CBSE Class 8th Syllabus 2018-19 for All Subjects Based on NCERT Books

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th

 

 

The very first step that a student takes for any exam preparation is checking the complete syllabus. The syllabus is the most important thing that every student looks for. Knowing the syllabus will ease out the exam preparation.

 

So, Eduncle is providing the complete and updated CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th. Class 8th is a very crucial stage in any student’s life. In class 8th, a student studies maximum number of subjects as compared to other classes.

 

To prepare for these subjects, the first thing you need is the well described syllabus from NCERT books with chapter wise weightage. Read this blog to get every possible thing you’d need for the class 8 preparation.

 

In this blog, we have also provided some useful tips for teachers so that they can complete the syllabus on time.

 

But before you know all the important stuff for your preparation, have a look at the list of subjects you will be studying in CBSE Class 8th 2018-19.

 

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 All Subjects

 

The students in CBSE Class 8th have to study the following subjects. So, checkout the CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th all subjects from the table given below:

 

Subject Syllabus
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Hindi View/Download
Mathematics View/Download
Science View/Download
Social Science View/Download
Sanskrit View/Download

 

 

CBSE Class 8th Examination Structure 2018-19

 

CBSE Class 8th comprises of two terms: Term-1 and Term-2.

 

Below is the detailed CBSE Examination Structure 2018-19 for both the terms of Class 8th:

 

Term-1 (100 marks) (1st half of the session) 20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80 marks for Half Yearly Exam Term-2 (100 marks) (2nd half of the session) 20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80 marks for Yearly Exam
PA 20 marks Half Yearly Exam PA 20 marks Yearly Exam
Periodic Test 10 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school

 

 

Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of Half Yearly exam dates by school

 

 

Periodic Test 10 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school

 

30% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term

 

 

Note Book Submission 5 marks at term-end Note Book submission 5 marks at term-end
Sub Enrichment 5 marks at term-end  Sub Enrichment 5 marks at term-end

 

 

CBSE Class 8 English Syllabus 2018-19

 

English is the most important subject whether a student is studying in Class 8th or in Class 1st. So, you have to prepare effectively for this subject.

 

English subject is divided into two parts:

 

Grammar

 

Literature

 

You can check the complete CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th English Subject below. But before checking the syllabus you must check the suggested books for English in Class 8th.

 

 

NCERT English Book for Class 8th

 

S.No. Books Price
1 Honeydew 50/-
2 It So Happened 45/-

 

 

Honeydew- Textbook in English for Class VIII

 

Chapter 1: The Best Christmas Present in the World

 

Poem: The Ant and the Cricket

 

Chapter 2: The Tsunami

 

Poem: Geography Lesson

 

Chapter 3: Glimpses of the Past

 

Poem: Macavity: The Mystery Cat

 

Chapter 4: Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory

 

Poem: The Last Bargain

 

Chapter 5: The Summit Within

 

Poem: The School Boy

 

Chapter 6: This is Jody’s Fawn

 

Poem: The Duck and the Kangaroo

 

Chapter 7: A Visit to Cambridge

 

Poem: When I set out for Lyonnesse

 

Chapter 8: A Short Monsoon Diary

 

Poem: On the Grasshopper and Cricket

 

Chapter 9: The Great Stone Face- I

 

Chapter 10: The Great Stone Face- II

 

 

It So Happened- Supplementary Reader in English for Class VIII

 

Chapter 1: How the Camel got his Hump

 

Chapter 2: Children at work

 

Chapter 3: The Selfish Giant

 

Chapter 4: The Treasure within

 

Chapter 5: Princess September

 

Chapter 6: The Fight

 

Chapter 7: The Open Window

 

Chapter 8: Jalebis

 

Chapter 9: The Comet- I

 

Chapter 10: The Comet- II

 

 

Section-wise Weightage:

 

Section Topic Total Weightage
A Reading 20
B Writing 20
C Grammar 15
D Literature 25
Listening & Speaking (ASL) 10
Internal Assessment 10
Grand Total 100

 

 

Tips for Teachers to Complete CBSE Class 8th English Syllabus:

 

As a teacher, it’s tough to complete whole syllabus on time. The perfect time to complete the syllabus is December. So that students will get enough time for their revision.

