CBSE Class 12 Political Science 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 Political Science 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.

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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Latest Syllabus for 2023-24

Chapter No. Chapter Name No. of Periods Marks Allotted
Part A-contemporary World Politics
1 The End of Bipolarity 15 6
2 Contemporary Centres of Power 18 6
3 Contemporary South Asia 18 6
4 International Organizations 10 6
5 Security in the Contemporary World 10 6
6 Environment and Natural Resources 12 6
7 Globalisation 12 4
Total 95 40
Part B-politics In India Since Independence
1 Challenges of Nation-Building 16 6
2 Era of One-Party Dominance 8 4
3 Politics of Planned Development 12 2
4 Indiaโ€™s External Relations 20 6
5 Challenges to and Restoration of the Congress System 12 4
6 The Crisis of Democratic Order 15 4
7 Regional Aspirations 15 6
8 Recent Developments in Indian Politics 20 8
118 40
TOTAL 213 80

CBSE Class 12 Political Science Question Paper Design 2023-24

S. No. Competencies Marks Percentage
1 Knowledge and Remembering: Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts. 22 27.5%
2 Understanding: Understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, explaining, describing, and stating main ideas. 24 30%
3 Applying: Solve problems by applying acquired knowledge, facts to interpret a situation/ cartoon/ clippings/ sources/ Map 22 27.5%
4 Analysis and Evaluation: Classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between
pieces of information; organize and/ or integrate from a variety of sources; Examine, synthesize information into parts and identify motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations.
12 15%
80 100%
Book Objective Type/ Mcq (1 Mark) Short Answers Type I (2 Marks) Short Answers Type II (4 Marks) Passage /Map / Cartoon based (4 Marks Long Answers (6 Marks) Total Marks
Book 1 Contemporary World Politics 6 3 3 1(Passage) 2 40
Book 2 Politics in India since Independence 6 3 2 2(Cartoon and Map) 2 40
Project/Practical 20
Total No. of Marks and Questions 1x12=12 2x6=12 4x5=20 4x3=12 6x4=24 80+20=100

The marks will be allocated under the following heads:

Sl.no. Components Marks Allotted
1. Introduction/overview 2
2. Variety Of Contents 3
3 Presentation 3
4 Conclusion 1
5 Bibliography 1
6 Viva-voce 10
Total 20

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

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