Social Science Class 10 Term-II Syllabus

The syllabus consists of four units: (i) India and the Contemporary World (ii) Contemporary India (iii) Democratic Politics (iv) Understanding Economic Development.

Exam Structure

Units   Marks
I India and the Contemporary World - II 10
II Contemporary India - II 10
III Democratic Politics - II  10 
IV Understanding Economic Development 10 
  Total  40

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World - II

Section 1: Events and Processes

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

Note: Any one theme of the following. The theme selected should be assessed in the periodic test only and will not be evaluated in the board examination.

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

Unit 2: Contemporary India - II

5. Minerals and Energy Resources

  • What is a mineral?
  • Mode of occurrence of Minerals
  • Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Minerals
  • Non-Metallic Minerals
  • Rock Minerals
  • Conservation of Minerals
  • Energy Resources
    • Conventional and Non-Conventional
  • Conservation of Energy Resources

Note: The theoretical aspect of chapter ‘Minerals and Energy Resources’ to be assessed in the Periodic Tests only and will not be evaluated in Board Examination. However, the map items of this chapter as given in the Map List will be evaluated in Board Examination.

6. Manufacturing Industries

  • Importance of manufacturing
  • Contribution of Industry to National Economy
  • Industrial Location
  • Classification of Industries
  • Spatial distribution
  • Industrial pollution and environmental degradation
  • Control of Environmental Degradation

7. Life Lines of National Economy

  • Transport - Roadways, Railways, Pipelines, Waterways, Airways
  • Communication
  • International Trade
  • Tourism as a Trade

Unit 3: Democratic Politics - II

6. Political Parties

  • Why do we need Political Parties?
  • How many Parties should we have?
  • National Political 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

Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development

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. Globalisation 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 on India
  • The Struggle for a fair Globalization
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