CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2021-22 – All Subjects (Science, Arts, & Commerce)

CBSE has issued the latest Class 11 Syllabus 2021-22 for all subjects. Here, we are providing you the CBSE syllabus for Class 11 for Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, English, Hindi, Accounts, and for all the other subjects. You can also download the PDF of the class 11 syllabus here.

In this article, the syllabus of class 11 is divided into three streams: Science, Commerce, and Arts. And the syllabus for common subjects such as Maths, English, and Hindi is mentioned separately.

Features of CBSE Class 11 Syllabus
CBSE Class 11 Syllabus which is issued by CBSE (as per the NCERT guidelines) is a complete package of course content. CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 includes the following content:

  1. The objective of the subjects.
  2. Course structure
  3. Unit and Chapter-wise brief
  4. Question paper design/Blueprint for Board Exam
  5. Internal Assessment
  6. Recommended Textbooks
  7. Lab/Practical work Guidelines

CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2021-22 – All Subjects

CBSE has recommended NCERT textbooks for Class 11 subjects. Therefore the course content is according to the NCERT textbooks. The Class 11 syllabus is very important for not only the annual exam but also for the competitive exam.

To crack any exam, the first rule is to prepare according to its syllabus. And this is the reason why the syllabus is issued. So, if you are preparing for the annual exam or competitive exam, you will need the Syllabus of class 11th.

We are providing the complete syllabus of Class 11 with a PDF file for all subjects. So, you can read and download the syllabus as well.

Download CBSE Class 11 Syllabus (2021-22) PDF

Science Stream PDF Syllabus

Science Syllabus PDF
CBSE Class 11th Physics Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Chemistry Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Biology Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Computer Science Syllabus

Commerce Stream PDF Syllabus

Commerce Syllabus PDF
CBSE Class 11th Accountancy Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Economics Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Business Studies Syllabus

Arts Stream PDF Syllabus

Arts Syllabus PDF
CBSE Class 11th History Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Political Science Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Geography Syllabus

General Subjects PDF Syllabus

General Subject Syllabus PDF
CBSE Class 11 Maths Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th English (Elective) Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th English (Core) Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Hindi (Elective) Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Hindi (Core) Syllabus
CBSE Class 11th Physical Education Syllabus

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Maths

In Class 11 Maths, the syllabus or course content is divided into five units. And for the Class 11th exam, the weightage of the annual exam is 80 marks and 20 marks for internal assessment.

Maths is a common subject in all three streams (Science, Commerce, and Arts). The course structure/syllabus according to the units along with periods and marks for class 11 is given in the table below.

CBSE Class 11th Maths Syllabus
Units Marks
Sets and Functions 19
Algebra 24
Coordinate Geometry 15
Calculus 10
Statistics and Probability 12
Total (Theory) 80
Internal Assessment 20
Grand Total 100

In the CBSE Class 11th Maths textbook, six units have 14 chapters. Here are the unit and chapter-wise distribution of the Class 11 Maths Syllabus given in the table below.

Class 11 TERM-I Maths Syllabus: Chapter/Unit-wise Weightage
Units Chapters Marks
Sets and Functions Sets 11
Relations and Functions
Algebra Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations 13
Sequence and Series
Coordinate Geometry Straight Lines 06
Calculus Limits 04
Statistics and Probability Statistics 06
Internal Assessment 10
Total 50
Class 11 TERM-II Maths Syllabus: Chapter/Unit-wise Weightage
Units Chapters Marks
Sets and Functions Trigonometric Functions 08
Algebra Linear Inequalities 11
Permutations and Combinations
Coordinate Geometry Conic Sections 09
Introduction to Three-dimensional Geometry
Calculus Derivatives 06
Statistics and Probability Probability 06
Internal Assessment 10
Total 50

Recommended Books for CBSE Class 11 Maths

NCERT – Maths Textbooks

NCERT – Maths Exemplar Problem

NCERT – Maths Lab Manual

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 English (Core & Elective)

For Class 11th English subject, students have to choose either English Core or English Elective. In both English Core and Elective, there are three sections/units. And the annual written exam for English will of 80 marks and 20 marks for the seminar.

