ISC Syllabus 2020-21
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 - 2:13 p.m. IST by Apoorva Singh
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ISC Syllabus 2020-21 - The syllabus of ISC 2020-21 for all the subjects of Science, Commerce, and Arts stream is available on the official website www.cisce.org, in PDF form. ISC syllabus 2020-21 includes marking scheme and exam pattern for all the subjects. Students must be well aware of the ISC syllabus class 12, to score well in the examination. All the important topics for the examination can also be checked through the ISC 2020 syllabus. The syllabus is segregated into theory and practical paper. The weightage for each paper varies subject wise. AS per the ISC Class 12 syllabus 2020, exam duration for theory paper is 3 hours. ISC 12th Board 2020 conducted from February 3 and March 31, 2020. Read further to know the ISC 2020 syllabus, exam pattern and preparation tips.
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ISC Syllabus 2020-21 (Class 11 & 12)

The ISC syllabus for class 11th & 12th for all three streams including Science, Arts, and Commerce are provided below. Students can check the important topics for the syllabus of ISC 11th & 12th. English is a compulsory subject. Rest are elective in nature. To pass the class 12 examination, it is a must to get 40% marks in each subject separately.

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ISC Syllabus 2020-21 for Class 11

SubjectsImportant TopicsTotal Marks
History
  • Growth of Nationalism- Swadeshi Movement, Revolutionary Nationalism
  • Emergence of the colonial economy- Development of the means of transport and communication, Disruption of the traditional economy, Development of modern industries, Colonial Forest Policy
  • Social and Religious Movements- Reform Movements, Struggle against caste,The Women’s Question, etc
  • Protest Movements against Colonial Rule
  • Gandhian Nationalism (1916 – 1922)
  • Gandhian Nationalism (1927 – 1934)
  • Impact of the second phase of industrialization in Europe
  • World War I
  • The Great Depression
  • Rise of Communism: Russia (1917-1939)
  • Rise of Fascism: Italy (1919-39)
  • Rise of Militarism: Japan (1919-37)
  • Rise of Nazism: Germany
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 80 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 20 marks
Political Science
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • The Origin of the State
  • Political Ideologies
  • Sovereignty
  • Law
  • Liberty
  • Equality
  • Justice
  • End of Cold War and its impact on the World Order
  • Unipolar World
  • Regional Cooperation
  • The Non-Aligned Movement
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 80 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 20 marks
Geography
  • Earth’s Interior
  • Geography - its interdisciplinary approach and future prospects
  • Changing Face of the Earth
  • Atmosphere
  • The Realms of Water
  • Biosphere – Life on the Earth
  • World Climatic types
  • Natural hazards, their causes and management
  • Map Work
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 70 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 30 marks
Physics
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Oscillations and Waves
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 70 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 30 marks
Chemistry
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and MolecularStructure
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Hydrogen
  • s -Block Elements
  • Some p -Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry: Some basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 70 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 30 marks
Biology
  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  • Cell: Structure and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Human Physiology
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 70 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 30 marks
Mathematics
  • Sets and Functions
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Conic Section
  • Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Index Numbers & Moving Averages
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 80 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 20 marks
Economics
  • Understanding Economics- Definition of Economics, Micro and Macro Economics, Basic problems of an economy, Types of economies
  • Indian Economic Development- Introduction, Parameters of Development, Planning and economic development in India, Structural Changes in the Indian Economy after liberalization, Current challenges facing Indian Economy, Economic growth and development, Sustainable Development
  • Statistics- Collection, organization and presentation of data, Measures of Central Value, Measures of dispersion, Correlation, Index numbers, Some Mathematical Tools used in Economics
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 80 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 20 marks
Business Studies
  • Business Environment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business risks and causes of failure
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Managers and Managerial Roles
  • Automation at Workplaces
  • Change management
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 80 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 20 marks
Commerce
  • Nature and Purpose of Business
  • Forms of Business Organisations
  • Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics
  • Emerging Modes of Business
  • Stock Exchange
  • Foreign Trade
  • Trade
  • Insurance
Paper I: Theory 3 hours - 80 marks
Paper-II: Project Work - 20 marks

ISC Syllabus 2020-21 for Class 12

Subject

Important Topics

Marks

English

  • English Language
    - A composition
    - Directed writing and Proposal Writing

- Comprehension

100

  • Literature in English

  • Questions from the prescribed textbook

100

History

  • Towards Independence and Partition: the Last Phase (1935-1947).

