UP Board Class 10 Science Syllabus for 2022-23

Science helps you understand the changes in the human body. If you study science with complete dedication, then you can also aspire for various domains like doctor, engineer, nurse, psychologist, scientist, teacher etc. 

UP Board Class 10 syllabus is a detailed set of content that covers all the topics taught in previous classes in a deeper way, which also makes it more extensive and tougher to cover for some students. The first step for any student to prepare for UP Board exams is to have a clear understanding of the syllabus.

In this page, we have provided direct and free access to the Reduced Class 10 Science Paper Syllabus PDF for the 2022-23 session.

Reduced Syllabus for 2022-23 Academic Session

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In the table given below, we have also provided the Reduced Syllabus for the 2022-23 session.

Class 10 Science Blueprint 2022-23
Units Unit Name Marks
I Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour 20
II World of Living 20
III Natural Phenomena 12
IV Effects of Current 13
V Natural Resources 05
PROJECT WORK
1st Internal Assessment (10) + 2nd Internal Assessment (10) + Four monthly test (10)*
30
TOTAL 100
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*NOTE: Average of all four monthly tests will be considered out of 10 marks.

Science Chapters

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, endothermic exothermic reactions, oxidation and reduction.
  • Acids, bases and salts: Their definitions in terms of furnishing of H+ and OH– ions, General properties, examples and uses, neutralisation, concept of pH scale (Definition relating to logarithm not required), importance of pH in everyday life; preparation and uses of Sodium Hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, Washing soda and Plaster of Paris.
  • <red> Metals and nonmetals: <red> <red>Properties of metals and non-metals; Reactivity series; Formation and properties of ionic compounds; Basic metallurgical processes; Corrosion and its prevention. <red>
  • 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), 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.
  • <red> Periodic classification of elements: <red><red> Need for classification, early attempts at classification of elements (Dobereiner’s Triads, Newland’s Law of Octaves, Mendeleev’s Periodic Table), Modern periodic table, gradation in properties, valency, atomic number, metallic and non-metallic properties. <red>

Unit II: World of Living

  • Life processes: ‘Living Being’. Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in plants and animals.
  • <red> Tropic movements in plants; Introduction of plant hormones; Control and coordination in animals: Nervous system; Voluntary, involuntary and reflex action; Chemical coordination: animal hormones. <red>
  • Reproduction: Reproduction in animals and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health - need and methods of family planning. Safe sex vs HIV/AIDS. Child bearing and women’s health.
  • Heredity and Evolution: Heredity; Mendel’s contribution- Laws for inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction: (topics excluded - evolution; evolution and classification and evolution should not be equated with progress).

Unit III: Natural Phenomena

  • Reflection of light by curved surfaces; Images formed by spherical mirrors, centre of curvature, principal axis, principal focus, focal length, mirror formula (Derivation not required),magnification. Refraction; Laws of refraction, refractive index. 
  • Refraction of light by 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 (excluding colour of the sun at sunrise and sunset).

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, parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life. Electric power, Interrelation 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, Direct current. Alternating current: frequency of AC. 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; wind, water and tidal energy; Nuclear energy. Renewable versus non-renewable sources of Energy. 
  • 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.