Tamil Nadu State Board Class 8

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  • Last Modified on 18-01-2023
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  • Last Modified on 18-01-2023

About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

Tamil Nadu has always maintained a high literacy rate. The Tamil Nadu Board was established in 1910 under the Department of Education in the Government of Tamil Nadu. According to a  survey by ASSOCHAM, the state was reported to have a 100% Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in the primary and upper primary education standards. The state sees a success rate of more than 90% of students who appeared for the Class 12 Board exams. 

State Board School Examinations (Sec.) & Board of Higher Secondary Examinations, Tamil Nadu, is the largest School Board in the world with significant popularity in the Commonwealth countries and certain other developing and developed countries. The board follows the guidelines of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF 2005). It is also responsible for conducting Secondary and Senior Secondary Examinations, declaring results, etc. Scroll down to read more. 

Exam Summary

Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education (TNBSE) implemented Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) to make examinations more flexible and integrated into the classroom life. CCE enriches the knowledge of the students in scholastic and co-scholastic areas; it also focuses on removing the anxiety and stress caused by terminal examinations. CCE evaluates students based on their thinking abilities for solving application-oriented and problem-solving questions.

TNBSE Class 8 follows the curriculum, syllabus, and textbooks as per the recommendations of National Curriculum Framework 2005 and National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education 2009.

Name of the Board State Board School Examinations (Sec.) & Board of Higher Secondary Examinations, Tamil Nadu
Established on 1910
Headquarters Address State Board of School Examinations(sec.) & Board of Higher Secondary Examinations, Tamil Nadu College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600006
Email ID [email protected]
Level of the Exam School-level
Mode of Exam Offline
Language Subjects English, Tamil
Academic Subjects Mathematics, Science, and Social Science
Exam Pattern Trimester
Medium of Exam Tamil or English
Official Website https://www.tamilnadustateboard.org/

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Latest Update

January 29, 2022: The Tamil Nadu Government ordered the educational institutions of Tamil Nadu including the schools and colleges to reopen from February 1, 2022. The institutions will be opened for Classes 1 to 12 following all Covid protocols. However, the colleges that are being used as Covid care centres will continue to remain closed.

 

 

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

  • Class 8 students are assessed on the basis of CCE which comprises both Scholastic and Co-Scholastic areas. 
  • Formative and one Summative Assessment are conducted separately for three terms.
  • Formative Assessment (FA) uses a diagnostic and remedial assessment that happens throughout each term.
  • At the end of each semester, students are given a Summative Assessment (SA). Each SA would assess only the syllabus covered during that term.
Curricular Learning Units
Scholastic Area Co-Scholastic Area
Tamil Life Skills
English Work Experience
Mathematics Visual and Performing Arts
Science Attitudes and Values
Social Science Co-curricular Activities like
Scouts and Guides,
NSS
Club Activities
Indigenous sports
Any other unique individual skills
Physical Education/Folk Arts/Yoga/Gardening/Gymnastics  

 

  • Scholastic areas awarded grades on a 9-point scale.
Grades for Formative Assessment (FA)
Marks Grade Grade Point
37-40 A1 10
33-36 A2 9
29-32 B1 8
25-28 B2 7
21-24 C1 6
17-20 C2 5
13-16 D 4
9-12 E1
8 & below E2

 

Grades for Summative Assessment (SA)
Marks Grade Grade Point
55-60 A1 10
49-54 A2 9
43-48 B1 8
37-42 B2 7
31-36 C1 6
25-30 C2 5
19-24 D 4
13-18 E1
12 & below E2

 

Overall Grades (FA + SA)
Marks Grade Grade Point
91-100 A1 10
81-90 A2 9
71-80 B1 8
61-70 B2 7
51-60 C1 6
41-50 C2 5
33-40 D 4
21-32 E1
20 & below E2

 

  •  The co-scholastic areas will be graded on a 5-point scale.
Excellent A
Very Good B
Good C
Satisfactory D
Needs Improvement E

 

