CBSE Class 10 Carnatic Music (Vocal) Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 10 Carnatic Music (Vocal) Syllabus 2022-23 includes Knowledge of Ragas Prescribed – Suddha Dhanyasi, Sriranjani, Suddha Saveri, Bhairavi Keeravani, Kambhoji, Ananda Bhairavi etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 10 Carnatic Music (Vocal) CBSE latest sample question papers for the 2023 exams, please install the myCBSEguide App which is the best mobile app for CBSE students. The myCBSEguide app not only provides you the CBSE class 10 Carnatic Music (Vocal) model question papers but it also provides class 10 Carnatic Music (Vocal) chapter-wise test papers, class 10 Carnatic Music (Vocal) best revision notes and other study material for class 10 Carnatic Music (Vocal) students.

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CBSE Class – 10
Carnatic Music (Vocal) (Code No. 031)
Syllabus (2022-23)

Time: 2 hrs. 

Sr. No.TopicsPeriods
I.Brief knowledge of Raga classification.6
II.Brief knowledge of scheme of 72 Melakarta.6
III.Knowledge of Ragas Prescribed – Suddha Dhanyasi, Sriranjani, Suddha Saveri, Bhairavi Keeravani, Kambhoji, Ananda Bhairavi.8
IV.Detailed knowledge of Kriti with explanation of decorative angas, Varnams – Tana Varnam & Pada Varnam.6
V.Rudiments of notation & writings of notations of Varnamas and Geetams. Deleted the number Varnams and Geetam in to one.8
VI.Life and contribution of the following 20th Century Composers:
a. otisvaraIyer
b. PapanasamSivan
c. G.N.Balasubramaniam
Total Periods40

Time: 2 hrs
Marks: 30

Sr. No.SectionsMarks
1Section I
6 MCQ based on all topics06 Marks
2Section II
Knowledge of writing notations of varnams & Gitams (compulsory)06 Marks
Brief knowledge of Ragas prescribed (compulsory)06 Marks
3Section III06 Marks
(Essay) 72 Melakarta Scheme
(Essay) Classification of Ragas
(Essay) based on the musical forms prescribed
4Section IV06 Marks
Short notes based on whole syllabus. Any three out of the given choice
Life and contribution of anyone composer mentioned in topic-VI

Note: Question paper should contain at least seven question, out of which candidates are expected to answer five in all. In which questions based on Notation & Raga- lakshanas are compulsory. Question no 1 & 2 are compulsory All questions carry equal marks

Practical Syllabus for Class X Examination


Sr. No.TopicsMarks
i.Singing of Alankaras and Svaravalis in a Raga other than Mayamalavagoula.12
ii.Rendering of taught Varnams (at least four) in two degrees of speed.5
iii.Five Kritis in total using Adi tala, Rupaka and Chapu Tala.15
ivAny one out of Devarnama, Bhajan, Tiruppugazh, Patriotic song and one folk song.08
v.Svarajnanam test based on the prescribed ragas and taught compositions.5
vi.Singing Svarakalpana in first speed for the compositions taught in Suddha Saveri, Keeravani and Sri Ranjan. It has been reduced to Singing Svara kalpana reduced to only in one Raga5
Total Marks50

Internal Assessment: 20 marks
70 marks

  • External examiners have to be arranged for 50 marks of the Practical examination

Format for Class X Examination

Marks: 70

1Singing of Alankaras and Swara Exercise in a raga other than Mayamalava Goula in three degrees of speed.10
2Rendering of at least one Varnams learnt in two degrees of speed.20
3Question based on kriti.
Rendition of Kriti learnt in Adi, Roopak and Chapu talas.
Swarajmanam test based on the compositions learnt.


4Short bout of Kalpana Swaras in 1st speed for the compositions mentioned in the syllabus.15
5Any one item from Topic IV5
6Tuning of Tanpura4
Total Periods100

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