Tamil Nadu 10th Syllabus 2020
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 - 5:54 p.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal
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Tamil Nadu 10th Syllabus 2020 - Directorate of Government Examination has released the new TN 10th syllabus for 2020 exams. This article provides the new Tamil Nadu SSLC syllabus 2020 for all subjects: Tamil, English, Science, Social Science, and Mathematics. Students must follow the new TN 10th 2020 syllabus to prepare for the board exams as question paper will be prepared on the basis of same. Tamil Nadu 10th syllabus 2020 is available in the form of pdf in Tamil and English medium as well. It elaborates the topics and sub-topics of each subject need to be studied to ace TN SSLC 2020 exams. Tamil Nadu SSLC syllabus 2020 also provides detailed information regarding the exam pattern which makes students aware important aspects of an exam such as duration, marking scheme etc. To get comprehensive knowledge of Tamil Nadu 10th syllabus 2020 along with exam pattern and preparation tips check below.

Latest: Tamil Nadu SSLC Time Table 2020 released. Exams will be conducted from March 17 to April 9, 2020.

TN 10th Syllabus 2020 for all subjects (Topic/Subtopics)

Knowing what the topics and subtopics to study for an exam, is a good strategy to prepare well. Students should go through the following table to get list of exact topics and subjects to study:

TN SSLC Syllabus for Mathematics

The topics and sub-topics need to study for Maths subject are given below:



Relations and functions

Ordered Pair, Cartesian product, Relations, Functions, representation and types of Functions

Numbers and Sequences

Euclid’s Division Lemma and Algorithm, Modular Arithmetic, Sequences, AP, Seris, GP


Simultaneous Linear Equations in three variables, GCD and LCM of Polynomials, Rational expressions, Square Root of Polynomials, Quadratic Equations and Graph, etc.


Similarity, Thales Theorem and Angle Bisector Theorem, Pythagoras Theorem, Circles and Tangents, Concurrency Theorems

Coordinate Geometry

Area of a Triangle, Area of a Quadrilateral, Inclination of a Line, Straight Line, General Form of a Straight Line


Trigonometric Identities, Heights and Distances


Surface Area, Volume, Volume and Surface Area of Combined Solids, Conversion of Solids from one shape to another

with no change in Volume

Statistics and Probability

Measures of Dispersion, Coefficient of Variation, Probability, Algebra of Events, Addition Theorem of Probability

Tamil Nadu 10th Syllabus 2020 - Social Science

History, Geography, Civics and Economics are the integral part of social science. Chapters covered in these parts are tabulated below:

Part Name

Chapters Covered


  • Outbreak of World War I and Its Aftermath

  • The World between two World Wars

  • World war II

  • The World after World War II

  • Social and Religious Reform Movements in the 19th Century


  • India - Location, Relief and Drainage

  • Climate and Natural Vegetation of India

  • Components of Agriculture

  • Resources and Industries

  • India - Population, Transport, Communication and Trade


  • Indian Constitution

  • Central Government

  • State Government


  • Gross Domestic Product and its Growth: an Introduction

  • Globalization and Trade

TN 10th Syllabus for Science

Chapters/Topics covered in this subject, are provided below:

Laws of Motion


Thermal Physics



Nuclear Physics

Atoms and Molecules

Periodic Classification of Elements


Types of Chemical Reactions

Carbon and its Compounds

Plant Anatomy and Plant Physiology

Structural Organisation of Animals

Transportation in Plants and Circulation in Animals

Nervous System

Plant and Animal Hormones

Reproduction in Plants and Animals


Origin and Evolution of Life

Breeding and Biotechnology

Health and Diseases

Environmental Management

Visual Communication

Tamil Nadu SSLC Syllabus 2020 for Engish

There will be 5 sections in the exam of English Subject and topics need to study for these sections are given below:



Section A

Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Lexical

Section B

Grammar, Filling in, Transform, Punctuation

Section C

Prose, Textual Comprehension, Paragraph

Section D

Poetry, Memory, Comprehension, Paragraph

Section E

Language. Functions, Normal Comprehension, Error Spot

Download Tamil Nadu Class 10th Syllabus 2020 pdf

Students can download TN 10th Syllabus in Tamil and English medium using links given in the following table:


Syllabus (English medium)

Syllabus (Tamil medium)


Download here

Download here

Social Science

Download here

Available soon


Download here

Download here


Download here


Download here

Tamil Nadu SSLC Exam Pattern 2020

DGE prescribed the pattern of 10th class exams along with TN 10th syllabus. It illustrates that each exam will be held for 100 marks and 2 hours and 30 minutes is allocated to write the exam. However 15 minutes are given extra for reading of question paper and Verification of Particulars by the candidates. To pass the SSLC exam, candidates need to score a minimum marks of 35 in each subject. However, for the optional language papers such as Telugu, Arabic, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, French and Urdu, passing mark is not prescribed. Subject-wise exam pattern is explained below:




Maximum Marks

Minimum Marks to be

obtained for pass

Part I

Tamil (Compulsory)

Paper I



Tamil (Compulsory)

Paper II


Part II


Paper I




Paper II


Part III







Social Science



Part IV

Optional Language

Telugu, Arabic, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Gujarati Sanskrit, Tamil, French and Urdu


Not Prescribed

Download TN 10th Text-Books 2020 (All subjects - English/Tamil Medium)

TN 10th textbooks for 10th class are also available to download for all the subjects. Candidates can download these books in English and Tamil medium using the links given below.

Book Name

English Version

Tamil Version


Click here

Click here

Social Science

Click here

Available soon


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Tamil Nadu 10th Class 2020 Preparation Tips

To perform better in forthcoming exams students must follow the preparation tips given below:

  • Go through the latest TN SSLC syllabus 2020 and exam pattern to prepare for exam.

  • Make a proper study plan to manage time which is an important factor.

  • Make a note of all formulas and important topics need to study.

  • Clear each doubt with the help of school teacher or friend.

  • Go through Tamil Nadu SSLC Question Papers to practise with types of questions asked in the exam. It will also make students familiar with important topics of Tamil Nadu 10th Syllabus 2020.

  • Solve as many as sample papers to increase the speed of writing as exam will be conducted in pen and paper mode.

  • Lastly, take out time to rejuvenate yourself by involving in some sports. Avoid taking stress as health is more important.

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