ICSE Class 10 History and Civics Syllabus

ICSE Class 10 History and Civics Syllabus helps students in preparing a proper study plan. By looking at the 10th ICSE History and Civics syllabus, students can easily understand what topics they have covered and what remains. Thus, the ICSE Class 10 History and Civics Syllabus allows students to prepare for the exam in an organised way. Here, we have provided the latest Class 10 ICSE Syllabus for History and Civics for the year 2024.

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On this page, along with the syllabus, we have also provided the exam pattern for History and Civics subjects. Knowing the paper pattern will provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject and help students in preparing effectively for the board exam.

ICSE Class 10 History and Civics Paper Pattern 2023-2024

ICSE Class 10 students will have one paper on History and Civics subjects of 2 hours of duration carrying 80 marks. There will be an Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The theory paper is divided into two parts: Part I and Part II.

Part Topics Marks
Part 1 Consist of Short Answer Questions 30
Part 2 Consist of Section A and Section B. Students are required to answer 2 out of 3 questions from Section A and 3 out of 5 questions from Section B. 50

Latest ICSE Class 10 Civics Syllabus – Section A

1. The Union Legislature

2. The Union Executive

(a) The President:

(b) The Vice-President:

(c) Prime Minister and Council of Ministers

3. The Judiciary

(a) The Supreme Court

(b) The High Courts

(c) Subordinate Courts

ICSE Class 10 History Syllabus – Section B

1. The Indian National Movement (1857 – 1917)

(a) The First War of Independence, 1857

(b) Factors leading to the growth of Nationalism

(c) First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907)

Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)

2. Mass Phase of the National Movement (1915-1947)

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Forward Bloc (objectives) and INA (the name of the founder, objectives and any two achievements), Contributions of Subhas Chandra Bose.

(c) Independence and Partition of India

3. The Contemporary World

(a) The First World War

(b) Rise of Dictatorships

(c) The Second World War

(d) United Nations

(i) The objectives of the U.N.

(ii) Major agencies of the United Nations

(e) Non Aligned Movement (NAM)

ICSE Class 10 History and Civics Syllabus – Internal Assessment

ICSE Class 10 students have to work on any one project/assignment related to the History and Civics Syllabus.

Suggested Assignments

Have a look at the list of the project work/assignments.

  1. Compare the Parliamentary and Presidential forms of Government with reference to India and the U.S.A.
  2. Conduct a mock Court and record the proceedings.
  3. Present a life sketch and contributions of any one of the following Presidents of India – Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (or any other).
  4. Present a book review of any one of the following works: Dadabai Naoroji’s ‘Poverty and un-British rule in India’, Gandhi’s ‘The Story of my Experiments with Truth’, Nehru’s ‘Discovery of India’, Bhagat Singh’s ‘Why I am an Atheist’, Vijayalakshmi Pandit’s ‘The Scope of Happiness, A Personal Memoir’, Abdul Kalam’s ‘Wings of Fire’.
  5. Discuss the relevance of any one of the following films to understand the history of 20th Century Europe: The Book Thief, Schindler’s List, Escape to Victory, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Life is Beautiful, The Sound of Music, Gandhi (Richard Attenborough), Sardar (Ketan Mehta), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose – The Forgotten Hero (Shyam Benegal).
  6. Highlight the work and achievements of any one Nobel Laureate – Malala Yousafzai or Kailash Satyarthi.
  7. Make a PowerPoint presentation on India’s Independence and Partition.
  8. Make a presentation on the influence of Gandhian principles on Martin Luther King/Nelson Mandela.
  9. Prepare a report on the contributions of any one of the following agencies of the United Nations – UNESCO / WHO / UNICEF / ILO / UNDP / FAO.
  10. Present a case study of any recent human rights violations and redressal mechanisms available to prevent such instances in the future.

We have also compiled the syllabus of all subjects in a single place. Students can access them easily by visiting the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus page. Download BYJU’S – The Learning App and fall in love with learning.


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