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CBSE Class 10th, 12th Exam 2019 Date Sheet, Time Table released:

On December 23, 2018, Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE Class 10th 12th Board Exam 2019 Date sheet has been released on the official website According to the CBSE 10th, 12th date sheet 2019, Class 12 board examination will be held from February 15 to April 3, 2019 while the Class 10 board examination will be held from February 21 to March 29, 2019. Students can check the CBSE Class 10th, 12th Time Table 2019 from the below provided direct official link. The CBSE Board exam 2019 will be held from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. However answer books will be given to students at 10 am. The question paper will be distributed to students at 10.15 am. CBSE Class 10th, 12th Board Exam 2019 Results will be declared by the first week of June, 2019.
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CBSE released schedule and process for availing exemption request for PWD Class 10th and 12th students:

Students from CBSE Class X and CBSE Class XII, appearing for CBSE 2019 board exams are allowed to avail the exemptions or concessions under PWD category through requests. For which, Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has released the schedule, as granted below. The schools have to send all the requests received by the students who wish to make any request to CBSE before the last date of submission. The extended date of sending the information for CBSE 10th and Class 12th PWD student's exemptions/ concessions is till November 22, 2018.

The complete schedule given by CBSE board for students requesting facilities and exemptions under PWD category is tabulated below:

Activity Last Date
Schools will inform PWD candidates about facilities and exemptions extended by CBSE Last date of submission of List of Candidates without late fee
Schools will make a list of PWD candidates after submitting LOC
Students/Parents will make the request to their school for availing facilities/exemptions during annual examinations along with the required certificates 15 days from the first activity
Schools will compile all such requests in tabular form with required documents/certificates 7 days from the date of the second activity
Only one request will be sent by each school to the Regional Office for necessary approval
Regional Office will communicate any deficiency, if any, to the schools 10 days from the date of the third activity
Schools will communicate fulfillment of deficiency to Regional Office 10 days from the date of the fourth activity

CBSE 10th Board releases a list of vocational subjects for February-March 2019 Examinations:

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released a list of vocational subjects for the examinations that will be conducted from February to March 2019. The candidates who will appear in the examinations can check the list on its official website. The schedule and date of the examinations will be released later.
Click on to the official website to view the vocational subjects CBSE 10th Std Subjects.

CBSE Class 10th Board Exams 2019 to begin in February Confirmed:

On 26th September 2018, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) confirmed that CBSE Class 10th 2019 board examination will begin in the latter half of February 2019. The examination for vocational subjects will be conducted in the latter half of February 2019 and the exam for all the core subjects will be conducted in March 2019. Around 2.8 million students are registered to appear for CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations in 2019. It is expected that CBSE will release the entire exam schedule next week on its official website. Check this page frequently to get instant updates on CBSE Class 10th Board Exams 2019 Time Table.

CBSE Class 10 Compartment Exam Registration Begins:

Candidates who have appeared for CBSE Class 10th March 2018 Examination as regular candidates from CBSE affiliated institutions and placed as Compartment should approach the school from which they have appeared in CBSE Class 10th 2018 Examination for online submission of their Name. CBSE Class 10 Compartment Exam 2018 is scheduled to be held in July 2018. Only those Candidates whose name is submitted through the online process shall be allowed to appear for Examination to be held in July 2018. Regular candidates who appeared in March 2018 through schools affiliated to the Board and declared as COMPARTMENT are eligible to apply only in one or two subjects in which placed in Compartment. The last date for registration time without late fee is June 21.

