ICSE Class 10 Home Science Syllabus 2024-25

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There will be one written paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks.


The paper will be divided into two Sections, A and B.

Section A will consist of questions requiring short answers and will cover the entire syllabus. There will be no choice of questions.

Section B will consist of questions requiring longer answers. Candidates will be required to answer four questions. There will be a choice of questions.

Part I: Theory

1. Home Management

(i) Management of Household Finances: budgeting and saving.

Concept and importance of family budget; types of family budgets (surplus, balanced, deficit); factors affecting family budget (composition of the family, life cycle, socio- economic status); steps in preparing a family budget;

An understanding of how budgeting helps in proper planning and judicious utilization of available resources.

Concept and importance of saving.

(ii) Space Organisation in the Kitchen: characteristics and considerations of a good kitchen; layout and planning of kitchens: one-walled, corridor, L-shaped, U-shaped, Island. Modular kitchen.

Characteristics and considerations of a good kitchen: aspect, size, colour, ventilation, walls, flooring, work counters, lighting, storage; Work triangle: meaning and the three centres – preliminary preparation, cooking and washing;

An introduction to the design of kitchen space with respect to placement of work centres for preparation, cooking, washing, service and storage, for the most efficient utilisation of space and saving time and energy; concept of modular kitchens.

(iii) Home furnishing.

Meaning of home furnishing; objectives of home furnishing: beauty, expressiveness, functionalism; factors affecting selection of furnishings: curtains, floor coverings (rugs, carpets) and upholstery.

2. Growth and Development during Middle Childhood

(i) Milestones of development.

Meaning and characteristics of gang age. Growth and development between 6 - 12 years of age with respect to physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development (meaning and characteristics of each type of development).

(ii) Role of the family, peer group and school in middle childhood.

Meaning of peer group; role of the family, peer group and school in the social development process of the child.

(iii) Common learning difficulties of children; role of family, school and peers.

Meaning of the term learning difficulty; Meaning and symptoms of: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Role of the family, school and peers in acceptance of and sensitisation towards children with learning difficulties.

3. Meal Planning

(i) Meal planning for the family.

Components of a balanced diet: the five basic food groups (cereals, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, milk and meat products, fruits and vegetables, sugars and fats): sources and their nutritional contribution in the diet.

Explanation of the term meal planning, principles, importance and factors affecting meal planning.

(ii) Hygienic handling and storage of food - household methods of preservation of food.

Definition of the term food hygiene; Hygienic handling of food during purchase, storage, preparation and serving. Importance of personal hygiene while handling food. Sanitation and safety in kitchen.

Meaning and examples of perishable, semi- perishable and non-perishable food items: Storage of perishable, semi-perishable and non-perishable food items commonly available at home; use of convenience foods- advantages and disadvantages.

Definition of food preservation; household methods of food preservation: sun drying,

freezing, use of salt, sugar, spices, oil and chemical preservatives.

4. Selection and care of Textiles and Clothing

(i) Selection of Fabric

Factors affecting selection of fabric: age, sex, occupation, season, occasion, fashion, purchasing power.

(ii) Selection of readymade garments.

Factors affecting selection of readymade garments: fit, colour, workmanship, cost, maintenance.

(iii) Laundering of Clothes

Household methods of laundering of cotton, silk, wool and synthetics (step- wise), use of detergents, soaps, starch, blue and optical brighteners.

5. Communication & Extension

(i) Understanding terminology related to development; some developmental schemes and programmes in India.

Meaning of the following terms:

Gender discrimination, women’s empowerment, sex ratio, child labour, human trafficking, child abuse, female
infanticide/foeticide, morbidity and mortality, carbon footprint, endangered species, population explosion, human capital, poverty line.

A brief understanding, significance and target group of each of the following:

    • DWCRA (Development of Women Children in Rural Areas);
    • MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005);
    • Ayushman Bharat or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana;
    • Ujjwala Yojna;
    • Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojna.

(ii) Communication aids.

