# CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus 2024-25

CBSE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus for the New Academic Session 2024-25 on March 23rd, 2023, for class 11.

CBSE Board has released the latest Class 11 Physics syllabus which is to be strictly followed. Below please find our detailed analysis of Board Paper pattern, Unit-wise summary for the New Session 2024-25.

We have also updated Oswal Gurukul Books as per the Latest Paper Pattern prescribed by Board for Physics Curriculum.

Students can directly access the CBSE Physics Syllabus for Class 11 of the academic year 2024-25 by clicking on the link below.

## CBSE Class 11 Physics Latest Syllabus 2024-25

Time: 3 hrs.

Max Marks: 70

 No. of Periods MARKS Unit–I Physical World and Measurement 08 23 Chapter–2: Units and Measurements Unit-II 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 Unit-VI 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 2024-25: Unit-wise 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 position-time 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: non-conservative 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 two-particle 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, Stress-strain 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 transfer-conduction, 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 equi-partition 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 2024-25

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
ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting,
giving descriptions, and stating main ideas

27

38 %

2

Applying : Solve problems to new situations by applying
acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a
different way.

22

32%

3

Analysing : Examine and break information into parts by
identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find
evidence to support generalizations

Evaluating:
Present and defend opinions by making judgments about
information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on
a set of criteria.

Creating :
Compile information together in a different way by
combining elements in a new pattern or proposing
alternative solutions.

21

30%

Total Marks

70

100

Practical

30

Gross Total

100

## The Changes for Class 11 (2024-25) Year-end Board Examinations are as under:

 (Class-11) Periodic Assessment Academic Session 2023-24 Academic Session 2024-25 Composition of question paper for year-end examination/ Board Examination (Theory) Competency Focused Questions in the form of MCQs/ Case Based Questions, Source-based Integrated Questions or any other type = 40% Select response type questions (MCQ) = 20% Constructed response questions (Short Answer Questions/Long Answer type Questions, as per existing pattern) = 40% Competency Focused Questions in the form of MCQs/ Case Based Questions, Source-based Integrated Questions or any other type = 50% Select response type questions (MCQ) = 20% Constructed response questions (Short Answer Questions/Long Answer type Questions, as per existing pattern) = 30%

## 2023-24 Reduced Syllabus

(for reference purposes only)