CBSE Syllabus for Class 6

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 6 below:

  1. Number System

– Knowing our Numbers

– Playing with Numbers

– Whole Numbers

– Negative Numbers and Integers

– Fractions

  1. Algebra

– Introduction to Algebra

  1. Ratio and Proportion
  2. Geometry

– Basic Geometrical Ideas (2D)

– Understanding Elementary Shapes (2D and 3D)

– Symmetry

– Constructions

  1. Mensuration

– Concept of Perimeter and Introduction to Area

  1. Data Handling


  1. When, Where and How
  2. The Earliest Societies
  3. The First Farmers and Herders
  4. The First Cities
  5. Different Ways of Life
  6. Early States
  7. New Ideas
  8. The First Empire
  9. Life in Towns and Villages
  10. Contacts with Distant Lands
  11. Political Developments
  12. Culture and Science


  1. Planet

– Earth in the Solar System

  1. Globe

– Model of the Earth

– Longitudes and Latitudes

– Motions of the Earth

  1. Maps

– Distance

– Directions

– Symbols

  1. Four Realms of the Earth

– Lithosphere

– Hydrosphere

– Atmosphere

– Biosphere

  1. Major Relief Features of the Earth
  2. Physiographic Divisions of India

– Mountains

– Plateaus and Plains

– Climate

– Natural Vegetation and Wildlife

– Need for Conservation

Social and Political Life: 

  1. Diversity
  2. Government
  3. Local Government
  4. Making a Living
  1. Food

– Sources of Food

– Components of Food

– Cleaning of Food

  1. Materials

– Materials of Daily Use

– Different Kinds of Materials

– How Things Change/React with One Another

  1. The World of the Living

– Things Around Us

– The habitat of the Living

– Plants – Form and Function

– Animals – Form and Function

  1. Moving Things, People and Ideas
  2. How Things Work

– Electric Current and Circuits

– Magnets

  1. Natural Phenomena

– Rain, Thunder and Lightning

– Light

  1. Natural Resources

– Importance of Water

– Importance of Air

– Waste

The syllabus of English for Classes 6-8 revolves around the following parameters:

  1. Using language and vocabulary appropriately in different contexts and social encounters
  2. Ability to organise and structure thoughts in writing/speech
  3. Developing fluency and accuracy in speaking and writing
  4. Using dictionary as suitable to needs
  5. Speaking accurately with appropriate pauses and clear word/sentence stress

Following chapters or topics are taught to class 6 students as a part of English syllabus:

  1. Who Did Patrick’s Homework?
  2. How the Dog Found Himself a New Master!
  3. Taro’s Reward
  4. An Indian-American Woman in Space: Kalpana Chawla
  5. A Different Kind of School
  6. Who I Am
  7. Fair Play
  8. A Game of Chance’
  9. Desert Animals
  10. The Banyan Tree
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