CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2023-24: Changes and Updates

Board CBSE
Class 10
Session 2023-24
Subject Social Science (087)
Type Syllabus
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Social Science class 10 syllabus 2023-24

SOCIAL SCIENCE (Code No. 087)

CLASS – X (2023-24)

  • Theory: 80 Marks
  • Internal Assessment: 20 Marks
No. Units Marks
I India and the Contemporary World - II (History) 23
II Contemporary India - II (Geography) 22
III Democratic Politics -II (Political Science) 15
IV Understanding Economic Development (Economics) 15
V Map Pointing 5
Total 80
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – II (HISTORY) Section 1: Events and Processes 1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe: (6 marks)
  • The French Revolution and the Idea of the Nation
  • The Making of Nationalism in Europe
  • The Age of Revolutions: 1830-1848
  • The Making of Germany and Italy
  • Visualizing the Nation
  • Nationalism and Imperialism
2. Nationalism in India (8 marks)
  • The First World War, Khilafat, and Non - Cooperation
  • Differing Strands within the Movement
  • Towards Civil Disobedience
  • The Sense of Collective Belonging
Section 2: Livelihoods, Economies, and Societies 3. The Making of a Global World (1 Mark)
  • The Pre-modern world (Study only Page No. 53, 54, 55, and 56 from NCERT Class 10 History)
4. The Age of Industrialization (Only for periodic tests. Will not come in Board Exam 2023-24) Section 3: Everyday Life, Culture, and Politics 5. Print Culture and the Modern World (8 marks)
  • The First Printed Books
  • Print Comes to Europe
  • The Print Revolution and its Impact
  • The Reading Mania
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • India and the World of Print
  • Religious Reform and Public Debates
  • New Forms of Publication
  • Print and Censorship
Unit 2: Contemporary India – II (GEOGRAPHY) 1. Resources and Development (4 Marks)
  • Concept
  • Development of Resources
  • Resource Planning - Resource Planning in India, Conservation of Resources
  • Land Resources
  • Land Utilization
  • Land Use Pattern in India
  • Land Degradation and Conservation Measures
  • Soil as a Resource - Classification of Soils, Soil Erosion, and Soil Conservation (excluding Box Information on State of India’s Environment)
2. Forest and Wildlife (2 Marks)
  • Conservation of forest and wildlife in India
  • Types and distribution of forests and wildlife resources
  • Community and Conservation
3. Water Resources (4 Marks)
  • Water Scarcity and The Need for Water Conservation and Management
  • Multi-Purpose River Projects and Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Rainwater Harvesting
4. Agriculture (5 Marks)
  • Types of Farming – Primitive Subsistence, Intensive Subsistence, Commercial
  • Cropping Pattern – Major Crops, Food Crops other than Grains, Non-Food Crops, Technological, and Institutional Reforms
  • Food Security (excluding the impact of globalization on agriculture)
5. Minerals and Energy Resources (3 Marks)
  • What is a mineral?
  • Mode of occurrence of Minerals - Where are these minerals found?, Ferrous Minerals, Non-Ferrous Minerals, Non-Metallic Minerals, Rock Minerals
  • Conservation of Minerals
  • Energy Resources - Conventional Sources of Energy, Non-Conventional Sources of Energy
  • Conservation of Energy Resources
6. Manufacturing Industries (3 Marks)
  • Importance of Manufacturing - Industrial Location (excluding Industry Market Linkage), Agro-based Industry (excluding Cotton Textiles, Jute Textiles, Sugar Industry), Mineral based Industries (excluding Iron Steel Industry, Cement Industry), Industrial Pollution and Environmental Degradation, Control of Environmental Degradation
7. Life Lines of National Economy (1 Mark)
  • Roadways
  • Railways (Study only from page no. 71-75 till railways only from the new NCERT book)
Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II (POLITICAL SCIENCE) 1. Power Sharing (2 Marks)
  • Belgium and Sri Lanka
  • Majoritarianism in Sri Lanka
  • Accommodation in Belgium
  • Why power sharing is desirable?
  • Forms of Power Sharing
2. Federalism (3 Marks)
  • What is Federalism?
  • What makes India a Federal Country?
  • How is Federalism practiced?
  • Decentralization in India
4. Gender, Religion, and Caste (2 Marks)
  • Gender and Politics - Public/Private division, Women’s political representation
  • Religion, Communalism, and Politics – Communalism, Secular State
  • Caste and Politics - Caste inequalities, Caste in politics, Politics in caste
6. Political Parties (5 Marks)
  • Why do we need Political Parties? – Meaning, Functions, Necessity
  • How many parties should we have?
  • National Parties
  • State Parties
  • Challenges to Political Parties
  • How can Parties be reformed?
7. Outcomes of Democracy (3 Marks)
  • How do we assess democracy’s outcomes?
  • Accountable, responsive, and legitimate government
  • Economic growth and development
  • Reduction of inequality and poverty
  • Accommodation of social diversity
  • Dignity and freedom of the citizens
Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development (ECONOMICS) 1. Development (4 Marks)
  • What Development Promises - Different People, Different Goals
  • Income and Other Goals
  • National Development
  • How to compare different countries or states?
  • Income and other criteria
  • Public Facilities
  • Sustainability of Development
2. Sectors of the Indian Economy (5 Marks)
  • Sectors of Economic Activities
  • Comparing the three sectors
  • Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sectors in India
  • Division of sectors as organized and unorganized
  • Sectors in terms of ownership: Public and Private Sectors
3. Money and Credit (5 Marks)
  • Money as a medium of exchange
  • Modern forms of Money
  • Loan activities of Banks
  • Two different Credit situations
  • Terms of Credit
  • Formal Sector Credit in India
  • Self-Help Groups for the Poor
4. Globalization and the Indian Economy (1 Marks)
  • What is Globalization?
  • Factors that have enabled Globalization

