CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2017-18

CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2017-18

Download latest cbse Class 12 Sociology syllabus for March 2018 board exam. Class 12 Sociology CBSE Board exam will be of 80 marks & 20 marks will be of Practicals. Indian Society will constitute 32 marks & Change and Development in Indian Society will weight 48 marks, details of which are given in the syllabus.

Although the topics and textbooks remain same, the syllabus to be covered for board exam vary year by year. Along with Sociology syllabus for class 12 cbse has also issued the chapter-wise breakup of questions along with weightage of each chapter. That’s why it is recommended to download latest Class 12 Sociology syllabus 2018 this year and be on safe side. We’ve got several queries from students throughout the country regarding their poor performance in the board exams. One noteworthy point among them was that most of them didn’t bother about the Sociology syllabus issued by CBSE, they just practised the sample papers or directly appeared in board exams. It’s very important to avoid such situation. Be smart, prepare according to syllabus and practise at least sample papers issued by cbse and previous year questions.  The books of the Geography for class 11 and 12 are also very helpful in UPSC exam.

Here we have presented the Sociology class 12 syllabus issued by cbse in the same format as released by CBSE, without any changes or editing from our side. Students are advised to download the Sociology syllabus of class 12 cbse for the March 2018 exam even if you have the previous year syllabus because there might be changes in the syllabus, question pattern and weightage of each chapter.

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Detailed Syllabus Sociology Class 12  Session: 2017-18

A. Indian Society

Unit 1: Introducing Indian Society 

  • Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community

Unit 2: Demographic Structure and Indian Society

  • Theories and concepts in demography
  • Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions

Unit 3: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change

  • Family and Kinship
  • The Caste System

Unit 4: Market as a Social Institution

  •  Sociological perspectives on markets and the economy.
  • Globalization – Interlinking of Local, Regional, National and International Markets.

Unit 5: Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion

  • Caste Prejudice, Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes
  • Marginalization of Tribal Communities
  • The Struggle for Women’s Equality
  • The struggles of the Differently Abled

Unit 6: The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

  • Cultural communities and the nation state
  • Problems of Communalism, Regionalism and Casteism
  • The Nation state, religion related issues and identities
  • Communalism, secularism and the nation state
  • State and Civil Society

Unit 7: Suggestions for Project Work

B. Change and Development in India

Unit 8: Structural Change 

  • Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization

Unit 9: Cultural Change 

  • Modernization, Westernization, Sanskritisation, Secularization
  • Social Reform Movements and Laws

Unit 10: The Story of Democracy 

  • The Constitution as an instrument of Social Change
  • Parties, Pressure Groups and Democratic Politics
  • Panchayati Raj and the Challenges of Social Transformation

Unit 11: Change and Development in Rural Society 

  • Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Emerging Agrarian society
  • Agrarian Structure : Caste & class in Rural India
  • Land Reforms
  • Green revolution and its social consequencess
  • Transformation in Rural Society
  • Globalization, Liberalization and Rural Society

Unit 12: Change and Development in Industrial Society 

  • From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
  • Getting a Job
  • Work Processes

Unit 13: Globalisation and Social Change

  • Dimensions of Globalization

Unit 14: Mass Media and Communication

  • Types of Mass Media: Radio, Television and Print Media
  • Changing Nature of Mass Media

Unit 15: Social Movements 

  • Theories and Classification of Social Movements
  • Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants
  • Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses
  • Women’s Movements in Independent India
  • Tribal Movements
  • Environmental Movements

Prescribed Books:

1. Introducing Sociology, Class XI, Published by NCERT
2. Understanding Society, Class XI, Published by NCERT
3. Indian Society, Class XII, Published by NCERT
4. Social Change and Development in India, Class XII, published by NCERT


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