Tamil Nadu State Board Class 6

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  • Written by nikhil
  • Last Modified on 18-01-2023
  • Written by nikhil
  • Last Modified on 18-01-2023

About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

The State Board of School Examinations (SEC.) & Board of Higher Secondary Examinations, Tamil Nadu is popularly known as the State Board of School Examinations, Tamil Nadu. The Board has been entrusted with the task of administering examinations for school students who are enrolled in the State Board. The mark certificates awarded to students in classes 10th and 12th are important and valuable documents for pursuing higher education and potential employment prospects.

Tamil Nadu State Board Class 6 exam dates will be published on its official website. Every year Tamil Nadu Board class 6 exam will be held in the months of February-March. Candidates can check the grading structure, duration, different types of questions asked, syllabus, exam pattern and result information here. To know more details of Tamil Nadu Class 6 exams go through this article.

Exam Summary

Tamil Nadu Class 6 Examinations will be held at a school level. The students who are registered in the schools recognised by the TN Board and the private students who are registered under the Tamil Nadu Board are eligible to appear for the exams.

According to the Tamil Nadu Board Exam structure, the students need to opt for five subjects from the following:

  • Tamil
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science

One of which must be Tamil, and the other is English. Each subject’s pass marks account for 35% of the exam’s total score.

Class 6th examinations of the Tamil Nadu Board are conducted term-wise. There are a total of three terms in a year. The term-end exams are also denoted as listed below.

  • Term-1: Quarterly Examinations
  • Term-2: Half-yearly Examinations
  • Term-3: Final or Annual Examinations
Particulars Details
Full Exam Name Tamil Nadu Board of Examinations for Class 6th
Short Exam Name TN Board Class 6th Exam
Name of the Board State Board of School Examinations (SEC.) & Board of Higher Secondary Examinations, Tamil Nadu
Established in 1910
Medium of Question Paper
  • Tamil
  • English
Overall Passing Marks 35%
Exam Duration 2 hours
Frequency of the Exam
  • Term-1: Quarterly Examinations
  • Term-2: Half-yearly Examinations
  • Term-3: Final or Annual Examinations
Exam Subjects
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Tamil
  • Science
  • Social Studies
Mode of Examination Offline
Official Website www.dge.tn.gov.in
Address Board of Higher Secondary Examinations,
Tamil Nadu College Road,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600006.
Regional Offices
  • Madurai
  • Coimbatore
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Chennai
  • Cuddalore
  • Vellore
Contact Details 044 – 3620660/61/62/63

Official Website Link


Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern details - Total time

The exams for class 6 is conducted for 2 hours or 120 minutes.

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for Class 6 TN Board

Tamil Nadu Class 6 students are advised to download the recent and updated syllabus of 2021-22 for their reference. The syllabus is a valuable resource that will be useful throughout the academic year. It will be extremely important during final exam preparation since candidates will be capable of recognizing which topics have been completed and which have not by simply looking at the syllabus.

Students should take the five subjects as per the new exam pattern, one must be Tamil language, and the other mandatory subject is English. The subjects are

  • Tamil
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social science

Tamil Nadu Class 6th Syllabus – English

Unit Number Content Type Chapter Name
Term 1
Unit 1 Prose
  • Sea Turtles
  • The Crocodile
  • Owlie
Unit 2 Prose
  • When the Trees Walked
  • Trees
  • The Apple Tree and the Farmer
Unit 3 Prose
  • The Visitor from Distant Lands
  • I Dream of Spices
  • Spices of India
Term 2
Unit 1 Prose
  • Sports Stars
  • Team Work
  • Think to Win
Unit 2 Prose
  • Trip to Ooty
  • From a Railway Carriage
  • Gulliver’s Travel
Term 3
Unit 1 Prose
  • Who Owns the Water?
  • Indian Seasonings
  • A Childhood in Malabar: A Memoir
Unit 2 Prose
  • That Sunday Morning
  • A Tragic Story
  • Brought to Book
Unit 3 Play
  • The Jungle Book

