CBSE Class 10th Board Syllabus (Updated) 2019

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2019

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  • Authority: The CBSE regulates the syllabus of class 10th every after five years for class 10th. Each an every subject syllabus is provided by the CBSE Board so students have to follow according to it as the question paper will be set according to the prescribed syllabus.
  • About: Central Board of Secondary Education is the national level education board in India which conducts the Class 10th & 12th board exam across the country. One of the biggest national board in India.  

  • Class 10th Syllabus: CBSE 10th Syllabus has been declared by the boards. Latest and updated syllabus issued by the new circular which is applicable for all the public schools affiliated to CBSE including Delhi Schools, KV, and NVS.

  • Updated Syllabus: Get the CBSE10th syllabus(updated) for session 2019, the syllabus contains the latest CBSE Pattern for class 10th, it provides every single detail about the new course structure. The syllabus will help candidates to understand the objective of CBSE 10th board examination.

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CBSE 10th Syllabus Content 2019:

CBSE 10th Syllabus Board exam 2019 


The pattern for Each Subject


Marking Scheme


Course Structure


Question Paper Design


List of Prescribed Books

CBSE 10th Syllabus Important Point 2019:

  • Updated Syllabus: Every candidate who is going to give CBSE Class 10 Board examination, he/she must go through with the latest curriculum before they start preparation for CBSE Class 10th board examination.

  • Preparation Help: The Syllabus of CBSE Class 10th board will give candidates a blueprint for the various subjects and it makes CBSE 10th board exam preparation easy and will be helping you to manage your time and study in an organized manner.

  • Subjects Include: CBSE 10th syllabus includes important subjects like Science, Maths, Social Science, Hindi, English, Information & Technology and Foundation of Information Technology are there in subject groups.

CBSE 10th Syllabus for English Communicative Subject :

Section Wise Weightage in English Communicative Syllabus


Total Weightage


A. Reading Skills


B. Writing Skills with Grammer


C. Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text


CBSE 10th Board English Communicative Questions Pattern:



Reading Skills 

Q1: A Factual passage (8 Very Short Answer Questions): 8 Marks

Q2: A Discursive passage (Four Short Answer Questions and Four Very Short Answer Questions): 12 Marks





Writing & Grammer





Q3: Diary/Article (Based on MCB): 8 Marks

Q4: Short Story Based on Clues: 12 Marks

Q5: Gap Filling with One or Two Words: 3 Marks

Q6: Editing or Omission: 4 Marks

Q7: Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation: 3 Marks


Literature Textbook and Extended Reading 



Q8: One out of Two Extracts from Prose/Poetry/Play (4 Very Short Answer Questions): 4 Marks

Q9: Four Short Answer Questions from the Literature Reader: 8 Marks

Q10: One out of Two Long Answer Type Questions: 8 Marks

Q11: One out of Two Very Long Answer Question on Prescribed Novel: 10 Marks

CBSE 10th Board English Language & Literature Syllabus 2019:


Literature Reader


  • Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger

  • The Letter

  • A Shady Plot

  • Patol Babu

  • Virtually True


  • The Frog and the Nightingale

  • Mirror

  • Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments

  • Ozymandias

  • The Rime of Ancient Mariner

  • Snake


  • The Dear Departed

  • Julius Caesar

Main Course Book

  • Health and Medicine

  • Education

  • Science

  • Environment

  • Travel and Tourism

  • National Integration

Extended Reading Texts – (either one)

Diary of a Young Girl – 1947

June 12, 1942, to March 14, 1944

by Anne Frank (unabridged edition)

Published by CBSE

Diary of a Young Girl – 1947

March 16, 1944, to August 01, 1944

by Anne Frank (unabridged edition)

Published by CBSE

The Story of My Life – 1903 Chapters 1-14 by Helen Keller (unabridged edition)

The Story of My Life – 1903 Chapters 15-23 by Helen Keller (unabridged edition)

WORKBOOK* – Suggested Break-up of Units for the purpose of classroom teaching only – NOT FOR TESTING (see the following note).

  • Determiners

  • Tenses

  • Subject-Verb Agreement

  • Non-Finites

  • Relatives

  • Connectors

  • Conditionals

  • Comparison

  • Avoiding Repetition

  • Nominalization

  • Modals

  • Active and Passive

  • Reported Speech

  • Prepositions

CBSE 10th Syllabus PDF 2019: 

Please find:-

CBSE syllabus for class 10th English.

CBSE Syllabus for class 10th Hindi.

CBSE syllabus for class 10th Math.

CBSE syllabus for class 10th Social Science.

CBSE syllabus for class 10th Science.

CBSE 10th Syllabus(Updated) 2019

Subject Name

Download Syllabus

English Communicative, English Language and Literature






Social Science




CBSE 10th Syllabus for Hindi(A) Subject Weightage 2019 :

Section Wise Weightage in Hindi A Syllabus


Total Weightage

(80 marks)

खंड ‘क’ - पठन कौशल

15 marks

खंड ‘ख’ - व्याकरण 

15 marks

खंड ‘ग’ - पाठ्यपुस्तक से प्रश्न

30 marks

खंड ‘घ’ - लेखन

20 marks.

