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ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2018 for ICSE March 2018 board exam has been announced by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE). ICSE Board exam is just a few months away and the date sheet has also been released. So the candidates must carefully check the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2018 and ensure that they don't miss out on anything.

  • Subject wise ICSE Class 10 Syllabus as declared by CISCE is given in the table given towards the end of this page. 
  • The ICSE Class 10 syllabus has an optional recommendation to include ‘Contemporary Studies’ to enhance educational transactions. Following are the subjects of class 10 with their examination pattern and the link to their complete syllabus.

Latest Update - ICSE Class 10 Syllabus for Mathematics has changed. Check the latest Mathematics syllabus below.

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2018 - Check here

Given below is a complete list of all the subjects in ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2018 as given by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination

Subject  ICSE Class 10 Syllabus 2018
English English Syllabus
Indian Languages Indian Languages
Second Languages  Sanskrit Syllabus
Modern Foreign Languages French, German, Spanish Syllabus
History and Civics History and Civics Syllabus
Geography Geography Syllabus
Economics  Economics Syllabus
Yoga Yoga Syllabus
Mathematics  Mathematics Syllabus
Physics Physics Syllabus
Chemistry Chemistry Syllabus
Biology Biology Syllabus
Home Sciences Home Science Syllabus
Fashion Designing Fashion Designing Syllabus
SUPW and Community Service SUPW and Community Service Syllabus
Modern Foreign Language- Group 3 Modern Foreign Language - Group III Syllabus
Commercial Studies  Commercial Studies Syllabus
Classical Language Classical Language Syllabus
Environmental Science  Environmental Science Syllabus
Computer Application Computer Applications Syllabus
Economic Application Economic Applications Syllabus
Commercial Application Commercial Applications Syllabus
Art Art Syllabus
Performing Art Performing Arts Syllabus
 Cookery Cookery Syllabus
 Physical Education Physical Education Syllabus
Technical Drawing Application Technical Drawing Applications Syllabus
Environmental Application Environmental Applications Syllabus


ICSE Class 10 Syllabus - Details

Given below is a detailed ICSE Class 10 syllabus for all the subjects that have been included. ICSE Class 10 syllabus consists of all the subjects that are important for an overall development of the student.

ICSE English syllabus for Class 10 

Given below is a descriptive list of the syllabus of all the subjects ICSE English Syllabus for Class 10

There will be two papers in English i.e. Paper 1 & Paper 2 and each of the papers will be of two hours duration.

  • Paper 1: English Language (80 Marks) Internal Assessment (20 Marks)
  • Paper 2: Literature in English (80 Marks) Internal Assessment (20 Marks)
  • The syllabus is given in the table below.

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus - Second Language 

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) has introduced the Second language so that the students can acquire knowledge of the elements of the language.

ICSE Indian Languages Syllabus for Class 10 

Indian languages papers will be set in the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Lepcha, Marathi, Malayalam, Mizo, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tangkhul, Telugu, Urdu or any other language of an Indian community approved by the Council.

There will be one paper of three hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, Section A and Section B.

  • Section A: Language 40 marks
  • Section B: Prescribed Texts 40 marks

ICSE Sanskrit Syllabus for Class 10

According to the ICSE Syllabus Class 10 for Sanskrit, there will be one paper of three hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The question paper will be divided into two sections, Section A and Section B.

  • Section A: Language 40 marks
  • Section B: Prescribed Texts 40 marks

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus - History and Civics 

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and an Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two parts, Part I and Part II.

  • Part I (30 marks) will contain short answer questions set from the entire syllabus. Candidates will be required to answer all questions.
  • Part II (50 marks) will consist of Section A and Section B. Candidates will be required to answer two out of three questions from Section A and three out of five questions from Section B. The sections will correspond to the sections indicated in the syllabus.

ICSE Geography Syllabus for Class 10 

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The question paper will consist of Part I and Part II.

  • Part I (compulsory) will consist of two questions. Question 1 will consist of short answer questions from the entire syllabus and Question 2 will consist of a question based on Map. Candidates will be expected to answer all questions.
  • Part II. Candidates will be required to choose any five questions.

ICSE Mathematics Syllabus for Class 10

There has been a notice issued by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations regarding the change in ICSE Class 10 syllabus of Mathematics. As per the notice, the topic of VAT has been replaced by GST in the ICSE 2020 Syllabus and also won't be tested in ICSE 2019 Mathematics Examination Exam. A screenshot of the same has been provided below. As per the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus, there will be one paper of two and a half hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks), 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.

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus for Mathematics

ICSE Physics Syllabus for class 10

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 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.

ICSE Chemistry Syllabus for class 10

There will be one paper of two and a half hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks), 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.

ICSE Biology Syllabus for Class 10

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 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.

ICSE Economics Syllabus for class 10

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections A and B.

  • Section A will consist of compulsory questions requiring short answers and will cover the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will consist of questions, which will require detailed answers. There will be a choice and candidates will be required to answer four questions from this section.

ICSE Computer Science Syllabus for class 10

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 Marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks in Computer Science as per ICSE Syllabus for Class 10. The paper will be divided into two Sections A and B.

  • Section A (20 marks): This section will consist of compulsory short answer questions, testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary/fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus.
  • Section B (60 marks): This section will consist of questions based on programming. There will be a choice of questions and candidates will be required to answer four questions from this section. 

