CBSE Syllabus for Class 3

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level educational board in India. CBSE is controlled and managed by Union Government of India. All the CBSE affiliated schools follow NCERT curriculum. It is one the most preferred educational boards in India with approximately 19, 527 schools affiliated to it.

CBSE syllabus is strictly based on NCERT guidelines. The syllabus is a list of topics to be covered in a particular grade during an academic year. All the national level entrance examinations are based on CBSE syllabus.

Fliplearn provides detailed subject-wise syllabus for CBSE Class 1 to Class 12. You must have a thorough understanding of this syllabus before you begin your preparation.

Have a look at the CBSE syllabus for class 3 below:

GeometryShapes and Spatial UnderstandingCreating shapes through paper

folding, paper cutting,

Identifying and describing various 2D shapes,

Creating shapes,

Matching properties of two 2D shapes,

Reading simple maps,

Drawing some 3D objects

NumbersNumber Sequence Up to 1000Reading and writing 3 digit numbers,

Expanding a number w.r.t. place values,

Counting in different ways,

Forming greatest and smallest numbers

Addition and SubtractionAdding and subtracting numbers by writing them vertically – with grouping and without grouping,

Solving addition and subtraction


Framing problems for addition and subtraction facts,

Estimating the sum of, and difference between, two given numbers

MultiplicationIdentifying the sign of multiplication,

Constructing the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10,

Multiplying two digit numbers

DivisionExplaining the meaning of division from context of equal grouping and sharing,

Relating division with multiplication,

Completing division facts – by grouping and by using multiplication tables

Mental ArithmeticAdding and subtracting single digit numbers and two digit numbers mentally,

Doubling two digit numbers mentally,

MoneyConverting Rupee to Paise using play money,

Adding and subtracting amounts using,

Making rate charts and bills

MeasurementLengthMeasuring length using appropriate standard units of length,

Estimating the length of given object in standard units,

Using a ruler,

Relating centimetre and metre

WeightWeighing objects using non standard units
VolumeMeasuring and comparing the

capacity of different containers

TimeReading a calendar to find a particular day and date,

Sequencing the events


Data HandlingRecording data using tally marks,

Collecting data and representing in terms of pictograph,

Drawing conclusions from the data

PatternsIdentifying simple symmetrical

shapes and patterns,

Making patterns and designs from straight lines and other geometrical shapes,

Identifying patterns in the numerals,

Partitioning a number in different ways,

Identifying patterns in surroundings,

Identifying patterns in multiplication

The syllabus of English at Level II (class 3-5) revolves around the following parameters:

  1. Enriching learner’s vocabulary
  2. Using appropriate spoken and written language in meaningful contexts/situations
  3. Enabling learners to relate words with appropriate actions
  4. Familiarizing learners with the basic process of writing
  5. Taking dictation of simple sentences

Following chapters or topics are taught to class 3 students as a part of English syllabus:

  1. Good Morning
  2. Bird Talk
  3. Little by Little
  4. Sea Song
  5. The Balloon Man
  6. Trains
  7. Puppy and I
  8. What’s in the Mailbox?
  9. Don’t Tell
  10. How Creatures Move

The syllabus of Environmental Studies in Class 3 revolves around the following parameters:

  1. Family and Friends
  2. Food
  3. Shelter
  4. Water
  5. Travel
  6. Things We Make and Do

Following chapters or topics are taught to class 3 students as a part of Environmental Studies syllabus:

  1. Poonam’s Day Out
  2. The Plant Fairy
  3. Water O’ Water!
  4. Our First School
  5. Chhotu’s House
  6. Foods We Eat
  7. Saying Without Speaking
  8. Flying High
  9. It’s Raining
  10. What is Cooking
  11. From Here to There
  12. Work We Do
  13. Sharing Our Feelings
  14. The Story of Food
  15. Making Pots
  16. Games We Play
  17. Here Comes a Letter
  18. A House Like This
  19. Our Friends – Animals
  20. Drop by Drop
  21. Families Can Be Different
  22. Left-Right
  23. A Beautiful Cloth
  24. Web of Life
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