Class 8


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. 2023-24. 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 2023-24

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

  • ध्वनि (किवता)
  • लाख की चूिड़या (कहानी)
  • बस की यात्रा
  • दीवानों की हस्ती (किवता)
  • चिट्ठियों की अनूठी दुिनया (निबंध )
  • भगवान के डाकिए (किवता)
  • किया निराश हुआ जाए (निबंध )
  • यह सब से किठन समय नहीं (किवता)
  • कबीर की सखियाँ
  • कामचोर (कहानी)
  • जब सिनेमा ने बोलना सीखा
  • सुदामा चरित (किवता)
  • जहाँ पहिया है
  • अकबरी लोटा (कहानी)
  • सूर के पद (किवता)
  • पानी की कहानी (निबंध)
  • बाज और साँप (कहानी)

Durva Book

  • गुिड़या
  • दो गोरैया
  • चिट्ठियों मैं यूरोप
  • ओस
  • नाटक मैं नाटक
  • सागार यात्रा
  • उठ किसान ओ
  • सस्ते का चक्कर
  • एक खिलाड़ी की कुछ यादें
  • बस की सैर
  • हिंदी ने जनकी जंदगी बदल दी
  • आषाढ़ का पहला दिन
  • अन्याय के खलाफ
  • बच्चों के प्रिय श्री के शव शंकर पिल्लई
  • फर्श पर
  • बड़ी अम्मा की बात
  • वह सुबह कभी तो आएगी
  • 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

    • Chapter 1:
        The Best Christmas Present in the World

Poem: The Ant and the Cricket

  • Chapter 2:
      The Tsunami

Poem: Geography Lesson

  • Chapter 3:
      Glimpses of the Past

Poem: Macavity -The Mystery Cat

  • Chapter 4:
      Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory

Poem: The Last Bargain

  • Chapter 5:
      The Summit Within

Poem: The School Boy

  • Chapter 6:
      This is Jody’s Fawn

Poem: The Duck and the Kangaroo

  • Chapter 7:
      A Visit to Cambridge

Poem: When I set out for Lyonnesse

  • Chapter 8:
      A Short Monsoon Diary

Poem: On the Grasshopper and Cricket

  • Chapter 9:
      The Great Stone Face- I
  • Chapter 10:
      The Great Stone Face- II

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
  • The Comet- I
  • The Comet- II
  • 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
  • Practical Geometry
  • Data Handling
  • Squares and Square Roots
  • Cube and Cube Roots
  • Comparing Quantities
  • Algebraic Expressions and Identities
  • Visualizing Solid Shapes
  • Mensuration
  • Exponents and Powers
  • Direct and Inverse proportions
  • Factorization
  • Introduction to Graphs
  • Playing with numbers
  • Crop Production and Management
  • Microorganisms: Friend and Foe
  • Synthetic Fibres and Plastics
  • Materials: Metals and Non-Metals
  • Coal and Petroleum
  • Combustion and Flame
  • Conservation of Plants and Animals
  • Cell – Structure and Functions
  • Reproduction in Animals
  • Reaching the Age of Adolescence
  • Force and Pressure
  • Friction
  • Sound
  • Chemical Effects of Electric Current
  • Some Natural Phenomena
  • Light
  • Stars and the Solar System
  • Pollution of Air and Water
Social Science History

  • Where, When, How
  • The Establishment of Company Power
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • Crafts and Industries
  • The Revolt of 1857-58
  • Education and British rule
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • Colonialism and Urban Change
  • Changes in the Arts: Painting, Literature, architecture
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India after Independence

Social and Political Life

  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised
  • Economic Presence of the Government


  • Resources
  • Natural resources
  • Agriculture
  • Industries
  • Human Resources

CBSE Class 8 Study Plan to Maximise Score in 2023-24 Exams

Students can refer to the below-given tips to get good marks in CBSE Class 8 Exam 2024:
  • 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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