CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2022-23

CBSE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus of the New Academic Session 2022-23 on April 21st, 2022, for classes 9 to 12

CBSE Board has finally released the reduced syllabus for Class 10th which is to be strictly followed. Board has scrapped the term-wise board paper pattern for the New Session 2022-23 and has restored SINGLE BOARD EXAM PATTERN once again.

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CBSE Social Science Class 10 Reduced Syllabus 2022-23

Time: 3 Hrs. Max. Marks: 80
No. Units No. of Periods Marks
I India and the Contemporary World – II 60 20
II Contemporary India – II 55 20
III Democratic Politics - II 50 20
IV Understanding Economic Development 50 20
TOTAL 215 80


Marks Description
Periodic Assessment 10 Marks Pen Paper Test 5 Marks
Assessment using multiple strategies For example, Quiz, Debate, Role Play, Viva, Group Discussion, Visual Expression, Interactive Bulletin Boards, Gallery Walks, Exit Cards, Concept Maps, Peer Assessment, Self- Assessment, etc. 5 Marks
Portfolio 5 Marks • Classwork
• Work done (Activities / Assignments)
• Reflections, Narrations, Journals, etc.
• Achievements of the student in the subject throughout the year
• Participation of the student in different activities like Heritage India Quiz
Subject Enrichment Activity 5 Marks • Project Work

CBSE Class 10 SST Syllabus 2022-23: Unit-wise Summary

CBSE Class 10 History Syllabus 2022-23

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
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Section 2: Livelihoods, Economies and Societies:
    3. The Making of a Global World:
  • The Pre-modern world

  • The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914)

  • The Inter war Economy

  • Rebuilding a World Economy: The Post-War Era
  • 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.
  • 4. The Age of Industrialization:
  • Before the Industrial Revolution

  • Hand Labour and Steam Power

  • Industrialization in the Colonies

  • RFactories Come Up

  • The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth

  • Market for Goods
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Geography Syllabus 2022-23

    Unit 2: Contemporary India – II 55 Periods
    Themes Learning Objectives
    1. Resources and Development:
  • Concept

  • Development of Resources

  • Resource Planning - Resource Planning in India, Conservation of Resources

  • 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 (excluding Box Information on State of India’s Environment)
  • Understand the value of resources and the need for their judicious utilization and conservation.
  • 2. Forest and Wildlife
  • Conservation of forest and wildlife in India

  • Types and distribution of forests and wildlife resources

  • Community and Conservation
  • Understand the importance of forests and wild life.

  • Understand the ability and knowledge of how forest and wildlife conservation and management relate to the economy and environment, both currently and in the future.
  • 3. Water Resources:
  • Water Scarcity and The Need for Water Conservation and Management

  • Multi-Purpose River Projects and Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Comprehend the importance of water as a resource as well as develop awareness towards its judicious use and conservation.
  • 4. Agriculture:
  • Types of Farming – Primitive Subsistence, Intensive Subsistence, Commercial

  • Cropping Pattern – Major Crops, Food Crops other than Grains, Non Food Crops, Technological and Institutional Reforms

  • Food Security (excluding impact of globalization on agriculture)
  • 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.
  • 5. Minerals and Energy Resources
  • What is a mineral?

  • Mode of occurrence of Minerals - Where are these minerals found?, Ferrous Minerals, Non-Ferrous Minerals, Non-Metallic Minerals, Rock Minerals

  • Conservation of Minerals

  • Energy Resources - Conventional Sources of Energy, Non-Conventional Sources of Energy

  • Conservation of Energy Resources
  • Identify different types of minerals and energy resources and places of their availability.

  • Feel the need for their judicious utilization.
  • 6. Manufacturing Industries:
  • Importance of Manufacturing - Industrial Location (excluding Industry Market Linkage), Agro based Industry (excluding Cotton Textiles, Jute Textiles, Sugar Industry), Mineral based Industries (excluding Iron Steel Industry, Cement Industry), Industrial Pollution and Environmental Degradation, Control of Environmental Degradation
  • 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.
  • 7. Life Lines of National Economy:
  • Roadways

  • Railways

  • Pipelines

  • Waterways

  • Major Seaports

  • Airways

  • Major Seaports

  • Communication

  • International Trade

  • Tourism as a Trade
  • 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.
  • CBSE Class 10 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23

    Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II 50 Periods
    Themes Learning Objectives
    1. Power Sharing:
  • Belgium and Sri Lanka

  • Majoritarianism in Sri Lanka

  • Accommodation in Belgium

  • Why power sharing is desirable?

  • Forms of Power Sharing
  • Familiarize with the centrality of power sharing in a democracy.

  • Understand the working of spatial and social power sharing mechanisms.
  • 2. Federalism:

  • What is Federalism?

  • What make India a Federal Country?

  • How is Federalism practiced?

  • Decentralization in India
  • Analyze federal provisions and institutions.

