CBSE Class 10 Term 2 Exam: Science syllabus has 7 chapters; list here

Science Term 2 Syllabus CBSE Class 10 2021-22: Chapters on carbon, reproduction, electricity, environment.

CBSE Class 10 Term 2 Exam: Science syllabus has 7 chapters; list here Class 10 CBSE syllabus 2021-22: Class 10 Science term 2 syllabus has 7 chapters; list here
Abhiraj P | Dec 20, 2021 - 1:18 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: For the Central Board of Secondary Examination’s (CBSE) Term 2 exams 2021-22, the science syllabus will cover five major units, Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour, World of Living, Effects of Current and Natural Resources.

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The Class 10 CBSE Board exam 2021-22 exam and syllabus has been revised owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation. The syllabus has been divided almost equally into two sections for the two-term exams. The CBSE Term 2 examination is anticipated to be conducted by March-April 2022. The CBSE Term 1 question paper was multiple-choice questions (MCQ) type, whereas the CBSE term 2 question paper will be of subjective type.

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While in the CBSE Term 1 exam, students were only given 90 minutes to finish the exam, the CBSE Term 2 exam duration will be 2 hours. The detailed list of topics of the Class 10 science syllabus for the term 2 exams is given below:

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CBSE Term 2 Science Syllabus: Examination, marking scheme



Chemical substances-nature and behaviour: Chapters 4 and 5


World of living: Chapters 8 and 9


Effects of current: Chapters 12 and 13


Natural resources: Chapter 15


The weightage for the CBSE term 2 science exam will be 40 marks. Apart from this, a 10 marks internal assessment will be conducted. The same marking scheme has been followed in the term 1 science exam too. Hence, the grand total marks will be 100.

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CBSE Term 2 Science Syllabus: Chapters

Students will have to cover as many as 7 chapters from four units in the term 2 syllabus for Class 10 exams. These are the units and chapters:

  • Unit-1 Chemical substances - nature and behaviour: 'Carbon and its compounds' (Chapter 4) and 'Periodic classification of elements' (Chapter 5)

  • Unit-2 World of living: ‘How do organisms reproduce?’ (Chapter 8) and ‘Heredity and evolution’ (Chapter 9)

  • Unit-4 Effects of current: 'Electricity' (Chapter 12) and ‘Magnetic effects of current’ (Chapter 13)

  • Unit-5 Natural resources: ‘Our Environment’ (Chapter 15)

“Learners are assigned to read chapter 16, ‘Management of natural resources’ under unit-5 for the internal assessment. This portion of the unit will not be assessed in the year-end examination”, says the circular released by CBSE.

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