CBSE Syllabus for Class 8

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 8 below:

  1. Number System

– Rational Numbers

– Powers

– Square, Square Roots, Cubes, Cube Roots

– Playing with Numbers

  1. Algebra

– Algebraic Expressions

  1. Ratio and Proportion

– Direct Variation

– Inverse Variation

– Time and Work Problems

  1. Geometry

– Understanding Shapes

– Representing 3D in 2D

– Construction

  1. Mensuration
  2. Data Handling
  3. Introduction to Graphs


  1. Where, When and How
  2. The Establishment of Company Power
  3. Rural Life and Society
  4. Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  5. Crafts and Industries
  6. The Revolt of 1857-58
  7. Education and British Rule
  8. Women and Reform
  9. Challenging the Caste System
  10. Colonialism and Urban Change
  11. Changes in the Arts: Painting, Literature, Architecture
  12. The Nationalist Movement
  13. India after Independence


  1. Resources

– Natural Resources

– Human Resources

  1. Natural Resources

– Distribution

– Utilization and Conservation’

– Land and Soil

– Water

– Natural Vegetation

– Wildlife

– Mineral and Power Resources

  1. Agriculture

– Types of Farming

– Major Crops

– Food Crops

– Fibres

– Beverages

– Agriculture Development

  1. Industries

– Classification of Industries Based on Different Parameters

  1. Human Resources

– Composition

– Population Change

– Distribution and Density

Social and Political Life:

  1. The Constitution
  2. Parliamentary Government
  3. The Judiciary
  4. Social Justice and Marginalised
  5. Economic Presence of the Government
  1. Food

– Crop Production

– Micro-organisms

  1. Materials

– Materials in Daily Life

– Different Kinds of Materials and their Reactions’

– How Things Change/React with One Another

  1. The World of the Living

– Why Conserve

– The Cell

– How Babies are Formed

  1. Moving Things, People and Ideas

– Idea of Force

– Friction

– Pressure

– Sound

  1. How Things Work

– Electric Current and Circuits

  1. Natural Phenomena

– Rain, Thunder and Lightning

– Light

– Night Sky

– Earthquakes

  1. Natural Resources

– Man’s Intervention in Phenomena of Nature

– Pollution of Air and Water

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 8 students as a part of English syllabus:

  1. The Best Christmas Present in the World
  2. The Tsunami
  3. Glimpses of the Past
  4. Bepin Choudhary’s Lapse of Memory
  5. The Summit Within
  6. This is Jody’s Fawn
  7. A Visit to Cambridge
  8. A Short Monsoon Diary
  9. The Great Stone Face-I
  10. The Great Stone Face-II
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