ICSE Class 10 Syllabus

For making your ICSE Class 10 study plans, you need to know the correct topics and chapters as per the ICSE Board guidelines. On our learning portal, access the ICSE Class 10 syllabi such as ICSE Class 10 Maths Syllabus, ICSE Class 10 Science Syllabus, ICSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus, ICSE Class 10 Hindi Syllabus and ICSE Class 10 English Syllabus.

The Social Science Syllabus consists of the ICSE History & Civics Class 10 Syllabus and the ICSE Class 10 Social Studies Geography Syllabus. The ICSE Syllabus for Class 10 Science includes the ICSE Class 10 Physics Syllabus, ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Syllabus and ICSE Class 10 Biology Syllabus.

The ICSE Board updates the syllabus of Class 10 from time to time. That’s why we keep the syllabus section of our portal up-to-date to support your study plans. With the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus for 2020–2021, students can understand the course objectives, chapters, assignments, question paper pattern and other important details to accurately plan their Class 10 study schedule.

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  • Science

    • Biology |  View Syllabus

      Basic Biology

      • Basic Biology

      Cell - The Structural and Functional Unit of Life

      • Cell Organelles
      • The Cell

      Structure of Chromosomes, Cell Cycle and Cell Division

      • Mitosis
      • Meiosis
      • Genes and Chromosomes

      Genetics - Some Basic Fundamentals

      • Genetics and Variation
      • Mendel's Experiments on Inheritance

      Absorption by Roots - The Processes Involved

      • Absorption and Conduction in Plants
      • Transport of Materials - Processes


      • Transpiration
      • Significance and Factors affecting Transpiration

      Photosynthesis - Provider of Food for All

      • Photosynthesis
      • Factors Affecting Photosynthesis

      Chemical Coordination in Plants

      • Tropic Movement in Plants
      • Plant Hormones

      The Circulatory System

      • Blood, Blood Vessels and Lymph
      • Circulatory System-Heart
      • Blood Circulation-Hepatic and Systemic

      The Excretory System [Elimination of Body Wastes]

      • Excretory Substances
      • The Kidney
      • Urine Formation, Functions of Tubules

      The Nervous System

      • Neuron : Unit of the Nervous System
      • Nervous System

      Sense Organs

      • Human Eye and its Defects
      • Human Ear and Hearing

      Endocrine Glands - The Producers of Chemical Messengers

      • Hormones
      • Endocrine Glands - Adrenal gland and Pancreas
      • Endocrine Glands - Pituitary and Thyroid gland

      The Reproductive System

      • The Reproductive Organs
      • From Fertilisation to Birth

      Human Evolution

      • Human Evolution
      • Theories of Evolution

      Population - The Increasing Numbers and Rising Problems

      • Problems of Population Explosion
      • Controlling Population Explosion

      Pollution - A Rising Environmental Problem

      • Pollution and its Types
      • Effects of Pollution

      Aids to Health

      • The Immune System
      • Immunisation and Vaccination

      Health Organisations

      • Health Organisations
    • Chemistry |  View Syllabus

      Periodic Table - Periodic Properties and Variations of Properties

      • Modern Periodic Table
      • Properties in Modern Periodic Table

      Chemical Bonding - Ionic Compounds and Covalent Compounds

      • Electrovalent Bonding
      • Covalent Bonding
      • Redox Reactions

      Study of Acids, Bases and Salts

      • Introduction to Acids and Bases
      • Properties of Acids and Bases
      • p H Scale and Its Importance
      • Salts

      Analytical Chemistry : Uses of Ammonium Hydroxide and Sodium Hydroxide

      • Action of Alkalis on Substances

      Mole Concept and Stoichiometry

      • Gas Laws
      • Atomic Mass and Molecular Mass
      • Mole Concept

      Electrolytes, Non-Electrolytes and Electrolysis

      • Electrolytes
      • Electrolysis


      • Physical Properties of Metals and Non-Metals
      • Chemical Properties of Metals
      • Metals in Nature
      • Metallurgy of Iron
      • Metallurgy of Aluminum
      • Metallurgy of Zinc

      Study of Compounds - Hydrogen Chloride

      • Hydrogen Chloride
      • Hydrochloric Acid

      Study of Compounds - Ammonia and Nitric Acid

      • Ammonia
      • Nitric Acid

      Sulphuric Acid

      • Sulphuric Acid

      Organic Chemistry - Hydrocarbons

      • Introduction to Hydrocarbons
      • Alkanes
      • Alkenes
      • Alkynes
      • Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids
    • Physics |  View Syllabus