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CBSE released Online Application For Revaluation:

CBSE has released the schedule to apply for revaluation, verification of marks, application to obtain photocopy of evaluated answer sheet for 10th and 12th students. The application for re-verification should be submitted from June 1 to June 5, 2018. Students will have to pay Rs. 500 for each subject. Processing charges will be received through Credit/Debit Cards/ Net banking till June 7, 2018. The application process to obtain photocopy of evaluated answer sheets will be accepted from June 15 to June 16, 2018. Processing charges will be received through Credit/Debit Cards/ Net banking till June 18, 2018. The processing charges for class 12th answer sheet is Rs. 700 and for class 10th answer sheet is Rs. 500. The application for re-evaluation will be entertained from June 21 to June 22, 2018. The processing charge for re-evaluation application is Rs. 100. The processing fee will be accepted till June 25, 2018.

CBSE 10th Punjab Exams Postponed due to Nationwide Bandh:

CBSE Board Examinations for Class X and XII, which were scheduled for April 2, 2018 Monday, have been postponed as a result of the shutdown call called by a number of Dalit organisations. Schools in Punjab will remain shut and buses will be off the road as well, until the Bharat Bandh gets over. The final practical examinations of classes 10 and 12 of the Punjab School Education Board will be conducted on April 11 instead of April 2, according to the directions of the Education Department.

CBSE reduces Pass Mark Criteria For Class 10 Students:

Recently, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to relax mandatory separate pass mark criteria for class 10 students. According to the official notification from the CBSE Board, it has decided to implement overall 33% pass mark criteria for 2018 batch of students only.

This year, CISCE board has also relaxed pass mark for ICSE and ISC exams. According to the new rule, for ICSE exam or Class 10 the pass mark will be 33% and it will be 35% for ISC exam or Class 12. CISCE has considered undertaking such changes going at par with other boards in the country. 

CBSE 10th 2018 Admit Card Released:

CBSE Class 10th Exam Admit Cards 2018 have been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on its official website - Regular as well as Private candidate's Admit Cards are available online. CBSE Board Exams 2018 for Class 10th and Class 12th are slated to begin on 5th March 2018 and students can access important information like details of their Examination Centre, Roll Number and important instructions from the Admit Cards.

Download the CBSE Class 10th 2018 Admit Card - Regular Candidates | Private Candidates

CBSE Class 10th 2018 Time Table:

Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE finally released the class 10th and 12th date sheet for 2018 board examinations. The examinations for the class 10th finish on April 4, 2018, and those of class 12 end on April 12 with Home Science paper.

Check the CBSE Class X 2018 Time Table

CBSE Class 10th Practical Exams In January 2018:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has begun the process of Class 10th board examinations with the release of exam schedule for practical exams. CBSE Class 10th Practical examinations will begin in January 2018 and may continue till February 2018. Schools have been asked to upload the marks of the students by February, 2018.

CBSE Class 10th board examination comprises of internal or practical exam and external or theory exam. For theory subjects candidates have to obtain 33% marks in order to qualify; however for those subjects which have theory and practical examinations, candidates have to obtain 33% marks in both the exams to qualify; this norm is applicable for senior school certificate exam.

For last academic session, the CBSE Board had released the 10th, 12th Board Examination time table on 9 January 2018. This year, the Board will finalise the exam dates only after the election dates are released for few States.

CBSE Exam Overview:

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (केंद्रीय  माध्यमिक  शिक्षा  बोर्ड) is a school-level Educational Board at all India level under the Central Government. Besides CBSE there are two other all India level school boards and a number of state level boards.CBSE affiliates all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV), all Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV), Private Schools, all the schools in the NCT of Delhi and Foreign Schools. The board conducts final examinations for All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class X.Every year CBSE conducts the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 in the month of March. The results are announced by the end of May. The X results mainly will decide the students to start their career decision towards medical or engineering.The major subjects students want to concentrate is Maths and Science.By Understanding the better concepts students can achieve better results.

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CBSE 10th 2018 Important Dates

The important dates for each subject and with their subject code are tabulated below for candidate's verification.

