CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus 202324
CBSE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus for the New Academic Session 202324 on March 31st, 2023, for class 11.
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 ▪ CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus 202324
 ▪ CBSE Class 11 Physics Latest Syllabus 202324
 ▪ CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus 202324: Unitwise Summary
 ▪ Evaluation Scheme for Examination
 ▪ CBSE Class 11 physics Question Paper Design 202324
 ▪ The Changes for Class 11 (202324) Yearend Board Examinations are as under:
 ▪ 202223 Reduced Syllabus
CBSE Class 11 Physics Latest Syllabus 202324
Time: 3 hrs.
Max Marks: 70
No. of Periods  MARKS  
Unit–I  Physical World and Measurement  08  23  
Chapter–2: Units and Measurements  
UnitII  Kinematics  24  
Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line  
Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane  
Unit–III  Laws of Motion  14  
Chapter–5: Laws of Motion  
Unit–IV  Work, Energy and Power  14  17  
Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power  
Unit–V  Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body  18  
Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion  
UnitVI  Gravitation  12  
Chapter–8: Gravitation  
Unit–VII  Properties of Bulk Matter  24  20  
Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids  
Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids  
Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter  
Unit–VIII  Thermodynamics  12  
Chapter–12: Thermodynamics  
Unit–IX  Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases  08  
Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory  
Unit–X  Oscillations and Waves  26  10  
Chapter–14: Oscillations  
Chapter–15: Waves  
Total  160  70 
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus 202324: Unitwise Summary
Unit I: Physical World and Measurement
08 Periods
Chapter–2: Units and Measurements
Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units. significant figures. Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.
Unit II: Kinematics
24 Periods
Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line
Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line, Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion, uniform and nonuniform motion, and instantaneous velocity, uniformly accelerated motion, velocity  time and positiontime graphs. Relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).
Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane
Scalar and vector quantities; position and displacement vectors, general vectors and their notations; equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors, Unit vector; resolution of a vector in a plane, rectangular components, Scalar and Vector product of vectors.
Motion in a plane, cases of uniform velocity and uniform accelerationprojectile motion, uniform circular motion.
Unit III: Laws of Motion
14 Periods
Chapter–5: Laws of Motion
Intuitive concept of force, Inertia, Newton's first law of motion; momentum and Newton's second law of motion; impulse; Newton's third law of motion.
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications.
Equilibrium of concurrent forces, Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication.
Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on a level circular road, vehicle on a banked road).
Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power
14 Periods
Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power
Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, workenergy theorem, power.
Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces: nonconservative forces, motion in a vertical circle; elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
18 Periods
Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion
Centre of mass of a twoparticle system, momentum conservation and Centre of mass motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of a uniform rod.
Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, law of conservation of angular momentum and its applications.
Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions.
Moment of inertia, radius of gyration, values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects (no derivation).
Unit VI: Gravitation
12 Periods
Chapter–8: Gravitation
Kepler's laws of planetary motion, universal law of gravitation.
Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.
Gravitational potential energy and gravitational potential, escape speed, orbital velocity of a satellite.
Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter
24 Periods
Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids
Elasticity, Stressstrain relationship, Hooke's law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear modulus of rigidity (qualitative idea only), Poisson's ratio; elastic energy.
Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal's law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes), effect of gravity on fluid pressure.
Viscosity, Stokes' law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, critical velocity, Bernoulli's theorem and its simple applications.
Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure across a curved surface, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.
Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter
Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases, anomalous expansion of water; specific heat capacity; Cp, Cv  calorimetry; change of state  latent heat capacity.
Heat transferconduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation, Wein's displacement Law, Stefan's law .
Unit VIII: Thermodynamics
12 Periods
Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature, zeroth law of thermodynamics, heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics,
Second law of thermodynamics: gaseous state of matter, change of condition of gaseous state isothermal, adiabatic, reversible, irreversible, and cyclic processes.
Unit IX: Behavior of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases
08 Periods
Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory
Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done in compressing a gas.
Kinetic theory of gases  assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic interpretation of temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro's number.
Unit X: Oscillations and Waves
26 Periods
Chapter–14: Oscillations
Periodic motion  time period, frequency, displacement as a function of time, periodic functions and their applications.
Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equations of motion; phase; oscillations of a loaded spring restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. Kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum derivation of expression for its time period.
Chapter–15: Waves
Wave motion: Transverse and longitudinal waves, speed of travelling wave, displacement relation for a progressive wave, principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats.
Evaluation Scheme for Examination
Time 3 hours
Max. Marks: 30
Topic  MARKS 
Two experiments one from each section  7+7 
Practical record (experiment and activities)  5 
One activity from any section  3 
Investigatory Project  3 
Viva on experiments, activities and project  5 
Total  30 
CBSE Class 11 physics Question Paper Design 202324
Maximum Marks: 70
Duration: 3 hrs.
S No. 
Typology of Questions 
Total Marks 
Approximate Percentage 

1 
Remembering : Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers. Understanding : Demonstrate understanding of facts and 
27 
38 % 
2 
Applying : Solve problems to new situations by applying 
22 
32% 
3 
Analysing : Examine and break information into parts by Evaluating: Creating : 
21 
30% 
Total Marks 
70 
100 

Practical 
30 

Gross Total 
100 
The Changes for Class 11 (202324) Yearend Board Examinations are as under:
(Class11)  
Particulars  Academic Session 202223  Academic Session 202324 
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