CBSE Class 10 Painting Syllabus 2022-23 (PDF Download)

CBSE Class 10 Painting Syllabus 2022-23



Time allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 30

UNIT- I : Fundamentals of Visual Arts                                         10 Marks

(The Elements and Principals)

UNIT-II : Methods and Materials of Painting                                                  10 Marks

Understanding and appropriate use of:

  • Tools
  • Painting Materials – Poster Colours, Water Colours, Oil Pastels and Pencils

UNIT-III: Story of Indian Art                                                                  10 Marks

(i) Appreciation of Indian Art covering selected paintings, sculptures and architectural


(a) Paintings (i) Bodhisattava Padmapani (Ajanta)

(b) Sculpture (i) Ashokan Lion capital (Mauryan Period)

( c) Architecture        (i) Kailashnatha Temple, (Ellora, Maharashtra)

(ii) Indian Folk Art – Paintings: Madhubani and Warli



Time allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 70

External Assessment for Practical                                                   50 marks


Painting from Memory – Simple composition in water/poster/pastel colours on given subjects based on sketching from life and nature. It may also be in abstract/semi- abstract/folk art forms.


Compositional-arrangement including emphasis on the subject

15 marks


Treatment of media with an appropriate colour scheme

15 marks


Originality and creativity

10 marks


Overall impression

10 marks


Internal Assessment :  20 marks

It includes;

  • Periodic Tests -there will be three periodic tests in a year, out which 10 marks the best two will be assessed.
  • Project work – Portfolio will consist of 10 best work of colour sketches, 10 marks Painting compositions in water colors, poster colors,

oil pastels and in pencil colors done during the year.

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