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ICSE Syllabus 2021

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) had earlier reduced the syllabus of selected subjects for the class 10th students. Now it is the second time the syllabus has been reduced further by the board for the current academic year by 25% for 2020-21 and the board exams of 2021.

The decision was taken by CISCE considering the loss of instructional hours in the current academic session due to the nationwide lockdown. The subject experts had reduced the syllabus under the council's guidance, assuring that the core concepts related to the subjects have been retained. The board has uploaded the reduced syllabus to its official website, and students can download the same for future reference.

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ICSE Syllabus 2021 Highlights

Candidates can go through the important dates & details given below to stay updated.

Board name

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

Class

ICSE (class10th) 

Category

ICSE syllabus 2020-21

Examination status

Cancelled

Official website

cisce.org

ICSE Subject-Wise Syllabus 2021

Find important information regarding the ICSE syllabus of compulsory subjects in this section.

Owing to the recommendations of the New Education Policy of 1986, the curriculum is entirely in English.

ICSE English Syllabus 2021

The ICSE syllabus 2021 for the English language (Paper 1 & Paper 2) are as follows: 

Paper No.

Topic

Paper 1 (English language)

Writing Section

Reading Section

Grammatical Section

Paper 2 (English literature)

Drama

Prose

Poetry

ICSE Second Language Syllabus 2021

The ICSE syllabus 2021 for the Second Language (Paper 1 & Paper 2) are as follows:

Languages Provided

Section

Topic

Ao-Naga, Assamese, Bengali, Dzongkha, Garo, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Kokborok, Lepcha, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tangkhul, Telugu, Urdu, or any other language of an Indian community approved by the Council

1

Composition Writing

Letter Writing

Comprehension

Grammar

2

Based on the prescribed text

ICSE History, Civics & Geographics Syllabus 2021

The ICSE syllabus 2021 for History and Civics (Paper 1) & Geographics (Paper 2) are as follows: 

Paper No

Part 1

Part 2

Paper 1 (History & Civics)

Whole Syllabus

Section A (Civics)

Section B (History)

The Union Legislature

The Indian National Movement (1857 - 1917)

The Union Executive

Mass Phase of the National Movement (1915 - 1947)

The Judiciary

The Contemporary World

Paper 2 (Geographics)

Topographical Map

Location, Extent and Physical features, Climate, Soil Resources, Natural Vegetation, Water Resources, Mineral, and Energy Resources, Agriculture, Manufacture Industries, Transport, and Waste Management 

Outline Map of India

ICSE Mathematics Syllabus 2021

The ICSE syllabus 2021 for Mathematics is as follows:

Sections

Topics

Section I & II

Commercial Mathematics

Algebra

Geometry

Mensuration

Trigonometry

Statistics

Probability

ICSE Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) Syllabus 2021

The ICSE syllabus 2021 for Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) is as follows:

Paper No

Topics

Paper 1 (Physics)

Force, Work, Power & Energy

Light

Sound

Electricity & Magnetism

Heat

Modern Physics

Paper 2 (Chemistry)

Periodic Properties & Variations of Properties - Physical & Chemical

Chemical Bonding

Study of Acids, Bases, & Salts

Analytical Chemistry

Mole Concept & Stoichiometry

Electrolysis

Metallurgy

Study of Compounds

Organic Chemistry

Paper 3 (Biology)

Basic Biology

Plant Physiology

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Population

Human Evolution

Pollution

ICSE Syllabus PDF Download

ICSE has a vast syllabus structure where candidates can choose between Science or Commerce streams. Candidates appearing for the board examination will have to study six subjects, including one to three papers for each. ICSE class 10 syllabus 2021 is available for the following subjects. Download the required syllabus PDFs using the links given below:

Sl.No

Subject 

 Syllabus PDF

1

French

Download

2

German

Download

3

Spanish

Download

4

History and Civics

Download

5

Geography

Download

6

Mathematics

Download

7

Physics

Download

8

Chemistry

Download

9

Biology

Download

10

Economics

Download

11

Commercial Studies

Download

12

Modern Foreign Language - Group II

Download

13

Classical Language

Download

14

Computer Applications

Download

15

Economic Applications

Download

16

Commercial Applications

Download

17

Art

Download

18

Performing Arts

Download

19

Home Science

Download

20

Cookery

Download

21

Fashion Designing

Download

22

Physical Education

Download

23

Technical Drawing Applications

Download

How to Download ICSE Syllabus 2021 PDFs?

Follow the steps mentioned below to download the class 10 ICSE syllabus 2021 PDFs from the official website.

Step 1: Visit the official portal of ICSE - cisce.org

Step 2: Click on the "ICSE (Class X)" option at the top of the page.

ICSE Syllabus 2021

Step 3: Candidates are required to click on the "Regulations & Syllabuses" under the ICSE option.

ICSE Syllabus 2021

Step 4: Click on the "Regulation & Syllabuses 2021" option.

ICSE syllabus 2021

Step 5: ICSE class 10 syllabus 2021 of various subjects will be opened as PDF on the new page, download, and save for future reference.

<< Click here to download new syllabus >>

ICSE 10th Subjects and Weightage

ICSE exam has three groups of papers. Group A has four compulsory subjects, group B has two optional Subjects, and group C has one optional subject. Group A and Group B will be based on an 80% + 20% marking scheme, and Group C will be based on a 50% + 50% marking scheme.

Kindly go through the following tables to better understand each group's core subjects and the distribution of marks for each subject. Candidates can also download the syllabus PDF files from the sections below.

ICSE Syllabus 2021 for Group A

ICSE syllabus 2021 for the group A paper is as follows: 

Subjects

Externals

Internals

English

80%

20%

Second Languages- Indian languages or Modern foreign languages

80%

20%

Social Sciences- History, Civics, and Geographics

80%

20%

ICSE Syllabus 2021 for Group B

ICSE syllabus 2021 for the group B paper is as follows:

Subjects

Externals

Internals

Mathematics

80%

20%

Science

80%

20%

Economics

80%

20%

Commercial Studies

80%

20%

Modern Foreign Languages

80%

20%

Classical Language

80%

20%

Environmental Science

80%

20%

ICSE Syllabus 2021 for Group C

ICSE syllabus 2021 for the group C paper is as follows:

Subjects

Externals

Internals

Computer Applications

50%

50%

Economic Applications

50%

50%

Commercial Applications

50%

50%

Art

50%

50%

Performing Arts

50%

50%

Home Science

50%

50%

Cookery

50%

50%

Fashion Designing

50%

50%

Physical Education

50%

50%

Yoga

50%

50%

Technical Drawing Applications

50%

50%

Environmental Applications

50%

50%

Modern Foreign Languages

50%

50%

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