Deleted Syllabus of Class 10th

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Deleted Syllabus of Class 10th

Owing to the hardships faced by students and teachers in the ongoing academic session because of the pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce the syllabus of class 10th for 2020-21 session. In this blog, we bring you the reduced and deleted syllabus of Class 10 CBSE 2020-21.

Deleted Syllabus of Class 10 Maths 

Here is the reduced and deleted syllabus of Class 10 Maths:

Chapters  Deleted Topics 
Real Numbers Euclid’s division lemma
Polynomials Statement and easy problems on division algorithms for polynomials with real coefficients.
Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables Cross multiplication method
Quadratic Equations Situational problems based on equations reducible to quadratic equations
Arithmetic Progression  Application in solving day to day problems based on sum to n terms
Coordinate Geometry Area of a triangle
Triangles  Proof of the following theorems are deleted  
-In a triangle, if the square on one side is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides, the angle opposite to the first side is a right angle.
-The ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the squares of their corresponding sides. 
Constructions  Construction of a triangle similar to a given triangle.
Introduction to Trigonometry Motivate the ratios whichever are defined at 0o and 90o
Trigonometric Identities Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles
Areas Related to Circles  Problems on central angle of 120°
Surface Areas and Volumes Frustum of a cone
Statistics  -Step deviation Method for finding the mean  
-Cumulative Frequency graph

Deleted Syllabus of Class 10 Science 

The reduced syllabus of Class 10 Science contains several topics that are deducted from particular syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Here is the detailed syllabus of Class 10 Science:

Chapters  Deleted Topics 
Metals and Non-metals Basic metallurgical processes; Corrosion and its prevention.
Carbon Compounds -Difference between saturated hydrocarbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons.
-Chemical properties of carbon compounds (combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction). 
-Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses), soaps and detergents.
-Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing functional groups (halogens, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes and alkynes),
Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants Whole Chapter Deleted
Heredity and Evolution Basic concepts of evolution
The Human Eye and the Colourful World Functioning of a lens in human eye, defects of vision and their corrections, applications of spherical mirrors and lenses
Magnetic Effects of Current Electric Generator, Direct current.Alternating current: frequency of AC, Advantage of AC over DC.Domestic electric circuits
Sources of Energy Whole Chapter Deleted
Management of Natural Resource
Note: This chapter is only a part of the Internal Assessment exams and will not be assessed in the Annual Board Examination.
-Conservation and judicious use of natural resources. Forest and wildlife; Coal and Petroleum conservation. 
-Examples of people’s participation for conservation of natural resources. Big dams: advantages and limitations; alternatives, if any. 
-Water harvesting. Sustainability of natural resources.

Social Science 

The individual syllabus of all the bifurcations of Social Science, that is, History; Geography and Political Science has been reduced for the academic session 2020-2021. Here are the insights of the deleted syllabus of class 10 Social Studies:

Deleted Syllabus of Class 10 History

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World- II (History)

Chapters  Delete Portion 
Section 2 : Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
Chapter 3: The Making of a Global World
Chapter 4: The Age of Industrialisation
(Note: Any 1 chapter between chapter 3 and 4)

The chosen chapter is to be assessed in the Periodic Tests and not in Board Examination.

Section 3: Everyday Life, Culture and Politics 
Chapter 5: Print Culture and the Modern World
Complete Chapter

Deleted Syllabus of Class 10 Geography

Unit 2: Contemporary Indian-II (Geography)

Chapters  Delete Portion 
Chapter 2: Forest and Wildlife Entire Chapter
Chapter 3: Water Resources Entire chapter except for the map topics that will be assessed in the examination
Chapter 5: Mineral and Energy Resources Entire chapter except for the map topics that will be assessed in the examination

Unit 3: Democraic Politics (Political Science)

Chapters  Delete Portion 
Chapter 3: Democracy and Diversity Entire Chapter
Chapter 4: Gender, Religion and Caste Entire Chapter
Chapter 5: Popular Struggles and Movements Entire Chapter
Chapter 8: Challenges to Democracy Entire Chapter

English 

Like the above-mentioned subjects, some topics from the Grammar as well as the Literature portion of the English class 10 syllabus have been removed. Here is the deleted syllabus of Class 10 English:

Grammar

  • Prepositions
  • Use of Passive Voice
  • Clauses: Noun, Adverb Clauses of condition and time, Relative
  • First Flight – Text for Class X

Literature

First Flight 

  1. How to Tell Wild Animals
  2. Trees
  3. Fog
  4. Mijbil the Otter
  5. For Anne Gregory

Footprints Without Feet

  1. The Midnight Visitor
  2. A Question of Trust
  3. The Book That Saved The Earth

Hindi 

Within Hindi, there are two separate sets of syllabi that schools are open to choose from. Here is the deleted syllabus of class 10 Hindi for both course A and B:

Hindi Course A

Source: Official Website

Hindi Course B

Now that we are familiar with the deleted syllabus of class 10th of all the core subjects, let us now check out the same for the additional subjects. 

Computer Application (Additional Subject)

Computer Application is a prominent additional subject that equips students with the fundamentals of the world of computers that eventually helps them build a career ahead in this field. 

Unit 4: Scratch or Python (Theory and Practical)

Alternative 1: Scratch

  • Revision of the basics of Scratch
  • Sprite, tempo, variables, and events
  • Coordinates and conditionals
  • Drawing with iteration
  • Update variables repeatedly, iterative development, ask and answer blocks
  • Create games, animated images, stories and songs

OR

Alternative 2: Python

  • Revision of Python basics
  • Conditionals: if, if-else statements
  • Loops: for, while (e.g., sum of first 10 natural numbers)
  • Practice simple programs

Home Science (Additional Subject)

From the class 10th syllabus of Home Science, the following topics has been deleted for the upcoming board examinations. 

Units  Topics Deleted 
Unit I: Human Growth & Development II Problems of Adolescents
Unit II: Management of Resources: Time, Energy and Money   Family Income
Unit V: Food Safety and Consumer Education Consumer Education
Unit VI: Care and Maintenance of Fabrics and Apparel  Readymade Garments

Thus, we hope through this blog we have helped you in getting familiar with the deleted syllabus of class 10. Are you facing difficulties in picking the right stream after class 10th as per your career goals? Get in touch with our mentors at Leverage Edu and they will assist you in aligning with the right choice of stream for your career.

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