 

Below we have provided the number of periods for each section in English:

 

Section A – Reading: 50 Periods

 

Section B – Writing: 30 Periods

 

Section C – Grammar: 30 Periods

 

Section D – Literature : 60 Periods

 

 

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 Hindi 2018-19

 

Hindi is our national language. But still many students find it difficult to study.

 

Hindi is definitely not the toughest but also not the easiest subject in Class 8th. So, don’t take Hindi subject lightly.

 

It is divided into two parts:

 

Grammar

 

Literature

 

Below are the suggested NCERT books for Hindi you may check before knowing the complete syllabus.

 

 

NCERT Book of Hindi Class 8th

 

S.No. Books Price
1 Vasant 50/-
2 Durva 50/-
3 Bharat Ki Khoj 50/-

 

Checkout the CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th Hindi of all the three books below:

 

 

Vasant

 

1. ध्वनि (कविता)

 

2. लाख की चूड़िया (कहानी)

 

3. बस की यात्रा

 

4. दीवानों की हस्ती (कविता)

 

5. चिट्ठियों की अनूठी दुनिया (निबंध)

 

6. भगवान के डाकिए (कविता)

 

7. क्या निराश हुआ जाए (निबंध)

 

8. यह सब से कठिन समय नहीं (कविता)

 

9. कबीर की साखियाँ

 

10. कामचोर (कहानी)

 

11. जब सिनेमा ने बोलना सीखा

 

12. सुदामा चरित (कविता)

 

13. जहाँ पहिया है

 

14. अकबरी लोटा (कहानी)

 

15. सूर के पद (कविता)

 

16. पानी की कहानी (निबंध)

 

17. बाज और साँप (कहानी)

 

18. टोपी (कहानी)

 

 

Durva

 

1. गुड़िया

 

2. दो गोरैया

 

3. चिट्ठियों में यूरोप

 

4. ओस

 

5. नाटक में नाटक

 

6. सागार यात्रा

 

7. उठ किसान ओ

 

8. सस्ते का चक्कर

 

9. एक खिलाडी की कुछ यादें

 

10. बस की सैर

 

11. हिंदी ने जिनकी जिंदगी बदल दी

 

12. आषाढ़ का पहला दिन

 

13. अन्याय के खिलाफ

 

14. बच्चो के प्रिय श्री केशव शंकर पिल्लई

 

15. फर्श पर

 

16. बड़ी अम्मा की बात

 

17. वह सुबह कभी तो आएगी

 

18. आओ पत्रिका निकालें

 

19. आहवान

 

 

Bharat Ki Khoj

 

1. अहमदनगर का किला

 

2. तलाश

 

3. सिंधु घाटी सभ्यता

 

4. युगों का दौर

 

5. नयी समस्याएँ

 

6. अंतिम दौर -एक

 

7. अंतिम दौर -दो

 

8. तनाव

 

9. दो पृष्ठभूमियाँ – भारतीय और अंग्रेज़ी

 

 

Section-wise Weightage:

 

खंड -  अपठित बोध – (10 – 15 अंक)

 

खंड  – व्याकरण – (20 – 25 अंक)

 

खंड  – पाठ्यपुस्तक – (40 – 45 अंक)

 

खंड  - रचनात्मक लेखन – (10 – 15 अंक)

 

 

Tips for Teachers to Complete CBSE Class 8th Hindi Syllabus:

 

To complete CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th Hindi on time, teachers are advised to follow the given period wise distribution of Chapters for each month:

 

 

Month Chapters Periods
अप्रैल-मई ध्वनि, लाख की चूड़ियाँ, पुनरुक्ति शब्द, वाक्यनिर्माण, संज्ञा, विशेषण, अहमद नगर का किला 33
जून-जुलाई बस की यात्रा, दीवानों की हस्ती, चिट्ठियो की अनूठी दुनियाक्रिया, विशेषण, कारक, अनेकार्थीशब्द, विभक्ति, प्रत्यय, शब्द परिवार,संधि, अपठित गद्दयांशभारत की खोज- तलाश 31
अगस्त भगवान के डाकिए, क्या निराश हुआ जाए, यह सबसे कठिन समय नहींद्वंद्व, समास, संज्ञा, निबंध,सिंधु घाटी सभ्यता 24
सितंबर कबीर की साखियाँ, पत्र लेखन, अपठित गद्यांश, द्वंद्व, समास 24
अक्तूबर कामचोर, जब सिनेमा ने बोलना सीखा, उपसर्ग, प्रत्यययुगों का दौर 11
नवम्बर सुदामा चरित, जहाँ पहिया है, पत्रनयीं समस्याएँ 23
दिसम्बर अकबरी लोटा, सूरदास के पद, अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द, मुहावरे, निबंध, अंतिम दौर 1अंतिम दौर 2 18
जनवरी पानी की कहानी, बाज और साँप, कारक, समानार्थी, प्रत्यय, तनाव 15
फरवरी टोपी, अपठित गद्यांश, मानकरूप, दो पृष्ठभूमियाँ 23

