CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2018  2019
Check CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Economics Exam 2019. This syllabus contains complete details about course structure, recommended books and other information for the preparation of exam. You can download CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2018  2019 from the download link given at the end of this article.
Important portion of CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2018  2019 is given below
Name of the Units and their weightage
Units 

Marks 
Part A 
Introductory Microeconomics 


Introduction 
4 

Consumer's Equilibrium and Demand 
13 

Producer Behaviour and Supply 
13 

Forms of Market and Price Determination under perfect competition with simple applications 
10 


40 
Part B 
Statistics for Economics 


1. Introduction 
13 

2. Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data 


3. Statistical Tools and Interpretation 
27 


40 



Part C 
Project Work 
20 
Details of topics and subtopics to be covered in each unit
Part A: Introductory Microeconomics
Unit 1: Introduction
Meaning of microeconomics and macroeconomics; positive and normative economics
What is an economy? Central problems of an economy: what, how and for whom to produce; concepts of production possibility frontier and opportunity cost.
Unit 2:
Consumer's Equilibrium and Demand equilibrium  meaning of utility, marginal utility, law of diminishing marginal utility, conditions of consumer's equilibrium using marginal utility analysis.
Indifference curve analysis of consumer's equilibriumthe consumer's budget (budget set and budget line), preferences of the consumer (indifference curve, indifference map) and conditions of consumer's equilibrium.
Demand, market demand, determinants of demand, demand schedule, demand curve and its slope, movement along and shifts in the demand curve; price elasticity of demand  factors affecting price elasticity of demand; measurement of price elasticity of demand – percentagechange method.
Unit 3: Producer Behaviour and Supply
Meaning of Production Function – ShortRun and LongRun
Total Product, Average Product and Marginal Product. Returns to a Factor
Cost: Short run costs  total cost, total fixed cost, total variable cost; Average cost; Average fixed cost, average variable cost and marginal costmeaning and their relationships.
Revenue  total, average and marginal revenue  meaning and their relationship.
Producer's equilibriummeaning and its conditions in terms of marginal revenuemarginal cost. Supply, market supply, determinants of supply, supply schedule, supply curve and its slope, movements along and shifts in supply curve, price elasticity of supply; measurement of price elasticity of supply  percentagechange method.
Unit 4:Forms of Market and Price Determination under Perfect Competition with simple applications.
Perfect competition  Features; Determination of market equilibrium and effects of shifts in demand and supply.
Other Market Forms  monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly  their meaning and features. Simple Applications of Demand and Supply: Price ceiling, price floor.
Part B: Statistics for Economics
In this course, the learners are expected to acquire skills in collection, organisation and presentation of quantitative and qualitative information pertaining to various simple economic aspects systematically. It also intends to provide some basic statistical tools to analyse, and interpret any economic information and draw appropriate inferences. In this process, the learners are also expected to understand the behaviour of various economic data.
Unit 1: Introduction
What is Economics?
Meaning, scope, functions and importance of statistics in Economics
Unit 2: Collection, Organisation and Presentation of data
Collection of data  sources of data  primary and secondary; how basic data is collected, with concepts of Sampling; Sampling and NonSampling errors; methods of collecting data; some important sources of secondary data: Census of India and National Sample Survey Organisation.
Organisation of Data: Meaning and types of variables; Frequency Distribution.
Presentation of Data: Tabular Presentation and Diagrammatic Presentation of Data: (i) Geometric forms (bar diagrams and pie diagrams), (ii) Frequency diagrams (histogram, polygon and ogive) and (iii) Arithmetic line graphs (time series graph).
Unit 3: Statistical Tools and Interpretation
(For all the numerical problems and solutions, the appropriate economic interpretation may be attempted. This means, the students need to solve the problems and provide interpretation for the results derived.)
Measures of Central Tendency mean (simple and weighted), median and mode
Measures of Dispersion  absolute dispersion (range, quartile deviation, mean deviation and standard deviation); relative dispersion (coefficient of range, coefficient of quartiledeviation, coefficient of mean deviation, coefficient of variation); Lorenz Curve: Meaning, construction and its application.
Correlation – meaning and properties, scatter diagram; Measures of correlation  Karl Pearson's method
(two variables ungrouped data) Spearman's rank correlation.
Introduction to Index Numbers  meaning, types  wholesale price index, consumer price index and index of industrial production, uses of index numbers; Inflation and index numbers.
Part C: Developing Project in Economics
The students may be encouraged to develop projects, as per the suggested project guidelines. Case studies of a few organisations / outlets may also be encouraged. Under this the students will do only ONE comprehensive project using concepts from both part A and part B.
Some of the examples of the projects are as follows (they are not mandatory but suggestive): (i) A report on demographic structure of your neighborhood.
(ii) Changing consumer awareness amongst households.
(iii) Dissemination of price information for growers and its impact on consumers.
(iv) Study of a cooperative institution: milk cooperatives, marketing cooperatives, etc.
(v) Case studies on public private partnership, outsourcing and outward Foreign Direct Investment.
(vi) Global warming.
(vii) Designing ecofriendly projects applicable in school such as paper and water recycle.
The idea behind introducing this unit is to enable the students to develop the ways and means by which a project can be developed using the skills learned in the course. This includes all the steps involved in designing a project starting from choosing a title, exploring the information relating to the title, collection of primary and secondary data, analysing the data, presentation of the project and using various statistical tools and their inter
Prescribed books
1. Statistics for Economics, Class XI, NCERT
2. Indian Economic Development, Class XI, NCERT
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