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CBSE Class 10 Syllabus

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Central Board of Secondary Education organizes board examination for 10th or 12th standard one time in a year. To score good marks, candidates may get the online PDF of the latest CBSE Class 10 Exam Syllabus for all Subjectsthrough visiting the underneath section of this page. You can obtain more information about CBSE Class 10th Board Exam Syllabus from this page which is created by team of

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus

Science Class 10th Syllabus

Course Structure

First Term UnitsMarks
I.Chemical Substances33
II.World of Living21
III.Effects of Current29
IV.Natural Resources7
Second Term Units
I.Chemical Substances – Nature & Behaviour23
II.World of Living30
III.Natural Phenomenon29
IV.Natural Resources8

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First Term Practicals:

1. To find the pH of the following samples by using pH paper/universal indicator:

  • Dilute Hydrochloric Acid
  • Dilute NaOH solution
  • Dilute Ethanoic Acid solution
  • Lemon juice
  • Water
  • Dilute Sodium Bicarbonate solution

2. To study the properties of acids and bases (HCl & NaOH) by their reaction with:

  • Litmus solution (Blue/Red)
  • Zinc metal
  • Solid sodium carbonate

3. To perform and observe the following reactions and classify them into:

  • Combination reaction
  • Decomposition reaction
  • Displacement reaction
  • Double displacement reaction
    • Action of water on quick lime
    • Action of heat on ferrous sulphate crystals
    • Iron nails kept in copper sulphate solution
    • Reaction between sodium sulphate and barium chloride solutions

4. Arrange Zn, Fe, Cu and Al (metals) in the decreasing order of reactivity based on the above result.

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To observe the action of Zn, Fe, Cu and Al metals on the following salt solutions:

  • ZnSO4 (aq)
  • FeSO4 (aq)
  • CuSO4 (aq)
  • Al2(SO4)3 (aq)

5. To study the dependence of potential difference (V) across a resistor on the current (I) passing through it and determine its resistance. Also plot a graph between V and I.

6. To determine the equivalent resistance of two resistors when connected in series.

7. To determine the equivalent resistance of two resistors when connected in parallel.

8. To prepare a temporary mount of a leaf peel to show stomata.

9.  To show experimentally that light is necessary for photosynthesis.

10. To show experimentally that carbon dioxide is given out during respiration.

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Second Term Practicals:

  • To study the following properties of acetic acid (ethanoic acid):
    • Odour
    • solubility in water
    • effect on litmus
    • reaction with sodium bicarbonate
  • To study saponification reaction for preparation of soap.
  • To study the comparative cleaning capacity of a sample of soap in soft and hard water.
  • To determine the focal length of:
    • Concave mirror,
    • Convex lens,

by obtaining the image of a distant object.

  • To trace 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.
  • To study (a) binary fission in Amoeba, and (b) budding in yeast with the help of prepared slides
  • To trace the path of the rays of light through a glass prism.
  • To find the image distance for varying object distances in case of a convex lens and draw corresponding ray diagrams to show the nature of image formed.
  • To study homology and analogy with the help of models/charts of animals and models/ charts/ specimens of plants.
  • To identify the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed (Pea, gram or red kidney bean).

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Mathematics Class 10th Syllabus

Course Structure

First Term Units (SA-I)Marks
I.Number System11


Second Term Units (SA-II)Marks
II.Algebra (contd.)23
III.Geometry (contd.)17
IV.Trigonometry (contd.)8
VI.Co-ordinate Geometry11


  • The Question Paper includes value based question to the extent of 3-5 marks.
  • As per CCE guidelines, the syllabus of Mathematics for classes IX and X has been divided term wise.
  • The units specified for each term will be assessed through both formative and summative assessment.
  • In each term, there will be two formative assessments, each carrying 10% weightage.
  • The summative assessment in term I will carry 30% weightage and the summative assessment in the term II will carry 30% weightage.

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Social Science Class 10th Syllabus

Course Structure

UnitTopicTerm ITerm II
1India and the Contemporary World II2323
2India – Resources & their development2323
3Democratic Politics II2222
4Understanding Economic Development II2222
5Disaster Management
Total 9090

English Communicative Class 10th Syllabus

Exam Specifications

Summative Assessment I & II
AReading Skills20
BWriting Skills with Grammar25
CLiterature Textbook and Long Reading Text25
DAssessment of Speaking & Listening (ASL)20

There will be one written paper of English at the end of each term carrying 70 marks. The time limit will be three hours.

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This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 700-750 words. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:

Q.1: A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight very short answer type questions. [8 marks]

Q.2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four short answer type questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four MCQs to test vocabulary. [12 marks]


Q.3: Letter to the Editor / Article in about 100-120 words based on any visual / verbal stimulus. [5 marks]

Q.4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200 words. [10 marks]

The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in classes IX & X.

  • Tenses
  • Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
  • Use of passive voice
  • Subject – verb concord
  • Reporting
    • Commands and requests
    • Statements
    • Questions
  • Clauses:
    • Noun clauses
    • Adverb clauses of condition and time
    • Relative clauses
  • Determiners, and
  • Prepositions

The above items may be tested through test types as given below:

Q.5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. [3 marks]

Q.6: Editing or Omission [4 marks]

Q.7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. [3 marks]

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Q.8. One out of two extracts from prose / poetry / play for reference to context. Three very short answer questions. [3 marks]

One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. One question will be used for testing local and global comprehension and one question will be on interpretation.

Q.9. Four short answer type questions from the Literature Reader to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each) [2×4 = 8 marks]

Q.10. One out of two long answer type questions to assess how the values inherent in the text have been brought out.

Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (80-100 words). [4 marks]

Q.11. One out of two Very Long Answer Question on theme or plot involving interpretation, inference and character in about 150-200 words based on prescribed novel. [10 marks]

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Prescribed Books


  • Main Course Book (Revised Edition)
  • Workbook (Revised Edition)
  • Literature Reader (Revised Edition)

NOVEL (either one)

  • Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 By Anne Frank (unabridged edition)
  • The Story of My Life – 1903 By Helen Keller(unabridged edition)

English Language & Literature Class 10th Syllabus

Course Structure (Summative Assessment)

Section Topic Marks 
AReading Skills20
BWriting Skills with Grammar25
CLiterature Textbooks and Long Reading Text25
DAssessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL)20
Total 90

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Prescribed Books

  • FIRST FLIGHT – Textbook for Class X
  • FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X

NOVEL (either one)

  • Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 By Anne Frank (unabridged edition)
  • The Story of My Life – 1903 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)

Hindi B Class 10th Syllabus

Hindi B Class 10 Syllabus

hindi B class 10th syllabus

Hindi A Class 10th Syllabus

Hindi A Class 10 Syllabus   2014 2015


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