There will be one paper of two and a half hours duration carrying 80 marks and an Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks). Section I: will consist of compulsory short answer questions. Section II: Candidates will be required to answer four out of seven questions.
Rational and Irrational Numbers
Expansions, Factorisation, Simultaneous Linear Equations in two variables.Indices/ Exponents,Logarithms
Triangles, Rectilinear Figures, Circle
Introduction, collection of data, presentation of data, Graphical representation of data, Mean, Median of ungrouped data.
Area and perimeter of a triangle and a quadrilateral. Area and circumference of a circle. Surface area and volume of Cube and Cuboids.
Trigonometric Ratios, Trigonometric ratios of standard angles, Simple 2-D problems involving one right-angled triangle., Concept of trigonometric ratios of complementary angles and their direct application
Cartesian System, plotting of points in the plane for given coordinates, solving simultaneous linear equations in 2 variables graphically, and finding the distance between two points using the distance formula
There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and an Internal Assessment of practical work carrying 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks). Section I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions on the entire syllabus. Section II will contain six questions. Candidates will be required to answer any four of these six questions.
Measurements and Experimentation
International System of Units, Measurements using common instruments, Vernier calipers and micrometer screw gauge for length, and simple pendulum for time
Motion in One Dimension
Scalar and vector quantities, distance, speed, velocity, acceleration; graphs of distance-time and speed-time; equations of uniformly accelerated motion with derivations.
Laws of Motion
Contact and non-contact forces; cgs & SI units, Newton’s First Law of Motion (qualitative discussion) introduction of the idea of inertia, mass, and force, Newton’s Second Law of Motion (including F=ma); weight and mass.Newton’s Third Law of Motion (qualitative discussion only), Gravitation
Change of pressure with depth (including the formula p=hρg); Transmission of pressure in liquids; atmospheric pressure, Buoyancy, Archimedes’ Principle; floatation; relationship with density; relative density; determination of relative density of a solid,
Heat and Energy
Concepts of heat and temperature, Energy flow and its importance, Energy sourcesGlobal warming, and Green House effect
Reflection of light; images formed by a pair of parallel and perpendicular plane mirrors, Spherical mirrors; characteristics of the image formed by these mirrors. Uses of concave and convex mirrors.
Nature of Sound waves. Requirement of a medium for sound waves to travel; propagation and speed in different media; comparison with the speed of light, Infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic frequencies and their applications
Electricity and Magnetism
Simple electric circuit using an electric cell and a bulb to introduce the idea of current (including its relationship to charge); potential difference; insulators and conductors; closed and open circuits; direction of current (electron flow and conventional), Induced magnetism, Magnetic field of the earth. Neutral points in magnetic fields, Introduction of an electromagnet and its uses
There will be one paper of two hours duration of 80 marks and Internal Assessment of practical work carrying 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks). Section I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions on the entire syllabus. Section II will contain six questions. Candidates will be required to answer any four of these six questions.
The Language of Chemistry
Symbol of an element; valency; formulae of radicals and formulae of compounds. Balancing of simple chemical equations,Relative Atomic Masses (atomic weights) and Relative Molecular Masses (molecular weights): either -standard H atom or 1/12th of carbon 12 atom.
Chemical changes and reactions
Types of chemical changes.Energy changes in a chemical change.
Water as a universal solvent.Hydrated and anhydrous substances, Drying and Dehydrating Agents, Soft water and Hard water
Atomic Structure and Chemical bonding
Structure of an Atom, mass number and atomic number, Isotopes and Octet Rule, Electrovalent and covalent bonding, structures of various compounds – orbit structure,
The Periodic Table
Dobereiner’s Triads, Newland’s law of Octaves, Mendeleev’s contributions; Modern Periodic Law, the Modern Periodic Table. (Groups and periods)
Study of the First Element -Hydrogen
Position of the non-metal (Hydrogen) in the periodic table and general group characteristics with reference to valency electrons, burning, ion formation applied to the above-mentioned element
Study of Gas Laws
The behavior of gases under changes of temperature and pressure; explanation in terms of molecular motion (particles, atoms, molecules); Boyle’s Law and Charles’ Law; absolute zero; gas equation; simple relevant calculations
Acid rain – composition, cause, and its impact, Global warming, Ozone depletion
There will be one paper of two hours duration of 80 marks and Internal Assessment of Practical Work carrying 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks) and Section II (40 marks). Section I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions on the entire syllabus. Section II will contain six questions. Candidates will be required to answer any four of these six questions
The cell, a unit of life, protoplasm, basic difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell; differences between an animal and a plant cell, Tissues: Types of plant and animal tissues
Flower: Structure of a bisexual flower, functions of various parts, Pollination: self and cross-pollination, Fertilisation
Structure of dicot and monocot seeds, Germination of seeds, types, and conditions for seed germination, Respiration in plants: outline of the process, gaseous exchange
Diversity in living organisms
A brief outline of the five Kingdom classification, Economic importance of Bacteria., Economic importance of Fungi
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Nutrition, Skeleton - Movement and Locomotion, Structure and functions of skin, Respiratory System: Organs; mechanism of breathing; tissue respiration, heat production
Health and Hygiene
A brief introduction to maintaining good health, A brief introduction to communicable, non-communicable, endemic, epidemic, pandemic and sporadic diseases; modes of transmission.,Bacterial, Viral, Protozoan, Helminthic diseases,Aids to Health: Active and passive immunity,Health Organisations: Red Cross, WHO.
Waste generation and management
Sources of waste - domestic, industrial, agricultural, commercial, and other establishments, Methods of safe disposal of waste