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Class 8

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In class 8, your child begins to strengthen his foundation in all subjects.

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Learning in class 8 is all about mastering the fundamentals of all subjects.

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What you will learn


You will learn about force, pressure and sound. You will also learn about electric currents, light and the solar system.
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You will get to know about natural resources and their uses along with environmental issues like pollution.
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You will start understanding roots, ratios and proportions and will learn how to apply them.
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You will learn the fundamentals of biology, along with energy conservation,crop production and its management.
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You will learn about the British Raj in India and the Indian Independence Movement. You will also be given a glimpse of World History of Art.
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The syllabus covers the Indian Constitution, the Parliament, the functioning of the judicial system, and the concept of social justice.
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In Geography, you will be introduced to the world of resources and industries.
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You will get more proficient at reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and writing.
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Co-curricular Learnings

Encourage your child to participate in the various tests, but do not pressurise them. Study after study have shown that learning suffers when students are stressed. These tests – if taken in the right spirit – encourage critical thinking, and are a lot of fun.
Competitive Examinations
  1. NSTSE

    The National Level Science Talent Search Examination is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their overall learning ability, and educational performance.

  2. NSO

    NSO is a national-level examination based on the syllabi prescribed by CBSE, ICSE, or other state boards.

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  3. IMO

    The International Maths Olympiad is conducted to identify and encourage Mathematical creativity in children.

All you need to know about Class 8


Syllabus for Class 8

Competitive Examinations for Class 8

How to prepare for Class 8

  • Preparation Tips for Class 8
  • Study Material for Class 8
  • Previous Years’ Papers for Class 8

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Here is the syllabus for CBSE Class 8

english English
  1. The Best Christmas Present in the World
  2. The Tsunami
  3. Glimpses of the Past
  4. Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory
  5. The Summit Within
  6. This is Jody’s Fawn
  7. A Visit to Cambridge
  8. A Short Monsoon Diary
  9. The Great Stone Face - I
  1. The Great Stone Face - II
  2. The Ant and the Cricket
  3. Geography Lesson
  4. Macavity: The Mystery Cat
  5. The Last Bargain
  6. The School Boy
  7. The Duck and the Kangaroo
  8. When I Set Out for Lyonnesse
  9. On the Grasshopper and Cricket
It So Happened - Supplementary Reader
  1. How the Camel Got His Hump
  2. Children at Work
  3. The Selfish Giant
  4. The Treasure Within
  5. Princess September
  1. The Fight
  2. The Open Window
  3. Jalebis
  4. The Comet - I
  5. The Comet - II
maths Mathematics
  1. Rational Numbers
  2. Linear Equation in One Variable
  3. Understandings Quadrilaterals
  4. Practical Geometry
  5. Data Handling
  6. Squares and Square Roots
  7. Cube and Cube Roots
  8. Comparing Quantities
  1. Algebraic Expressions and Identities
  2. Visualising Solid Shapes
  3. Mensuration
  4. Exponents and Powers
  5. Direct and Inverse Proportions
  6. Factorisation
  7. Introduction to Graphs
  8. Playing with Numbers
history History
  1. How, When and Where
  2. From Trade to Territory
  3. Ruling the Countryside
  4. Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age
  5. When People Rebel
  6. Colonialism and the City
  7. Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners
  1. Civilising the ‘Native’, Educating the Nation
  2. Women, Caste and Reform
  3. The Changing World of Visual Arts
  4. The Making of the National Movement: 1870 - 1947
  5. India After Independence
geography Geography
  1. Resources
  2. Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources
  3. Mineral and Power Resources
  1. Agriculture
  2. Industries
  3. Human Resources
civics Political Science
Unit 1: The Constitution and Secularism
  • The Indian Constitution
  • Understanding Secularism
Unit 2: Parliament and the Making of Laws
  • Why Do We Need a Parliament?
  • Understanding Laws
Unit 3: The Judiciary
  • Judiciary
  • Understanding Our Criminal Justice System
Unit 4: Social Justice and the Marginalised
  • Understanding Marginalised
  • Confronting Marginalisation
Unit 5: Economic Presence of the Government
  • Public Facilities
  • Law and Social Justice
science Science
  1. Crop Production and Management
  2. Microorganisms
  3. Synthetic Fibres and Plastics
  4. Materials
  5. Coal and Petroleum
  6. Combustion and Flame
  7. Conservation of Plants and Animals
  8. Cell
  9. Reproduction in Animals
  10. Reaching the Age of Adolescence
  1. Force and Pressure
  2. Friction
  3. Sound
  4. Chemical Effects and Electric Current
  5. Some Natural Phenomena
  6. Light
  7. Stars and the Solar System
  8. Pollution of Air and Water

You can find the Hindi syllabus here..