Subject Code Subjects Day, Date and Time
402 Information Technology Monday, March 5, 2018, and 10:30 am to 11:30 am
002 Hindi Course – A Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
085 Hindi Course – B Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
086 Science – Theory Friday, March 16, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
090 Science W/o Practical Friday, March 16, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
122 Sanskrit Wednesday, April 04, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
101 English Communicative Monday, March 12, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
184 English Language and Literature Monday, March 12, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
041 Mathematics Wednesday, March 28, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
087 Social Science Thursday, March 22, 2018, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

CBSE 10th Exam Pattern 2018   

The CBSE 10th Exam Pattern is presribed here. The total marks is 100 and the 80 marks is board Examination and 20 marks is internal assessment.

Subjects 80 Marks
(Board Examination)
Student has to secure
33% marks out of 80
marks in each subject
20 Marks
(Internal Assessment)
Student has to secure 33% marks out of overall 20 marks earmarked in each subject
Periodic Test
(10 Marks)
(5 Marks)
Subject Enrichment
(5 Marks)
(i) (ii) (iii)
Language 1 Board will conduct Class-X Examination for 80 marks in each subject covering 100% syllabus of the subject of Class-X only.Marks and Grades both will be awarded for Individual subjects.9-point grading will be same as followed by the Board in Class XII. Periodic
written Test,
restricted to
three in each
subject in an
Year.Average of the best two tests to be taken for
final marks
This will cover:Regularity
Neatness &
upkeep of
Speaking and listening
Language 2 Speaking and listening
Science Practical Lab work
Mathematics Maths Lab Practical
SocialScience Map Work and Project
Scheme of studies for 6th additional subject is detailed in Annexure – I.Note: In case student opts a language as 6thadditional subject the modalities
defined for Languages 1 and 2 shall be followed.

CBSE 10th Exam Syllabus 2018

The CBSE 10th Exam syllabus is mainly based on the subjects namely English, Mathematics, Social Science and Language papers. Here the Exam structure for each subject and their syllabus are prescribed below the candidate's reference.

English Communicative

The English language is main for the CBSE Education. Here the Exam Structure for English is prescribed below
Exam Structure:

The Exam structure for English Communicative is given below





Reading Skills



Writing Skills with Grammar



Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text





CBSE 10th Syllabus 2018 and Blue Print for English Communicative  

The CBSE 10th Syllabus for English Communicative are prescribed below


This section will have two unseen passages of a total of 700-750 words as per the details below:

Q.1: A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer Type (VSA) Questions. [8 marks]

Q.2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions of eight marks to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four VSA to test vocabulary and comprehension (two VSA for vocabulary and two for comprehension) [12 marks]


Formal Letter (Complaints / Inquiry / Placing order / letter to the editor) in about 100-120 words. The questions will be thematically based on the Main Course Book. [8 marks]

Q.4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 200-250 words. [10 marks].

The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class X.

  • Tenses
  • Models (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
  • Use of passive voice
  • Subject – verb Concord
  • Reporting
  • (i) Commands and requests
  • (ii) Statements
  • (iii) Questions
  • Clauses:
  • (i) Noun clauses
  • (ii) Adverb clauses of condition and time
  • (iii) Relative clauses
  • Determiners
  • Prepositions.
Q.5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions, and Tenses. [4 marks]
Q.6: Editing or Omission [4 marks]
Q.7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. [4 marks].


One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to context. Four Very Short Answer Questions: Two questions of one mark each for global comprehension and two questions of one mark each on interpretation. [4 marks].

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. (100-120 words). [8 marks]
Q.11. One out of two Very Long Answer Question on theme or plot involving interpretation, inference, and character, in about 200-250 words based on prescribed novel text for extended reading. [10 marks]. 

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2018 and Blue Print for English Language and Literature 

The CBSE 10th Syllabus and blue print for English Language and Literature are prescribed below


This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 700-750. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:
Q.1: A Factual passage of 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].


Formal letter complaint / Inquiry / placing order / Letter to the editor / article in about 100-120 words. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books. [8 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 class X.

