CBSE Class 10th Syllabus 2020-2021 – Class X Curriculum

By SchoolMyKids Expert | 3-4 mins read | March 27, 2020
CBSE Class 10th Syllabus 2020-2021 – Class X Curriculum

Check out CBSE Class 10th Syllabus and Curriculum for CBSE Class 10th. CBSE class 10th board exam is also known as CBSE All India Secondary School Examination (Class X). Read this article for CBSE Secondary School Examination Class X Syllabus 2020-2021 for Main subjects, Additional Subjects and Languages - CBSE 10th Class Syllabus Maths , CBSE Class 10th Syllabus Science , CBSE 10th Syllabus Social Studies , CBSE Class 10th English Syllabus, CBSE Class 10th Hindi Syllabus and 10th Class CBSE Syllabus of Languages . Also read CBSE Exam Date Sheet for Class 10th. Continue to read for CBSE board syllabus for class 10th and to download CBSE Secondary School Examination Curriculum for all subjects available in CBSE Class X board examination.

Secondary School Syllabus is covered in 2 years in CBSE schools, Class IX (9th) and Class X (10th). In this article, we have listed down list of all subjects available in CBSE Secondary School but we will cover syllabus only for CBSE Class X. The syllabus covered below is for CBSE Syllabus 2020-21 Class 10th or CBSE Secondary School Examination.

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CBSE 12th Syllabus

CBSE Exam Date Sheet for Class 12th

In class X, Students will be assessed on the Scholastic Area, co-Scholastic Activities and Discipline (Attendance, Sincerity, Values).

The CBSE students have to study 5 subjects and 1 vocational subject in class 10th as part of Scholastic Area.. CBSE has made it compulsory for class 10 students to appear for a vocational subject as an additional course.

Scholastic Area
  1. Language 1
  2. Language 2
  3. Science
  4. Mathematics
  5. Social Science
  6. 6th Additional Subject
Co-Scholastic Area
  1. Work Education or Pre Vocational Education
  2. Art Education
  3. Health & Physical Education

Refer below for the list of all subjects available in Class X. Students can choose any language and subject from additional subjects list as the 6th subject.

Subjects in Class 10th Secondary School Examination - List of Subjects of studies available in Class X CBSE Board Exam

Refer to table below for list of subjects available in CBSE Secondary School Examination, Class 10th board. Click on the subject name for the Class 10th  Syllabus, Exam course Structure, paper format and prescribed books.

1. Core Subjects

 Subject Name Code
Hindi Course - A 002
Hindi Course - B 085
English - Communicative 101
English - Language and Literature 184
Mathematics 041
Science 086 /090
Social Science  087

2. Subjects of Internal Assessment

Subject Name Code
Work Education 500
Art Education 502
Health and Physical Education 506

3. Additional Subjects

Subject Name Code
Music  
Carnatic Music-Vocal 031 031
Carnatic Music-Melodic Instruments 032 032
Carnatic Music-Percussion Instruments 033 033
Hindustani Music-Vocal 034 034
Hindustani Music Melodic Instruments 035 035
Hindustani Music Percussion Instruments 036 036
Painting 049
Home Science 064
National Cadet Corps 076
Commerce  

Elements of Business

 154
Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy 254
e-Publishing & e-office (English) 354/454
Foundation of Information Technology  165
Information and Communication Technology 166
Pre-Vocational Education 507-521

4. Languages

Subject Code No.
Arabic 016
Assamese 014
Bahasa Melayu 099
Bengali 005
Bhutia 095
Bodo 092
French 018
German 020
Gujarati 010
Japanese 094
Kannada 015
Kashmiri 097
Lepcha 026
Limboo 025
Malayalam 012
Manipuri 011
Marathi 009
Mizo 098
Nepali 024
Odia 013
Persian 023
Punjabi 004
Russian 021
Sanskrit 122
Sindhi 008
Spanish 096
Tamil 006
Tangkhul 093
Telugu 089
Telugu 007
Tibetan 017
Urdu (Course-A) 003
Urdu (Course-B) 303
Gurung 132
Tamang 133
Shepra 134
Rai 131
Thai 136

Overall Assessment Pattern

In each subject student will get marks out of 100. Students have to secure 33% marks in board examination and internal assessment separately in each subject. Refer to the below table for overall assessment pattern for Languages, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.