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus Commercial Studies

There will be one written paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections A and B.

  • Section A will consist of questions requiring short answers and will cover the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will consist of questions, which will require detailed answers. There will be a choice and candidates will be required to answer four questions from this section.

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus Technical Drawing

There will be one written paper of three hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, A and B.

  • Section A will consist of a number of questions covering the entire syllabus. The candidates are to attempt three questions.
  • Section B will consist of questions which will require detailed answers. There will be a choice and candidates will be required to answer two questions from this section.

ICSE class 10 Syllabus Classical Language

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will consist of the following tests:

  • Question on elementary Sanskrit grammar.
  • Unprepared translation from English into Sanskrit consisting of short prose sentences.
  • Unprepared translation from Sanskrit into English.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Environmental Science

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will have two Sections:

  • Section A will contain short answer questions covering the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will contain six questions. Candidates will be required to answer any four questions from this section.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Agricultural Science

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, A and B.

  • Section A (Compulsory) will consist of questions requiring short answers and will cover the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will consist of questions that will require detailed answers. There will be a choice of questions and candidates will be required to answer four questions from this section.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Computer Applications

There will be one written paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections A and B.

  • Section A (Compulsory – 40 marks) will consist of compulsory short answer questions covering the entire syllabus.
  • Section B (60 marks) will consist of questions which will require detailed answers and there will be a choice of questions in this section

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Economic Applications

There will be one theory paper of two hours duration of 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The paper will consist of Part I and Part II.

  • Part I (compulsory) will contain short answer questions on the entire syllabus.
  • Part II will consist of questions that will require detailed answers. There will be a choice of questions.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Commercial Applications

There will be one written paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections A and B.

  • Section A (Compulsory) will consist of compulsory short answer questions covering the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will consist of questions which will require detailed answers and there will be a choice of questions in this section.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Agricultural Science Art

There will be four papers, Candidates will be required to offer any two papers:

  • Paper 1 (3hrs) Drawing and/or Painting from Still Life - 100 Marks
  • Paper 2 (3 hrs) Drawing and/or Painting from Nature - 100 Marks
  • Paper 3 (3 hrs) Original Imaginative Composition in Colour - 100 Marks
  • Paper 4 (3 hrs) Applied Art - 100 Marks

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Performing Arts

There will be one paper of two hours carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The syllabus is divided into three section

  • Section A - Vocal Music
  • Section B - Instrumental Music
  • Section C – Tabla

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Home Science

Home science has also been added to ICSE Syllabus Class 10. There will be one written paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Cookery

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The paper will be divided into two Sections, A and B.

  • Section A will consist of compulsory short answer questions covering the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will consist of questions that will require detailed answers. There will be a choice of questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions from this section.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Fashion Designing

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks in the subject Fashion Designing as per the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus. The paper will be divided into two Sections, A and B.

  • Section A will consist of compulsory short answer questions covering the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will consist of questions which will require detailed answers. There will be a choice of questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions from this section.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Physical Education

Physical education is a subject that is added to the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus to create awareness of the necessity for vigour and efficiency through physical fitness. It helps in developing knowledge and understanding of the requirements for healthy living, nutrition, exercise and relaxation. There will be one written paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Yoga

According to ICSE Class 10 Syllabus, there will be two paper on the Yoga subject. The paper I (Theory) will be of 2 hours duration carrying 100 marks. The paper will be divided into four sections as follows:

  • Section I: 40 marks
  • Section II: 20 marks
  • Section III: 20 marks
  • Section IV: 20 marks

Section I will be compulsory. Candidates will be required to attempt all the questions from this section. There will be no choice of questions. Sections II, III and IV will have a choice of questions. Candidates will be required to attempt two questions from each section.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Technical Drawing Applications 

As per the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus. There will be one written paper of three hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I and Section II

  • Section I (40 marks) shall consist of compulsory short answer questions chosen from the entire syllabus.
  • Section II (60 marks) shall contain questions which require longer answers. There will be a choice of questions.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Environmental Applications

There will be one written paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks of Environmental Applications as per the ICSE Class 10 Syllabus. The paper will have two Sections:

  • Section A (Compulsory) will contain short answer questions covering the entire syllabus.
  • Section B will consist of questions, which will require detailed answers. There will be a choice of questions in this section.

ICSE Syllabus for class 10 Modern Foreign Language - Group III

Modern Foreign Language has also been inserted in ICSE Class 10 Syllabus. There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks.

ICSE Class 10 Syllabus - SUPW and Community Service

SUPW and Community Service have been included in ICSE Class 10 Syllabus. An emphasis should be placed on work practice and classroom discussions in these classes. A component of Contemporary Studies may be correlated with Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW).

Work practice will include one main craft or equivalent service and at least one subsidiary craft or equivalent service.

ICSE Syllabus - Modern Foreign Language

A few foreign languages have also been added to ICSE Class 10 Syllabus and are listed below

ICSE French Syllabus for Class 10

The aim of the French language is to develop and integrate the use of the four language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ICSE German Syllabus for Class 10

The aim of the German language is to develop an interest in the appreciation of German and to develop and integrate the use of the four language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ICSE Spanish Syllabus for Class 10

The aim of the Spanish language is to develop and integrate the use of the four language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing and to appreciate the language as an effective means of communication.

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