CBSE Term 2 exams are around the corner and it’s the first time board exams have been split into two terms. The same goes with the syllabus, unlike earlier board exams where students had to cover entire books, this time the syllabus has been divided equally into two parts. Term 1 was MCQ-based but term 2 will be a subjective type. Earlier students were only given 90 minutes to finish the exam in term 1 but it would be 2 hours in Term 2.
Students are relieved because of two reasons, first, they will be getting more time to finish the exam, and secondly, the syllabus is also less. As science is considered one of the most important yet difficult subjects in class 10 boards, the division of syllabus has given a new ray of hope to score well in exams. If you’re still unaware of the complete science syllabus, we have got you covered.
CBSE Term 2 Science Marking Scheme
|Chemical substances-nature and behavior: Chapters 4 and 5||10|
|World of living: Chapters 8 and 9||13|
|Effects of current: Chapters 12 and 13||12|
|Natural resources: Chapter 15||05|
The total weightage of the CBSE Class 10 term 2 science exam is 40 marks. 10 marks will be considered on the basis of internal assessment. The same marking scheme was followed in the Term 1 science exam.
The weightage for the CBSE Class 10 term 2 science exam will be 40 marks. Apart from this, a 10 marks internal assessment will be conducted. The same marking scheme was followed in the term 1 science exam too. Hence, the grand total marks will be 100.
Also See: CBSE Class 10 Science Important Topics
CBSE Term 2 Science Syllabus: List Of Chapters & Important Topics
Unit 1: Chemical Substances – Nature and Behaviour
Chapter – 4 Carbon and its compounds
- Carbon compounds:
- Covalent bonding in carbon compounds
- Versatile nature of carbon
- Homologous series
Chapter – 5 Periodic Classification of elements:
- Early attempts at classification of elements ( Newland’s Law of Octaves, Dobereiner’s Triads, Mendeleev’s Periodic Table)
- Modern periodic table and its significance
- Gradation in properties
- Atomic number
- Metallic and non-metallic properties
Also See: CBSE Class 10 Science Preparation
Unit 2: World of Living
Chapter – 8 How do organisms reproduce?
- Reproduction in plants and animals (asexual and sexual reproduction) reproductive health-need, methods of family planning.
- Safe sex vs HIV/AIDS
- Women’s health
Chapter – 9 Heredity and Evolution Heredity
Heredity; Mendel’s contribution
- Laws for inheritance of traits
- Sex determination
Also See: CBSE Class 10 Study Materials | CBSE Class 10 Deleted Syllabus | CBSE Class 10 Syllabus
Unit 3: Effects of Current
Chapter – 12 Electricity Ohm’s law;
- Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends
- Series combination of resistors
- parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life
- Heating effect of electric current and its applications
- Electric power
- Interrelation between P, V, I and R.
Chapter – 13 Magnetic effects of current
- Magnetic field
- Magnetic field due to a current-carrying conductor
- Magnetic field due to current carrying coil or solenoid
- Force on a current-carrying conductor
- Fleming’s Left Hand Rule
- Electric Motor
- Electromagnetic induction.
- Induced potential difference
- Induced current
- Fleming’s Right-Hand Rule.
Unit 4: Natural Resources
Chapter – 15 Our Environment
- Environmental problems
- Ozone layer depletion
- Waste production and their solutions
- Biodegradable and non-biodegradable resources
In case you want to boost your Term 2 exam preparation you can refer to our Important concepts and NCERT solutions for class 10. They have been written by experienced subject matter experts with detailed explanations in easy-to-understand language.
Read the blog to learn some tips on how to prepare for the CBSE Class 10 exam.
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Frequently Asked Questions about CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus
1. What are the passing marks in term 2 Class 10?
As per the latest exam updates, students must achieve a minimum of 33% in theory exams, and practical, and internal assessments in order to pass the CBSE Class 10 exams.
2. Is it compulsory to pass term 2?
Respective schools are conducting CBSE class 10th examinations for term 2. It is mandatory for each student to score at least the passing marks for class 10 to get into the next class.
3. What if I fail in term 2?
If you fail one subject, you can make up for it in a compartment test, which is normally held a few months after the exam. You will be declared that if you fail two or more subjects and will have to repeat the year.
4. How Will Final Result be Calculated?
For CBSE Class 10 final scores, both Term 1 and Term 2 exams will hold 50% weightage each. However, this year CBSE has decided not to fail any student. Internal assessment and practical exam marks will also be considered for the final result calculation.
5. Can I skip the Term 2 exam?
If a student is absent in both term 1 and term 2, then the board will not be able to compute results for the students. Such students will have to appear for the exam next year
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