Physical Properties and States of
Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of
Archimedes, Pressure Barometer.
Motion of objects, Velocity and
Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of
Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of
work, Power and Energy.
Effects of Heat, Measurement of
temperature and heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of
Sound waves and their properties,
Simple musical instruments.
Rectilinear propagation of Light,
Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses. Human Eye.
Natural and Artificial Magnets,
Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet.
Static and Current Electricity,
conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating,
Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power,
Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays.
General Principles in the working of
the following :
Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys,
Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask,
Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s
Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.
Section B (Chemistry)
Physical and Chemical changes.
Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical
Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air
Preparation and Properties of
Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction.
Acids, bases and salts.
Carbon - different forms.
Fertilizers - Natural and
Material used in the preparation of
substances like soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches, and
Elementary ideas about the Structure
of Atom, Atomic, Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
Difference between the living and
Basis of Life - Cells, Protoplasms
Growth and Reproduction in Plants
Elementary knowledge of human Body
and its important organs.
Common Epidemics, their causes and
Food - Source of Energy for man.
Constituents of food, Balanced Diet.
The Solar System - Meteors and
Achievements of Eminent
(History, Freedom Movement etc.)
A broad survey of Indian History,
with emphasis on Culture and Civilization.
Freedom Movement in India.
Elementary study of Indian
Constitution and Administration.
Elementary knowledge of Five Year
Plans of India.
Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and
Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National
Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
Forces shaping the modern world;
Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French
Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and
Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel,
Democracy. Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.
The Earth, its shape and size.
Latitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements
of Earth and their effects.
Origin of Earth. Rocks and their
classification; Weathering - Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and
Ocean Currents and Tides
Atmosphere and its composition;
Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, cyclones and
Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate. Major
Natural regions of the World.
Regional Geography of India -
Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and
distribution of agricultural and industrial activities.
Important Sea ports and main sea,
land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.
Section F (Current Events):
Knowledge of Important events that
have happened in India in the recent years.
Current important world events.
Prominent personalities - both
Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and