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Syllabus for Class-X : Uttarakhand Board of School Education

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Class X
Time : 3 Hours
One Paper Marks : 100

1 & 2 two unseen passages of total 500 words with a variety of questions including 4 marks for vocabulary. Only prose passages will be used. One will be factual and the other will be literary.
Passage 1 – 200 words (8 marks) – Four or five comprehension questions
Passage 2 – 300 words (12 marks)-Four or five comprehension questions and two questions on vocabulary.
Marks for vocabulary will not exceed 4 marks.

3. Letter Writing – One letter based on provided verbal stimulus and context. 8 Marks
Type of letter : Informal: Personal such as to family and friends. Formal : Letter of complaints, enquiries,requests, applications
4. Writing a short paragraph on a given outline / topic in about 60 words 4 Marks
5. Composition : A short writing task based on a verbal and / or visual stimulus. (diagram, picture, graph, map, chart, table, flow chart etc.) Maximum words 80 8 Marks

Question No. 6-11
A variety of short questions involving the use of particular structures within a context. Test types used will include cloze, gap-filling, sentence-completion, sentence-reordering, dialoguecompletion and sentence-transformation (including combining sentences). The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas for teaching:
1. Use of non-finites.
2. Sentence connectors : as, since, while, then, just because, just, until.
3. Clauses with what, where and how.
4. Past Tense.
5. Modals : can, could, may, must, might.
Note : All other areas covered in Class IX will also be tested in Class X as this is an integrated course for this area of learning.

First Flight – Textbook for Class X
Prose 20 Marks
12 & 13 Two extracts from different prose lessons included in Textbook (Approximately 100 words each) 5×2 = 10 Marks
These extracts chosen from different lessons will be literary and discursive in nature Each extract will be of 5 marks. One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. 4 marks in each passage will be used for testing local and global comprehension besides a question on interpretation.

14. One out of two questions extrapolative in nature based on any one of the prose lessons from Textbook to be answered in about 80 words. 6 Marks
15. One out of two questions on Drama Text (local and global comprehension question) (30-40 words) 4 Marks Poetry 10 Marks
16. One extract from a poem from the prescribed reader followed by two or three questions to test the local and global comprehension of the set text. The extract will carry four marks. 4 Marks
17. Two out of three short answer type questions on interpretation of themes and ideas contained in the poems to be answered in 30-40 words each. 6 Marks Foot Prints without Feet – Supplementary Reader for Class X 15 Marks
18. One out of two questions from Supplementary Reader to interpret, evaluate and analyse character, plot or situations occurring in the lessons to be answered in about 100 words. 8 Marks
19. One out of two short answer type questions of interpretative and evaluative nature based on lessons to be answered in 30-40 words 4 Marks
20. One out of two short answer type questions based on factual aspects of the lessons to be answered in20-30 words. 3 Marks

Prescribed Books :
1. First Flight
2. Foot Prints without Feet

Class X
SCIENCE (Theory)
Time : 3 Hours
One Paper Marks : 60
Unit Marks
I. Chemical Substances 18
II. World of living 16
III. Effects of Current 10
IV. Light 8
V. Natural Resources 8
Total 60

Theme : Materials
Unit 1 : Chemical Substances – Nature and Behaviour
Acids, bases and salts : General properties, examples and uses, concept of pH scale, importance of pH in everyday life; preparation and uses of sodium hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, washing soda and Plaster of Paris.

Chemical reactions : Chemical Equation, Types of chemical reactions : combination, decomposition, displacement, double displacement, precipitation, neutralization, oxidation and reduction in terms of gain and loss of oxygen and hydrogen.

Metals and non metals : General properties of Metals and Non-metals, reactivity series, Formation and properties of ionic compounds, Basic Metallurgical processes, corrosion and its prevention. Carbon Compounds : Covalent bonding in carbon compounds. Versatile nature of carbon, Nomenclature of carbon compounds, Functional groups, difference between saturated hydrocarbonsand unsaturated hydrocarbons, Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses), soaps and detergents.

Periodic classification of elements : Modern Periodic table, Gradation in Properties.

Theme : The world of the living
Unit 2 : World of Living
Life Processes : “living” things; Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in
plants and animals.

Control and Co-ordination in animals and plants : Tropic movements in plants; Introduction to
plant hormones; control and co-ordination in animals : voluntary, involuntary and reflex action,
nervous system; chemical co-ordination : animal hormones.

Reproduction : Reproduction in animal and plants (asexual and sexual). Need for and methods of
family planning. Safe sex vs HIV/AIDS. Child bearing and women’s health.
Heridity and evolution : Heridity; Origin of life : brief introduction; Basic concepts of evolution.
Theme : How things work.

Unit 3 : Effects of Current
Potential difference and electric current. Ohm’s law; Resistance, Factors on which the resistance of a
conductor depends. Series combination of resistors, parallel combination of resistors; Heating effect of
Electric current; Electric Power, Inter relation between P, V, I and R.

Magnets : Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying wire, field due to current carrying
coil or solenoid; Force on current carrying conductor, Fleming’s left hand rule. Electro magnetic
induction. Induced potential difference, Induced current. Fleming’s Right Hand Rule, Direct current.
Alternating current; frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits.

Theme : Natural Phenomena
Unit 4 : Reflection of light at curved surfaces, Images formed by spherical mirrors, centre of curvature, principal axis, principal focus, focal length. Mirror Formula (Derivation not required), Magnification.

Refraction; laws of refraction, refractive index.
Refraction of light by spherical lens, Image formed by spherical lenses, Lens formula (Derivation not required), Magnification. Power of a lens; Functioning of a lens in human eye, problems of vision and remedies, applications of spherical mirrors and lenses.Refraction of light through a prism, dispersion of light, scattering of light, applications in daily life.

Theme : Natural Resources
Unit 5 : Conservation of natural resources : Management of natural resources. Conservation and judicious use of natural resources. Forest and wild life, coal and petroleum conservation. Examples of People’s participation for conservation of natural resources.

The Regional environment : Big dams : advantages and limitations; alternatives if any. Water harvesting. Sustainability of natural resources.
Sources of energy : Different forms of energy, conventional and non-conventional sources of energy: fossil fuels, solar energy; biogas; wind, water and tidal energy; nuclear. Renewable versus nonrenewable sources.
Our Environment : Eco-system, Environmental problems, their solutions. Biodegradable and nonbiodegradable, substances ozone depletion.

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