CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 Details - CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 Details

CBSE 10th syllabus of Maths



Number System

Euclid’s division lemma, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic -statements after reviewing work done earlier and after illustrating and motivating through examples, Proofs of the irrationality of Decimal representation of rational numbers in terms of terminating/non-terminating recurring decimals.


Arithmetic Progression- Derivation of the nth term and sum of the first n terms of A.P.

Quadratic Equations- Solutions of quadratic equations by factorization and by quadratic formula

Linear Equations in 2 variables


Coordinate Geometry

Lines in 2 dimensions, graphs of linear equations, Area of Triangle, Distance formula


Triangles, Circles, Construction, Theorems


Trigonometric ratios, Proof and applications of the Trigonometric identity, Height & Distance


Circle area, sectors, segments, problems based on area & perimeter, surface area, volume, cube, sphere

Statistics & Probability

Mean, median and mode, Cumulative frequency graph, Simple problems on finding the probability

CBSE 10th Science Syllabus 



Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

  • Chemical reactions,
  • Acids, bases, and salts,
  • Metals and nonmetals,
  • Carbon compounds,
  • Periodic classification of elements

World of Living

  • Life processes,
  • Control and co-ordination in animals and plants,
  • Reproduction,
  • Heredity and Evolution

Natural Phenomena

Reflection of light, Refraction; Laws of refraction, dispersion of light, defects of vision and their corrections,

Electric Current & Magnetic Effects

  • Electric current,
  • Ohm’s law,
  • potential difference,
  • The interrelation between P, V, I and R,
  • Series & Parallel combination of resistors & capacitors,
  • Fleming’s Left-Hand Rule, Electric Motor,
  • Alternating current: frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over D

Natural Resources

  • Sources of energy,
  • Eco-system,
  • Coal and Petroleum conservation,
  • Environmental problems,
  • Water harvesting,
  • Ozone depletion


CBSE 10th English Syllabus 




A factual passage of 300-350 words with 08 Objective Questions

Discursive passages of 350-400 words with 04 Short Answer Type Questions

Literature textbooks

Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from drama/prose to test inference, evaluation, and vocabulary. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done, Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from poetry to test analysis and interpretation.


i. Tenses ii. Modals iii. Subject-verb concord iv. Reported speech a. Commands and requests b. Statements c. Questions v. Determiners

CBSE 10th Social Science Syllabus 



India and the Contemporary World –II

  • The Rise of Nationalism in Europe
  • Nationalism in India,
  • The Making of a Global World,
  • The Age of Industrialization

Contemporary India –II

  • Resources and Development,
  • Water Resources,
  • Agriculture,
  • Minerals,
  • Manufacturing Industries,
  • Life Lines of National Economy

Democratic Politics -II

  • Power Sharing,
  • Federalism,
  • Political Parties,
  • Outcomes of Democracy & Challenges

Understanding economic development

  • Development,
  • Sectors of the Indian Economy,
  • Money and Credit,
  • Globalization and the Indian Economy