NCERT Books for Class 10 Social Science
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 - 12:02 p.m. IST by Bilwma.basumatary
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NCERT Books for Class 10 Social Science - National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) publishes the Class 10th Social Science Books that are followed by all CBSE schools across the country. The NCERT Class 10th Social Science books are framed under the National Curriculum Framework. NCERT Social Science books for Class 10th comprises of important chapters and topics that are mentioned in the CBSE class 10 Syllabus in simple words. These books are specially designed as per the understanding level of Class 10th students. Hence, students should cover the class 10th syllabus from NCERT books only. Moreover, the CBSE Class 10 question papers and some scholarship exam papers such as KVPY, NTSE, etc are created on the basis of topics covered in NCERT books for Class 10 Social Science.

One can be sure of scoring good marks in the exam by studying thoroughly the complete textbook. The link to download the officially prescribed NCERT Books for Class 10 Social Science is provided below along with some important preparation tips to ace the exam. Link to download books of CBSE Class 10 Social Science are provided for the convenience of the students.

NCERT Social Science Book class 10

Students before downloading the Class 10 NCERT Social Science Book must first know the complete syllabus of Class 10 Social Science. One can find the NCERT syllabus for Social Science from the table below. The syllabus of Social Science are being covered through four sections as follows:

• Economics

• Political Science

• History

• Geography

NCERT syllabus for 10th Social Science

To download the detailed syllabus, click NCERT syllabus for class 10 social science

NCERT Books for Class 10 Social Science

For the ease of students, chapterwise separate links are given below which enable students to download and go through the chapters they wishes to study first. One can also download the complete NCERT 10th class book Social Science given below the table.

History Book



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History (India and The Contemporary World – II)

Chapter 1: The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

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Chapter 2: The Nationalist Movement in Indo – China

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Chapter 3: Nationalism in India

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Chapter 4: The Making of a Global World

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Chapter 5: The Age of Industrialisation

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Chapter 6: Work, Life and Leisure

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Chapter 7: Print Culture and The Modern World

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Chapter 8: Novels, Society and History

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Geography book



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Geography (Contemporary India – II)

Chapter 1: Resources and Development

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Chapter 2: Forest and Wildlife Resources

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Chapter 3: Water Resources

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Chapter 4: Agriculture

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Chapter 5: Minerals and Energy Resources

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Chapter 6: Manufacturing Industries

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Chapter 7: Lifelines of National Economy

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Political Science book



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Political Science (Democratic Politics -II)

Chapter 1: Power Sharing

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Chapter 2: Federalism

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Chapter 3: Democracy and Diversity

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Chapter 4: Gender, Religion and Caste in Politics

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Chapter 5: Popular Struggles and Movements

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Chapter 6: Political Parties

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Chapter 7: Outcomes of Democracy

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Chapter 8: Challenges to Democracy

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Economics book



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Economics (Understanding Economic Development)

Chapter 1: Development

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Chapter 2: Sectors of the Indian Economy

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Chapter 3: Money and Credit

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Chapter 4: Globalisation and the Indian Economy

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Chapter 5: Consumer Rights

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Download complete NCERT Books for Class 10 Social Science


Links for complete Class 10 NCERT Social Science Book

Contemporary India

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Understanding Economic Development

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India and the Contemporary World-II

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Democratic Politics

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How to Prepare from NCERT Books for Class 10 Social Science to score high?

  • Before you start your preparation, ensure that you have all the textbooks of Social Science along with your class notes.
  • Make a list of all the important chapters and topics from which most of the questions are asked in the exam.
  • Practice previous years question papers. Go through CBSE Class 10 Question Papers to be aware of the frequently asked questions.
  • Go through the CBSE 10th Exam Pattern. All the sections of Social Science carry a weightage of 20 marks each in the Boards exam that is a total of 80 marks for theory paper and 20 marks for internal assessment.
  • Learn and revise the important events and dates of history with the help of flow charts. This will help you to remember well.
  • Sections such as Economics and Civics deal with current affairs. So, one needs to keep themselves updated with the latest current affairs.
  • Practice the diagrams well.
  • Complete studying the prescribed NCERT Books for Class 10 Social Science and keep ample time for revision before the exams.

Also, check NCERT books class 10 of other subjects

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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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