The table is shown below for the Class 11 English (Elective) Syllabus. The code no. of English (Elective) is 001.

CBSE Class 11th TERM-I and TERM-II English (Elective) Syllabus
Section Units Marks (each term)
A Reading 12
B Writing Skills 08
C Literature Textbooks 10
Fiction 05
Drama 05
Seminar 10
Total 50

Recommended Books for Class 11th English (Elective) By CBSE

  • Woven Words (NCERT Textbook)
  • The Old Man and the Sea (Fiction by Ernest Hemingway)
  • Arms and the Man (Drama by George Bernard Shaw)

Here is CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 English (Core) given in the table below. The table shows the unit-wise distribution of the syllabus along with the total number of periods and marks.

CBSE Class 11th TERM-I and TERM-II English (Core) Syllabus
Section Units Marks (each term)
A Reading Skills 13
B Writing Skills and Grammar 12
C Literature Textbooks 15
ASL 10
Total 50

The annual written exam of English (Core) will be of 80 marks. And Internal assessment (45 Periods) will be of 20 marks. The Assessment will be generally of Listening and Speaking skills.

Books for Class 11th English (Core) by CBSE
Hornbill (NCERT Textbook)
Snapshots (Supplementary Reader NCERT)

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Hindi (Core & Elective)

For Class 11 Hindi, here is the same situation as for English. Hindi subject also has two optional subjects Hindi Core and Elective.

Course Syllabus for Class 11 Hindi (Elective)

Class 10 TERM-I Hindi (Elective) Syllabus
Section Total Marks
अपठित गद्यांश 18
कार्यालयी हिंदी और रचनात्मक लेखन 05
पाठ्यपुस्तक अंतरा भाग-1 से बहुविकल्पात्मक प्रश्न 14
अनुपूरक पाठ्यपुस्तक अंतराल भाग-1 से बहुविकल्पात्मक प्रश्न 03
अंतरिकमूल्याङ्कन / आंतरिक मूल्यांकन 10
Grand Total 50
Class 10 TERM-II Hindi (Elective) Syllabus
Section Total Marks
कार्यालयी हिंदी और रचनात्मक लेखन 17
पाठ्यपुस्तक अंतरा भाग-2 16
अनुपूरक पाठ्यपुस्तक अंतराल भाग-1 07
अंतरिकमूल्याङ्कन / आंतरिक मूल्यांकन 10
Grand Total 50

Textbooks For  Class 11th Hindi (Elective) by CBSE

  • अंतरा भाग-1 – NCERT Textbook
  • अंतराल भाग-1 – NCERT Textbook
  • अभिव्यक्ति और माध्यम – NCERT

Course Syllabus for Class 11 Hindi (Core)

Class 10 TERM-I Hindi (Core) Syllabus
Section Total Marks
अपठित गद्यांश 15
कार्यालयी हिंदी और रचनात्मक लेखन 05
पाठ्यपुस्तक आरोह भाग-1 से बहुविकल्पात्मक प्रश्न 15
पाठ्यपुस्तक वितान भाग-1 से बहुविकल्पात्मक प्रश्न 05
अंतरिकमूल्याङ्कन / आंतरिक मूल्यांकन 10
Grand Total 50
Class 10 TERM-II Hindi (Core) Syllabus
Section Total Marks
कार्यालयी हिंदी और रचनात्मक लेखन 20
पाठ्यपुस्तक आरोह भाग-2 तथा अनुपूरक पाठ्यपुस्तक वितान भाग-2 20
अंतरिकमूल्याङ्कन / आंतरिक मूल्यांकन 10
Grand Total 50

Textbooks for Class 11th Hindi (Core) by CBSE

  • आरोह भाग-1 – NCERT Textbook
  • वितान भाग-1 – NCERT Textbook
  • अभिव्यक्ति और माध्यम – NCERT

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Science Stream

In Class 11th, students have the option to choose any stream such as Science, Arts, and Commerce. In the Class 11 Science stream, the major subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, and Computer Science.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Physics (2021-22)

Class 11th Physics has 10 units. In these units, there are a total of 15 chapters. The table is shown below for the complete 11th class Physics Syllabus. The syllabus is distributed as units and chapters with no. periods and marks.

