CBSE Class 10 Home Science Syllabus for 2020-21

Syllabus for CBSE Class 10 Home Science

CBSE Class 10 Home Science Syllabus – Here is the CBSE syllabus 2020-2021 of Class 10 Home Science. This is the new syllabus that CBSE has released for the new academic session. You may read the new syllabus for Home Science from here. It is necessary for you to analyze this new syllabus before studying new chapters for effective learning and good results in the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021.

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Check CBSE Class 10 Home Science Syllabus 2020-2021 below:

Home Science (Code No. 064)

Class – X (2020-21)

Course Structure: Theory & Practical   

Theory: 70Marks

Time: 3 Hrs.      

Practical: 30Marks

Unit I: Human growth & development II (30periods)

a) Play (birth-5 years), the role of play in the growth & development of children. Types of play active, passive, natural, serious and exploratory, selection of play material for children.

b) Childhood(3 to11 years)-Age specific milestones- Physical, motor, social, emotional, cognitive and language

c) Adolescents: Special Features- Physical and biological, motor, social, emotional, Cognitive and language

d) Problems of Adolescents: Consequences and management-

i) Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa)

ii)Substance abuse

iii) Issues related to sex

iv) Anti-social behavior

Unit II: Management of Resources: Time, Energy and Money (30 periods)

a) Time Management – Definition and Importance

b) Time plans – Factors affecting time plan

c) Energy Management: Definition and Importance

d) Fatigue and work Simplification

e) Family Income and Types

f) Expenditure and Importance of Saving

Unit III: Food and Personal Hygiene (18 periods)

a) Principles of hygienic handling and serving of food

b) Hygiene in the kitchen

c) Personal hygiene of food handler

d) Hygiene during food storage

Unit IV: Meal Planning (42periods)

a) Concept of Meal Planning

b) Factors affecting meal planning – age, sex, climate, occupation, cost of food items, number of family members, occasion, availability of food, family traditions, likes and dislikes

c) Basic food groups are given by ICMR

d) Use of food groups in planning a balanced meals for self and family.

Unit V: Food Safety and Consumer Education (30 periods)

a) Problems faced by Consumer- Price variation, poor quality, Faulty weights and measures, Non-availability of goods, Misleading information, Lack of standardized products

b) Food adulteration: Concept, adulterants(Metanil yellow, Argemone, Kesari dal) and harmful effects of these adulterants on human health,

c) Food Safety Standards-FSSAI (2006)

d) Consumer Education-Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

Unit VI: Care and Maintenance of Fabrics and Apparel (30 periods)

a) Cleaning and finishing agents used in routine care of clothes.

b) Stain Removal

c) Storage of cotton, silk, wool, and synthetics

d) Readymade garments- selection, need workmanship and care label.

Practicals (30 Marks) – 40 Periods 

  1. Make a suitable play material for children between birth to 5 years (group activity)
  2. Plan a balanced meal for yourself.
  3. Make a time plan to self for one day.
  4. Write a report on any five malpractices you have observed in the market and write your responsibilities as a consumer in each context.
  5. Prepare a slogan/poster to create awareness on consumer education
  6. Remove stains from white cotton fabric: curry, grease, ball pen ink, lipstick, tea and coffee
  7. List five areas of agreement and disagreement each with parents, siblings, and friends, and give your suggestion to improve the relationships.
  8. Examine the positive and negative qualities of one readymade and one tailor-made garment.
  9. Prepare a care label for a readymade garment according to its fabric and design.



a) Plan a balanced meal for yourself 3 Marks
b) Prepare a time plan for self for one day 4 Marks
c) Remove one stain from white cotton sample curry, grease, ball pen ink, lipstick, tea and coffee 3 Marks
d) Examine two positive and two negative qualities of one readymade and one tailor-made garment. 4 Marks
e) Prepare a care label for a readymade garment according to its fabric and design 4 Marks
II Play Material 5 Marks
III File Work 5 Marks
IV Viva 2 Marks





TIME: 3 HOURS                                                                                      MAX. MARKS: 70

1 Knowledge and understanding based questions terms, concepts, principles, or theories; Identify, define, or recite

Interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase information

    28     40%
2 Application- pr knowledge/concepts based questions

(Use Abstract information in concrete situations, to apply knowledge to new situations. Use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example or solve a problem.

    21     30%
3 Formulation, analysis, evaluation and creativity based question. ( Appraise, judge and/or justify the value or worth of a decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes)

Classify, compare, contrast or differentiate between different pieces of integrate unique piece of information from a variety of sources

    21     30%
Total      70     100

Total no of question is 31

NOTE: Internal Choice of 30% will be given

Easy- 20%

Average- 60%

Difficult- 20%

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