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The following is the list of competitive exams for Class 8:

  • NSTSE: The National Level Science Talent Search Exam is organised by the Unified Council for students from classes 2 to 12. It is one of the most popular scholarship examinations conducted in India.
  • Olympiads: There are several Olympiads organised by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) such as IMO, NCO, NSO and ISO. They are held annually and are highly competitive.
  • NIMO: The EduHeal Foundation conducts the National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO) which promises to make Math more fun. It aims to do this by introducing interactive activities like Olympiads, workshops and seminars.
  • NBTO: The National Biotechnology Olympiad is creating awareness about Biotechnology and bringing in an element of challenge and competition among students. It is also inspiring the younger generation to enhance their knowledge about issues related to Biotechnology, and test their aptitude for future careers in the field.
  • GeoGenius: Established by leading academicians, GeoGenius aims to popularize the understanding of Geography among school children. It also educates them about the planet and inculcates a deep love and respect towards the environment, which plays a major role in their progress.
  • ASSET: Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test. Rather than testing through multiple-choice questioning, it focuses on measuring how well school students master fundamental concepts. The test also provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of both individual students and entire classes.

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Preparation Tips for Class 8

Begin with procuring the precise syllabus, study material, and exam details. This forms the basis of your preparation. Additionally, all subjects require some specific tips, which are mentioned below:

  • English: Focus on grammar and writing, as these are sections in which students tend to lose the maximum number of marks. Practice writing sections of previous papers, along with grammar questions like editing and omission of paragraphs. The latter require intensive practice, and demand that the students be thorough.
  • Mathematics: Initially, stick to concept building. Be thorough with NCERT textbooks before moving on to R.S. Aggarwal books for the Olympiads. NCERT contains many conceptual questions and will help you build a strong foundation.
  • Science: These are your formative years and that is why you should pay attention to chapters in Physics and Chemistry. Since Biology is mostly theoretical at this stage, it doesn’t require a lot of practice. Physics and Chemistry, however, demand intensive study, and you should make sure that you understand all the concepts well before solving numericals, if any.
  • Social Science: Don't simply mug up the facts. The concept matter will be a lot clearer to you once you understand for instance how the government works, or what happened during the Indian independence period. Understanding the subject will give you less to swallow, helping you retain and recall more during the exam. Plus, you will be able to relate it to current events, and pinpoint historical trends from a panoramic standpoint.
  • Hindi: This subject demands intensive practice, for you to score well. Collect several sample papers and practise them till you’re thorough.

Study Material for Class 8

english English
  • It So Happened - Supplementary Reader by NCERT
  • Honeydew Textbook for Class 8 by NCERT
  • New Oxford Modern English by NCERT
maths Maths
  • Mathematics Textbook for Class 8 by NCERT
  • Hands - On Maths by R.S. Agarwal
  • Systematic Mathematics by Sultan Chand
  • Mathematics Class VIII by R.D. Sharma
  • Foundation Course Mathematics by M.T.G
science Science
  • Science Textbook for Class 8 by NCERT
  • Basic Science for Class 8 by Bharti Bhavan
  • Science for Class 8 by Full-Marks
  • Lab Manual for Class 8 by Saraswati
english Hindi
  • Vyakran Nidhi by Saraswati
  • Vasant III by NCERT
Social Science
  • Social Science Class 8 by Full-Marks
  • Social Sciences for Class 8 by Sultan Chand

Previous Years' Papers for Class 8

Practising previous years' papers is important, as it helps you simulate the real exam. Make sure that you practice a lot so that you’re able to memorise formulae and solve problems easily on the day of the exam. You can find them all here, by NCERT, for your assistance.

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 8.