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CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus 2022-23 includes Nature and Purpose of Business, Forms of Business Organisations, Public, Private and Global Enterprises, Emerging Modes of Business etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 11 Business Studies CBSE latest sample question papers for the 2023 exams, please install the myCBSEguide App which is the best mobile app for CBSE students. The myCBSEguide app not only provides you the CBSE class 11 Business Studies model question papers but it also provides class 11 Business Studies chapter-wise test papers, class 11 Business Studies best revision notes and other study material for class 11 Business Studies students.

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CBSE Class – 11
Business Studies (Code No. 054)
Syllabus (2022-23)

Theory: 80 Marks
Time: 3 Hours
Project: 20 Marks

Unit AFoundations of Business
1Nature and Purpose of Business1816
2Forms of Business Organisations24
3Public, Private and Global Enterprises1814
4Business Services18
5Emerging Modes of Business1010
6Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics12
Part BFinance and Trade
7Sources of Business Finance3020
8Small Business16
9Internal Trade3020
10International Business14
Project Work (One)3020

Part A: Foundation of Business

Concept includes meaning and features

Unit 1: Evolution and Fundamentals of Business


  • History of Trade and Commerce in India: Indigenous Banking System, Rise of Intermediaries, Transport, Trading Communities: Merchant Corporations, Major Trade Centres, Major Imports and Exports, Position of Indian Sub-Continent in the World Economy.
  • Business – meaning and characteristics
  • Business, profession and employmentConcept
  • Objectives of business
  • Classification of business activities – Industry and Commerce
  • Industry-types: primary, secondary, tertiary Meaning and subgroups
  • Commerce-trade: (types-internal, external; wholesale and retail) and auxiliaries to trade; (banking, insurance, transportation, warehousing, communication, and advertising) – meaning
  • Business risk-Concept

Unit 2: Forms of Business organizations

  • Sole Proprietorship-Concept, merits and limitations.
  • Partnership-Concept, types, merits and limitation of partnership, registration of a partnership firm, partnership deed. Types of partners
  • Hindu Undivided Family Business: Concept
  • Cooperative Societies-Concept, merits, and limitations.
  • Company – Concept, merits and limitations; Types: Private, Public and One Person Company – Concept
  • Formation of company – stages, important documents to be used in formation of a company
  • Choice of form of business organization

Unit 3: Public, Private and Global Enterprises

  • Public sector and private sector enterprises – Concept
  • Forms of public sector enterprises: Departmental Undertakings, Statutory Corporations and Government Company.
  • Global Enterprises – Feature. Public private partnership – concept

Unit 4: Business Services

  • Business services – meaning and types. Banking: Types of bank accounts – savings, current, recurring, fixed deposit and multiple option deposit account
  • Banking services with particular reference to Bank Draft, Bank Overdraft, Cash credit. E-Banking meaning, Types of digital payments
  • Insurance – Principles. Types – life, health, fire and marine insurance – concept
  • Postal Service – Mail, Registered Post, Parcel, Speed Post, Courier – meaning

Unit 5: Emerging Modes of Business

  • E-business: concept, scope and benefits

Unit 6: Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics

  • Concept of social responsibility
  • Case of social responsibility
  • Responsibility towards owners, investors, consumers, employees, government and community
  • Role of business in environment protection
  • Business Ethics – Concept and Elements

Part B: Finance and Trade
Unit 7: Sources of Business Finance

  • Concept of business finance
  • Owners’ funds- equity shares, preferences share, retained earnings
  • Borrowed funds: debentures and bonds, loan from financial institution and commercial banks, public deposits, trade credit, Inter Corporate Deposits (ICD).

Unit 8: Small Business and Enterprises

  • Entrepreneurship Development (ED): Concept, Characteristics and Need. Process of Entrepreneurship Development: Start-up India Scheme, ways to fund start-up. Intellectual Property Rights and Entrepreneurship
  • Small scale enterprise as defined by MSMED Act 2006 (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act)
  • Role of small business in India with special reference to rural areas
  • Government schemes and agencies for small scale industries: National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and District Industrial Centre (DIC) with special reference to rural, backward areas

Unit 9: Internal Trade

  • Internal trade – meaning and types services rendered by a wholesaler and a retailer
  • Types of retail-trade-Itinerant and small scale fixed shops retailers
  • Large scale retailers-Departmental stores, chain stores – concept
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax): Concept and key-features

Unit 10: International Trade

  • International trade: concept and benefits
  • Export trade – Meaning and procedure
  • Import Trade – Meaning and procedure
  • Documents involved in International Trade; indent, letter of credit, shipping order, shipping bills, mate’s receipt (DA/DP)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) meaning and objectives

Unit 11: Project Work

As per CBSE guidelines

CBSE Class – 11
Business Studies (Code No. 054)
Syllabus (2022-23)

S.No.Typology of QuestionsMarksPercentage
1.Remembering and Understanding:
Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers. Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions, and stating main ideas
2.Applying: Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way1923.75%
3.Analysing, Evaluating and Creating:
Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations.
Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria.
Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.


Allocation of Marks = 20 Marks
The marks will be allocated under the following heads:

1Initiative, cooperativeness and participation2 Mark
2Creativity in presentation2 Mark
3Content, observation and research work4 Mark
4Analysis of situations4 Mark
5Viva8 Mark
Total20 Mark
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