CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2020-21| Check Latest Exam Pattern

CBSE has released Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2020-21. To understand what you need to study to get good marks in the examination, you must need to check the syllabus and exam pattern. Here, we are providing Class 10 Syllabus for the new academic session 2020-21 that will make you aware of the topics given in social science syllabus.

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2020-21

The question paper will consist of 35 questions. All questions would be compulsory. There will be questions of assertion and reason, paragraph based and statement based also.

Units

Marks 
IIndia and the Contemporary World - II (History)20
IIContemporary India - II (Geography)20
IIIDemocratic Politics II (Political Science)20
IVEconomics  20
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Total
80
History

Section I - Events and Processes

• Chapter 1 - The Rise of Nationalism in Europe
→ The French Revolution and the Idea of the Nation
→ The Making of Nationalism in Europe
→ The Age of Revolutions: 1830-1848
→ The Making of Germany and Italy
→ Visualizing the Nation
→ Nationalism and Imperialism

• Chapter 2 - Nationalism in India
→ The First World War, Khilafat and Non-Cooperation
→ Differing Strands within the Movement
→ Towards Civil Disobedience
→ The Sense of Collective Belonging

Section II - Livelihoods, Economies and Societies (Any one chapter of the following)

• Chapter 3 - The Making of Global World (To be assessed in the Periodic Tests and not in Board Examination)
→ The Pre-modern world
→ The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914)
→ The Inter war Economy
→ Rebuilding a World Economy: The Post-War Era

• Chapter 4 - The Age of Industrialization (To be assessed in the Periodic Tests and not in Board Examination)
→ Before the Industrial Revolution
→ Hand Labour and Steam Power
→ Industrialization in the colonies
→ Factories Come Up
→ The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth
→ Market for Goods

Geography

• Chapter 1 - Resources and Development
→ Types of Resources
→ Development of Resources
→ Resource Planning in India
→ Land Resources
→ Land Utilization
→ Land Use Pattern in India
→ Land Degradation and Conservation Measures
→ Soil as a Resource
→ Classification of Soils
→ Soil Erosion and Soil Conservation

• Chapter 3 - Water Resources
Only Map Items

• Chapter 4 - Agriculture
→ Types of farming
→ Cropping Pattern
→ Major Crops
→ Technological and Institutional Reforms
→ Impact of Globalization on Agriculture

• Chapter 5 - Minerals and Energy Resources
Only Map Items

• Chapter 6 - Manufacturing Industries
→ Importance of manufacturing
→ Contribution of Industry to National Economy
→ Industrial Location
→ Classification of Industries
→ Spatial distribution
→ Industrial pollution and environmental degradation
→ Control of Environmental Degradation

• Chapter 7 - Lifelines of National Economy
→ Transport – Roadways,  Railways, Pipelines, Waterways, Airways
→ Communication
→ International Trade
→ Tourism as a Trade

Political Science

• Chapter 1 - Power Sharing
→ Case Studies of Belgium and Sri Lanka
→ Why power sharing is desirable?
→ Forms of Power Sharing

• Chapter 2 - Federalism
→ What is Federalism?
→ What make India a Federal Country?
→ How is Federalism practiced?
→ Decentralization in India

• Chapter 6 - Political Parties
→ Why do we need Political Parties?
→ How many Parties should we have?
→ National Political Parties
→ State Parties
→ Challenges to Political Parties
→ How can Parties be reformed?

• Chapter 7 - Outcomes of Democracy
→ How do we assess democracy’s outcomes?
→ Accountable,  responsive and legitimate government
→ Economic growth and development
→ Reduction of inequality and poverty
→ Accommodation of social diversity
→ Dignity and freedom of the citizens

Economics

• Chapter 1 - Development
→ What Development Promises - Different people different goals
→ Income and other goals
→ National Development
→ How to compare different countries or states?
→ Income and other criteria
→ Public Facilities
→ Sustainability of development

• Chapter 2 - Sectors of Indian Economy
→ Sectors of Economic Activities
→ Comparing the three sectors
→ Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sectors in India
→ Division of sectors as organized and unorganized
→ Sectors in terms of ownership: Public and Private Sectors

• Chapter 3 - Money and Credit
→ Money as a medium of exchange
→ Modern forms of money
→ Loan activities of Banks
→ Two different credit situations
→ Terms of credit
→ Formal sector credit in India
→ Self Help Groups for the Poor

• Chapter 4 - Globalization and the Indian Economy
→ Production across countries
→ Interlinking production across countries
→ Foreign Trade and integration of markets
→ What is globalization?
→ Factors  that  have enabled Globalisation
→ World Trade Organisation
→ Impact of Globalization on India
→ The Struggle for a fair Globalisation

