Class 10 SST Syllabus 2022-23

SST Syllabus Class 10 2022-23: Social Science is a compulsory subject up to the secondary stage of school education. It is an integral component of a general education because it helps the learners to understand the environment in its totality and develops a broader perspective and an empirical, reasonable and humane outlook. This is of crucial importance because it helps them grow into well-informed and responsible citizens with the necessary attributes and skills for being able to participate and contribute effectively in the process of development and nation-building.

The Social Science curriculum draws its content mainly from History, Geography, Political Science and Economics. Some elements of Sociology and Commerce are also included. Together they provide a comprehensive view of society over space and time, and in relation to each other. Each subject’s distinct methods of enquiry help the learners to understand society from different angles and form a holistic view. 

SST Class 10 Syllabus 2022-23

Here is the syllabus for the class 10 social science subject for the Class 10 term II SST Syllabus. This includes a total of four units, these are mentioned in the below table. Also provided the number of periods for each unit and number of marks for each unit on which question will come in the examination. The below also gives the detailed syllabus on every unit which will cover in the tern II.

Social Science Syllabus 2022-23
UnitsNameNo. of PeriodsMarks
IIndia and the Contemporary World – II6020
IIContemporary India – I 5520
IIIDemocratic Politics – I 5020

Class 10 SST Term-2 Syllabus

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – II
ThemesLearning Objectives

Section 1: Events and Processes

1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe:

  •  The French Revolution and the Idea of the Nation
  • The Making of Nationalism in Europe
  • The Age of Revolutions: 1830-1848
  • The Making of Germany and Italy
  • Visualizing the Nation
  • Nationalism and Imperialism

2. Nationalism in India:

  • The First World War, Khilafat and Non - Cooperation
  • Differing Strands within the Movement
  • Towards Civil Disobedience
  • The Sense of Collective Belonging

Section 2: Livelihoods, Economies and Societies                              

3. The Making of a Global World: 

  • The Pre-modern world
  • The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914)
  • The Inter war Economy
  • Rebuilding a World Economy: The Post-War Era

4. The Age of Industrialization:

  • Before the Industrial Revolution
  • Hand Labour and Steam Power
  • Industrialization in the Colonies
  • Factories Come Up
  • The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth
  • Market for Goods

Section 3: Everyday Life, Culture and Politics:

5. Print Culture and the Modern World: 

  • The First Printed Books
  • Print Comes to Europe
  • The Print Revolution and its Impact
  • The Reading Mania
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • India and the World of Print
  • Religious Reform and Public Debates
  • New Forms of Publication
  • Print and Censorship





  • Enable the learners to identify and comprehend the forms in which nationalism developed along with the formation of nation states in Europe in the post-1830 period.
  • Establish the relationship and bring out the difference between European nationalism and anticolonial nationalisms.
  • Understand the way the idea of nationalism emerged and led to the formation of nation states in Europe and elsewhere.
  • Recognize the characteristics of Indian nationalism through a case study of Non-Cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement.
  • Analyze the nature of the diverse social movements of the time.
  • Familiarize with the writings and ideals of different political groups and individuals.
  • Appreciate the ideas promoting Pan Indian belongingness.
  • Show that globalization has a long history and point to the shifts within the process.
  • Analyze the implication of globalization for local economies.
  • Discuss how globalization is experienced differently by different social groups.
  • Familiarize with the Pro- to Industrial phase and Early – factory system.
  • Familiarize with the process of industrialization and its impact on labour class.
  • Enable them to understand industrialization in the colonies with reference to Textile industries.
  • Identify the link between print culture and the circulation of ideas.
  • Familiarize with pictures, cartoons, extracts from propaganda literature and newspaper debates on important events and issues in the past.
  • Understand that forms of writing have a specific history, and that they reflect historical changes within society and shape the forces of change.
Unit 2: Contemporary India – II 
ThemesLearning Objectives

1. Resources and Development:

  • Concept
  • Development of Resources
  • Resource Planning - Resource Planning in India, Conservation of Resources
  • Land Resources
  • Land Utilization
  • Land Use Pattern in India
  • Land Degradation and Conservation Measures
  • Soil as a Resource - Classification of Soils, Soil Erosion and Soil Conservation (excluding Box Information on State of India’s Environment)

2. Forest and Wildlife:

  • Conservation of forest and wildlife in India
  • Types and distribution of forests and wildlife resources
  • Community and Conservation

3. Water Resources: 

  • Water Scarcity and The Need for Water Conservation and Management
  • Multi-Purpose River Projects and Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Rainwater Harvesting

4. Agriculture: 

  • Types of Farming – Primitive Subsistence, Intensive Subsistence, Commercial
  • Cropping Pattern – Major Crops, Food Crops other than Grains, Non Food Crops, Technological and Institutional Reforms
  • Food Security (excluding impact of globalization on agriculture)

5. Minerals and Energy Resources :

  • What is a mineral?
  • Mode of occurrence of Minerals - Where are these minerals found?, Ferrous Minerals, Non-Ferrous Minerals, Non Metallic Minerals, Rock Minerals
  • Conservation of Minerals
  • Energy Resources - Conventional Sources of Energy, Non-Conventional Sources of Energy
  • Conservation of Energy Resources

6. Manufacturing Industries: 

  • Importance of Manufacturing - Industrial Location (excluding Industry Market Linkage),
  • Agro based Industry (excluding Cotton Textiles, Jute Textiles, Sugar Industry),
  • Mineral based Industries (excluding Iron Steel Industry, Cement Industry),
  • Industrial Pollution and Environmental Degradation, Control of Environmental Degradation.

