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    CBSE Syllabus 2016-17

    The Central Board of Secondary Education is going to announce the CBSE Syllabus 2016-17. Lots of applicants who want to appear for this exam must be downloading the exam pattern for starting preparation of the exam according to the Syllabus. So the desire students continuously visiting the departmental website for getting the trending news about the same.

    A large number of students has been obtained from the Central Board of Secondary Education. Many contenders will attend the 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th exam with full preparation. The association will soon publish the exam pattern for passing this exam and promote for the next session. So contenders may collect their exam pattern from this page.

    The examination board of high school education organizes this exam every year for all students who are registered from the Matriculation exam. Many applications were received by the Board of Secondary Education. Performers are searching the CBSE Board Syllabus for the best preparation of the exam. So candidates visit this web page regularly for getting the current updates.

    CBSE High School Exam Pattern 2016-17

    10th Class Science Syllabus:-

    Unit I: Chemical Substances - Nature and Behaviour
    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), the 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.
    Periodic classification of elements: Need for classification, Modern periodic table, gradation in properties, valency, atomic number, metallic and non-metallic properties.

    Unit II: World of Living
    Reproduction: the-the Reproduction in animal and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health need for and methods of family planning. safe sex vs HIV/AIDS. Childbearing and women's health.
    Genetics and evolution: Heredity; Mendel's contribution- Laws for the inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction; Basic concepts of evolution.

    Unit III: Natural Phenomenon
    Reflection of light at 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 a spherical lens, Image formed by spherical lenses, Lens formula (Derivation not required), Magnification. The 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.

    Unit IV: Effects of CurrentElectric current, potential difference and electric current. Ohm's law; Resistance, Resistivity, Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends on. Series combination of resistors, the parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life. Electric power, Inter relation 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. Electromagnetic induction. The induced potential difference, Induced current. Fleming's Right Hand Rule, Direct current. Alternating current: frequency of AC. The advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits.

    Unit V: Natural Resources
    Conservation of natural resources: Management of natural resources. Conservation and judicious use of natural resources. Forest and wildlife, coal and petroleum conservation. Examples of People's participation for the conservation of natural resources.
    The Regional environment: Big dams: advantages and limitations; alternatives if any. Water harvesting. Sustainability of natural resources.
    Our environment: Eco-system, Environmental problems, Ozone depletion, waste production and their solutions. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances.

    Exam Pattern for Science

    First Term UnitsMarks
    I.Chemical Substances33
    II.World of Living21
    IV.Effects of Current29
    V.Natural Resources7
    Second Term Units
    I.Chemical Substances - Nature & Behaviour23
    II.World of Living30
    III.Natural Phenomenon29
    V.Natural Resources8

    10th class Syllabus for English Language & Literature

    Section Topic Marks 
    Reading Skills 20 
    Writing Skills with Grammar 25 
    Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text25 
    DAssessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL)20
    Total 90

    Qs 1-2. This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 700-750. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:

    Q. 1: A Factual passage of 300-350 words with eight very short answer type questions. [8 marks]

    Q. 2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four short answer type questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four MCQs to test vocabulary. [12 Marks]

    Q. 3: Letter to the editor / article in about 100-120 words based on visual or verbal stimulus. [5 marks]

    Q. 4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200 words. [10 marks]

    The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in classes IX and X.

    1. Tenses
    2. Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
    3. Use of passive voice
    4. Subject – verb concord
    5. Reporting
    (i) Commands and requests
    (ii) Statements
    (iii) Questions
    6. Clauses:
    7. Noun clauses
    8. Adverb clauses of condition and time
    9. Relative clauses
    10. Determiners, and
    11. Prepositions

    The above items may be tested through test types as given below:

    Q. 5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions, and Tenses. [3 marks]

    Q. 6: Editing or omission. [4 marks]

    Q. 7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. [3 marks]

    Q.8: One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Three very short answer questions. [3 marks]

    One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. One question will be used for testing local and global comprehension and one question will be on interpretation.

