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
 
 
 
 
20. In given figure ABPC is a quadrant of a circle of radius 14 cm and a semicircle is 
drawn with BC as diameter. Find the area of the shaded region 
 
21. Water in a canal, 6 m wide and 1.5 m deep, is flowing with a speed of 10 km/h. How 
much area will it irrigate in 30 minutes, if 8 cm of standing water is needed? 
OR 
A cone of maximum size is carved out from a cube of edge 14 cm. Find the surface 
area of the remaining solid after the cone is carved out. 
 
22. Find the mode of the following distribution of marks obtained by the students in an 
examination:  
Marks obtained 0-20 20-40 40-60 60-80 80-100 
Number of students 15 18 21 29 17 
Given the mean of the above distribution is 53, using empirical relationship estimate 
the value of its median.  
 
Section D 
Question numbers 23 to 30 carry 4 marks each. 
23. A train travelling at a uniform speed for 360 km would have taken 48 minutes less to 
travel the same distance if its speed were 5 km/hour more. Find the original speed of 
the train. 
OR 
Check whether the equation 5x
2
 – 6x – 2 = 0 has real roots and if it has, find them by 
the method of completing the square. Also verify that roots obtained satisfy the given 
equation.  
24. An AP consists of 37 terms. The sum of the three middle most terms is 225 and the 
sum of the last three terms is 429. Find the AP. 
25. Show that in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the 
squares of the other two sides. 
OR 
Prove that the ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the 
squares of their corresponding sides. 
 
 
26. Draw a triangle ABC with side BC = 7 cm, B 45 , A 105 ? ? ? ? ? ? . Then, construct a 
triangle whose sides are 
4
3
 times the corresponding sides of ABC. ?  
27. 
Prove that  
cos sin 1
cosec cot
cos sin 1
? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ?? ? ?
? ? ? ?
 
28. The angles of depression of the top and bottom of a building 50 metres high as 
observed from the top of a tower are 30° and 60°, respectively. Find the height of the 
tower and also the horizontal distance between the building and the tower. 
29. Two dairy owners A and B sell flavoured milk filled to capacity in mugs of negligible 
thickness, which are cylindrical in shape with a raised hemispherical bottom. The 
mugs are 14 cm high and have diameter of 7 cm as shown in given figure. Both A and 
B sell flavoured milk at the rate of ` 80 per litre. The dairy owner A uses the formula 
2
rh ? to find the volume of milk in the mug and charges ` 43.12 for it. The dairy 
owner B is of the view that the price of actual quantity of milk should be charged. 
What according to him should be the price of one mug of milk? Which value is 
exhibited by the dairy owner B? 
22
use
7
??
??
??
??
 
 
30. The following distribution shows the daily pocket allowance of children of a locality. 
The mean pocket allowance is ` 18. Find the missing frequency k. 
Daily pocket 
allowance (in `) 
11–13 13 –15 15–17 17–19 19–21 21–23 23–25 
Number of 
children 
3 6 9 13 k 5 4 
 
OR 
The following frequency distribution shows the distance (in metres) thrown by 68 
students in a Javelin throw competition. 
Distance (in m) 0–10 10–20 20 –30 30–40 40–50 50–60 60–70 
Number of students 4 5 13 20 14 8 4 
Draw a less than type Ogive for the given data and find the median distance thrown 
using this curve. 
 
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