CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus

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 Social 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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CHAPTER-WISE SYLLABUS ANALYSIS (2022-23)
Topics Added (✔️) | Topics Deleted ()
UNIT I: INDIA AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD – I (HISTORY)
Chapter 1 - The Rise of Nationalism in Europe
NIL
Chapter 2 - Nationalism in India
NIL
Chapter 3 - The Making of a Global World
✔️ The Pre-modern world
✔️ The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914)
✔️ The Inter war Economy
✔️ Rebuilding a World Economy: The Post-War Era
Chapter 4 - The Age of Industrialization
✔️ Before the Industrial Revolution
✔️ Hand Labour and Steam Power
✔️ Industrialization in the colonies
✔️ Factories Come Up
✔️ The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth
✔️ Market for Goods
Chapter 5 - Print Culture and the Modern World
✔️ The First Printed Books
✔️ Print Comes to Europe
✔️ The Print Revolution and its Impact
✔️ The Reading Mania
✔️ The Nineteenth Century
✔️ India and the World of Print
✔️ Religious Reform and Public Debates
✔️ New Forms of Publication
✔️ Print and Censorship
UNIT II: CONTEMPORARY INDIA – I (GEOGRAPHY)
Chapter 1 - Resources and Development
NIL
Chapter 2 - Forest and Wildlife
Biodiversity or Biological Diversity
Flora and Fauna in India
Vanishing Forests
Asiatic Cheetah: Where did they go?
The Himalayan Yew in trouble
Project Tiger
Chapter 3 - Water Resources
✔️ Water Scarcity and The Need for Water
✔️ Conservation and Management
✔️ Multi-Purpose River Projects and Integrated Water Resources Management
✔️ Rainwater Harvesting
Chapter 4 - Agriculture
✔️ Food Security
Impact of Globalisation on Agriculture
Chapter 5 - Minerals and Energy Resources
✔️ What is a mineral?
✔️ Mode of occurrence of Minerals - Where are these minerals found?, Ferrous Minerals, Non-Ferrous Minerals, Non-Metallic Minerals, Rock Minerals
✔️ Conservation of Minerals
✔️ Energy Resources - Conventional Sources of Energy, Non-Conventional Sources of Energy
✔️ Conservation of Energy Resources
Chapter 6 - Manufacturing Industries
Industry Market Linkage
Contribution of Industry to National Economy
Classification of Industries
Cotton Textiles, Jute Textiles, Sugar Industry
Steel Industry, Cement Industry
Spatial distribution
Chapter 7 - Lifelines of National Economy
NIL
UNIT III: DEMOCRATIC POLITICS – I (POLITICAL SCIENCE)
Chapter 1 - Power Sharing
NIL
Chapter 2 - Federalism
NIL
❌ Chapter 3 - Democracy and Diversity
Chapter 4 - Gender, Religion and Caste
✔️ Gender and Politics - Public/ Private division, Women’s political representation
✔️ Religion, Communalism and Politics – Communalism, Secular State
Image on page 46, 48, 49 of NCERT Textbook – Democratic Politics –II - reprinted edition 2021
✔️ Caste and Politics - Caste inequalities, Caste in politics, Politics in caste
❌ Chapter 5 - Popular Struggles and Movements
Chapter 6 - Political Parties
NIL
Chapter 7 - Outcomes of Democracy
NIL
❌ Chapter 8 - Challenges to Democracy
UNIT 4: UNDERSTANDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (ECONOMICS)
Chapter 1 - Development
NIL
Chapter 2 - Sectors of the Indian Economy
NIL
Chapter 3 - Money and Credit
NIL
Chapter 4 - Globalisation and the Indian Economy
NIL
❌ Chapter 5 - Consumer Rights
Only to be considered for Project Work
CLASS 10 SOCIAL SCIENCE BLUEPRINT 2022-23
Units Unit Name Marks
I India and the Contemporary World – II (History) 20
II Contemporary India – II (Geography) 20
III Democratic Politics - II (Political Science) 20
IV Understanding Economic Development (Economics) 20
INTERNAL ASSESSMENTPeriodic Tests (10) + Portfolio (05) + Subject Enrichment Activity (Project Work) (05) 20
TOTAL 100

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UNIT I: INDIA AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD – II (HISTORY)

Chapter 2 - Nationalism in India

  1. Indian National Congress Sessions:
  • Calcutta (Sep. 1920)
  • Nagpur (Dec. 1920)
  • Madras (1927)
  1. Important Centres of Indian National Movement
  • Champaran (Bihar) - Movement of Indigo Planters
  • Kheda (Gujrat) - Peasant Satyagraha
  • Ahmedabad (Gujarat) - Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha
  • Amritsar (Punjab) - Jallianwala Bagh Incident
  • Chauri Chaura (U.P.) - Calling off the Non-Cooperation Movement
  • Dandi (Gujarat) - Civil Disobedience Movement

UNIT 2: CONTEMPORARY INDIA – II (GEOGRAPHY)

Chapter 1 - Resources and Development

  • Major Soil Types

<green> ✔️ <green> Chapter 3 - Water Resources

  • Dams: Salal, Bhakra Nangal, Tehri, Rana Pratap Sagar, Sardar Sarovar, Hirakud, Nagarjuna Sagar, Tungabhadra.

Chapter 4 - Agriculture (Identification Only)

  • Major areas of Rice and Wheat
  • Largest/ Major producer states of Sugarcane, Tea, Coffee, Rubber, Cotton and Jute

<green> ✔️ <green> Chapter 5 - Minerals and Energy Resources

  1. Minerals (Identification only)
  • Iron Ore mines: Mayurbhanj, Durg, Bailadila, Bellary, Kudremukh
  • Coal Mines: Raniganj, Bokaro, Talcher, Neyveli
  • Oil Fields: Digboi, Naharkatia, Mumbai High, Bassein, Kalol, Ankaleshwar
  1. Power Plants (Locating and Labelling only)
  • Thermal: Namrup, Singrauli, Ramagundam
  • Nuclear: Narora, Kakrapar, Tarapur, Kalpakkam

Chapter 6 - Manufacturing Industries

  • <red> ❌ <red> Cotton Textile Industries: Mumbai, Indore, Surat, Kanpur, Coimbatore
  • <red> ❌ <red> Iron and Steel Plants: Durgapur, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Vijaynagar, Salem
  • Software Technology Parks: Noida, Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram

Chapter 7 - Lifelines of National Economy

  • Major Ports: Kandla, Mumbai, Marmagao, New Mangalore, Kochi, Tuticorin, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Paradip, Haldia
  • International Airports: Amritsar (Raja Sansi), Delhi (Indira Gandhi International), Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji), Chennai (Meenambakkam), Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose), Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)

COMPETENCY-BASED QUESTION PAPER DESIGN
S. No. Typology of Questions Total Marks
1 Remembering and Understanding: Exhibiting memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers; Demonstrating understanding of facts and ideas by organising, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions and stating main ideas. 28
2 Applying: Solving problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way. 15
3 Formulating, Analysing, Evaluating and Creating: Examining and breaking information into parts by identifying motives or causes; Making inferences and finding evidence to support generalisations; Presenting and defending opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria; Compiling information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions. 32
4 Map Skill 05
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT 20
TOTAL 100

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