LIST OF MAP ITEMS CLASS X (2023-24)

A. HISTORY (Outline Political Map of India) Chapter - 2 Nationalism in India – (1918 – 1930) for locating and labeling / Identification 1. Indian National Congress Sessions:
  1. Calcutta (Sep. 1920)
  2. Nagpur (Dec. 1920)
  3. Madras (1927)
2. Important Centres of the Indian National Movement
  1. Champaran (Bihar) - Movement of Indigo Planters
  2. Kheda (Gujarat) - Peasant Satyagraha
  3. Ahmedabad (Gujarat) - Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha
  4. Amritsar (Punjab) - Jallianwala Bagh Incident
  5. Dandi (Gujarat) - Civil Disobedience Movement
B. GEOGRAPHY (Outline Political Map of India) Chapter 1: Resources and Development (Identification only) a. Major soil Types Chapter 3: Water Resources (Locating and Labelling) a. Dams:
  • Salal
  • Bhakra Nangal
  • Tehri
  • Rana Pratap Sagar
  • Sardar Sarovar
  • Hirakud
  • Nagarjuna Sagar
  • Tungabhadra
Chapter 4: Agriculture (Identification only) a. Major areas of Rice and Wheat b. Largest / Major producer states of Sugarcane, Tea, Coffee, Rubber, Cotton, and Jute Chapter 5: Minerals and Energy Resources Minerals (Identification only) a. Iron Ore mines
  • Mayurbhanj
  • Durg
  • Bailadila
  • Bellary
  • Kudremukh
b. Coal Mines
  • Raniganj
  • Bokaro
  • Talcher
  • Neyveli
c. Oil Fields
  • Digboi
  • Naharkatia
  • Mumbai High
  • Bassien
  • Kalol
  • Ankaleshwar
Power Plants (Locating and Labelling only) a. Thermal
  • Namrup
  • Singrauli
  • Ramagundam
b. Nuclear
  • Narora
  • Kakrapara
  • Tarapur
  • Kalpakkam
Chapter 6: Manufacturing Industries (Locating and Labelling Only) Cotton Textile Industries:
  1. Mumbai
  2. Indore
  3. Surat
  4. Kanpur
  5. Coimbatore
Iron and Steel Plants:
  1. Durgapur
  2. Bokaro
  3. Jamshedpur
  4. Bhilai
  5. Vijayanagar
  6. Salem
Software Technology Parks:
  • Noida
  • Gandhinagar
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Hyderabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Thiruvananthapuram
Chapter 7: Lifelines of National Economy Major Ports: (Locating and Labelling) Major Sea Ports:
  • Kandla
  • Mumbai
  • Marmagao
  • New Mangalore
  • Kochi
  • Tuticorin
  • Chennai
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Paradip
  • Haldia
International Airports:
  • Amritsar (Raja Sansi - Sri Guru Ram Dass jee)
  • Delhi (Indira Gandhi)
  • Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji)
  • Chennai (Meenam Bakkam)
  • Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)
  • Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)
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Also See: CBSE Class 10 English Language & Literature Syllabus 2023-24 CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Syllabus 2023-24 CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24
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