  • Tenses
  • Models (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
  • Use of passive voice
  • Subject – verb Concord
  • Reporting
  • (i) Commands and requests
  • (ii) Statements
  • (iii) Questions
  • Clauses:
  • Noun clauses
  • Adverb clauses of condition and time
  • Relative clauses
  • Determiners
  • 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. [4 marks]
  • Q.6: Editing or omission. [4 marks]
  • Q.7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. [4 marks].


Q.8: One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Four very Short Answer Questions: Two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of 1 mark each on interpretation. [4 marks]
Q.9: Four Short Answer type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two from each 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 texts have been brought out (FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET) creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts, will be assessed. (100-120 words). [8 marks]
Q.11: One out of two Very Long Answer Questions on theme, plot or character involving interpretation and inference in about 200-250 words based on the prescribed extended reading text. [10 marks]

Exam Pattern for CBSE 10th Mathematics 2018

The Exam Pattern for Mathematics is given below for the candidate's reference.




Number Systems






Coordinate Geometry












Statistics & Probability





CBSE 10th 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics

The detailed unit wise CBSE 10th Syllabus is prescribed below



Euclid's division lemma, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic - statements after reviewing work done earlier and after illustrating and motivating through examples, Proofs of results - irrationality of √2, √3, √5, decimal expansions of rational numbers in terms of terminating/non-terminating recurring decimals.


Zeros of a polynomial. The relationship between zeros and coefficients of quadratic polynomials. Statement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients.


  • Pair of linear equations in two variables and their graphical solution.

  • Geometric representation of different possibilities of solutions/inconsistency. 
  • Algebraic conditions for a number of solutions.
  • A solution of a pair of linear equations in two variables algebraically - by substitution, by elimination and by cross multiplication method.
  • Simple situational problems must be included. Simple problems on equations reducible to linear equations.


  • Standard form of a quadratic equation ax2+bx+c=0, (a ≠ 0). A solution of the quadratic equations (only real roots) by factorization, by completing the square and by using the quadratic formula. The relationship between discriminant and nature of roots. 
  • Situational problems based on quadratic equations related to day to day activities to be incorporated.


The motivation for studying Arithmetic Progression Derivation of the nth term and sum of the first n terms of A.P. and their application in solving daily life problems.


1. LINES (In two-dimensions)

  • Concepts of coordinate geometry, graphs of linear equations.
  • Distance formula. Section formula (internal division). Area of a triangle.


  • Definitions, examples, counter examples of similar triangles.


  • Tangents to a circle motivated by chords drawn from points coming closer and closer to the point.
  • (Prove) The tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact.
  • (Prove) The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to circle are equal.
  • Division of a line segment in a given ratio (internally).
  • Tangent to a circle from a point outside it.
  • Construction of a triangle similar to a given triangle.



Trigonometric ratios of an acute angle of a right-angled triangle. Proof of their existence (well defined); motivate the ratios, whichever are defined at 0° and 90°. Values (with proofs) of the trigonometric ratios of 30°, 45° and 60°. Relationships between the ratios.


Proof and applications of the identity sin2A + cos2A = 1. Only simple identities to be given. Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles.


Simple and believable problems on heights and distances. Problems should not involve more than two right triangles. Angles of elevation/depression should be only 30°, 45°, 60°.



  • Motivate the area of a circle; area of sectors and segments of a circle.
  • Problems based on areas and perimeter/circumference of the above-said plane figures. (In calculating the area of a segment of a circle, problems should be restricted to a central angle of 60°, 90° and 120° only. Plane figures involving triangles, simple quadrilaterals and circle should be taken).


(i) Problems on finding surface areas and volumes of combinations of any two of the following: cubes, cuboids, spheres, hemispheres and right circular cylinders/cones. Frustum of a cone.
(ii) Problems involving converting one type of metallic solid into another and other mixed problems. (Problems with combination of not more than two different solids be taken).



