CBSE 12th Arts Syllabus 2018 Topic wise Unit of Syllabus PDF Download @


This article is written for students who study in Class 12th standard. Check Syllabus for English Core / Elective , History, Political Science, Psychology & Sociology. Read the article for full information about Central Board of Secondary Education 2017 2018 PDF.

Central Board of Secondary Education 12th English Core / Elective , History, Political Science, Psychology & Sociology Syllabus 2018

This article will provide you the details of the topics you need to prepare for the Board Exams 2017-18. If you don’t have the details of the syllabus & the topics inside this. You will be able to check the topics in details from here.

Don’t Miss :- CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Commerce 2018

CBSE English Syllabus for Class XII 2017 -18 Unit Wise

CBSE 12th Arts Syllabus 2018 Topic wise Unit of Syllabus

The syllabus of English is divided into three sections i.e. Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills & Literature & Long Reading Text. These sections are having weight-age of 30,30 & 40 marks.

 Name of the Unit  Topics Included
 Reading Comprehension (30 Marks) Two unseen passages with a variety of very short answer / short answer or MCQ type questions to test comprehension, interpretation and inference. Vocabulary such as word formation and inference of meaning will also be tested.

The total length of the two passages will be between 1100 – 1200 words. The passage will include two of the following:

Factual passages, e.g., instructions, descriptions, reports.
Descriptive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text.
Literary passages, e.g., extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography. A poem could be of 28-35 lines.

The passages can be literary, factual or discursive to test comprehensions. The length of one passage should be between 600-700 words.

A third passage of 400-500 words for note-making and abstraction.

 Writing Skills (30 Marks)

Short Answer Questions, e.g., advertisement and notices, designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies.

Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal / visual input.

Letter types include

  • Business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)
  • Letters to the editor (giving suggestions or opinion on issues of public interest
  • Application for a job

Very Long Answer Questions: Two compositions based on visual and/or verbal Input may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article, a debate or a speech.

 Literature & Long Reading Text (30 Marks) Flamingo and Vistas

Very Short Answer Questions – Based on an extract from poetry to test comprehension and appreciation.
Short Answer Questions – Based on prose / drama / poetry from both the texts.
Long Answer Question – Based on texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts to bring out the key messages and values.
Long Answer Question – Based on texts to test global comprehension along with analysis and extrapolation.
Long Answer Question – Based on theme, plot and incidents from the prescribed novels.
Long Answer Question – Based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the character sketch.

CBSE History Syllabus for Class XII 2018 Unit Wise

Name of the Unit  Topics
 Themes in Indian History Part – I (25 Marks) 1. The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology

Early urban centres.

2. Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

Political and economic history from the Mauryan to the Gupta period.

3. Social Histories: Using the Mahabharata

Issues in social history, including caste, class, kinship and gender.

4. A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa

  1. A brief review of religious histories of Vedic religion, Jainism, Vaisnavism, Saivism.
  2. Focus on Buddhism
 Themes in Indian History Part – II (25 Marks) 5. Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i-Akbari

  1. Structure of agrarian relations in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  2. Patterns of change over the period.

6. The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles

  1. Outline of political history 15th-17th centuries.
  2. Discussion of the Mughal court and politics.

7. New Architecture: Hampi

  1. Outline of new buildings during Vijayanagar period-temples, forts, irrigation facilities.
  2. Relationship between architecture and the political system.

8. Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi tradition

  1. Outline of religious developments during this period.
  2. Ideas and practices of the Bhakti-Sufi saints.

9. Medieval Society Through Travelers’ Accounts

Outline of social and cultural life as they appear in travelers’ accounts.

 Themes in Indian History Part – III (25 Marks) 10. Colonialism and-Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports

  1. Life of zamindars, peasants and artisans in the late 18th century
  2. East India Company, revenue settlements and surveys.
  3. Changes over the nineteenth century.

11. Representations of 1857

  1. The events of 1857-58.
  2. How these events were recorded and narrated.

12. Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports

The growth of Mumbai, Chennai, hill stations and cantonments in the 18th and 19th centuries.

13. Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes

  1. The Nationalist Movement 1918 – 48.
  2. The nature of Gandhian politics and leadership.

14. Partition through Oral Sources

  1. The history of the 1940s.
  2. Nationalism, Communalism and Partition.

15. The Making of the Constitution

  1. Independence and the new nation state.
  2. The making of the Constitution.
 Map Work (25 Marks) Map Work on Units 1-15
 Project work (25 Marks)  Practical according to teachers

CBSE Political Science Syllabus for Class HSC 2018 Unit Wise

 Name of the Unit  Topics
Part A: Contemporary World-Politics (50 Marks)
 Cold War Era  Emergence of two power blocs after the second world war. Arenas of the cold war. Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic order. India and the cold war.
 The End of bipolarity  New entities in world politics: Russia, Balkan states and Central Asian states, Introduction of democratic politics and capitalism in post-communist regimes. India’s relations with Russia and other post-communist countries.
 US Hegemony in World Politics  Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to 9/11 and attack on Iraq. Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology. India’s renegotiation of its relationship with the USA.
 Alternative centres of Power  Rise of China as an economic power in post-Maoera, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India’s changing relations with China.
 Contemporary South Asia  Democratisation in Pakistan and Nepal. Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Impact of economic globalization on the region. Conflicts and efforts for peace in South Asia. India’s relations with its neighbours.
 International Organizations  Restructuring and the future of the UN. India’s position in the restructured UN. Rise of new international actors: new international economic organisations, NGOs. How democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?
 Security in Contemporary World  Traditional concerns of security and politics of disarmament. Non-traditional or human security: global poverty, health and education. Issues of human rights and migration.
 Environment and Natural Resources  Environment movement and evolution of global environmental norms. Conflicts over traditional and common property resources. Rights of indigenous people. India’s stand in global environmental debates.
 Globalization  Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences of globalisation. Anti-globalisation movements. India as an arena of globalization and struggle against it.
 Politics in India since Independence
 Challenges of Nation-Building  Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: challenge of ‘refugee’ resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Organisation and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over language.
Era of One-Party Dominance  First three general elections, nature of Congress dominance at the national level, uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition parties.
 Politics of Planned Development  Five year plans, expansion of state sector and the rise of new economic interests. Famine and suspension of five year plans. Green revolution and its political fallouts.
 India’s External Relations  Nehru’s foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India’s nuclear programme. Shifting alliance in world politics.
 Challenges to the Congress System  Political succession after Nehru. Non-Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress’ victory in 1971 elections, politics of ‘garibi hatao’.
 Crisis of the Democratic order  Search for ‘committed’ bureaucracy and judiciary. Navnirman movement in Gujarat and the Bihar movement. Emergency: context, constitutional and extra-constitutional dimensions, resistance to emergency. 1977 elections and the formation of Janata Party. Rise of civil liberties organisations.
 Rise of Popular Movements  Farmers’ movements, Women’s movement, Environment and Development-affected people’s movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.
 Regional Aspirations  Rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti Sikh riots of 1984. The Kashmir situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.
 Recent Developments in Indian Politics  Participatory upsurge in1990s. Rise of the JD and the BJP. Increasing role of regional parties and coalition politics. Coalition governments: NDA (1998 – 2004), UPA (2004 – 2014), NDA (2014 onwards)

