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Maharashtra State Board HSC Chemistry Syllabus, Pattern and Marks Allotment

Maharashtra Board has prescribed new syllabus for Higher Secondary Chemistry subject and has considered national level curriculum for the subject. This has been done considering that students will be appearing for state level and national level entrance exams for admissions to medical courses, engineering and technology courses. Therefore, the new syllabus of Maharashtra Board HSC Chemistry subject has been designed on basis of curriculum prescribed by NCERT so as to make students ready for challenges of Entrance Exams.

Maharashtra Board Class 11th and Class 12th syllabus contains topics like physical, organic, inorganic, industrial, analytical and polymer chemistry. The new syllabus of HSC Chemistry by Maharashtra Board includes new formulations and nomenclature of elements, compounds and IUPAC units of physical quantities as well as new nomenclature, symbols and formulations, fundamental concepts, modern techniques.

Maharashtra Board HSC Syllabus for Chemistry –

Class 11th Chemistry Syllabus:

Units

Chapter name

Unit 1

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Unit 2

States of matter : Gases and liquids

Unit 3

Structure of atom

Unit 4

Periodic table

Unit 5

Redox reactions

Unit 6

Chemical equilibrium

Unit 7

Surface chemistry

Unit 8

Nature of chemical bond

Unit 9

Hydrogen

Unit 10

s-Block elements (Alkali and alkaline earth metals)

Group 1 and Group 2 elements

Unit 11

p-Block elements Group Introduction to p-Block elements

Group 13 elements

Group 14 elements

Unit 12

Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry

Unit 13

Alkanes

Unit 14

Alkenes

Unit 15

Alkynes

Unit 16

Aromatic compounds

Unit 17

Environmental chemistry

Maharashtra Board HSC Syllabus for Chemistry –

Class 12th Chemistry Syllabus:

Units

Chapter name

Unit 1

Solid State

Unit 2

Solutions and Colligative properties

Unit 3

Chemical thermodynamics and energetic

Unit 4

Electrochemistry

Unit 5

Chemical kinetics

Unit 6

General principles and processes of isolation of elements

Unit 7

p-Block elements:

Group 15 elements

Group 16 elements

Group 17 elements

Group 18 elements

Unit 8

d and f Block Elements:

d-Block Elements

f-Block elements

Unit 9

Coordination compounds

Unit 10

Halogen derivatives of alkanes (and arenes):

Haloalkanes

Haloarenes

Unit 11

Alcohols, phenols and ethers:

Alcohol

Phenols

Ethers

Unit 12

Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids:

Aldehydes and ketones

Carboxylic acids

Unit 13

Organic compounds containing nitrogen:

Amines

Cyanides and isocyanides

Diazonium salts

Unit 14

Biomolecules:

Carbohydrates

Proteins

Vitamins

Nucleic acids

Unit 15

Polymers

Unit 16

Chemistry in everyday life:

Chemicals in medicines

Chemicals in food

Cleansing agents

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Examination Pattern of Maharashtra Board HSC Chemistry Subject–

There will be only one paper for the subject of total 100 marks and the weightage is as given below –

  • Theory paper – 70 marks
  • Practical/Viva– 30 marks

The questions for HSC Chemistry subject is of –

  1. Multiple Choice Questions type
  2. Very Short Answer Type
  3. Short Answer Type I
  4. Short Answer Type II
  5. Long Answer Type
 

As per the marking scheme of Maharashtra Board HSC Chemistry Subject, the questions have been allotted marks as under –

  • MCQ – 1 mark
  • VSA –1 mark
  • SA I – 2 marks
  • SA II – 3 marks
  • LA – 5 marks

Chapter-wise Marks Distribution for Class 11th Chemistry Subject:

Units

Chapter name

Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

4

Unit 2: States of matter : Gases and liquids

5

Unit 3: Structure of atom

5

Unit 4: Periodic table

4

Unit 5: Redox reactions

3

Unit 6:Chemical equilibrium

4

Unit 7: Surface chemistry

3

Unit 8: Nature of chemical bond

7

Unit 9: Hydrogen

3

Unit 10: s-Block elements (Alkali and alkaline earth metals) - Group 1 and Group 2 elements

5

Unit 11: p-Block elements Group Introduction to p-Block elements - Group 13 elements and Group 14 elements

5

Unit 12: Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry

6

Unit 13: Alkanes

4

Unit 14 : Alkenes

3

Unit 15 : Alkynes

3

Unit 16: Aromatic compounds

3

Unit 17: Environmental chemistry

3

Total

70 marks

Chapter-wise Marks Distribution for Class 12th Chemistry Subject:

Units

Chapter name

Unit 1: Solid State

4

Unit 2: Solutions and Colligative properties

5

Unit 3: Chemical thermodynamics and energetic

6

Unit 4: Electrochemistry

5

Unit 5: Chemical kinetics

4

Unit 6: General principles and processes of isolation of elements

3

Unit 7: p-Block elements(Group 15 elements, Group 16 elements, Group 17 elements, Group 18 elements)

8

Unit 8: d and f Block Elements

5

Unit 9: Coordination compounds

3

Unit 10: Halogen derivatives of alkanes and arenes

4

Unit 11: Alcohols, phenols and ethers

4

Unit 12: Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids

5

Unit 13: Organic compounds containing nitrogen

4

Unit 14: Biomolecules

4

Unit 15: Polymers

3

Unit 16: Chemistry in everyday life

3

Total

70

Difficulty level of Maharashtra Board HSC Chemistry question paper –

The difficulty level of questions has been decided as under –

  • Most difficulty question – 20%
  • Average difficulty questions -50%
  • Easy questions – 30%
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Moreover, the students will be tested for their knowledge and skills as per the weightage given below – 

  • Concept knowledge has been given weightage of 30%
  • Subject understanding has been given 40% weightage
  • Skills of Knowledge Application has been given 30% weightage
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