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LATEST: Updated ICSE Class 10 Syllabus for 2024-25

CISCE, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations revises its class 10 Board exam syllabus regularly. Last year 2023-2024 CISCE reduced the ICSE syllabus class 10 and released its rationalised syllabus on its website. This year for the 2024-2025 session there has been no reduction in the ICSE 2025 syllabus class 10 and the session 2024-2025 will follow the same rationalised syllabus for 2024-25 for all its subjects. 

Students are advised to download and follow the ICSE syllabus for class 10 2024-25 from the links provided below for the upcoming board exam. 

ICSE CLASS 10 SYLLABUS FOR 2024-25 

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 Hindi Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 Mathematics Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 Physics Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 Biology Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 History and Civics Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 Geography Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 Physical Education Syllabus 2024-25

<red> → <red>ICSE Class 10 Computer Applications Syllabus 2024-25

ICSE  Class 10 Syllabus 2025: Overview 

In the ICSE curriculum for class 10, the subjects are divided into three groups Group I (All subjects in this group are compulsory), Group II (You have to choose only two subjects from this group), Group III ( You have to choose only one subject from this group). As the marks distribution for all the subjects is concerned 80 marks are for external exams + 20 marks allotted for internal assessment/project work.

Group-wise Subject Distribution

Groups Subjects
GROUP I (Compulsory) • English
• Second language (Indian or Modern Foreign)
• History & Civics
• Geography
GROUP II (Any two) • Mathematics
• Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
• Economics
• Commercial Studies
• A Modern Foreign Language
• A Classical Language
• Environmental Science
Group – III (Any one) • Computer Applications
• Economic Applications
• Commercial Applications
• Art
• Performing Arts
• Home Science
• Cookery
• Fashion Designing
• Physical Education
• Yoga
• Technical Drawing Applications
• Environmental Applications
• A Modern Foreign Language

ICSE 2024-25 Regulation Updates

The compartment exam provided by the board is discontinued from the year 2024 onwards. However, you can take an improvement exam to improve the marks in the same year as the exam.  A maximum of two subjects only will be allowed for improvement. The higher marks out of the Main Exam Vs. Improvement Exam will be considered as the final mark. 

ICSE Class 10 2024-25: Paper Pattern of Group I

English 

There will be two papers

Paper 1: English Language

Paper 2: Literature in English

Each paper consists of-

Total Marks: 80 

Time: 2 Hours 

Paper 1: English Language

There will be five questions in this paper: grammar, unseen comprehension passage, notice and email writing, letter writing, and unseen composition. All five questions are compulsory so you are required to answer all five questions. 

Paper 2: Literature in English

There will be four sections in this paper. Questions from Prose, Poetry, and Drama will be asked from the prescribed textbook. Excerpts from the drama and prose texts and passages from poems will be given and the questions will be framed around them. 

Hindi ( Second Language)

Total Marks: 80 

Time: 3 Hours 

The paper will be divided into two sections, Section A and Section B.

Section A: Language (40 Marks)

Section B: Prescribed Texts (40 Marks)

All the questions in Section A are compulsory and consist of questions from Composition, Letter, Comprehension, and Grammar. Candidates must attempt any four questions from Section B. The questions will consist of structured and short answer questions. 

History & Civics

Total Marks: 80 

Time: 2 Hours 

This paper consists of two parts: Part I (30 marks) will contain short answer questions from the entire syllabus. Part II (50 Marks)will consist of Section A (Civics)  and Section B (History). Candidates will be required to answer two out of three questions from Section A and three out of five questions from Section B. 

Geography

Total Marks: 80 

Time: 2 Hours 

This Paper will consist of two parts, Part I and Part II. Part I (Map Work) is compulsory and will consist of two questions. Question 1 will be based on Topographical Map while Question 2 will be based on an outline Map of India. In Part II (Geography of India): Candidates will be required to answer any five questions. Candidates will be allowed and are expected to make the fullest use of sketches, graphs, diagrams, and charts while writing the answers.

ICSE Class 10 2024-25: Paper Pattern of Group II

Mathematics

Total Marks: 80 

Time: 2.5 Hours 

This paper will be divided into two sections:  Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks).

Section I will consist of compulsory short answer questions while in Section II candidates will be required to answer four out of seven questions. The solution to a question may require the knowledge of more than one branch of the syllabus.

Physics

Total Marks: 80 

Time: 2 Hours 

The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks). Section I (compulsory) will consist of short answer questions. Section II will consist of six questions out of which candidates will be required to answer any four questions.

Note: Unless otherwise specified, only SI Units are allowed to answer questions.

Chemistry

Total Marks: 80 

Time: 2 Hours 

This paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks).

Section I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions. Section II will consist of six questions out of which candidates will be required to answer any four questions.

Biology

Total Marks: 80

Time: 2 Hours 

This paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks).

Section I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions. Section II will consist of six questions out of which candidates will be required to answer any four-question.

Economics

Total Marks: 80

Time: 2 Hours 

This paper will consist of two sections: Section A will consist of questions requiring short answers and will cover the entire syllabus. All the questions will be compulsory. Section B will consist of questions that will require detailed answers. There will be a choice and candidates will be required to answer four questions from this section.

Benefits of Going Through Updated ICSE Class 10 Syllabus

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)  revises its syllabus regularly to keep students updated with the changing trends in the education field and periodically filters topics that no longer hold much validity in the career front or adds important topics that require more focus and attention in the current timings. 

Let’s understand it with an example of the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic took millions of lives and is still prevalent like a common cold but more deadly. This SARS family virus has become an area of study for scientists. So this should be included in the syllabus. Students should learn about it to become more aware. This is an eg to make you understand why revision of syllabus is done regularly by the board. 

Let's learn what are the benefits of going through an updated ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2025:

  • An updated syllabus ensures that the content taught is relevant to the current academic standards and societal needs. It reflects changes in knowledge, technology, and educational practices.
  •  The revised syllabus is designed to align with the curriculum standards set by the educational board, ensuring that students are adequately prepared for examinations and further education.
  •  The rationalized syllabus typically covers a wide range of topics and concepts, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.
  • With an updated syllabus, students have access to the latest information, theories, and research findings in their respective subjects, keeping them informed about recent developments in the field.
  • Going through the updated syllabus helps students understand the structure of the examinations, familiarise themselves with the types of questions asked, and identify key areas of focus for preparation.

Overall, staying informed about the updated ICSE Class 10 syllabus can help students and educators ensure a quality education that meets the demands of the modern world.

Tips To Score Good Marks in the ICSE Class 10 Board Exam

  1. The first thing that every student should follow is to study the updated ICSE class 10 syllabus. 
  2. Start your preparation early by preparing a study schedule and dividing the topics subject-wise 
  3. Create short notes of all the subjects and keep separate times for revision for the previously studied topics.
  4. Give more time to subjects like Mathematics and Science that require deeper conceptual clarity.
  5. Practice the previous year's papers for class 10 and do as many mock tests as you can. 

Following these simple yet effective tips will help you complete your preparation in time and leave you sometime in your hands for revision. 

So ahead and start preparing.

Have a nice day!

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