  • Mean, median and mode of grouped data ( a bimodal situation to be avoided).
  • Cumulative frequency graph.


  • The Classical definition of probability. Simple problems on single events (not using set notation).

Exam Pattern for CBSE 10th 2018 Science

 The Exam Pattern for CBSE 10th Science is prescribed below for Candidate's Reference.


      Name of the Topics



Chemical Substances - Nature & Behaviour



World of Living



Natural Phenomenon



Effects of Current



Natural Resources





CBSE 10th Syllabus 2018 for Science

The CBSE 10th Syllabus for Science is prescribed below

Unit I: Chemical Substances - Nature and Behaviour

Chemical reactions:

  • Chemical equation,
  • Balanced chemical equation.
  • Implications of a balanced chemical equation, types of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, displacement
  • double displacement, precipitation, neutralization, oxidation and reduction.
Acids, bases, and salts:
  • Their definitions in terms of furnishing of H+ and OH- ions,
  • General properties, examples and uses, the concept of pH scale(Definition relating to logarithm not required), the 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.

Metals and nonmetals

  • Properties of metals and non-metals, reactivity series,
  • Formation and properties of ionic compounds, basic metallurgical processes, corrosion and its prevention.

Carbon Compounds

  • Covalent bonding in carbon compounds. Versatile nature of carbon.
  • Homologous series Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing functional groups (halogens, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes, and alkynes), the difference between saturated hydrocarbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons.
  • Chemical properties of carbon compounds (combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction). Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses), soaps and detergents.
Periodic classification of elements
  • Need for classification, Modern periodic table.
  • Gradation in properties, valency, atomic number, metallic and nonmetallic properties.

Unit II: World of Living

Life processes:

  • Basics of a living being". The basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport, and excretion in plants and animals.
Control and coordination in animals and plants:
  • Tropic movements in plants;
  • Introduction to plant hormones; control and co-ordination in animals: nervous system; voluntary, involuntary and reflex action, chemical co-ordination: animal hormones.


  • Reproduction in animal and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health-need for and methods of family planning. safe sex vs HIV/AIDS.
  • Childbearing and women's health.
Heredity and evolution
  • Heredity; Mendel's contribution- Laws for the inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction; Basic concepts of evolution.

Unit III: Natural Phenomenon

  • Reflection of light at curved surfaces, Images formed by spherical mirrors, center of curvature, principal axis, principal focus, focal length, mirror formula (Derivation not required), magnification.
  • Refraction; laws of refraction, refractive index.
  • Refraction of light by a spherical lens, Image formed by spherical lenses, Lens formula (Derivation not required), Magnification. Power of a lens.
  • Functioning of a lens in the human eye, defects of vision and their corrections, applications of spherical mirrors and lenses.
  • Refraction of light through a prism, dispersion of light, scattering of light, applications in daily life.
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, the parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life. Electric power, Inter relation 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. Electromagnetic induction.
  • The induced potential difference, Induced current. Fleming's Right Hand Rule, Direct current. Alternating current: frequency of AC.
  • The advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits.
Unit V: Natural Resources
  • Sources of energy:
  • Different forms of energy, conventional and non-conventional sources of energy:
  • Fossil fuels, solar energy; biogas; the wind, water, and tidal energy; nuclear energy.
  • Renewable versus non-renewable sources.
  • Our environment: Eco-system, Environmental problems, Ozone depletion, waste production and their solutions.
  • Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances.
Management of natural resources
  • Conservation and judicious use of natural resources. Forest and wildlife;
  • 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.

Exam Pattern for CBSE 10th 2018 Social Science

There are 29 questions in the paper. All questions are compulsory. Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short answer questions of 1 mark each. Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 marks questions. Question number 29(a) is a map question of 3 marks from History and the Question number 29(b) is a map question of 3 marks from Geography.



