CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2020-21 – All Subjects (Science, Arts, & Commerce)

CBSE has issued latest Class 11 Syllabus 2020-21 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 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 2020-2021 – 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 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 PDF file for all subjects. So, you can read and download the syllabus as well.

Download CBSE Class 11 Syllabus (2020-2021) PDF

Science Stream PDF Syllabus

Commerce Stream PDF Syllabus

Arts Stream PDF Syllabus

General Subjects PDF Syllabus

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Maths

In the Class 11 Maths, the syllabus or course content is divided into six 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 is 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 No. of Periods Marks
Sets and Functions 60 23
Algebra 70 30
Coordinate Geometry 40 10
Calculus 30 05
Mathematical Reasoning 10 02
Statistics and Probability 30 10
Total (Theory) 240 80
Internal Assessment 20
Grand Total 240 100

In the CBSE Class 11th Maths textbook, six units have 16 chapters. Here are the unit and chapter wise distribution of Class 11 Maths Syllabus given in the table below.

Class 11 Maths Syllabus: Chapter/Unit-wise Weightage
Units Chapters Periods
Sets and Functions Sets 20
Relations and Functions 20
Trigonometric Functions 20
Algebra Principle of Mathematical Induction 10
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations 15
Linear Inequalities 15
Permutations and Combinations 10
Binomial Theorem 10
Sequence and Series 10
Coordinate Geometry Straight Lines 10
Conic Sections 20
Introduction to Three-dimensional Geometry 10
Calculus Limits and Derivatives 30
Mathematical Reasoning Mathematical Reasoning 10
Statistics and Probability Statistics 15
Probability 15

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 Class 11 English (Elective) Syllabus. The code no. of English (Elective) is 001.

CBSE Class 11th English (Elective) Syllabus
Section Units Periods Marks
A Reading 30 20
B Writing Skills 35 20
C Literature Textbooks 75 40
Total 145 80

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 syllabus along with a total number of periods and marks.

CBSE Class 11th English (Core) Syllabus
Section Units Periods Marks
A Reading Skills 45 20
B Writing Skills and Grammar 60 30
C Literature Textbooks 70 30
Total 175 80

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 of English. Hindi subject also has two optional subjects Hindi Core and Elective.

Course Syllabus for Class 11 Hindi (Elective)
Reading Section (A): 16 Marks
Writing Section (B): 20 Marks
Textbooks Section (C): 44 Marks
Internal Assessment and Project: 20 Marks

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)
Reading Section (A): 16 Marks
Writing Section (B): 20 Marks
Literature Textbooks (C): 44 Marks
Project Work and Internal Assessment: 20 Marks

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 (2020-21)

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

CBSE Class 11th Physics Syllabus
Units Chapters Periods Marks
1. Physical World & Measurement 1. Physical World 10 23
2. Units and Measurements
2. Kinematics 3. Motion in a Straight Line 24
4. Motion in a Plane
3. Laws of Motion 5. Laws of Motion 14
4. Work, Energy & Power 6. Work, Energy & Power 12 17
5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body 7. System of Particles and Rotational Motion 18
6. Gravitation 8. Gravitation 12
7. Properties of Bulk Matter 9. Mechanical Properties of Solids 24 20
10. Mechanical Properties of Fluids
11. Thermal Properties of Matter
8. Thermodynamics 12. Thermodynamics 12
9. Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases 13. Kinetic Theory 08
10. Oscillation and Waves 14. Oscillations 26 10
15. Waves

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 project.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Chemistry (2020-21)

Class 11th Chemistry has 14 units/chapters. Total of 160 periods is assigned to Chemistry. The table is given below for unit wise distribution of Chemistry syllabus with periods and marks.

