CBSE Class 12 Sociology 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 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 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 Sociology Latest Syllabus 2023-24

Units     Periods Marks
A Indian Society    
  1. Introducing Indian Society 0 Non- evaluative
  2.The Demographic Structure of Indian Society 10 10
  3. Social Institutions: Continuity and Change 12 10
  5. Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion 18 10
  6. The Challenges of Cultural Diversity 22 10
  7. Suggestions for Project Work 10 Non- evaluative
    Total 40
B Social Change and Development in India    
  8. Structural Change 8 5
  9. Cultural Change 12 5
  11.Change and Development in Rural Society 10 10
  12. Change and Development in Industrial Society 12 10
  15. Social Movements 18 10
    Total 40
Total 132 80

CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2023-24: Unit-wise Summary

A. Indian Society 40 Marks
Unit 1 Introducing Indian Society
  • Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community (Nonevaluative)
0 Periods
Unit 2 The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society
  • Theories and concepts in demography
  • Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions
  • Population Policy in India
10 Periods
Unit 3 Social Institutions: Continuity and Change
  • Caste and the Caste System
  • Tribal Communities
  • Family and Kinship
12 Periods
Unit 5 Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion
  • Social Inequality and Social Exclusion
  • Systems justifying and perpetuating Inequality - Caste, Tribe, the Other Backward Classes
  • Adivasi Struggles
  • The Struggle for Women’s Equality and Rights
  • The struggles of the Differently Abled
18 Periods
Unit 6 The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
  • Cultural communities and the nation state
  • Regionalism in the Indian context
  • The Nation state and religion related issues and identities
  • Communalism, secularism and the nation state
  • State and Civil Society
22 Periods
Unit 7 Suggestions for Project Work 10 Periods
B. Social Change And Development In India 40 Marks
Unit 8 Structural Change
  • Understanding Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization
8 Periods
Unit 9 Cultural Change
  • Social Reform Movements
  • Different Kinds of Social Change: Sanskritisation, Westernization, Modernization, Secularization
12 Periods
Unit 11 Change and Development in Rural Society
  • Agrarian Structure : Caste & class in Rural India
  • Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Emerging Agrarian society
  • Green revolution and its social consequences
  • Transformation in Rural Society
  • Circulation of labour
  • Globalization, Liberalization and Rural Society
10 Periods
Unit 12 Change and Development in Industrial Society
  • From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
  • How people find Jobs
  • Work Processes: How work is carried out, working conditions, home based work, Strikes and Unions
12 Periods
Unit 15 Social Movements
  • Concept of Social Movements
  • Theories and Classification of Social Movements
  • Environmental Movements
  • Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants
  • Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Class/Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses
  • Tribal Movements
  • Women’s Movements in Independent India
22 Periods

Project Work

Periods: 40

Max. Marks: 20

C. 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

D. Viva – based on the project work

05 Marks

CBSE Class 12 Sociology Question Paper Design 2023-24

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 12 (2023-24) 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%

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

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