    Q.9: Four short answer type questions from FIRST FLIGHT & FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two from each) to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each). [2x4=8 marks]

    Q.10: One out of two long answer type questions to assess how the values inherent in the texts have been brought out (FIRST FLIGHT & FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (80-100 words). [4 marks]

    Q.11: One out of two Long Answer Questions on theme or plot or character involving interpretation and inference in about 100-120 words based on prescribed novel. [10 marks]

    NOVEL (either one)
    Diary of a Young Girl - 1947 By Anne Frank (unabridged edition)
    The Story of My Life - 1903 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)

    10th class Syllabus for Hindi A

    हिंदी पाठ्यक्रम 'ऐ' कक्षा - 10
    hindi10a 1
    hindi10a 2

    10th class Syllabus for Mathematics

    First Term Units (SA-I)Marks
    I.Number System11
    Second Term Units (SA-II)Marks
    II.Algebra (contd.)23
    III.Geometry (contd.)17
    IV.Trigonometry (contd.)8
    VI.Co-ordinate Geometry11

    • The Question Paper includes value based question the extent of 3-5 marks.
    • As per CCE guidelines, the syllabus of Mathematics for classes IX and X has been divided term wise.
    • The units specified for each term will be assessed through both formative and summative assessment.
    • In each term, there will be two formative assessments, each carrying 10% weight.
    • The summative assessment in the term I will carry 30% weight and the summative assessment in the term II will carry 30% weight.


    1. REAL NUMBERS: Euclid's division lemma, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic - statements after reviewing work done earlier and after illustrating and motivating through examples, Proofs of results - irrationality of √2, √3, √5, decimal expansions of rational numbers in terms of terminating/non-terminating recurring decimals.


    1. POLYNOMIALS: Zeros of a polynomial. The relationship between zeros and coefficients of quadratic polynomials. Statement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients.

    2. PAIR OF LINEAR EQUATIONS IN TWO VARIABLES: A pair of linear equations in two variables and their graphical solution. Geometric representation of different possibilities of solutions/inconsistency.

    Algebraic conditions for a number of solutions. A solution of a pair of linear equations in two variables algebraically - by substitution, by elimination, and by cross multiplication method. Simple situational problems must be included. Simple problems on equations reducible to linear equations may be included.


    1. TRIANGLES: Definitions, examples, counter examples of similar triangles.

    • (Prove) If a line is drawn parallel to one side of a triangle to intersect the other two sides in distinct points, the other two sides are divided in the same ratio.
    • (Motivate) If a line divides two sides of a triangle in the same ratio, the line is parallel to the third side.
    • (Motivate) If in two triangles, the corresponding angles are equal, their corresponding sides are proportional and the triangles are similar.
    • (Motivate) If the corresponding sides of two triangles are proportional, their corresponding angles are equal and the two triangles are similar.
    • (Motivate) If one angle of a triangle is equal to one angle of another triangle and the sides including these angles are proportional, the two triangles are similar.
    • (Motivate) If a perpendicular is drawn from the vertex of the right angle of a right triangle to the hypotenuse, the triangles on each side of the perpendicular are similar to the whole triangle and to each other.
    • (Prove) The ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the squares of their corresponding sides.
    • (Prove) In a right triangle, the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.
    • (Prove) In a triangle, if the square on one side is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides, the angles opposite to the first side is a right triangle.


    1 . INTRODUCTION TO TRIGONOMETRY: Trigonometric ratios of an acute angle of a right-angled triangle. Proof of their existence (well defined); motivate the ratios, whichever are defined at 0° and 90°. Values (with proofs) of the trigonometric ratios of 30°, 45° and 60°. Relationships between the ratios.

    2. TRIGONOMETRIC IDENTITIES: Proof and applications of the identity sin2A + cos2A = 1. Only simple identities to be given. Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles.


    STATISTICS: Mean, median and mode of grouped data ( a bimodal situation to be avoided). Cumulative frequency graph.
    Second Term Syllabus

    QUADRATIC EQUATIONS: Standard form of a quadratic equation ax2+bx+c=0, (a ≠ 0). A solution of the quadratic equations (only real roots) by factorization, by completing the square and by using the quadratic formula. The relationship between discriminant and nature of roots.

    Situational problems based on quadratic equations related to day to day activities to be incorporated.

    ARITHMETIC PROGRESSIONS: The motivation for studying Arithmetic Progression Derivation of standard results of finding the nth term and sum of first n terms and their application in solving daily life problems.

    CIRCLES: Tangents to a circle motivated by chords drawn from points coming closer and closer to the point.
    (Prove) The tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact.
    (Prove) The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to circle are equal.