CBSE Class 11th Chemistry Syllabus
Unit No. Unit Name Periods Marks
I Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 12 11
II Structure of Atom 14
III Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 08 04
IV Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 14 21
V States of Matter: Gases and Liquids 12
VI Chemical Thermodynamics 16
VII Equilibrium 14
VIII Redox Reactions 06 16
IX Hydrogen 08
X s-Block Elements 10
XI p-Block Elements 14
XII Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques 14 18
XIII Hydrocarbons 12
XIV Environmental Chemistry 06
Grand Total 160 70

Same as Physics, 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 (2020-21)

There are 5 units in Class 11 Biology. In these 5 units, there are a total of 22 chapters. Total of 160 periods is assigned to Biology. 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 Biology Syllabus (Unit Wise)
Unit No. Unit Name Periods Marks
I Diversity of Living Organisms 23 10
II Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals 23 12
III Cell: Structure and Function 34 14
IV Plant Physiology 40 17
V Human Physiology 40 17
Total 160 70

Unit and Chapter wise Description of Class 11 Biology Syllabus
Unit 1: Diversity of Living Organisms

  • 1. The Living World
  • 2. Biological Classification
  • 3. Plant Kingdom
  • 4. Animal Kingdom

Unit 2: Structural Organization in Animals and Plants

  • 5. Morphology of Flowering Plants
  • 6. Anatomy of Flowering Plants
  • 7. Structural Organisation in Animals

Unit 3: Cell: Structure and Function

  • 8. Cell – The Unit of Life
  • 9. Biomolecules
  • 10. Cell Cycle and Cell Division

Unit – 4: Plant Physiology

  • 11. Transport in plants
  • 12. Mineral Nutrition
  • 13. Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
  • 14. Respiration in Plants
  • 15. Plant – Growth and Development

Unit 5 Human Physiology

  • 16. Digestion and Absorption
  • 17. Breathing and Exchange of Gases
  • 18. Body Fluids and Circulation
  • 19. Excretory Products and Their Elimination
  • 20. Locomotion and Movement
  • 21. Neural Control and Coordination
  • 22. Chemical Coordination and Integration

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

  • 1 major and 1 minor experiment (5 + 4 = 9 Marks)
  • Slide preparation ( 5 marks)
  • Practicals record and Viva (5 marks)
  • Project and Viva (5 marks)
  • Spotting (7 marks)

Recommended Books for Class 11 Biology by CBSE

  • NCERT – Biology (Textbook Class 11th)

CBSE Syllabus For Class 11 Computer Science (2020-21)

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. Overview of the syllabus is given 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 2
Computational Thinking and Programming 35 60 45
Data Management – 1 15 30 23
Society, Law, and Ethics – 1 10 10 Nil
Total 70 110 70

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 (8 Marks)
  • SQL Progam (4 marks)
  • Program File (including Python and SQL) (7 marks)
  • Viva based on Program File (3 marks)
  • Annual Project (8 marks)

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 Class 11th commerce stream for the academic session 2020-2021 is given here.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Accountancy (2020-21)

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 total four units.

Total of 220 periods is assigned to Accountancy subject. The table is given below for Class 11th Accounts syllabus.

CBSE Class 11 Accountancy Syllabus (Unit Wise)
Part Unit Periods Marks
A: Financial Accounting – I 1. Theoretical Framework 25 12
2. Accounting Process 105 40
B: Financial Accounting – II 3. Financial Statements of Sole Proprietorship from Complete and Incomplete Records 55 20
4. Computers in Accounting 15 08
C Project Work 20 20
Total 220 100

Part A: Financial Accounting – I

Unit 1: Theoretical Frame Work

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Theory Base of Accounting

Unit 2: Accounting Process

  • Recording of Business Transactions
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Depreciation, Provisions, and Reserves
  • Accounting for Bills of Exchange
  • Trial Balance and Rectification of Errors

Part B: Financial Accounting – II

Unit 3: Financial Statements of Sole Proprietorship

  • Financial Statements
  • Incomplete Records

Unit 4: Computers in Accounting

  • Introduction to computer and Accounting Information System (AIS)
  • Introduction to operating software
  • Automation of accounting process
  • Stages in automation

Class 11 Accountancy exam is of 100 marks. The final exam will be of 80 marks and 20 marks and 30 periods 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

100 periods and 40 marks are assigned to Part A whereas 90 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.

Business Studies Syllabus: Part A (Foundations of Business)
Unit No. Unit Name Periods Marks
1 Nature and Purpose of Business 18 16
2 Forms of Business Organisations 24
3 Public, Private and Global Enterprises 18 14
4 Business Services 18
5 Emerging Modes of Business 10 10
6 Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics 12
Total 100 40
Business Studies Syllabus: Part B
(Finance and Trade)
Unit No. Unit Name Periods Marks
7 Sources of Business Finance 30 20
8 Small Business 16
9 Internal Trade 30 20
10 International Business 14
Total 90 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 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 and 100 periods are assigned. Also, for Part B, 40 marks and 100 periods are assigned. Here are the two tables for both parts’ syllabus (Part A and B) is given below.

