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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2019-2020

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus for board exam 2020 is available here. Refer the latest CBSE syllabus to prepare only the relevant topics for half yearly and the board examinations.

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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus
CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus

Check latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 10 Social Science subject. The latest edition of CBSE Class 10 Social Science syllabus has some modifications done by the board so as to make learning process simple yet effective for students. There are a few chapters in class 10 Social Science which will not be evaluated in the board examinations. However, students will have to prepare those chapters for internal assessment. Therefore, to know all the minute details of the course structure, go through the latest syllabus of class 10 Social Science. CBSE has suggested all the class 10 students to study from the latest reprinted edition (2019) of prescribed NCERT textbooks.

Contents of CBSE Class 10 Social Science syllabus 2019-20:

  • Unit-wise weightage
  • Topics and sub topics prescribed by board from each unit
  • Project Work
  • Prescribed books
  • Question paper design for the annual board examination
  • Components of Internal Assessment
  • List of map items

Find below the complete syllabus for CBSE Class 10 Social Science:

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Unit-Wise Weightage

Units

Unit Name

Marks

I

India and the Contemporary World - II

20

II

Contemporary India - II

20

III

Democratic Politics - II

20

IV

Understanding Economic Development

20

 

Total

80

Class 10 Social Science NCERT Book

Observe changes in CBSE Class 10 Social Science question paper format

CBSE has made some changes in the question paper format of class 10 Social Science subject. The question paper will have total 35 questions out of which first 20 questions will be of objective type which will be asked in different formats like match the column type questions, very short answer type questions, multiple choice type questions, fill in the blank type questions and picture based questions. Details of question paper format can be known from CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper 2020. However, to understand the typology of questions, refer the question paper design provided in CBSE syllabus.

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Course Structure:

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World - II (60 Periods)

Themes

Learning Objectives

Section 1: Events and Processes:
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

 

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 2: Livelihoods, Economies and Societies: Any one theme of the following:

3. The Making of a Global World:

  • The Pre-modern world
  • The Nineteenth Century global economy, colonialism)
  • The Inter war Economy (Great Depression)
  • Rebuilding the World Economy

4. The Age of Industrialization:

  • Before the Industrial Revolution
  • Hand Labour and Steam Power
  • Industrialization in the colonies
  • Factories Come Up
  • The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth
  • Market for Goods

Section 3: Everyday Life, Culture and Politics:

5. Print Culture and the Modern World:

  • The First Printed Books
  • Print Comes to Europe
  • The Print Revolution and its Impact
  • The Reading Mania
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • India and the World of Print
  • Religious Reform and Public Debates
  • New Forms of Publication
  • Print and Censorship
  • Enable the learners to identify and comprehend the forms in which nationalism developed along with the formation of nation states in Europe in the post-1830 period.
  • Establish the relationship and bring out the difference between European nationalism and anti-colonial nationalisms.
  • Understand the way the idea of nationalism emerged and led to the formation of nation states in Europe and elsewhere.
  • Recognize the characteristics of Indian nationalism through a case study of Non-Cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement.
  • Analyze the nature of the diverse social movements of the time.
  • Familiarize with the writings and ideals of different political groups and individuals.
  • Appreciate the ideas promoting Pan Indian belongingness.

 

 

  • Show that globalization has a long history and point to the shifts within the process.
  • Analyze the implication of globalization for local economies.
  • Discuss how globalization is experienced differently by different social groups.

  • Familiarize with the Pro- to-Industrial phase and Early – factory system.
  • Familiarize with the process of industrialization and its impact on labour class.
  • Enable them to understand industrialization in the colonies with reference to Textile industries.

 

 

  • Identify the link between print culture and the circulation of ideas.
  • Familiarize with pictures, cartoons, extracts from propaganda literature and newspaper debates on important events and issues in the past.
  • Understand that forms of writing have a specific history, and that they reflect historical changes within society and shape the forces of change.