  • The academic year has 3 terms, i.e., Term I, Term II, and Term III.
  • The assessment framework for the scholastic area is as follows.
Term Type of Assessment (Marks) Mode of Assessment Duration
Term 1 (June to September) FA1 (20+20) Best 4 activities out of 6 + Best 4 Slip tests/CATs out of 6 June–September
SA1 (60) Pen-paper test First week of September
Term 2 (October to December) FA2 (20+20) Best 4 activities out of 6 + Best 4 Slip tests/CATs out of 6 Check note October to December
SA2 (60) Pen-paper test Third week of December
Term 3
January to April
FA3 (20+20) Best 4 activities out of 6 + Best 4 Slip tests/CATs out of 6 January–April
SA3 (60) Pen-paper test First Week of April

 

For each term, grades will be awarded in the following manner:

Tamil Nadu 8th Board Exam Pattern

The final result and grade for each subject of class 8 are calculated as follows:

Tamil Nadu 8th Board Exam Pattern

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for Class 8 TN Board

Samacheer Kalvi Tamil Nadu Board Class 8 textbook and syllabus are great sources of knowledge explained in simple words. Here we have tabulated the subject-wise syllabus in detail for your reference. 

Mathematics Syllabus

Samacheer Kalvi Mathematics syllabus is made simple and interesting by activity-based learning and logical way of explaining the concepts.

Chapter
Number
Chapter Name Topics
Term I
1 Rational Numbers
  • Introduction
  • Rational Numbers – Definition
  • Four Basic Operations on Rational Numbers
  • Word Problems on These Problems
  • Properties for Rational Numbers
2 Measurements
  • Introduction
  • Parts of a Circle
  • Combined Shapes
  • Three Dimensional (3-D) Shapes
3 Algebra
  • Introduction
  • Multiplications of Algebraic Expressions
  • Division of Algebraic Expressions
  • Identities
  • Cubic Identities
  • Factorisation
4 Geometry
  • Introduction
  • Similar Triangles
  • Congruent Triangles
  • Construction of Quadrilaterals
5 Information Processing
  • Introduction
  • Principles of Counting
  • SET – Game
  • Map Colouring
  • Graph Colouring
Term II
1 Life Mathematics
  • Introduction
  • Applications of Percentage in Problems
  • Profit and Loss, Discount, Overhead Expenses and GST
  • Compound Interest
2 Algebra
  • Introduction
  • Forming Algebraic Expressions
  • Equations
  • Word Problems that involve Linear Equations
  • Graph
  • Cartesian System
  • Linear Graph
3 Geometry
  • Introduction
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Converse of Pythagorean Theorem
  • Altitude on Hypotenuse Theorem (without proof)
  • Construction of Trapeziums
  • Construction of Parallelograms
4 Information Processing
  • Introduction
  • Fibonacci Numbers
  • Highest Common Factor
Term III
1 Numbers
  • Introduction to Square Numbers
  • Square Root
  • Cubes and Cube Numbers
  • Exponents and Powers
2 Life Mathematics
  • Introduction
  • Direct Proportion
  • Inverse Proportion
  • Compound Variation
  • Time and Work
  • Sharing of the Money for Work
3 Geometry
  • Introduction
  • Median of a Triangle
  • Altitude of a Triangle
  • Perpendicular Bisector
  • Angle Bisector
  • Construction of Certain Quadrilaterals
  • Construction of a Rhombus
  • Construction of a Rectangle
  • Construction of a Square
4 Statistics
  • Introduction
  • Frequency Distribution Table
  • Graphical Representation of the Frequency Distribution for Ungrouped Data
  • Pie Chart (or) Pie Diagram
  • Graphical Representation of the Frequency Distribution for Grouped Data
  • Histogram
  • Frequency Polygon
5 Information Processing
  • Introduction
  • Packing
  • Packaging Methods

Science Syllabus

Samacheer Kalvi Science syllabus is designed for interactive learning and activity-based learning to reduce the complexity of the syllabus.

