Mathematics Syllabus of CBSE Class 8

Chapter 1 Rational Numbers

IntroductionProperties of Rational Numbers, Representation of Rational Numbers on the Number Line, Rational Number between Two Rational Numbers,

Chapter 2 Linear Equations in One Variable

IntroductionSolving Equations which have Linear Expressions on one Side and Numbers on the other Side, Some Applications, Solving Equations having the Variable on both sides, Some More Applications, Some More Applications, Reducing Equations to Simpler Form

Equations Reducible to the Linear Form,

Chapter 3 Understanding Quadrilaterals

IntroductionPolygons, Some of the Measures of the Exterior Angles of a Polygon, Kinds of Quadrilaterals, Some Special Parallelograms,

Chapter 4 Practical Geometry

IntroductionConstructing a Quadrilateral, Some Special Cases,

Chapter 5 Data Handling

Looking for InformationOrganising Data, Grouping Data, Circle Graph or Pie Chart, Chance and Probability,

Chapter 6 Squares and Square Roots

IntroductionProperties of Square Numbers, Some More Interesting Patterns, Finding the Square of a Number, Square Roots, Square Roots of Decimals, Estimating Square Root

Chapter 7 Cubes and Cube Roots

IntroductionCubes, Cubes Roots,

Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities

Recalling Ratios and PercentagesFinding the Increase and Decrease Percent, Finding Discounts, Prices Related to Buying and Selling (Profit and Loss), Sales Tax/Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax, Compound Interest, Deducing a Formula for Compound Interest

Rate Compounded Annually or Half Yearly (Semi Annually), Applications of Compound Interest Formula,

Chapter 9 Algebraic Expressions and Identities

What are Expressions?Terms, Factors and Coefficients, Monomials, Binomials and Polynomials, Like and Unlike Terms, Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic Expressions, Multiplication of Algebraic Expressions:Introduction, Multiplying a Monomial by a Monomial

Multiplying a Monomial by a Polynomial, Multiplying a Polynomial by a Polynomial, What is an Identity?, Standard Identities, Applying Identities,

Chapter 10 Visualising Solid Shapes

IntroductionView of 3D-Shapes, Mapping Space Around Us, Faces, Edges and Vertices,

Chapter 11 Mensuration

IntroductionLet us Recall, Area of Trapezium, Area of General Quadrilateral, Area of Polygons, Solid Shapes, Surface Area of Cube, Cuboid and Cylinder

Volume of Cube, Cuboid and Cylinder, Volume and Capacity,

Chapter 12 Exponents and Powers

IntroductionPowers with Negative Exponents, Laws of Exponents, Use of Exponents to Express Small Numbers in Standard Form,

Chapter 13 Direct and Indirect proportions

IntroductionDirect Proportion, Inverse Proportion,

Chapter 14 Factorisation

IntroductionWhat is Factorisation ?, Division of Algebraic Expressions, Division of Algebraic Expressions Continued (Polynomial / Polynomial), Can you Find the Error?,

Chapter 14 Factorisation


Chapter 15 Introduction to Ghaphs

IntroductionLinear Graphs, Some Applications,

Chapter 16 Playing with Numbers

IntroductionNumbers in General Form, Game with Numbers, Letters for Digits, Test of Divisibility, 

Science Syllabus of CBSE Class 8

Chapter 1: Crop Production and Management

Agricultural PracticesBasic Practices of Crop Production, Preparation of Soil, Sowing, Adding Manure and Fertilizers, Irrigation, Protection from Weeds

Harvesting, Storage, Food from Animals,

Chapter 2: Microorganisms : Friend and Foe

MicroorganismsWhere do Microorganisms Live?, Microorganisms and Us, Harmful Microorganisms, Food Preservation, Nitrogen Fixation, Nitrogen cycle

Chapter 3: Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

What are Synthetic Fibres?Types of Synthetic Fibres, Characteristics of Synthetic Fibres, Plastics, Plastics as Materials of Choice, Plastics and the Environment,

Chapter 4: Materials : Metals and Non-Metals

Physical Properties of Metals and Non-metalsChemical Properties of Metals and Non-metals, Uses of Metals and Non-metals,

Chapter 5: Coal and Petroleum

CoalPetroleum, Natural Gas, Some Natural Resources are Limited,

Chapter 6: Combustion and Flame

What is Combustion?How Do We Control Fire?, Types of Combustion, Flame, Structure of a Flame, What is a Fuel?, Fuel Efficiency

Chapter 7: Conservation of Plants and Animals

Deforestation and Its CausesConsequences of Deforestation, Conservation of Forest and Wildlife, Biosphere Reserve, Flora and Fauna, Endemic Species, Wildlife Sanctuary

National Park, Red Data Book, Migration, Recycling of Paper, Reforestation,

Chapter 8: Cell — Structure and Functions

Discovery of the CellThe Cell, Organisms show Variety in Cell Number, Shape and Size, Cell Structure and Function, Parts of the Cell, Comparison of Plants and Animals Cells,