7. Life Lines of National Economy: 

  • Roadways
  • Railways
  • Pipelines
  • Waterways
  • Major Seaports
  • Airways
  • Communication
  • International Trade
  • Tourism as a Trade
  • Understand the value of resources and the need for their judicious utilization and conservation.
  • Understand the importance of forests and wild life.
  • Understand the ability and knowledge of how forest and wildlife conservation and management relate to the economy and environment, both currently and in the future.
  • Comprehend the importance of water as a resource as well as develop awareness towards its judicious use and conservation.
  • Explain the importance of agriculture in national economy.
  • Identify various types of farming and discuss the various farming methods; describe the spatial distribution of major crops as well as understand the relationship between rainfall regimes and cropping pattern.
  • Explain various government policies for institutional as well as technological reforms since independence.
  • Identify different types of minerals and energy resources and places of their availability.
  • Feel the need for their judicious utilization.
  • Bring out the importance of industries in the national economy as well as understand the regional disparities which resulted due to concentration of industries in some areas.
  • Discuss the need for a planned industrial development and debate over the role of government towards sustainable development.
  • Explain the importance of transport and communication in the ever-shrinking world.
  • Understand the role of trade and tourism in the economic development of a country.








Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II 
ThemesLearning Objectives

1. Power Sharing: 

  • Belgium and Sri Lanka
  • Majoritarianism in Sri Lanka
  • Accommodation in Belgium
  • Why power sharing is desirable?
  • Forms of Power Sharing

2. Federalism: 

  • What is Federalism?
  • What make India a Federal Country?
  • How is Federalism practiced?
  • Decentralization in India

4. Gender, Religion and Caste:

  • Gender and Politics - Public/Private division, Women’s political representation
  • Religion, Communalism and Politics – Communalism, Secular State (excluding image on page 46, 48, 49 of NCERT Textbook – Democratic Politics –II - reprinted edition 2021)
  • Caste and Politics - Caste inequalities, Caste in politics, Politics in caste

6. Political Parties: 

  • Why do we need Political Parties? – Meaning, Functions, Necessity
  • How many parties should we have?
  • National Parties
  • State Parties
  • Challenges to Political Parties
  • How can Parties be reformed?

7. Outcomes of Democracy: 

  • How do we assess democracy’s outcomes?
  • Accountable, responsive and legitimate government
  • Economic growth and development
  • Reduction of inequality and poverty
  • Accommodation of social diversity
  • Dignity and freedom of the citizens
  • Familiarize with the centrality of power sharing in a democracy.
  • Understand the working of spatial and social power sharing mechanisms.
  • Analyze federal provisions and institutions.
  • Explain decentralization in rural and urban areas.
  • Identify and analyze the challenges posed by communalism to Indian democracy.
  • Recognize the enabling and disabling effects of caste and ethnicity in politics.
  • Develop a gender perspective on politics.
  • Analyze party systems in democracies.
  • Introduction to major political parties, challenges faced by them and reforms in the country.
  • Evaluate the functioning of democracies in comparison to alternative forms of governments.
  • Understand the causes for continuation of democracy in India.
  • Distinguish between sources of strengths and weaknesses of Indian democracy.
Unit 4: Economics 
Themes Learning Objectives

1. Development: 

  • What Development Promises - Different People, Different Goals
  • Income and Other Goals
  • National Development
  • How to compare different countries or states?
  • Income and other criteria
  • Public Facilities
  • Sustainability of Development

2. Sectors of the Indian Economy:

  • Sectors of Economic Activities
  • Comparing the three sectors
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sectors in India
  • Division of sectors as organized and unorganized
  • Sectors in terms of ownership: Public and Private Sectors

3. Money and Credit:

  • Money as a medium of exchange
  • Modern forms of Money
  • Loan activities of Banks
  • Two different Credit situations
  • Terms of Credit
  • Formal Sector Credit in India
  • Self Help Groups for the Poor

4. Globalization and the Indian Economy: 

  • Production across countries
  • Interlinking production across countries
  • Foreign Trade and integration of markets
  • What is Globalization?
  • Factors that have enabled Globalization
  • World Trade Organization
  • Impact of Globalization in India
  • The Struggle for a fair Globalization