      • Moment of a Force
      • Uniform Circular Motion

      Work, Energy and Power

      • Principle of Conservation of Energy
      • Work, Energy and Power
      • Different Forms of Energy


      • Machines and Levers
      • Pulley

      Refraction of Light at Plane Surfaces

      • Refraction of Light
      • Refraction through Glass block and Prism
      • Applications of Refraction of Light
      • Total Internal Reflection

      Refraction Through a Lens

      • Refraction through Lens
      • Image Formation in Lens
      • Sign Convention and Lens Formula
      • Magnifying Glass and Application of Lenses


      • Deviation and Dispersion through Prism
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum
      • Scattering of Light


      • Sound Waves
      • Free, Damped and Forced Vibrations
      • Characteristics of Sound

      Current Electricity

      • Current and Voltage
      • Ohm's Law
      • Electro-motive Force, Potential Difference and Resistance
      • Electrical Energy and Power

      Electrical Power and Household Circuits

      • Household Wiring System
      • Essential Components of Wiring System


      • Magnetic Effect of Electric Current
      • Lorentz Force
      • Electromagnetic Induction and its Applications


      • Specific Heat Capacity
      • Change of Phase and Latent Heat


      • Atomic Structure and Radioactivity
      • Nuclear Fission and Fusion
  • Mathematics |  View Syllabus

    • Goods and Services Tax

      • GST
      • ITC


      • Interest on Recurring Deposit Account

      Shares and Dividend

      • Dividend on Shares

      Linear Inequations

      • Solving Inequations
      • Representation of The Solution on The Number Line
      • Solving Joint Inequations

      Quadratic Equations

      • Nature of Roots
      • Solution of Quadratic Equations by Factorisation
      • Solving Quadratic Equations Using The Formula
      • Word Problems in Quadratic Equations
      • Word Problems: Quadratic Equations

      Ratio and Proportion

      • Ratios
      • Proportions

      Remainder and Factor Theorems

      • Remainder Theorem
      • Factorisation: Factor Theorem


      • Introduction to Matrices
      • Algebra of Matrices
      • Multiplication of Matrices

      Arithmetic Progression

      • Introduction to Arithmetic Progression
      • General Term of an A.P.
      • Sum of n Terms of an A.P.
      • Arithmetic Mean
      • Word Problems of A.P.

      Geometric Progression

      • General Term of a G.P.
      • Sum of Terms of a G.P.
      • Geometric Mean

      Coordinate Geometry - Reflection

      • Reflection

      Section and Mid-Point Formula

      • Section Formula
      • Mid-Point Formula

      Equation of A Line

      • Slope of a Line
      • Various Forms of Equation of A Line


      • Similar Triangles
      • Basic Proportionality Theorem
      • Area of Similar Triangles
      • Applications To Maps And Models


      • Concept, Theorems and Applications of Loci

      Circle: Arc and Cyclic Properties

      • Relation between Arcs and Segments
      • Cyclic Quadrilaterals

      Circle: Tangents and Intersecting Chords

      • Secant and Tangent Properties
      • Properties of Tangents
      • Common Tangents: Direct, Transverse
      • Alternate Segment Property

      Circle : Constructions

      • Construction of Tangents
      • Construction: Incircle and Circumcircle

      Mensuration: Cylinder, Cone and Sphere

      • Surface Area of a Cylinder
      • Volume of a Cylinder
      • Surface Area of a Cone
      • Volume of a Cone
      • Surface Area: Sphere and Hemisphere
      • Volume: Sphere and Hemisphere
      • Conversion of Solids
      • Surface Area: Combination of Solids
      • Volume: Combination of Solids

      Trigonometrical Identities

      • Trigonometric Identities
      • Trigonometric Ratios of Complementary Angles
      • Trigonometric Tables

      Height and Distance

      • Introduction to Heights and Distances
      • Applications of Heights and Distances

      Statistics: Graphical Representation

      • Histogram and Ogive

      Measures of Central Tendency - Mean

      • Arithmetic Mean of Grouped Data

      Measures of Central Tendency - Median and Mode

      • Median of Grouped Data
      • Mode of Grouped Data


      • Applications of Probability
  • Hindi |  View Syllabus

    • Vyakran


      • Nouns


      • Adjectives

      Aids to Vocabulary

      • Aids to Vocabulary


      • Prefix-Suffix

      Correction of Incorrect Sentences

      • Correction of Incorrect Sentences

      Idioms and Proverbs

      • Idioms and Proverbs

      Genders and Numbers

      • Genders and Numbers


      • Tenses
    • Saaransh Lekhan

      Baat Aathanni Ki (Sahitya Sagar)