Chapter
Number
Chapter Name Topics
Term I
1 Measurement
  • Introduction
  • System of Units
  • Temperature
  • Electric Current (I)
  • Amount of Substance
  • Luminous Intensity
  • Plane Angle
  • Solid Angle
  • Clocks
  • Accuracy in Measurements
  • Approximation
  • Rounding Off
2 Forces and Pressure
  • Force
  • Pressure Exerted by Air-Atmospheric Pressure
  • Forces in Liquids
  • Surface Tension
  • Viscous Force or Viscosity
  • Friction
3 Light
  • Types of Mirrors
  • Terms Related to Spherical Mirrors
  • Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors
  • Applications of Curved Mirrors
  • Laws of Reflection
  • Types of Reflection
  • Multiple Reflections
  • Refraction of Light
  • Dispersion
4 Matter
  • Why symbols?
  • Metals and Non-metals
  • Compound
5 Changes Around Us
  • Chemical Reactions based on Physical Contact
  • Chemical Reactions based on Solution of Reactants
  • Chemical Reactions based on Electricity
  • Chemical Reactions based on Heat
  • Chemical Reactions based on Light
  • Chemical Reactions based on Catalyst
  • Effects of Chemical Reactions
6 Microorganisms
  • Virus
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Algae
  • Protozoa
  • Harmful Microorganisms
  • Microbes in Food Process
  • Relationship between Man and Microbes – Balances, Imbalances, and Uses
  • Prions
  • Virions
7 Plant Kingdom
  • Taxonomy
  • Outline of Bentham and Hooker’s System of Classification
  • Binomial Nomenclature
  • Salient Features of Algae
  • Fungi
  • Bryophytes
  • Pteridophytes
  • Difference between Bryophytes and Pteridophytes
  • Gymnosperms
  • Angiosperms
  • Uses of Medicinal Plants
8 Organization of Life
  • Organisation of Cells and Tissues
  • Homeostasis
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Osmoregulation
  • Cellular Respiration
  • Metabolism
9
  • Introduction to the Information Age
Term II
1 Heat
  • Effects of Heat
  • Transfer of Heat
  • Calorimetry
  • Thermostat
  • Thermos Flask
2 Electricity
  • Atom
  • Charges
  • Transfer of Charges
  • Flow of Charges
  • Electroscope
  • Lightning and Thunder
  • Electric Circuits
  • Effects of Current
3 Air
  • Oxygen
  • Nitrogen
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
  • Acid Rain
4 Atomic Structure
  • Dalton’s Atomic Theory
  • Fundamental Particles
  • Thomson’s Atom Model
  • Valency
  • Ions
  • Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Chemical Equation
  • Laws of Chemical Combinations
5 Movements
  • Movement and Locomotion
  • Movement in Different Animals
  • Types of Movements
  • Joints
  • Skeleton System
  • Muscles
6 Reaching the Age of
Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Puberty
  • Secondary Sex Characteristics
  • Role of Hormones in Reproduction
  • Reproductive Phase of Life in Human
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Reproductive Health
  • Nutritional Needs of Adolescents
  • Personal Hygiene for Adolescence
7 Digital Painting
  • Tux Paint
  • Tux Math
Term III
1 Sound
  • Production of Sound
  • Propagation of Sound
  • Sound Waves
  • Properties of Sound
  • Musical Instruments
  • Sound Produced by Humans
  • Mechanism of Human Ear
  • Noise Pollution
2 Magnetism
  • Classification of Magnets
  • Magnetic Properties
  • Magnetic Field
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Artificial Magnets
  • Earth’s Magnetism
  • Uses of Magnets
3 Universe and
Space Science
  • Rockets
  • India’s Space Programmes
  • NASA
4 Water
  • Composition
  • Properties of Water
  • Water – A Universal Solvent
  • Potable Water
  • Water Pollution
  • Controlling Water Pollution
5 Acids and Bases
  • Acids
  • Bases
  • Indicators
6 Chemistry in
Everyday Life
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Natural Gas
  • Fuel Gases
  • Coal and Its Types
  • Petroleum
  • Fuel
  • Alternative Fuel
  • Solar Energy
7 Crop Production and
Management
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Basic Properties of Crop Production
  • Rotation of Crops
  • Seed Bank
  • Bio-Indicators
  • Agriculture Research Institutions
  • Foliar Sprays
  • Biocontrol Methods
8 Conservation of
Plants and Animals
  • Deforestation
  • Afforestation
  • Reforestation
  • Endangered Species
  • Red Data Book
  • Conservation
  • PBR (People’s Biodiversity Register)
  • Biomagnification
  • Animal Welfare Organisations
9 Visual Communication
  • LibreOffice Components
  • Text Documents
  • Selecting Text
  • Formatting Options
  • Alignment
  • Page Orientation

Social Science Syllabus

Samacheer Kalvi Social Science syllabus is divided into four sections, namely History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. It enlightens us about the rich cultural history, geographical diversity, political scenario, and economic effectiveness of our country.

