CBSE 10th New Syllabus English Hindi Maths Science S.St IT

CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature (086) – Complete Syllabus:

Reading Section A (20 Marks)

Unseen Passage1

Multiple Choice Questions will be included on the basis of a discursive passage of 400-450 words to test students’ inference, evaluation and vocabulary.

Unseen Passage2

Multiple Choice Questions will be included on the basis of an unseen factual passage with visual input and statistical data, etc. of 300-350 words to test students’ skills of analysis and interpretation.  

Writing Section:B

  1. Formal letter of about 100-120 words on the basis of a particular situation.

II. An analytical paragraph of about 100-120 words on the basis of outline/ Data/ Chart/ Cue/, etc.  

Section:B (Grammar)

i. Tenses

ii. Modals

iii. Subject – verb concord

iv. Reported speech

a. Commands and requests

b. Statements

c. Questions

v. Determiners

Deleted Grammar Chapters

Use of Passive Voice (Deleted)

Clauses: Noun, Adverb Clauses of condition and time, Relative (Deleted)

Prepositions (Deleted)

Book.1-First Flight (Reader)

Chapter 1: A Letter to God

Poem: Dust of Snow-Robert Frost

Poem: Fire and Ice Robert Frost

Chapter 2: Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

 Poem: A Tiger in the Zoo Leslie Norris

Chapter 3: Two Stories about Flying

Hist First Flight

Black Aeroplane

Poem: How to Tell Wild Animals (Deleted)

Poem: The Ball Poem (Poem)

Chapter 4: From the Diary of Anne Frank

Poem: Amanda- by Robin Klein

Chapter 5: The Hundred Dresses – I

Chapter 6: The Hundred Dresses – II

Poem: Animals Poem by Walt Whitman

Chapter 7: Glimpses of India

A Baker from Goa


Tea from Assam

 Poem: Trees (Deleted)

Chapter 8: Mijbil the Otter (Deleted)

Fog (Deleted)

Chapter 9: Madam Rides the Bus

Chapter 10: The Sermon at Benares

Chapter 11: The Proposal

For Anne Gregory (Deleted)

Book.2-Footprints without Feet (Supplementary)

Chapter 1: A Triumph of Surgery

Chapter 2: The Thief’s Story

Chapter 3: The Midnight Visitor (Deleted)

Chapter 4: A Question of Trust (Deleted)

Chapter 5: Footprints without Feet

Chapter 6: The Making of a Scientist

Chapter 7: The Necklace

Chapter 8: The Hack Driver

Chapter 9: Bholi

Chapter 10: The Book That Saved the Earth (Deleted)


CBSE 10th Class Hindi Syllabus

विषय-क्रम 2020-21

   काव्य खंड

1. सूरदास

   ऊधौ, तुम हौ……

2. तुलसीदास

   राम- लक्ष्मण- परशुराम संवाद

3. देव  (permanent deleted)

    पांयनि नुपूर….

4. जयशंकर प्रसाद( permanent deleted)


5. सूर्यकांत त्रिपाठीनिराला


      अट नहीं रही है

6. नागार्जुन (deleted due to C-19)

     यह दंतुरित मुस्कान


7. गिरिजाकुमार माथुर   (deleted due to C-19)

    छाया मत छूना

8. ऋतुराज


9. मंगलेश डबराल  (deleted due to C-19)


       गद्य खंड

10. स्वयं प्रकाश

   नेता जी का चश्मा

11. रामवृक्ष बेनीपुरी

   बालगोबिन भगत

12. यशपाल

  लखनवी अंदाज

13. सर्वेश्वर दयाल सक्सेना

     मानवीय करुणा की दिव्य चमक

14. मन्नू भंडारी  (deleted due to C-19)

    एक कहानी यह भी

15. महावीर प्रसाद द्विवेदी  (permanent deleted)

    स्त्री शिक्षा के विरोधी कुतर्कों का खंडन

16. यतीन्द्र मिश्र  (deleted due to C-19)

     नौबतखाने में इबादत

17. भदंत आनंद कौसल्यायन  (permanent deleted)



1. माता का अंचल

शिवपूजन सहाय

2. जॉर्ज पंचम की नाक


3. साना साना हाथ जोड़ि ………

मधु कांकरिया

4. एही ठैयां झूलनी हैरानी हो रामा!

 ( Permanent deleted)

शिवप्रसाद मिश्ररूद्र

5. मैं क्यों लिखता हूं? (Permanent deleted)



CBSE 10th Class Mathematics Syllabus

           ChaptersDeleted Topics
REAL NUMBERSEuclid’s division lemma
POLYNOMIALSStatement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients.
QUADRATIC EQUATIONSSituational problems based on equations reducible to quadratic equations
ARITHMETIC PROGRESSIONSApplication in solving daily life problems based on sum to n terms
TRIANGLESProof of the following theorems are deleted   · The ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the squares of their corresponding sides.   · In a triangle, if the square on one side is equal to sum of the squares on the other two sides, the angle opposite to the first side is a right angle.
CIRCLESNo Deletion
CONSTRUCTIONSConstruction of a triangle similar to a given triangle.
INTRODUCTION TO TRIGONOMETRYMotivate the ratios whichever are defined at 0o and 90o
TRIGONOMETRIC IDENTITIESTrigonometric ratios of complementary angles
AREAS RELATED TO CIRCLESProblems on central angle of 120°
STATISTICS· Step deviation Method for finding the mean   · Cumulative Frequency graph


CBSE Class 10 Science Updated Syllabus:

Theme: Materials

Unit I: Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

Chemical reactions: 

Chemical equation,

balanced chemical equation,

implication of a balanced chemical equation,

Types of chemical reactions:




double displacement,



oxidation and reduction.

