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Class - 8 Syllabus

An all-India level exam for admission into IITs, NITs and some of India’s best engineering colleges.
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  • Physics Physics
  • Chemistry Chemistry
  • maths Maths
  • biology Biology
  • history History
  • civics Civics
  • geography Geography
  • english English
  • General Knowledge

Physics Syllabus

  1. Force and Pressure

    • Force and Its Effect

    • Types of Forces

    • Introduction to Pressure

  2. Friction

    • Friction and Its Effect

  3. Sound

    • Production and Propagation of Sound

    • Characteristics of Sound

  4. Chemical Effect of Electric Current

    • Chemical Effect of Electric Current and Its Applications

  5. Some Natural Phenomena

    • Introduction to Charges

    • Lightning and Earthquake

  6. Light

    • Reflection of Light

    • Optical Instruments and Human Eye

  7. Stars and the Solar System

    • Study of Moon and Stars

    • Other Members of Solar System

Chemistry Syllabus

  1. Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

    • Introduction to Fibres

    • Synthetic Fibres

    • Plastics

    • Plastics as Materials of Choice

  2. Materials: Metals and Non-metals

    • Metals and Non-metals

    • Physical Properties of Metals and Non-metals

    • Chemical Properties and Uses of Metals and Non-metals

  3. Coal and Petroleum

    • Introduction

    • Coal and Coke

    • Coal Tar and Coal Gas

    • Petroleum and Refining of Petroleum

    • Natural Gas

  4. Combustion and Flame

    • Introduction and Types of Combustion

    • Flame and Structure of a Flame

    • Introduction to Fuel and Fuel Efficiency

  5. Pollution of Air and Water

    • Air Pollution and What can be Done?

    • How does Air Get Polluted?

    • Greenhouse Effect

    • Water Pollution

    • How does Water Get Polluted?

    • What is Potable Water and How is Water Purified?

Maths Syllabus

  1. Rational Numbers

    • Properties of Whole / Natural Numbers

    • Properties of Integers

    • Properties of Rational Numbers

    • Rational Numbers on Number Line

  2. Linear Equations in One Variable

    • Linear Equations in One Variable

    • Solving Linear Equations in One Variable

  3. Understanding Quadrilaterals

    • Polygon and its Types

    • Angle Sum Property of Polygons

    • Properties of Trapezium and Kite

    • Properties of Parallelogram, Rhombus, Rectangle and Square

  4. Practical Geometry

    • Construction of Quadrilaterals

    • Construction of Particular Quadrilaterals

  5. Data Handling

    • Data and its Frequency Distribution

    • Pictographs

    • Bar Graphs

    • Histogram and Pie-Charts

    • Chance and Probability

  6. Squares and Square Roots

    • Square of a Number

    • Patterns in Square Numbers

    • Formation of Squares Using Patterns

    • Finding Squares of Given Numbers

    • Square Root

    • Square Root of a Perfect Square

    • Square Root of Non Perfect Squares

  7. Cubes and Cube Roots

    • Cubes and Patterns

    • Cube Roots

  8. Comparing Quantities

    • Ratio and Percentage

    • Profit and Loss

    • Discount and Commissions

    • Tax

    • Compound Interest

    • Growth and Depreciation

  9. Algebraic Expressions and Identities

    • Introduction to Algebraic Expressions

    • Polynomial and its Types

    • Operations on Polynomials

    • Standard Identities of Binomials and Trinomials

  10. Visualising Solid Shapes

    • 2D and 3D Figures

    • Mapping Space

    • Polyhedrons

  11. Mensuration

    • Rectangles and Squares

    • Trapezium, Parallelogram and Rhombus

    • Circles

    • Polygons

    • Cube and Cuboid

    • Cylinder

  12. Exponents and Powers

    • Law of Exponents

    • Application of Laws of Exponents

  13. Direct and Inverse Proportions

    • Direct and Inverse Proportion

  14. Factorisation

    • Factorisation Using Identities

    • Factorisation Using Division

  15. Introduction to Graphs

    • Bar Graphs

    • Pie Charts and Linear Graphs

  16. Playing With Numbers

    • General Form of Number

    • Divisibility Tests

Biology Syllabus

  1. Crop Production and Management

    • Types of Crops

    • Soil Preparation and Sowing of Seeds

    • Manure and Fertilizers

    • Irrigation

    • Protection and Harvesting

    • Storage and Food for Animals

  2. Microorganisms

    • Microorganisms and its Uses

    • Disease Causing Microorganisms

    • Food Preservation

    • Nitrogen Cycle

  3. Conservation of Plants and Animals

    • Deforestation

    • Conservation of Biodiversity

  4. Cell - Structure and Function

    • Introduction to Cell

    • Cell- Number, Shape and Size

    • Cell Structure and Functions

  5. Reproduction in Animals

    • Sexual Reproduction

    • Asexual Mode of Reproduction

  6. Reaching the Age of Adolescence

    • Adolescence and Puberty

    • Reproductive Phase of Life and Sex Determination

    • Functions of Endocrine Gland

    • Reproductive Health

History Syllabus

  1. How, When and Where

    • Necessity for Construction of History

  2. From Trade to Territory - The Company Establishes Power

    • From Trade to Territory

  3. Ruling the Countryside

    • Ruling the Countryside

  4. Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age

    • Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age

  5. When People Rebel

    • When People Rebel

  6. Colonialism and the City - The Story of an Imperial Capital

    • Colonialism and the City

  7. Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners

    • Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners

  8. Civilising the Native, Educating the Nation

    • Civilising the Native, Educating the Nation

  9. Women, Caste and Reform

    • Women, Caste and Reform

  10. The Changing World of Visual Arts

    • The Changing World of Visual Arts

  11. The Making of the National Movement: 1870s - 1947

    • Making of the National Movement

  12. India After Independence

    • India After Independence

Civics Syllabus

  1. The Indian Constitution

    • The Indian Constitution

    • Rights and Fundamental Rights

  2. Understanding Secularism

    • Understanding Secularism

  3. Why Do We Need a Parliament?

    • Why Do We Need a Parliament?

