Sample Paper – 2010

Class – X

Subject – Mathematics                                                                             


TIME: 3 HOURS                                                                                          MAX MARKS: 80                                    




1.      All questions are compulsory.

2.      The question paper consists of thirty questions divided into four sections A, B, C & D. Section A comprises of ten questions of 01 marks each, Section B comprises of five questions of 02 marks each, Section C comprises of ten questions of 03 marks each and section D comprises of five questions of 06 marks each.

3.      All questions in section A are to be answered in one word, one sentence or as per the exact requirement of the question.

4.      There is no overall choice. However internal choice has been provided in one question of 02 marks each, three questions of 03 marks each and two questions of 06 mark each. You have to attempt only one of the alternatives in all such questions.

5.      In question on construction, drawings should be neat and exactly as per the given measurements.

6.  Use of calculators is not permitted.




1.      If cos θ =  and θ + φ = 900, find the value of sin φ.

2.      Find the quadratic polynomial, the sum and product of whose zeros are  and  respectively.

3.      Find the discriminant for the equation 9x2 – 12x + 4 = 0.

4.      If one root of the equation 3x2 + 11x + k = 0 is the reciprocal of the other, find the value of  k.

5.      If  tan 2A   =   cot ( A – 180 ),  where  2A  is  an  acute  angle,  find the value of A.

6.      A bag contains 8 red, 2 black and 5 white balls. One ball is drawn at random.     What is the probability that the ball drawn is neither black nor red?

7.      State Euclid’s Division Lemma.

8.      The curved surface area of a cylinder is 1760 cm2 and its base radius is 14 cm, find   the height of the cylinder?                                                                      A

9.      In Δ ABC, DE // BC, so that AD = 2.4 cm, DB = 3.2 cm,                  D                E

      and  AC = 9.6 cm, then find EC?

                                                                                                                B                              C

10.  Both the ogives (less than and more than) for a data intersect at P(30, 23). Find the median for the data.




11.  Anand Patil started working in a firm in 1995 at an annual salary of Rs. 5000 and received  an increment of Rs. 200 each year. In what year did his annual salary will reach Rs. 7000?

12.  If  4 sin θ = 3 cos θ, find the value of .


      Prove the following identity:

      ( Sin A + Cosec A )2 + ( Cos A + Sec A )2  =  7 + tan2A + Cot2A       A

13.  In the given figure,




        and ADE = ACB.                     

      Prove that ∆ ABC is isosceles.  


                                                                                 B                                        C

14.  Find the value of  x  for which the distance between the points P(2, –3) and Q(x, 5) is 10 units.

15.  A jar contains 54 marbles each of which is blue, green or white. The probability of selecting a blue marble at random is , and the probability of selecting a green marble at random is . How many white marbles does the jar contain?



16.  Using Euclid’s division algorithm find the H C F of 84, 90 and 120.

17.  Find the values of k for which the quadratic equation  x2 – 2x(1 + 3k) + 7(3 + 2k) = 0

has real and equal roots.


       Solve for x:  , x ≠ –1, –2, –4  

18.  Find the zeros of the polynomial f(x) = , and verify the relationship between the zeros and its coefficients. 

19.  Prove that:  2 sec2 θ – sec4 θ – 2 cosec2 θ + cosec4 θ = cot4 θ – tan4 θ             



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20.  Three numbers are in A.P. If the sum of these numbers is 27 and their product is 

      648, find the numbers.


      Sum of first 7 terms of an A.P. is 20 and the sum of next 7 terms is 17. Find the A.P.

21.  Determine the ratio in which the point P(m, 6) divides the join of A(–4, 3) and     B(2, 8). Also find the value of m.


       If (x, y) be on the line joining the two points (1, –3) and (–4, 2),

       prove that x + y + 2 = 0.

22.  Find the area of the triangle formed by joining the mid-points of the sides of the  

      triangle whose vertices are (0, –1), (2, 1) and (0, 3). Find the ratio of the area of the

      triangle formed to the area of the given triangle.

23.  Construct a ∆ ABC in which AB = 5.5 cm, BC = 4 cm and B = 750. Construct a triangle similar to ∆ ABC, each of whose sides are   times the corresponding sides of ∆ ABC.

24.  On a square handkerchief, nine circular designs

      each of radius 7 cm are made. Find the area of the

      remaining portion of the handkerchief.






25.  In the figure ∆ ABC is a right triangle, right angled      A

at B. AD and CE are the  two medians drawn from


      A and C respectively. If AC = 5 cm and

     AD = cm, find the length of CE.



                                                                                                     B            D            C



26.  Form a pair of linear equations in two variables using the following information and solve it graphically.

     Five years ago, Sagar was twice old as Vijay. Ten years later Sagar’s age will be ten   

     years more than Vijay’s age. Find their present ages. What was the age of Sagar

     when Vijay was born?



27.  State and prove the converse of Pythagoras theorem.                        

Use the above theorem to prove the following:

       In the figure, AD  BC. If AD2 = BD × DC,

       Prove that ABC is a right triangle.                                       B       D                               C



       Prove that the lengths of two tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are


       Use the above theorem to prove the following:                                 A

        A circle is touching the side BC of  ∆ ABC at P

        and touching AB and AC produced at Q and R

        respectively.                                                                               B        P         C

        Prove that: AQ = (Perimeter of ∆ ABC)                           Q                        R




27.                        As observed from the top of a  75m high  lighthouse from the sea-level, the angles of depression of two ships are 300 and 450. If one ship is exactly behind the other on the same side of the light house, find the distance between the two ships.


      The angle of elevation of a jet plane from a point A on the ground is 600.

After a flight of 15 seconds, the angle of elevation changes to 300. If the jet plane is flying at a constant height of 1500 m, find the speed of the jet plane in km/h.

28.                   The radii of the ends of a frustum of a cone 45cm high are 28cm and 7cm. Find its volume and total surface area.


      Water in a canal, 6m wide and 1.5m deep, is flowing with a speed of 10km/hr. How much area will it irrigate in 30 minutes, if 8cm standing water is needed? The median of the following data is 20.75. Find the missing frequencies x and y if the total frequency is 100.




0 – 5

5 – 10

10 – 15

15 – 20

20 – 25

25 – 30

30 – 35

35 – 40












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