CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 - 3:47 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh
#CBSE Class 10th

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 - CBSE Board releases the class 10 syllabus online for Maths, Science, Social Science, English, etc. The CBSE syllabus for class 10 exams contains all the topics and units to be covered during the academic session 2019-20. Before starting the preparation, students must have the entire CBSE 10th syllabus 2020. Also, cover all the topics and sections provided in the CBSE Class 10 syllabus 2020 without skipping any of the topics. As CBSE follows the CBSE syllabus for class 10th while creating the board exam question papers. The board will conduct the CBSE Class 10th exams 2020 from February 15. Hence, students are suggested to cover the complete CBSE Class 10 syllabus 2020 as early as possible so that they have ample time for revision.

According to the latest CBSE syllabus for Class 10, the board has allocated 80 marks for theory exams and 20 marks for Internal assessment. The internal assessment includes a periodic test of 10 marks, notebook submission of 5 marks and subject enrichment activities of 5 marks. The 80 marks paper would cover 100 per cent of the respective subject CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020. Scoring the 30 per cent marks separately in both board exam and internal assessment is necessary. The detailed CBSE syllabus for class 10 examinations contains important topics, marks distribution, prescribed books are mentioned here. Refer the subject wise CBSE 10th syllabus 2020-

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for Maths

Mathematics is one of the major subjects for Class 10th students. It requires more practice than other subjects. CBSE syllabus for Class 10 for Mathematics along with the marks distribution is provided below.

CBSE 10th Maths Syllabus 2020



Total Marks

Number System

Euclid’s division lemma, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic -statements after reviewing work done earlier and after illustrating and motivating through examples, Proofs of irrationality of Decimal representation of rational numbers in terms of terminating/non-terminating recurring decimals.

06 Marks


Arithmetic Progression- Derivation of the nth term and sum of the first n terms of A.P.

20 Marks

Quadratic Equations- Solutions of quadratic equations by factorization and by quadratic formula

Linear Equations in 2 variables


Coordinate Geometry

Lines in 2 dimensions, graphs of linear equations, Area of Triangle, Distance formula

06 Marks


Triangles, Circles, Construction, Theorems

15 Marks


Trigonometric ratios, Proof and applications of the Trigonometric identity, Height & Distance

12 Marks


Circle area, sectors, segments, problems based on area & perimeter, surface area, volume, cube, sphere

10 Marks

Statistics & Probability

Mean, median and mode, Cumulative frequency graph, Simple problems on finding the probability

11 Marks

CBSE 10th Maths Marks Distribution for Internal Assessments

Check the marks allotted to Internal assessment sections. Students' overall performance exams will be evaluated in this section.

Internal Assessment

Pen Paper Test and Multiple Assessment (5+5)

10 Marks


05 Marks

Lab Practical

05 Marks

Prescribed Books for CBSE Class 10th Maths

Students should cover the entire CBSE Class 10 Syllabus of Mathematics from the given prescribed books. Referring to many books can lead to confusion.

  • Mathematics -Textbook for class X -NCERT Publication

  • Guidelines for Mathematics Laboratory in Schools, class X -CBSE Publication

  • Mathematics exemplar problems for class X, NCERT publication

Also read, CBSE Class 10th Maths Reference Books

CBSE Class 10 syllabus 2020 for Science

Being a mind grilling subject, more focus on numerical and practical applications are required. Students should thoroughly check the given CBSE syllabus for Class 10 Science subject to know what to prepare and what not to. Also refer, CBSE 10th Exam Pattern to get a detailed overview-

CBSE 10th Science Syllabus 2020



Total Marks

Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

25 Marks

World of Living

23 Marks

Natural Phenomena

Reflection of light, Refraction; Laws of refraction, dispersion of light, defects of vision and their corrections,

12 Marks

Electric Current & Magnetic Effects

  • Electric current,
  • Ohm’s law,
  • potential difference,
  • Interrelation between P, V, I and R,
  • Series & Parallel combination of resistors & capacitors,
  • Fleming’s Left Hand Rule, Electric Motor,
  • Alternating current: frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over D

13 Marks

Natural Resources

  • Sources of energy,
  • Eco-system,
  • Coal and Petroleum conservation,
  • Environmental problems,
  • Water harvesting,
  • Ozone depletion

07 Marks

CBSE 10th Science Marks Distribution for Internal Assessments

Internal Assessment

Periodic Assessment

10 Marks


05 Marks

Subject Enrichment (Practical Work)

05 Marks

Prescribed Books for CBSE Class 10th Science

CBSE Board has prescribed the given books for Class 10th Science subjects. Students should only follow given books for board exam preparation as the question papers will be prepared from these books only. Also, students can find the complete CBSE Class 10 Syllabus of Science in the given books-

