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CBSE Class 12th Arts Syllabus 2023: Download PDF here

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajUpdated On: August 30, 2022 09:04 am IST

The subjects in CBSE 12th Arts stream includes history, economics, sociology, geography and political science. Check the article given below to learn about the CBSE 12th Arts syllabus for each subject.

CBSE Class 12th Arts Syllabus 2023

CBSE Class 12th Arts Syllabus 2023: CBSE has released the Class 12th annual curriculum for the academic year 2022-23 on its official website at cbse.gov.in. CBSE Class 12th curriculum includes all the important elements like itinerary of the events, Syllabus, Scheme of examination, approach for exams, grading system, marking pattern and such relevant information. CBSE releases stream wise or more precisely subject wise syllabus for Class 12th students. It is important for the candidates to work along with the prescribed syllabus to obtain good marks and more importantly, add up relevant knowledge to their domain. In this section, we will be dealing with CBSE Class 12th Arts Syllabus 2023. Direct link to download the CBSE Class 12th arts stream subject-wise syllabus PDFs have been provided in the article.

CBSE also released the dates for Class 12th Board exams. As per the latest announcement, CBSE 12th Board exams will begin from February 15, 2022. Read this article to learn more about CBSE Class 12th arts syllabus 2023.

CBSE Class 12 History Syllabus 2023

The history syllabus of CBSE Class 12th is designed to provide relevant historical facts to students. The curriculum is structured to help students understand the process of historians writing history, by selecting and gathering various types of knowledge and sources

The Class 12th History Syllabus focuses on a detailed analysis of some of the theories of ancient, mediaeval and modern Indian history. The objective of the curriculum is to study these topics in detail. The course is based on the skills that students have acquired from earlier classes. Have a look at the top wise weightage for CBSE Class 12 History syllabus here:

Topics

Weightage (In Marks)

Theme 1 - Bricks, Beads and Bones

25

Theme 2 - Kings, Farmers and Towns

Theme 3 - Kinship, Caste and Class

Theme 4 - Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings

Theme 5 - Through the Eyes of Travellers

25

Theme 6 - Bhakti –Sufi Traditions

Theme 7 - An Imperial Capital: Vijayanagar

Theme 8 - Peasants, Zamindars and the State 

Theme 10 - Colonialism and The Countryside

25

Theme 11 - Rebels and the Raj

Theme 13 - Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement

Theme 15 - Framing the Constitution

Total

75 + 5(Map Work) = 80

Also Read: CBSE Class 12 Term 2 Date Sheet 2023 - All Streams

CBSE Class 12 Term 2 Economics Syllabus 2023

Economics is one of social science's core subjects. The curriculum of class 12th  Economics helps the students to understand the fundamental economic principles and economic growth. The curriculum also provides basic tools of economics and statistics to analyse economic problems. The Economics Syllabus of Class 12th is further divided into three parts:

  • Part A- Introductory Microeconomics 

  • Part B- Introductory Microeconomics 

  • Part C- Project Work 

Sr. No.

Topics

Weoghtage (In Marks)

Part A: Introductory Macroeconomics

National Income and Related Aggregates

10

Money and Banking

06

Determination of Income and Employment

12

Government Budget and the Economy

06
Balance of Payments

06

Part B: Indian Economic Development

Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991

12

Current challenges facing Indian Economy

  • Employment
  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Economic Development
20

Development Experience of India – A Comparison with Neighbours-

Comparative Development Experience of India and its Neighbours

08

Total

80

Detailed Economics Syllabus:-

Part A: Introductory Macroeconomics

Unit 1: National Income and Related Aggregates

What is Macroeconomics?

Basic concepts in macroeconomics: consumption goods, capital goods, final goods, intermediate goods; stocks and flows; gross investment and depreciation.

Circular flow of income (two-sector model); Methods of calculating National Income - Value Added or Product method, Expenditure method, Income method.

Aggregates related to National Income: Gross National Product (GNP), Net National Product (NNP), Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Net Domestic Product (NDP) - at market price, at factor cost; Real and Nominal GDP.

GDP and Welfare

Unit 3: Determination of Income and Employment

Aggregate demand and its components.

Propensity to consume and propensity to save (average and marginal). Short-run equilibrium output; investment multiplier and its mechanism. Meaning of full employment and involuntary unemployment.

Problems of excess demand and deficient demand; measures to correct them - changes in government spending, taxes and money supply through Bank Rate, CRR, SLR, Repo Rate and Reverse Repo Rate, Open Market Operations, Margin requirement.

