CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 2021-2022 Term 2: Download the Revised Curriculum in PDF

The CBSE revised syllabus for Class 10 Social Science can be found here for the term 2 of the current academic year 2021-2022. The latest syllabus is available in PDF.

The CBSE Class 10 Social Science 2 Syllabus 2021-2022 outlines the course structure and exam pattern for the Second Term. The Board has released the syllabus in accordance with the new Class 10th assessment scheme. This article contains the complete syllabus. Students can also download the CBSE Class 10 Social Science Terms 2 Syllabus PDF in PDF format.

COURSE Structure Class 10th, Term 2 (2021-2022).

Marks 40

No. Units No. No. Marks
I India, and the Contemporary World-II 34 10
II Contemporary India II 19 10
III Democratic Politics II 14 10
IV Economics 22 10
  Total 89 40

COURSE CONTENT-Class 10th Term 2 (2021-2022).

Unit 1 – India and the Contemporary World – II
Themes Learning Objectives
Section 1 – Events and Processes

2. 2. Nationalism in India

* The First World War. Khilafat, and Non- – Cooperation

* Different Strands Within the Movement

* Towards Civil Disobedience

* The Sense Of Collective Belonging

* Recognize the characteristics and causes of Indian nationalism by studying the Non-Cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement.

* Analyze the different social movements of the period.

* Get familiar with the ideals and writings of various political groups.

* Recognize the Pan Indian ideas


Section 2 – Livelihoods and Societies

Not all themes can be used. The periodic test should only be used to determine the theme. It will not be evaluated during the board exam.

3. Globalization: The Making of a Global World

* The Pre-modern World

* The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914).

* The Inter war Economy

* The Post-War Era: Rebuilding the World Economy

* Demonstrate that globalization is a long-standing process and highlight the changes within it.

* Examine the implications of globalization on local economies.

* Discuss how different social groups perceive globalization.

4. The Age of Industrialization

* Prior to the Industrial Revolution

* Hand Labour and Steam Power

* Industrialization in colonies

* New Factories

* The peculiarities of industrial growth

* Market for Goods

* Be familiar with the Pro-to-Industrial phase.

* Be familiar with industrialization and its effects on the labour class.

* Allow them to understand the industrialization of the colonies through reference to textile industries.

Unit 2 – Contemporary India – II
Themes Learning Objectives
5. Minerals and Energy Resources

* What is a Mineral?

* Mode of mineral occurrence

* Ferrous and non-ferrous minerals

* Non-metallic Minerals

* Rock Minerals

* Conservation of Minerals

* Energy Resources

o Conventional and non-Conventional

* Conservation of Energy Resources

Notice: The Theory of Chapter ‘Minerals and Energy Resources’ will be assessed only in the Periodic Tests and will not be evaluated during Board Examination. The Board Examination will however evaluate the map items in this chapter as they are listed in the Map List.

* Identify the different types of minerals, energy resources and locations of their availability

* Recognize the importance of their judicious use

6. Industries for Manufacturing

* The importance of manufacturing

* Industry’s contribution to the national economy

* Industrial Location

* Classification of Industries

* Spatial distribution

* Industrial pollution and environmental degrading

* Environmental Degradation Control

* Recognize the importance of the industries within the national economy and the regional disparities that result from concentration of industries in certain areas.

* Deliberate on the necessity of planned industrial development, and the role government plays in sustainable development.

7. Lifelines of the National Economy

* Transport – Roadways, Railways, Pipelines, Waterways, Airways

* Communication

* International Trade

* Tourism as a trade

* Describe the importance of communication and transport in an ever-shrinking universe.

• Understand the importance of trade and tourism for the country’s economic development.

Unit 3 – Democratic Politics – II
Themes Learning Objectives
6. 6.

* Why do we have to have Political Parties?

* How many parties should we have?

* National Political Parties

* State Parties

* Challenges to Political Parties

* How can the Parties be reform?

* Analyze party system in democracies.

* An introduction to the major political parties, their challenges and reforms in the country.

7. Democratic Outcomes

* How can we evaluate democracy’s outcomes

* A responsible, responsive, and legitimate government

* Economic growth and economic development

* Reduction in inequality and poverty

* Respect for social diversity

* Dignity, freedom and dignity for all citizens

* Compare the functioning of democratic governments with other forms of government.