  4. Understanding Laws

    • Understanding Laws

  5. Judiciary

    • Introduction of the Judiciary

  6. Understanding Our Criminal Justice System

    • Understanding Our Criminal Justice System

  7. Understanding Marginalisation

    • Understanding Marginalisation

  8. Confronting Marginalisation

    • Confronting Marginalisation

  9. Public Facilities

    • Public Facilities

  10. Law and Social Justice

    • Law and Social Justice

Geography Syllabus

  1. Resources

    • Resources

  2. Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources

    • Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources

  3. Mineral and Power Resources

    • Mineral and Power Resources

  4. Agriculture

    • Agriculture

  5. Industries

    • Industries

  6. Human Resources

    • Human Resources

English Syllabus

  1. Reading Comprehension

    • Gathering Information and Inferences

    • Poetry

  2. Noun

    • Kinds of Nouns

  3. Adjective

    • Kinds of Adjective

  4. Verb

    • Transitive and Intransitive Verb

    • Forms of Verb

    • Auxiliary and Modal Verbs

    • Subject Verb Agreement

  5. Adverb

    • Formation of Adverbs

  6. Prepositions

    • Preposition of Agency, Instrumentality

  7. Conjunction

    • Subordinating Conjunction

  8. Tenses

    • Present Tense

    • Past Tense

    • Future Tense

  9. Sentences

    • Clauses

    • Order of Words

  10. Transformation of Sentences

    • Active and Passive Voice

    • Reported Speech

  11. Vocabulary

    • Words

    • Idioms and Phrases

    • Types of Phrases

  12. Writing

    • Letters

    • Formal Letters

    • Informal Letters

    • Story

    • Story: Characters

    • Story: Setting

    • Paragraph

    • Essay

    • Descriptive Essay

    • Diary Entry

    • Notice

General Knowledge Syllabus

  1. Ancient Indian History

    • Introduction to Ancient History and Pre - Historic Period

    • The Harappan Culture and Different Civilization

    • Vedic culture and Religious Movements

    • The Mauryan and Post Post - Mauryan Period (200 BC - AD 300)

    • The Gupta Period, North, Deccan and South India

  2. Medieval Indian History

    • Early Medieval Period and Sultanate of Delhi

    • The Mughal, Marathas and Advent of European Commerce

  3. Modern Indian History

    • British Expansion and Consolidation

    • Indian Freedom Movement

    • Current Trends of Indian History

  4. World History

    • Ancient World History

    • Medieval World History

    • Modern World History

    • Current Trends of World History

  5. General Physical Geography

    • Introduction to Geography

    • Physical Features of Geography

    • Landforms of the Earth and Internal Forces

    • Landforms on Earth and External Processes

  6. Introduction to Indian Geography

    • Introduction to Indian Geography

    • Indian Physical Geography

  7. Resources of India and World

    • Soils of India and World

    • Natural Vegetation and Wildlife of India and World

    • Agriculture of India and World

    • Animal Husbandry and Fishery

    • Industries of India and World

    • Transport and Communication of India and World

  8. Static Geography of India and World

    • Static Physical Geography of India and World

    • Static Human Geography of India and World

  9. Introduction to Indian Polity and Governance

    • Historical Perspective of Indian Polity and Governance

    • Union Territory, Reorganisation of the States and Citizenship

  10. Indian Constitution and Fundamental Concepts

    • Fundamental Rights and Duties

    • The Union Executive and Legislature

  11. The State, Local Government and Union Territories

    • The State, Local Government and Union Territories

  12. The Judiciary System of India

    • The Judiciary System of India

  13. Election, Political Parties and National Terms

    • Election, Political Parties and National Terms

  14. Indian Economy

    • Indian Economics and Development

    • Economic Systems and Sectors of India

  15. Basic Science

    • Basic Physics

    • Basic Chemistry

    • Basic Biology (Life Sciences)

    • Environmental Ecology

  16. Overview of India

    • India: States and Union Territories

    • India: Security Setup

    • India: An Overview

  17. India: Science and Technology

    • India: Science and Technology

  18. Culture and Places of India and World

    • Cultural Panorama and Famous Places of India and World

  19. World Organisations and Diversities

    • World Organisations

    • World: Survey of Countries

  20. Superlatives and First In India and World

    • First in World and India

    • Superlatives (Biggest, Highest, Largest, Smallest) : India and World

  21. Awards and Prizes of India and World

    • Awards and Prizes of India and World

  22. Sports and Games of India and World

    • Sports and Games of India and World

  23. Famous Personalities of India and World

    • Famous Personalities of India and World