 

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 Mathematics 2018-19

 

Most of the students fear Mathematics. So, you need to practice more for this subject. You must solve all the questions and exercises given in each chapter.

 

Students and teachers are advised to refer only the NCERT Book for Maths subject. Questions in Class 8th are only asked from the NCERT Book.

 

 

NCERT Maths Book Class 8th

 

S.No. Books Price
1 Mathematics 50/-
2 Ganit 50/-

 

 

Section-wise Weightage and Syllabus for Class 8th Maths:

 

Chapter 1: Rational Numbers: 05 - 06 Marks

 

Chapter 2: Linear Equations in One Variable: 05 – 06 Marks

 

Chapter 3: Understanding Quadrilaterals: 06 – 07 Marks

 

Chapter 4: Practical Geometry: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 5: Data Handling: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 6: Squares and Square Roots: 05 – 06 Marks

 

Chapter 7: Cubes and Cube Roots: 05 – 06 Marks

 

Chapter 8: Comparing Quantities: 06 – 07 Marks

 

Chapter 9: Algebraic Expressions and Identities: 08 – 09 Marks

 

Chapter 10: Visualising Solid Shapes: 02 – 03 Marks

 

Chapter 11: Mensuration: 10 – 11 Marks

 

Chapter 12: Exponents and Powers: 05 – 06 Marks

 

Chapter 13: Direct and Inverse Proportions: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 14: Factorization: 08 – 09 Marks

 

Chapter 15: Introduction to Graphs: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 16: Playing with Numbers: 02 – 03 Marks

 

 

Tips for Teachers to Complete CBSE Class 8th Mathematics Syllabus:

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th Mathematics is very lengthy. So, teachers need to follow this period wise plan of all the chapters for each month.

 

Month Chapters Periods
April Rational numbers, Linear Equation in one variable 23
May/ June Understanding Quadrilateral 17
July Practical Geometry, Data handling 24
August Squares & Square roots, Cubes & Cube roots, Comparing quantities 24
September Comparing Quantities (contd.) 10
October Algebraic expression& Identities 11
November Visualising solid shapes, Mensuration 23
December Exponents & Powers, Direct & Inverse proportion 18
January Factorization 15
February Introduction to graphs, Playing with numbers 23

 

 

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 Science 2018-19

 

Science is one of the toughest subject of Class 8th. This subject contains numerical, formulas and chemical equations which needs lot of practice. So, to help the students out, we are providing the best books and complete CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th Science 2018-19. The students need to refer only NCERT Books for Science preparation.

 

 

NCERT Science Book Class 8th

 

S.No. Books Price
1 Science 50/-
2 Vigyan 50/-

 

 

Section-wise Weightage and Syllabus for Class 8th Science:

 

Chapter 1: Crop Production and Management: 10 – 11 Marks

 

Chapter 2: Microorganisms : Friend and Foe: 10 – 11 Marks

 

Chapter 3: Synthetic Fibres and Plastics: 06 – 07 Marks

 

Chapter 4: Materials : Metals and Non-Metals: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 5: Coal and Petroleum: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 6: Combustion and Flame: 11 – 12 Marks

 

Chapter 7: Conservation of Plants and Animals: 09 – 10 Marks

 

Chapter 8: Cell — Structure and Functions: 09 – 10 Marks

 

Chapter 9: Reproduction in Animals: 08 – 09 Marks

 

Chapter 10: Reaching the Age of Adolescence: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 11: Force and Pressure: 09 – 10 Marks

 

Chapter 12: Friction: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 13: Sound: 05 – 06 Marks