CBSE Class 11th TERM-I Physics Syllabus
Units Chapters Periods Marks
1. Physical World & Measurement 1. Physical World 06 20
2. Units and Measurements
2. Kinematics 3. Motion in a Straight Line 16
4. Motion in a Plane
3. Laws of Motion 5. Laws of Motion 10
4. Work, Energy & Power 6. Work, Energy & Power 12 15
5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body 7. System of Particles and Rotational Motion 16
6. Gravitation 8. Gravitation 08
Total 68 35
CBSE Class 11th TERM-II Physics Syllabus
Units Chapters Periods Marks
7. Properties of Bulk Matter 9. Mechanical Properties of Solids 22 23
10. Mechanical Properties of Fluids
11. Thermal Properties of Matter
8. Thermodynamics 12. Thermodynamics 10
9. Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases 13. Kinetic Theory 08
10. Oscillation and Waves 14. Oscillations 23 12
15. Waves
Total 63  35

Class 11 Physics exam will be of 100 marks. The annual exam (Theory) will be of 70 marks. And 30 marks are assigned to practicals.

Practicals for Class 11 Physics

In the Practicals, there will be experiments, Class practicals, project work, and viva on lab experiments and projects.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Chemistry (2021-22)

Class 11th Chemistry has 13 units/chapters. A total of 119 periods is assigned to Chemistry. The table is given below for unit wise distribution of the Chemistry syllabus with periods and marks.

CBSE Class 11th TERM-I Chemistry Syllabus
Unit No. Unit Name Periods Marks
I Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 10 11
II Structure of Atom 12
III Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 06 04
IV Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 14 06
V Redox Reactions 04 05
VI Hydrogen 04
VII Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques 10 09
Total 60 35
CBSE Class 11th TERM-II Chemistry Syllabus
Unit No. Unit Name Periods Marks
 I States of Matter: Gases and Liquids  09  15
 II  Chemical Thermodynamics  14
 III  Equilibrium 12
 IV  s -Block Elements  05  11
 V  Some p -Block Elements  09
 VI  Hydrocarbons  10  09
Total   59  35

Same as Physics, the Class 11 Chemistry exam is of 100 marks. And the annual written exam (Theory) will be of 70 marks. And 30 marks and 60 Periods are assigned to Chemistry Practicals.

Class 11 Chemistry Practical

  • Class Record
  • Project work
  • Volumetric and Salt Analysis
  • Experiments
  • Viva on experiment and Project

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Biology (2021-22)

There are 5 units in Class 11 Biology. In these 5 units, there are a total of 18 chapters. The complete syllabus is given below. In the table below, The syllabus of Biology is distributed in Units along with Periods and marks.

CBSE Class 11th TERM-I Biology Syllabus (Unit Wise)
Unit Name Chapter Name Marks
Diversity of Living Organisms: Chapter  The Living World 15
 Biological Classification
Plant Kingdom
 Animal Kingdom
Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals Morphology of Flowering Plants 08
 Structural Organisation in Animals
Cell: Structure and Function Cell – The Unit of Life 12
Biomolecules
Practical Term-I 15
Total 50
CBSE Class 11th TERM-II Biology Syllabus (Unit Wise)
Unit Name Chapter Name Marks
Cell: Structure and Function Cell Cycle and Cell Division 05
Plant Physiology Photosynthesis in Higher Plants 12
Respiration in Plants
Plant – Growth and Development
Human Physiology Breathing and Exchange of Gases 18
Body Fluids and Circulation
Excretory Products and Their Elimination
Locomotion and Movement
Neural Control and Coordination
Chemical Coordination and Integration
Practical Term-II 15
Total 50

Class 11 Biology exam is of 100 marks. The annual exam (Theory) will be of 70 marks. and 30 marks are assigned to Biology Practicals. Biology Code No. is 044.

