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CBSE Syllabus 2021

CBSE reduced the syllabus content for the academic session of 2020-21 with a 30% cut for the courses from class 9th to 12th. The decision was made due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board will look to retain the core concepts of the courses intact besides this reduction. The Board is also planning to cut a 50% cut in their syllabus. But the Board has not published any official notification of that.

CBSE regulates and improves the syllabus once every five years. All CBSE affiliated public and private schools follow the NCERT curriculum. The latest CBSE class 10th syllabus and CBSE class 12th syllabus provide every detail about the new course structure under the NCERT curriculum. CBSE syllabus helps students understand the objectives of CBSE 10th and 12th Board examinations. CBSE syllabus for the 10th and 12th classes is based on the NCERT curriculum, and PDFs are available on this page.

CBSE 10th Syllabus for the Academic Year 2020-21

Below are the direct links to the CBSE board exam syllabus 2021 of the different subjects of class 10th in a PDF format:

Subject

PDF Link

Maths 2020-21

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Social Science 2020-21

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English 2020-21

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Science 2020-21

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Hindi Course A 2020-21

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Hindi Course B 2020-21

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CBSE 12th Syllabus for the Academic Year 2020-21

Below are the direct links to the CBSE board exam syllabus 2021 of the different subjects of class 12th in a PDF format:

Subjects

PDF Link

Biology Syllabus 2020-2021

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Maths 2020-2021

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Chemistry 2020-2021

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Economics 2020-2021

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English (Core) 2020-2021

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English (Elective) 2020-2021

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Hindi (Core) 2020-2021

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Hindi (Elective) 2020-2021

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Physics 2020-2021

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Accountancy 2020-2021

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How to Download CBSE 10th Syllabus 2021?

CBSE has updated the syllabus for the upcoming academic session. CBSE confirmed a 30% cut from the syllabus content to compensate for the loss incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the updated syllabus from the official website by following the procedure mentioned below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Board - cbse.nic.in

Step 2: Click on "Click for CBSE Website" and a new window will pop up.

Step 3: Candidates are required to click on the "Examination" tab in the primary menu.

Step 4: Under the drop-down menu, click on the "Curriculum/Syllabus" option.

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2021 .a

Step 5:  Candidates are required to click on the "Curriculum" option from the primary menu.

CBSE Class 10th Curriculum 2021

Step 6: A new page pops up with several options, select the "Secondary School Certificate Examination (IX - X)".

Step 7: Under the "Secondary School Certificate" tab, select the required Subject.

CBSE Class 10th Syllabus 2021

Step 8: Click on the required subject and download the PDF.

Step 9: Save and take the print out of the PDF for future reference.

How to Download CBSE 12th Syllabus 2021?

CBSE has updated the syllabus for the upcoming academic session. Students can download the revised syllabus from the official website using the following procedure:

Step 1: Visit the official website using the URL - cbse.nic.in and search for the CBSE website link.

CBSE Syllabus for class 10th and 12th 2021 .f

Step 2: Click on the "CBSE Website" highlighted and shown in the above picture.

Step 3: Click on the "Examination" tab from the primary menu to download the class 10th syllabus.

Step 4: Under the drop-down menu of the examination tab as shown in the snippet below, click on "Curriculum/Syllabus".

CBSE Syllabus for class 10th and 12th 2021 .g

Step 5: Students are required to click on the "Curriculum" section from the primary menu as shown in the snippet below.

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Step 6: New page appears on the screen with options for the syllabus of different classes, select the "Senior School Certificate Examination (XI-XII)" for the class 12th syllabus.

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Step 7: Under the "Secondary School Certificate Examination" tab, select the subject for which you want to view/download the syllabus.CBSE Syllabus for class 10th and 12th 2021 .j

Step 8: Click on the Languages to download the language syllabus and for academic elective subjects click on the academic elective and save the PDF of that syllabus file.

Step 9: Download and take a printout of the PDF for future reference.

