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Karnataka board publishes the SSLC exam syllabus on its official website. In 2020, the Karnataka board announced a 30% reduction in the class 10th syllabus to compensate for the academic loss incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates can visit the website to download the updated syllabus files.

The syllabus helps the candidates to gain confidence and also complete the portions on time. It increases the accuracy of the exam preparations. Find out more details about the Karnataka board 10th syllabus 2021 on this page.

 

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Karnataka SSLC/10th Syllabus 2021 (Subject-wise)

Karnataka education board frames the detailed syllabus for the SSLC exams before the commencement of each academic session. Students study three compulsory subjects and languages in class 10th. The compulsory subjects are Maths, Science, Social Science. In contrast, three languages are named First Language, Second Language, and Third Language, in which students can select one language each from the options provided by the board. 

The syllabus is an important document for students as it provides information on the chapter included, marking scheme, exam pattern, the blueprint of the subject, and many more. Therefore, students are advised to go through the syllabus before the academic session begins to be aware of the chapters being taught and plan a study schedule accordingly to maintain clarity of concepts. In addition, students can find a detailed syllabus of the compulsory subjects in the following sections.

Karnataka SSLC Syllabus 2021 for Mathematics

Mathematics is a subject that requires a great hold on various formulas and concepts. It is easy to score good marks if a student understands the hypothesis and concepts and practices numerical problems consistently. We have provided Karnataka SSLC Maths chapter-wise syllabus and marks distribution below: 

Chapter No.

Chapters

Marks Allotted

1.

Triangles

8

2.

Pair of Linear equations in two variables

8

3.

Surface areas and volumes

7

4.

Statistics

6

5.

Quadratic equations

6

6.

Polynomials

6

7.

Arithmetic progressions

6

8.

Introduction to Trigonometry

5

9.

Constructions

5

10.

Coordinate Geometry

5

11.

Real numbers

4

12.

Some Applications of Trigonometry

4

13.

Probability

3

14.

Area Related to Circles

3

Total

80

Karnataka SSLC Syllabus 2021 for Science

Class 10th Science comprises three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Students must focus on all the subjects equally and understand the topics and hypothesis by heart. We have provided the Karnataka class 10th Science syllabus below to prepare for the exams accordingly:

Chapter No.

Chapter Names

Marks Allotted

1.

Electricity

7

2.

Light Reflection and Refraction

7

3.

Acids, Bases and Salts

6

4.

Metals and Non-metals

6

5.

Life Processes

6

6.

Magnetic Effects of Electric Current

6

7.

Carbon and its Compounds

6

8.

Heredity and Evolution

6

9.

Control and Coordination

5

10.

How do Organisms Reproduce

5

11.

Human Eye and the Colourful World

5

12.

Chemical Reaction and Equations

4

13.

Periodic Classification of Elements

3

14.

Sources of Energy

3

15.

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

3

16.

Our Environment

2

Total

80

Karnataka SSLC Syllabus 2021 for Social Science

Social Science is divided into four subjects: History, Geography, Political Science and Economics. Students can find the Karnataka SSLC syllabus for Social Science below:

Unit No.

Unit Names

 Topics Included

1.

India and the Contemporary World – II

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

2.

Contemporary India – II  

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)

3.

 Water Resources 

Sources, distribution, utilization, multi-purpose projects, water scarcity, need for conservation and management, rainwater harvesting. (One case study to be introduced)

4.

Agriculture  

Types of farming, major crops, cropping pattern, technological and institutional reforms; impact; the contribution of agriculture to national economy-employment and output.

5.

Minerals and Energy Resources

Types of minerals, distribution (Note: on a map only) use and economic importance of minerals, conservation, types of power resources: conventional and non-conventional, distribution and utilization, and conservation

6.

Manufacturing Industries  

Types, spatial distribution (Note: on the map only) contribution of industries to the national economy, industrial pollution, and degradation of the environment, measures to control degradation.

Download Karnataka SSLC Syllabus PDF

The board releases the SSLC syllabus on the official website. Therefore, we have provided the PDF files of the subjects given below to download and prepare for the exams accordingly.

Subjects

Download Link

Maths

PDF

Science

PDF

English

PDF

Social science

PDF

Kannada

PDF

Hindi

PDF

Karnataka SSLC Exam Pattern

Students have to appear for six exams in total, which includes three language papers in class 10th. Moreover, the exam duration is three hours with 15 minutes extra to read the question paper. Therefore, students are advised to go through the marking scheme of each subject given below and practise sample papers to finish the exam within the stipulated time. 

S. No.

Subjects

Marks

Total Marks

 

Theory

Practical/

Internal

1

Language Paper I -

Kannada, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Urdu

100

-

100

2

Language Paper II -

Kannada, English

80

20

100

3

Language Paper III -

Hindi, Kannada, English, Arabic, Urdu, Sanskrit, Konkani, Tulu

80

20

100

4

Maths

80

20

100

5

Science

80

20

100

6

Social Science

80

20

100

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2021 Preparation Tips

Karnataka class 10th board exams are important for a student. To help you prepare efficiently, here are a few tips that students can keep in mind while planning their study schedule to ace the upcoming board exams -

  • The comfort zone for every candidate depends upon their study environment.

  • Candidates need to make regular studying a habit. Studying every day helps the candidates to understand the subjects easily and also helps to avoid last-minute stress. 

  • Candidates need to extend their studying time during examinations. Every person has their learning style, which allows them to understand and help them absorb the concepts faster.

  • Reviewing and revising at least once a week is very advantageous for all candidates to score good marks. 

  • Never hesitate to ask doubts about anything on the subject topics. Candidates can talk to their guides and teachers about the things they don't understand.

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