Class 11 Biology Practicals for each term

  • 1 major and 1 minor experiment (4+3 = 7 Marks)
  • Practicals record and Viva + Project and Viva (5 marks)
  • Spotting (3 marks)

Recommended Books for Class 11 Biology by CBSE

  • NCERT – Biology (Textbook Class 11th)

CBSE Syllabus For Class 11 Computer Science (2021-22)

CBSE has rolled out the new syllabus for Class 11 Computer Science (abbr. CS). The new syllabus of class 11 C.S. has four units. And periods are divided into two parts: Theory and Practical.

“Python” and “SQL” (Structured Query Language) will be the programming language in the Class 11 Computer science course. An overview of the syllabus is given in the table below. The syllabus is distributed unit-wise with marks and periods (Theory and Practical).

CBSE Class 11th Computer Science Syllabus
Unit Name Marks Periods
Theory Practical
Computer Systems and Organisation 10 10 05
Computational Thinking and Programming 45 50 35
Society, Law, and Ethics – 1 15 20 Nil
Total 70 80 40
CBSE Class 11th Computer Science Syllabus
S.No. Unit Name TERM-I TERM-II
 1  Computer Systems and Organisation  10
 2 Computational Thinking and Programming  25  20
3 Society, Law, and Ethics – 1  —  15
Total 35 35

Class 11 Computer Science exam is of 100 marks. 70 marks are assigned to the annual exam (Theory). 30 marks are assigned to Computer Practicals.

Class 11 Computer Science Practical

  • Python Program (06 Marks each term)
  • Report File (7 marks = 4 marks (Term-I) + 3 marks (Term-II))
  • Viva based on report file (3 marks = 2 marks (Term-I) + 1 marks (Term-II))
  • Project + Viva (8 marks = 3 marks (Term-I) + 5 marks (Term-II))

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Commerce Stream

The major subjects in Class 11th commerce are Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, And Mathematics. The subject-wise syllabus of the Class 11th commerce stream for the academic session 2021-22 is given here.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Accountancy (2021-22)

Class 11th Accountancy syllabus is divided into two parts (A and B). Part A is Financial Accounting – I and Part B is Financial Accounting – II. And this subject has a total of four units.

A total of 50 marks each term are assigned to the Accountancy subject. The table is given below for the Class 11th Accounts syllabus.

CBSE Class 11 TERM-I Accountancy Syllabus
Unit Name Chapter Name Marks
Part A-Financial Accounting – I
Theoretical Framework Introduction to Accounting 12
Theory Base of Accounting
Accounting Process Recording of Business Transaction 28
Bank Reconciliation Statement
Depreciation, Provisions, and Reserves
Project Part-2 10
Total 50
CBSE Class 11 TERM-II Accountancy Syllabus
Unit Name Chapter Name Marks
Part A-Financial Accounting – I
Accounting Process Accounting for Bills of Exchange 12
Trial Balance and Rectification of Errors
Part B-Financial Accounting – II
Financial Accounting – II Financial Statements of Sole Properitership for complete and incomplete records 28
Computers in Accounting
Project Part-2 10
Total 50

Class 11 Accountancy exam is of 100 marks. The final exam will be of 80 marks and 20 marks are assigned to the Project work. The code no. of this subject is 055.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Business Studies

Business Studies (Code no. 054) subject of Class 11th is also divided into two parts.

