CISCE Syllabus For Class 10 Physics: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 10. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CISCE Class 10 Physics syllabus for the academic year 2021-2022 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 10 Physics Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CISCE Class 10 Physics Syllabus pdf 2021-2022. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 10 Physics in addition to this.

## CISCE Class 10 Physics Revised Syllabus

CISCE Class 10 Physics and their Unit wise marks distribution

### CISCE Class 10 Physics Course Structure 2021-2022 With Marking Scheme

# | Unit/Topic | Marks |
---|---|---|

I | Force, Work, Power and Energy | |

1.1 | Work, Power and Energy | |

1.2 | Machines | |

1.3 | Force | |

II | Light | |

2.1 | Refraction of Light Through Plane Surface | |

2.2 | Spectrum | |

2.3 | Refraction of Light Through a Lense | |

III | Sound | |

IV | Electricity and Magnetism | |

4.1 | Current Electricity | |

4.2 | Electrical Power and Energy and Household Circuits | |

4.3 | Electro Manetism | |

V | Heat | |

DC | Modern Physics | |

Total | - |

## Syllabus

**(iii)Work, energy, power and their relation with force.**

Definition of work. W = FS cosθ; special cases of θ = 0°, 90°. W = mgh. Definition of energy, energy as work done. Various units of work and energy and their relation with SI units.[erg, calorie, kW h and eV]. Definition of Power, P=W/t; SI and cgs units; other units, kilowatt (kW), megawatt (MW) and gigawatt (GW); and horse power (1hp=746W) [Simple numerical problems on work, power and energy].

**(iv) Different types of energy (e.g. chemical energy, Mechanical energy, heat energy, electrical energy, nuclear energy, sound energy, light energy).**

Mechanical energy: potential energy U = mgh (derivation included) gravitational PE, examples; kinetic energy K= ½ mv^{2} (derivation included); forms of kinetic energy: translational, rotational and vibrational - only simple examples. [Numerical problems on K and U only in case of translational motion]; qualitative discussions of electrical, chemical, heat, nuclear, light and sound energy, conversion from one form to another; common examples.

- Machines as Force Multipliers
- Simple Machines
- Lever
- Concept of Pulley System
- single fixed, single movable, block and tackle; MA, VR and η in each case

- Principle of Conservation of Energy
- Concept of Machines Numercials

**(v)Machines as force multipliers; load, effort, mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and efficiency; simple treatment of levers, pulley systems showing the utility of each type of machine.**

Functions and uses of simple machines: Terms- effort E, load L, mechanical advantage MA = L/E, velocity ratio VR = V_{E}/V_{L} = d_{E} / d_{L}, input (W_{i}), output (W_{o}), efficiency (η), relation between η and MA,VR (derivation included); for all practical machines η <1; MA < VR.

Lever: principle. First, second and third class of levers; examples: MA and VR in each case. Examples of each of these classes of levers as also found in the human body.

Pulley system: single fixed, single movable, block and tackle; MA, VR and η in each case.

**(vi) Principle of Conservation of energy.**

Statement of the principle of conservation of energy; theoretical verification that U + K = constant for a freely falling body. Application of this law to simple pendulum (qualitative only); [simple numerical problems].

- Centre of Gravity
- Types of Motion Based on Speed
- Force
- Translational and Rotational Motions
- Moment (Turning Effect) of a Force Or Torque

**(i) Turning forces concept; moment of a force; forces in equilibrium; centre of gravity; [discussions using simple examples and simple numerical problems].**

Elementary introduction of translational and rotational motions; moment (turning effect) of a force, also called torque and its cgs and SI units; common examples - door, steering wheel, bicycle pedal, etc.; clockwise and anti-clockwise moments; conditions for a body to be in equilibrium ( translational and rotational); principle of moment and its verification using a metre rule suspended by two spring balances with slotted weights hanging from it; simple numerical problems; Centre of gravity (qualitative only) with examples of some regular bodies and irregular lamina.

**(ii) Uniform circular motion.**

As an example of constant speed, though acceleration (force) is present. Differences between centrifugal and centripetal force.

**(i) Refraction of light through a glass block and a triangular prism - qualitative treatment of simple applications such as real and apparent depth of objects in water and apparent bending of sticks in water. Applications of refraction of light.**

Partial reflection and refraction due to change in medium. Laws of refraction; the effect on speed (V), wavelength (λ) and frequency (f) due to refraction of light; conditions for a light ray to pass undeviated. Values of speed of light (c) in vacuum, air, water and glass; refractive index μ = c/V, V = fλ. Values of μ for common substances such as water, glass and diamond; experimental verification; refraction through glass block; lateral displacement; multiple images in thick glass plate/mirror; refraction through a glass prism simple applications: real and apparent depth of objects in water; apparent bending of a stick under water. (Simple numerical problems and approximate ray diagrams required).