* Learn the reasons for democracy’s continuation in India.

* Identify the sources of strength and weakness of Indian democracy.

Unit 4 – Economics
Themes Learning Objectives
3. Credit and money

* Money is a medium for exchange

* New forms of money

* Bank Loan Activities

* Two credit scenarios

* Terms and conditions of credit

* India’s formal sector credit

* Self-help groups for the poor

* Learn how to understand money as an economic concept.

* Understanding the role of financial institutions in daily life

4. The Indian Economy and Globalization

* Production in different countries

* Production interlinking across countries

* Integration of markets and foreign trade

* What is globalization?

* Factors that enabled Globalization

* World Trade Organization

* The Impact of Globalization on India

* The Struggle to a Fair Globalization

* Describe the functioning of the Global Economic phenomenon.



Chapter 2 Nationalism in Indian – (1918-1930) for Locating and Labelling/Identification

1. Session of the Indian National Congress:

a. Calcutta (Sep. 1920)

b. Nagpur (Dec. 2020)

c. Madras (1927)

2. Important Centres of Indian National Movement

a. Champaran, Bihar – Movement of Indigo Planters

b. Kheda (Gujarat), – Peasant Satyagrah

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), c. Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha

d. Amritsar (Punjab) – Jallianwala Bagh Incident

e. Chauri Chaura (U.P.) – Calling off Non-Cooperation Movement

f. Dandi (Gujarat) – Civil Disobedience Movement

B. GEOGRAPHY (Outline Political Map of India).

Chapter 5 – Minerals and Energy Resources Power Plants – (Locating and labelling only)

a. Thermal

* Namrup

* Singrauli

* Ramagundam

b. Nuclear

* Narora

* Kakrapara

* Tarapur

* Kalpakkam

Chapter 6 – Manufacturing Industries (Locating & Labelling Only)

Cotton Textile Industries:

a. Mumbai

b. Indore



e. Coimbatore

Iron and Steel Plants –

A. Durgapur

b. Bokaro


d. Bhilai

e. Vijaynagar


Software Technology Parks


b. Gandhinagar

c. Mumbai

d. Pune

e. Hyderabad

f. Bengaluru

g. Chennai

h. Thiruvananthapuram

Chapter 7 – Lifelines of the National Economy

Major Ports (Locating & Labelling)


b. Mumbai

c. Marmagao

d. New Mangalore

e. Kochi

f. Tuticorin

g. Chennai

h. Vishakhapatnam

i. Paradip

j. Haldia

International Airports:

a. Amritsar (Raja Sansi)

b. Delhi (Indira Gandhi International)

c. Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji)

d. Chennai (Meenam Bakkam)

e. Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)

f. Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)




CLASSX (2021-22).

05 Marks

1. Each student must compulsorily complete one of the following projects:

Consumer Awareness


Social Issues


Sustainable Development

2. Objective: Students will gain a practical understanding and insight into the topic and be able to see all Social Science disciplines from an interdisciplinarian perspective. The project should help students improve their life skills.

Students will need to use the Social Science concepts they have learned over the years to create the report.

Students may be required to collect data and use secondary and primary resources to help prepare the project. Different forms of Art can be integrated into the project work if possible.

S. S. Aspects Marks
a. Originality, accuracy and analysis of content 2
b. Creativity and presentation 2
c. Viva Voce 1

3. This is how the marks are distributed over various aspects of Project Work:

4. Students should share their projects in different areas through interactive sessions, such as panel discussions and exhibitions.

5. Schools responsible for this activity must keep all documents in order.

6. 6.

– Objectives achieved through group interaction and individual work;

Calendar of Activities

– The process generated innovative ideas (comic strips, drawings and illustrations, script play, etc. ;

– List of questions that can be asked during viva voce

7. All students and teachers should note that all models and projects they create must be eco-friendly and not cost too much.

8. 8. The Project Report should only be completed by students.

9. The Board may request that records relating to projects (internal assessments) be kept for three months after the declaration of results. However, subjudiced cases and those involving RTI/Grevances may be kept for longer than three months.


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 Safer India – Part III, a textbook about Disaster Management – Published By CBSE

6. NCERT Publishing – Learning Outcomes for the Secondary Stage