Chapter
Number
Section Chapter Name
Term I
1 History Advent of the Europeans
2 From Trade to Territory
3 Rural Life and Society
4 People’s Revolt
5 Geography Rocks and Soils
6 Weather and Climate
7 Hydrologic Cycle
8 Civics How the State Government Works
9 Citizens and Citizenship
10 Economics Money, Savings, and Investments
Term II
1 History Educational Development in India
2 Development of Industries in India
3 Geography Migration and Urbanisation
4 Hazards
5 Civics Understanding Secularism
6 Human Rights and UNO
7 Road Safety Rules and Regulations
Term III
1 History Urban Changes During the British Period
2 Status of Women in India Through the Ages
3 Geography Industries
4 Exploring Continents (Africa, Australia, and Antarctica)
5 Map Reading
6 Civics Defence & Foreign Policy
7 The Judiciary
8 Economics Public and Private Sectors

English Syllabus

Samacheer Kalvi Class 8 English Syllabus gives more priority to developing reading and creative writing skills of the global language English. 

Unit Number Section Chapter Name
Term I
1 Prose Hobby Turns into a Successful Career
Poem My Hobby: Reading
Supplementary Jim Corbett, a Hunter Turned Naturalist
2 Prose Friendship
Poem Lessons in Life
Supplementary Homeless Man and His Friends: A True Story
3 Prose Being Safe
Poem Firework Night
Supplementary When Instinct Works
Term II
1 Prose Sir Isaac Newton – The Ingenious Scientist
Poem Making Life Worthwhile
Supplementary The Three Questions
2 Prose My Reminiscence
Poem A Thing of Beauty
Supplementary Crossing the River
Term III
1 Prose The Nose-Jewel
Poem Special Hero
Supplementary The Woman on Platform 8
2 Prose Cyber Safety
Poem My Computer Needs a Break
Supplementary The Mystery of the Cyber Friend
3 Play Jack and the Beanstalk

Tamil Syllabus

Samacheer Kalvi Class 8 Tamil Syllabus gives importance to building a strong knowledge of regional language Tamil. 

Term I

Term II

Term III


Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

1. Curriculum: It is significantly important to know the syllabus for Term I, Term II, and Term III. Also, it is better to get a clear idea of Formative Assessment’s (FA) activities, important topics, the blueprint of each subject, and the marking scheme. 

2. Timetable: Students must prepare a well-planned timetable for systematic study and follow it strictly. Also, prepare an exam revision timetable 10 to 15 days before the Summative Assessment (SA). While preparing the exam revision timetable, keep the following points in mind: order of exam, number of revision holidays, number of chapters, the difficulty level of the subject, etc.

3. Know your strength: Actively engage in scholastic and co-scholastics activities in the school. Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses in each subject. Focus on your strengths rather than on weaknesses. Have a positive attitude towards school, syllabus, teacher, studies, parents, etc.

4. Method of learning

  • Give equal importance to scholastic and co-scholastic activities. 
  • Actively participate in Formative Assessment (FA) such as projects, assignments, debate, quiz, drama, etc. 
  • Complete the homework on a regular basis. 
  • Study by practising on paper, and avoid just reading. 
  • Make study points for quick revision. 
  • List out the important dates, names of scientists, equations, etc. 
  • Revise important topics frequently.
  • Take a five-minute break after an hour of study.
  • Don’t mug up the content. It is necessary to understand the concept to attempt all application type, problem-solving type questions.

