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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21 (Revised & Reduced By 30%)

CBSE revised Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21 is now available for download in PDF format. The link to download CBSE 12th Political Science Syllabus 2020-21 is given at the end of this article. The Syllabus for this subject has been recently released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) along with syllabuses of other subjects. It contains complete details about course structure and project work.

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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21 (Revised & Reduced By 30%)

Total Marks = 100 (80 Theory + 20 Project Work)

Time: 3 hrs. Max. Marks: 80

Part A: Contemporary World Politics 

Units

Contents

Periods

Marks

1

Cold War Era and Non–aligned Movement

18

6

2

The End of Bipolarity

18

8

3

New Centres of Power

16

8

4

South Asia and the Contemporary World

16

6

5

United Nations and its Organizations

12

6

6

Globalization

10

6

 

Total

90

40

Part B: Politics in India Since Independence  

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Units

Contents

Periods

Marks

7

Challenges of Nation-Building

20

 

08

8

Planned Development

04

04

9

India's Foreign Policy

05

04

10

Parties and the Party Systems in India

15

08

11

Democratic Resurgence

15

08

12

Indian Politics: Trends and Developments

16

08

 

Total

75

40

COURSE CONTENT 

Part A: Contemporary World Politics  

 1

Cold War and Non-aligned Movement

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

18 Periods

 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).

18

Periods

 3

New Centres of Power

Organizations: European Union, ASEAN, SAARC, BRICS. Nations: Russia, China, Israel, India.

16

Periods

 4

South Asia and the Contemporary World

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

 16

Periods

 5

United Nations and its Organizations

Principle Organs, Key Agencies: UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, ILO, Security

Council and the Need for its Expansion.

 12

Periods

 6

Globalization

Globalization: Meaning, Manifestations and Debates.

 10

Periods

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.

20 Periods

8

Planned Development

• National Development Council, NITI Aayog.

 

 04 Periods

 9

India's Foreign Policy

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

05 Periods

10

Parties and the Party Systems in India

•    Congress System

•    Bi-party System

•    Multi-party Coalition System.

15 Periods

 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.

15 Periods

 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.

16 Periods

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.

Note: The above textbooks are also available in Hindi and Urdu versions.

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 internalas 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.

For more details, download the PDF of CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2020-21 from the link given below

CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus (Reduced) 2020-21 (Released on 7th July)

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