CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 - 4:08 p.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal
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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 2020 is easily available to download in pdf file from the official website: Students can also download the official syllabus of CBSE 12th exams 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 12th exams 2020. 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.
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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 Syllabus 2020 for Class 12 Biotechnology

Protein and Gene Manipulation
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Protein Structure and Engineering
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
40 Marks
Cell Culture and Genetic Manipulation
  • Microbial Cell Culture and its Applications
  • Plant Cell Culture and Applications
  • Animal Cell Culture and Applications
30 Marks

Total70 Marks

Practical30 Marks

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

CBSE Syllabus 2020 for Class 12 Physical Education

The Physical Education exam consists of a theory paper of 70 marks and practical of 30 marks. Students need to pass both sections to qualify the exam.

  • Unit I- Changing Trends & Career in Physical Education
  • Unit II- Olympic Value Education
  • Unit III- Physical Fitness, Wellness & Lifestyle
  • Unit IV- Physical Education & Sports for CWSN
  • Unit V- Yoga
  • Unit VI- Physical Activity & Leadership Training
  • Unit VII- Test, Measurement & Evaluation
  • Unit VIII- Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology in Sports
  • Unit IX- Psychology & Sports
  • Unit X- Training and Doping in Sports

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 Syllabus 2020 for Class 12 Engineering Graphics

Isometric Projections of Solids25 Marks
Machine Drawing
A. Drawing of Machine parts
B. Assembly Drawing and Dis-assembly drawings
1. Bearings 2. Rod joints
3. Tie-rod and pipe joints
4. Couplings 5. Pulleys
45 Marks
Total70 Marks
Practical30 Marks

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 Syllabus 2020 for Class 12 Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Opportunities30 Marks
Business Planning
Enterprise Marketing20 Marks
Enterprise Growth Strategies
Business Arithmetic20 Marks
Resource Mobilization
Total70 Marks
Practical30 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 Syllabus 2020 for Class 12 Legal Studies

Judiciary10 Marks
Topics in Law20 Marks
Arbitration, Tribunal Adjudication and Alternate Dispute Resolution10 Marks
Human Rights in India10 Marks
Legal Profession in India10 Marks
Legal Services10 Marks
International Context10 Marks
Project( Based on Syllabus)20 Marks
Total100 Marks

CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 for History

  • 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 Syllabus 2020 for Economics

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 Syllabus 2020 for Geography

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 Syllabus 2020 for English Core

  • 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 12th Syllabus 2020 for Computer Science (New)

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

CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020 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 2020 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 syllabus for Class 12 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 2020 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 2020 at least a month before exams. So, that they can have ample time to revise the same. Thus they will produce better CBSE class 12 result 2020 by securing good marks.

CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers 2020

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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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020

Question: When will date sheet for class 12th be released?


CBSE 12th Time Table is released now. CBSE Board exams will start from February 15, 2020.

Question: Is CBSE syllabus for class 12 same as NCERT syllabus?


CBSE 12th syllabus is different from the NCERT syllabus. Students should only follow the syllabus available on the official website of CBSE.

Question: Is CBSE class 12 syllabus same all over India?


Yes, CBSE syllabus is same for all CBSE affiliated schools in India

Question: What is the minimum CBSE 12th qualifying marks?


Students need to secure a minimum of 33% marks in both theory and practical to pass CBSE board exams.

Question: What is the CBSE 12th result date 2020?


CBSE Class 12 Result 2020 will be announced in the first week of May 2020.

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nit me b.arch admission keleye cbse class 12th me kitna pecentage hona chahiye.


Taj, NIT me BArch me admission ke liye JEE Mains Paper 2 dena hota hai. Admission Paper 2 ke rank ke hisaab se hoga. Lekin admission ke liye aapko ya to 12th boards me 75% marks chahiye (SC/ ST ke liye 65%) ya aapko apne board ke top 20 percentile me hona chahiye.

Board wise top 20 percentile cutoff marks ke liye aap neeche diye website pe jaa skte hain:

2019 ka CBSE ka top 20 percentile cutoff marks (category wise) neeche diya hai:

  • General: 432/500
  • OBC-NCL: 424/500
  • SC: 410/500
  • ST: 390/500
  • PwD: 390/500

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how to prepare myself for humanities 12 th board papers.

Rose Mary George 12th Jan, 2020

Hi Shyam ,

First of all you should collect all the materials which you need for your preparations.This should include texts which you are planning to refer,notes and most importantly previous year question papers with answers.

Secondly make timetable so that you can complete the portions within the time provided. Just roughly refer the previous year question papers so as to get an idea about the pattern of questions .

Now it's time to study. You should understand each and every topic and also maintain your own views about  the same.

It is subject in which the examiner evaluates you on length but you should have a very good time management. Also keep in mind that examiner is not going to read all your answers.Underline important points,make flow charts etc.

Hope this helps.


Is stream change allowed after 11th?

Abinash Panigrahi 3rd Jan, 2020

Dear aspirant,

Change of stream is a very complicated procedure which can be done only while you're in your 11th and during a certain time decided by the school authorities. But you can't just change your stream after 11th.

But you can do it if you want to repeat your 11th again and start over with the 1st year itself. Only through this way you can get to change your stream.

Hope you got your answer!


when will result of nse exams (2019-2020) be declared?

ÑÍthesh 25th Dec, 2019

Hello !!
NSE exam results will be released  in the month of january 2020.Thank you!!

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