CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2023-24
CBSE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus for the New Academic Session 2023-24 on March 31st, 2023, for class 11.
CBSE Board has released the latest Class 11 History syllabus which is to be strictly followed. Below please find our detailed analysis of Board Paper pattern, Unit-wise summary for the New Session 2023-24.
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CBSE Class 11 History Latest Syllabus 2023-24
|Section Title||Theme No.||Theme Title||No. of periods||Marks|
|Reading of World History||Introduction of world History||10|
|Introduction Timeline I (6 MYA TO 1 BCE)||05|
|1||Writing and City Life||20||10|
|Introduction Timeline II (C. 100 BCE TO 1300 CE)||05|
|2||An Empire Across Three Continents||20||10|
|Introduction Timeline III (C. 1300 TO 1700)||05|
|4||The Three Orders||20||10|
|5||Changing Cultural Traditions||20||10|
|Introduction Timeline IV (C. 1700 TO 2000)||05|
|6||Displacing Indigenous Peoples||20||10|
|7||Paths to Modernisation||20||15|
|Map||Map work of the related Themes||15||05|
CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2023-24: Unit-wise Summary
|Section||Theme||Specific learning objectives||Suggestive Teaching learning process||Learning outcome with specific competencies|
|Timeline I (6 MYA TO 1 BCE)||Briefing about the early societies||Use of timeline||Understanding the concept of chronology|
Writing and City Life
Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE
a. Growth of towns
b. Nature of early urban societies
c. Historians’ Debate on uses of writing.
|Timeline II (C.100 BCE TO 1300 CE)||
|II EMPIRES||Theme 2 An Empire across Three Continents||
|III CHANGING TRADITIONS||Timeline III
(C. 1300 TO 1700)
Theme 4 The Three Orders
Changing Cultural Traditions
|IV TOWARDS MODERNISA TION||Timeline IV (C. 1700 TO 2000)||
|Theme 6 Displacing Indigenous People||
Paths to Modernization
(NOTE- Keeping in view the importance of the themes i.e. Japan, China and Korea; it is ad-vised that all must be taught in the schools.
CBSE Class 11 History Question Paper Design 2023-24
|Section||Theme||MCQ mm-1||SA mm-3||LA mm-8||Source based mm-4||Total|
|I EARLY SOCIETIES||Theme 1||3||1||0||1||10|
|II EMPIRES||Theme 2
|III CHANGING TRADITIONS||Theme 4
|1V TOWARDS MODERNISATION||Theme 6
MM - 20
History is one of the most important disciplines in school education. It is the study of the past, which helps us to understand our present and shape our future. It promotes the acquisition and understanding of historical knowledge in breath and in depth across cultures.
The course of history in senior secondary classes is to enable students to know that history is a critical discipline, a process of enquiry, a way of knowing about the past rather than just a collection of facts. The syllabus helps them to understand the process, through which a historian collects, chooses, scrutinizes and assembles different types of evidence to write history.
The syllabus in class-XI is organized around some major themes in world history. In class XII the focus shifts to a detailed study of some themes in ancient, medieval, and modern Indian history.
CBSE has decided to introduce project work in history for classes XI and XII in 2013-14 as a part of regular studies in classroom, as project work gives students an opportunity to develop higher cognitive skills. It takes students to a life beyond text books and provides them a platform to refer materials, gather information, analyse it further to obtain relevant information and decide what matter to keep and hence understand how history is constructed.
Project work will help students:
- To develop skill to gather data from a variety of sources, investigate diverse viewpoints and arrive at logical deductions.
- To develop skill to comprehend, analyse, interpret, evaluate historical evidence, and understand the limitation of historical
- To develop 21st century managerial skills of co-ordination, self-direction, and time management.
- To learn to work on diverse cultures, races, religions, and lifestyles.
- To learn through constructivism-a theory based on observation and scientific study.
- To inculcate a spirit of inquiry and research.
- To communicate data in the most appropriate form using a variety of techniques.
- To provide greater opportunity for interaction and exploration.
- To understand contemporary issues in context to our past.
- To develop a global perspective and an international outlook.
- To grow into caring, sensitive individuals capable of making informed, intelligent, and independent choices
- To develop lasting interest in history discipline.
Guidelines To Teachers
This section provides some basic guidelines for the teachers to take up projects in History. It is very necessary to interact, support,
guide, facilitate and encourage students while assigning projects to them.
- The teachers must ensure that the project work assigned to the students individually/ In-groups and discussed at different
stages right from assigning topic, draft review to finalization
- Students should be facilitated in terms of providing relevant materials, suggesting websites, obtaining of required permission
for archives, historical sites, etc.
- The Project Work should be suitably spaced from April to November in classes XI and XII so that students can prepare for
- The teachers must ensure that the students submit original work
- Project report should be Handwritten only. (Eco-friendly materials can be used by students)
The following steps are suggested:
- Teacher should design and prepare a list of 15-20 projects and should give an option to a student to choose a project as per
- The project must be done individually / In-groups.
- The topic should be assigned after discussion with the students in the class to avoid repetition and should then be discussed at every stage of submission of the draft/final project work.
- The teacher should play the role of a facilitator and should closely supervise the process of project completion, and should
guide the children by providing necessary inputs, resources etc. to enrich the subject content.
- The Project Work needs to enhance cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains in the learners. It will include selfassessment and peer assessment, and progress of the child in project-based and inquiry-based learning. Art integrated
Activities, experiments, models, quizzes, role plays, group work, portfolios, etc., along with teacher assessment. (NEP-2020)
- The Project work can culminate in the form of Power Point Presentation/Exhibition/Skit/albums/files/song and dance or culture
show /story telling/debate/panel discussion, paper presentation and whichever is suitable to visually impaired candidates.
- Students can use primary sources available in city archives, Primary sources can also include newspaper cuttings,
photographs, film footage and recorded written/speeches. Secondary sources may also be used after proper authentication.
- Evaluation will be done by external examiner appointed by the Board in class XII and internal in class XI.
Note: The project reports are to be preserved by the school till the final results are declared, for scrutiny by CBSE.
Few Suggestive Topics For Projects - Class Xi
- Facets of the Industrialization in sixteenth- eighteenth centuries.
- Crusades: causes; rationale; events; outcomes; Holy Alliance
- Ancient History in depth: Mesopotamia
- Greek Philosophy and City States
- Contributions of Roman Civilization
- The spirit of Renaissance: Manifestation in art; Literature; Sculpture; Influence on Trading Community; Social Fabric;
Philosophy; Political Values; Rational Thinking; Existentialism
- Aspects of Development -South American States /Central American States
- Different schools of thoughts- Realism: Humanism: Romanticism
- Piecing together the past of Genghis Khan
- Myriad Realms of Slavery in ancient, medieval, and modern world
- History of Aborigines – America /Australia
- Facets of Modernization – China /Japan/Korea
(Projects are an imperative component in enhancing students learning with the related themes. In the research project, students can go beyond the textbook and explore the world of knowledge. They can conceptualize under the embedded themes. Forms of rubrics are a significant aspect and to be discussed in the classroom itself for clear understanding of concept and for assessment.)
The Changes for Class 11 (2023-24) Year-end Board Examinations are as under:
|Particulars||Academic Session 2022-23||Academic Session 2023-24|
|Composition of question paperyear-end examination/ Board Examination (Theory)||
2022-23 Reduced Syllabus
(for reference purposes only)
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