5. Mock test: Take frequent mock tests and solve the previous question papers.

Exam Taking Strategy

Points to be remembered before the exam:

  1. As Class 8 students are evaluated through CCE, from the beginning, students should actively participate in all the FA activities. 
  2. Grades are also awarded for co-scholastic activities. Therefore, students should involve themselves in all activities in school.
  3. Know the syllabus bifurcation with respect to Term I, Term II, and Term III examinations. 
  4. Focus on understanding the syllabus of each pen-paper test, which is added for FA activities.
  5. Don’t leave any chapter; a few concepts are continued in the next term or in higher classes.

Points to remember on the day of the exam:

  1. Reach the exam venue 15 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
  2. Revise the concepts in mind and relax for five minutes.
  3. Take all the necessary stationery items and student ID cards to the exam hall.
  4. Be positive and attempt the examination with all confidence.

Points to remember during the exam:

  1. Go through the instructions mentioned in the question paper as well as the answer sheet carefully.
  2. Follow all the instructions provided by the invigilator during the time of examination.
  3. Make note of all the details in the question paper and the answer sheet correctly.
  4. Plan the correct approach of writing to complete answering all the questions within the time limitations mentioned.
  5. Don’t waste too much time reading or answering the questions that you are unsure about.
  6. Apart from answering the questions in the same order, you can write the answers for the questions you are thorough with.
  7. Write the exact question number in the answer sheet.
  8. Don’t leave any questions unanswered. Just try to attempt the question and at least put the question number in the answer sheet. 
  9. Ensure that you have attempted all of the questions and that the numbering of each question is in the correct order before submitting the answer sheets to the invigilator.

Detailed Study plan

Prepare a four-hour study plan and stick to it to achieve good marks in your FA and SA in each of the three terms. The following subject-wise study strategy can help you to improve your marks and make studying easier.

Study Strategy for Mathematics:

The following are some strategies to improve your understanding of Mathematics.

  1. Understand the basic concepts correctly.
  2. If any concept is not clear, refer to the previous chapter or previous year topic.
  3. Do your homework regularly.
  4. Practice solved problems and exercise questions daily.
  5. If you have any doubts about the problems, seek the help of teachers or parents.
  6. Start attempting questions based on the difficulty levels.
  7. Be careful during mathematical operations such as addition, multiplication, subtraction, division of numbers and their sign, i.e., positive or native.
  8. Be vigilant in transposing the number during simplification of the numerical.
  9. Make a list of important equations on a chart, stick it near your study table, and revise them regularly.
  10. Follow the shortcut tricks while calculating answers to save time.
  11. Be aware of the blueprint and question pattern thoroughly. 
  12. Solve previous years’ question papers and evaluate them yourself.
  13. Take frequent mock tests to manage the time and to reduce mathematical errors during the exam.

Study Strategy for Science:

There are a lot of diagrams, equations, reactions, formulas, laws, numericals, and experiments, sometimes it may not feel so easy. Here are some tips to improve marks in Science:

  1. Understand the basics before proceeding on to more difficult topics.
  2. Important formulas, laws, diagrams, scientist names and their inventions, equations, etc., should be written down on a piece of paper or a chart that you can view every day. It helps to recall concepts easily.
  3. Adopt the learning by doing methods for a few topics.
  4. For a better understanding of the concepts and for practical knowledge, perform experiments and activities on a regular basis. 
  5. Diagrams should be learnt by practising on a sheet of paper. Do not forget to label the diagrams. While labelling them, do take a mental note of memorising the spellings.
  6. Do not spend too much time on diagrams. 
  7. Learn the proper spelling of the technical word, scientist names, scientific names of plants and animals, etc.
  8. Understand the blueprint as well as the question pattern.
  9. Solve at least the last 5-years’ question papers and take frequent mock tests within a prescribed time limit.

Study Strategy for Social Science

Social Science is a scoring and interesting subject too. Here are a few tips for good marks in Social Science.

  1. Make a list of important dates, events, names, etc.
  2. Read the textbook thoroughly.
  3. Learn the maps thoroughly.
  4. Know the current political scenario of the state and the county.
  5. Give importance to previous years’ question papers and mock tests.
  6. As the Social Science paper is lengthy, stick to the word count of each type of question.
  7. It is preferable to write the answers in points rather than lengthy paragraphs.
  8. Don’t repeat the same points to reach the word count.

