CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24
CBSE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus for the New Academic Session 2023-24 on March 31st, 2023, for class 10.
CBSE Board has released the latest Class 10 Science syllabus which is to be strictly followed. Below please find our detailed analysis of Board Paper pattern, Unit-wise summary, Objectives, FAQs for the New Session 2023-24.
We have also updated Oswal Gurukul Books as per the Latest Paper Pattern prescribed by Board for each Subject Curriculum.
Students can directly access the CBSE Science Syllabus for Class 10 of the academic year 2023-24 by clicking on the link below.
PDF download links to the Latest Class 10 Science Syllabus for 2023-24 academic session
Please Click on Download Now
- ▪ CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24
- ▪ CBSE Class 10 Science Latest Syllabus 2023-24
- ▪ CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24: Unit-wise Summary
- ▪ CBSE Class 10 Science Practical Syllabus 2023-24
- ▪ CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper Design 2023-24
- ▪ Internal Assessment
- ▪ The Changes for Class 10 (2023-24) Year-end Board Examinations are as under:
- ▪ Objectives of Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24
- ▪ FAQs on CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24
- ▪ CBSE Class 10 Science Deleted Syllabus 2022-23
- ▪ 2022-23 Reduced Syllabus
CBSE Class 10 Science Latest Syllabus 2023-24
|I||Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour||25|
|II||World of Living||25|
|IV||Effects of Current||13|
CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24: Unit-wise Summary
Unit I: Chemical Substances - Nature and Behaviour
Chemical reactions: Chemical equation, Balanced chemical equation, implications of a balanced chemical equation, types of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, displacement, double displacement, precipitation, endothermic exothermic reactions, oxidation and reduction.
Acids, bases and salts: Their definitions in terms of furnishing of H+ and OH– ions, General properties, examples and uses, neutralization, concept of pH scale (Definition relating to logarithm not required), importance of pH in everyday life; preparation and uses of Sodium Hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, Washing soda and Plaster of Paris
Metals and nonmetals: Properties of metals and non-metals; Reactivity series; Formation and properties of ionic compounds; Basic metallurgical processes; Corrosion and its prevention.
Carbon compounds: Covalent bonding in carbon compounds. Versatile nature of carbon. Homologous series. Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing functional groups (halogens, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes and alkynes), difference between saturated hydro carbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons. Chemical properties of carbon compounds (combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction). Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses), soaps and detergents.
Theme: The World of the Living
Unit II: World of Living
Life processes: ‘Living Being’. Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in plants and animals.
Control and co-ordination in animals and plants: Tropic movements in plants; Introduction of plant hormones; Control and co-ordination in animals: Nervous system; Voluntary, involuntary and reflex action; Chemical co-ordination: animal hormones.
Reproduction: Reproduction in animals and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health - need and methods of family planning. Safe sex vs HIV/AIDS. Child bearing and women’s health.
Heredity and Evolution: Heredity; Mendel’s contribution- Laws for inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction: (topics excluded - evolution; evolution and classification and evolution should not be equated with progress).
Theme: Natural Phenomena
Unit III: Natural Phenomena
Reflection of light by curved surfaces; Images formed by spherical mirrors, centre of curvature, principal axis, principal focus, focal length, mirror formula (Derivation not required),magnification. Refraction; Laws of refraction, refractive index.
Refraction of light by spherical lens; Image formed by spherical lenses; Lens formula (Derivation not required); agnification. Power of a lens. Functioning of a lens in human eye, defects of vision and their corrections, applications of spherical mirrors and lenses.
Refraction of light through a prism, dispersion of light, scattering of light, applications in daily life (excluding colour of the sun at sunrise and sunset)
Theme: How Things Work
Unit IV: Effects of Current
Electric current, potential difference and electric current. Ohm’s law; Resistance, Resistivity, Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends. Series combination of resistors, parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life. Electric power, Interrelation between P, V, I and R.
Magnetic effects of current : Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying conductor, field due to current carrying coil or solenoid; Force on current carrying conductor, Fleming’s Left Hand Rule, Direct current. Alternating current: frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits.
Theme: Natural Resources
Unit V: Natural Resources
Our environment: Eco-system, Environmental problems, Ozone depletion, waste production and their solutions. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances.
Note for the Teachers:
- The chapter Management of Natural Resources (NCERT Chapter 16) will not be assessed in the year-end examination. However, learners may be assigned to read this chapter and encouraged to prepare a brief write up to any concept of this chapter in their Portfolio. Thismay be for Internal Assessment and credit may be given Periodic Assessment/Portfolio).
- The NCERT text books present information in boxes across the book. These help students to get conceptual clarity. However, the information in these boxes would not be assessed in the year-end examination.
