Which is the most important thing which you should do at first before planning to prepare for any exam?
Well, that’s ‘Going through the Complete Exam Syllabus’! Isn’t it?
You can’t go well, if you don’t know about the right directions. Neither you can study any random topic!
Exam Syllabus or Curriculum gives you the correct guidance of which topics you should study and which not.
To ease out the queries of CBSE Class 12 Science students, here in this blog, we have come up with the complete CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 - Mathematics and Biology both streams.
The latest notification regarding CBSE Class 12 Date Sheet 2018 says that the Board Exams would begin from 5th March and end on 13th April.
As only a few days are remaining for the exam, the students must be getting nervous about their preparations. To help students reviewing the important topics, we would present the entire syllabus & important chapters for all the subjects that lie under the PCM and PCB Streams.
Announcement - CBSE Class 12 Result is going to be released in the month of May 2018. Follow the link to check out every single update regarding the evaluation & result declaration process.
Before you proceed, we’d like to tell you that Science Stream is further divided into two streams such as – Biology (PCB) and Mathematics (PCM).
Please check out the compulsory and optional subjects under the PCB and PCM streams.
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Apart from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English as compulsory subjects, the students must choose any of the following optional subjects –
Mathematics Engineering Drawing Economics Physical Education Computer Science Micro Biology Informatics Practices Biotechnology Fine Arts Home Science Psychology Political Science History Geography Business Studies Accountancy Agriculture Multimedia and Web Technology Sociology Philosophy Music and Dance Entrepreneurship Fashion Studies Creative Writing and Translation Studies Heritage Crafts Graphic Design Mass Media Studies Hindi Environmental Science Language other than English
Many more subjects are there but these were the most popular ones. If we’ve missed any of the important subjects, please let us know in the comments’ box below.
On the other hand, the candidates who plan to appear for Mathematics Stream in Class 12 Board Exams must have chosen the following optional subjects other than the compulsory ones (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & English) –
Hindi Biology Physical Education Computer Science Economics Biotechnology Fine Arts Home Science Music Languages other than English Engineering Graphics Information Practices
Many other subjects are also there. Please share out the name of your optional subject in the comments’ box below.
Now, when you have the list of subjects for PCM and PCB Streams, let’s proceed further.
Please click on the links to get the CBSE 12 Syllabus of following subjects –
CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Syllabus CBSE Class 12 Computer Science Syllabus
Mathematics (Code 041) is the most popular stream among the schoolers who see their future as an Engineer, Researcher, Scientist, Navy Officer, Defense Officer, IAS Officer, Architecture, Interior Designer, Tutor, Lecturer etc.
Whether you have chosen Maths as a Compulsory or Elective Subject, check out the below listed CBSE Class 12 Maths Chapter Wise Weightage 2017-2018 along with the CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus NCERT.
Total 6 Units are there in the CBSE Class 12 Maths. Check out the CBSE Maths Class 12 Chapter Wise Weightage given below –
|S.No.||Mathematics Units Names||CBSE Class 12 Maths Chapter Wise Weightage 2017-18|
|1.||Relations and Functions||10|
|4.||Vectors and Three - Dimensional Geometry||17|
Check out the list of topics that are included in CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus NCERT. These topics are listed unit wise.
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Relations and Functions Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Continuity and Differentiability Applications of Derivatives Integrals Applications of the Integrals Differential Equations
Vectors Three - dimensional Geometry
Optimization Mathematical formulation of L.P. problems Feasible and infeasible regions
Probability Bayes’ Theorem Mean and Variance of Random Variable
If you’re seeking to pursue your career further as a doctor, dentist, lab technician, pharmacist, medical lecturer, nursing head, scientist or medical researcher etc., then the Biology (Code 044) or PCB Stream would be the best-preferred option for you.
Check out which topics you would have to study if you opt Biology as a compulsory or optional subject –
Total 5 Units worth 70 marks are there in Biology. To ease out your queries, we have come up with the unit wise marking weightage of NCERT Syllabus for Class 12 Biology.
|S. No.||Biology Units Names||Marking Weightage|
|2.||Genetics and Evolution||18|
|3.||Biology and Human Welfare||14|
|4.||Biotechnology and its Applications||10|
|5.||Ecology and Environment||14|
As per the new pattern of CBSE Board for Class 12 2017, the Biology Question Paper will be made up of only 70 Marks and the remaining 30 marks will be taken from the Practical Exams’ performance.
Check out the Unit Wise List of Topics that lie under the Biology subject of CBSE 12 Boards.
Reproduction in Organisms Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants Human Reproduction Reproductive Health
Principles of Inheritance and Variation Molecular Basis of Inheritance Evolution
Human Health and Diseases Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Microbes in Human Welfare
Biotechnology - Principles and processes Biotechnology and its Application
Organisms and Populations Ecosystem Biodiversity and its Conservation Environmental Issues
Physics (Code 042) is the mandatory subject for PCM and PCB both streams. No matter which stream you opt, the CBSE 12 Physics Syllabus will remain same in both cases.
