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**Class 10 Course Content**

##### Course Details

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.

##### Syllabus

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Pure Arithmetic | Rational and Irrational Numbers |

Commercial Mathematics | Compound Interest |

Algebra | Expansions, Factorisation, Simultaneous Linear Equations in two variables.Indices/ Exponents,Logarithms |

Geometry | Triangles, Rectilinear Figures, Circle |

Statistics | Introduction, collection of data, presentation of data, Graphical representation of data, Mean, Median of ungrouped data. |

Mensuration | Area and perimeter of a triangle and a quadrilateral. Area and circumference of a circle. Surface area and volume of Cube and Cuboids. |

Trigonometry | 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 |

Coordinate Geometry | 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 |

##### Course Details

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.

##### Syllabus

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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 |

Fluids | 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 |

Light | 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. |

Sound | 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 |

##### Course Details

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.

##### Syllabus

Topics | Contents |
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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 | 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 |

Atmospheric pollution | Acid rain – composition, cause, and its impact, Global warming, Ozone depletion |

##### Course Details

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

##### Syllabus

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Basic Biology | 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 |

Flowering Plants | Flower: Structure of a bisexual flower, functions of various parts, Pollination: self and cross-pollination, Fertilisation |

Plant Physiology | 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 |