Term I

Term II


India and the Contemporary World - II




Contemporary India - II




Democratic Politics - II




Understanding Economic Development




Disaster Management







The formative assessment will comprise of Projects, assignments, activities and Class Tests/periodic tests. The Summative assessment will comprise of Theory paper as per the prescribed design of the Question Paper.

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2018 for Social Science

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World - II
  • In Sub-unit 1.1 you are required to choose any two themes. In that sub-unit, theme 3 is compulsory and for second theme you are required to choose any one from the first two themes. In Sub Units 1.2 and 1.3 you are required to choose any one theme from each. Thus, you are required to study four themes in allIn Sub Units 1.2 and 1.3 you are required to choose any one theme from each. Thus, you are required to study four themes in all.

Term I
Sub-unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies, and Societies

Any one of the following themes:

4.The making of Global World: (a) Contrast between the form of industrialization in Britain and India. (b) The relationship between handicrafts and industrial production, formal and informal sectors. (c) The livelihood of workers. Case studies: Britain and India. (Chapter 4).

5.The Age of Industrialisation: (a) Patterns of urbanization (b) Migration and the growth of towns. (c) Social change and urban life. (d) Merchants, middle classes, workers and urban poor. (Chapter 5)
Case Studies: London and Bombay in the nineteenth and twentieth century.
6.Work, Life, and Leisure: (a) Expansion and integration of the world market in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. (b) Trade and economy between the two Wars. (c) Shifts after the 1950s. (d) Implications of globalization for livelihood patterns.

Sub-unit 1.3: Everyday Life, Culture, and Politics

Any one of the following themes:

7. Print Culture and the Modern World: (a) The history of print in Europe. (b) The growth of press in nineteenth century India. (c) The relationship between print culture, public debate, and politics. (Chapter 7).
8. Novels, Society, and History: (a) Emergence of the novel as a genre in the west. (b) The relationship between the novel and changes in modern society. (c) Early novels in nineteenth century India. (d) A study of two or three major writers. (Chapter 8).

Term II

Sub-unit 1.1: Events and processes:

Any two of the following themes:

1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe: (a) The growth of nationalism in Europe after the 1830s. (b) The ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini, etc. (c) General characteristics of the movements in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany, and Greece. (Chapter 1).
2. The Nationalist Movement in Indo - China: Factors Leading to Growth of Nationalism in India (a) French colonialism in Indo-China. (b) Phases of struggle against the French. (c) The ideas of Phan Dinh Phung, Phan Boi Chau, Nguyen Ac Quoc (d) The second world war and the liberation struggle. (e) America and the second Indo-China war. (Chapter 2).
3. Nationalism in India: (a) First world war, Khilafat, Non-Cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement. (b) Salt Satyagraha. (c) Movements of peasants, workers, tribals. (d) Activities of different political groups. (Chapter 3).

Unit 2: Contemporary India - II
Term I
1. Resources and Development

  • Types - natural and human; Need for resource planning, natural resources, land as a resource, soil types, and distribution;
  • Changing land-use pattern; land degradation and conservation measures. (Chapter 1).

2. Forest and Wild Life Resources:

  • Types and distribution, depletion of flora and fauna; conservation and protection of forest and wild life. (Chapter 2).

3. Water Resources:
Sources, distribution, utilization, multi-purpose projects, water scarcity, need for conservation and management, rainwater harvesting. (One case study to be introduced) (Chapter 3).

4. Agriculture: Types of farming, major crops, cropping pattern, technological and institutional reforms; their impact; the contribution of Agriculture to the national economy - employment and output. (Chapter 4)
Map work [3  marks].

Term II
Minerals and Energy Resources: Types of minerals, distribution, use and economic importance of minerals, conservation, types of power resources: conventional and nonconventional, distribution and utilization, and conservation. (Chapter 5).
6. Manufacturing Industries: Types, spatial distribution, the contribution of industries to the national economy, industrial pollution and degradation of the environment, measures to control degradation. (One case study to be introduced) (Chapter 7) .