5. Consumer Rights: 

  • To be used only for Project Work
  • Familiarize with concepts of macroeconomics.
  • Understand the rationale for overall human development in our country, which includes the rise of income, improvements in health and education rather than income.
  • Understand the importance of quality of life and sustainable development.
  • Identify major employment generating sectors.
  • Reason out the government investment in different sectors of economy.
  • Understand money as an economic concept.
  • Understand the role of financial institutions from the point of view of day-to- day life.
  • Explain the working of the Global Economic phenomenon.
  • Gets familiarized with the rights and duties as a consumer; and legal measures available to protect from being exploited in markets

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CBSE Class 10 SST Syllabus- Maps

A. HISTORY (Outline Political Map of India)

Chapter - 3 Nationalism in India – (1918 – 1930) for locating and labelling / Identification 

1. Indian National Congress Sessions: 

  • Calcutta (Sep. 1920)
  • Nagpur (Dec. 1920)
  • Madras (1927)

2. Important Centers of Indian National Movement 

  • Champaran (Bihar) - Movement of Indigo Planters
  • Kheda (Gujarat) - Peasant Satyagrah
  • Ahmedabad (Gujarat) - Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha
  • Amritsar (Punjab) - Jallianwala Bagh Incident
  • Chauri Chaura (U.P.) - Calling off the Non-Cooperation Movement
  • Dandi (Gujarat) - Civil Disobedience Movement

B. GEOGRAPHY (Outline Political Map of India) 

Chapter 1: Resources and Development (Identification only) 

  • Major soil Types

Chapter 3: Water Resources (Locating and Labelling) 


  • Salal
  • Bhakra Nangal
  • Tehri
  • Rana Pratap Sagar
  • Sardar Sarovar
  • Hirakud
  • Nagarjuna Sagar
  • Tungabhadra

Chapter 4: Agriculture (Identification only) 

  • Major areas of Rice and Wheat
  • Largest / Major producer states of Sugarcane, Tea, Coffee, Rubber, Cotton and Jute

Chapter 5: Minerals and Energy Resources Minerals (Identification only)

Iron Ore mines 

  • Mayurbhanj
  • Durg
  • Bailadila
  • Bellary
  • Kudremukh

Coal Mines 

  • Raniganj
  • Bokaro
  • Talcher
  • Neyveli

Oil Fields 

  • Digboi
  • Naharkatia
  • Mumbai High
  • Bassien
  • Kalol
  • Ankaleshwar

Power Plants (Locating and Labelling only) 


  • Namrup
  • Singrauli
  • Ramagundam


  • Narora
  • Kakrapara
  • Tarapur
  • Kalpakkam

Chapter 6: Manufacturing Industries (Locating and Labelling Only) 

Software Technology Parks 

  • Noida
  • Gandhinagar
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Hyderabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Thiruvananthapuram

Chapter 7: Lifelines of National Economy 

Major Ports: (Locating and Labelling) 

  • Kandla
  • Mumbai
  • Marmagao
  • New Mangalore
  • Kochi
  • Tuticorin
  • Chennai
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Paradip

Haldia International Airports: 

  • Amritsar (Raja Sansi - Sri Guru Ram Dass jee)
  • Delhi (Indira Gandhi)
  • Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji)
  • Chennai (Meenam Bakkam)
  • Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra
  • Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)

CBSE Class 10 SST Syllabus 2022-23 Internal  Assessment

 Description Marks 
Periodic AssessmentPen Paper Test, Quiz, Debate, Role Play, Viva, Group Discussion, Visual Expression, Interactive Bulletin Boards, Gallery Walks, Exit Cards, Concept Maps, Peer Assessment, SelfAssessment, etc. 10 
PortfolioClasswork, Work done (Activities / Assignments), Reflections, Narrations, Journals, etc.,Achievements of the student in the subject throughout the year, Participation of the student in different activities like Heritage India Quiz
Subject Enrichment Activity   Project Work 
Total Internal Assessment 20

Objectives of Class 10 SST Syllabus 

  1. Develop an understanding of the processes of change and development-both in terms of time and space, through which human societies have evolved.
  2. Develop an understanding of contemporary India with its historical perspective, of the basic framework of the goals and policies of national development in independent India, and of the process of change with appropriate connections to world development.
  3. Deepen knowledge about and understanding of India’s freedom struggle and of the values and ideals that it represented, and to develop an appreciation of the contributions made by people of all sections and regions of the country.
  4. Help learners understand and cherish the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution and to prepare them for their roles and responsibilities as effective citizens of a democratic society.
  5. Help learners understand and cherish the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution and to prepare them for their roles and responsibilities as effective citizens of a democratic society.
  6. Facilitate the learners to understand and appreciate the diversity in the land and people of the country with its underlying unity.
  7. Develop an appreciation of the richness and variety of India’s heritage-both natural and cultural and the need for its preservation.
  8. Develop scientific temperament by promoting the spirit of enquiry and following a rational and objective approach in analysing and evaluating data and information as well as views and interpretations
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Ans. The complete SST Syllabus of 2022-23 Class 10 has been discussed in the article above.

Ans. Tips To Score Good Marks In Class 10 SST Examination- Go through the heading of the answer, Always make the time table according to the topics, Do not start with a new chapter on the day of the exam, Try to avoid this because this will lead to confusion, thus poor performance in the examination.

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