ICSE Class 10 Home Science Syllabus 2023-24

CISCE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus of the New Academic Session 2023-24, for class 10.

Class 10th Syllabus has been revised and updated for the new session 2023-24. It’s very important for both Teachers and Students to understand the changes and strictly follow the topics covered in each subject for Class 10th.

We have also updated Oswal Gurukul Books as per the Latest Paper Pattern prescribed by CISCE Board for each Subject Curriculum.

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ICSE Home Science Class 10 Latest Syllabus

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.

S.No. Unit Topics Sub-Topics Marks
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; 100
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.
Internal Assessment 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. 100
The minimum number of assignments for the academic year:
Class X - Five practical oriented assignments as prescribed by the teacher

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

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