ICSE Syllabus 2018 NEW UPDATED Class 10th cisce.org Board (X) Exam (All Subjects) Syllabi Download PDF

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ICSE Syllabus

Have you checked new changes made in ICSE   Syllabus? If no, then be quick!!! Check UPDATED ICSE Class 10th Exam Syllabi from here.  Indian Certificate of Secondary Education has released the ICSE Board (X) All Subjects Syllabus on the official website cisce.org. Those students, who are studying in ICSE class 10th and preparing for their board exams, can download the ICSE 10th syllabus in PDF Format through Online Mode. Students can get ICSE 10 syllabus through this page to start their exam preparations accordingly.

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education conducts board examination every year in the month of February/ March and makes the question papers according to the syllabus of relevant classes. So candidates who are going to appear in upcoming ISCE board exams they must prepare according to the cisce.org syllabus for scoring good marks. Complete ICSE syllabus for class 10 and paper pattern is provided below by the team of Indguru.com.

ICSC Board Syllabus PDF


ICSE (Class X):

In ICSE board High school syllabus, there are two kinds of subjects that is compulsory subjects and optional subjects which are divided into three groups. The groups are mentioned below in table. Interested candidates should have a look once on the following table:

  • Group – I includes compulsory subjects which is the basic subject of students of class 10th.
  • Group – II, two or three subjects will be selected by the students according to their choice.
  • Group – III, Students have to select only one subject from above given section of group – III.
Group – I Group- II Group – III
  • English
  • History, Civics and Geography
  • Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Economics
  • Environmental studies
  • Commercial Studies
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Classical language


  • Computer Applications
  • Economic Applications
  • Commercial Applications
  • Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Home Science
  • Cookery
  • Fashion Designing
  • Physical Education
  • Technical Drawing Applications,
  • Yoga
  • Environmental Applications.

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ICSE Exam Pattern:

Here on this page, we are providing ICSE class 10 Exam Pattern for the convenience of the students, so students are advised to go through it and prepare according to it, to get the good result in the ICSE Exams.

Subject – English
The time limit will be allotted of 2 hours to the students.
The question paper of English will consists 4 broad sections.
First section will be of composition section of 450 to 500 words, second is a letter, third is an unseen passage and related questions and fourth would be a question to test your grammar.
Students will have a choice for attempt essay and letter.
The sections will be:
  • Section – A (2 questions from As You Like It)
  • Section – B (2 questions from Golden Lyre)
  • Section – C (2 questions from Treasure Trove Of short stories)
  • Section – D contains an essay type question that is most scoring in I.C.S.E.
Students have to be attempt only 5 questions from all, each question carry 16 marks.
Subject – Hindi
The time limit has been fixed for examination of 3 hours.
First section will be from Hindi language which has 3 major parts.
Essay of around 250 words
Unseen passage
Second section will be consist questions from Hindi literature from which you have to answer at least 4 questions.
Subject – Maths
The examination will be held of 2 and1/2 hours.
The question paper will includes 2 sections that is
Section – A ( 4 questions of 10 marks each = 40 marks)
Section – B ( 7 questions out of which 4 are to be solved for obtaining 40 marks)
Subject – Science
The question paper will be of 1.5 hours.

There will be two sections that is section A & B.

Section – A – Short Compulsory Questions Worth 40 Marks

Section – B – 6 Questions Out Of Which Any 4 Are To Be Solved Worth 40 Marks.

The question paper will be of 1.5 hours.

  • section – A – Short compulsory questions worth 40 marks
  • section – B – 6 questions out of which any 4 are to be solved worth 40 marks.
  • section – A – Short compulsory questions worth 40 marks
  • section – B – 6 questions out of which any 4 are to be solved worth 40 marks.

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ICSE Marking Scheme:

The Marking Scheme of ICSE will be prepared according to the marks divided to each and every group of examinations.  Candidates can check the marking is defined below in the table.