  • Establishment and development of Indian democracy (1947 – 1966)

  • Challenges to Indian democracy (1964 – 1977)

  • Changing face of the Indian democracy (1977 – 1986)

  • India’s Foreign Policy

  • Movements for Women’s Rights

  • World War II

  • Middle East: Israeli-Palestine conflict

80

Geography

  • Physical Environment

  • Population and Human settlements

  • Resources of India and their Utilisation

  • Infrastructural Resources

  • Industries

  • Regional Economic Development

70

Economics

  • Micro Economic Theory

  • Theory of Income and Employment

  • Money and Banking

  • Balance of Payment and Exchange Rate

  • Public Finance

  • National Income

80

Commerce

  • Business Environment

  • Financing

  • Management

  • Marketing

80

Maths

  • Relations and Functions

  • Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Probability

  • Vectors

  • Three - Dimensional Geometry

  • Applications of Integrals

  • Application of Calculus

  • Linear Regression

  • Linear Programming

100

Physics

  • Electrostatics

  • Current Electricity

  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

  • Electromagnetic Induction and AlternatingCurrents

  • Electromagnetic Waves

  • Optics

  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Electronic Devices 8 Marks

  • Communication Systems

70

Chemistry

  • Solid State

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Solutions

  • Electrochemistry

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Surface Chemistry

  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • p -Block Elements

  • d -and f -Block Elements

  • Coordination Compounds

  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

  • Aldehydes, Ketones, and CarboxylicAcids

  • Organic Compounds containing nitrogen

  • Biomolecules

  • Polymers

  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

70

Biology

  • Reproduction

  • Genetics and Evolution

  • Biology and Human Welfare

  • Biotechnology and its Applications

  • Ecology and Environment

70

ISC Exam Pattern 2020 (11th & 12th)

The exam pattern for ISC class 12 is given in the table below. According to ISC Syllabus 2020, some subjects like English, Maths, etc only have a theory paper. Other subjects will have one theory paper and one practical exam or project work. The weightage for each paper is different. The exam duration of theory paper will be 3 hours.

ISC Exam Pattern

Subject

Paper

Marks

English

English Language

100

Literature in English

100

History

Theory

80

Project Work

20

Geography

Theory

70


Practical and Project Work

30

Economics

Theory

80

Project Work

20

Commerce

Theory

80

Project Work

20

Accounts



Theory

80

Project Work

20

Maths

Theory

100

Physics

Theory

70

Practical

15

Project Work

10

Practical File

5

Chemistry

Theory

70

Practical

15

Project Work

10

Practical File

5

Biology

Theory

70

Practical

15

Project Work

10

Practical File

5

ISC 2020 Exam Preparation Tips

  • Read and analyze the ISC 2020 Syllabus carefully and check all the important topics which carry more weightage. Prepare them first and then move to other topics.

  • Practice ISC 12th question papers to know the exam pattern, marking scheme and difficulty level of questions asked in previous years.

  • Make short handwritten notes. This will be beneficial for last-minute preparation.

  • Revise the topics at regular intervals. Do not skip anything. This way you will be able to fetch good marks in the results.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ISC Syllabus 2020-21

Question: What will be the difficulty level of the ISC 2020 exam?

Answer:

The level of examination will be easy to moderate.

Question: Is Hindi compulsory in ISC?

Answer:

No, a second language isn't compulsory. As per the ISC syllabus 2020, only English is compulsory.

Question: What is the passing marks in the ISC exam?

Answer:

The passing marks for ISC exam are 40% in each subject.

Question: Is grace marks given by ISC 2020?

Answer:

Grace marks are given to only to borderline cases.

Question: When will the ISC 12th result declare?

Answer:

ISC 12th Result 2020 will be announced in the first week of May 2020.

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I have got74.8 in ISCE board in 2019 i am eligible are not in jee advance

Nishant Kaushik Student Expert 13th May, 2019

Hello Student,

If you are of general or OBC category then you are not eligibile for any colleges that accepts JEE results as they require 75% in boards. If you are of SC or ST category then you are eligibile for colleges under JEE as they require only 65% in boards.

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Hi Shivam

It's okay if money is deducted and application is showing saved as a draft. It happens sometimes, don't worry if your application form is not filled your money will come back to you within 24-48 hours, if it doesn't happen contact your bank and tell them about it. They will help you.

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Will I get admission in government college if I get 80% marks in my ISC examination

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Hello subhashish,

Scoring 80% in ISC examination can be called a good performance and will open doors to many colleges.
However it would depend on a lot of factors - like in which stream you have done your 12th standard, which state you are targeting, which course you want to get into etc.
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