CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21| Check Latest Exam Pattern

CBSE has released Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21 that will help you in understanding which topics are important for the purpose of examinations. This year the board has decided to reduce the syllabus by 30 percent due to ongoing health crisis. The question paper will be of 80 marks while project will be of 20 marks.

CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

Units Contents Marks
1 Cold War Era and Non–aligned Movement 6
2 The End of Bipolarity 8
3 New Centres of Power 8
4 South Asia and the Contemporary World 6
5 United Nations and its Organizations 6
6 Globalization 6
- Total 40

Part B: Politics in India Since Independence

Units Contents Marks
7 Challenges of Nation-Building  8
8 Planned Development 4
9 India's Foreign Policy 4
10 Parties and the Party Systems in India 8
11 Democratic Resurgence 8
12 Indian Politics: Trends and Developments 8
- Total 40

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

1. Cold War and Non-aligned Movement
Emergence of two power blocs/Bipolarity, Non-aligned Movement (NAM).

2. The End of Bipolarity
Disintegration of Soviet Union, Unipolar World, Middle East Crisis – Afghanistan, Gulf War, Democratic Politics and Democratization – CIS and the 21st Century (Arab Spring).

3. New Centres of Power
Organizations: European Union, ASEAN, SAARC, BRICS. Nations: Russia, China, Israel, India.

4. South Asia and the Contemporary World
Conflicts and efforts for Peace and Democratization in South Asia: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives.

5. United Nations and its Organizations
Principle Organs, Key Agencies: UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, ILO, Security Council and the Need for its Expansion.

6. Globalization
Globalization: Meaning, Manifestations and Debates.

Part B: Politics in India Since Independence

7. Challenges of Nation- Building
• Nation and Nation Building
• Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Integration of States
• Legacy of Partition: Challenge of Refugee, Resettlement, Kashmir Issue, Nehru’s Approach to Nation – Building
• Political Conflicts over Language and Linguistic Organization of States.

8. Planned Development
• National Development Council, NITI Aayog.

9. India's Foreign Policy
• Principles of Foreign Policy, India’s Changing Relations with Other Nations: US, Russia, China, Israel;

10. Parties and the Party Systems in India
• Congress System
• Bi-party System
• Multi-party Coalition System.

11. Democratic Resurgence
• Jai Prakash Narayan and Total Revolution
• Ram Manohar Lohiya and Socialism
• Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Integral Humanism
• National Emergency
• Democratic Upsurges– Participation of the Adults, Backwards and Youth.

12. Indian Politics: Trends and Developments
Era of Coalitions: National Front, United Front, United Progressive Alliance [UPA] – I & II, National Democratic Alliance [NDA] – I, II, III& IV, Issues of Development and Governance.

Prescribed Books:

1. Contemporary World Politics, Class XII, Published by NCERT
2. Politics in India since Independence, Class XII, Published by NCERT
3. Uploaded Additional Study Material

Project Work: 20 Marks

Details of Project Work

1. The Project work will be implemented for 20 Marks.
2. Out of 20 marks, 10 marks are to be allotted to viva voce and 10 marks for project work.
3. For class XII, the evaluation for 20 marks project work should be done jointly by the internal as well as the external examiners.
4. The project can be individual/pair/group of 4-5 each. The Project can be made on any of the topics given in the syllabus of a particular class.
5. The suggestive list of activities for project work is as follows: -
Role Play, Skit, Presentation, Model, Field Survey, Mock Drills/Mock Event etc.
6. The teacher should give enough time for preparation of the Project Work. The topics for Project Work taken up by the student must be discussed by the teacher in classroom.

Scheme of Options:

• Question paper will be in two parts i.e. Part A and Part B. In each part, internal choice will be of
33%.

• In order to assess different mental abilities of learners, question paper is likely to include questions based on passages, visuals such as maps, cartoons. No factual question will be asked on the information given in the plus (+) boxes in the textbooks.

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