    CONSTRUCTIONS: Division of a line segment in a given ratio (internally).
    Tangent to a circle from a point outside it.
    Construction of a triangle similar to a given triangle.

    HEIGHTS AND DISTANCES: Simple and believable problems on heights and distances. Problems should not involve more than two right triangles. Angles of elevation / depression should be only 30°, 45°, 60°.

    2. PROBABILITY: The Classical definition of probability. Connection with probability as given in Class IX. Simple problems on single events, not using set notation.


    1. LINES (In two-dimensions): Review the concepts of coordinate geometry done earlier including graphs of linear equations. Awareness of geometrical representation of quadratic polynomials. The distance between two points and section formula (internal). Area of a triangle.


    1. AREAS RELATED TO CIRCLES: Motivate the area of a circle; area of sectors and segments of a circle. Problems based on areas and perimeter / circumference of the above said plane figures. (In calculating area of segment of a circle, problems should be restricted to central angle of 60°, 90° and 120° only. Plane figures involving triangles, simple quadrilaterals and circle should be taken.)

    (i) Problems on finding surface areas and volumes of combinations of any two of the following: cubes, cuboids, spheres, hemispheres and right circular cylinders/cones. Frustum of a cone.

    (ii) Problems involving converting one type of metallic solid into another and other mixed problems. (Problems with combination of not more than two different solids be taken.)
    10th class Syllabus of Social Science

    UnitTopicTerm ITerm II
    IIndia and the Contemporary World - II2323 
    IIContemporary India - II2323 
    IIIDemocratic Politics - II 22 22 
    IVUnderstanding Economic Development22 22 
    VDisaster Management---- 
    Total 9090

    The formative assessment will comprise of Projects, assignments, activities and Class Tests/periodic tests. The Summative assessment will comprise of Theory paper as per the prescribed design of the Question Paper.

    Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World - II: In Sub-unit 1.1 you are required to choose any two themes. In that sub-unit, theme 3 is compulsory and for the second theme, you are required to choose any one from the first two themes. In Sub Units 1.2 and 1.3 you are required to choose any one theme from each. Thus, you are required to study four themes in all.

    Term I

    Sub- unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies, and Societies

    Any one of the following themes:

    4. The making of Global World: (a) Contrast between the form of industrialization in Britain and India. (b) A relationship between handicrafts and industrial production, formal and informal sectors. (c) The livelihood of workers. Case studies: Britain and India. (Chapter 4)

    5. The Age of Industrialisation: (a) Patterns of urbanization (b) Migration and the growth of towns. (c) Social change and urban life. (d) Merchants, middle classes, workers and urban poor. (Chapter 5)

    Case Studies: London and Bombay in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

    6. Work, Life, and Leisure: (a) Expansion and integration of the world market in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. (b) Trade and economy between the two Wars. (c) Shifts after the 1950s. (d) Implications of globalization for livelihood patterns.

    Case study: The post-War International Economic order, 1945 to 1960s. (Chapter 6)

    Sub-unit 1.3: Everyday Life, Culture, and Politics

    Any one of the following themes:

    7. Print Culture and the Modern World: (a) The history of print in Europe. (b) The growth of press in the nineteenth century India. (c) The relationship between print culture, public debate and politics. (Chapter 7)

    8. Novels, Society, and History: (a) Emergence of the novel as a genre in the west. (b) The relationship between the novel and changes in modern society. (c) Early novels in the nineteenth century India. (d) A study of two or three major writers. (Chapter 8)

    Term II

    Sub-unit 1.1: Events and processes:

    Any two of the following themes:

    1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe: (a) The growth of nationalism in Europe after the 1830s. (b) The ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini, etc. (c) General characteristics of the movements in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany, and Greece. (Chapter 1)

    2. The Nationalist Movement in Indo - China: Factors Leading to Growth of Nationalism in India (a) French colonialism in Indo-China. (b) Phases of struggle against the French. (c) The ideas of Phan Dinh Phung, Phan Boi Chau, Nguyen Ac Quoc (d) The second world war and the liberation struggle. (e) America and the second Indo-China war. (Chapter 2)

    3. Nationalism in India: (a) First world war, Khilafat, Non-Cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement. (b) Salt Satyagraha. (c) Movements of peasants, workers, tribals. (d) Activities of different political groups. (Chapter 3)