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2021 Highlights

CBSE 10th syllabus 2021 Highlights

Conducting Authority

Central Board of Secondary Education 

Class

10th

Category

Syllabus

Official Website

cbse.nic.in

CBSE 12th Syllabus 2021 Highlights

CBSE 12th syllabus 2021 Highlights

Conducting Authority

Central Board of Secondary Education 

Class

12th

Category

Syllabus

Official Website

cbse.nic.in

CBSE Class 10th Subject List

Languages - (Group-L)

  • Arabic

  • Assamese

  • Bahasa Melayu

  • Bengali

  • Bhutia

  • Bodo

  • English - Language, and Literature

  • French

  • German

  • Gujarati

  • Gurung

  • Hindi Course-A

  • Hindi Course-B

  • Japanese

  • Kannada

  • Kashmiri

  • Lepcha

  • Limboo

  • Malayalam

  • Manipuri

  • Marathi

  • Mizo

  • Nepali

  • Odia

  • Persian

  • Punjabi

  • Rai

  • Russian

  • Sanskrit

  • Sindhi

  • Spanish

  • Sherpa

  • Tamang

  • Tamil

  • Tangkhul

  • Telugu AP

  • Telugu Telangana

  • Thai

  • Tibetan

  • Urdu Course A

  • Urdu Course B

Main Subjects - (Group-A1)

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Social Science

Other Academic Electives - (Group-A2)

  • Carnatic Music (Vocal)

  • Carnatic Music (Melodic Instruments)

  • Carnatic Music (Percussion Instruments)

  • Hindustani Music (Vocal)

  • Hindustani Music (Melodic Instruments)

  • Hindustani Music (Percussion Instruments)

  • Painting

  • Home Science

  • National Cadet Corps (NCC)

  • Computer Applications

  • Elements of Business

  • Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy

CBSE Class 12th Syllabus Subject List

Languages - (Group-L)

  • Arabic

  • Assamese

  • Bengali

  • Bhutia

  • Bodo

  • French

  • German

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi Core

  • Hindi Elective

  • English Core

  • English Elective

  • Japanese

  • Kannada

  • Kashmiri

  • Lepcha

  • Limboo

  • Malayalam

  • Manipuri

  • Marathi

  • Mizo

  • Nepali

  • Odia

  • Persian

  • Punjabi XI

  • Punjabi XII

  • Russian

  • Sanskrit XI Core

  • Sanskrit XI Elective

  • Sanskrit XII Core

  • Sanskrit XII Elective

  • Sindhi

  • Spanish

  • Tamil

  • Tangkhul

  • Telugu AP

  • Telugu Telangana

  • Tibetan

  • URDU CORE

  • URDU Elective

Academic Electives - (Group-A)

  • Accountancy

  • Biology

  • Bio-Technology

  • Business Studies

  • Carnatic Melodic

  • Carnatic Vocal

  • Carnatic Percussion

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science OLD XII

  • Computer Science New XI

  • Computer Science New XII

  • Dance

  • Economics

  • Engineering Graphics

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Applied-Commercial Art

  • Geography

  • Hindustani Melodic

  • Hindustani Percussion

  • Hindustani Vocal

  • History

  • Home Science

  • InfoPractices

    New XI

  • InfoPractices

    New XII

  • InfoPractices

    Old XII

  • Knowledge Tradition - Practices India

  • Legal Studies

  • Mathematics

  • NCC

  • Physical Education

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

CBSE Class 12 Subjects: Theory and Practical/Project Weightage Distribution 

Following is the Class 12th subjects' marks weightage for the students to refer to:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Allowed/Not allowed

Theory

Weightage

Project/Practical

Weightage

001

English elective

Allowed for private

candidate

100

-- 

029

Geography

Not allowed for private

candidate

70

30

030

Economics

Allowed for private

candidate

80

20

031

Carnatic music

(vocal)

Allowed for VH

Private Candidate of

Delhi Scheme only

30

70

039

Sociology

Allowed for private

candidate

80

20

041

Mathematics

Allowed for private

candidate

100

 

042

Physics

Not allowed for private

candidate

70

30

043

Chemistry

Not allowed for private

candidate

70

30

044

Biology

Not allowed for private

candidate

70

30

045

Biotechnology

Not allowed for private

candidate

70

030

054

Business Studies

Allowed for private

candidate

80

20

055

Accountancy

Allowed for private

80

20

064

Home Science

Allowed for private

female candidate of

Delhi Scheme

70

30

083

Computer Science

Not allowed for private

candidate

70

30

105

Bengali

Allowed for private

candidate

85

15

301

English core

Allowed for private

candidate

100

 

302

Hindi core

Allowed for private

candidate

100

 

785

Banking

Not allowed for private

candidate

60

40

796

Web applications

Not allowed for private

candidate

50

50

783

Marketing

Not allowed for private

candidate

60

40

771

Art & Science of Makeup & Retail

Not allowed for private

candidate

50

50

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