• Chapter 5 - Consumer Rights (To be done as Project Work)

Chapters that have been removed from Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2020-21

History

• Chapter 3: The Making of a Global World
• Chapter 4: The Age of Industrialisation
(These Chapters to be assessed in the Periodic Tests and not in Board Examination.)
• Chapter 5: Print Culture and the Modern World (Complete Chapter)

Geography

• Chapter 2: Forest and Wildlife (Complete Chapter)
• Chapter 3: Water Resources (Complete Chapter except for Map Items which will be assessed in the Examination)
• Chapter 5: Mineral and Energy Resources (Complete Chapter except for Map Items which will be assessed in the Examination)

Civics

• Chapter 3: Democracy and Diversity (Complete Chapter)
• Chapter 4: Gender, Religion and Caste (Complete Chapter)
• Chapter 5: Popular Struggles and Movements (Complete Chapter)
• Chapter 8: Challenges to Democracy (Complete Chapter)

List of map items for Social Science

A. Subject – History: Outline Political Map of India

Chapter-3: Nationalism in India - (1918 – 1930). [For locating and labelling / Identification.]

1. Indian National Congress Sessions:
a. Calcutta (Sep. 1920)
b. Nagpur (Dec. 1920)
c. Madras (1927)

2. Important Centres of Indian National Movement
(Non-cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement)
a. Champaran (Bihar) - Movement of Indigo Planters
b. Kheda (Gujrat) - Peasant Satyagrah
c. Ahmedabad (Gujarat) - Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha
d. Amritsar (Punjab) - Jallianwala Bagh Incident
e. Chauri Chaura (U.P.) - calling off the Non Cooperation Movement
f. Dandi (Gujarat) - Civil Disobedience Movement

B. Subject-Geography: Outline Political Map of India

Chapter 1: Resources and Development (Identification only)
a. Major soil Types.

Chapter 3: Water Resources (Locating and Labelling)
Dams:
a. Salal
b. Bhakra Nangal
c. Tehri
d. Rana Pratap Sagar
e. Sardar Sarovar
f. Hirakud
g. Nagarjuna Sagar
h. Tungabhadra.

Note: Only map items of this chapter as listed above will be evaluated in Board Examination.

Chapter 4: Agriculture [Identification only]

(a) Major areas of Rice and Wheat.
(b) Largest / Major producer states of Sugarcane; Tea; Coffee; Rubber; Cotton and Jute.

Chapter: 5 Mineral and Energy Resources.

Power Plants: (Locating and Labelling only)

(a) Thermal:
Namrup
Talcher
Singrauli
Harduaganj
Korba
Uran
Ramagundam
Vijaywada
Tuticorin

(b) Nuclear:
Narora
Rawat Bhata
Kakrapara
Tarapur
Kaiga
Kalpakkam

Note: Only Map Items of this chapter as listed above will be evaluated in Board Examination.

Chapter 6: Manufacturing Industries [Locating and Labelling Only]

(1) Cotton Textile Industries:
Mumbai
Indore
Ahmedabad
Surat
Kanpur
Coimbatore
Madurai

(2) Iron and Steel Plants:
Burnpur
Durgapur
Bokaro
Jamshedpur
Raurkela
Bhilai
Vijaynagar

(3) Software Technology Parks:
Mohali
Noida
Jaipur
Gandhinagar
Indore
Mumbai
Pune
Kolkata
Bhubaneshwar
Vishakhapatnam
Hyderabad
Bangalore
Mysore
Chennai
Thiruvanantapuram
Bhadravati
Vishakhapatnam
Salem

Chapter 7 Lifelines of National Economy.y (Locating and Labelling)

Locating and Labelling:

Major Ports:
Kandla
Mumbai
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Marmagao
New Mangalore
Kochi
Tuticorin
Chennai
Vishakhapatnam
Paradip
Haldia
Kolkata

International Airports:
Amritsar (Raja Sansi)
Delhi (Indira Gandhi International)
Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji)
Thiruvanantapuram (Nedimbacherry)
Chennai (Meenam Bakkam)
Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)
Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)
Chennai (Meenam Bakkam)

Note: Items of Locating and Labelling may also be given for Identification.

Prescribed Books:

1. India and the Contemporary World-II (History) - Published by NCERT
2. Contemporary India II (Geography) - Published by NCERT
3. Democratic Politics II (Political Science) - Published by NCERT
4. Understanding Economic Development - Published by NCERT
5. Together Towards a Safer India - Part III, a textbook on Disaster Management - Published by CBSE

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