ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020-21 - The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board has released the ICSE syllabus for class 10th online. Students appearing for ICSE 10th exams must follow the prescribed ICSE Class 10 Syllabus to score high marks in the examination. ICSE board syllabus for class 10 comprises the subjects, important topics and marking scheme. The ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020 will help students to make a good preparation strategy. Students should complete the entire ICSE 2020 syllabus at least two months before the ICSE 10th exam. The question papers will be crafted on the basis of ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020-21 only. Read the article to know the important topics and marking scheme mentioned under ICSE Class 10 syllabus 2020-
To improve the overall performance in ICSE Class 10 result 2020, students should consider the given syllabus of various subjects. ICSE 10th Syllabus provides information about important topics that need to be prepared for the final board exams. Refer to the below section for subject-wise ICSE Class 10 syllabus 2020.
English exam has two papers English Language & Literature. Both papers comprise of 100 marks each including 80 marks for theory and 20 marks for internal assessment. Students have to solve each paper in 2 hours' duration. Check ICSE 10th English Syllabus 2020-
Paper 1- English Language
In paper 1, there will be 5 types of questions-
300-350 words paragraph to evaluate punctuation, syntax, the correctness of grammar and spelling.
Write an informal letter with address, introduction, conclusion, etc.
Write an e-mail or short notice based on the provided information.
Unseen passage- Students have to answer the asked questions by reading the provided passage.
Short answer type questions to evaluate candidates' knowledge of functional grammar, structure and English usage.
Paper 2- Literature in English
In this section, questions will be asked from 03 prescribed textbooks-
Biology is a theoretical examination where student’s retaining ability will be tested. Students have to memorize various facts and nomenclature to qualify the exam with good marks. Below check the ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020 for biology exams.
Cell Cycle and Cell Division, Structure of chromosome, Genetics
Imbibition, diffusion and osmosis, Transpiration, Photosynthesis, Chemical coordination in Plants
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Circulatory System, Excretory System, Nervous system, Endocrine System, Reproductive System
Population explosion in India; the need of control measures, population control.
Theories of Evolution: Lamarck’s theory of inheritance; Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.
Types of pollution and its sources, Biodegradable & Non-biodegradable wastes, Effects of pollution and control measure
There will be 6 units in the ICSE Class 10 Maths syllabus that students can check in the given section. Students should prepare each and every topic of the ICSE 10th syllabus 2020 to attain good marks. To achieve the same, students should make a study plan by considering the ICSE 10th Time table.
Goods and Services Tax, Banking, Shares & Dividends
Linear Inequations, Quadratic Equations, Ratio and Proportion, Factorisation of polynomials, Matrices, Arithmetic, and Geometric Progression, Co-ordinate Geometry
Similarity, Loci, Circles, Cyclic Properties, Tangent and Secant Properties
Heights and distances, solve/prove trigonometric expressions
Mean, Median, Mode. Histograms and Ogive
Area and volume of Cylinder, Cone and Sphere
Physics is a subject of natural science to understand the workings of the universe. It is one of the imperative subjects for students who want to pursue a career in science and research. Check the ICSE Class 10 Physics syllabus here-
Force, Work, Power and Energy
Turning forces concept, Gravity, Uniform circular motion, Work, energy, power and their relation, Different types of energy, Machines as force multipliers, Conservation of energy
Refraction of light, Total internal reflection, critical angle, Lenses,Electromagnetic
spectrum. Scattering of light
Reflection of Sound Waves, vibrations and Resonance, Loudness, pitch and quality of sound
Electricity and Magnetism
Ohm’s Law, Electrical power and energy, Household circuits, Magnetic effect of a current
Calorimetry, Latent heat; loss and gain of heat
Radioactivity, Nuclear fission and fusion
With a combination of the numerical and theoretical part, the ICSE Class 10 Chemistry syllabus 2020 is provided below. These topics will be considered while creating ICSE 10th question paper-
Periodic Properties and variations
Periodicity on the basis of atomic number, Periodic properties and their variations in
groups and periods
Electrovalent Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Coordinate Bonding
Study of Acids, Bases and Salts
Methods of preparation of Normal salts, Action of dilute acids, Types of salts, Ions present in mineral acids, alkalis and salts
The action of Ammonium Hydroxide and Sodium Hydroxide, Action of alkalis
Mole Concept and Stoichiometry
Gay Lussac’s Law of Combining Volumes; Avogadro’s Law, Vapour Density and its relation, Mole concept, Simple calculations
Electrolytes and non-electrolytes, Substances, Definition, and explanation of electrolysis, Applications of electrolysis
The occurrence of metals, metals extraction stages, Alloys, Extraction of Aluminium
Study of Compounds
Hydrogen Chloride, Ammonia, Nitric Acid , Sulphuric Acid
Introduction, Structure and Isomerism, Homologous series, Simple nomenclature, Hydrocarbons, Alcohols, Carboxylic acids
History & Civics paper consists of 80 marks theory paper and 20 marks internal assessment sections. The theory paper will be created on the given topics. Check ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for History & Civics
The Union Legislature
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Powers and functions of Union Parliament
The Union Executive
The President, The Vice-President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
The Supreme Court, High Courts, Subordinate Courts
The Indian National Movement (1857 – 1917)
The First War of Independence, Foundation of the Indian National Congress, First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907)
Mass Phase of the National Movement (1915-1947)
Non-Cooperation Movement, Forward Bloc and INA, Independence and Partition of India
The Contemporary World
The First World War, Rise of Dictatorships, The Second World War, United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement
ICSE Geography paper will consist of 2 parts of two hours duration carrying 80 marks. There will be an Internal assessment for 20 marks as well. Students can check the complete marks distribution in ICSE 10th exam pattern. Check the ICSE Class 10 Geography Syllabus 2020 with important topics below-
Interpretation of Topographical Maps, Map of India, Location, Extent and Physical features
Distribution of Temperature, Rainfall, winds and factors affecting the climate, Monsoon
Types of soil, Soil Erosion
Importance of forests, Types of vegetation, Forest conservation
Sources, Rainwater harvesting, Irrigation
Mineral and Energy Resources
Conventional Sources, Iron ore, Manganese, Copper, Bauxit, Hydel power, Non-conventional Sources
Indian Agriculture, Types of farming in India, Agricultural seasons, Climatic conditions, soil requirements,
methods of cultivation,
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