To ease out your searches, we have come up with the list of Important Topics of Physics Class 12 CBSE 2017 along with the Syllabus of Physics Class 12 CBSE 2017-18.
Like Biology subject, Class Question Paper Class 12 of Physics also consists of total 70 Marks.
Here is the marking weightage of CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2017-18.
|S. No.||Physics Units Names||Marking Weightage of CBSE 12 Physics Syllabus|
|3.||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism||16|
|4.||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|7.||Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter||10|
|8.||Atoms and Nuclei|
The Syllabus of Physics Class 12 CBSE 2017-18 consists of total 10 Units. Covering such huge syllabus with efficiency is quite a difficult task, so, here we present you the list of the Important Topics of Physics Class 12 CBSE 2017.
You can consider these topics for a smart study approach.
Electric Charges and Fields Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Drift Velocity Ohm’s Law Series and Parallel Combinations of Resistors Kirchhoff's Laws Potentiometer
Moving Charges and Magnetism Magnetism and Matter
Electromagnetic Induction Alternating Current
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments Wave Optics
Dual Nature of Radiation Photoelectric Effect Matter Waves
Atoms Nuclei Mass-Energy Relation
Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
Chemistry (Code 043) is also one of the common subjects in both PCM and PCB streams. While being the easiest, this subject is also the scoring one.
To learn this subject thoroughly, you must create your own topic-specific shortcut mantras and use them to recall the basic concept of that particular topic.
Let’s check out which are the important topics to study from the NCERT Syllabus for Class 12 Chemistry –
There are total 14 units in the subject chemistry. The students who are going to appear for Chemistry in Biology Stream or Mathematics Stream, they will have to study these 12 Units from the scratch.
Let’s check out the CBSE Chemistry Syllabus for Class 12 Mark Distribution to know which of these units are more important than the other ones.
|S. No.||Chemistry Units Names||CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Chapter Wise Marking Scheme|
|6.||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements||19|
|7.||p -Block Elements|
|8.||d -and f -Block Elements|
|10.||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||28|
|11.||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers|
|12.||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|13.||Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen|
|16.||Chemistry in Everyday Life|
The remaining 30 Marks out of Total 100 Marks are added to the CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Practical Syllabus.
Please check out the list of Important Topics of Chemistry Class 12 CBSE Board 2017-18.
Principles and Methods of Extraction Occurrence and Principles of Extraction of Aluminum, Copper, Zinc and Iron
Amines Cyanides and Isocyanides Diazonium Salts
Carbohydrates Proteins Vitamins Nucleic Acids
Chemicals in Medicines Chemicals in Food Cleansing Agents
As English is the compulsory subject under PCB and PCM Stream, we would present the CBSE 12 English Syllabus for Core Subject.
Let’s have a look at the detailed information regarding CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus 2018.
English is one of the easiest subjects in CBSE Class 12 Syllabus. Let’s know about the topics you should focus more on –
|S. No.||English Sections Names||Marking Weightage|
|1.||Advanced Reading Skills||30|
|2.||Writing Skills and Grammar||30|
|3.||Literary Appreciation and Extended Reading Texts||40|
Let’s check out the list of Important Topics under CBSE 12 English Syllabus.
Short Answer Questions - Notices/Posters/Advertisements Long Answer Questions – All Type of Letters (Business Letters, Official Letters, Letters to Editors, Job Applications, Letter to School or College Authorities, Request Letters) Very Long Answer Questions – Articles, Speech, Reports or Narratives
Questions to test comprehension at distinct levels: literal, inferential and evaluative
Language Skills book published by NCERT, New Delhi Literature Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi Extended Reading Text Books - The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells Silas Marner by George Eliot
There are many elective subjects that 12 Board students may opt, but Physical Education and Computer Science are more popular amongst all.
Let’s check out the CBSE 12 Syllabus for Physical Education and Computer Science Subjects given below in the brief format –
Physical Education (Code 048) is easier yet interesting subject. If you have interest in various physical activities like Yoga, Olympic Activities, Sports etc, then you can opt this subject as an optional one.
Let’s check out the topics that you’d have to study under this subject –
|S.No.||Class 12 Physical Education Units Names|
|1.||Planning in Sports|
|2.||Sports & Nutrition|
|3.||Yoga & Lifestyle|
|4.||Physical Education & Sports for Differently-Abled|
|5.||Children & Sports|
|6.||Women & Sports|
|7.||Test & Measurement in Sports|
|8.||Physiology & Sports|
|10.||Kinesiology, Biomechanics & Sports|
|11.||Psychology & Sports|
|12.||Training in Sports|
If you seek your career in the computer field, then start planning for it right from your school days, then opt Computer Science (Code 083) as an elective subject and start preparing for it based on the official curriculum/syllabus.
|S.No.||Computer Science Units Names||Marking Weightage|
|1.||Object-Oriented Programming with Python||24 Marks|
|2.||Advanced Programming with Python||20 Marks|
|3.||Database Management System and SQL||8 Marks|
|4.||Boolean Algebra||8 Marks|
|5.||Communication Technologies||10 Marks|
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