        Sakhi (Sahitya Sagar)

          Kaaki (Sahitya Sagar)

            Kundaliyan (Sahitya Sagar)

              Mahayagy Ka Purskaar (Sahitya Sagar)

                Swarg Bana Sakte Hai (Sahitya Sagar)

                  Netaaji Ka Chashma (Sahitya Sagar)

                    Vah Janm Bhumi Meri (Sahitya Sagar)

                      Apna-Apna Bhagya (Sahitya Sagar)

                        Megh Aaye (Sahitya Sagar)

                          Bade Ghar Ki Beti (Sahitya Sagar)

                            Pad (Sahitya Sagar)

                              Vinay Ke Pad (Sahitya Sagar)

                                Bhikshuk (Sahitya Sagar)

                                  Jamun Ka Ped (Sahitya Sagar)

                                    Bhed Or Bhediye (Sahitya Sagar)

                                      Chalna Humara Kaam (Sahitya Sagar)

                                        Do Kalakaar (Sahitya Sagar)

                                          Matru Mandir Ki Or (Sahitya Sagar)

                                            Sanskaar Baavana (Eakanki Sanchay)

                                              Bahu Ki Vida (Eakanki Sanchay)

                                                Matr Bumi Ka Maan (Eakanki Sanchay)

                                                  Sukhi Daali (Eakanki Sanchay)

                                                    Mahabharat Ki Saanjh (Eakanki Sanchay)

                                                      DeepDaan (Eakanki Sanchay)

                                                    • Social Studies

                                                      • History and Civics |  View Syllabus

                                                        The First War of Independence, 1857

                                                        • The First War of Independence, 1857

                                                        Growth of Nationalism

                                                        • Growth of Nationalism

                                                        Programme and Achievements of the Early Nationalists

                                                        • Programme and Achievements of the Early Nationalists

                                                        The Rise of Assertive Nationalism

                                                        • The Rise of Assertive Nationalism

                                                        Partition of Bengal

                                                        • Partition of Bengal

                                                        The Muslim League

                                                        • The Muslim League

                                                        Lucknow Pact, Home Rule League and August Declaration

                                                        • Lucknow Pact, Home Rule League and August Declaration

                                                        Mahatma Gandhi and the National Movement

                                                        • Mahatma Gandhi and the National Movement

                                                        Quit India Movement

                                                        • Quit India Movement

                                                        Forward Bloc and the INA

                                                        • Forward Bloc and the INA

                                                        Independence and Partition of India

                                                        • Independence and Partition of India

                                                        The First World War

                                                        • The First World War

                                                        Rise of Dictatorships

                                                        • Rise of Dictatorships

                                                        The Second World War

                                                        • The Second World War

                                                        United Nations

                                                        • United Nations

                                                        Major Agencies of the United Nations

                                                        • Major Agencies of the United Nations

                                                        Universal Declaration of Human Rights

                                                          Non-Aligned Movement

                                                          • Non-Aligned Movement

                                                          The Union Legislature

                                                          • The Union Parliament
                                                          • Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha
                                                          • Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha - Powers, Functions, Differences, Anti-Defection Law

                                                          The President and the Vice-President

                                                            Prime Minister and Council of Ministers

                                                            • The Prime Minister - Position and Power
                                                            • Council of Ministers, Collective and Individual Responsibility

                                                            The Supreme Court

                                                              The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

                                                              • The High Courts
                                                              • The Subordinate Courts
                                                            • Geography |  View Syllabus

                                                              Conventional Sources of Energy

                                                                Non-Conventional Sources of Energy

                                                                  Climate of India

                                                                  • Climate of India
                                                                  • Climate of India
                                                                  • Climate of India
                                                                  • Climate of India
                                                                  • Climate of India

                                                                  Interpretation of the Topographical Maps

                                                                    Location, Extent, Physical features of India-Map Study

                                                                    • Location, Extent, Physical features of India-Map Study

                                                                    Waste Management-I

                                                                    • Waste Management-I

                                                                    Natural vegetation of India

                                                                    • Natural vegetation of India


                                                                    • Transport
                                                                    • Transport
                                                                    • Transport
                                                                    • Transport
                                                                    • Transport

