CBSE Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2024-25

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

CBSE Board has released the latest Class 11 Sociology 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 each Subject Curriculum.

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CBSE Class 11 Sociology Latest Syllabus 2024-25

Units No. of periods Marks
A Introducing Sociology
1. Sociology, Society and its relationship with other Social Science disciplines 18 10
2. Terms, concepts and their use in Sociology 16 10
3. Understanding Social Institutions 20 12
4. Culture and Socialization 16 12
Total 70 44
B Understanding Society
7. Social Change and Social order in Rural and Urban Society 20 12
9. Introducing Western Sociologists 20 12
10. Indian Sociologists 20 12
Total 60 36
130 80
Project Work
40 20

CBSE Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2024-25: Unit-wise Summary

Unit 1 Sociology, Society and its Relationship with other Social Sciences 18 Periods
  • Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities. Pluralities and Inequalities among societies.
  • Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature and Scope.
  • Relationship with other Social Science disciplines
18 Periods
Unit 2 Terms, Concepts and their use in Sociology
  • Social Groups and Society
  • Social Stratification
  • Status and Role
  • Society & Social Control
16 Periods
Unit 3 Understanding Social Institutions
  • Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Work & Economic Life
  • Political Institutions
  • Religion as a Social Institution
  • Education as a Social Institution
20 Periods
Unit 4 Culture and Socialization
  • Defining Culture
  • Dimensions of Culture
  • Socialization
  • Agencies of Socialisation & Sociology
16 Periods
Unit 7 Social Change and Social Order in Rural and Urban Society
  • Social Change: Types, Causes and Consequences
  • Social Order: Domination, Authority and Law; Contestation, Crime and Violence
  • Concepts: Village, Town and City
  • Social Order and Social Change in Rural and Urban Areas
20 Periods
Unit 9 Introducing Western Sociologists
  • The Context of Sociology
  • Karl Marx on Class Conflict
  • Emile Durkheim : Division of Labour in society
  • Max Weber: Interpretive Sociology, Ideal Type & Bureaucracy
20 Periods
Unit 10 Indian Sociologists
  • G.S. Ghurye on Caste and Race
  • D.P. Mukherjee on Tradition and Change
  • A.R. Desai on the State
  • M.N. Srinivas on the Village
20 Periods
Periods: 40
A. Project undertaken during the academic year at school level
  1. Introduction -2 Marks
  2. Statement of Purpose – 2 Marks
  3. Research Question – 2 Marks
  4. Methodology – 3 Marks
  5. Data Analysis – 4 Marks
  6. Conclusion – 2 Marks
15 Marks
B. Viva – based on the project work 05 Marks

CBSE Class 11 Sociology Question Paper Design 2024-25

S.No. Competencies Total Marks Weight age (%)
1 Knowledge & understanding Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers. Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions, and stating main ideas 30 37.5%
2 Application of Knowledge and Concepts Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way. Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations
Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria.
32 40%
3 Formulate, Analyse , Evaluate & Create Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions. 18 22.5%
Total 80 100%

The Changes for Class 11 (2024-25) 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)
  • Competency Based Questions are 30% in the form of Multiple-Choice Questions, Case Based Questions, Source Based Integrated Questions or any other type.
  • Objective Question are 20%
  • Remaining 50% Questions are Short Answer/Long Answer Questions
  • 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%

2023-25 Reduced Syllabus

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