Study Strategy for English

English is also a scoring subject and needs comparatively less time for preparation compared to Mathematics and Science. Here are a few useful tips for scoring good marks in English.

  1. Read newspapers, storybooks, novels, science fiction, etc., which will help you improve your English language knowledge and writing skill. 
  2. Give more importance to sections like unseen passages, note-making, etc., as it does not need much preparation.
  3. Thoroughly understand the basics of grammar.
  4. Avoid spelling mistakes.

Recommended Chapters

It is always advised to learn all the concepts, especially Science and Mathematics concepts, because they are continued in the higher classes. But it is also important to plan wisely from the exam point of view. So, here are some recommended chapters for Mathematics, Science, and Social Science.

Recommended Chapters for Mathematics

Term I Term II Term III
Algebra Algebra Algebra
Geometry Geometry Geometry
Information Processing Information Processing Information Processing
Statistics

Recommended Chapters for Science

Term I Term II Term III
Force and Pressure Heat Sound
Light Electricity Magnetism
Matter around us Atomic Structure Universe and Space Science
Changes around us Reaching the Age of Adolescence Acids and Bases
Microorganisms Digital Painting Chemistry in Everyday Life
Organisation of Life Crop Production and Management
Introduction to the Information Age

Recommended Chapters for Social Science

Term I Term II Term III
Advent of the Europeans Educational Development in India Status of Women in India through the ages
Rural Life and Society Development of Industries in India Industries
Rocks and Soils Migration and Urbanisation Exploring Continents (Africa, Australia and Antarctica)
Weather and Climate Understanding Secularism Map Reading
How the State Government Works Human Rights and UNO Defence & Foreign Policy
Money, Savings and Investments Road Safety Rules and Regulations Public and Private Sectors

Exam Counselling

Exam counselling

Student Counselling

In the developing and competitive world, education is improving and changing in different ways. Teaching is becoming more student-centred and related to practical knowledge and thinking skills. But still, a few students are stressed about the syllabus, exams, time management, etc. Here are points that will help you to overcome these issues.

  • Time is the greatest resource; make the best use of it to focus your interest, talent, gaining knowledge, etc.
  • Don’t compare your performance with your peer group because each person is unique and blessed with talents and good qualities.
  • Spend some time on yoga, meditation or sports, and it helps to keep your body and mind healthy, active, focused and positive.
  • Don’t get disappointed by failures but keep growing by learning from your mistakes.
  • Exams are part of the school education where the academic areas are assessed. But for your career, you can choose the field of your interest. Therefore, collect all the information on your interested field.
  • It is important to focus during ongoing classes and studies from day one. The last-minute study may result in stress and exam fear.
  • Don’t just read; follow a well-planned timetable to give equal importance to the subjects.
  • There is no shortcut to success. So, study and revise all the subjects every day. Spend extra time on difficult subjects.
  • Seek help from teachers, peer groups, friends, or parents to clarify doubts.
  • Study in a place without any distractions and disturbance.

Parent/Gaurdian counselling

A Class 8 student can understand the problems and solve the problems. But not all the students are mature enough to differentiate what is right and wrong for their future. Here are points for each parent to make your child into a good citizen with good ethical, moral, and cultural values.

  • At this adolescent age, have a healthy relationship with your child.
  • Give some valuable time to your child.
  • Allow your child to express his/her thoughts, feelings, and problems.
  • Guide the child to handle the problems and the way to overcome them.
  • Parents should teach to gain knowledge, skills, and guide their children on the right path.
  • Children reflect the behaviour of parents, so parents must be careful about their behaviour, habit, language, etc.
  • Parents should be more aware of the career opportunities that are available for their children in the near future.
  • Give a clear idea about it to your child.
  • Find the talents in your child and support them.
  • It is not so good to compare your child with a peer group. It will make the child negative and affect the confidence level of the child.
  • Focus on the all-around development of the child rather than the mark orientated education.

FAQs

Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Let us look at some frequently asked questions about TN Board Class 8 Exam 2022. 

