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Secondary Syllabus provides students a broad and balanced understanding of subjects including languages, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science to enable students to communicate effectively, analyze information, make informed decisions, construct their world view in alignment with constitutional values and move ahead in the direction of becoming productive citizens. The recent focus of CBSE is on the development of 21st-century skills in settings where each student feels independent, safe, and comfortable with their learning. The Board hopes that schools will try to align curriculum in a way so that children feel more connected to it and employ their learning in real-life contexts. To achieve this aim, it is extremely important that children acquire adequate knowledge and skills in other core areas like Health and Physical Education, Life Skills, Values Education, Art Education, Work Education. We have added the new direct download links for all the subjects of class IX and X.
Class X Board Exam | Important Points To Remember
- The Board Examination in Mathematics is held at two levels in ClassX. However, it is not applicable to the internal assessment done in Mathematics at the school level in class X. The students who are opting Mathematics – Basic will have the option of taking Applied Mathematics (241) as an Elective at Class XI/Sr. Secondary, though they may not be permitted to take Mathematics (041) at Sr. Secondary level.
- However, a student who has opted Mathematics – standard can offer any one of the two available Mathematics at Sr. Secondary level.
- If a student fails in any one of the three compulsory subjects (i.e. Science, Mathematics and Social Science) and passes in the Skill subject(offered as a sixth optional subject), then that subject will be replaced by the Skill subject and the result of Class X Board examination will be computed accordingly.
- If a student fails in any language subject, out of first five subjects, the same will be replaced by the language taken as sixth subject (in case of no skills subjects offered) or as seventh subject (optional), provided that he or she has passed this language and after replacement either Hindi or English remains as a passed language in the first five subjects.
- It is expected that all the students would have studied three languages up to class VIII. Those students who could not clear the third language in class VIII and have been promoted to class IX, shall be examined by the concerned schools at the end of Class IX in the same syllabus and textbooks as prescribed for class VIII. Those who are still unable to clear the third language at the end of class IX may be given another opportunity in class X. No student shall be eligible to appear in secondary School Examination of the Board at the end of class X unless she/he has passed in the third language. However, students with disabilities are exempted from the study of third language.
- Either Hindi or English must be one of the two languages to be studied in class IX and X. Hindi and English can also be offered simultaneously.17In Hindi, two courses have been provided for class IX and X keeping in view the varying backgrounds of the students and a student may either opt for Hindi A (Code 002) or Hindi B (Code 085).
- Students offering an additional sixth skill subject may also offer an additional language III/ any subject as seventh subject.
- Out of the three subjects – Computer Application (Code 165), Information Technology (Code 402) and Artificial Intelligence (code417) – only one can be offered. A combination of these subjects is not permitted.
- For Skill subjects, only those subjects can be offered for which permission has been given by the Department of Skill Education, CBSE.
- The board is extending several exemptions/concessions to candidates with disabilities as defined in the “THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 2016”. Exemptions/Concessions extended to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities for Class X & XII Examinations conducted by the Board and the Standard Operating Procedure for availing these concessions are available on :https://www.cbse.gov.in/cbsenew/Examination_Circular/2019/5_CIRCULAR.pdfSchools and candidates may also refer to the circulars issued by the Board from time to time on this matter.
- For Regional Languages, the Board prescribes the textbooks being followed in classes IX and X in the respective State Boards where the language is taught. Schools are also advised to bring to the notice of CBSE the changes, if any, brought out at the commencement of the session by the respective State Boards, in the textbooks of the language of their State. Schools are directed to strictly follow the textbooks prescribed by CBSE in its curriculum. Changes, if any, can be adopted only after CBSE notifies it.
New CBSE Secondary Curriculum Class IX-X | CBSE Syllabus Class 9 & 10 PDFs
Use the links below to download the PDF of Class 9 and 10 syllabus for 2021-22.
Main Subjects – (Group-A1)
Other Academic Electives -(Group-A2)
- Carnatic Music (Vocal)
- Carnatic Music (Melodic Instruments)
- Carnatic Music (Percussion Instruments)
- Hindustani Music (Vocal)
- Hindustani Music (Melodic Instruments)
- Hindustani Music (Percussion Instruments)
- Home Science
- National Cadet Corps (NCC)
- Computer Applications
- Elements of Business
- Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy
Subject of Internal Assessment
Languages – (Group-L)