CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2020-21| Check Latest Exam Pattern

CBSE has released Class 11 History Syllabus 2020-21 which is revised as the board has decided to reduce the syllabus for this academic session due to coronavirus pandemic. The annual board examination will be of 80 marks while project work will be of 20 Marks.

CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2020-21


Introduction to World History-
Section A Early Societies8

1.-Deleted for the session-2020-2021-
2.Writing and City Life-
Section B: Empires20
3.An empire across three continents -
4.Central Islamic lands-
5.Deleted for the session-2020-2021-
Section C: Changing Traditions20

6.Three orders-
7.Changing cultural traditions-
8.Deleted for the session-2020-2021-
Section D: Paths to Modernization28
9.The Industrial Revolution-
10.Displacing indigenous People-
11.Paths to modernization-
Map work (units 1-11 )4
Project Work20
Total100 Marks
2.Writing and city Life

Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE
a) Growth of towns
b) Nature of early urban societies
c) Historians’ Debate on uses of writing

3. An empire across Three continents

Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE
a) Political evolution
b) Economic Expansion
c) Religion-culture foundation
d) Late Antiquity
e) Historians’ view on the Institution of Slavery

4. Central Islamic Lands

Focus: 7th to 12th centuries
a) Polity
b) Economy
c) Culture
d) Historians’ viewpoints on the nature of the crusades

6. The three orders.

Focus: Western Europe 13th -16th century
a) Feudal society and economy
b) Formation of state
c) Church and society
d) Historians’ views on decline of feudalism

7. Changing Cultural Traditions

Focus: Europe 14th-17th century
a) New ideas and new trends in literature and arts
b) Relationship with earlier ideas
c) The contribution of West Asia
d) Historians’ viewpoint on the validity of the notion' European Renaissance

9.The industrial Revolution

Focus: England 18th to 19th century
a) Innovations and technological change
b) Patterns of growth
c) Emergence of working class
d) Historians’ viewpoint, Debate on ‘Was there an Industrial Revolution?’

10.Displacing Indigenous People

Focus: North America and Australia, 18th to 20th century

a) European colonists in North America and Australia
b) Formation of White Settler societies
c) Displacement and repression of local people
d) Historians’ viewpoint on the impact of European settlement on indigenous population

11.Paths to Modernization

Focus: East Asia, late 19th to 20th century
a) Militarization and economic growth in Japan
b) China and the communist alternative
c) Historians’ Debate on the meaning of modernization

Deleted Chapter from Class 11 History Syllabus 2020-21

• Theme 1 - Early Societies - Complete Chapter
• Theme 5 - Nomadic Empires - Complete Chapter
• Theme 8 - Confrontation of Cultures - Complete Chapter

Prescribed Books:

1. Themes in World History, Class XI, Published by NCERT

Download Class 11 History Syllabus 2020-21

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