Social Science is a very important subject for Class 10 board exams. It has quite a few subjects and Civics or Political Science is one of them. Civics is not as difficult as it appears and if preparation is done very well and with a proper plan, you can score pretty good in this subject.
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Make a proper time-table and practice a lot for this subject. Some tips to guide you in the right direction with preparation are given here:
1. Firstly, Civics is one of the subjects that deals with contemporary issues. Keeping yourself aware of current affairs will help you in understanding concepts in Civics. Secondly, your fundamentals related to Political science for class 10 need to be very strong and so, NCERT Textbooks for class 10 Civics are a must read. Once your basics are strengthened, you will be able to understand the higher level concepts with ease. The next step should be practicing questions and answers and NCERT Solutions for class 10 political science/civics are provided to guide you in this area. The answers are easy to understand and learn. They are in accordance to CBSE NCERT Pattern and you will know the right way of attempting answers in the exam.
Chapter 1 - Power Sharing
Chapter 2 - Federalism
Chapter 3 - Democracy and Diversity
Chapter 4 - Gender Religion and Caste
Chapter 5 - Popular Struggles and Movements
Chapter 6 - Political Parties
Chapter 7 - Outcomes of Democracy
Chapter 8 - Challenges to Democracy
2. Make notes for all the chapters when you are studying them. This way you you can improve your writing skills and also, these notes prepared would be quite handy during revision. Revising these notes every next morning can help in better retention of facts. Besides mugging up the facts, it is also important to have good writing skills in order to get good marks in lengthy questions.
3. Do attempt Previous Year question papers for class 10 SST or sample papers before the final exam as they would prove quite beneficial. You would understand the pattern of the exam and also the type of questions that one can expect. Other than that, you will be able to manage your time once you've attempted a few papers. Evaluating yourself is of great advantage.
The key concepts of a chapter refer to the important points or events explained in that chapter. They are a precise version of NCERT Textbook. These key concepts will help you learn all the major points of every civics class 10 chapter before the exam so that they remain in your mind during the exam. When you need to do a quick revision of any chapter, go through these key concepts for Class 10 Civics and save a lot of time. Every topic is explained briefly but very well.
Here is a list of important topics for Class 10 Civics to help you prepare well for the final exam. It is suggested that you should go through all the topics of all the chapters thoroughly as that is important to gain basic knowledge. Once you’re done with that, you can focus more on these mentioned important topics to save time and revise.
1. Power Sharing
Accommodation in Belgium
Reasons for civil war in Sri Lanka
Forms of power sharing
Key features of federalism
What makes India a federal country
Decentralisation in India
3. Democracy and Diversity
Overlapping and cross cutting social differences
Crucial factors in deciding the outcome of the politics of social divisions
4. Gender, religion and Caste
Women’s political representation
Forms of communalism in politics
What makes India a secular nation?
Caste in politics and politics in caste
5. Political Parties
Meaning, component and functions of the political parties
National and state parties
Challenges and reforms to political parties
6. Outcomes of Democracy
Concept of transparency in democracy
Meaning of legitimate and responsive government
7. Challenges to democracy
Foundational challenge to democracy
Challenge of expansion
Challenge of deepening of democracy
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