Also, Read Science Reference Books for Class 10th

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for English

English curriculum helps in improving the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of a student. Following the right CBSE syllabus for Class 10 Science consists of the important chapters of Grammar, different writing and reading sections, etc. Refer the below table for details to improve the CBSE Class 10 result-

CBSE 10th English Syllabus 2020





A factual passage of 300-350 words with 08 Objective Questions

20 Marks

Discursive passages of 350-400 words with 04 Short Answer Type Questions


Article/Descriptive Paragraph Writing, Story writing

30 Maks


Tenses, Modals, Use of passive voice, Subject-verb concord, Reporting, Commands and requests, Statements, Questions, Clauses, Determiners, Prepositions

Literature & Supplementary Text books

5 Short Questions, 1 Long Question from book Beehive and one from book Moments

30 Marks

Prescribed Books for Class 10th English

Along with the above NCERT books, students should also follow a few books for improving grammar and writing skills. These best English reference books for class 10 help in scoring good in the Grammatical section.

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for Hindi

Hindi is further divided into two courses, a few schools prefer Course ‘A’ while others follow the Course ‘B’. Below we have provided the CBSE syllabus for class 10 Hindi along with the marking scheme of both courses

CBSE Class 10 Hindi Course ‘B’ Syllabus & Marking Schemes



CBSE Class 10 Hindi Course ‘A’ Syllabus & Marking Schemes

Students should follow the relative course syllabus to make the most of the given CBSE syllabus for Class 10 Hindi exams-


CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for Social Science

Social Science is a complete theory subject. To crack the exams, regular revision is required. Below are the important topics of CBSE syllabus for Class 10 social science and the marks distributions-

CBSE 10th Social Science Syllabus 2020



Total Marks

India and the Contemporary World –II

  • The Rise of Nationalism in Europe, Nationalism in India,
  • The Making of a Global World,
  • The Age of Industrialization,
  • Print Culture and the Modern World


Contemporary India –II

  • Resources and Development,
  • Forest and Wildlife,
  • Water Resources,
  • Agriculture,
  • Minerals and Energy Resources,
  • Manufacturing Industries,
  • Life Lines of National Economy


Democratic Politics -II

  • Power Sharing,
  • Federalism,
  • Democracy and Diversity,
  • Gender,
  • Religion and Caste,
  • Popular Struggles and Movements,
  • Political Parties,
  • Outcomes of Democracy & Challenges


Understanding economic development

  • Development,
  • Sectors of the Indian Economy,
  • Money and Credit,
  • Globalization and the Indian Economy,
  • Consumer Rights




CBSE 10th Social Science Marks Distribution for Internal Assessments

Internal Assessment

Periodic Assessment (Pen & Paper test)

Assessment through Quiz, Debate, Viva, Group Discussion, Peer Assessment, Self-Assessment, etc

10 Marks


Classwork, Assignments, Achievements of students

05 Marks

Subject Enrichment (Practical Work)

Project work

05 Marks

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for Home Science

Home Science is one of the elective subjects. The total marks of question papers are 100 comprising 70 marks for theory and 30 marks for practical exam. Refer the given table for checking the CBSE syllabus for Class 10 Home Science

CBSE 10th Home Science Syllabus 2020

Human Growth & Development – II
  • Adolescents and Adulthood
  • Problems of Adolescents
Management of Resources
  • Time Management
  • Energy Management
  • Fatigue and work Simplification
  • Family Income & Types
Food and Personal Hygiene
  • Principles of hygienic handling of food
  • Hygiene in kitchen
  • Personal hygiene of food handler
  • Hygiene during food storage
Meal Planning
  • Concept of Meal Planning
  • Factors affecting meal planning
  • Basic food groups
  • Use of food groups in planning a balanced diet,
Food Safety and Consumer Education
  • Food Safety
  • Mal-practices of traders
  • Food adulteration
  • Consumer Rights and problems faced by consumer
  • Sources of Consumer Education
Care and Maintenance of Fabrics and Apparel
  • Cleaning and finishing agents
  • Stain Removal
  • Storage of cotton, silk, wool and synthetics
  • Readymade garments



CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for Computer Application

Computer Application paper comprises of 70 marks practical paper and 30 marks written exam. Students need to pass both the sections with minimum qualifying marks to pass the paper. Refer the given table for CBSE syllabus for Class 10 Computer Application-

CBSE 10th Computer Application Syllabus 2020

  • Internet
  • Services available on the internet
  • Web Services
  • Mobile technologies
5 Marks
Font tags
Insert images
HTML Forms
Embed audio and video in a HTML page
Create a table using the tags
Cascading style sheets
12 Marks
Cyber ethics
  • Netiquette
  • Software licenses and the open source software movement
  • Intellectual property rights, plagiarism and digital property rights
  • Freedom of information and the digital divide
  • E-commerce
5 Marks
Scratch/Python Theory
  • Revision of the basics of Scratch
  • Sprite, tempo, variables, and events
  • Create games, animated images, stories and songs
  • Update variables repeatedly
  • Revision of Python basics
  • Loops
  • Conditionals
8 Marks
  • Create static web pages
  • Work with HTML forms
70 Marks

Total100 Maths

How to Prepare with CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020?

