ICSE Class 10 Syllabus

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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.

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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

      Aids to Vocabulary

      • Aids to Vocabulary


      • Prefix-Suffix


      • Nouns


      • Adjectives

      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  |  View Syllabus



      Word forms

      Correct Usage

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

      Types of sentences (Form)


      Avoiding Repetition

      Figures of Speech

      Types of sentences (Meaning)

      Active and Passive Voice


      Homophones and Homonyms


      Parts of Speech

      Synonyms and Antonyms

      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

    • Comprehension and Composition

      Informal Letter Writing

      Essay Writing

      Formal Letter Writing

      Precis Writing

      Notice Writing

      Debate Writing

      Diary Entry

      Speech Writing

      Dialogue Writing

      Article Writing

      Message Writing

      Report Writing

      Reading Comprehension

      Story Writing

      Email Writing

      Paragraph Writing

    • Poems and Short Stories  |  View Syllabus

      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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