**(ii) Total internal reflection: Critical angle; examples in triangular glass prisms; comparison with reflection from a plane mirror (qualitative only). Applications of total internal reflection.**

Transmission of light from a denser medium (glass/water) to a rarer medium (air) at different angles of incidence; critical angle (C) μ = 1/sinC. Essential conditions for total internal reflection. Total internal reflection in a triangular glass prism; ray diagram, different cases - angles of prism (60º,60º,60º), (60º,30º,90º), (45º,45º,90º); use of right angle prism to obtain = 90º and 180º (ray diagram); comparison of total internal reflection from a prism and reflection from a plane mirror.

**(iii) Lenses (converging and diverging) including characteristics of the images formed (using ray diagrams only); magnifying glass; location of images using ray diagrams and thereby determining magnification.**

(iv) Types of lenses (converging and diverging), convex and concave, action of a lens as a set of prisms; technical terms; centre of curvature, radii of curvature, principal axis, foci, focal plane and focal length,; detailed study of refraction of light in spherical lenses through ray diagrams; formation of images - principal rays or construction rays; location of images from ray diagram for various positions of a small linear object on the principal axis; characteristics of images. Sign convention and direct numerical problems using the lens formula are included.(derivation of formula not required)

**Scale drawing or graphical representation of ray diagrams not required.**

Power of a lens (concave and convex) – [simple direct numerical problems]: magnifying glass or simple microscope: location of image and magnification from ray diagram only [formula and numerical problems not included]. Applications of lenses.

**(v)Using a triangular prism to produce a visible spectrum from white light; Electromagnetic spectrum. Scattering of light.**

Deviation produced by a triangular prism; dependence on colour (wavelength) of light; dispersion and spectrum; electromagnetic spectrum: broad classification (names only arranged in order of increasing wavelength); properties common to all electromagnetic radiations; properties and uses of infrared and ultraviolet radiation. Simple application of scattering of light e.g. blue colour of the sky.

- Refraction of Light
- Total Internal Reflection
- Total Internal Reflection and Its Applications
- Total internal reflection in nature and its technological applications - Mirage, Diamond, Prism, Optical fibres

- Total Internal Reflection
- Atmospheric Refraction
- Refraction of Light from a Plane Transparent Surface

Refraction of light through a glass block and a triangular prism - qualitative treatment of simple applications such as real and apparent

depth of objects in water and apparent bending of sticks in water. Applications of refraction of light. Partial reflection and refraction due to change in medium. Laws of refraction; the effect on speed (V), wavelength (λ) and frequency (f) due to refraction of light; conditions for a light ray to pass undeviated. Values of speed of light (c) in vacuum, air, water and glass; refractive index µ = c/V, V = fλ. Values of µ for common substances such as water, glass and diamond; experimental verification; refraction through glass block; lateral displacement; multiple images in thick glass plate/mirror; refraction through a glass prism simple applications: real and apparent depth of objects in water; apparent bending of a stick under water. (Simple numerical problems and approximate ray diagrams required)

Total internal reflection: Critical angle; examples in triangular glass prisms; comparison with reflection from a plane mirror (qualitative only). Applications of total internal reflection. Transmission of light from a denser medium (glass/water) to a rarer medium (air) at different angles of incidence; critical angle (C) µ = 1/sinC. Essential conditions for total internal reflection. Total internal reflection in a triangular glass prism; ray diagram, different cases - angles of prism (60º,60º,60º), (60º,30º,90º), (45º,45º,90º);

use of right angle prism to obtain θ = 90º and 180º (ray diagram); comparison of total internal reflection from a prism and reflection from a plane mirror

- Electromagnetic Spectrum
- Radio waves
- Microwaves
- Infrared waves
- Visible light
- Ultraviolet rays
- X-rays
- Gamma Rays (γ-rays)

- Some Natural Phenomena Due to Sunlight
- Using a Triangular Prism to Produce a Visible Spectrum from White Light
Deviation produced by a triangular prism; dependence on colour (wavelength) of light; dispersion and spectrum

- Concept of Spectrum

Using a triangular prism to produce a visible spectrum from white light; Electromagnetic spectrum. Scattering of light. Deviation produced by a triangular prism; dependence on colour (wavelength) of light; dispersion and spectrum; electromagnetic

spectrum: broad classification (names only arranged in order of increasing wavelength); properties common to all electromagnetic

radiations; properties and uses of infrared and ultraviolet radiation. Simple application of scattering of light e.g. blue colour of the

sky.

