CBSE 10th SST Syllabus|SST Syllabus For Class 10 CBSE Board

CBSE Class 10 social studies syllabus with course structure is mentioned below. The candidates of CBSE board 10th class can check the syllabus for all units from below.

Exam Course Structure- For both terms, the marks distribution of the unit remains same-

Unit 1: India & Contemporary World – II

Unit 2: Contemporary India- II

Unit 3: Democratic Politics- II

Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development

Unit 5: Disaster Management

Exam Syllabus-

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – II

  • Study any 2 themes from available 3. Third theme is compulsory and any one from first & second.

1.2 & 1.3- 1 from each sub units will be asked as defined for Term 1 & Term 2 below-

For Term I-

1.2 (Livelihoods, Economies and Societies)

Ch 4- The making of Global World which includes topics like- Differentiate industrialization in Britain & India, Relationship of handicrafts & industrial production, Livelihood of workers. Followed by this is case studies of Britain & India

Ch 5- The Age of Industrialization- urbanization, Migration & growth of towns, Social change Merchants, middle classes, workers and urban poor. Case Studies of London and Bombay in the 19th & 20th century

Ch 6- Work, Life and Leisure- Integration of the world market, Trade & economy between the two Wars. Case study of post War International Economic order, 1945 to 1960s

1.3 (Everyday Life, Culture and Politics)

Ch 7- Print Culture & Modern World- History of print in Europe, growth of press in 19th century

Cb 8- Novels, Society and History- Relationship of novel & changes in modern society

For Term II-

1.1: Events and processes (prepare any 2 of following)

Ch 1- The Rise of Nationalism in Europe after 1830s, ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini, General characteristics of the movements in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and Greece.

Ch 2- The Nationalist Movement in Indo – China: French colonialism in Indo-China, Phases of struggle against the French, second world war, liberation struggle, America and the second Indo-China war

Ch 3- Nationalism in India: First world war, Non-Cooperation, Civil Disobedience Movement, Satyagraha, Movements of peasants. It includes map work of 3 marks

Unit 2: Contemporary India – II

For Term I:

Ch 1: Resources and Development: Types, natural resources, soil types, land degradation, conservation measures

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Ch 2: Forest and Wild Life Resources: Types, depletion of flora and fauna, conservation, protection

Ch 3. Water Resources: Sources, water scarcity, need for conservation and management, rainwater harvesting, multi-purpose projects, distribution, utilization

Ch 4: Agriculture: Types of farming, pattern of cropping, impact of different reforms, major crops

It includes map of 3 marks.

For Term II

Ch 5: Minerals and Energy Resources: Types of power resources, distribution, use, economic importance, Types, conservation

Ch 6. Manufacturing Industries: Types, distribution, contribution to the national economy, industrial pollution, degradation causes and measures to control it

Ch 7: Life Lines of National Economy

It includes Map of 3 marks

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II

For Term I

Ch 1 & 2: Power Sharing & Federalism

Ch 3 & 4: Democracy & Diversity and Gender, Religion & Caste

For Term II

Ch 5 & 6: Popular Struggles, Movements & Political Parties

Ch 7: Outcomes of Democracy

Ch 8: Challenges to Democracy

Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development

For Term I

Ch 1: Development: National Income, Per-capita Income, Growth of NI, development indicators like PCI, IMR, SR, health & educational development, Human Development Indicators, case study of 3 countries

Ch 2: Sectors of the Indian Economy: Historical changes, rising importance of tertiary sector, Division of Organised & Unorganised sectors, Protective measures for unorganised sector workers

For Term II

Ch 3: Money & Credit: Role of money in economy, Historical, Formal & Informal financial institutions for Savings and Credit, money lenders, landlords, private finance companies

Ch 4: Globalisation and the Indian Economy

Ch 5: Consumer Rights

Unit 5: Disaster Management

In this unit, the sections to be studied are- Tsunami, Safer Construction Practices, Survival Skills, Alternate Communication systems during disasters, Sharing Responsibility


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