ICSE Class 8


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The syllabus for ICSE Class 8 students is tactically designed keeping in mind the exact requirements. At askIITians, we thoroughly update the syllabus pattern in such a way that the need of topics and sub-topics that the students need to complete during an academic session are fulfilled.

We help student know the latest study material which is not only well-written and executed but also contains the relevant information and guidelines that assist students to complete the entire study module within a stipulated time.

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ICSE Class 8 Syllabus          

Since examinations are getting tougher every day and the pressure on the students are increasing day by day hence, askIITians have brought ICSE Class 8 syllabus for the academic year 2014-15 to ease the students during the examination.

Below is the modified ICSE syllabus for class 8 students:

English Syllabus 


Writing Skills


  • The Ant- Lion

  • ‘Where the mind is without fear’ –

  • Rabindranath Tagore

  • The Silver Lining

  • The Solitary Reaper’ –William

  • Wordsworth

  • ‘The Open Window’ –H. H. Munro

  • ‘Night of the Scorpion’ –Nissim Ezekiel

  • Karma -- Khushwant Singh

  • ‘The Chowgarh Tigers – Jim Corbett

  • A Boy’s Best Friend ---Issac Asimov

  • The Inchcape Rock -Robert Southey

  • The Umbrella Man- Roald Dahl

  • Girls MrinalPande

  • Comprehension Passages

  • Informal Letter Writing

  • Descriptive Essays

  • Informal Letter Writing

  • Comprehension passages

  • Descriptive Essays

  • Formal Letter Writing

  • Narrative Essays

  • Comprehension passages

  • Argumentative Essays

  • Formal Letter Writing

  • Imaginative Essays

  • Informal Letter Writing

  • Revisions

  • Comprehension passages-Revisions

  • Tenses

  • Adjective Clause

  • Tenses

  • Conjunctions

  • Voice

  • Homonyms / Homophones

  • Conjunction

  • Articles

  • Figures of Speech

  • Degrees Of Comparisons

Science Syllabus




  • The Universe

  • Heat

  • Light

  • More about Solids, Liquids and Gases

  • More about Energy

  • Static Electricity

  • Magnetism and Electricity

  • Matter

  • Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

  • Air and Burning

  • Acids, Bases and Salts

  • Water


  • Atoms and Molecules

  • Basic Chemistry: Terminology and reactions

  • Oxygen

  • Hydrocarbons – An elementary study

  • Metals and alloys


  • Life Processes- Transport Of Materials In Animals And Plants

  • Life Processes - Control And Coordination

  • Life Processes - Reproduction, Growth And Development

  • Health And Hygiene

  • Pollution And Conservation

  • Food Production And Management

Mathematics Syllabus

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Linear equations in one variable

  • Simultaneous equations

  • Congruency of triangles

  • Percentages

  • Statistics- Pie chart, histograms

  • Quadrilaterals (properties with lines of

  • symmetry)

  • Construction of quadrilaterals and

  • triangles

  • Perimeter and area of plane figures

  • Solids- Volume and Surface area

  • Profit, loss & discount

  • Simple interest

  • Simplification of Algebraic expression

  • HCF and LCM

  • Pythagoras theorem (direct sums only)

  • Basic concepts

  • Venn diagrams

Computer Application Syllabus

  • Spreadsheet Software (Microsoft Excel)

  • Arrays

  • Searching and Sorting in Arrays

  • Object Oriented Programming System

  • (OOPS)

  • Object

  • Three salient features of OOPS -

  • Inheritance, Encapsulation and

  • Polymorphism

  • Class

  • Byte Code

  • JVM

  • Characteristics of Java

  • Types of Java Programs

  • Blue J –its advantage

  • Class as a basis of all Computation in Java

  • Methods in Java

  • If – Else Construct

Social Science Syllabus




  • Decline of the Mughal Empire

  • Rise of Regional Powers and the Marathas

  • The Europeans in India and the Anglo French Struggle

  • Establishment of the British Empire

  • Impact of the British rule in India

  • Social and Religious Reform Movements

  • The American Revolution

  • The French Revolution and Napoleon

  • Nationalism in Europe

  • World as a Global Community

  • International Cooperation: The UNO and How It Works

  • UN Agencies and the Role of UNO

  • India and her neighbors

  • The US Civil War and Abraham Lincoln

  • Weather and climate

  • Practical study of climate

  • Europe: the land and its resources

  • Europe: people and their economic activities

  • Bangalore: the silicon valley of India

  • Asia: the land and its resources

  • Asia: people

  • India: relief feature and drainage

  • India: fauna

  • Plantations in Kerala

  • Wheat cultivation in Punjab

  • India: climate

Hindi Syllabus


ICSE books for Class 8




  • ICSE Mathematics for Class 8 by Asit Das Gupta-English-Bharati Bhawan (English) by Asit Das Gupta

  • Mathematics Today-8 (ICSE) (English) 01 Edition (Paperback) by S K Gupta

  • Longman ICSE Mathematics Book 8 (Paperback) by Sehgal


  • NOMS Physics 8 (2/E) (Paperback) by Annie Jacob

  • Physics For Middle Class-8 By R P Rana


  • Chemistry For Middle Class-8 By R P Rana Noms

  • Chemistry 8 (2/E) (Paperback) by John West


  • Noms Biology 8 (2/E) (Paperback) By P. A. Paulose

  • Biology For Middle Class-8 (English) By A P Misra

History & Civics

  • Longman History & Civics (Revised Edition) for ICSE 8 (Paperback) by Singh


  • Discover Geography Class - 8 (Revised) By Jaya Balagopal


  • Basic Comprehension Passages (Paperback) by Byrne

  • Learner's Grammar and Composition (English) (Paperback) by Sanghita Sen

  • Foundations In English Course book 8 (Revised Edition) (Paperback) by Tara Chadha

  • Starting With Comprehension And Composition 8 (Paperback) by Tressler


  • Viva Pankhudiya Hindi Pathmala - 8 - New Edition

  • Navrang Saral Hindi Pathmala-8 01 Edition (Paperback) By Sharda Bhasin

  • Anurag Hindi Abhyas Pustika-8 01 Edition (Paperback) By Nageshwarlal

ICSE Class 8 Sample Papers

Sample papers and question papers help students to gauge the exam pattern and give them a fair idea about the importance and format of questions.

Tips & Tricks

  • Accomplish Your Time Successfully: In order to succeed well in life, you need to be good at time management. Therefore, you must manage the time for your studies.

  • Set Aims For Achievement: In order to complete your syllabus in time, you must set your daily target. This will help you give sufficient amount of time to revise the syllabus once again.

  • Minimize Your Time Spent On ‘Other’ Activities: The time you spend on projects, activities or practical may help you understand a concept better but it will not help you fetch more marks. Try to complete them quickly and pay more attention in solving theoretical and numerical questions.

  • Gain Your Speed: Practice solving at least 5-10 question & answer of your subject daily to gain speed.



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