CBSE Class 10 Social Science (SST) Syllabus 2022-23

The CBSE class 10 Social Science syllabus 2022-23 has been released, and students can download the complete syllabus through the official website. In this article, we have included all the units with a summary and students can also get the marking distribution. The syllabus also includes mark distribution of the internal assessments, project works, and map works. Social science includes four subdivisions, geography, history, civics, and economics. It is a compulsory subject till class 10. Social science helps in the understanding of the environment and developing a reasonable human outlook. This subject is considered a very important part because it helps in the development of nation-building and participating skills.

Class 10 social science (SST) syllabus 2022-23

CBSE Class 10 social science syllabus 2022-23 consists of four units, India and the contemporary world-II, Contemporary India – II, Democratic Politics-II, and Understanding Economic Development. All the important details including the number of periods and total marks of each unit are given below. The syllabus will help the students to cover all the topics, it will also help in making a study timetable for the students. It is important to know about the syllabus because it will give students a brief trailer of what they are going to study in the whole session. Marks distribution of all the units is given below.

CBSE Class 10 social science syllabus 2022-23
Sl No. units No. of Periods Marks
I India and the Contemporary World–II 60 20
II Contemporary India – II 55 20
III Democratic Politics – II 50 20
IV Understanding Economic Development 50 20
Total 215 80
Internal Assessments   20
Total Marks 100


CBSE Class 10 SST syllabus 2022-23: Unit-wise Summary

CBSE Class 10 social science syllabus 2022-23 Unit-1

Unit-1: India and the Contemporary World–II

Themes and contents

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 –


  • 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 Interwar 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

CBSE Class 10 social science syllabus 2022-23 Unit-2

Unit 2:  Contemporary India – II

Themes and contents

  1. Resources and Development:
  • 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)
  1. Forest and Wildlife
  • Conservation of forest and wildlife in India
  • Types and distribution of forests and wildlife resources
  • Community and Conservation
  1. Water Resources:
  • Water Scarcity and The Need for Water Conservation and Management
  • Multi-Purpose River Projects and Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  1. 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 the impact of globalization on agriculture)
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Life Lines of National Economy:
  • Roadways
  • Railways
  • Pipelines
  • Waterways
  • Major Seaports
  • Airways
  • Communication
  • International Trade
  • Tourism as a Trade

CBSE Class 10 social science syllabus 2022-23 Unit-3

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II

Themes and contents

  1. Power Sharing:
  • Belgium and Sri Lanka
  • Majoritarianism in Sri Lanka
  • Accommodation in Belgium
  • Why power sharing is desirable?
  • Forms of Power Sharing
  1. Federalism:
  • What is Federalism?
  • What makes India a Federal Country?
  • How is Federalism practiced?
  • Decentralization in India
  1. Gender, Religion, and Caste:
  • Gender and Politics – Public/Private division, Women’s political representation
  • Religion, Communalism, and Politics –
  • Communalism, Secular State.
  • Caste and Politics – Caste inequalities, Caste in politics, Politics in caste
  1. 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?
  1. 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

CBSE Class 10 social science syllabus 2022-23 Unit-4

Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development

Themes and content

  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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Consumer Rights:
  • To be used only for Project Work

CBSE Class 10 Social science Syllabus 2022-23: Project work

Project work is of 5 marks and every student has to undertake a project compulsorily on the following topics-

  • Consumer Awareness
  • Social Issues
  • Sustainable Development

The objective of the Project – To help the students gain a proper understanding of the theme of social science disciplines from an interdisciplinary perspective. It will help the students to enhance their skills. While doing the project students are expected to use social science concepts. Students are expected to do proper research and use all the concepts they learned throughout the year and collect relevant data.

Marks Distribution of Project work

Aspects Marks
The content accuracy, originality, and analysis 2
Presentation and creativity 2
Viva Voce 1

CBSE Class 10 Social science Syllabus 2022-23: Reference Books

  1. India and the Contemporary World-II (History) – Published by NCERT
  2. Contemporary India II (Geography) – Published by NCERT
  3. Democratic Politics II (Political Science) – Published by NCERT
  4. Understanding Economic Development – Published by NCERT
  5. Together Towards a Safer India – Part III, a textbook on Disaster Management – Published by CBSE

CBSE Class 10 Social science Syllabus 2022-23: Question paper design

Question paper design includes five competencies, remembering and understanding, formulating analyzing, evaluating and creating, applying, and mapping skills. Below given table describes the weightage and marks of each competency. The total mark of the question paper is 80 marks and 20 for internal assessment, which in total makes 100 marks.