Group – I

S. no Subject Name Percentage  Marks – External Exam Percentage  Marks – Internal Exam
1. English 80% 20%
A Second Language 80% 20%
2. History, Civics and Geography 80% 20%
3. Environmental Education 80% 20%

Group – 2

S.No Subject Name Percentage  Marks – External Exam Percentage  Marks – Internal Exam
1. Mathematics 80% 20%
 2. Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) 80% 20%
3. Economics 80% 20%
4. Commercial Studies 80% 20%
5. Technical Drawing 80% 20%
6. A Modern Foreign Language 80% 20%
7. A Classical Language 80% 20%
8. Computer Science 80% 20%
9. Environmental Science 80% 20%
10. Agricultural Science 80% 20%

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Group – 3:

 S. No  Subject Name  Percentage  Marks – External Exam  Percentage  Marks – Internal Exam
 1.  Computer Applications  50%  50%
 2.  Economic Applications  50%  50%
 3.  Commercial Applications  50%  50%
 4.  Art  50%  50%
 5.  Performing Arts  50%  50%
 6.  Home Science  50%  50%
 7.  Cookery  50%  50%
 8.  Fashion Designing  50%  50%
 9.  Physical Education  50%  50%
10.  Yoga  50%  50%
11.  Technical Drawing Applications  50%  50%
12.  Environmental Applications  50%  50%
13.  A Modern Foreign Language  50%  50%

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How To Prepare For ICSE Board High School Examinations:
  • In order to get ICSE board syllabus, students have to visit its official website of Indian Certificate of Secondary Education that is www.cisce.org.
  • Select “ICSC (class – X)” tab located on the top of the home page.
  • After that, Hit “Regulations & Syllabuses” link.
  • Thereafter, hit “Regulations and Syllabuses 2018” link which is present at under the “Regulations And Syllabuses – ISC” section on the bottom of the page.
  • ICSE (Class X)  Syllabus will be appeared in the screen, candidates need to read complete syllabus.
  • At last, candidates need to take a print out copy for further use.
ICSC Books For High School:

candidates can check the below listed ICSE class 10 books for preparing the exams and earn scorable marks.

Subjects Text Book Name
Physics Frank Modern Certificate Physics – Part II
Selina Concise Physics – Part II
Chemistry Frank Modern Certificate Chemistry – Part II
Selina Concise Chemistry – Part II
Biology Frank Certificate Biology – Part II
Selina Concise Biology – Part II


Frank Modern Certificate Mathematics – Part II
Selina Concise Mathematics – Part II
R. S. Aggarwal and V. Aggarwal – Mathematics – X




गद्य संकलन
काव्य चन्द्रिका
साहित्य सागर
A Collection of Poems & Short Stories

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Appendix I – List of Prescribed Books – Language

ICSE Class X Board Exams Preparation Tips:

Those candidates who are going to appear in ICSE Board Examination for 10th class are advised to go through the below section as it is very helpful to the candidates for qualifying the examination.

Make  Effective Timer Table:

Time table is very essential to make proper studies as it is give a accurate time and efforts to the each and every subject. so candidates are advised to draw a time table and strictly follow it. make sure candidates don’t make hard time table as it is hard to follow it. so candidates must plan a time table according to the convenience and follows it strictly.

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More Time to Weak Topics:

Always keep your weak topics in your mind, take attest yourself and analyze your mistake, encircle it and try to solve that is every possible way. Note down your mistake in a copy and while going through the topics, try to not repeat previous mistake again. Candidates also provide extra time to the week subjects and do more and more practicing over it, because without it, you can’t overcome your mistakes and week subjects.

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Practice Previous Year Questions:

Candidates are advised to prepare the previous year question as you can get theb80% of idea about questions while going through it. Students purchase may books and guides but they don’t value the ICSE previous question paper. believe or not, Old examination papers are key to crack the examinations.

Keep In Touch with Teachers:

Those students who are going to participate in the examinations, are advised to make regular contact with your teachers as they know the best ways to solves the questions and solve your query in a minute, they will also provide right direction for qualifying the exams.

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We have provided an each and every details covering ICSE Syllabus 2018 on this page. So, candidates participating in ICSE Board exam can go through this page to avail detailed info on subject wise syllabus. Candidates also go through the Official Link, to get Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Syllabus direct. For up to date info and latest updates, bookmark our web of Indguru.com page using ctrl + d key.

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