ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 - 2:05 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh
#ICSE 10th

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.
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ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020-21 (Subject-wise)

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.

ICSE Syllabus 2020 for Class 10 English

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-

  1. 300-350 words paragraph to evaluate punctuation, syntax, the correctness of grammar and spelling.

  2. Write an informal letter with address, introduction, conclusion, etc.

  3. Write an e-mail or short notice based on the provided information.

  4. Unseen passage- Students have to answer the asked questions by reading the provided passage.

  5. 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-

  • Prose

  • Drama

  • Poetry

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for Biology

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.

Basic Biology

Cell Cycle and Cell Division, Structure of chromosome, Genetics

Plant Physiology

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.

Human Evolution

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

ICSE 10th Maths Syllabus 2020

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.

Commercial Mathematics

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

ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020 for Physics

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

Modern Physics

Radioactivity, Nuclear fission and fusion

ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry

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

Chemical Bonding

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

Analytical Chemistry

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

Organic Chemistry

Introduction, Structure and Isomerism, Homologous series, Simple nomenclature, Hydrocarbons, Alcohols, Carboxylic acids

ICSE 10th Syllabus 2020 for History & Civics

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 Judiciary

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 Class 10 Syllabus 2020 for Geography

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-

Map Work

Interpretation of Topographical Maps, Map of India, Location, Extent and Physical features


Distribution of Temperature, Rainfall, winds and factors affecting the climate, Monsoon

Soil Resources

Types of soil, Soil Erosion

Natural Vegetation

Importance of forests, Types of vegetation, Forest conservation

Water Resources

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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How can I score 100 marks in computer? Actually I am a ready to bear the burnt of examination but then also model exam results of mine are getting low. If you know any way pls immediately assist me yeah.

anurag khanna 13th Feb, 2020

Dear student,

Scoring merely 100 marks is not a victory. If you have proper knowledge (Practical+Theoretical knowledge) of the subject then you can easily achieve as many marks as you want, not only in computer subject but in other subjects also. Earlier getting lower marks does not mean that you will always get lower marks. It is totally based upon your determination and hard work.

Computer is very practical subject which cannot be learnt theoretically so you have to focus on practical knowledge of that subject. For example, if you have to understand HTML coding then it is not possible to learn all the codes simultaneously, so what you can do is you have to learn the basics of HTML like how to start the coding, different points to be used, etc. then start doing that coding in your computer which makes you more comfortable with understanding the practical knowledge of HTML. Now, you can use that coding for different purposes which makes you much aware of that field. Similarly you can try this process with other topics also because if you are studying computer subject without making contact with a computer then it is not fruitful for you.

So if you face difficulty in theoretical learning then you can go for practical learning. Please keep in mind that bearing the pain is not an ultimate solution to any problem so there is no need to take tension in exams.

A relaxed mind can catch things easily and accurately as compared to the fatigue mind. So be cool, calm, relaxed and confident whatever you do.

Good Luck !!


Where did you get ICSE Class 10 Date Sheet? It is not available on ICSE official website. Why are you misleading the lakhs of students and parents for a few visits to your website?


Ashutosh, the ICSE and ISC time table for Board examination 2020 has been released on 11 December on their official website. You can visit their website https://www.cisce.org/ , go to the notice board and can download the date sheet from the link provided. Exams for class 10th start from 27th February 2020 with English Language and end on 30th March 2020 with Biology.


how to score 99% in tenth ICSE?

Abhishek Kumar 4th Dec, 2019

Hi Maitri,

First of all Its nice to hear that you are focusing on getting highest marks in your board exams. The base foundation of getting excellent marks in exams is the thought of achieving it. If you think of it then you could achieve it. As you have prepared the base the next thing to do is planning and making a strategy.

1. Start your routine by waking up early and doing meditation. This practice is for keeping you brain healthy and active while doing the hard work ahead.

2. Take syllabus and start making a study plan for every subject that have mix of chapters. For Ex- If you want to study Maths then take 3-4 chapters at once in which one will be easy, second be a little hard and remaining should be harder. This is because the first chapter will give you momentum, the second on will prepare you brain to function and remaining chapters will get carry on through this momentum. Do this for every subjects.

3. You don't have to do any harsh practice. Just do it smartly without counting of any hours you are studying. The more the merrier. You have to do it as better as you can. Just remember every topic and point is important. You don't have the luxury of slacking in between any chapters.

4. Studying is not a thing that can be done without interests. You have to love studying and desiring of learning more to create a bigger vessel inside yourself. This bigger vessel will help you to collect more and more with time.

5. Don't compromise on anything. Either it is study or health, you have to take care of both to keep you active mentally and physically.

6. If you want any shortcut or tricks then don't depend on other materials. Make it yourself. If you are able to do that then you will remember it for a longer period. You will also start enjoying it which the best part of studying with interest.

7. Lastly, Make a goal. Work for your goal and give it all to achieve that goal. Goals are one of the reasons that make a person successful in his/her path.

Wish you good luck for future.


ICSE 10th telugu sample paper 2018

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but we don't have ICSE 10th telegu sample papers for the year 2018 as required by you but yes we do have sample papers of ICSE 10th telegu for the year 2019 which is even better , you can get it and download it by going through our page , the link for the same page is given below :-



which is the roll number in icse 10th board index number or unique id ? it is required while filling jee main form

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 9th Sep, 2019

Hello aspirant,

The roll number od ICSE 10fh Board exam is your Unique ID, the ID with which you have checked your class 10 board results. Yes, it is required while feeling the form of any competitive examination. So, it is required while filling the JEE forma too.

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