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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2019 - 20

Check CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2019-20. With this article, You can also download the syllabus in PDF format.

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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2019 - 20
CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2019 - 20

CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2019 - 20 is now available for download in PDF format. The link to download CBSE 12th Political Science Syllabus 2019 – 20 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.

CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2019-20: Theory

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

Units

 

Periods

Marks

 

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

 

1

Cold War Era

14

12

2

The End of bipolarity

13

3

US Hegemony in World Politics

13

12

4

Alternative centres of power

11

5

Contemporary South Asia

13

6

International Organizations

13

8

7

Security in Contemporary World

11

8

Environment and Natural Resources

11

8

9

Globalization

11

 

Total

110

40

 

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

 

 

10

Challenges of Nation Building

13

12

11

Er of One-Party Dominance

12

12

Politics of Planned Development

11

13

India’s External relations

13

6

14

Challenges to the Congress System

13

10

15

Crisis of the Democatitic Order

13

16

Rise of Popular Movements

11

12

17

Regional aspirations

11

18

Recent Developments in Indian Politics

13

 

Total

110

40

 

Grand Total

 

80 Marks






CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2019-20: All Subjects

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

1. Cold War Era (14 Periods)

Emergence of two power blocs after the second world war.

Arenas of the cold war.

Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic order.

India and the cold war.

2. The End of Bipolarity (13 Periods)

New entities in world politics: Russia, Balkan states and Central Asian states.

Introduction of democratic politics and capitalism in postcommunist regimes. India’s relations with Russia and other post-communist countries.

3. US Hegemony in World Politics (13 Periods)

Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to

9/11 and attack on Iraq.

Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology.

India’s renegotiation of its relationship with USA.

4. Alternative Centres of Power (11 Periods)

Rise of China as an economic power in post-Mao era, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India’s changing relations with China.

5. Contemporary South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era (13 Periods)

Democratisation in Pakistan and Nepal. Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Impact of economic globalization on the region.

Conflicts and efforts for peace in South Asia. India’s relation with its neighbours.

6. International Organizations (13 Periods)

Restructuring and the future of the UN. India’s position in the restructured UN. Rise of new international actors: new international economic organizations, NGOs. How democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?

7. Security in Contemporary World (11 Periods)

Traditional concerns of security and politics of disarmament.

Non-traditional or human security: global poverty, health and education.

Issues of human rights and migration.

8. Environment and Natural Resources (11 Periods)

Environment movement and evolution of global environmental norms. Conflicts over traditional and common property resources. Rights of indigenous people. India’s stand in global environmental debates.

9. Globalization (11 Periods)

Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences of globalization. Anti-globalization movements. India as an arena of globalization and struggle against it.

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

10. Challenges of Nation-Building (13 Periods)

Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: challenge of ‘refugee’ resettlement, the Kashmir problem.

Organization and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over language.

11. Era of One-Party Dominance (12 Periods)

First three general elections, nature of Congress dominance at the national level, uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition parties.

12. Politics of Planned Development (11 Periods)

Five year plans, expansion of state sector and the rise of new economic interests. Famine and suspension of five year plans. Green Revolution and its political fallouts.

13. India’s External Relations (13 Periods)

Nehru’s foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India’s nuclear programme. Shifting alliance in world politics.

14. Challenges to the Congress System (13 Periods)

Political succession after Nehru. Non-Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress’ victory in 1971 elections, politics of ‘garibi hatao’

15. Crisis of the Democratic Order (13 Periods)

Search for ‘committed’ bureaucracy and judiciary. Navnirman movement in Gujarat and the Bihar movement. Emergency: context, constitutional and extra-constitutional dimensions, resistance to emergency. 1977 elections and the formation of Janata Party. Rise of civil liberties organizations.

16. Popular Movements in India (11 Periods)

Farmers’ movements, Women’s movement, Environment and

Development-affected people’s movements. Implementation of

Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.

17. Regional Aspirations (11 Periods)

Rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. The Kashmir situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.

18. Recent Developments in Indian Politics (13 Periods)

Participatory upsurge in 1990s. rise of the JD and the BJP.

Increasing role of regional parties and coalition politics.

Coalition governments:

NDA (1998-2004)

UPA (2004-2014)

NDS (2014 onwards)

CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2019-20: Project Work

Details of Project Work

1. The Project work will be implemented in class XII from the session ie 2019-20.

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 internal as well as the external examiner.

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 the preparation of Project Work. The topics for Project Work taken up by the student must be discussed by the teacher in the classroom.

Prescribed Books:

1. Contemporary World Politics, Class XII, Published by NCERT

2. Politics in India since Independence, Class XII, Published by NCERT

Download CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2019 - 20 in PDF format

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