CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus for Academic Year 2020-2021

Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships. CBSE Class 10 syllabus of Social Science covers all the important topics and sub-topics related to the subject. The syllabus is framed as per the guidelines of the CBSE board. It provides detailed information about the course structure, distribution of marks, time duration, projects, assignments and textbooks to refer. While preparing for their final board exam the students should refer to Class 10 social science to score good marks in their exam. CBSE has cut down the syllabus for this academic year by 30%.

Download CBSE Class 10 Social Science Revised Syllabus 2020-2021 PDF

Class 10 students can get the latest syllabus of CBSE Board Social Science subject for the academic year 2020-2021.

CBSE Course Structure with Unit-Wise Marks Distribution

Time: 3 Hrs.                                                      Max. Marks: 80
No. Units No. of Periods Marks
I India and the Contemporary World – II 46 20
II Contemporary India – II 34 20
III Democratic Politics – II 27 20
IV Understanding Economic Development 44 20
Total 151 80

Download CBSE Class 10 Deleted Portion of Social Science Syllabus PDF 2020-21

Students can also find the deleted portion of CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2020-21 from the table below:

S. No. Chapter No. and Chapter Name (NCERT Textbook) Recommended Portion for deletion
1. Section 2 : Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
NOTE – Any one out of these two chapters (chapter 3/chapter 4)
Chapter 3: The Making of a Global World Chapter 4: The Age of Industrialisation
The chosen Chapter to be assessed in the Periodic Tests and not in Board Examination.
2. Section 3: Everyday Life, Culture and Politics
Chapter 5: Print Culture and the Modern World
Complete Chapter
3 Chapter 2: Forest and Wildlife Complete Chapter
4 Chapter 3: Water Resources Complete Chapter except for Map Items which will be assessed in the Examination
5 Chapter 5: Mineral and Energy Resources Complete Chapter except for Map Items which will be assessed in the Examination
6 Chapter 3: Democracy and Diversity Complete Chapter
7 Chapter 4: Gender, Religion and Caste Complete Chapter
8 Chapter 5: Popular Struggles and Movements Complete Chapter
9 Chapter 8: Challenges to Democracy Complete Chapter

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Project Work

In the CBSE Syllabus PDF of Social Science students will find the complete detail on project work. These project work are added into the curriculum so that students get to know the problems related to social issue in the society.

1. Every student has to compulsorily undertake any one project on the following topics:

  • Consumer Awareness
  • Social Issues
  • Sustainable Development

2. Objective: The overall objective of the project work is to help students gain an insight and pragmatic understanding of the theme and see all the Social Science disciplines from interdisciplinary perspective. It should also help in enhancing the Life Skills of the students.

Students are expected to apply the Social Science concepts that they have learnt over the years in order to prepare the project report.

If required, students may go out for collecting data and use different primary and secondary resources to prepare the project. If possible, various forms of art may be integrated in the project work.

3. The distribution of marks over different aspects relating to Project Work is as follows:

S. No. Aspects Marks
a. Content accuracy, originality and analysis 2
b. Presentation and creativity 2
c. Viva Voce 1

4. The projects carried out by the students in different topics should subsequently be shared among themselves through interactive sessions such as exhibitions, panel discussions, etc.

5. All documents pertaining to assessment under this activity should be meticulously maintained by concerned schools.

6. A Summary Report should be prepared highlighting:

  • objectives realized through individual work and group interactions;
  • calendar of activities;
  • innovative ideas generated in the process ;
  • list of questions asked in viva voce.

7. It is to be noted here by all the teachers and students that the projects and models prepared should be made from eco-friendly products without incurring too much expenditure.

8. The Project Report should be handwritten by the students themselves.

9. Records pertaining to projects (internal assessment) of the students will be maintained for a period of three months from the date of declaration of result for verification at the discretion of Board. Subjudiced cases, if any or those involving RTI / Grievances may, however, be retained beyond three months.

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