Tamil Nadu Class 6th Syllabus – Mathematics

Chapter Number Chapter Name Topics
Term 1
1 Numbers
  • Place Value Chart
  • Indian Method
  • International Method
  • Place Value of Digits In Large Numbers
  • Comparison of Numbers
  • Arranging the Numbers in Ascending and Descending Order
  • Use of Large Numbers in Daily Life Situations
  • Order of Operations
  • Estimation of Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Properties of Whole Numbers
2 Introduction to Algebra
  • Introduction
  • Patterns
  • Patterns in Number Operations
  • Understanding Operations on Variables
  • Framing Algebraic Statements
  • Converting Algebraic Statements to Verbal Statements
  • Converting Verbal Statements to Algebraic Statements
  • Solving Unknown Through Examples
3 Ratio and Proportion
  • Ratio
  • Properties of Ratio
  • Simplifying Ratios of Same Unit
  • Simplifying Ratios of Different Units
  • Equivalent Ratios
  • Comparison of Ratios
  • Proportion
  • Proportionality Law
  • Unitary Method
4 Geometry
  • Line Segments
  • Construction of Line Segments
  • Two Lines
  • Rays
  • Two Rays
  • Angles
  • Naming Angles
  • Measuring Angles
  • Special Angles
  • Angle Measurement Using Protractor
  • Using Protractor to Draw Acute Angle,
  • Obtuse Angle and Right Angle
  • Very Special Angles
  • Points and Lines
5 Statistics
  • Data
  • Collection of Data
  • Types of Data
  • Organising Data
  • Representation of Data Using Bar Graph
  • Representation of Data Using Pictograph
6 Information Processing
  • More Figures In a Figure
Term 2
1 Number
  • Prime and Composite Numbers
  • Finding Primes of Numbers by Sieve of Eratosthenes Method
  • Rules of Test of Divisibility of Numbers 2, 3, 5, 10 And 11
  • Prime Factorisation
  • Division Method
  • Common Factor
  • Highest Common Factor
  • Common Multiple
  • Lowest Common Multiple
  • Problems on HCF and LCM
  • Relationship Between Numbers and Their LCM and HCF
2 Measurement
  • Conversion in The Metric Systems
  • Fundamental Operations on Quantities With Different Units
  • Measures Of Time
3 Bill, Profit and Loss
  • Bill
  • Verification of Bill
  • Preparation of Bill
  • Profit and Loss
  • Cost Price, Marked Price, Selling Price
  • Discount
4 Geometry
  • Types and Properties of Triangles
  • Construction of Parallel Lines
  • Construction of Perpendicular Lines
5 Information Processing
  • Conversion of Tree Diagrams into Numerical Expressions
Term 3
1 Fractions
  • Addition And Subtraction of Like And Unlike Fractions
  • Improper and Mixed Fractions
  • Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Fractions
  • Multiplication of Fractions
  • Division of Fractions
2 Integers
  • Introduction of Integers
  • Representation of Integers on a Number Line
  • More Situations on Integer
  • Opposite of a Number
  • Ordering of Integers
  • Predecessor and Successor of Integer
  • Comparing Integers
3 Perimeter and Area
  • Perimeter
  • Perimeter of a Triangle
  • Area of a Square
  • Perimeter and Area of Combined Shapes
  • Impact of Removing / Adding a Portion From/ to a Given Shape
  • Area of Irregular Shapes
4 Symmetry
  • Line of Symmetry
  • Translation Symmetry
  • Reflection Symmetry
  • Rotation Symmetry
5 Information Processing

Tamil Nadu Class 6th Syllabus – Science

Chapter Number Chapter Name Topics
Term 1
1 Measurement
  • Introduction
  • Length- SI Units
  • Mass – Beam Balance
2 Force and Motion
  • Introduction
  • Motion and Rest – Contact Force and Non-Contact Force
  • Types of Motion
  • Periodic and Non-Periodic Motion
  • Uniform and Non-Uniform Motion
3 Matter Around Us
  • Introduction
  • Physical Nature of Matter
  • Compressibility of Gases Compared to Liquids and Solids
  • Pure Substances and Mixtures
  • Separation of Mixtures
  • Filtering
  • Sedimentation
4 The World of Plants
  • Introduction
  • Plant Forms and Functions
  • Root System
  • Shoot System
5 The World of Animals
  • Introduction
  • Unicellular and Multicellular Organisms
  • Amoeba
  • Adaptation in Animals – Fish and Bird
6 Health and Hygiene
  • Introduction
  • Components of Food
  • Health and Nutrients
7 Computer- An Introduction
Term 2
8 Heat
  • Introduction
  • Heat
  • Sources of Heat
  • Temperature
  • Heat and Temperature
9 Electricity
  • Introduction
  • Cell- Primary Cells, Secondary Cells
  • Conductors
  • Insulators
10 Change Around Us
  • Introduction
  • Classification of Changes
  • Slow and Fast Changes
  • Reversible and Irreversible Changes
11 Air
  • Atmosphere
  • Composition of Air
  • Uses of Air
12 The Cell
  • The Structural Organisation of The Cell
  • Size of The Cell
  • Shapes
  • Plant Cell and Animal Cell
13 Human Organ System
  • Skeleton System
  • Sense Organs – Eye and Skin
  • Excretory System- Kidneys
14 Parts of a Computer
Term 3
15 Magnetism
  • Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Materials
  • Magnetic Poles
  • Properties of Magnets
  • Uses of Magnets
16 Water
  • Where and How Water is Found on Earth?
  • Composition of Water
  • Conservation of Water
  • Main Reasons for Water Scarcity
17 Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Introduction
  • Fertilizers
  • Cement
  • Plaster of Paris
18 Plants In Daily Life
  • Plants as Food
  • Medicine Plants
  • Fibre Yielding Plants
19 Our Environment
  • Introduction
  • The Ecosystem
  • Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Waste
  • Pollution
  • Types of Pollution
  • How Can We Reduce Air/Water/ Land Pollution
20 Hardware and Software

