CBSE 12th Class Sociology Syllabus

Course Structure

Parts/Units Topics Marks
Part A Indian Society 32
Unit 1 Introducing Indian Society
Unit 2 Demographic Structure and Indian Society 6
Unit 3 Social Institution-Continuity and Change 6
Unit 4 Market as a Social Institution 6
Unit 5 Pattern of Social Inequality and Exclusion 6
Unit 6 Challenges of Cultural Diversity 8
Unit 7 Suggestions for Project Work
Part B Change and Development in Indian Society 48
Unit 8 Structural Change 6
Unit 9 Cultural Change 6
Unit 10 The Story of Democracy 6
Unit 11 Change and Development in Rural Society 6
Unit 12 Change and Development in Industrial Society 6
Unit 13 Globalization and Social Change 6
Unit 14 Mass Media and Communications 6
Unit 15 Social Movements 6
Part C Practical Work 20
Total (Part A + Part B + Part C) 100

Course Syllabus

Part A: Indian Society

Unit 1: Introducing Indian Society

  • Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community

Unit 2: Demographic Structure and Indian Society

  • Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions

Unit 3: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change

  • Family and Kinship
  • The Caste System

Unit 4: Market as a Social Institution

  • Market as a Social Institution

Unit 5: Pattern of Social Inequality and Exclusion

  • Caste Prejudice, Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes
  • Marginalization of Tribal Communities
  • The Struggle for Women’s Equality
  • The Protection of Religious Minorities
  • Caring for the Differently Abled

Unit 6: The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

  • Problems of Communalism, Regionalism, Casteism and Patriarchy
  • Role of the State in a Plural and Unequal Society
  • What We Share

Unit 7: Suggestions for Project Work

B. Change and Development in India

Unit 8: Structural Change

  • Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization

Unit 9: Cultural Change

  • Modernization, Westernization, Sanskritisation, Secularization
  • Social Reform Movements and Laws

Unit 10: The Story of Democracy

  • The Constitution as an instrument of Social Change
  • Parties, Pressure Groups and Democratic Politics
  • Panchayati Raj and the Challenges of Social Transformation

Unit 11: Change and Development in Rural Society

  • Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Agrarian Society

Unit 12: Change and Development in Industrial Society

  • From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
  • Changes in the Class Structure

Unit 13: Globalisation and Social Change

Unit 14: Mass Media and Communication Process

Unit 15: 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

Practical Work

  • Project (undertaken during the academic year at school level)
    • Statement of the purpose
    • Methodology/Technique
    • Conclusion
  • Viva – based on the project work
  • Research design
    • Overall format
    • Research Question/Hypothesis
    • Choice of technique
    • Detailed procedure for implementation of technique
    • Limitations of the above technique

To download pdf Click here.

Kickstart Your Career

Get certified by completing the course

Get Started