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CBSE Class 10 board exam is an important stage in students’ life as it lays the foundation for their future and career. CBSE class 10th board results act as the most critical parameter in deciding whether the students will be able to get into their desired stream in class 11th or not. CBSE Class 10 Board Exam serves as an indicator of a student’s academic performance.

CBSE Class 10: Subjects

There are five compulsory subjects, two optional subjects and two internal assessment subjects. So, students must study 9 subjects in their CBSE Class 10. Let’s see the subjects for the Class 10 board exams:

Sets of Subjects Subjects
Compulsory Subjects Subject 1 Language 1
Subject 2 Language 2
Subject 3 Science
Subject 4 Mathematics
Subject 5 Social Science
Optional Subjects Subject 6 Skill Subject
Subject 7 Language 3 / Any Academic subject other than opted above
SUBJECTS OF INTERNAL ASSESSMENT {Assessment and certification at school level} Subject 8 & 9 Art Education

Health & Physical Education (Work Experience subsumed)

CBSE Class 10: Syllabus & Study Material for 2024-25

CBSE releases the syllabus for classes 1 to 12. The curriculum serves as a guideline for teachers and students. Let’s see the syllabus for Class 10:

Subjects Chapters
Hindi Kshitij-2


  • सूरदास
  • राम-लक्ष्मण-परशुराम संवाद
  • आत्मकथा
  • उत्साह
  • अट नहीं रही है
  • यह दंतुरित मुस्कान
  • फसल
  • संगतकार


  • नेताजी का चश्मा
  • बालगोबिन भगत
  • लखनवी अंदाज़
  • एक कहानी यह भी
  • नौबतखाने में इबादत
  • संस्कृति



  • साखी
  • पद
  • मनुष्यता
  • पर्वत प्रदेश में पावस
  • तोप
  • कर चले हम फ़िदा
  • आमंत्रण


  • बड़े भाई साहिब
  • डायरी का एक पन्ना
  • तताँरा वामीरो कथा
  • तीसरी कसम के शिल्पकार शैलेन्द्र
  • अब कहा दूसरे के दुःख से दुखी होने वाले
  • पतझर में टूटी पत्तियां
  • कारतूस

Sanchayan Bhag-2

  • हरिहर काका
  • सपनो के से दिन
  • टोपी शुक्ला


  • माता का आंचल
  • साना-साना हाथ जोड़ी
  • में क्यों लिखता हूँ?
English Prose:

  • A letter to God
  • Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom
  • Two Stories About Flying
  • From the Diary of Anne Frank
  • Glimpses of India
  • Mijbil the Otter
  • Madam Rides the Bus
  • The Sermon at Benares
  • The Proposal (Play)


  • Dust of Snow
  • Fire and Ice
  • A Tiger in the Zoo
  • How to Tell Wild Animals
  • The Ball Poem
  • Amanda!
  • The Trees
  • Fog
  • The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  • For Anne Gregory


  • A Triumph of Surgery
  • The Thief’s Story
  • The Midnight Visitor
  • A Question of Trust
  • Footprints Without Feet
  • The making of a Scientist
  • The necklace
  • Bholi
  • The Book That Saved the Earth


  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Subject-verb concord
  • Reported speech
  • Commands and requests
  • Statements
  • Questions
  • Determiners
  • Real Numbers
  • Polynomials
  • Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Arithmetic Progrssions
  • Triangles
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Introduction to Trigonometry
  • Some Applications of Trigonometry
  • Circles
  • Areas Related to Circles
  • Surface Area and Volumes
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Chemical Reactions and Equations
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Carbon and its Compounds
  • Life Processess
  • Control and Coordination
  • How do Organisms Reproduce?
  • Heredity
  • Light- Reflection and Refraction
  • The Human Eye and The Colorful World
  • Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
  • Our Environment
India and the Contemporary World – II

Events and Processes:

  • The Rise of Nationalism in Europe
  • Nationalism in India

Livelihoods, Economies and Societies:

  • The Making of a Global World
  • The Age of Industrialization

Everyday Life, Culture and Politics:

  • Print Culture and the Modern World

Contemporary India – II

  • Resources and Development
  • Forest and Wildlife
  • Water Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Minerals and Energy Resources
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Life Lines of National Economy

Democratic Politics – II

  • Power Sharing
  • Federalism
  • Gender, Religion and Caste
  • Political Parties
  • Outcomes of Democracy

Understanding Economic Development

  • Development
  • Sectors of the Indian Economy
  • Money and Credit
  • Globalization and the Indian Economy
  • Consumer Rights: To be used only for Project Work

CBSE Class 10 Study Plan to Maximise Score in 2024-25 Exams

5 Tips to Maximise Score in CBSE Class 10 Board 2024-25 Exams:

  • As a Class 10 student, you must follow a proper schedule and devote equal time to every subject.
  • You should give special attention to sample papers and previous year’s question papers. As the exams approach, start solving them daily to know about the exam pattern, marking scheme, important questions etc.
  • Get a thorough knowledge of the CBSE class 10 syllabus as the board’s question papers are prepared per the CBSE board syllabus.
  • Each chapter should be revised thoroughly before the final board exam.
  • Make separate notes of important formulae, diagrams, graphs, chemical reactions etc.

List of Future Exams after Class 10

Some of the competitive exams for CBSE Class 10 students are listed below:

  • National Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE)
  • Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing (ASSET)
  • Indian National Mathematical Olympiad [INMO]
  • International Maths Olympiad (IMO)
  • Science Olympiad Foundation [SOF] Exams
  • Indian National Olympiad (INO)/National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)
  • International English Olympiad (IEO)
  • IAF Airmen Recruitment/Indian Navy Matric Recruitment/Indian Army Soldier Recruitment

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