Tamil Nadu Class 6th Syllabus – Social Science

Chapter Name Topics
Term 1
What Is History?
  • Some Major Excavation Sites (Mmap)
  • And Sources of History (Infographic)
Human Evolution
  • Origins of Humans
  • Different Stages of Human Evolution
  • Stone Implements
  • Uses of Fire and Wheel
  • Significance of Rock Paintings
Indus Civilization
  • Discovery of Lost City – Harappa, Unique Features of Harappan Civilization, Do You Know The Hidden Treasures of Indus Civilization, General Facts About Indus.
Ancient Cities of Tamilagam
  • Poompuhar
  • Madurai
  • Kanchi
The Universe and Solar System
  • The Planets at a Glance (Infographics), Motions of The Earth, Spheres of The Earth.
Land and Oceans
  • Classification of Landforms (Infographics), First Order Landform, Second Order Landform, Third Order Landform (Side Headings Alone In Each Topic) Oceans (Infographics)
Understanding Diversity
  • Diversity in India, Social Diversity, Religious Diversity, Linguistic Diversity, Cultural Diversity, Unity in Diversity.
Achieving Equality
  • Inequality and Discrimination, Remedial Measures for Abolishing Inequality and Discrimination
Term 2
Vedic Culture in North India and Megalithic Culture in South India
  • Aryans and Their Home in India, Vedic Literature, Contemporary Culture in South India and Tamil Nadu, Megathalic Moments in Tamil Nadu
Great Thinkers and New Faiths
  • Rise of New Faith in 6th Century
  • Mahavira and Buddha
  • Similarities and Difference between Jainism and Buddhism
  • Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism
  • Influence of Jainism and Buddhism in Tamil Nadu
From Chiefdoms to Empires
  • Importance of Sixth Century Bc(Bce), Gana- Gdoms, Janapadas and Mahajanapadas, The Causes for The Rise of Magadha, Dynasties of Ancient Magadha, Mauryan Empire, Mauryan Empire-India’s First Empire, Ashoka
  • Types of Resources (Info-Graphics), Resource Planning / Management, Conservation of Resources.
National Symbols
  • Natural National Symbols (Info-Graphics), Other Symbols of Our Country, National Flag, National Emblem, National Song.
  • National Holidays.
Constitution of India
  • Constitution of India
  • Formation of Our Constitution
  • Salient Features
  • Fundamental Duties and Rights of Citizen of India
Economics – An Introduction
  • Sandhai, Consumer Goods, Barter System, Primary Activities, Secondary Activities, Tertiary Activities
Term 3
Society And Culture In Ancient Tamilagam : The Sangam Age
  • Sangam Tamil Literature
  • Muvendars (Chera, Chola and Pandya)
  • Administrative and Socio-Economic Conditions of Tamilgham
  • Khalabra Period
The Post- Mauryan India
  • Introduction, Sources, Rulers of Indo Greeks,Rulers of Indo-Parthians (Pahlavas), Kushanas – Rulers and Contribution
The Age Of Empires: Guptas and Vardhanas
  • Sources, Foundation of Gupta Dynasty (Names of All The Kings)
South Indian Kingdoms
  • The Pallavas
Asia And Europe
  • Asia, Location, Physiographic Divisions (Headings Alone), Drainage – Major Rivers of Asia (Tabular Column), The Natural Regions (Flora & Fauna)
  • Directions, Globe, Latitude.S, Important Lines of Latitude, Longitude, International Date Line, Indian Standard Time.
Understanding Disaster  
  • Do You Know Democracy – Flow Chart, Representative Democracy – Flowchart, Aims of Democracy.
Local Body
  • The Elected Representatives, Panchayat Union, District Panchayat, City Municipal Corporation, Special Features of Panchayat Raj, Role of Women In Local Self Government, Local Body Election
Road Safety
  • Three Types of Traffic Signs.

Tamil Nadu Class 6th Syllabus – Tamil

Term 1