 

Chapter 14: Chemical Effects of Electric Current: 09 – 10 Marks

 

Chapter 15: Some Natural Phenomena: 07 – 08 Marks

 

Chapter 16: Light: 12 – 13 Marks

 

Chapter 17: Stars and The Solar System: 05 – 06 Marks

 

Chapter 18: Pollution of Air and Water: 09 – 10 Marks

 

 

Tips for Teachers to Complete CBSE Class 8th Science Syllabus:

 

Most of the Science teachers must be in immense pressure of completing the syllabus on time. Many of them skip some topics of Science. Obviously not the important ones, but the less important topics.

 

So, to help teachers manage their time and to reduce their pressure we have provided the period wise distribution of Chapters for each month. You can check from the table below:

 

Month Chapters Periods
April/ May Microorganisms, Synthetic fibers and plastics, Metals and non-metals 27
June/ July Cell structure and function, Reaching the Age of Adolescence, Force and Pressure 25
August Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Pollution of Air and Water 13
September Revision for SA-1 7
October Crop Production and Management, Coal and Petroleum 15
November Combustion and Flame, Reproduction in Animals, Sound 20
December Light 10
January Stars and the Solar System 7
February Conservation of Plants and Animals, Some Natural Phenomena 14

 

 

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 Social Science 2018-19

 

Social Science is again not the toughest but also not the easiest subject in Class 8th. So, students need to focus on this subject also. Most of the students find this subject little boring. But, no matter how much boring this subject is, you have to study to improve your overall marks.

 

Below we have provided the NCERT books and CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th Social Science subject.

 

 

NCERT Social Science Book Class 8th

 

S.No. Books Price
1 Resources and Development 50/-
2 Social and Political Life III 50/-
3 Out Pasts – III Part 1 50/-
4 Our Pasts – III Part 2 50/-

 

 

Resources and Development- Textbook for Geography for Class VIII

 

Chapter 1: Resources

 

Chapter 2: Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources

 

Chapter 3: Mineral and Power Resources

 

Chapter 4: Agriculture

 

Chapter 5: Industries

 

Chapter 6: Human Resources

 

 

Social and Political Life- III – Textbook for Class VIII

 

Unit One: The Indian Constitution and Secularism

 

Chapter1: The Indian Constitution

 

Chapter 2: Understanding Secularism

 

Unit Two: Parliament and The Making of Laws

 

Chapter 3: Why do we need a Parliament?

 

Chapter 4: Understanding Laws

 

Unit Three: The Judiciary

 

Chapter 5: Judiciary

 

Chapter 6: Understanding Our Criminal Justice System

 

Unit Four: Social Justice and The Marginalised

 

Chapter 7: Understanding Marginalisation

 

Chapter 8: Confronting Marginalisation

 

Unit Five: Economic Presence of the Government

 

Chapter 9: Public Facilities

 

Chapter 10: Law and Social Justice

 

 

Our Pasts – III Part 1- Textbook for History for Class VIII

 

Chapter 1: How, When and Where

 

Chapter 2: From Trade to Territory: The Company Establishes Power

 

Chapter 3: Ruling the Countryside

 

Chapter 4: Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age

 

Chapter 5: When People Rebel 1857 and After

 

Chapter 6: Colonialism and the City: The Story of an Imperial Capital

 

 

Our Pasts – III Part 2- Textbook for History for Class VIII

 

Chapter 7: Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners

 

Chapter 8: Civilising the “Native”, Educating the Nation

 

Chapter 9: Women, Caste and Reform

 

Chapter 10: The Changing World of Visual Arts

 

Chapter 11: The Making of the National Movement: 1870s–1947

 

Chapter 12: India After Independence

 

 

Tips for Teachers to Complete CBSE Social Science Syllabus for Class 8:

 

Teachers find it difficult to complete Social Science syllabus on time as students don’t take much interest in this subject. So, to keep students interested we have provided the period wise plan for all the chapters of Social Science.