CBSE 10th Board Hindi "A" Syllabus 2019:

CBSE 10th Board Hindi Syllabus ACBSE Class 10th Hindi Syllabus A

CBSE 10th Board Hindi Syllabus A

CBSE 10th Board Hindi Syllabus ACBSE 10th Board Hindi Syllabus A

CBSE Class 10 Board Hindi "B" Syllabus 2019:

CBSE 10th Board Hindi Syllabus B

CBSE Class 10th Board Hindi Syllabus B

CBSE Class 10th Board Hindi Syllabus B

CBSE Class 10th Board Hindi Syllabus b

CBSE Class 10th Board Hindi Syllabus B

CBSE 10th Syllabus for Science 2019:

Science subject CBSE 10th Syllabus

Internal Assessment (SA+FA).

Annual Examination.

Practical Test.

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2019 (Unit Wise Weightage) :

Unit No.

Unit Name



Chemical Substances - Nature and Behaviour



World of Living



Natural Phenomena



Effects of Current



Natural Resources






Internal assessment



Grand Total


CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2019 (Updated Unit and Topic Wise Syllabus)




1. Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

Chemical Reaction

Chemical reactions: Chemical equation, Balanced chemical equation, an implication of a balanced chemical equation, types of chemical reactions: Combination, decomposition, displacement, double displacement, precipitation, neutralization, oxidation, and reduction.

Acids, bases and salts

Their definitions in terms of furnishing of H+ and OH- ions, General properties, examples and uses, 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.

Metals and nonmetals

Properties of metals and non-metals; Reactivity series; Formation and properties of ionic compounds; Basic metallurgical processes; Corrosion and its prevention.

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

Needs 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.





Unit 2: World of Living   

Life processes

‘Living Being’. A basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport, and excretion in plants and animals.

Control and co-ordination in animals and plants

Topic movements in plants; Introduction of plant hormones; Control and co-ordination in animals; Nervous system; Voluntary, involuntary and reflex action; Chemical co-ordination: animal hormones.


 Reproduction in animals and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health-need and methods of family planning. Safe sex vs HIV / AIDS. Childbearing and women’s health.

Heredity and Evolution

Heredity; Mendel’s contribution - Laws for an inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction; Basic concepts of evolution.








Unit- 3 - 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, a refractive index

Refraction of light by a 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.

Unit - 4- Effects of Current

Electric current, potential difference, an electric current. Ohm’s law; Resistance, resistivity, Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends. Series combination of resistors, a 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, Electric Motor, Electromagnetic induction. The induced potential difference, Induced current. Fleming’s Right Hand Rule, Electric Generator, Direct Current. Alternating current: frequency of AC. An 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 in the conservation of natural resources. Big dams: advantages and limitations; alternatives, if any. Water harvesting. Sustainability of natural resources.

CBSE 10th Syllabus for Science (Practical Topics) 2019:

List of Experiments

1. Finding the pH of the following samples by using pH paper / universal indicator:

  • Dilute Hydrochloric Acid
  • Dilute NaOH solution
  • Dilute Ethanoic Acid Solution
  • Lemon juice
  • Water
  • Dilute Hydrogen Carbonate solution

Studying the properties of acids and bases (HCl & NaOH) by their reaction with :

  • Litmus solution (Blue/Red)
  • Zinc metal
  • Solid sodium carbonate



2. Performing and observing the following reactions and classifying them into:

  1. Combination reaction

  2. Decomposition reaction

  3. Displacement reaction

  4. Double displacement reaction

  • Action of water on quicklime
  • The action of heat on ferrous sulphate crystals
  • Iron nails kept in the copper sulphate solution
  • The reaction between sodium sulphate and barium chloride solutions

3. Observing the action of Zn, Fe, Cu, and Al metals on the following salt solutions:

a) ZnSO4 (aq)

(b) FeSO4 (aq)

(c) CuSO4 (aq)

(d) Al2(SO4)3 (aq)

Note: Arranging Zn, Fe, Cu and Al (metals) in the decreasing order of reactivity based on the above result.

4. Studying the dependence of potential difference (V) across a resistor on the current (I) passing through it and determine its resistance. Also plotting a graph between V and I.

5. Determination of the equivalent resistance of two resistors when connected in series and parallel.

6. Preparing a temporary mount of a leaf peel to show stomata.

7. Experimentally show that carbon dioxide is given out during respiration.

8. Study of the following properties of acetic acid (ethanoic acid):

  • odour
  • solubility in water
  • effect on litmus
  • reaction with sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

9. Study of the comparative cleaning capacity of a sample of soap in soft and hard water.

10. Determination of the focal length of :

  • Concave mirror
  • Convex lens

11. Tracing the path of a ray of light passing through a rectangular glass slab for different angles of incidence. Measure the angle of incidence, an angle of refraction, angle of emergence and interpret the result.

12. Studying (a) binary fission in Amoeba, and (b) budding in yeast with the help of prepared slides.

13. Tracing the path of the rays of light through a glass prism.

14. Finding the image distance for varying object distances in case of a convex lens and drawing corresponding ray diagrams to show the nature of the image formed.

15. Identification of the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed (Pea, gram or red kidney bean).


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