CBSE Class 12 History of Indian Arts Syllabus 2023-24

CBSE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus for the New Academic Session 2023-24 on March 31st, 2023, for class 12. CBSE Board has released the latest Class 12 History of Indian Arts 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. We have also updated Oswal Gurukul Books as per the Latest Paper Pattern prescribed by Board for each Subject Curriculum. Students can directly access the CBSE History of Indian Arts Syllabus for Class 12 of the academic year 2023-24 by clicking on the link below.

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CBSE Class 12 History of Indian Arts Latest Syllabus 2023-24

Unit1(a) Content Periods Marks
1 The Rajasthani and Pahari Schools of Miniature Painting 24 10
2 The Mughal and Deccan Schools of Miniature Painting 24 10
3 The Bengal School of Painting and the Modern Trends in Indian Art 24 10
72 30
(a) The Rajasthani and Pahari Schools of Miniature Painting
(16th Century A.D. to 19th Century A.D.)
A brief introduction to Indian Miniature Schools: Western- Indian, Pala, Rajasthani, Mughal, Central India, Deccan and Pahari.
18 Periods

CBSE Class 12 History of Indian Arts Syllabus 2023-24: Unit-wise Summary

Unit 1

(a) The Rajasthani School:

  1. Origin and Development
  2. Sub-Schools-Mewar, Bundi, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kishangarh and Jaipur
  3. Main features of the Rajasthani School
  4. Appreciation of the following Rajasthani paintings
Title Painter Sub-School
Maru-Ragini Sahibdin Mewar
Chaugan Players Dana Jodhpur
Krishna on swing Nuruddin Bikane
Radha (Bani- Thani) Nihal Chand Kishangarh
Bharat Meets Rama at Chitrakuta Guman Jaipur

(b) The Pahari School:

  1. Origin and development
  2. Sub-Schools-Basohli, Guler, Kangra, Chamba andGarhwal
  3. Main features of the PahariSchool
  4. Appreciation of the following Pahari paintings:
Title Painter Sub-School
Krishna with Gopis Nand, Yashoda and Manaku Basohli
Krishna with Kinsmen Going to Vrindavana Nainsukh Kangra

Unit 2

The Mughal and Deccan Schools of Miniature Painting 
(16th Century AD to 19th Century A.D.)

18 Periods

(a) The Mughal School

1. Origin and development

2. Main features of the Mughal School

3. Appreciation of the following Mughal Paintings:

Title

Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhana

Falcon on a Bird-Rest

Kabirand Raidas

Marriage Procession of Dara Shukoh

Painter

Miskin

Ustad Mansoor

Ustad Faquirullah Khan

Haji Madni

(b) The Deccan School

1. Origin and development

2. Main features of the Deccan School

3. Appreciation of the following Deccan paintings:

Title Painter Sub-School
Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro Unknown Hyderabad
Chand Bibi Playing Polo (Chaugan) Unknown Gol Konda
Unit 3:
(a)
The Bengal School of Painting and the Modern trends in Indian Art
(About the beginning to mid of the 20th Centuary)
24 Periods
(i) National Flag of India and the Symbolic significance of its forms and the colours.
(ii) Introduction to the Bengal School of Painting
(i) Origin and development of the Bengal School ofPainting
(ii) Main features of the Bengal School ofPainting
(iii) Appreciation of the following paintings of the Bengal school:
(i) Journey’s End – Abanindranath Tagore
(ii) Shiv and Sati- Nandla Bose
(iv) Radhika - M.A.R.Chughtai
(v) Meghdoot - Ram Gopal Vijaivargiya
Contribution of Indian artists in the struggle for National Freedom Movement.
(b) The Modern Trends in Indian Art
Appreciation of the following contemporary (Modern) Indian Art
(i) Paintings:
(i) Rama Vanquishing the Pride of the Ocean – Raja Ravi Varma
(ii) Mother and child – Jamini Roy
(iii) Haldi Grinders - Amrita Sher Gill
(iv) Mother Teresa - M.F.Husain
(ii) Graphic - prints:
(i) Children – Somnath Hore
(ii) Devi – Jyoti Bhatt
(iii) Of Walls - AnupamSud
(iv) Man, Woman and Tree - K. Laxma Goud
(iii) Sculptures:
(i) Triumph of Labour - D. P. Roychowdhury
(ii) Santhal Family - RamkinkarVaij
(iii) Cries Un - heard – Amar Nath Sehgal
(iv) Ganesha - P.V. Janaki Ram

The names of artists and titles of their artworks as listed above are only suggestive and in no way exhaustive. Teachers and students should expand this according to their own resources. However, the questions will be set from the above mentioned artworks only.

Unit wise Weightage

Unit Content Periods Marks
1 Nature and Object Study 50 25
2 Painting Composition 50 25
3 Portfolio Assessment 48 20
Total 148 70
Unit 1 Nature and Object study
Studies on the basis of exercises done in class XI with two or three objects and two draperies (in different colours) for background and foreground. Exercises in pencil with light and shade and in full colour from a fixed point of view.
25 marks
50 Periods
Unit 2: Painting Composition
Imaginative painting based on subjects from Life and Nature in water and poster colours with colour values.
25 marks
50 Periods
Unit 3: Portfolio Assessment 20 marks
48 Periods
a) Record of the entire year's performance from sketch to finished product. 10 marks
b) Four selected nature and object study exercises in any media done during the session 5 marks
c) Two selected works of paintings composition done by the candidate during the year 3 marks
d) One selected works based on any Indian Folk Art (Painting) 2 marks

These selected works prepared during the course by the candidate and certified by the school authorities as the work done in the school will be placed before the examiners for assessment

Note:

  1. The candidates should be given one hour-break after first three hours.
  2. The time-table to be so framed as to allow the students to work continuously for
    minimum of two periods at a stretch.

Guidelines for Evaluation of Practical

1. Marking Scheme:

Part I: Nature and Object Study, 25 marks
(i) Drawing (composition) 10
(ii) Treatment of media/colours 05
(iii) Overall impression 10
Part II: Painting Composition 25 marks
(i) Compositional arrangement including emphasis on the subject 10
(ii) Treatment of media (colour) and appropriate colour scheme 05
(iii) Originality, creativity and overall impression 10

The Changes for Class 12 (2023-24) Year-end Board Examinations are as under:

(Class-12)
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%

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

(for reference purposes only)

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