The CBSE class 10th preparation starts with the syllabus of all subjects. Without the proper knowledge of what to cover on a priority basis. After getting the details of CBSE syllabus for class 10, students should follow the given CBSE Class 10th preparation tips to get the maximum benefits

  • Make a Timetable- Striking in dark won’t lead you anywhere. Hence, before starting the preparation, list down the high weightage topics and divide your daily time smartly. Make sure you follow the study schedule strictly to complete the entire CBSE Class 10 syllabus 2020 before 01 months prior to the exam dates mentioned in date sheet

  • Make Flash Cards/ Notes- Handwritten notes are the best way to understand the toughest topics in less time. These notes also make the revision process faster and easier. Hence, create short notes while preparing the CBSE syllabus for class 10.

  • Solve Last Year’s Papers- After completing the CBSE Class 10 syllabus 2020, students should solve last year's question papers and CBSE 10th Sample Papers. These sample papers and previous year papers help students to evaluate their preparation and identify the weak sections and work on them. It also gives an idea about the difficulty level of CBSE Class 10th question papers.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CBSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the passing criteria for CBSE 10th Board Exams 2020?


Students should obtain a minimum of 33% marks in both theory and practical of each subject to pass the class 10th examination.

Question: Does the CBSE syllabus for class 10 remain same for regular and compartment exam?


Yes, the CBSE 10th syllabus 2020 is the same for regular and compartment exams.

Question: When will CBSE 10th exams 2020 be held?


CBSE 10th exams will be held from February 15 to March 20, 2020.

Question: What is the CBSE Class 10 result date?


It is expected that CBSE 10th result will be announced in the first week of May 2020

Question: Till when should I complete the CBSE 10th syllabus 2020?


For better results, it is suggested to cover the complete CBSE syllabus for class 10 by December.

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Questions related to CBSE Class 10th

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I want preparatory 1st science question paper of 10th class

Hrisheekesh Singh 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Smitha,

You should carry forward your preparation of class 10th science exam in the following steps:-

1. Read a particular chapter through NCERT thoroughly.

2. Try solving the in-chapter exercises.

3. Memorize the formulae or equations orally.

4. Try writing those formulae and equations again and again.

5. Make notes of the chapter.

6. Try solving the end chapter exercises.

7. Keep revising your notes again and again to increase your remembering ability. Keep rewriting the formulae and equations also.

8. Be confident during the exam.

I hope this helps you,

Good Luck for your exam


what is the exam timing. Does CBSE pass all the student of class 10

Vikas gehlot 28th Jan, 2020

10 CBSE exam for class 10th will commence at 10:30 a.m.. the answer booklet will be distributed at 10:00 a.m.. question paper will be given at 10:15 and a 15 minute time will be provided to navigate the question paper once the clock ticks at 10:30 you will be allowed to write the answer.


I have studied commerce in class 11th CBSE but changed to PCB in 12th NIOS board. Will I be eligible for NEET or BPT?

AnkiT KunwaR 26th Jan, 2020
Hello Antraa,

Yes, this is very good news for you because NIOS candidates are eligible for NEET.Eaely there was restrictions for NIOS candidates but from 2019 the SC(Supreme Court) has put a stay on order that stops NIOS candidates from appearing in NEET Exam.
So, you can apply fir NEET 2020.

But for BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) a candidate needs to have done HSE (10+2) or equivalent from a recognized university.He/She should have pursued science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects securing a minimum aggregate score of 50%(General) or equivalent CGPA whereas (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

I hope this helps.

is 75%attendence is important?

ayush mishra 9th Jan, 2020

Hello Prabhjot!

The attendance criteria is strict and is followed in most cases in almost all the schools in the country. Since you have not completely specified your condition, I assume you are asking about Class 10 or 12 attendance regulations and in that case, CBSE and all other education boards have strict regulations, so you should not fiddle with them in ideal cases. However, if you have any medical or any other unavoidable circumstance, then you should contact higher authorities for help.


cbse class 10th school leaving certificate and migration certificate will required during neet counseling

chandra keerthi pothina 15th Dec, 2019

hey sejal

While reporting to the allotted college, candidates must submit the original copy of the required documents which can be are listed below-

  • NEET 2020 Admit Card

  • NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter

  • Class 10 certificate and mark sheet (for date of birth)

  • Class 12 certificate and mark sheet

  • ID proof (Aadhar/PAN Card/Driving License/Passport)

  • Eight passport size photographs

  • Provisional Allotment Letter

  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)

  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)

so you do not need to carry migration certificate

hope this helped

all the best

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