CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2021-22

Political Science Syllabus. Class 12, CBSE

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

Time: 3 hrs. Max. Marks: 80

Part – A: Contemporary World Politics

1. Cold War Era

  • Emergence of two power blocs/Bipolarity.
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). 

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)

3. New Centers of Power

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

4. South Asia and the Contemporary World

  • Conflicts and efforts for peace in South Asia: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives

5. United Nations and its Organizations 

  • Principal Organs, Key Agencies: UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, ILO, Security Council and its Need for Expansion.

6. Globalization

  • Globalization: Meaning, Manifestations and Debates.

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.

8. Planned Development 

  • National Development Council
  • NITI Aayog

9. India’s Foreign Policy

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

10. Parties and the Party Systems in India

  • Congress System
  • Bi- party System
  • Multi-party Coalition System

11. Democratic Resurgence

  • Jai Prakash Narayan and Total Revolution
  • Ram Manohar Lohiya and Socialism
  • Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Integral Humanism National Emergence
  • Democratic Upsurges: Participation of the Adults, Backwards and Youth.
  • Era of Coalition
  • National Front
  • UnitedProgressive Alliance [UPA] I &II
  • National Democratic Alliance [NDA]- I,II,III & IV, Issues of Development and Governance

( Note: Practice of Passage, Map and Cartoon based questions from entire Syllabus is mandatory)

Marking Scheme

Part – A: Contemporary World Politics

Units ContentsPeriodsMarks
1.Cold War Era and Non aligned Movement186
2.The End of Bipolarity188
3.New Centres of Power168
4.South Asia and the Contemporary World166
5.United Nations and its Organizations126

Part-B: Politics in India since Independence

7. Challenges of Nation-Building2008
8.Planned Development0404
9.India’s Foreign Policy0504
10.Parties and the Party Systems in India1508
11.Democratic Resurgence1508
12.Indian Politics: Trends and Developments1608

Project Work

              Details of Project Work
? The Project work will be implemented in class XII from the session ie 2019-20.
? Out of 20 marks, 10 marks are to be allotted to viva voce and 10 marks for 
 project work.
? For class XII, the evaluation for 20 marks project work should be done jointly 
 by the internal as well as the external examiner.
? 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.
? The suggestive list of activities for project work is as follows:-
Role Play, Skit, Presentation, Model, Field Survey, Mock Drills/Mock Event etc.

? 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. 

Click Below For Chapters

Chapter 1: Cold War Era and Non aligned Movement

Chapter 2: The End of Bipolarity

Chapter 3: New Centres of Power

Chapter 4: South Asia and the Contemporary World

Chapter 5: United Nations and its Organizations

Chapter 6: Globalization

Chapter 7: Challenges of Nation-Building

Chapter 8: Planned Development

Chapter 9: India’s Foreign Policy

Chapter 10: Parties and the Party Systems in India

Chapter 11: Democratic Resurgence

Chapter 12: Indian Politics: Trends and Developments

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