  • Explain decentralization in rural and urban areas.
  • 4. Gender, Religion and Caste:
  • Gender and Politics - Public/Private division, Women’s political representation

  • Religion, Communalism and Politics – Communalism, Secular State (excluding image on page 46, 48, 49 of NCERT Textbook – Democratic Politics –II - reprinted edition 2021)

  • Caste and Politics - Caste inequalities, Caste in politics, Politics in caste
  • Identify and analyze the challenges posed by communalism to Indian democracy.

  • Recognize the enabling and disabling effects of caste and ethnicity in politics.

  • Develop a gender perspective on politics.
  • 6. Political Parties:
  • Why do we need Political Parties? – Meaning, Functions, Necessity

  • How many parties should we have?

  • National Parties

  • State Parties

  • Challenges to Political Parties

  • How can Parties be reformed?
  • Analyze party systems in democracies.

  • Introduction to major political parties, challenges faced by them and reforms in the country.
  • 7. Outcomes of Democracy:
  • What is a mineral?

  • 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
  • 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.
  • CBSE Class 10 Economics Syllabus 2022-23

    Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development 50 Periods
    Themes 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Identify major employment generating sectors.

  • Reason out the government investment in different sectors of economy.
  • 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
  • Understand money as an economic concept.

  • Understand the role of financial institutions from the point of view of day-to- day life.
  • 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 Globalization

  • World Trade Organization

  • Impact of Globalization in India

  • The Struggle for a fair Globalization
  • Explain the working of the Global Economic phenomenon.
  • 5. Consumer Rights:
  • To be used only for Project Work
  • 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 Syllabus 2022-23: Project work

    05 Periods

    05 Marks

    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 can be handwritten/digital.

    9. The Project Work needs to enhance cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills of the learners. It will include self-assessment and peer assessment, and progress of the child in project-based and inquiry-based learning, art integrated activities, experiments, models, quizzes, role plays, group work, portfolios, etc., along with teacher assessment. (NEP-2020)

    (The Project work can culminate in the form of Power Point Presentation/Exhibition/Skit/albums/files/song and dance or culture show /story telling/debate/panel discussion, paper presentation and whichever is suitable to Visually Impaired Candidates.)

    10. 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.

    CBSE Class 10 Social Science Deleted Syllabus 2022-23

    Subject , Unit & Chapters Topics Deleted
    Unit 2: Contemporary India – II
    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

    • Project Tiger

    • Note: The chapter ‘Forest and Wildlife’ to be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not be evaluated in Board Examination. [This chapter is not evaluative in Board exams]
    Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II
    Democracy and Diversity
    • Case Studies of Mexico

    • Differences, similarities and divisions

    • Politics of social divisions
    Popular Struggles and Movements
    • Popular Struggles in Nepal and Bolivia

    • Mobilization and Organization

    • Pressure Groups and Movements
    Challenges to Democracy
    • Thinking about challenges

    • Thinking about Political Reforms

    • Redefining democracy

    CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2022-23: Question Paper Design

    Time: 3 Hours Maximum Marks : 80
    Sr. No. Competencies Total Marks % Weightage
    1 Remembering and Understanding: Exhibiting memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers; Demonstrating understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions and stating main ideas. 28 35%
    2 Applying: Solving problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way. 15 18.75%
    3 Formulating, Analyzing, Evaluating and Creating: Examining and breaking information into parts by identifying motives or causes; Making inferences and finding evidence to support generalizations; Presenting and defending opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria; Compiling information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions. 32 40%
    4 Map Skill 5 6.25%
    80 100%

    Internal Assessment: 20 Marks

    Marks Description
    Periodic Assessment 10 Marks Pen Paper Test
    Assessment using multiple strategies For example, Quiz, Debate, Role Play, Viva, Group Discussion, Visual Expression, Interactive Bulletin Boards, Gallery Walks, Exit Cards, Concept Maps, Peer Assessment, Self-Assessment, etc.
    5 marks
    5 marks
    Portfolio 5 Marks
  • Classwork

  • Work done (Activities / Assignments)

  • Reflections, Narrations, Journals, etc.

  • Achievements of the student in the subject throughout the year

  • Participation of the student in different activities like Heritage India Quiz
  • Subject Enrichment Activity 5 Marks
  • Project Work
  • CBSE Class 10 Social Science Map Work Syllabus 2022-23

    A. 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

    • a. Champaran (Bihar) - Movement of Indigo Planters
    • b. Kheda (Gujarat) - 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. GEOGRAPHY (Outline Political Map of India)

    Chapter 1: Resources and Development (Identification only)

    • a. Major soil Types

    Chapter 3: Water Resources (Locating and Labelling)


    • a. Salal
    • b. Bhakra Nangal
    • c. Tehri
    • d. Rana Pratap Sagar
    • e. Sardar Sarovar
    • f. Hirakud
    • g. Nagarjuna Sagar
    • h. Tungabhadra

