CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 10 Jul 2019, #CBSE Class 12th

CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 - CBSE Board has released the new and latest CBSE syllabus for class 12th exams 2020. CBSE 12th syllabus is easily available to download in pdf file from the official website: Candidates can also download official syllabus for all subjects using the links given in this article. To successfully clear board exams, it is vital that students should follow the given CBSE class 12 syllabus. It describes the topics, sub-topics need to study for the CBSE Class 12 exams. This syllabus aids candidates to know about marking scheme, types of questions and paper pattern. Candidates can check and download the CBSE class 12 syllabus of practical and theory examination in this article. Read further to know more about CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020, important topics, and question papers.

CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 – Important Details

  • The prescribed 12th class syllabus of CBSE 12 gives details of the type of questions, marking scheme and subtopics that have to be studied to successfully prepare for and clear the exam.
  • CBSE 12th question papers are the best way to know the important topics of exams.
  • Very Short Answer Type Questions (VSA), Short Answer Type Questions (SA), Long Answer Type Questions (LA) are the types of questions asked in the exam.
  • The marking scheme is varied and has been provided alongside the subject as well as the topics to be covered.
  • Candidates wishing to check the detailed CBSE Class 12 syllabus for each of the subjects need to click on the link given to download the same.

Note: Candidates are suggested to cover the entire syllabus till the releasing of CBSE Class 12 datesheet so that they can have ample time to complete and revise the same.

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CBSE Syllabus for Class 12

CBSE board prescribed the syllabus for class 12 Science, Commerce and Arts students. The detailed syllabus is given the following sections:

CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus pdf

Mathematics is an integral part of Science & Commerce streams. Class 12th students can check the given table to know the important topics and their relative marks.

Unit Name
Chapter Name
Relations and Function
Relations and Functions
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Continuity and Differentiability
Applications of Derivatives
Applications of the Integrals
Differential Equations
Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry
Three - dimensional Geometry
Linear Programming
Linear Programming

Also Read: CBSE 12th Preparation tips Mathematics

CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2020

Physics exam is divided into two parts: theory and practical examinations. CBSE prescribed syllabus for both the exams. Candidates can find theory syllabus in the table given below and practical syllabus is given in the above pdf.

Unit Name
Chapter Name
Electric Charges and Fields
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Current Electricity
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Moving Charges and Magnetism
Magnetism and Matter
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic Induction
Alternating Current
Electromagnetic Waves
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Wave Optics
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Atoms and Nuclei
Electronic Devices
Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

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CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2019-20

Chemistry is a major subject for Class 12th science students which is further divided in Physical Chemistry, Organic & inorganic chemistry. Physical chemistry contain highest marks and easy to complete. Refer the table below to know the section-wise marks.

Unit Name
Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
p -Block Elements
d -and f -Block Elements
Coordination Compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life

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CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus 2020

  • Reproduction – 14 marks
  • Genetics and Evolution – 18 marks
  • Biology and Human Welfare – 14 marks
  • Biotechnology and its Applications – 10 marks
  • Ecology and Environment – 14 marks

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CBSE Class 12 Business Studies Syllabus

Part A: Principles and Functions of Management – 50 marks

  • Nature and Significance of Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Environment
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Staffing
  • Directing
  • Controlling

Part B: Business Finance and Marketing – 30 marks

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets
  • Marketing Management
  • Consumer Protection

Part C: Project Work (one) – 20 marks

CBSE Class 12 Accountancy Syllabus

  • Part A: Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations, Partnership Firms and Companies – 60 marks

  • Part B: Financial Statement Analysis – 20 marks

  • Part C: Project Work – 20 marks


  • Part B: Computerized Accounting – 20 marks

  • Part C: Practical Work – 20 marks

CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus

Part A: Contemporary World Politics - 40 Marks
Cold War Era
12 Marks
The End of bipolarity
US Hegemony in World Politics
12 Marks
Alternative centres of power
Contemporary South Asia
International Organizations
8 Marks
Security in Contemporary World
Environment and Natural Resources
8 Marks
Part B: Politics in India since Independence - 40 Marks
Challenges of Nation Building
12 Marks
Er of One-Party Dominance
Politics of Planned Development
India’s External Relations
6 Marks
Challenges to the Congress System
10 Marks
Crisis of the Democratic Order
Rise of Popular Movements
12 Marks
Regional aspirations
Recent Developments in Indian Politics

CBSE Class 12 History Syllabus 2020

  • Themes in Indian History Part- I – 25 marks
  • Themes in Indian History- II – 25 marks
  • Themes in Indian History -III – 25 marks
  • Map Work – 5 marks
  • Project Work – 20 marks

CBSE Class 12 Economics Syllabus

Part A: Introductory Macroeconomics
National Income and Related Aggregates
10 Marks
Money and Banking
6 Marks
Determination of Income and Employment
12 Marks
Government Budget and the Economy
6 Marks
Balance of Payments
6 Marks
Part B: Indian Economic Development
Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991
12 Marks
Current Challenges facing Indian Economy
22 Marks
Development Experience of India – A Comparison with Neighbours
6 Marks

CBSE Class 12 Geography Syllabus

Part A: Fundamentals of Human Geography
Human Geography
30 Marks
Human Activities
Transport, Communication and Trade
Human settlements
Map Work
5 Marks
Part B: India: People and Economy
30 Marks
Human Settlements
Resources and Development
Transport, Communication and International Trade
Geographical Perspective on selected issues and problems
Map Work
5 Marks
Part C: Practical Work - 30 Marks

CBSE Class 12 English Core Syllabus

  • Section A: Reading Comprehension – Unseen passages and note-making – 20 marks

  • Section B: Writing Skills – 30 marks

  • Section C: Literature Textbooks and Long reading texts - 30 marks

Also, Read: CBSE Class 12 Preparation tips for English

CBSE Class 12 Computer Science (New) Syllabus 2020

Unit No.
Unit Name
Programming and Computational Thinking – 2
Computer Networks
Data Management – 2
Society, Law and Ethics – 2

Also check: CBSE class 12 preparation tips for Computer science

CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus

Part A: Indian Society – 32 marks

  • Introducing Indian Society
  • The Demographic Structure of Indian Society
  • Social Institutions-Continuity and Change
  • Market as a Social Institution
  • Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion
  • Challenges of Cultural Diversity
  • Suggestions for Project Work

Part B: Change and Development in Indian Society – 48 marks

  • Structural Change
  • Cultural Change
  • The Story of Indian Democracy
  • Change and Development in Rural Society
  • Change and Development in Industrial Society
  • Globalization and Social Change
  • Mass Media and Communications
  • Social Movements

CBSE Class 12 Psychology Syllabus

  • Variations in Psychological Attributes – 9 marks
  • Self and Personality – 10 marks
  • Meeting Life Challenges – 7 marks
  • Psychological Disorders – 10 marks
  • Therapeutic Approaches – 7 marks
  • Attitude and Social Cognition – 8 marks
  • Social Influence and Group Processes – 7 marks
  • Psychology and Life – 6 marks
  • Developing Psychological Skills – 6 marks

Apart from the above candidates can download CBSE class 12 syllabus for other subjects through the CBSE official website. Click here to download CBSE class 12 Syllabus 2020 for language, elective and skill subjects.

CBSE Class 12 Sample Question Papers

A student preparing to appear for class 12 exams under CBSE board must practice the sample question papers to know the exam pattern better. It would also help them in self-analysis, improvement of weak areas, speed improvement, time management etc. They can also practice the CBSE class 12 question papers to know the questions doing round. Question papers of all the subjects mentioned in the CBSE 12th syllabus 2020 have been provided.

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