  • Part A: Foundation of Business
  • Part B: Finance and Trade

75 periods and 40 marks are assigned to Part A whereas 70 periods and 40 marks are assigned to Part B. The syllabus of Business studies Part A and B is given in the tabular form below in the two tables.

CBSE Class 11 TERM-I Business Studies Syllabus
Unit No. Unit Name Periods Marks
1 Evolution and Fundamentals of Business 18 16
2 Forms of Business Organisations 20
3 Public, Private, and Global Enterprises 10 14
4 Business Services 14
5 Emerging Modes of Business 05 10
6 Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics 08
Total 75 40
CBSE Class 11 TERM-II Business Studies Syllabus
Unit No. Unit Name Periods Marks
7 Sources of Business Finance 28 20
8 Small Business 16
9 Internal Trade 22 20
10 International Business 04
Total 70 40

Class 11th Business Studies exam is of 100 marks. Out of 100 marks, 80 marks are assigned to the annual written exam, and 20 marks are for project work. The brief syllabus for this subject is given in the PDF above.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Economics

The Economics subject of Class 11th is divided into two parts.

  • Part A: Statistics for Economics
  • Part B: Introductory Microeconomics

For Part A of Economics, there are 40 marks are assigned. Also, for Part B, 40 marks are assigned. Here are the two tables for both parts’ syllabus (Part A and B) is given below.

Part A – Statistics for Economics

CBSE Class 11 TERM-I Economics syllabus
Unit Name Marks
Part A -Statistics for Economics
Introduction 04
Collection, Organisation, and Presentation of Data 09
Statistical Tools and Interpretation 10
Part B -Introductory Microeconomics
Introduction 04
Consumer’s Equilibrium and Demand 13
Project Work 10
Total 50
CBSE Class 11 TERM-II Economics syllabus
Unit Name Marks
Part A -Statistics for Economics
Statistical Tools and Interpretation – Measures of Dispersion, Correlation, Index Number 17
Part B -Introductory Microeconomics
Producer Behaviour and Supply 13
Forms of Market and Price Determination under perfect competition with simple applications 10
Project Work 10
Total 50

There is one more part (Part C) in Economics for Project work. The project work will be of 20 marks. And the annual exam of Economics will be of 40 marks each term. Therefore, the Class 11th Economics exam is of 100 marks.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Arts

The major subjects in Class 11th Arts streams are History, Geography, and Political Science. The subject-wise syllabus overview is given below for the 11th Arts stream.

The complete syllabus of these subjects of the Arts stream is given in the PDF file above in this article.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 History (2021-22)

In Class 11th History, there are four sections and 8 themes are assigned for this subject. The annual exam of History (theory) will be of 80 marks. and 20 marks for Internal assessment. Section and unit-wise syllabus is mentioned below in the table for Class 11 History.

CBSE Class 11 TERM-I History Syllabus
S.No. Themes Marks
1 Theme 2 -Writing And City Life 10
2 Theme 3 – An Empire Across Three Continents 10
3 Theme 4 – Central Islamic lands 10
4 Theme 6 -The Three Orders 10
Project Work 10
Total 50
CBSE Class 11 TERM-II History Syllabus
S.No. Themes Marks
1 Theme 7 – Changing Cultural Traditions 10
2 Theme 9 – The Industrial Revolution 10
3 Theme 10 – Displacing Indigenous People 10
4 Theme 11 – Paths To Modernization 10
Project Work 10
Total 50

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Political Science

Class 11th Political Science subject has two parts (Part A and B).

  • Part A: Indian Constitution at work
  • Part B: Political Theory

For Part A, 40 marks, in theory, are assigned and the same for Part B. The table is given below for the syllabus overview of Political Science.

