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Science and Technology 10th Standard Board Exam SSC (English Medium) Maharashtra State Board Topics and Syllabus

Academic year:

Units and Topics


100 Materials
101 Acids and Bases
  • Acids, Bases and Salts: General properties, examples and uses.
102 Chemical Reactions
  • Types of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, displacement double decomposition, precipitation, and neutralization.
103 Oxidation and Reduction
  • Oxidation and Reduction in terms of gain and loss of oxygen and hydrogen.
104 Metals and Non-metals
  • Brief discussion on basic metallurgical processes. Properties of common metals. Elementary idea about bonding
105 Carbon Compounds
  • Elementary idea about bonding. Saturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids (properties only)
106 Common Chemicals Used in Daily Life
  • Soap, common salt, Washing soda, Baking soda, bleaching powder, Plaster of Paris
107 Classification of Elements
  • Brief historical account, Mendeleev's periodic table, gradation in properties.
200 The World of the Living
201 Life Processes
  • Definition of "Living things". Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in plants and animals.
202 Control in the Living
  • Tropic movements in plants .
  • Introduction to plant hormones;
  • control and coordination in animals;
  • voluntary, involuntary and reflex action, nervous system, chemical coordination, animal hormones.
203 Reproduction in the Living
  • Reproduction in plants and animals.
  • Need for and methods of family planning.
  • Safe Sex vs-. HIV/AIDS. Child bearing and women's health.
204 Heredity and Evolution
  • Heredity, origin of life- brief introduction, Basic concepts of evolution.
300 Moving Things

People and Ideas

301 Electric Circuits
  • Potential and potential difference.
  • Ohm's Law, Resistances in series and parallel.
  • Power dissipated due to current.
  • Inter relation between P, V, I and R.
302 Magnets
  • Magnetic field, field lines.
  • Field due to a current carrying wire, coil, solenoid.
  • Force on current carrying conductor.
  • Fleming's Left Hand Rule.
  • Electric motor, electromagnetic induction.
  • Induced potential differences, induced current.
  • Electric generator, principle and working.
  • Direct and Alternating current.
  • Frequency of AC.
  • Advantages of AC over DC.
  • Domestic Electric Circuits.
400 Natural Phenomena
401 Light
  •  Convergence and Divergence of Light.
402 Spherical Mirrors
  • Images formed by a concave mirror.
  • Related concepts: centre of curvature, principal axis, optical centre, focus, focal length.
403 Refraction
  • appreciation of the concept of refraction.
  • Laws of refraction.
  • Velocity of light. Refractive index;
  • twinkling of stars;
  • dispersion of light.
  • Scattering of light.
404 Lenses
  •  Images formed by a convex lens;
  • functioning of the lens in the human problems of vision and their remedies.
  • Application of spherical mirrors and lenses.
500 Pollution
501 Types of Pollution
  • air, water, (fresh and marine), soil, radiation, and noise.
502 Sources of Pollution and Major Pollutants, Oil Spills
503 Effect of Pollution on -environment, Human Health and Other Organisms
504 Abatement of Pollution
600 Striving for a Better Environment
601 Use of Efficient and Eco-friendly Technology
602 Sustainable Use of Resources
603 Enforcement of Acts, Laws and Policies
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