PSEB Syllabus 2019 of 12th class
Bilwma.basumatary, 17 Jan 2019, #PSEB 12th

PSEB Syllabus 2019 of 12th class - Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) prescribes PSEB 12th class 2019 syllabus for the exam to be held from March 1 to April 1, 2019. The syllabus of Punjab Board 12th class 2019 consists of topics covered for each subject in the class and the questions asked in Punjab Board 12th exam. Apart from the syllabus, students must also go through PSEB 12th class exam pattern 2019 so as to be aware of the type of questions asked in the exam, marking scheme and time allocation for each question. Going through the exam pattern helps in learning time management which is very crucial while solving paper.
The PSEB Syllabus 2019 of 12th class is available for all the three streams namely Arts, Commerce and Science. As per Punjab board 12th syllabus 2019, the exams are held for subjects including General English, Environmental Studies, Political science, Physics, Business Studies- II, Sociology, Computer Application, Economics, Fundamentals of E-Business, Geography, History, Chemistry, Business Economics and Quantitative Maths- II, and so on. Students can download the PSEB 12th syllabus 2019 from this page in pdf form. Students must complete reading all the topics and units at least before the PSEB 12th board exam so as to keep ample time for revision.

Latest: PSEB 12th class date sheet has been released for July 2019 Supplementary exams.

PSEB Syllabus 2019 of 12th class

The detailed syllabus of PSEB 12th 2019 is listed below for candidates’ reference. Going through the syllabus, students can figure out those topics for scoring more marks and plan their study timetable accordingly.

Subject-wise syllabus for PSEB 12th board 2019




Section A (Lessons for Intensive study)
1. Hassan's Attendance Problem Sudha Murthy
2. The March King Katherine Little Bakeless
3. Thinking Out of the Box: Lateral Thinking (Adapted from the article from Internet)
4. Robots and People Isaac Asimov
5. On Giving Advice Joseph Addison
6. On Saying 'Please' A. G. Gardiner
7. The Story of My Life Helen Keller
8. Two Gentlemen of Verona A. J. Cronin
9. In Celebration of Being Alive Dr. Christian Barnard
10. Gadari Babas in Kalapani Jail Dr. Harish Puri

Section B (Poetry)
1. Prayer of the Woods Anonymous
2. On Friendship Khalil Gibran
3. The Echoing Green William Blake
4. Once upon a Time Gabriel Okara
5. Cheerfulness Taught by Reason Elizabeth Barret Browning
6. Father Returning Home Dilip Chitre
7. The Road Not Taken Robert Frost
8. On His Blindness John Milton
Section C (Lessons for Extensive study)
1. The School for Sympathy E. V. Lucas
2. A Chamelon Anton Chekhov
3. Bholi K. A. Abbas
4. The Gold Frame R. K. Luxman
5. The Barber's Trade Union Mulk Raj Anand
6. The Bull beneath the Earth K. S. Virk
Section D (Grammar and Composition)
1. Determiners
2. Use of Non-finites (Infinitives, Gerunds, Participles)
3. Transformation of Sentences.
4. Voice
5. Narration
1. Précis writing
2. Letter writing (Official/Business/To Editors)
3. Applications
4. Explaining Newspaper Headlines
5. E-Mail writing.

Punjab History and Culture

Part A

  1. The Great Mughal and their legacy to the Punjab

  2. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

  3. Successors of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

  4. Banda Singh Bahadur and his Martyrdom

  5. Sikhs became the Masters of the Punjab.

Part B

1. The Punjab under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
2. The British occupation of the Punjab.
3. Some Famous Legends of the Punjab:-
a. Puran Bhagat

b. Heer Ranjha
c. Sohni Mahiwal
4. Classical Literature of the Medieval period.

