UP Board Class 10 Social Science Syllabus for 2022-23

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.

By studying Social Science you understand how the world works which we live in, you increase your career opportunities, gain a unique pool of knowledge that helps you in your life throughout.

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Reduced Syllabus for 2022-23 Academic Session

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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 (Civics) 15
IV Understanding Economic Development (Economics) 15
1st Internal Assessment (10) + 2nd Internal Assessment (10) + Four monthly test (10)*

*NOTE: Average of all four monthly tests will be considered out of 10 marks.

India and the Contemporary World – II (History)

Unit-1: The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

  • The French Revolution and the Idea of
  • the Nation
  • The Making of Nationalism in Europe
  • The Age of Revolutions: 1830-1848
  • The Making of Germany and Italy
  • Visualising the Nation
  • Nationalism and Imperialism 

Unit-2: Nationalism in India

  • The First World War, Khilafat and Non -
  • Cooperation
  • Differing Strands within the Movement
  • Towards Civil Disobedience
  • The Sense of Collective Belonging

Unit-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

<red> Unit-4: The Age of Industrialization <red>

  • <red> Before the Industrial Revolution <red>
  • <red> Hand Labour and Steam Power <red>
  • <red> Industrialization in the colonies <red>
  • <red> Factories Come Up <red> 
  • <red> The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth <red>
  • <red> Market for Goods <red>

Unit-5: Print Culture and the Modern World

  • The First Printed Books
  • <red> Print Comes to Europe <red>
  • The Print Revolution and its Impact
  • The Reading Mania
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • India and the World of Print
  • <red> Religious Reform and Public Debates <red>
  • <red> New Forms of Publication <red>
  • Print and Censorship

Contemporary India – II (Geography)

Unit-1: Resources and Development

  • Types of Resources
  • Development of Resources
  • Resource Planning in India
  • Land Resources
  • Land Utilisation
  • Land Use Pattern in India
  • Land Degradation and Conservation
  • Measures
  • Soil as a Resource
  • Classification of Soils
  • Soil Erosion and Soil Conservation

Unit-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
  • Conservation of forest and wildlife in
  • India
  • Project Tiger
  • Types and distribution of forests and
  • wildlife resources
  • Community and Conservation

Unit-3: Water Resources

  • Water Scarcity and The Need for Water
  • Conservation and Management
  • Multi-Purpose River Projects and
  • Integrated Water Resources
  • Management
  • Rainwater Harvesting 

Unit-4: Agriculture

  • Types of farming
  • Cropping Pattern
  • Major Crops
  • Technological and Institutional Reforms
  • Impact of Globalisation on Agriculture

Unit-5: Minerals and Energy Resources

  • What is a mineral?
  • Mode of occurrence of Minerals
  • Ferrons and Non-Ferrons Minerals
  • Non-Metallic Minerals
  • Rock Minerals
  • Conservation of Minerals
  • Energy Resources
  • Conventional and Non-Conventional
  • Conservation of Energy Resources

<red> Unit-6: Manufacturing Industries <red>

  • <red> Importance of manufacturing <red>
  • <red> Contribution of Industry to National <red>
  • <red> Economy <red>
  • <red> Industrial Location <red>
  • <red> Classification of Industries <red>
  • <red> Spatial distribution <red>
  • <red> Industrial pollution and environmental <red>
  • <red> Degradation <red>
  • <red> Control of Environmental Degradation <red>

Unit-7: Life Lines of National Economy

  • Transport – Roadways, Railways,
  • Pipelines, Waterways, Airways
  • Communication
  • International Trade
  • Tourism as a Trade

Democratic Politics - II (Civics)

Unit-1: Power Sharing

  • Case Studies of Belgium and Sri Lanka
  • Why is power sharing desirable?
  • Forms of Power Sharing

Unit-2: Federalism

  • What is Federalism?
  • What makes India a Federal Country?
  • How is Federalism practised?
  • Decentralisation in India

Unit-3: Democracy and Diversity

  • Case Studies of Mexico
  • Differences, similarities and divisions
  • Politics of social divisions

Unit-4: Gender, Religion and Caste

  • Gender and Politics
  • Religion, Communalism and Politics
  • Caste and Politics

Unit-5: Popular Struggles and Movements

  • Popular Struggles in Nepal and Bolivia
  • Mobilisation and Organisation
  • Pressure Groups and Movements

<red> Unit-6: Political Parties <red>

  • <red> Why do we need Political Parties? <red>
  • <red> How many Parties should we have? <red>
  • <red> National Political Parties <red>
  • <red> State Parties <red>
  • <red> Challenges to Political Parties <red>
  • <red> How can Parties be reformed? <red>

Unit-7: Outcomes of Democracy

  • How do we assess democracy’s
  • outcomes?
  • Accountable, responsive and
  • legitimate government
  • Economic growth and development
  • Reduction of inequality and poverty
  • Accommodation of social diversity
  • Dignity and freedom of the citizens

Unit-8: Challenges to Democracy

  • Thinking about challenges
  • Thinking about Political Reforms
  • Redefining democracy

Understanding Economic Development 

Unit-1: Development

  • What Development Promises - Different
  • people different goals
  • Income and other goals
  • National Development
  • How to compare different countries or
  • states?
  • Income and other criteria
  • Public Facilities
  • Sustainability of development

Unit-2: Sectors of the Indian Economy

  • Sectors of Economic Activities
  • Comparing the three sectors
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
  • Sectors in India
  • Division of sectors as organised and
  • unorganised
  • Sectors in terms of ownership: Public
  • and Private Sectors

<red> Unit-3: Money and Credit <red>

  • <red> Money as a medium of exchange <red>
  • <red> Modern forms of money <red>
  • <red> Loan activities of Banks <red>
  • <red> Two different credit situations <red>
  • <red> Terms of credit <red>
  • <red> Formal sector credit in India <red>
  • <red> Self Help Groups for the Poor <red>

Unit-4: Globalisation and the Indian Economy

  • Production across countries
  • Interlinking production across countries
  • Foreign Trade and integration of
  • markets
  • What is globalisation?
  • Factors that have enabled
  • Globalisation
  • World Trade Organisation
  • Impact of Globalisation on India
  • The Struggle for a fair Globalisation

Unit-5: Consumer Rights

  • How the consumer is exploited
  • Due to exploitation of consumers
  • Rise of consumer awareness
  • How to be a consumer in the market should?
  • Role of government in consumer protection.

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