CBSE Class 10 Science Practical Syllabus 2023-24
Practical should be conducted alongside the concepts taught in theory classes
LIST OF EXPERIMENTS
1. A. Finding the pH of the following samples by using pH paper/universal indicator: Unit-I
B. Studying the properties of acids and bases (HCl & NaOH) on the basis of their reaction with: Unit-I
2. Performing and observing the following reactions and classifying them into: Unit-I
3. Observing the action of Zn, Fe, Cu and Al metals on the following salt solutions: Unit-I
4. Studying the dependence of potential difference (V) across a resistor on the current (I) passing through it and determine its resistance. Also plotting a graph between V and I. Unit-IV
5. Determination of the equivalent resistance of two resistors when connected in series and parallel. Unit-IV
6. Preparing a temporary mount of a leaf peel to show stomata. Unit-II
7. Experimentally show that carbon dioxide is given out during respiration. Unit-II
8. Study of the following properties of acetic acid (ethanoic acid): Unit-I
9. Study of the comparative cleaning capacity of a sample of soap in soft and hard water. Unit-I
10. Determination of the focal length of: Unit-III
11. Tracing the path of a ray of light passing through a rectangular glass slab for different angles of incidence. Measure the angle of incidence, angle of refraction, angle of emergence and interpret the result. Unit-III
12. Studying (a) binary fission in Amoeba, and (b) budding in yeast and Hydra with the help of prepared slides. Unit-II
13. Tracing the path of the rays of light through a glass prism. Unit-III
14. Identification of the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed (Pea, gram or red kidney bean). Unit-II
CBSE Class 10 Science Question Paper Design 2023-24
Theory (80 marks)
|Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding||46 %|
|Application of Knowledge/Concepts||22 %|
|Formulate, Analyze, Evaluate and Create||32 %|
- Typology of Questions: VSA including objective type questions, Assertion – Reasoning type questions; SA; LA; Source-based/ Case-based/ Passage-based/ Integrated assessment questions.
- An internal choice of approximately 33% would be provided.
|Periodic Assessment - 05 marks + 05 marks||05 marks + 05 marks|
|Subject Enrichment (Practical Work) - 05 marks||05 marks|
|Portfolio - 05 marks||05 marks|
Suggestive verbs for various competencies
- Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding
- State, name, list, identify, define, suggest, describe, outline, summarize, etc.
- Application of Knowledge/Concepts
- Calculate, illustrate, show, adapt, explain, distinguish, etc.
- Formulate, Analyze, Evaluate and Create
- Interpret, analyze, compare, contrast, examine, evaluate, discuss, construct, etc.
The Changes for Class 10 (2023-24) Year-end Board Examinations are as under:
|Periodic Assessment||Academic Session 2022-23||Academic Session 2023-24|
|Composition of question paper year-end examination/ Board Examination (Theory)||
Objectives of Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24
The CBSE Syllabus for Class 10 Science 2023-24 has been developed with the aim of the following:
- To expose students to experience hands-on activities as well as modes of reasoning that are typical of the subject.
- The marking scheme, typology of questions, and the details of individual chapters help the students to effectively plan their study schedules.
- To develop cognitive abilities and curiosity in children to help them apply scientific knowledge in their daily lives.
- The syllabus is prepared cultivate interest in students to study Science and its various concepts in an interesting way.
FAQs on CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24
Ans: The total marks for CBSE Class 10 Science 2023-24 is 100.
Out of 100 marks, 20 marks are allotted for the Internal Assessment, and 80 marks are for the Theory paper.
The Question Paper is divided into 5 sections.
i. Section A consists of 20 objective type questions carrying 1 mark each.
ii. Section B consists of 6 Very Short questions carrying 02 marks each. Answers to these questions should be in the range of 30 to 50 words.’
iii. Section C consists of 7 Short Answer type questions carrying 03 marks each. Answers to these questions should be in the range of 50 to 80 words
iv. Section D consists of 3 Long Answer type questions carrying 05 marks each. (Word limit – 80 to 120 words)
v. Section E consists of 3 source-based/case-based units of assessment of 04 marks each with sub-parts.
Ans: Chapter 5 (Periodic Classification of Elements), Chapter- 14 (Sources of energy), and Chapter 16 (Management of Natural Resources) was deleted from CBSE Science Class 10 Syllabus 2023-24.
Ans: i. Be clear about the syllabus, exam pattern, question types, and concepts.
ii. Be thorough with the NCERT chapters.
iii. Solve ample sample papers.
iv. Do a lot of revision work.
v. Solve previous years’ question papers.
vi. Do not mug up everything. Try to answer logically.
Ans: Oswal-Gurukul CBSE Most Likely Question Bank, 36 Sample Papers, CBSE Last 10 Years Solved Papers, CBSE Chapterwise Last Years Solved Papers, and All in 1 Guide Book for CBSE Class X are your one-stop solution for important questions pertaining to Science as per Class 10 CBSE Board Syllabus 2023-24. All the books have been prepared by Oswal’s eminent subject matter experts in a student-friendly language.
Students can also create their own tests online at oswal.io and gauge their progress in an interesting way through self-assessments.
Ans: Students can find CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24 at the CBSE official website or check our CBSE Class 10 Syllabus.
CBSE Class 10 Science Deleted Syllabus 2022-23
|Subject , Unit & Chapters||Topics Deleted|
|Unit I: Chemical Substances - Nature and Behaviour|
|Periodic classification of elements||Need for classification, early attempts at classification of elements (Dobereiner’s Triads, Newland’s Law of Octaves, Mendeleev’s Periodic Table), Modern periodic table, gradation in properties, valency, atomic number, metallic and non-metallic properties.|
|Unit II: World of Living|
|Heredity and Evolution||Basic concepts of evolution|
|Unit IV: Effects of Current|
|Magnetic effects of current||Electric Motor, Electromagnetic induction. Induced potential difference, Induced current. Fleming’s Right Hand Rule, Electric Generator|
|Unit V: Natural Resources|
|Sources of energy||Different forms of energy, conventional and non-conventional sources of energy: Fossil fuels, solar energy; biogas; wind, water and tidal energy; Nuclear energy. Renewable versus non-renewable sources of Energy.|
|Management of natural resources||Conservation and judicious use of natural resources. Forest and wild life; Coal and Petroleum conservation. Examples of people’s participation for conservation of natural resources. Big dams: advantages and limitations; alternatives, if any. Water harvesting. Sustainability of natural resources.|
2022-23 Reduced Syllabus
(for reference purposes only)
Share page on
To download the complete Syllabus (PDF File), Please fill & submit the form below.