External Assessment-

Competencies Total




Remembering and Understanding 28 35%
Applying 15 18.75%
Formulating, Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating


32 40%
Map Skill 5 6.25%
Total Marks 80



Total Time- 3 Hours

Total marks – 80

Internal Assessment-


  Description Marks
Periodic assessment  Pen Paper Test Assessment using multiple strategies, For example, Quiz, Debate, Role Play, Viva, Group Discussion, etc.


  • Class Work Done (Activities/Assignments), Reflections, Narrations, Journals, etc.
  • Achievements of the students in the subject throughout the year.
  • Participation of the students in different activities like Heritage India Quiz
Subject Enrichment Project Work 5
Total 20

CBSE Class 10 Social science Syllabus 2022-23: Map list

  1. History

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

  1. Indian National Congress Sessions:
  2. Calcutta (Sep. 1920)
  3. Nagpur (Dec. 1920)
  4. Madras (1927)
  5. Important Centres of the Indian National Movement
  6. Champaran (Bihar) – Movement of Indigo Planters
  7. Kheda (Gujarat) – Peasant Satyagrah
  8. Ahmedabad (Gujarat) – Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha
  9. Amritsar (Punjab) – Jallianwala Bagh Incident
  10. Chauri Chaura (U.P.) – Calling off the Non-Cooperation Movement
  11. Dandi (Gujarat) – Civil Disobedience Movement
  1. Geography

Chapter 1: Resources and Development (Identification only)

  1. Major soil Types

Chapter 3: Water Resources (Locating and Labelling) Dams:

  1. Salal
  2. Bhakra Nangal
  3. Tehri
  4. Rana Pratap Sagar
  5. Sardar Sarovar
  6. Hirakud
  7. Nagarjuna Sagar
  8. Tungabhadra

Chapter 4: Agriculture (Identification only)

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

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

  1. Iron Ore mines
  • Mayurbhanj
  • Durg
  • Bailadila

2. Coal Mines

  • Bellary
  • Kudremukh
  • Raniganj
  • Bokaro

3. Oil Fields

  • Talcher
  • Neyveli
  • Digboi
  • Naharkatia
  • Mumbai High

Power Plants  (Locating and Labelling only)

  1. Thermal
  • Bassien
  • Kalol
  • Ankleshwar
  • Namrup
  • Ramagundam
  • Singrauli

2. Nuclear

  • Narora
  • Tarapur
  • Kakrapara
  • Kalpakkam

Chapter 6: Manufacturing Industries (Locating and Labelling Only) Software Technology Parks:

  1. Noida
  2. Gandhinagar
  3. Mumbai
  4. Pune

Chapter 7: Lifelines of the National Economy

Major Ports: (Locating and Labelling)

  1. Kandla
  2. Mumbai
  3. Marmagao
  4. New Mangalore
  5. Kochi
  6. Hyderabad
  7. Bengaluru
  8. Chennai
  9. Thiruvananthapuram

International Airports:         

  1. Amritsar (Raja Sansi – Sri Guru Ram Dass jee)
  2. Delhi (Indira Gandhi)
  3. Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji)
  4. Chennai (Meenam Bakkam)
  5. Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)
  6. Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)
  7. Tuticorin
  8. Chennai
  9. Vishakhapatnam
  10. Paradip
  11. Haldia

FAQ on CBSE class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2022-23

  1. Does the CBSE prepare the syllabus for class 10 social science?

Ans. CBSE prepares the syllabus for the academic year of class 10th CBSE has the supreme authority to prepare or change the syllabus.

  1. What is the SST class 10 syllabus for 10?

Ans. CBSE has released the SST syllabus for class 10. The syllabus is available on the official website students can download it and prepare for the subject effectively. CBSE has not changed any of the syllabi for class 10 social science, no new chapters are.

  1. What is the name of the class 10 history book in CBSE?

Ans. Class 10 social science is divided into four subdivisions- History, geography, economics, and History. The name of the class 10 history book in CBSE is India and the contemporary world-II.

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