On April 21st, 2022, CBSE released a reduced syllabus for classes 9 to 12 of the 2022-23 academic session.
After so many changes in the last 2 to 3 years, CBSE has finalised a reduced syllabus for Class 10 teachers and students to follow. However, the term-based examination pattern will NOT BE FOLLOWED in 2022-23.
We were prompt about the syllabus release and have updated the changes in all the subjects for you. Here, you can find:
- PDF download links to the latest reduced Class 10 Science Syllabus for 2022-23 academic session; and
- simple analysis of all the deleted topics/ chapters to be followed this year.
2022-23 Reduced Syllabus
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We have also provided the syllabus for the 2020-21 session that was previously restored so that you can compare the deleted and added topics.
2020-21 Reduced Syllabus
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Practical should be conducted alongside the concepts taught in theory classes.
List of Experiments
- A. (Unit I) Finding the pH of the following samples by using pH paper/universal indicator:
- Dilute Hydrochloric Acid
- Dilute NaOH solution
- Dilute Ethanoic Acid solution
- Lemon juice
- Dilute Hydrogen Carbonate solution
B. (Unit I Chapter 2) Studying the properties of acids and bases (HCl & NaOH) on the basis of their reaction with:
- Litmus solution (Blue/Red)
- Zinc metal
- Solid sodium carbonate
- (Unit I Chapter 1) Performing and observing the following reactions and classifying them into:
A. Combination reaction
B. Decomposition reaction
C. Displacement reaction
D. Double displacement reaction
- Action of water on quicklime
- Action of heat on ferrous sulphate crystals
- Iron nails kept in copper sulphate solution
- Reaction between sodium sulphate and barium chloride solutions
- A. (Unit I Chapter 3) Observing the action of Zn, Fe, Cu and Al metals on the following salt solutions:
B. Arranging Zn, Fe, Cu and Al (metals) in the decreasing order of reactivity based on the above result.
- (Unit IV Chapter 12) Studying the dependence of potential difference (V) across a resistor on the current (I) passing through it and determining its resistance. Also plotting a graph between V and I.
- <green> ✔️ <green> (Unit IV) Determination of the equivalent resistance of two resistors when connected in series and parallel.
- <green> ✔️ <green> (Unit II) Preparing a temporary mount of a leaf peel to show stomata.
- (Unit II Chapter 6) Experimentally show that carbon dioxide is given out during respiration.
- <green> ✔️ <green> (Unit I) Study of the following properties of acetic acid (ethanoic acid):
- Solubility in water
- Effect on litmus
- Reaction with Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate
- <green> ✔️ <green> (Unit I) Study of the comparative cleaning capacity of a sample of soap in soft and hard water.
- (Unit III Chapter 10) Determination of the focal length of:
- Concave mirror; and
- Convex lens; by obtaining the image of a distant object.
- (Unit III Chapter 10) Tracing 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.
- (Unit II Chapter 8) Studying (a) binary fission in Amoeba, and (b) budding in yeast and Hydra with the help of prepared slides.
- (Unit III Chapter 11) Tracing the path of the rays of light through a glass prism.
- <green> ✔️ <green> (Unit II) Identification of the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed (Pea, gram or red kidney bean). (Added in the 2020-21 reduced syllabus)
- <red> ❌ <red> (Unit III) Finding the image distance for varying object distances in case of a convex lens and drawing corresponding ray diagrams to show the nature of the image formed.
- Typology of Questions: VSA including objective type questions, Assertion/ Reasoning type questions; SA; LA; Source-based/ Case-based/ Passage-based/ Integrated assessment questions.
- An internal choice of approximately 33% would be provided.