    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: Minerals and Energy Resources

    Minerals (Identification only)

    a. Iron Ore mines

    • Mayurbhanj
    • Durg
    • Bailadila
    • Bellary
    • Kudremukh

    b. Coal Mines

    • Raniganj
    • Bokaro
    • Talcher
    • Neyveli

    c. Oil Fields

    • Digboi
    • Naharkatia
    • Mumbai High
    • Bassien
    • Kalol
    • Ankaleshwar

    Power Plants

    (Locating and Labelling only)

    a. Thermal

    • Namrup
    • Singrauli
    • Ramagundam

    b. Nuclear

    • Narora
    • Kakrapara
    • Tarapur
    • Kalpakkam

    Chapter 6: Manufacturing Industries (Locating and Labelling Only)

    Software Technology Parks:

    • a. Noida
    • b. Gandhinagar
    • c. Mumbai
    • d. Pune
    • e. Hyderabad
    • f. Bengaluru
    • g. Chennai
    • h. Thiruvananthapuram

    Chapter 7: Lifelines of National Economy

    Major Ports: (Locating and Labelling)

    • a. Kandla
    • b. Mumbai
    • c. Marmagao
    • d. New Mangalore
    • e. Kochi
    • f. Tuticorin
    • g. Chennai
    • h. Vishakhapatnam
    • i. Paradip
    • j. Haldia

    International Airports:

    • a. Amritsar (Raja Sansi - Sri Guru Ram Dass jee)
    • b. Delhi (Indira Gandhi)
    • c. Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji)
    • d. Chennai (Meenam Bakkam)
    • e. Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)
    • f. Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)

    Objectives of Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2022-23

    The CBSE Syllabus for Class 10 Social Science 2022-23 has been developed with the aim of the following:

    • To develop scientific temperament among students by encouraging their curiosity and following a rational approach in analysing and evaluating information, views, and interpretations.
    • To develop an understanding of the processes of change and development through which human societies have evolved.
    • To develop an appreciation of the richness and variety of India’s heritage – both natural and cultural and the need for its preservation.
    • To promote an understanding of the issues and challenges of contemporary India – environmental, economic, and social, and develop academic and social skills such as critical thinking, communicating effectively, cooperating with others, and providing leadership in solving others’ problems.
    • To help learners understand and cherish the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution and to prepare them for their roles and responsibilities as effective citizens of a democratic society.
    • The marking scheme, typology of questions, and the details of individual chapters help the students to effectively plan their study schedules.

    Frequently Asked Questions on Social Science Syllabus Class 10 CBSE 2022-23

    Ans: The total marks for CBSE Class 10 Science 2022-23 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 6 sections.

    i. Section A – This section contains 20 MCQs of 1 mark each.

    ii. Section B – Contains Very Short Answer Type Questions, carrying 2 marks each. (Word limit: 40 words)

    iii. Section C –Contains Short Answer Type Questions, carrying 3 marks each. (Word limit: 60 words)

    iv. Section D – Contains Long Answer type questions, carrying 5 marks each. (Word limit: 120 words)

    v. Section-E – Contains case based questions with three sub-questions and are of 4 marks each.

    vi. Section F – This section contains map based, carrying 5 marks with two parts, History (2 marks) and Geography (3 marks).

    Ans: Class 10 SST Syllabus 2022-23 deleted topics and chapters (including deleted portions from Map Items) are:

    Unit 2: Contemporary India (Geography)

    Chapter 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
    • Project Tiger

    Chapter 4 – Agriculture

    • Impact of Globalisation on Agriculture

    Chapter 6 – Manufacturing Industries

    • Industry Market Linkage
    • Contribution of Industry to National Economy
    • Classification of Industries
    • Cotton Textiles, Jute Textiles, Sugar Industry
    • Steel Industry, Cement Industry
    • Spatial distribution


    Chapter 3 – Democracy and Diversity

    Chapter 4 – Gender, Religion and Caste

    • Image on page 46, 48, 49 of NCERT Textbook – Democratic Politics –II – reprinted edition 2021

    Chapter 5 – Popular Struggles and Movements

    Chapter 8 – Challenges to Democracy


    Chapter 5 – Consumer Rights (Only to be considered for Project Work)

    Chapter 6 – Manufacturing Industries

    Deleted portions from Map Items:


    • Cotton Textile Industries: Mumbai, Indore, Surat, Kanpur, Coimbatore
    • Iron and Steel Plants: Durgapur, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Vijaynagar, Salem

    Ans: According to the Syllabus of SST class 10 CBSE 2022-23, the total marks for the Internal Assessment is 20. These 20 marks are distributed as below:

    Periodic assessment = 10 marks

    Portfolio = 5 marks

    Subject Enrichment Activity = 5 marks

    Ans: i. Be clear about the syllabus, exam pattern, and question types.

    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.

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