Q. Tamil Nadu Board provides education in how many Languages (medium)?
Ans: Tamil Nadu Board provides education in English and Tamil medium.

Q. What is the exam pattern followed by the Tamil Nadu board for Class 8?
Ans: Tamil Nadu board follows trimester system and CCE pattern for evaluation of Class 8 students. Each term has separate Formative Assessments and Summative Assessments.

Q. What is the marks distribution pattern for Formative and Summative Assessment for Class 8?
Ans: Class 8 examinations have been divided into three-term exams. The Formative Assessment carries 40 (20+20) marks for each term, and the Summative Assessment carries 60 marks.

Q. What are the marks required to get an A1 grade in Class 8?
Ans: Scores of 91-100 out of 100 on the overall exam are required for an A1 grade. Students must score 37-40 marks out of 40 for Formative Assessment and 55-60 marks out of 60 for Summative Assessment.

Q. Where is the headquarter of the Tamil Nadu Board?
Ans: The Tamil Nadu Board has its headquarters in Chennai.

Q. When was the Tamil Nadu Board established?
Ans: The Tamil Nadu Board was established under the Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu in 1910.

 

Dos and Donts

Q. Tamil Nadu Board provides education in how many Languages (medium)?
Ans: Tamil Nadu Board provides education in English and Tamil medium.

Q. How to download class 8 textbooks prescribed by Tamil Nadu board for 2022-23?
Ans: Tamil Nadu board follows books in Tamil and English language. Here are the links to download Tamil, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science textbooks.

Subject English Medium Tamil Medium
Tamil Tamil Tamil
English English English
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
Science Science Science
Social Science Social Science Social Science

Q. What is the exam pattern followed by the Tamil Nadu board for Class 8?
Ans: Tamil Nadu board follows trimester system and CCE pattern for evaluation of Class 8 students. Each term has separate Formative Assessments and Summative Assessments.

Q. What is the marks distribution pattern for Formative and Summative Assessment for class 8?
Ans: Class 8 examinations have been divided into three-term exams. The Formative Assessment carries 40 (20+20) marks for each term, and the Summative Assessment carries 60 marks.

Q. What are the marks required to get an A1 grade in class 8?
Ans: Scores of 91-100 out of 100 on the overall exam are required for an A1 grade. Students must score 37-40 marks out of 40 for Formative Assessment and 55-60 marks out of 60 for Summative Assessment.

Q. Where is the headquarter of the Tamil Nadu Board?
Ans: The Tamil Nadu Board has its headquarters in Chennai.

Q. When was the Tamil Nadu Board established?
Ans: The Tamil Nadu Board was established under the Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu in 1910.

 

List of Educational Institutions

About Exam

List of Schools

In Tamil Nadu, around 45,000 schools are present in 30 districts. Few of them are given below. 

Name of the School
PUMS, Alangudi
PUMS, Aathur
PUMS, Pillur
AMS, Pozhakkudi
AMS, Sirupuliyur
PUMS, Kottur
PUMS, Kurungulam
PUMS, Menankudi
AMS, Pandaravadai
PUMS, Ubayavedandapuram
PUMS, Tholi

Counselling

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Parent Counselling

A Class 8 student can understand the problems and solve the problems. But not all the students are mature enough to differentiate what is right and wrong for their future. So here are points for each parent to make your child into a good citizen with good ethical, moral, and cultural values.

  1. At this adolescent age, have a healthy relationship with your child.
  2. Give some valuable time to your child.
  3. Allow your child to express his/her thoughts, feelings, and problems. 
  4. Guide the child to handle the problems and the way to overcome them.
  5. Parents should teach to gain knowledge, skills, and guide their children on the right path.
  6. Children reflect the behaviour of parents, so parents must be careful about their behaviour, habit, language, etc. 
  7. Parents should be more aware of the career opportunities that are available for their children shortly. Give a clear idea about it to your child.
  8. Find the talents in your child and support them.
  9. It is not so good to compare your child with a peer group. It will make the child negative and affect the confidence level of the child.
  10. Focus on the all-round development of the child rather than the mark orientated education.

