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Latest: ICSE 2024-25 Syllabus for History & Civics

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has made no changes in their ICSE Class 10 History & Civics Syllabus for the 2024-25 academic session. Students are advised to go through the official syllabus provided below or visit CISCE website to download the same from the official website. Below is the link to directly download the PDF of History & Civics Class 10 ICSE Syllabus

Language proficiency is essential for everything from interpreting political speeches to understanding ancient inscriptions. Integrate the ICSE Class 10 English language Syllabus with historical literature to examine sources and various perspectives on important historical events.

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ICSE Class 10 History And Civics Syllabus

Units Sub-units Marks
Section A : CIVICS
1. The Union Legislature (i) Lok Sabha
(ii) Rajya Sabha
2. The Union Executive (i) The President
(ii) The Vice-President
(iii) Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
3. The Judiciary (i) The Supreme Court
(ii) The High Courts
(iii) Subordinate Courts
Section B : HISTORY
1. The Indian National Movement (1857 - 1917) (i) The First War of Independence, 1857
(ii) Factors leading to the growth of Nationalism; Foundation of the Indian National Congress
(ii) First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907)
(iii) Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
2. Mass Phase of the National Movement (1915 - 1947) (i) Mahatma Gandhi
(ii) Forward Bloc (objectives) and INA
(iii) Independence and Partition of India
3. The Contemporary World (i)The First World War
(ii) Rise of Dictatorships
(iii) The Second World War
(iv) United Nations
(v) Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Internal Assessment 20

History & Civics Class 10 ICSE Syllabus 2025

CISCE has designed the Civics Syllabus with the aim of helping students become responsible and enlightened citizens in a secular democracy by explaining how the Indian government functions. The History Syllabus was designed for students to deepen their understanding of key historical events in India that are important for understanding the country today along with enhancing comprehension of significant historical events in India that are essential for understanding the present-day state of the country. CISCE also wants to cultivate a global historical viewpoint of students on the contributions made by diverse cultures to the collective heritage of humanity through its course curriculum. 

History & Civics Theory Paper

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. 

ICSE Syllabus Class 10 History & Civics: Internal Assessment

Students who are in the academic session of 2024-25 have to submit any one project/assignment associated with the History & Civics Syllabus. CISCE has suggested a few topics for the project and assessment. Students can choose from the topic provided below or work on any topic they have in their mind with the permission of their subject teacher. The suggested topic by CISCE is given below as it is: 

Suggested Assignments By CISCE

  • Compare the Parliamentary and Presidential forms of Government with reference to India and the U.S.A.
  •  Conduct a mock Court and record the proceedings.
  •  Present a life sketch and contributions of any one of the following Presidents of India –Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (or any other).
  • Present a book review of any one of the following works: Dadabai Naoroji’s ‘Poverty and un-British Rule in India’, Gandhi’s ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’, Nehru’s ‘Discovery of India’, Bhagat Singh’s ‘Why I am an Atheist’, Vijayalakshmi Pandit’s ‘The Scope of Happiness: A Personal Memoir’, Abdul Kalam’s ‘Wings of Fire’.
  • Discuss the relevance of any one of the following films to understand the history of 20th Century Europe: The Book Thief, Schindler’s List, Escape to Victory, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Life is Beautiful, The Sound of Music, Gandhi (Richard Attenborough), Sardar (Ketan Mehta), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose - The Forgotten Hero (Shyam Benegal).
  • Highlight the work and achievements of any one Nobel Laureate - Malala Yousafzai or Kailash Satyarthi.
  • Make a PowerPoint presentation on India’s Independence and Partition.
  • Make a presentation on the influence of Gandhian principles on Martin Luther King / Nelson Mandela.
  • Prepare a report on the contributions of any one of the following agencies of the United Nations – UNESCO / WHO / UNICEF / ILO / UNDP / FAO.
  • Present a case study of any recent human rights violations and redressal mechanisms available to prevent such instances in the future.

Tips To Prepare ICSE Class 10 History And Civics Syllabus

History is a very interesting subject as it teaches us about past civilizations, cultures, events, wars, etc that happened many many years ago. We learn how people were, what culture they used to follow in which region, what wars were fought and why they were fought, what strategies were used by the rulers to win the war, etc. It not only gives us an idea of the past but also teaches us what mistakes people should not make in the present.  On the other Civics teaches about how government functions in a country. The constitution, laws, elections, etc. come under the civics paper. 

History & Civics papers are very scorable. You can easily score full marks on this paper with these amazing tips:

  • Complete the topics in time by following the syllabus strictly
  • Watch the related topic video for a better understanding of the Historical facts.
  • In case of doubts ask your teachers or peers. 
  • Solve previous years' papers and mock papers.
  • Evaluate your performance and work on weak topics.
  • Participate in debate competitions based on history or civics topics.

All the best for the board exam!!

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