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 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.
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.
Apart from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English as compulsory subjects, the students must choose any of the following optional subjects –
Multimedia and Web Technology
Music and Dance
Creative Writing and Translation Studies
Mass Media Studies
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) –
Languages other than English
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 –
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 2019-20 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 –
Mathematics Units Names
CBSE Class 12 Maths Chapter Wise Weightage 2019-20
Number of Periods
Relations and Functions
Vectors and Three - Dimensional Geometry
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
Applications of the Integrals
Three - dimensional Geometry
Mathematical formulation of L.P. problems
Feasible and infeasible regions
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||Number of Periods|
|2.||Genetics and Evolution||18||40|
|3.||Biology and Human Welfare||14||30|
|4.||Biotechnology and its Applications||10||30|
|5.||Ecology and Environment||14||30|
As per the new pattern of CBSE Board for Class 12 2019-20, 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
Principles of Inheritance and Variation
Molecular Basis of Inheritance
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
Biodiversity and its Conservation
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 the same in both cases.
To ease out your searches, we have come up with the list of Important Topics of Physics Class 12 CBSE 2019-20 along with the Syllabus of Physics Class 12 CBSE 2019-20.
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 2019-20.
|S. No.||Physics Units Names||Number of Periods||Marking Weightage of CBSE 12 Physics Syllabus|
|3.||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism||22||17|
|4.||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents||20|
|7.||Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter||08||12|
|8.||Atoms and Nuclei||15|
The Syllabus of Physics Class 12 CBSE 2019-20 consists of total of 09 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 2019-20.
You can consider these topics for a smart study approach.
Electric Charges and Fields
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Series and Parallel Combinations of Resistors
Moving Charges and Magnetism
Magnetism and Matter
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Dual Nature of Radiation
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 15 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||Number of Periods||CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Chapter Wise Marking Scheme|
|5.||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements||08||19|
|6.||p -Block Elements||14|
|7.||d -and f -Block Elements||12|
|9.||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||12||28|
|10.||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers||12|
|11.||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids||14|
|12.||Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen||12|
|15.||Chemistry in Everyday Life||06|
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 2019-20.
Types of Solutions
Solubility of Gases in Liquids
Van't Hoff Factor
EMF of a cell
Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells
Rate of A Reaction
Factors Affecting Rate of Reaction
Homogenous and Heterogenous Activity and Selectivity
Principles and Methods of Extraction
Occurrence and Principles of Extraction of Aluminum, Copper, Zinc and Iron
Group -15 Elements
Group 16 Elements
Group 17 Elements
Group 18 Elements
General Trends in Properties of The First Row Transition Metals
Importance of Coordination Compounds
Aldehydes and Ketones
Cyanides and Isocyanides
Classification of Polymers
Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Polymers
Chemicals in Medicines
Chemicals in Food
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 2019-20.
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|
|Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills||20|
Let’s check out the list of Important Topics under CBSE 12 English Syllabus.
Two Unseen Passages with A Variety of Questions Including
Discursive Passages Involving Opinion
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 and appreciation
Question-based on prose/drama/poetry
Questions to test global comprehension and extrapolation
Question for analysis and extrapolation
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 CWSN|
|5.||Children & Women in Sports|
|6.||Test & Measurement in Sports|
|7.||Physiology & Injuries in Sports|
|8.||Biomechanics & Sports|
|09.||Psychology & Sports|
|10.||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.||Programming and Computational Thinking – 2||30 Marks|
|3.||Data Management - 2||15 Marks|
|4.||Society, Law and Ethics - 2||10 Marks|
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