CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 17 Sep 2019, #CBSE Class 12th

CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 - CBSE Board has released the new CBSE syllabus for class 12th exams 2020 for Science, Commerce and Arts students. CBSE 12th syllabus is easily available to download in pdf file from the official website: Students can also download the official CBSE Class 12 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 2020. 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 12th syllabus 2020 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 for Maths

Mathematics is an integral part of Science & Commerce streams. Class 12th students can check the given table to know the important topics of CBSE 12th syllabus 2020 of Maths and their relative marks.

CBSE 12th Maths Syllabus

Unit Name
Chapter Name
Relations and Function
Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry
Linear Programming

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CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 for Physics

Physics exam is divided into two parts: theory and practical examinations. CBSE prescribed syllabus for both the exams. Students can check the CBSE 12th syllabus 2020 of Physics for theory and practical below-

CBSE 12th Physics Syllabus

Unit Name
Chapter Name
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic Waves
Atoms and Nuclei
Electronic Devices
Semiconductor Devices: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

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CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry

Chemistry is a major subject for Class 12th science students which is further divided into Physical Chemistry, Organic & inorganic chemistry. Physical chemistry contains the highest marks and easy to complete. Refer to the table below to know the CBSE 12th syllabus 2020 of Chemistry.

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus

Unit Name
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

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CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 for Biology

Biology is a theoretical subject that requires regular revision. If studies properly, students can improve their overall scores by obtaining good scores. Students should make short notes of important terms and learn them with pictures to retain the facts for a longer duration. Below is the CBSE 12th syllabus 2020 of Biology

CBSE 12th Biology Syllabus

Reproduction in organisms14
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Human Reproduction
Reproductive Health
Principles of Inheritance And Variation18
Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Human Health and Disease14
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
Microbes in Human Welfare
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes10
Biotechnology and its Applications
Organisms And Population14
Biodiversity and Conservation
Environmental Issues

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CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 for Business Studies

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 Syllabus 2020 for Accountancy

  • 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 Syllabus 2020 for Political Science

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

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CBSE Class 12 Syllabus for Sociology

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 Syllabus for Psychology

  • 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 12th 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 Syllabus 2020 – Important Details

  • The prescribed CBSE 12th syllabus 2020 provides 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 CBSE 12th syllabus till the releasing of CBSE Class 12 datesheet so that they can have ample time to complete and revise the same.

CBSE Class 12 Sample 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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can I fill improvement exam after 1 year gap . I was unable to fill form this year

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 28th Oct, 2019
I'm sorry but a dropper after class 12 th can not appear for improvement exam. You can only appear for improvement exam in the year after you have passed your boards. However, do not worry in most sectors marks do not play a major role nowdays. All the best!

Is there any source for class 12 science

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 21st Oct, 2019

Hey there

Your question is incomplete i guess. But still if you want to know about books for class 12 them for maths you can refer rs Aggrawal or r d Sharma. For physics Pradeep's physics and hc verma. For chemistry NCERT is good and enough but still you can read Pradeep's chemistry for boards.

Good luck


Ive failed CBSE class 12th twice (2018 and 2019), Im going to write class 12th boards in the year of 2020. Will I be eligible for JEE advanced 2020 and 2021 (after I clear Mains obviously)? Also is it necessary to give the first of two Advanced exams in the year of you are passing class 12th?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 30th Sep, 2019

As per JEE mains criteria, Candidates who have passed class 12 or any other equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019 or those who will be appearing in class 12 or any other equivalent examination in 2020 will be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020. Those who have passed class 12 or equivalent examination in 2017 or before and those who will appear in 2021 or later will not be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020. Aspirants who have appeared for their class 12 in 2017, failed in 2017 but have appeared again in 2018 and passed are not eligible for JEE Main 2020.

I hope this helps.

can i apply for cbs e 12th board as private candidate . as i have passed my 12th board in 2018.

Afreen Anjum Student Expert 25th Sep, 2019


As your query is about private candidate in CBSE .. as there are many condition or eligibility for private candidates in CBSE you have not mention here if you are passed in 2018 and why want to apply for private candidate ....

so to know about the private candidate eligibility and guidelines and about the condition where can a candidate apply for private candidates go through this link where you can clear your doubts:

All the best!!


is the cbse improvement exam giving students answer sheets will be checked like regular student answer sheets (according to marking scheme ) or some hard checking is there?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 23rd Sep, 2019
Hello there!


There's no hard checking or something for cbse improvement exam student, the answer sheet checking is pretty normal like regular students answer sheet as students who appear in the improvement exam has to face the same question paper as that of regular student's question paper and teachers has to follow the same marking scheme as prescribed by the cbde whether it'sthe answer sheet of regular or improvement student.

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