This book entitled ICSE History & Civics for Class X is a revised edition based on the latest syllabus
prescribed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination for the students of Class X appearing in
the ICSE examinations.
This book is divided into two parts – Section A and Section B. Section A deals with the Civics portion of the
syllabus and Section B with the History portion of the syllabus. Section B is further divided into two parts. The first
part deals with the Indian National Movement (1857 – 1947) and the second part is about the Contemporary World.
Salient features of the book are :
Necessary changes have been made in both the sections, according to the latest syllabus and current events.
Syllabus and Main Topics for Study at the beginning of each chapter prepare the students for what they
will learn in the chapter.
Lesson At a Glance at the end of every chapter helps the students in a quick recapitulation of the lesson.
The subject matter has been made vivid and interesting by providing latest illustrations, maps, pictures,
dates and facts.
A lucid narrative style, famous quotations and speeches of important historical personalities add to
perspective and understanding of the students.
Multiple Choice Questions, Picture based Questions, Case-Study based Questions, Assertion-
Reasoning based Questions, Short Answer Questions and Structured Essay Type Questions have
been added at the end of each chapter, for the benefit of the students.
QR Codes have been provided at the end of each chapter to facilitate access to the Question Bank
comprising solved Board Questions of previous years’ ICSE Examinations.
A Sample Project has been included.
Annexures provide important information on relevant topics.
I hope that the present volume shall find favour with both the teachers and students like my other books
published by Goyal Brothers Prakashan, New Delhi. Suggestions for improvement are welcome from teachers,
students and other readers of this book.