Future Exams

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List of Future Exams

In this competitive world, exams are one of the ways to bring out students’ knowledge, interests, capacity and potential. To advance to the next class, students must pass a school-wise exam. Students are promoted from Class 8 to Class 9 on the basis of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). Apart from this school-level exam, there are plenty of National and International competitive exams conducted every year. Students' confidence and enthusiasm for subjects are boosted by these assessments.

Some of the competitive Olympiad exams to which Class 8, as well as Class 9 students, can appear are:

Competitive Exams Official Link
International Science Olympiad (ISO) ISO
International Maths Olympiad (IMO) IMO
English International Olympiad (EIO) EIO
General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO) GKIO
International Computer Olympiad (ICO) ICO
International Drawing Olympiad (IDO) IDO
National Essay Olympiad (NESO) NESO
National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO) NSSO


Some of the competitive exams to which Class 8 students can appear are as follows:

  1. National Talent Search Examination (NTSE): Science, Maths, Social Science, Mental Ability, and General Knowledge are tested through this exam. Qualified students are awarded cash prizes and scholarships for the next academic year.
  2. National Level Science Talent Search Exam (NLSTSE): The subjects included are Maths, Science, and other General Awareness questions.
  3. Indian National Olympiad (INO): The syllabus includes Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, and Junior Science. This exam has a five-stage procedure. The initial stage is the written exam conducted by NSE (National Standard Examination).
  4. GeoGenius: In this exam, students are asked to mark the various locations of India on a blank map to create interest in geography. 
  5. National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO): This exam tests and analyses the mental ability and mathematical skills of the students. It aims to reduce the fear of mathematics and make mathematics an easy and loving subject for the students.
  6. National Means cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS): It is conducted by the Directorate of Government Examination. The candidates studying in Class 8 and whose parental annual income does not exceed Rs.1,50,000/- are eligible to appear for the examinations. Students who passed in this exam are rewarded with a scholarship of Rs. 6000/- per year.

Practical Knowledge/Career Goals

Prediction

Future Skills

Coding: Coding is a creative activity in which students can actively involve themselves. It helps to build computational thinking, develop problem-solving skills, improve critical thinking and exposure to real-life situations to solve problems in various realms. Coding focuses on laying the foundation to the students about coding to build competencies in the different areas like

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Data sciences 
  • Research


Do It Yourself (DIY):
It is a creative way of learning through activities and projects.

  • Subjects like English and Hindi can be taught through drama.
  • Some of the concepts of Social Science are taught through debate, survey, fieldwork, etc. 
  • Science can be learnt through experiments, field studies, etc. 
  • Some of the Mathematics topics like profit, loss, measuring the area, etc., should be taught to the students by doing the activities by the students. 
  • Embibe App provides DIY for each grade, each subject, and each chapter to make your learning joyful and meaningful.

Career Skills

School education moulds the all-round development of a child. Along with the curriculum, co-curricular activities play an important role in developing different skills in students. This can be achieved by giving opportunities for each student and encouraging them at every level of their development. This can be done by providing real-life experiences and Do It Yourself activities.

Some of the skills are as follows:

  • Listening skills: This can be achieved through Languages. 
  • Understanding diversity in the workplace: Group activities, drama, and competitions give exposure to diversity.
  • Communication skills: It is one of the major skills that are necessary for all fields as well as in daily life. Group discussions, debates, and seminars are a few methods that indirectly help in the development of communication skills.
  • Research skills: Science projects majorly focus on the development of research skills in students. 
  • Planning: Curricular and cocurricular activities, tests, competitions, etc., make students focus on planning timings, preparation, and execution.
  • Leadership skills: Making school Parliaments, Group activities, School Assembly, etc., inculcate leadership qualities in pupils.
  • Being emotionally balanced: In school or at home, all the days are not equally the same. There may be happy moments as well as bitter experiences. Students should learn to be strong and emotionally balanced.
  • Self-survey: Anecdotal report of the child is the best way for the self-survey.
  • Exploring knowledge: School library, Artificial intelligence, Do It Yourself (DIY) help in exploring knowledge.
  • Language skills: It is taught in schools through Language subjects like English, Hindi, Sanskrit, French, etc.

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