The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), this year, has made certain changes in class 10 curriculum. The most prominent change has been observed in the syllabus of class 10 Social Science subject wherein the board has dropped a few chapters from the CBSE Class 10 Examination 2020. In class 10 Social Science, there are a total of five chapters which are required to be prepared for the periodic tests only but won’t be assessed in the annual board examinations. The chapters comprise two on the environment and three on political studies.
List of CBSE class 10 Social Science chapters which will not be evaluated in the Board Examination 2020:
- Forest and Wildlife (from Unit 2: Contemporary India – II)
- Water Resources (from Unit 2: Contemporary India – II)
- Democracy and Diversity (from Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II)
- Popular Struggles and Movements (from Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II)
- Challenges to Democracy (from Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II)
For the details of CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus check the following link:
This amendment made in the CBSE syllabus of class 10 Social Science is believed to be a part of a curriculum rationalisation exercise undertaken by the ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to reduce the burden of the curriculum on students.
CBSE has also altered the question paper design for class 10 Social Science exam, which will now have 36 questions in place of 26 questions as per the trend followed till the board examination 2019.
CBSE Class 10 Social Science Question Paper for Board Examination 2020 will contain:
- 20 Multiple Choice Questions (1 mark each)
- 8 Short Answer Type Questions (3 marks each)
- 6 Long Answer Type Questions (5 marks each)
- 2 Map Questions (3 marks each)
However, the total marks for the paper has been kept the same which is 80.