Chapter 9: Reproduction in Animals

Modes of ReproductionSexual Reproduction, Asexual Reproduction,

Chapter 10: Reaching the Age of Adolescence

Adolescence and PubertyChanges at Puberty, Secondary Sexual Characters, Role of Hormones in Initiating Reproductive Function, Reproductive Phase of Life in Humans, How is the Sex of the Baby Determined?, Hormones other than Sex Hormones

Role of Hormones in Completing the Life History of Insects and Frogs, Reproductive Health,

Chapter 11: Force and Pressure

Force: A push or a PullForces are due to an Interaction, Exploring Forces, A Force can Change the State of Motion, Force can Change the Shape of an object, Contact Forces, Non-contact Forces

Pressure, Pressure Exerted by Liquids and Gases, Atmospheric Pressure,

Chapter 12: Friction

Force of FrictionFactors affecting Friction, Friction: A Necessary Evil, Increasing and Reducing Friction, Wheels Reduce Friction, Fluid Friction,

Chapter 13: Sound

Sound is Produced by Vibrating BodiesSound Produced by Humans, Sounds Needs a Medium for Propagation, We Hear Sound through Our Ears, Aptitude, Time Period and Frequency of a vibration, Audible and Inaudible Sounds, Noise and Music

Noise Pollution,

Chapter 14: Chemical Effects of Electric Current

Do Liquids Conduct Electricity?Chemical Effects Of Electric Current, Electroplating,

Chapter 15: Some Natural Phenomena

LightningCharging by Rubbing, Types of Charges and Their Interaction, Transfer of Charge, The Story of Lightning, Lightning Safety, Earthquakes

Chapter 16: Light

What makes Things VisibleLaws of Reflection, Regular and Diffused Reflection, Reflected Light Can be Reflected Again, Multiple Images, Sunlight – White or Coloured, What is inside Our Eyes?

Care of the Eyes, Visually Impaired Persons Can Read and Write, What is Braille System?,

Chapter 17: Stars and The Solar System

The MoonThe Stars, Constellations, The Solar System, Some Other Members of the Solar System,

Chapter 18: Pollution of Air and Water

Air PollutionHow does Air Get Polluted?, Case Study- The Taj Mahal, Greenhouse Effect, What can be Done?, Water Pollution, How does Water Get Polluted?

What is Potable Water and How is Water Purified?, What Can be Done?, 

English Syllabus of CBSE Class 8


Chapter 1: The Best Christmas Present in the WorldChapter 10: The Great Stone Face- II, Chapter 9: The Great Stone Face- I, Chapter 8: A Short Monsoon Diary, Chapter 7: A Visit to Cambridge, Chapter 6: This is Jody’s Fawn, Chapter 5: The Summit Within

Chapter 4: Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory, Chapter 3: Glimpses of the Past, Chapter 2: The Tsunami,

It So Happened

Chapter 1: How the Camel got his HumpChapter 10: The Comet- II, Chapter 9: The Comet- I, Chapter 8: Jalebis, Chapter 7: The Open Window, Chapter 6: The Fight, Chapter 5: Princess September

Chapter 4: The Treasure within, Chapter 3: The Selfish Giant, Chapter 2: Children at work,

English Grammar

Order of Words and ClausesComprehension Reading, Vocabulary, Phrases and Idioms, Conjunction, Prepositions, Adverb

Verb, Pronoun, Noun, Tenses, Active and Passive Voice, Direct and Indirect Speech,

English Composition

Notice Essay, Diary Entry, Formal and Informal Letters, Story, 

Hindi Syllabus of CBSE Class 8

Chapter 1: Vasant Bhag-3

1. ध्वनि (किवता)2. लाख की चुडिया (कहानी), 3. बस की यात्रा, 4. दीवानों की हस्ती (किवता), 5. चीटियों की अनूठी दुनिया (निबंध),

Chapter 2: Durva Bhag-3

1. गुड़िया2. दो गोरैया, 3. चिट्ठियों मैं यूरोप, 4. ओस, 5. नाटक मैं नाटक,

Chapter 3: Bharat Ki Khoj

1. अहमदनगर का किला2. तलाश, 3. सिंधु घाटी सभ्यता, 4. युगों का दौर, 5. नयी समस्याएँ, 

Social Science Syllabus of CBSE Class 8


Chapter 1: How, When and WhereChapter 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, 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,


Chapter1: The Indian ConstitutionChapter 2: Understanding Secularism, Chapter 3: Why do we need a Parliament?, Chapter 4: Understanding Laws, Chapter 5: Judiciary, Chapter 6: Understanding Our Criminal Justice System, Chapter 7: Understanding Marginalisation

Chapter 8: Confronting Marginalisation, Chapter 9: Public Facilities, Chapter 10: Law and Social Justice,


Chapter 1: ResourcesChapter 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