Unit 3: Democratic Politics - II

Term I

  • 1 & 2. Power Sharing & Federalism: Why and how is power shared in democracies? How has a federal division of power in India helped national unity? To what extent has decentralization achieved this objective? How does democracy accommodate different social groups?(Chapter 1 & 2).
  • 3 & 4. Democracy and Diversity & Gender Religion and Caste: Are divisions inherent to the working of democracy? What has been the effect of caste on politics and of politics on caste? How has the gender division shaped politics? How do communal divisions affect democracy? (Chapter 3 & 4)

Term II

  • 5 & 6. Popular Struggles and Movements & Political Parties: How do struggles shape democracy in favor of ordinary people? What role do political parties playing competition and contestation? Which are the major national and regional parties in India? Why have social movements come to occupy a large role in politics? (Chapter 5 & 6)
  • Outcomes of Democracy: Can or should democracy be judged by its outcomes? What outcomes can one reasonably expect of democracies? Does democracy in India meet these expectations? Has democracy led to development, security, and dignity for the people? What sustains democracy in India? (Chapter 7).
  • Challenges to Democracy: Is the idea of democracy shrinking? What are the major challenges to democracy in India? How can democracy be reformed and deepened? What role can an ordinary citizen play in deepening democracy? (Chapter 8).
Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development

Term I
1. Development: The traditional notion of development; National Income and Per-capita Income. The growth of NI - critical appraisal of existing development indicators (PCI, IMR, SR and other income and health indicators) The need for health and educational development; Human Development Indicators (in simple and brief as a holistic measure of development.

The approach to this theme: Use case study of three states (Kerala, Punjab, and Bihar) or take a few countries (India, China, Sri Lanka and one developed country) (Chapter 1).

2. Sectors of the Indian Economy: Sectors of Economic Activities; Historical change in sectors; Rising importance of tertiary sector; Employment Generation; Division of Sectors Organised and Unorganised; Protective measures for unorganized sector workers. (Chapter 2).

Term II
3. Money and Credit: Role of money in an economy: Historical origin; Formal and Informal financial institutions for Savings and Credit - General Introduction; Select one formal institution such as a nationalized commercial bank and a few informal institutions; Local money lenders, landlords, self-help groups, chit funds and private finance companies. (Chapter 3).
4. Globalisation and the Indian Economy: What is Globalisation (through some simple examples); How India is being globalized and why; Development Strategy prior to 1991. State Control of Industries: Textile goods as an example for elaboration; Economic Reforms 1991; Strategies adopted in Reform measures (easing of capital flows; migration, investment flows); Different perspectives on globalization and its impact on different sectors; Political Impact of globalization. (Chapter 4).
5. Consumer Rights: How consumer is exploited (one or two simple case studies) factors causing exploitation of consumers; Rise of consumer awareness; how a consumer should be in a market; the role of government in consumer protection. (Chapter 5).

Unit 5: Disaster Management

(Through Formative Assessment only)

  • Tsunami

  • Safer Construction Practices

  • Survival Skills

  • Alternate Communication systems during disasters

  • Sharing Responsibility.

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2018 for the German Language 

The following objectives build upon the objectives The syllabus continues to follow the communicative and interactive approach. The stress is now not so much on grammar but on communication. Translations have been removed. Translation science has made enormous progress and the word to word translations that students at this level generally attempt are not relevant today any longer. Translation is a science within itself and needs rigorous training before it can be attempted.What has been incorporated is the summarisation of a German text in English. The students will get a passage in German that has to be summarised in English. Other written tasks should include- making a poster for the school notice board, writing short messages as also short formal Emails. This is in consonance with the language policy of the CBSE.