Board Examination 80 Marks
CBSE Board will conduct Class X examination for 80 marks in each subject covering 100% syllabus of the subject of class X only.
Internal Assessment - Periodic Test 10 Marks
Periodic Written test restricted to 3 in each subject. Average of the best 2 tests will be taken for final marks submission
Internal Assessment - Notebook Submission 5 Marks
This will cover Regularity, Assignment Completion and Neatness & upkeep of notebook
Internal Assessment - Subject Enrichment Activity

5 Marks

  • Languages: Speaking and Listening Skills
  • Science: Practical Lab Work
  • Mathematics: Maths Lab Practical
  • Social Science: Map work and Project Work

The assessment pattern for additional subject depends on the subject selected by the student. As mentioned above students can select any language or any subject from additional subject list as 6th subject.

Subjects Board Examination Internal Assessment
Home Science Board Class X Examination for 75 marks Practical Examination 25 Marks
FIT/ICT Board Class X Examination for 40 marks Practical Examination 60 Marks
Elements of Business Board Class X Examination for 100 marks NA
Elements of Book-keeping and Accountancy Board Class X Examination for 100 marks NA
e-publishing & e-office (Egnlish or Hindi) Board Class X Examination for 30 marks Practical Examination 70 Marks
Painting  Board Class X Examination for 100 marks NA
Carnatic Music  Board Class X Examination for 25 marks Practical Examination 75 Marks
Hindustani Music  Board Class X Examination for 25 marks Practical Examination 75 Marks
NCC  Board Class X Examination for 70 marks Annual Training Camp 30 Marks

Download CBSE Secondary School Curriculum or CBSE 10th Board Syllabus for Core subjects and Additional Subjects

Download CBSE Secondary School Curriculum or CBSE 10th Board Syllabus for all Languages

CBSE Class 10th Syllabus Maths (Mathematics)

Refer to the table below for CBSE 10th syllabus for Maths (Mathematics). The below table cover overall unit name and the weight age of each unit in CBSE board exam class X. Explore our CBSE Class 10th Maths Syllabus article for detailed CBSE Board Class 10th Syllabus, Question Paper Design and Exam Pattern for Class 10th. Click to download class 10th question paper solved article for CBSE 10th Board papers covering CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 10th , Last Year Question Papers and solved papers for class 10th Maths.

Course Structure Mathematics Class X 2020-21

Explore CBSE Class 10th Maths Syllabus in detail

Units Unit Name Marks
I Number Systems 06
II Algebra 20
III Coordinate Geometry 06
IV Geometry 15
V Trigonometry 12
VI Mensuration 10
VII Statistics & Probabilty 11
Total   80

The Board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT - 20 Marks

Periodical Test  10 Marks
Note Book Submission 05 Marks
Lab Practical (Lab activities to be done from the prescribed books) 05 Marks

CBSE 10th Class Mathematics Prescribed Books:

  1. Mathematics - Textbook for class IX - NCERT Publication
  2. Mathematics - Textbook for class X - NCERT Publication
  3. Guidelines for Mathematics Laboratory in Schools, class IX - CBSE Publication
  4. Guidelines for Mathematics Laboratory in Schools, class X - CBSE Publication
  5. Laboratory Manual - Mathematics, secondary stage - NCERT Publication
  6. Mathematics exemplar problems for class IX, NCERT publication.
  7. Mathematics exemplar problems for class X, NCERT publication.

CBSE Class 10th Syllabus Science (Code No. 086 / 090)

The CBSE Class 10 Science science paper covers all 3 aspects of science Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

Refer to the table below for CBSE 10th syllabus for Science. The below table cover overall unit name and the weight age of each unit in CBSE board exam class X for Science Subject. Read our Class 10th Science Syllabus article for detailed CBSE Board Class 10th Syllabus, Question Paper Design and Exam Pattern for Class 10th. Click to download class 10th question paper solved article for CBSE 10th Board papers covering CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 10th , Last Year Question Papers and solved papers for class 10th Science.

Course Structure Science Class X 2020-21

Explore Class 10th Science Syllabus in detail.

Unit No. Unit Marks
I Chemical Substances - Nature and Behaviour 25
II World of Living 23
III Natural Phenomena 12
IV Effects of Current 13
V Natural Resources 07
Total   80
Internal assessment   20
Grand Total   100
  1. The Board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.
  2. Question paper will consist of 27 questions.
  3. All questions would be compulsory. However, an internal choice will be provided in two questions of 3 marks each and one question of ve marks.