1. Banda Singh Bahadur
2. Shri Guru Gobind Singh
3. Maharaja Ranjit Singh
4. First Anglo-Sikh War
5. Second Anglo Sikh war

Environment Education

Unit-1 Biodiversity
• Concept and value of biodiversity
• Levels of biodiversity species, eco and genetic.
• Balance in nature.
• Biodiversity for sustenance of mankind.
• Resource limitation.
• Ecological role of biodiversity.
• Interdependence among different species.
• India as a mega diversity nation.
• Economic potential of biodiversity.
• Loss of biodiversity- threatened, endangered and extinct.
• Strategies for conservation of biodiversity in situ and ex situ.
• Mitigating the people- wildlife conflict.

Unit-II Environmental Management
• Need for environment management vis-a-vis development.
• Aspects of environmental management-ethical, economic,
technological and social.
• Legal provisions for environmental management.
• Approaches for environmental management- economic policies, environmental
indicators, setting of standards, information exchange and surveillance.
• Problem of stubble and its management ( study material upload on website)
Unit-III Sustainable Development
• Concept of sustainable development.
• Concept of sustainable consumption.
• Need for sustainable development for improving the quality of life for the present
and future.
• Challenges for sustainable development-political and administrative will, dynamic
and flexible polices, appropriate technologies, comprehensive review and revision
mechanism, human approach.
• Development of skilled manpower.
• Role of individual and community.
• Role of nationa and international agencies( both governmental and nongovernmental)

Unit-IV Sustainable Agriculture
• Need for sustainable agriculture.
• Green revolution-impact on environment.
• Importance of soil for crops, Irrigation systems, use of manure and fertilizers.
• Crop protection-major plant pests and diseases (wheat, rice, cotton, sugarcane,
potato), measures for their controlagrochemicals.
• Impact of agrochemicals on environment.
• Elements of sustainable agriculture-mixed farming, mixed cropping, crop rotation,
biological and economic consideration, use of biofertilizers and bio pesticides,
biological pest control, integrated pest management.
• Application of biotechnology in crop improvement.
• Management of agricultural produces- storage,
preservation, transportation and processing.

Unit-V Environmental Actions
• Meeting basic human need, food, water, shelter and fuel for all.
• Population control
• Changing consumption patterns.
• Prevention and control of environmental pollution.
• Waste management- reduce, reuse and recycle;
• Community movement for ecological restoration and conservation of environment
like joint forest Management (JFM),student's participation in tree rearing, social
and agro- forestry.
• Drugs-ill effects(Part-II) Consequences of use of different dugs, The narcotic
drugs and psychotropic substances Act-1985 offences as penalties. (study material
uploaded on website)

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PSEB 12th class exam - Overview


Exam Level - Intermediate

Duration of exam - 3 hours

Exam scheme - Theory paper and Practical paper

Total marks - 100

Punjab 12th Board Exam Pattern

PSEB includes four compulsory subjects out of which examination for Environmental education and Computer Science are conducted at school level only. In addition to compulsory subjects, students need to opt for elective subjects from a group of the following subjects:

Group 1 Science - includes theory paper of 70 marks, 20 marks for practical and 10 marks for CCE
Group 2 Humanities - theory paper of 90 marks and internal assessment of 10 marks, languages like French or German may also have 20 marks for the practical exam
Group 3 Commerce - Includes a theory paper of 65 marks and CCE of 10 marks)
Group 4 - Technical and Group 5 - Agriculture

Compulsory subjects mark distribution

Sr No.





Total marks

Minimum Pass marks








General English








General Punjabi
Punjab History and Culture








Environmental Education








Computer Science









PSEB 12th Board Preparation Tips

Sometimes knowing the syllabus is also not enough to qualify the examination. Students must follow some preparation tips which will help them to ace the exam.

  • Make a note of all important topics to study.

  • All the doubts should be clarified before the exam.

  • Go through previous years question papers to be aware of the type of questions frequently asked in the exam.

  • And lastly, do not take much stress as health is more important.

PSEB 12th class sample papers

For better preparation for the exam, along with the PSEB Syllabus 2019 of 12th class, students can take help of previous years’ sample papers of Punjab Board 12th class to get an idea of the frequently asked questions in the exam.

PSEB 12th Result 2019

PSEB has announced the Punjab Board 12th class result 2019 on May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am. Candidates can check their result online by following the link given above. The result mentions the basic details of a candidate along with marks details.

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