Reading Skills

Reading skills have been given special attention. Students should be familiarised with reading strategies. Awareness has to be created that there are no difficult texts but only difficult questions. This effectively means that the texts chosen should be authentic and teachers have to develop the skill of forming tasks/ exercises that help students extract the most from a seemingly difficult text.
Listening skills and speaking skills have also been incorporated. The same approach as to reading applies also to listening skills. Authentic texts using audio texts from all German speaking countries with appropriate exercises should be used. People in German speaking countries have multiple dialects and accents and are proud to use them in their day to day life. It is important to make students aware of this and get their ears used to these regional differences. 

Learning Objectives

Already stated for classes VI to VIII. The objectives given below will apply to both classes IX and X which can be treated as one unit.

Listening and responding

By the end of class 10th, students should be able to
  • Listen and understand the main points and some details from an extended dialogue or a short spoken text and respond
  • Listen to a short audio text and respond by asking for more details
  • Listen to announcements at public places e.g. railway stations and act accordingly
  • Listen to an audio text, extract the relevant details and complete the gaps in a written text.


By the end of class 10th, students should be able to

  • Talk about future plans and intentions
  • Ask someone to clarify and elaborate what they have just said
  • Give or seek informal views in an informal discussion with friends
  • Recall and narrate an incident they have seen or remember from their childhood.

Reading and responding

  • By the end of class 10th, students should be able to
  • Read and respond to an extract from a story, an e-mail message or song or simple text from the internet
  • Read descriptions of people in the school or class and identify who they are
  • Read fairytales or stories and summarise them in German or English.


By the end of class X students should be able to

  •  Write a short text using pointers e.g. biography
  •   Summarise an unseen passage in English
  •  Writing a semi-official E-mail with complete sentence constructions.

Intercultural awareness

By the end of class X students should be able to

  • Handle everyday problems i.e. cope with less routine problems on public transport, handle travel arrangements
  • Demonstrate understanding of and respect for cultural diversity
  • Recognise how aspects of the culture of different countries become incorporated into the daily life of others.
  • Recognise advantages of another culture and try and apply to their own lives e.g. environmental awareness and waste management.

Knowledge about language

  • By the end of class X students should be able to
  • Learn to use subordinate clauses of time, place and purpose to qualify the main clause
  • Learn the use of grammatical structure e.g. verbs with prepositions to express oneself more succinctly.

Language learning strategies

  • Apply known rules when creating new language
  • Integrate new language into previously learned language
  • Use the context of what they see/ read to determine some of the meaning.

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2018 for the Hindi Language 

The Hindi Language syllabus is given for students reference.The Hindi Language paper comprises of 100 marks and 80 marks will be Theoretical and 20 marks paper will be internal Assessment. Students have to prepare for the entire syllabus to face the examination.
Check your CBSE 10th Hindi Syllabus A .
Download your CBSE 10th Hindi Syllabus B.

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2018 for the French Language

The CBSE 10th Syllabus for French language The Question Paper will be divided into four sections:

  • Section A:  Reading Comprehension -  10marks
  • Section B:  Writing  - 25 marks
  • Section C:  Grammar - 30 marks
  • Section D: Literature  - 15 marks
Download your CBSE 10th French Syllabus .

Exam Pattern of French syllabus

The Exam pattern of French syllabus for CBSE 10th is prescribed below

Section A 1 Unseen Prose Passage
(100-150 words)
True or False 04  4 x 1/2 = 2
        MCQ 08   8 x 1= 8
Total  = 10
Section B
1 weather bulletin (with clues)
1 description of person (with picture and clues)
1 dialogue(re-ordering)
1 Message/invitation (30-35 words)
1 recipe (30-35 words)
05 1 X 5 =5
          SA 05 1 X 5 = 5
         MCQ  05 1 X 5 = 5
Total = 15
Section C
GRAMMAR          MCQ 06 06 X 5 = 30
Total= 30
Section D
(Culture and Civilization)
(Lesson 0-4)
(including True or False & find the odd one)
05 5 X 1 = 5
         SA 05 5 X 2 = 10
Total = 80 marks

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