- Convex Lens
- Concave Lens
- Concept of Magnifying Glass
- location of images using ray diagrams
- determining magnification

- Types of Lenses (Converging and Diverging),
- Refraction at Spherical Surfaces and by Lenses
- Power of a Lens
- Concept Refraction of Light Through a Lense

Lenses (converging and diverging) including characteristics of the images formed (using ray diagrams only); magnifying glass;

location of images using ray diagrams and thereby determining magnification Types of lenses (converging and diverging),

convex and concave, action of a lens as a set of prisms; technical terms; centre of curvature, radii of curvature, principal axis,

foci, focal plane and focal length,; detailed study of refraction of light in spherical lenses through ray diagrams; formation of images - principal rays or construction rays; location of images from ray diagram for various positions of a small linear object on the

principal axis; characteristics of images. Sign convention and direct numerical problems using the lens formula are included.(derivation of formula not required) Scale drawing or graphical representation of ray diagrams not required. Power of a lens (concave and convex) – [simple direct numerical problems]: magnifying glass or simple microscope: location of image and magnification from

ray diagram only [formula and numerical problems not included]. Applications of lenses.

**(i) Reflection of Sound Waves; echoes: their use; simple numerical problems on echoes.**

Production of echoes, condition for formation of echoes; simple numerical problems; use of echoes by bats, dolphins, fishermen, medical field. SONAR.

**(ii) Natural vibrations, Damped vibrations, Forced vibrations and Resonance - a special case of forced vibrations.** Meaning and simple applications of natural, damped, forced vibrations and resonance.

**(iii)Loudness, pitch and quality of sound:-**

Characteristics of sound: loudness and intensity; subjective and objective nature of these properties; sound level in db (as unit only); noise pollution; interdependence of: pitch and frequency; quality and waveforms (with examples).

**(i) Ohm’s Law; concepts of emf, potential difference, resistance; resistances in series and parallel, internal resistance.**

Concepts of pd (V), current (I), resistance (R) and charge (Q). Ohm's law: statement V=IR; SI units; experimental verification; graph of V vs I and resistance from slope; ohmic and non-ohmic resistors, factors affecting resistance (including specific resistance) and internal resistance; super conductors, electromotive force (emf); combination of resistances in series and parallel and derivation of expressions for equivalent resistance. Simple numerical problems using the above relations. [Simple network of resistors].

**(ii) Electrical power and energy.**

Electrical energy; examples of heater, motor, lamp, loudspeaker, etc. Electrical power; measurement of electrical energy, W = QV = VIt from the definition of pd. Combining with ohm’s law W = VIt = I^{2} Rt = (V^{2}/R)t and electrical power P = (W/t) = VI = I^{2}R = V^{2}/R. Units: SI and commercial; Power rating of common appliances, household consumption of electric energy; calculation of total energy consumed by electrical appliances; W = Pt (kilowatt × hour = kW h), [simple numerical problems].

**(iii)Household circuits – main circuit; switches; fuses; earthing; safety precautions; three-pin plugs; colour coding of wires.**

House wiring (ring system), power distribution; main circuit (3 wires-live, neutral, earth) with fuse / MCB, main switch and its advantages - circuit diagram; twoway switch, staircase wiring, need for earthing, fuse, 3-pin plug and socket; Conventional location of live, neutral and earth points in 3 pin plugs and sockets. Safety precautions, colour coding of wires.

**(iv)Magnetic effect of a current (principles only, laws not required); electromagnetic induction (elementary); transformer.**

Oersted’s experiment on the magnetic effect of electric current; magnetic field (B) and field lines due to current in a straight wire (qualitative only), right hand thumb rule – magnetic field due to a current in a loop; Electromagnets: their uses; comparisons with a permanent magnet; Fleming’s Left Hand Rule, the DC electric motor- simple sketch of main parts (coil, magnet, split ring commutators and brushes); brief description and type of energy transfer(working not required): Simple introduction to electromagnetic induction; frequency of AC in house hold supplies , Fleming’s Right Hand Rule, AC Generator - Simple sketch of main parts, brief description and type of energy transfer(working not required). Advantage of AC over DC. Transformer- its types, characteristics of primary and secondary coils in each type (simple labelled diagram and its uses).

- Concept of Current Electricity Numericals
- Ohm’s Law
- Concepts of Emf
- System of Resistors
- Electric Potential Difference
- Concepts of Pd (V), Current (I), Resistance (R) and Charge (Q).
- Internal Resistance
- Current Electricity
- Alternating Current (A.C.) Generator
- Electric Potential (Electrostatic Potential) and Potential Difference

Ohm’s Law; concepts of emf, potential difference, resistance; resistances in series and parallel, internal resistance. Concepts of pd (V), current (I), resistance (R) and charge (Q). Ohm's law: statement V=IR; SI units; experimental verification; graph of V vs I and resistance from slope; ohmic and non-ohmic resistors, factors affecting resistance (including specific resistance) and internal resistance; super conductors, electromotive force (emf); combination of resistances in series and parallel and derivation of expressions for equivalent resistance. Simple numerical problems using the above relations. [Simple network of resistors].

