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

CBSE has released Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21. Due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the board has decided to cut down the syllabus by 30 percent. The annual board examination will be of 80 marks while project work will be of 20 Marks.

CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21

Part A: Indian Constitution at work-
3Election and Representation12
4.The legislature
5.The executive12
6.The judiciary
8.Local Governments3


Part B: Political Theory-
1.Political Theory: An Introduction04


Paper I: India Constitution at Work

Unit I: Constitution

Constitution: The Philosophy and Making of The Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Constitutional Amendments.

Unit II: Rights in the Indian Constitution

Merged with Unit 1

Unit III: Election and Representation

Elections and Democracy, Election System in India, Electoral Reforms.

Unit IV: The Legislature

Why do we need a Parliament?, Unicameral/Bicameral Legislature, Functions and Powers of the
Parliament, Parliamentary Committees, Parliamentary Officials: Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Parliamentary Secretary.

Unit V: The Executive

Parliamentary Executive in India, the President, the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Permanent Executive: Bureaucracy.

Unit VI: The Judiciary

Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? Structure and jurisdiction of the Judiciary, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Judicial Over-reach.

Unit VII: Local Governments

73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments

Unit VIII: Constitution as a living document

Merged with Unit 1

Paper II: Political Theory

Unit IX: Political Theory: An Introduction

What is Politics? Politics vs Political Theory, Importance of Political Theory.

Unit X: Liberty

Liberty vs Freedom, Negative and Positive Liberty.

Unit XI: Equality

What is Equality? Significance of Equality. Various dimensions of Equality. How can we promote Equality?

Unit XII: Justice

What is Justice? Different Dimension of Justice, Distributive Justice.

Unit XIII: Rights

What are Rights? History of Rights, Kinds of Rights, Human Rights.

Unit XIV: Development

Growth vs Development, Different Models of Development: Welfare State Model, Market Model, Developmental Model.

Topics deleted from Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21

Book I: Indian Constitution at Work

• Unit 6: Federalism (Completely Deleted)

• Unit 7: Local Governments
These topics are deleted from this unit:
Why do we need Local Governments?
Growth of Local Government in India.

Book II: Political Theory

Unit 13: Citizenship (Completely Deleted)

Unit 14: Nationalism (Completely Deleted)

Unit 15: Secularism (Completely Deleted)

Prescribed Books:

• Indian Constitution at work, Class XI, Published by NCERT
• Political Theory, Class XI, Published by NCERT

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