    Map work based on theme 3 only. (3 marks)

    Unit 2: Contemporary India - II

    Term I

    1. Resources and Development: Types - natural and human; Need for resource planning, natural resources, land as a resource, soil types, and distribution; changing land-use pattern; land degradation and conservation measures. (Chapter 1)

    2. Forest and Wild Life Resources: Types and distribution, depletion of flora and fauna; conservation and protection of forest and wildlife. (Chapter 2)

    3. Water Resources: Sources, distribution, utilisation, multi-purpose projects, water scarcity, need for conservation and management, rainwater harvesting. (One case study to be introduced) (Chapter 3)

    4. Agriculture: Types of farming, major crops, cropping pattern, technological and institutional reforms; their impact; a contribution of Agriculture to the national economy - employment and output. (Chapter 4)

    Map work [3 marks]

    Term II

    5. Minerals and Energy Resources: Types of minerals, distribution, use and economic importance of minerals, conservation, types of power resources: conventional and nonconventional, distribution and utilization, and conservation. (Chapter 5)

    6. Manufacturing Industries: Types, spatial distribution, the contribution of industries to the national economy, industrial pollution and degradation of the environment, measures to control degradation. (One case study to be introduced) (Chapter 7)

    7. Life Lines of National Economy (Chapter 8)

    Map Work [3 marks]

    Unit 3: Democratic Politics - II

    Term I

    1 & 2. Power Sharing & Federalism: Why and how is power shared in democracies? How has a federal division of power in India helped national unity? To what extent has decentralisation achieved this objective? How does democracy accommodate different social groups?(Chapter 1 & 2)

    3 & 4. Democracy and Diversity & Gender Religion and Caste: Are divisions inherent to the working of democracy? What has been the effect of caste on politics and of politics on caste? How has the gender division shaped politics? How do communal divisions affect democracy? (Chapter 3 & 4)

    Term II

    5 & 6. Popular Struggles and Movements & Political Parties: How do struggles shape democracy in favour of ordinary people? What role do political parties play in competition and contestation? Which are the major national and regional parties in India? Why have social movements come to occupy a large role in politics? (Chapter 5 & 6)

    7. Outcomes of Democracy: Can or should democracy be judged by its outcomes? What outcomes can one reasonably expect of democracies? Does democracy in India meet these expectations? Has democracy led to the development, security, and dignity for the people? What sustains democracy in India? (Chapter 7)

    8. Challenges to Democracy: Is the idea of democracy shrinking? What are the major challenges to democracy in India? How can democracy be reformed and deepened? What role can an ordinary citizen play in deepening democracy? (Chapter 8)
    Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development

    Term I

    1. Development: The traditional notion of development; National Income and Per-capita Income. The growth of NI - critical appraisal of existing development indicators (PCI, IMR, SR and other income and health indicators) The need for health and educational development; Human Development Indicators (in simple and brief as a holistic measure of development. The approach to this theme: Use case study of three states (Kerala, Punjab, and Bihar) or take a few countries (India, China, Sri Lanka and one developed country) (Chapter 1)

    2. Sectors of the Indian Economy: Sectors of Economic Activities; Historical change in sectors; Rising importance of tertiary sector; Employment Generation; Division of SectorsOrganised and Unorganised; Protective measures for unorganised sector workers. (Chapter 2)

    Term II

    3. Money and Credit: Role of money in an economy: Historical origin; Formal and Informal financial institutions for Savings and Credit - General Introduction; Select one formal institution such as a nationalized commercial bank and a few informal institutions; Local money lenders, landlords, self-help groups, chit funds and private finance companies. (Chapter 3)

    4. Globalisation and the Indian Economy: What is Globalisation (through some simple examples); How India is being globalised and why; Development Strategy prior to 1991. State Control of Industries: Textile goods as an example for elaboration; Economic Reforms 1991; Strategies adopted in Reform measures (easing of capital flows; migration, investment flows); Different perspectives on globalisation and its impact on different sectors; Political Impact of globalisation. (Chapter 4)

    5. Consumer Rights: How consumer is exploited (one or two simple case studies) factors causing exploitation of consumers; Rise of consumer awareness; how a consumer should be in a market; the role of government in consumer protection. (Chapter 5)
    Unit 5: Disaster Management

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