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Question Paper 2019

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Marking Scheme 2019

Unit 2: Contemporary India - II (55 Periods)

Themes

Learning Objectives

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

2. Forest and Wildlife

  • Biodiversity or Biological Diversity
  • Flora and Fauna in India
  • Vanishing Forests
  • Asiatic Cheetah: Where did they go?
  • The Himalayan Yew in trouble
  • Conservation of forest and wildlife in India
  • Project Tiger
  • Types and distribution of forests and wildlife resources
  • Community and Conservation

Note: The chapter ‘Forest and Wildlife’ to be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not be evaluated in Board Examination.

3. Water Resources:

  • Water Scarcity and The Need for Water Conservation and Management
  • Multi-Purpose River Projects and Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Rainwater Harvesting

Note: The chapter ‘Water Resources’ to be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not be evaluated in Board Examination.

4. Agriculture:

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

 

 

5. Minerals and Energy Resources:

  • What is a mineral?
  • Mode of occurrence of Minerals
  • Ferrons and Non-Ferrons Minerals
  • Non-Metallic Minerals
  • Rock Minerals
  • Conservation of Minerals
  • Energy Resources
              o Conventional and Non-Conventional
              o Conservation of Energy Resources

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

7. Life Lines of National Economy:

  • Transport – Roadways, Railways, Pipelines, Waterways, Airways
  • Communication
  • International Trade
  • Tourism as a Trade

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Understand the importance of forests and wild life in one environment as well as develop concept towards depletion of resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Comprehend the importance of water as a resource as well as develop awareness towards its judicious use and conservation.

 

 

 

 

  • Explain the importance of agriculture in national economy.
  • Identify various types of farming and discuss the various farming methods; describe the spatial distribution of major crops as well as understand the relationship between rainfall regimes and cropping pattern.
  • Explain various government policies for institutional as well as technological reforms since independence.

 

  • Identify different types of minerals and energy resources and places of their availability
  • Feel the need for their judicious utilization

 

 

 

 

  • Bring out the importance of industries in the national economy as well as understand the regional disparities which resulted due to concentration of industries in some areas.
  • Discuss the need for a planned industrial development and debate over the role of government towards sustainable development.

 

  • Explain the importance of transport and communication in the ever-shrinking world.
  • Understand the role of trade and tourism in the economic development of a country.

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II (50 Periods)

Themes

Learning Objectives

1. Power Sharing:

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

2. Federalism

  • What is Federalism?
  • What make India a Federal Country?
  • How is Federalism practiced?
  • Decentralization in India

Democracy and Diversity:

  • Case Studies of Mexico
  • Differences, similarities and divisions
  • Politics of social divisions

Note: The chapter ‘Democracy and Diversity’ to be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not be evaluated in Board Examination.

Gender, Religion and Caste:

  • Gender and Politics
  • Religion, Communalism and Politics
  • Caste and Politics

 

5. Popular Struggles and Movements:

  • Popular Struggles in Nepal and Bolivia
  • Mobilization and Organization
  • Pressure Groups and Movements

Note: The chapter ‘Popular Struggles and Movements’ to be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not be evaluated in Board Examination.

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?

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

8. Challenges to Democracy:

  • Thinking about challenges
  • Thinking about Political Reforms
  • Redefining democracy
Note: The chapter ‘Challenges to Democracy’ to be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not be evaluated in Board Examination.
  • Familiarize with the centrality of power sharing in a democracy.
  • Understand the working of spatial and social power sharing mechanisms.

 

  • Analyse federal provisions and institutions.
  • Explain decentralization in rural and urban areas.

 

 

  • Analyse the relationship between social cleavages and political competition with reference to Indian situation.

 

 

 

  • Identify and analyse the challenges posed by communalism to Indian democracy.
  • Recognise the enabling anddisabling effects of caste and ethnicity in politics.
  • Develop a gender perspective on politics.

 

  • Understand the vital role of people’s struggle in the expansion of democracy.

 

 

 

  • Analyse party systems in democracies.
  • Introduction to major political parties, challenges faced by them and reforms in the country.
 
 
 
 
 
  • Evaluate the functioning of democracies in comparison to alternative forms of governments.
  • Understand the causes for continuation of democracy in India.
  • Distinguish between sources of strengths and weaknesses of Indian democracy.
 