CBSE Psychology Syllabus for Higher Secondary 2018 Unit Wise

Unit  Topics
Variations in Psychological Attributes
  1. Introduction
  2. Individual Differences in Human Functioning
  3. Assessment of Psychological Attributes
  4. Intelligence
  5. Theories of Intelligence
    1. Theory of Multiple Intelligences
    2. Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
    3. Planning, Attention-arousal, and Simultaneous successive Model of Intelligence
  6. Individual Differences in Intelligence
    1. Variations of Intelligence
  7. Culture and Intelligence
  8. Emotional Intelligence
  9. Special Abilities
    1. Aptitude: Nature and Measurement
  10. Creativity
Self and Personality
  1. Introduction
  2. Self and Personality
  3. Concept of Self
  4. Cognitive and Behavioural Aspects of Self
    1. Self-esteem, Self-efficacy and Self-regulation
  5. Culture and Self
  6. Concept of Personality
  7. Major Approaches to the Study of Personality
    1. Type Approaches
    2. Trait Approaches
    3. Psychodynamic Approach
    4. Behavioural Approach
    5. Cultural Approach
    6. Humanistic Approach
  8. Assessment of Personality
    1. Self-report Measures
    2. Projective Techniques
    3. Behavioural Analysis
Meeting Life Challenges
  1. Introduction
  2. Nature, Types and Sources of Stress
  3. Effects of Stress on Psychological Functioning and Health
    1. Stress and Health
    2. General Adaptation Syndrome
    3. Stress and Immune System
    4. Lifestyle
  4. Coping with Stress
    1. Stress Management Techniques
  5. Promoting Positive Health and Well-being
    1. Life Skills
Psychological Disorders
  1. Introduction
  2. Concepts of abnormality and psychological Disorders
  3. Classification of Psychological Disorders
  4. Factors Underlying Abnormal Behaviour
  5. Major Psychological Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Somatoform Disorders
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Mood Disorders
    • Schizophrenic Disorders
    • Behavioural and Developmental Disorders
    • Substance-use Disorders
Therapeutic Approaches
  1. Nature and process of psychotherapy
    1. Therapeutic relationship
  2. Types of therapies
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Behaviour Therapy
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Humanistic-existential Therapy
    • Biomedical Therapy
    • Alternative Therapies
  3. Rehabilitation of the Mentally III
Attitude and Social Cognition
  1. Introduction
  2. Explaining Social Behaviour
  3. Nature and Components of Attitudes
  4. Attitude Formation and Change
    1. Attitude Formation
    2. Attitude Change
    3. Attitude-Behaviour Relationship
  5. Prejudice and Discrimination
  6. Strategies for Handling Prejudice
  7. Social Cognition
  8. Schemas and Stereotypes
  9. Impression Formation and Explaining
  10. Behaviour of Others through Attributions
    1. Impression Formation
    2. Attribution of Causality
  11. Behaviour in the Presence of Others
  12. Pro-social Behaviour
    1. Factors Affecting Pro-social Behaviour
Social Influence and Group Processes
  1. Introduction
  2. Nature and Formation of Groups
  3. Type of Groups
  4. Influence of Group on Individual Behaviour
    1. Social Loafing
    2. Group Polarisation
  5. Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
  6. Cooperation and Competition
    1. Determinants of Cooperation and Competition
  7. Social Identity
  8. Intergroup Conflict: Nature and Causes
  9. Conflict Resolution Strategies
Psychology and Life
  1. Introduction
  2. Human-Environment Relationship
    1. Different Views of the Human-Environment Relationship
  3. Environmental Effects on Human Behaviour
    1. Human Influence on the Environment
    2. Noise
    3. Pollution
    4. Crowding
    5. Natural Disasters
  4. Promoting Pro-environmental Behaviour
  5. Psychology and Social Concerns
    1. Poverty and Discrimination
    2. Aggression, Violence, and Peace
    3. Mahatma Gandhi on Non-violence
    4. Health
    5. Impact of Television on Behaviour
Developing Psychological Skills
  1. Introduction
  2. Developing as an effective Psychologist
  3. General Skills
  4. Observational Skills
  5. Specific Skills
    1. Communication Skills
    2. Psychological Testing Skills
  6. Interviewing Skills
  7. Counselling Skills

CBSE Sociology Syllabus for Class XII 2018 Unit Wise

 Unit  Topic
 Indian Society Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community
 Introducing Indian Society (Non-evaluative)
  • Theories and concepts in demography
  • Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions
 Demographic Structure & Indian Society
  • Family and Kinship
  • The Caste System
 Social Institutions-Continuity and change
  •  Sociological perspectives on markets and the economy.
  • Globalization – Interlinking of Local, Regional, National and International Markets.
 Market as a Social Institution
  • Caste Prejudice, Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes
  • Marginalization of Tribal Communities
  • The Struggle for Women’s Equality
  • The struggles of the Differently Abled
 Pattern of Social Inequality and Exclusion
  • Cultural communities and the nation state
  • Problems of Communalism, Regionalism and Casteism
  • The Nation state, religion related issues and identities
  • Communalism, secularism and the nation state
  • State and Civil Society
 Challenges of Cultural Diversity  Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization
 Suggestions for Project Work (Non-evaluative)
  • Modernization, Westernization, Sanskritisation, Secularization
  • Social Reform Movements and Laws
 Change and Development in Indian Society
  • The Constitution as an instrument of Social Change
  • Parties, Pressure Groups and Democratic Politics
  • Panchayati Raj and the Challenges of Social Transformation
 Structural Change
  • Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Emerging Agrarian society
  • Agrarian Structure : Caste & class in Rural India
  • Land Reforms
  • Green revolution and its social consequencess
  • Transformation in Rural Society
  • Globalization, Liberalization and Rural Society
 Cultural Change
  • From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
  • Getting a Job
  • Work Processes
 The Story of Democracy
  • Dimensions of Globalization
 Change and Development in Rural Society
  • Types of Mass Media: Radio, Television and Print Media
  • Changing Nature of Mass Media
 Change and Development in Industrial Society
  • Theories and Classification of Social Movements
  • Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants
  • Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses
  • Women’s Movements in Independent India
  • Tribal Movements
  • Environmental Movements

If you find all the information useful, then write a comment to et us know. If you have any question please ask in the comment section. Our team will try to help you for the same. You can also subscribe for more Syllabus in 2018. Thank You.

  • TAGS
  • 12th arts books
  • 12th arts books pdf
  • 12th arts subject
  • 12th class arts books name
  • 12th subjects science
  • arts subjects list in class 12 hsc
  • cbse subjects for class 12 science
  • subjects in 12th arts stream


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here