Part A – Statistics for Economics

Class 11 Economics Part A syllabus
Unit Name Periods Marks
Introduction 07 13
Collection, Organisation, and Presentation of Data 27
Statistical Tools and Interpretation 66 27
Total 100 40

Part B – Introductory Microeconomics

Class 11 Economics Part B syllabus
Unit Name Periods Marks
Introduction 8 4
Consumer’s Equilibrium and Demand 32 13
Producer Behaviour and Supply 32 13
Forms of Market and Price Determination under perfect competition with simple applications 28 10
Total 100 40

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 80 marks. 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 11th Arts stream.

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

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 History (2020-21)

In Class 11th History, there are four sections and 16 units and a total of 220 periods 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 11th History Syllabus
Section/ Unit No. of Periods Marks
Introduction to World History 8
Section A: Early Societies
Introduction 7 19
From the beginning of time 18
Early cities 15
Section B: Empires
Introduction 7 19
An empire across three continents 15
Central Islamic lands 15
Nomadic Empires 13
Section C: Changing Traditions
Introduction 7 19
Three orders 14
Changing Cultural Traditions 15
Confrontation of Cultures 14
Section D: Paths to Modernization
Introduction 7 19
The Industrial Revolution 15
Displacing Indigenous People 15
Paths to modernization 15
MaP Work (Unit 1 to 11) 10 4
Project Work 10 20
Total 220 100

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, 110 periods and 40 marks are assigned and the same for Part B. The table is given below for syllabus overview of Political Science.

CBSE Class 11th Political Science Syllabus
Part/Unit Periods Marks
Part A: Indian Constitution at Work
Constitution 26 16
Rights and Duties in the Indian Constitution 18
Election and Representation 11 8
The Executive 11
The legislature 11 8
The judiciary 11
Federalism 11 8
Local Governments 11
Part B: Political Theory
Political Theory: Introduction 10 8
Freedom 11
Equality 11 8
Justice with special reference to Social Justice 12
Rights 11 8
Citizenship 11
Nationalism 11 8
Secularism 11
Peace 11 8
Development 11
Project Work 20
Grand Total 220 100

In class 11th, political science subject exam is of 100 marks. The annual exam (theory) of this subject will be of 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 [87 Periods & 35 Marks]
  • Part B: India – Physical Environment [78 Periods & 35 Marks]
  • Part C: Practical Work [50 Periods & 30 Marks]
CBSE Class 11th Geography Syllabus
Part/Units Periods Marks
A: Fundamentals of Physical Geography
1. Geography as a discipline 06 30
2. The Earth 11
3. Landforms 20
4. Climate 30
5. Water (Oceans) 10
6. Life on the Earth 07
Map and Diagram 05 5
B: India – Physical Environment
7. Introduction 04 30
8. Physiography 28
9. Climate, vegetation, and soil 28
10. Natural hazards and disasters 14
Map and Diagram 04 5
Total 165 70
Practical Work 50 30
Grand Total 215 100

Since the Class 11th Geography exam is of 100 marks, therefore 70 marks are assigned for the annual exam (theory). And 30 marks and 50 periods 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.

  • Unit 1: changing Trends & Career in Physical Education
  • Unit 2: Olympic Value Education
  • Unit 3: Physical Fitness, Wellness & Lifestyle
  • Unit 4: Physical Education & Sports for CWSN
  • Unit 5: Yoga
  • Unit 6: Physical Activity & Leadership Training
  • Unit 7: Test, Measurement & Evaluation
  • Unit 8: Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology in Sports
  • Unit 9: Psychology & Sports
  • Unit 10: Training and Doping in Sports

Class 11th Physical Education Practical

  1. Physical Exam (Fitness test)  [6 marks]
  2. Proficiency Test in Games [7 marks]
  3. Yoga Practices [7 marks]
  4. Record File [5 marks]
  5. Vivo Test (Health/Games/Yoga) [5 marks]
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  1. Is physical education is compulsory for the board exams in 12th

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

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  3. is math compulsory in every courses?

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