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CBSE Class 8 is counted as one of the critical stages in a student’s academic career. This standard is vital to students because it teaches them all the fundamental ideas they will need in their future classes. CBSE Class 8 students must understand the basics of each subject as the next higher class is a more detailed version of the same.
Therefore, students need to know the subjects, latest syllabus, study material and preparation strategy before creating a plan for Class 8th exams. Here at ALLEN Overseas, we provide all the necessary information and exam material, which is crucial for students.

CBSE Class 8: Subjects

Below are the class 8 CBSE board subjects included in the syllabus of the respective academic year, i.e. 2024-25. All the subjects are compulsory for the students to study in class 8 to be promoted to class 9:
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social science
Apart from them, some additional subjects include Sanskrit, Urdu, Computer etc.
Note: There are some changes in the Indian education world due to NEP (New Education Policy) that students should keep in mind:
  • Class 8 students in any school across India will now be required to study three languages.
  • Two of these languages must be native Indian languages, and one can be a foreign language.
  • Students will have to learn ‘coding’ in school.

CBSE Class 8: 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 8:
Hindi Vasant Book

  • लाख की चूिड़या (कहानी)
  • बस की यात्रा (व्यंग्य )
  • दीवानों की हस्ती (कविता)
  • भगवान के डाकिए (कविता)
  • किया निराश हुआ जाए (निबंध )
  • यह सब से किठन समय नहीं (कविता)
  • कबीर की सखियाँ
  • सुदामा चरित (कविता)
  • जहाँ पहिया है
  • अकबरी लोटा (कहानी)
  • सूर के पद (कविता)
  • पानी की कहानी (निबंध)
  • बाज और साँप (कहानी)

Durva Book

  • गुिड़या (कविता)
  • दो गोरैया (कहानी)
  • चिट्ठियों मैं यूरोप (पत्र)
  • ओस (कविता)
  • नाटक मैं नाटक (कहानी)
  • सागार यात्रा (यात्रा वृत्तांत)
  • उठ किसान ओ (कविता)
  • सस्ते का चक्कर (एकांकी)
  • एक खिलाड़ी की कुछ यादें (संस्मरण)
  • बस की सैर (कहानी)
  • हिंदी ने जनकी जंदगी बदल दी (भेंटवार्त्ता)
  • आषाढ़ का पहला दिन (कविता)
  • अन्याय के खलाफ (कहानी)
  • बच्चों के प्रिय श्री केशव शंकर पिल्लई (व्यक्तित्व)
  • फर्श पर (कविता)
  • बूढी अम्मा की बात (लोककथा)
  • वह सुबह कभी तो आएगी (निबंध)
  • आओ पित्रका निकाले

Bharat Ki Khoj

  • अहमदनगर का किला
  • तलाश
  • सिंधु घाटी सभ्यता
  • युगों का दौर
  • नयी समस्याएँ
  • अंतिम दौर -एक
  • अंतिम दौर -दो
  • तनाव
  • दो पृष्ठभूमिया – भारतीय और अंग्रेज़ी’

Sankshipt Buddhacharita

  • आरंभिक जीवन
  • अभिनिष्क्रमण
  • ज्ञान प्राप्ति
  • धर्मचक्र प्रवर्तन
  • महापरिनिवार्ण
English Honeydew – Textbook

  • The Best Christmas Present in the World
  • The Ant and the Cricket
  • The Tsunami
  • Geography Lesson
  • Glimpses of the Past
  • Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory
  • The Last Bargain
  • The Summit Within
  • The School Boy
  • This is Jody’s Fawn
  • A Visit to Cambridge
  • A Short Monsoon Diary
  • On the Grasshopper and Cricket

It So Happened

  • How the Camel got his Hump
  • Children at work
  • The Selfish Giant
  • The Treasure within
  • Princess September
  • The Fight
  • The Open Window
  • Jalebis
  • Ancient Education System of India


  • Order of Words and Clauses
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Tenses
  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Verb
  • Adverb
  • Preposition
  • Conjunction
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension Reading

Writing Skills

  • Notice
  • Story
  • Formal and Informal Letters
  • Diary Entry
  • Essay
  • Rational Numbers
  • Linear Equations in one variable
  • Understanding Quadrilaterals
  • Data Handling
  • Squares and Square Roots
  • Cube and Cube Roots
  • Comparing Quantities
  • Algebraic Expressions and Identities
  • Mensuration
  • Exponents and Powers
  • Direct and Inverse proportions
  • Factorization
  • Introduction to Graphs
  • Crop Production and Management
  • Microorganisms: Friend and Foe
  • Coal and Petroleum
  • Combustion and Flame
  • Conservation of Plants and Animals
  • Reproduction in Animals
  • Reaching the Age of Adolescence
  • Force and Pressure
  • Friction
  • Sound
  • Chemical Effects of Electric Current
  • Some Natural Phenomena
  • Light
Social Science History

  • Introduction: How, When and Where
  • From Trade to Territory: The Establishment of Company Power
  • Ruling the Countryside
  • Tribals, Dikus and Vision of a Golden Age
  • When People Rebel (1857 and After)
  • Civilising and “Native’, Educating the Nation
  • Women, Caste and Reform
  • The Making of the National Movement: 1870s-1947

Social and Political Life

  • The Indian Constitution
  • Understanding Secularism
  • Parliament and the Making of Laws
  • Judiciary
  • Understanding Marginalisation
  • Confronting Marginalisation
  • Public Facilities
  • Law and Social Justice


  • Resources
  • Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Industries
  • Human Resources

CBSE Class 8 Study Plan to Maximise Score in 2024-25 Exams

Students can refer to the below-given tips to get good marks in CBSE Class 8 Exam 2025:
  • Make a list of all the important topics and formulae to learn them properly.
  • Clear all doubts and queries from teachers.
  • Examine the most recent CBSE Class 8 Syllabus before starting your preparation using the NCERT Class 8 Books, which also offer the latest solved examples.
  • Writing down information rather than just reading. It will help you remember the information for a longer period.
  • Create a study schedule to give each subject equal importance. Don’t forget to schedule downtime; it’s just as important as learning.
  • Revise the syllabus and topics frequently.

List of Future Exams after Class 8

When a student enters high school, expectations from parents and teachers increase. They are expected to do well in school exams, at the same time, plan their careers. Olympiad exams for class 8 mould children and prepare them for other challenges. This class determines a child’s interest and opens various career options. Olympiad exams test student aptitude and assist them in deciding the area they would want to specialise in. They can choose one or all from the exams listed below.
Some of the competitive exams for CBSE Class 8 students are listed below:
  • Class 8 International Science Olympiad (ISO)
  • Class 8 International Maths Olympiad (IMO)
  • Class 8 English International Olympiad (EIO)
  • Class 8 General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO)
  • Class 8 International Computer Olympiad (ICO)
  • Class 8 International Drawing Olympiad (IDO)
  • Class 8 National Essay Olympiad (NESO)
  • Class 8 National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO)

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