CBSE Class 11 TERM-I Political Science Syllabus
S.No. Unit Name Marks
Part A: Indian Constitution at Work
1 Constitution 12
2 Election and Representation 05
3 Local Governments 03
Part B: Political Theory
4 Political Theory: Introduction 07
 5 Rights 07
 6 Development 06
Project Work 10
Grand Total 50
CBSE Class 11 TERM-II Political Science Syllabus
S.No. Unit Name Marks
Part A: Indian Constitution at Work
1 Legislature 07
2 Executive 07
3 Judiciary 06
Part B: Political Theory
4 Liberty 07
 5 Equality 07
 6 Justice 06
Project Work 10
Grand Total 50

In class 11th, the political science subject exam is of 100 marks. The annual exam (theory) of this subject will be 80 marks. and 20 marks for project work.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Geography

Class 11th Geography has 2 parts (Part A and B) with a total of 10 units excluding map and diagram. There is one more part (Part C) for practical work. Class 11 Geography syllabus is given below in the tabular form (Part/Unit, Periods, & marks).

  • Part A: Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Part B: India – Physical Environment
  • Part C: Practical Work
CBSE Class 11 TERM-I Geography Syllabus
Unit No Unit Name Marks
Part A: Fundamentals of Physical Geography
1 Geography as a discipline 3
2 The Earth 9
3 Landforms 3
Part B: India – Physical Environment
1 Introduction 7
2 Physiography 8
Map Work 5
Practical Work 15
Total 50
CBSE Class 11 TERM-II Geography Syllabus
Unit No Unit Name Marks
Part A: Fundamentals of Physical Geography
4 Climate 8
5 Water (Oceans) 4
6 Life on the Earth 3
Part B: India – Physical Environment
3 Climate, Vegetation, and Soil 15
Map Work 5
Practical Work 15
Total 50

Since the Class 11th Geography exam is of 100 marks, therefore 70 marks are assigned for the annual exam (theory). And 30 marks for Practical work.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Physical Education

Physical Education is a common subject in Class 11th. In the syllabus of Physical education, there are 10 units. And the annual exam (theory) of Physical Education will be of 70 marks and 30 marks for practical work. This time exams are divided into 2 Terms. Below you find all the details about which unit comes in which term.

CBSE Class 11 TERM-I Physical Education Syllabus
Unit No Unit Name
1 Changing Trends & Career in Physical Education
2 Olympic Value Education
3 Physical Fitness, Wellness & Lifestyle
7 Test, Measurement & Evaluation
8 Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology in Sports
CBSE Class 11 TERM-II Physical Education Syllabus
Unit No Unit Name
4 Physical Education & Sports for CWSN
5 Yoga
6 Physical Activity & Leadership Training
9 Psychology & Sports
10 Training and Doping in Sports

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Physical Education Practicals

Down in the article, we provide the table regarding the practicals of physical education for each term. So, that you can see and get to know about each and every practical you have to attempt in order to pass this exam.

Class 11 TERM-I Physical Education Practical
Practical Name Marks
Project File (About one sport/game of choice ) 05
Demonstration of Fitness Activity 05
Viva Voce (From Project File; Fitness) 05
CBSE Class 11 TERM-II Physical Education Practical
Practical Name Marks
Project File (Yoga and General Motor Fitness Test) 05
Demonstration of Fitness Activity/Yoga 05
Viva Voce (From Viva Voce (From Project File; General Motor Fitness; Yoga) 05
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  1. What are the elective subjects available in CBSE?

  2. is math compulsory in commerce?
    is there any difference in level of mathematics between pcm and commerce

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello devansh,
      No, it’s not compulsory to take maths in commerce.
      No, there is no difference in the level of maths between PCM & Commerce.

  3. Is physical education is compulsory for the board exams in 12th

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      No, physical education is not mandatory. Most of the student take it as extra subject because it is easy and scoring.

  4. No it depends on our aim what you what to achieve in your life

  5. is math compulsory in every courses?

  6. I get maximum satisfied

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Abhishek,
      sorry, but we did not understand what are you trying to say. Please be clear with your query and we will try our best to solve your problem. Do comment again.

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