- Concept of Electrical Power and Household Circuits Numericals
- Household Circuits - Colour Coding of Wires
- Household Circuits - Three-pin Plugs
- Household Circuits - Safety Precautions
- Earthing (Grounding)
- Electric Fuse
- Electric Switch
- Household Circuits – Main Circuit
- Electrical Energy and Power
- Electric Power
- Alternating Current (A.C.) Generator
- Current Electricity
- System of Resistors

Electrical energy; examples of heater, motor,lamp, loudspeaker, etc. Electrical power;measurement of electrical energy, W = QV = VIt from the definition of pd. Combining with ohm’s law W = VIt = I2 Rt = (V2 /R)t and electrical power P = (W/t) = VI = I^{2}R = V^{2}/R.

Units: SI and commercial; Power rating of common appliances, household consumption of electric energy; calculation of total energy consumed by electrical appliances;

W = Pt

(kilowatt × hour = kW h), [simple numerical problems].

Household circuits – main circuit; switches; fuses; earthing; safety precautions; three-pin plugs; colour coding of wires. House wiring (ring system), power distribution; main circuit (3 wires-live, neutral, earth) with fuse / MCB, main switch and its advantages - circuit diagram; two- way switch, staircase wiring, need for earthing, fuse, 3-pin plug and socket; Conventional location of live, neutral and earth points in 3 pin plugs and sockets. Safety precautions, colour coding of wires

- Electro Magnetism
- Transformer
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Effects of Electric Current
- Force on a Current Carrying Conductor in a Magnetic Field
- Alternating Current (A.C.) Generator
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Lenz’S Law and Conservation of Energy
- Lenz's Law

- Eddy Currents
- Electromagnetic damping

Magnetic effect of a current (principles only,laws not required); electromagnetic induction (elementary); transformer.Oersted’s experiment on the magnetic effect of electric current; magnetic field (B) and field lines due to current in a straight wire (qualitative only), right hand thumb rule – magnetic field due to a current in a loop; Electromagnets: their uses; comparisons with a permanent magnet; Fleming’s Left Hand Rule, the DC electric motor- simple sketch of main parts (coil, magnet, split ring commutators and brushes); brief description and type of energy transfer(working not required): Simple introduction to electromagnetic induction; frequency of AC in house hold supplies , Fleming’s Right Hand Rule, AC Generator - Simple sketch of

main parts, brief description and type of energy transfer(working not required). Advantage of AC over DC. Transformer- its types, characteristics of primary and

secondary coils in each type (simple labelled diagram and its uses).

- Concept of Calorimetry Numercials:
- Calorimetry and Calorimeter
- Specific Heat Capacity
- Calorimetry - Principle of Method of Mixtures
- Latent Heat
- Heat - Loss and Gain of Heat Involving Change of State for Fusion Only

**(i) Calorimetry: meaning, specific heat capacity; principle of method of mixtures; Numerical Problems on specific heat capacity using heat loss and gain and the method of mixtures.**

Heat and its units (calorie, joule), temperature and its units (°C’ K); thermal (heat) capacity C' = Q/ΔT... (SI unit of C): Specific heat Capacity C = Q/mΔT (SI unit of C) Mutual relation between Heat Capacity and Specific Heat capacity, values of C for some common substances (ice, water and copper). Principle of method of mixtures including mathematical statement. Natural phenomenon involving specific heat. Consequences of high sp. heat of water. [Simple numerical problem].

**(ii) Latent heat; loss and gain of heat involving change of state for fusion only.**

Change of phase (state); heating curve for water; latent heat; sp latent heat of fusion (SI unit). Simple numerical problems. Common physical phenomena involving latent heat of fusion.

- Radioactivity and Changes in the Nucleus
- Background radiation
- Safety precautions
- Radiation: X-rays; radioactive fallout from nuclear plants and other sources.
- Nuclear Energy : working on safe disposal of waste. Safety measures to be strictly reinforced

- Nuclear Fission
- Transfer of Heat
- Nuclear Energy
- Latent Heat
- Energy Sources
Solar, wind, water and nuclear energy (only qualitative discussion of steps to produce electricity).

- Different Forms of Energy

**(i) Radioactivity and changes in the nucleus; background radiation and safety precautions.**

Brief introduction (qualitative only) of the nucleus, nuclear structure, atomic number (Z), mass number (A).Radioactivity as spontaneous disintegration. α, β and γ - their nature and properties; changes within the nucleus. One example each of α and β decay with equations showing changes in Z and A. Uses of radioactivity - radio isotopes. Harmful effects. Safety precautions. Background radiation.

Radiation:- X-rays; radioactive fallout from nuclear plants and other sources.

Nuclear Energy:- working on safe disposal of waste. Safety measures to be strictly reinforced.

(ii) Nuclear fission and fusion; basic introduction and equations.