CBSE 10th Class Science Prescribed Books

  • Science - Textbook for class IX - NCERT Publication
  • Science - Textbook for class X - NCERT Publication
  • Assessment of Practical Skills in Science - Class IX - CBSE Publication
  • Assessment of Practical Skills in Science - Class X - CBSE Publication
  • Laboratory Manual - Science - Class IX, NCERT Publication
  • Laboratory Manual - Science - Class X, NCERT Publication
  • Exemplar Problems - Clss IX - NCERT Publication
  • Exemplar Problems Class X - NCERT Publication

CBSE Class 10th Syllabus Social Science /Social Studies

Refer to the table below for CBSE 10th syllabus for Social Science. The below table cover overall unit name and the weight age of each unit in CBSE board exam class X for Social Science Subject. Read our Class 10th Social Science Syllabus article for detailed CBSE Board Class 10th Syllabus, Question Paper Design and Exam Pattern for Class 10th. Click to download class 10th question paper solved article for CBSE 10th Board papers covering CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 10th , Last Year Question Papers and solved papers for class 10th Social Science.

Course Structure Social Science Class  X Session 2020-21

Explore Class 10th Social Science Syllabus in detail.

Units   Marks
I India and the Contemporary World - II 20
II Contemporary India - II 20
III Democratic Politics II 20
IV Understanding Economic Development 20
  Total 80

Project Work Class X: 5 Marks

Every student has to compulsorily undertake any one project on the following units / topics.

  1. Disaster Management (Pertaining to class Xth curriculum of Disaster Management only). OR
  2. Popular Struggles and Movements OR
  3. Money and Credit

CBSE 10th Class Social Science Prescribed Books:

  1. India and the Contemporary World-II (History) - Published by NCERT
  2. Contemporary India II (Geography) - Published by NCERT
  3. Democratic Politics II (Political Science) - Published by NCERT
  4. Understanding Economic Development - Published by NCERT
  5. Together Towards a Safer India - Part III, a textbook on Disaster Management - Published by CBSE

CBSE Class 10th Syllabus English

English Communicative (Code No. 101) Syllabus Class X 2020-21

Refer to the table below for CBSE 10th syllabus for English Communicative. The below table cover overall unit name and the weight age of each unit in CBSE board exam class X for English Communicative Subject. Read our Class 10th English Communicative Syllabus article for detailed CBSE Board Class 10th Syllabus, Question Paper Design and Exam Pattern for Class 10th. Click to download class 10th question paper solved for CBSE 10th Board papers covering CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 10th , Last Year Question Papers and solved papers for class 10th English Communicative.

The Board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.

Section - Wise Weightage In English Communicative - Exam Pattern

Read CBSE Class 10th English Communicative Syllabus in Detail.

Section   Total Weightage 80
A Reading Skills 20
B Writing Skills with Grammar 30
C Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text 30
  TOTAL 80

CBSE 10th Class English Communicative Prescribed Books:

Published by CBSE, New Delhi

Interact In English Series

  1. Main Course Book (Revised Edition)
  2. Workbook (Revised Edition)
  3. Literature Reader (Revised Edition)

Extended Reading Texts (either one):

  1. Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 by Anne Frank (unabridged edition), Published by CBSE
  2. The Story of My Life – 1903 by Helen Keller(unabridged edition)

English Language And Literature (Code No. 184) Syllabus Class X 2020-21

Refer to the table below for CBSE 10th syllabus for English Language And Literature. The below table cover overall unit name and the weight age of each unit in CBSE board exam class X for English Language And Literature Subject. Read our Class 10th English Language And Literature Syllabus article for detailed CBSE Board Class 10th Syllabus, Question Paper Design and Exam Pattern for Class 10th. Click to download class 10th question paper solved for CBSE 10th Board papers covering CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 10th , Last Year Question Papers and solved papers for class 10th English Language And Literature.

The Board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.

Section - Wise Weightage In English Language And Literature

Read Class 10th English Language And Literature Syllabus in detail.

Section   Total Weightage 80
A Reading Skills 20
B Writing Skills with Grammar 30
C Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text 30
TOTAL   80

CBSE 10th Class English Language And Literature Prescribed Books:

Published by NCERT, New Delhi

  1. FIRST FLIGHT – Text for Class X
  2. FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X

EXTENDED READING TEXTS (either one) :

  1. Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 by Anne Frank (unabridged edition), Published by CBSE
  2. The Story of My Life – 1903 by Helen Keller(unabridged edition)
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