                                                                    Manufacturing Industries in India-Agro Based

                                                                    • Manufacturing Industries in India-Agro Based

                                                                    Manufacturing Industries in India-Mineral Based

                                                                    • Manufacturing Industries in India-Mineral Based

                                                                    Agriculture in India II-Cash crops

                                                                    • Agriculture in India II-Cash crops

                                                                    Agriculture in India I-Food Crops

                                                                    • Agriculture in India I-Food Crops

                                                                    Minerals in India

                                                                    • Minerals in India

                                                                    Soils in India

                                                                    • Soils in India
                                                                    • Soils in India
                                                                    • Soils in India
                                                                    • Soils in India
                                                                    • Soils in India

                                                                    Water Resources

                                                                    • Water Resources
                                                                    • Water Resources
                                                                    • Water Resources
                                                                    • Water Resources
                                                                    • Water Resources
                                                                    • Water Resources

                                                                    Waste Management-II

                                                                    • Waste Management-II
                                                                • Economics |  View Syllabus

                                                                  • Market

                                                                      Factors of Production

                                                                        Elementary Theory of Demand

                                                                          Elasticity of Demand

                                                                            Theory of Supply

                                                                              Meaning and Scope of Public Finance

                                                                                Public Revenue

                                                                                  Public Expenditure

                                                                                    Public Debt

                                                                                      Meaning and Functions of Money


                                                                                          Commercial Banking

                                                                                            Central Banking

                                                                                              Consumer Awareness

                                                                                            • Economics Applications |  View Syllabus

                                                                                              • Elementary Theory of Demand

                                                                                                  Elasticity of Demand

                                                                                                    Theory of Supply

                                                                                                      Factors of Production

                                                                                                        Nature and Structure of Markets

                                                                                                          The State and Economic Development

                                                                                                            Meaning and Functions of Money


                                                                                                                Commercial Banking

                                                                                                                  Central Banking

                                                                                                                • English |  View Syllabus

                                                                                                                  • Grammar

                                                                                                                    Subject- Verb Agreement

                                                                                                                      Synthesis of Sentences

                                                                                                                        Question Formation

                                                                                                                          Finites, Non-finites, Participles

                                                                                                                            Transformation of Sentences

                                                                                                                              Idioms and Phrases


                                                                                                                                  Phrases and Clauses

                                                                                                                                    Prefixes and Suffixes




                                                                                                                                            Direct and Indirect Speech



                                                                                                                                                  Word forms

                                                                                                                                                    Correct Usage

                                                                                                                                                    • Gap filling
                                                                                                                                                    • Sentence or Dialogue Completion
                                                                                                                                                    • Sentence Reordering
                                                                                                                                                    • Editing
                                                                                                                                                    • Omission
                                                                                                                                                    • Sentence Transformation


                                                                                                                                                      Avoiding Repetition

                                                                                                                                                        Figures of Speech

                                                                                                                                                          Types of sentences (Form)



                                                                                                                                                                Homophones and Homonyms

                                                                                                                                                                  Types of sentences (Meaning)

                                                                                                                                                                    Active and Passive Voice


                                                                                                                                                                        Parts of Speech

                                                                                                                                                                          Synonyms and Antonyms

                                                                                                                                                                          • Comprehension and Composition

                                                                                                                                                                            Dialogue Writing

                                                                                                                                                                              Article Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                Message Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                  Report Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                    Story Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                      Reading Comprehension

                                                                                                                                                                                        Paragraph Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                          Email Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                            Essay Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                              Informal Letter Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                                Precis Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Formal Letter Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debate Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Notice Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Diary Entry

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Speech Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poems and Short Stories

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Heart of the Tree (Henry Cuyler Bunner)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Cold Within (James Patrick Kinney)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Bangle Sellers (Sarojini Naidu)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After Blenheim (Robert Southey)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Television (Roald Dahl)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Daffodils (William Wordsworth)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I know why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Abu Ben Adhem (Leigh Hunt)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nine Gold Medals (David Roth)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Seattle’s Speech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Old Man at the Bridge (Ernest Miller Hemingway)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Horse and Two Goats (R.K. Narayan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hearts and Hands (O. Henry)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Face in the Dark (Ruskin Bond)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        An Angel in Disguise (T.S. Arthur)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Blue Bead (Norah Burke)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My Greatest Olympic Prize (Jesse Owens)

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