Acids, bases and salts: Their definitions in terms of furnishing of H+ and OH- ions, General properties, examples and uses, concept of pH scale (Definition relating to logarithm not required), importance of pH in everyday life; preparation and uses of Sodium Hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, Washing soda and Plaster of Paris.

Metals and nonmetals: Properties of metals and non-metals; Reactivity series; Formation and properties of ionic compounds.

Carbon compounds: Covalent bonding in carbon compounds. Versatile nature of carbon. Homologous series. 

Periodic classification of elements: Need for classification, early attempts at classification of elements (Dobereiner’s Triads, Newland’s Law of Octaves, Mendeleev’s Periodic Table), Modern periodic table, gradation in properties, valency, atomic number, metallic and non-metallic properties.

Theme: The World of the Living

Unit II: World of Living

Life processes: ‘Living Being’. Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in plants and animals.

Reproduction: Reproduction in animals and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health-need and methods of family planning. Safe sex vs HIV / AIDS. Child bearing and women’s health.

Heredity and Evolution: Heredity; Mendel’s contribution – Laws for inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction.

Theme: Natural Phenomena

Unit III: Natural Phenomena 

Reflection of light by curved surfaces; Images formed by spherical mirrors, centre of curvature, principal axis, principal focus, focal length, mirror formula (Derivation not required), magnification.

Refraction; Laws of refraction, refractive index.

Refraction of light by spherical lens; Image formed by spherical lenses; Lens formula (Derivation not required); Magnification. Power of a lens.

Refraction of light through a prism, dispersion of light, scattering of light, applications in daily life.

Theme: How Things Work

Unit IV: Effects of Current

Electric current:

  • Potential difference and electric current
  • Ohm’s law;
  • Resistance,
  • Resistivity,
  • Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends
  • Series combination of resistors,
  • Parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life.
  • Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life
  • Electric power,
  • Interrelation between P, V, I and R.

Magnetic effects of current: 

  • Magnetic field,
  • Field lines,
  • Field due to a current carrying conductor,
  • field due to current carrying coil or solenoid;
  • Force on current carrying conductor,
  • Fleming’s Left Hand Rule,
  • Electric Motor,
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Induced potential difference,
  • Induced current
  • Fleming’s Right Hand Rule.
  • Theme: Natural Resources

Unit V: Natural Resources

Our environment: 

  • Eco-system,
  • Environmental problems,
  • Ozone depletion,
  • Waste production and their solutions
  • Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances

Note: Learners are assigned to read the below listed part of Unit V. They can be encouraged to prepare a brief write up on any one concept of this Unit in their Portfolio. This may be an assessment for Internal Assessment and credit may be given (Periodic assessment/Portfolio). This portion of the Unit is not to be assessed in the year-end examination. 

Management of natural resources: 

  • Conservation and judicious use of natural resources
  • Forest and wild life; Coal and Petroleum conservation
  • Examples of people’s participation for conservation of natural resources
  • Big dams: advantages and limitations; alternatives, if any
  • Water harvesting
  • Sustainability of natural resources


CBSE Class 10 Social Science Course Structure:

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – II (History)

Section 1: Events and Processes:

1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe:

2. Nationalism in India:

Section 2: Livelihoods, Economies and Societies: Any one theme of the following. The theme selected should be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not be evaluated in Board Examination.

3. The Making of a Global World: (Only Periodic Test)


4. The Age of Industrialization: (Only Periodic Test)

Unit 2: Contemporary India – II (Geography)

1 Resources and Development:

2       ………(Deleted)

3. Water Resources     (Only map work)

Note: The theoretical aspect of this chapter will not be assessed in Periodic Tests and Board Examination. Only Map Items as given in the Map List from this chapter will be evaluated in Board Examination.

4. Agriculture:

5. Minerals: (Only map work)

Note: The theoretical aspect of this chapter will not be assessed in Periodic Tests and Board Examination. Only Map items as given in map list from this chapter will be

evaluated in Board Examination.

6. Manufacturing Industries:

7. Life Lines of National Economy:

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II (Political Science)

1. Power Sharing:

2. Federalism

3 ………….(Deleted)

4 ………….(Deleted)

5 …………..(Deleted)

6. Political Parties:

7. Outcomes of Democracy:

Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development

1. Development:

2. Sectors of the Indian Economy:

3. Money and Credit:

4. Globalisation and the Indian Economy:

Project Work:

It is compulsory for every student to undertake anyone of the following project topics.

  • Consumer Awareness OR
  • Social issues OR
  • Sustainable Development


CBSE 10th Class Information Technology Syllabus


Unit 1 – Communication Skills

Unit 2 – Self-Management Skills

Unit 3 – Basic ICT Skills

Unit 4 – Entrepreneurial Skills

Unit 5 – Green Skills


Unit 1 – Web Applications (Basics)

Unit 2 – Word Processing (Intermediate)

Unit 3 – Spreadsheet (Intermediate)

Unit 4 – Digital Presentation (Intermediate)

Unit 5 – E-Mail Messaging (Intermediate)

Unit 6 – Data Base Development (Basics)


Practical Examination

Written Test

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Practical File / Student Portfolio

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