Part B: Indian Economic Development

Unit 7: Current challenges facing Indian Economy

Employment: Growth and changes in work force participation rate in formal and informal sectors; problems and policies

Infrastructure: Meaning and Types: Case Studies: Health: Problems and Policies- A critical assessment;

Sustainable Economic Development: Meaning, Effects of Economic Development on Resources and Environment, including global warming

Unit 8: Development Experience of India

A comparison with neighbours India and Pakistan, India and China

Issues: economic growth, population, sectoral development and other Human Development Indicators

CBSE Class 12 Term 2 Sociology Syllabus 2023

The Sociology CBSE class 12 syllabus is aimed at helping students to reflect on what they hear and see and build a positive approach to society. The course equips the students with theoretical principles and skills to accomplish this. The Sociology curriculum allows the students to understand the complexities and manifestation of human behaviour. The syllabus of Sociology is further divided into two parts:-

  • Part A - Introducing Sociology

  • Part B - Understanding Society

  • Part C - Project Work 

Sr. No.

TopicsWeightage (In Marks)

1.

Indian Society-

2.

The Demographic Structure of Indian Society10

3.

Social Institutions: Continuity and Change10

4.

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion10

5.

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity10

6.

Structural Change

5

7.

Cultural Change

5

8.

Change and Development in Rural Society

10

9.

Change and Development in Industrial Society

10

10.

Social Movements

10

Total

80 Marks

Also Read:CBSE Class 12 Term 2 Board Exams Preparation Tips

CBSE Class 12 Term 2 Sociology Syllabus 2023

The syllabus of Class 12th geographic helps the students to learn essential geographic concepts, terminology and core principles. The syllabus of Class 12th geographic helps the students to learn essential geographic concepts, terminology and core principles. Since the relationship between people and their environment is studied through Geography, it involves studies of natural and human environments and their interactions at various scales such as local state/region, nation and world. The curriculum enhances the geographical skills of the student in relation to geographical data, processing and analysis. The syllabus of Geography is divided into three parts:-

  • Part A:- Fundamentals of Physical Geography

  • Part B:- India-Physical Environment

  • Part C:- Practical Work

Detailed Geography Syllabus:-

Part A: Fundamentals of Human Geography

(15 Marks)

Unit III

Human Activities

Secondary activities-concept; manufacturing: types - household, small scale, large scale; agro based and mineral based industries; people engaged in secondary activities - some examples from selected countries

Tertiary activities-concept; trade, transport and tourism; services; people engaged in tertiary activities - some examples from selected countries

Quaternary activities-concept; people engaged in quaternary activities - case study from selected countries

9 Marks

Unit IV

Transport and Communication

Land transport - roads, railways; trans-continental railways Water transport - inland waterways; major ocean routes Air transport - Intercontinental air routes

Oil and gas pipelines

Satellite communication and cyberspace - importance and usage for geographical information; use of GPS

6 Marks

Part B: India: People and Economy

(15 Marks)

Unit III

Resources and Development

Mineral and energy resources - distribution of metallic (Iron ore, Copper, Bauxite, Manganese); non-metallic (Mica, Salt) minerals; conventional (Coal, Petroleum, Natural gas and Hydroelectricity) and non-conventional energy sources (solar, wind, biogas) and conservation

Planning in India - target group area planning (case study); idea of sustainable development (case study)

7 Marks

Unit IV

Transport and Communication

Transport and communication-roads, railways, waterways and airways: oil and gas pipelines; Geographical information and communication networks

4 Marks

Unit V

Geographical Perspective on selected issues and problems

4 Marks

Also Read:CBSE Term 2 Date Sheet for Practical Exams 2022 (Out) - Check Guidelines

CBSE Class 12 Term 2 Political Science Syllabus 2023

The Class 12 Political Science syllabus has been structured in a way that the students can understand the historical processes through which the Constitution was drawn up. It enables students to get to know and compare the main features of the Constitution with other constitutions in the world. The syllabus of Political Science is further divided into two parts:-

  • Contemporary World Politic

  • Politics in India Since Independence

Detailed Political Science Syllabus:-

Sr. No.

Topics

Weightage (In Marks)

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

7

New Centers of Power

08

8

South Asia and the Contemporary

World

06

9

Globalization

06

Part B: Politics in India Since Independence

10

Parties and the Party Systems in India

06

11

Democratic Resurgence

06

12

Indian Politics: Trends and

Developments

08

Total

40

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