Meaning and uses of communication aids; Poster, brochure, pamphlets, puppet shows, street play: effective usage of these communication aids for addressing various social concerns.

Part II

Internal Assessment: 100 Marks

To be assessed internally by the school.

Practical Work

Candidates will be required to practice one or more aspects of Home Management, Human Development, Foods and Nutrition, Textiles and Communication & Extension, covered in the syllabus. They may also undertake practical work on any of the topics suggested below. The teacher is free to assess the practical work either on the basis of continuous assessment or on the basis of periodical tests.

The minimum number of assignments for each academic year:

Class IX - Five practical oriented assignments as prescribed by the teacher.

Class X - Five practical oriented assignments as prescribed by the teacher.

Suggested Assignments

Foods and Nutrition

  • Identification of pulses, cereals and spices.
  • Identification of serving and cooking equipment.
  • Preparation of nutritious snacks using different methods of cooking.
  • Demonstration of various cuts of vegetables and fruits such as slice, chop, dice, mince, juliennes to make easy salads.
  • Preparation of food using simple cooking techniques such as boiling, frying, steaming, grilling, baking, stewing.
  • Visiting a food processing unit and preparation of a report on the same.
  • Identification and collection of samples of ten herbs/ spices/condiments available in the kitchen for treating common ailments. Preparation of a report on the same.
  • Listing foods eaten on any one day and classifying them into food groups. Analysing them on the basis of nutrient content and appearance.
  • Food preservation: making chutneys, pickles and jam.
  • Demonstration of various innovative table layouts, napkin folding and creative decorations.

Human Development

  • Collecting ten play materials and evaluating them in terms of their merits and demerits.
  • Observing a group of junior/middle school children during the lunch break and recording observations with respect to the language used, choice of friends, games played, etc.
  • Visiting a day-care centre and observing the activities of the children. Making a record of  the observations.
  • Visiting a special school and recording observations made on any one child with special needs.

Textiles and Clothing

  • Collecting samples of fabrics and comparing them on the basis of cost, durability, appearance and suitability.
  • Identification of fibres-cotton, wool, silk and synthetics by the burning test.
  • Planning the interiors of a home through choice of colours and furnishing materials of the bedroom, living room and dining room.
  • Care of Clothing; Laundering of cotton, silk and wool.

Resource Management

  • Planning a system for recycling of waste produced by the school/home.
  • Preparation of compost pits.
  • Gardening: planting of herbs and medicinal plants and taking care of them.
  • Preparing a layout of the plan of the Home Science laboratory with complete detailing of work centres, storage areas and placement of heavy and light equipment.
  • Cleaning of glass panes, grills, sink (steel and ceramic), counter tops (marble, granite and sand stones) and wooden shelves and electrical appliances like refrigerator, oven and cooking stove (any five to be done.)
  • Preparing a family budget based on the information received from parents.

Communication & Extension

  • Designing a leaflet or a pamphlet to create awareness regarding consumer rights/responsibilities.
  • Collecting information about global environmental issues and problems and communicating the information through appropriate modes of communication such as posters, charts, collages, cartoons, handouts, letters, street plays, etc. to all concerned.
  • Identifying low cost, environmentally friendly alternatives in order to deal with the scarcity of resources such as fuels in the locality.

Final Test

In addition to the course work, the candidate will be tested in one or more aspects of Home Science by the External Examiner.


The assignments/project works are to be evaluated by the subject teacher and by an External Examiner. The External Examiner may be a teacher nominated by the Head of the school, who could be from the faculty, but not teaching the subject in the section/class. For example, a teacher of Home Science of Class XI may be deputed to be an External Examiner for Class X, Home Science projects.

The Internal Examiner and the External Examiner will assess the assignments independently.

Award of Marks (100 Marks)

Subject Teacher (Internal Examiner) 50 marks

External Examiner 50 marks

The total marks obtained out of 100 are to be sent to CISCE by the Head of the school.

The Head of the school will be responsible for the online entry of marks on CISCE’s CAREERS portal by the due date.

ICSE Class 10 Home Science Syllabus 2023-24

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