  • Reflect on the different kinds of measures possible to deepen democracy.
  • Promote an active and participatory citizenship.
 
 

Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development (50 Periods)

Themes

Learning Objectives

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

2. Sectors of the 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

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

4. Globalisation 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

5. Consumer Rights:

Note: Chapter 5 ‘Consumer Rights’ to be done as Project Work.

  • Familiarize with concepts of macroeconomics.
  • Understand the rationale for overall human development in our country, which includes the rise of income, improvements in health and education rather than income.
  • Understand the importance of quality of life and sustainable development.

 

 

  • Identify major employment generating sectors.
  • Reason out the government investment in different sectors of economy.

 

 

 

  • Understand money as an economic concept.
  • Understand the role of financial institutions from the point of view of day-to- day life.

 

 

 

  • Explain the working of the Global Economic phenomenon.

 

 

 

 

  • Gets familiarized with the rights and duties as a consumer; and legal measures available to protect from being exploited in markets.

 

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Previous Years Question Papers

PROJECT WORK CLASS X (2019-20)

1. Every student has to compulsorily undertake any one project on the following topics:

Consumer Awareness

OR

Social Issues

OR

Sustainable Development

2. Objective: The overall objective of the project work is to help students gain an insight and pragmatic understanding of the theme and see all the Social Science disciplines from interdisciplinary perspective. It should also help in enhancing the Life Skills of the students.

Students are expected to apply the Social Science concepts that they have learnt over the years in order to prepare the project report.

If required, students may go out for collecting data and use different primary and secondary resources to prepare the project. If possible, various forms of art may be integrated in the project work.

3. The distribution of marks over different aspects relating to Project Work is as follows:

S.NO.

ASPECTS

MARKS

a.

Content accuracy, originality and analysis

2

b.

Presentation and creativity  

2

c.

Viva Voce

1

4. The projects carried out by the students in different topics should subsequently be shared among themselves through interactive sessions such as exhibitions, panel discussions, etc.

5. All documents pertaining to assessment under this activity should be meticulously maintained by concerned schools.

6. A Summary Report should be prepared highlighting:

  • objectives realized through individual work and group interactions;
  • calendar of activities
  • innovative ideas generated in the process ;
  • list of questions asked in viva voce.

7. It is to be noted here by all the teachers and students that the projects and models prepared should be made from eco-friendly products without incurring too much expenditure.

8. The Project Report should be handwritten by the students themselves.

9. Records pertaining to projects (internal assessment) of the students will be maintained for a period of three months from the date of declaration of result for verification at the discretion of Board. Subjudiced cases, if any or those involving RTI / Grievances may however be retained beyond three months

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

Note: Please procure latest reprinted edition (2019) of prescribed NCERT textbooks.

SOCIAL SCIENCE (CODE NO. 087)

QUESTION PAPER DESIGN

CLASS X

Time: 3 Hours                                                                              Max. Marks: 80

cbse 10 sst paper design

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

cbse 10 sst syllabus

CLASS-X (2019-2020)

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: The chapter ‘Water Resources’ to be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not 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.

Minerals: (Identification only)

(I)  Iron ore mines:

 Mayurbhanj

 Durg

 Bailadila

 Bellary

 Kudremukh

(II) Mica mines:

 Ajmer

 Beawar

 Nellore

 Gaya

 Hazaribagh

(III) Coal mines :

 Raniganj

 Jharia

 Bokaro

 Talcher

 Korba

 Singrauli

 Singareni

 Neyvali

(IV) Oil Fields :

 Digboi

 Naharkatia

 Mumbai High

 Bassien

 Kalol

 Ankaleshwar

(V) Bauxite Deposits:

 The Amarkantak plateau

 Maikal hills

 The plateau region of Bilaspur- Katni.

 Orissa Panchpatmali deposits in Koraput district

(VI) Mica deposits:

 The Chota Nagpur plateau.

 Koderma Gaya – Hazaribagh belt of Jharkhand

 Ajmer

 Nellore mica belt

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

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.

Identification Only: Golden Quadrilateral, North-South Corridor, East-West Corridor.

National Highways:

 NH-1

 NH-2

 NH-7

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)

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

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