 

Month Chapters Periods
April Resources (Geo.), How, When and Where (Hist.), The Indian Constitution (Pol. Sc.), From Trade to Territory (Hist.) 23
May Ruling the Countryside (Hist.), Understanding Secularism (Pol. Sc.) 9
June Land, Soil, Water, Vegetation and Wildlife Resources (Geo.), Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age (Hist.) 8
July Why do we need a Parliament? (Pol. Sc.), Understanding Laws (Pol. Sc.), When People Rebel 1857 and After (Hist.) 24
August Judiciary (Pol. Sc.), Minerals and Power Resources (Geo.), Colonialism and the City (Hist.) 23
September Revision for SA-1 24
October Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners (Hist.), Civilizing the ‘Natives’ and Educating the Nation (Pol. Sc.) 11
November Agriculture (Geo.), Understanding our Criminal Justice System (Pol. Sc.), Women, Caste and Reforms (Hist.), Understanding Marginalization (Pol. Sc.) 23
December The Changing World of Visual Arts (Hist.), Industries (Geo.), Confronting Marginalization (Pol. Sc.) 18
January The Making of the National Movement (1870 – 1947) (Hist.), Human Resources (Geo.) 15
February Public Facilities (Pol. Sc.), India after Independence (Hist.), Law and Social Justice (Pol. Sc.), SA II Revision 23

 

 

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 Sanskrit 2018-19

 

Sanskrit is a new subject for the students. So, it’s difficult to understand but getting good marks in Sanskrit is not a tough task. All you need to do is pay attention during your class.

 

To make your preparation easy, we have provided the NCERT book and complete CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th for Sanskrit subject. Syllabus for Sanskrit is not that lengthy like other subjects. So, it can be completed easily on time.

 

 

NCERT Sanskrit Book for Class 8th

 

S.No. Books Price
1 Ruchira – Tritiya Bhag 50/-

 

 

Ruchira – Tritiya Bhag

 

1. सुभाषितानि

 

2. बिलस्य वाणी न कदापि मे श्रुता

 

3. भगवदज्जुकम्र

 

4. सदैव पुरतो निधेहि चरणम

 

5. धर्मे धमनं पापे पुण्यम

 

6. प्रेमलस्य प्रेमल्याश्च कथा

 

7. जलवाहिनी

 

8. संसारसागरस्य नायकाः

 

9. सप्तभगिन्यः

 

10. अशोकवनिका

 

11. सावित्री बाई फुले

 

12. कः रक्षति कः रक्षितः

 

13. हिमालयः

 

14 आर्यभटः

 

15. प्रहेलिकाः

 

 

Section-wise Weightage of Sanskrit:

 

खंड:  – अपठित अवबोधनं – 10 अंक

 

खंड: ख - रचनात्मककार्यं – 15 अंक

 

खंड:  – अनुप्रयुक्त व्याकरणं – 25 अंक

 

खंड: घ - अपठित अवबोधनं – 30 अंक

 

 

Note:

 

The above mentioned weightage are only the expected weightage. Marks distribution for Class 8th is different for all schools. These marks may vary from 70, 80 to 90. We have taken help from the previous years papers of KV and other CBSE affiliated schools for section-wise marks distribution.

 

Computer and GK are optional subjects in many schools and NCERT books are not available for these subjects. Schools recommend different books for the preparation. So, we have not mentioned the CBSE Class 8 Computer Syllabus and GK Syllabus.

 

Yes, we know we have written a lengthy blog. But to help the students like you, we have to. Getting aware of the complete syllabus helps you out in your exam preparation. You can make your own topic-wise plan to prepare for the exam.

 

Hope, this blog is helpful and you will now be able to prepare for your exams easily.

 

Also, teachers may get help from the period wise plan we have provided. But teachers can make their own period-wise plans to complete CBSE Syllabus for Class 8th.

 

If you have any queries/doubts or anything you want to share with us, you can mention in the comment section given below.

 

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8 thoughts on “CBSE Class 8th Syllabus 2018-19 for All Subjects Based on NCERT Books

  1. G Preethi

    Please can you put Sanskrit syllabus paper please i request you

  2. anand prakash

    nice

  3. Deepti

    Can I get the proper blueprint for SS of 8th class NCERT and for science same class

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      We’ll upload the study plan and blueprint for CBSE Class 8th very soon.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. Aisa

    plz ……………upload the sst and math sample please I request .I most want that ok Eduncle Team

  5. shraddha

    plz give weight age of marks per lesson for english

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shraddha,
       
      We’ll update you soon with class 8th Marking weightage.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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