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

CBSE has released Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2020-21. This year due to coronavirus pandemic, the board has reduced the syllabus and remove various topics. The question paper will be of 80 marks. Practical Work will be conducted of 20 marks.

CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2020-21

Unit Name
 AIndian Society 40
 BChange and Development in Indian Society  40


A. Indian Society

Unit 1 Introducing Indian Society

• Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community (Nonevaluative)

Unit 2 The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

• Theories and concepts in demography
• Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions
• Population Policy in India

Unit 3 Social Institutions: Continuity and Change

• Caste and the Caste System
• Tribal Communities
• Family and Kinship

Unit 5 Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

• Social Inequality and Social Exclusion
• Systems justifying and perpetuating Inequality - Caste, Tribe, the Other Backward Classes
• Adivasi Struggles
• The Struggle for Women’s Equality and Rights
• The struggles of the Differently Abled

Unit 6 The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

• Cultural communities and the nation state
• Regionalism in the Indian context
• The Nation state and religion related issues and identities
• Communalism, secularism and the nation state
• State and Civil Society

Unit 7 Suggestions for Project Work

B. Social change and development in India

Unit 8 Structural Change

• Understanding Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization

Unit 9 Cultural Change

• Social Reform Movements
• Different Kinds of Social Change: Sanskritisation, Westernization, Modernization, Secularization

Unit 11 Change and Development in Rural Society

• Agrarian Structure : Caste & class in Rural India
• Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Emerging Agrarian society
• Green revolution and its social consequences
• Transformation in Rural Society
• Circulation of labour
• Globalization, Liberalization and Rural Society

Unit 12 Change and Development in Industrial Society

• From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
• How people find Jobs
• Work Processes: How work is carried out, working conditions, home based work, Strikes and Unions

Unit 15 Social Movements

• Concept of Social Movements
• Theories and Classification of Social Movements
• Environmental Movements
• Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants
• Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Class/Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses
• Tribal Movements
• Women’s Movements in Independent India

Practical Examination

Unit wise Weightage 
AProject (undertaken during the academic year at school level)
1. Introduction -2 Marks
2. Statement of Purpose – 2 Marks
3. Research Question – 2 Marks
4. Methodology – 3 Marks
5. Data Analysis – 4 Marks
6. Conclusion – 2 Marks
15 Marks
BViva - based on the project work02 Marks

20 Marks

Prescribed Books:

• Indian Society, Class XII, Published by NCERT
• Social Change and Development in India, Class XII, published by NCERT

Download Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2020-21

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