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CBSE class 11 Entrepreneurship New Syllabus 2018-19

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CBSE class 11 Entrepreneurship New Syllabus 2018-19


Development of school curriculum is a dynamic process responsive to the society and reflecting the needs and aspiration of its learners. Fast changing society deserves changes in educational curriculum particularly to establish relevance to emerging socio-economic environment; to ensure equity of opportunity and participation and finally promoting concern for excellence. In this context the course on entrepreneurship aims at instilling and stimulating human urge for excellence by realizing individual potential for generating and putting to use the inputs, relevant to social prosperity and thereby ensure decent means of living for every individual.


 Acquiring Entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness
 Familiarization with various uses of human resource for earning dignified means of living
 Understanding the concept and process of entrepreneurship – its contribution in and role in the growth and development of individual and the nation
 Acquiring entrepreneurial quality, competency and motivation
 Learning the process and skills of creation and management of entrepreneurial venture

CBSE class 11 Entrepreneurship New Syllabus 2018-19

S. No.UnitPeriodsMarks
1Entrepreneurship – What, Why and How1515
2An Entrepreneur25
3Entrepreneurial Journey3020
4Entrepreneurship as Innovation and Problem Solving30
5Understanding the Market4015
6Business Arithmetic3020
7Resource Mobilization30


CBSE class 11 Entrepreneurship New Syllabus 2018-19
Total Marks: 70

Class XI

Unit 1: Entrepreneurship – What, Why and How 15 Periods

Contents Learning Outcomes
  • Entrepreneurship – Concept, Functions, Need and Importance
  • Why Entrepreneurship For You
  • Myths about Entrepreneurship
  • Pros and Cons of Entrepreneurship
  • Process of Entrepreneurship
  • Startup and its stages
  • Entrepreneurship – The Indian Scenario
After going through this unit, the student/
learner would be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Entrepreneurship
  • Assess how entrepreneurship can help shape one’s career
  • Explain the functions of an Entrepreneur
  • Appreciate the need for Entrepreneurship in our economy
  • State the myths, advantages and disadvantages of Entrepreneurship
  • Describe the process of Entrepreneurship
  • Understand the meaning and define a startup
  • Describe the current scenario of Entrepreneurial activity in India

Unit 2: An Entrepreneur – 25 Periods

ContentsLearning Outcomes
  • Why be an Entrepreneur
  • Types of Entrepreneurs
  • Competencies and characteristics: Ethical Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Values, Attitudes and Motivation
  • Mindset of an employee and an entrepreneur difference
  • Intrapreneur: Importance in any
After going through this unit, the student/
learner would be able to:

  • Understand the motivations to become an entrepreneur
  • Differentiate between various types of entrepreneurs
  • Explain the competencies of an Entrepreneur
  • Assess their own entrepreneurial qualities and competencies
  • Understand the concept of Ethics
  • Appreciate the importance of Ethical Entrepreneurship
  • Highlight the value of ethics to an entrepreneur
  • Understand the values, attitudes and motivation required by an Entrepreneur
  • Differentiate between Entrepreneur and an employee and their thinking style
  • State the meaning and importance of Intrapreneurship

Unit 4: Entrepreneurship as Innovation and Problem Solving 30 Periods

ContentsLearning Outcomes
  • Entrepreneurs – as problem solvers.
  • Innovations and Entrepreneurial Ventures – Global and Indian
  • New Industries of New Age Economy
  • Role of Technology – E-commerce and Social Media
  • Social Entrepreneurship as Problem Solving-Concept and Importance
  • Risk Taking-Concept; types of business risks
After going through this unit, the student/
learner would be able to:

  • Understand the role of entrepreneurs as problem solvers
  • Appreciate the role of global and Indian innovations in entrepreneurial ventures
  • Explore the new industries for innovative businesses in the new age economy
  • Understand the role and importance of technology and digitization for new businesses
  • Explain the concept, importance and application of social entrepreneurship
  • State the meaning of entrepreneurial risk and risk management
  • Differentiate between internal and external risk

Unit 5: Understanding the Market – 40 Periods

ContentsLearning Outcomes
  • Business Idea and Concept
  • Types of Business: Manufacturing, Trading and Services.
  • Stakeholders: sellers, vendors and consumers and Competitors
  • Market Research – Concept, Importance and Process
  • Market Sensing and Testing
  • Business Model
  • Proof of Concept
  • Pricing and Factors affecting pricing.
  • Launch Strategies after pricing and proof of concept
After going through this unit, the student/
learner would be able to:

  • Understand how a business idea evolves into a business concept
  • Categorize businesses by type of sector
  • Understand the concept of Market Research
  • Learn how to conduct market research
  • Understand the meaning and define stakeholders and customers for a business
  • Apply the process of Market Research
  • Understand the difference between market sensing and market testing
  • Learn how to conduct a market test for a business idea
  • Understand the meaning and way to design and define business models
  • Explain the meaning of “Proof of Concept” and learn how to apply it in new venture creation
  • Analyse the factors affecting price determination
  • Strategize how to launch a venture after price determination and proof of concept

Unit 6: Business Arithmetic – 30 Periods

ContentsLearning Outcomes
  • Unit of Sale, Unit Price and Unit Cost – for single product or service
  • Types of Costs – Start up, Variable and Fixed
  • Income Statement
  • Cashflow Projections
  • Break Even Analysis – for single product or service
  • Taxes
  • Financial Business Case Study
After going through this unit, the student/ learner
would be able to:

  • Understand the meaning and concept of the term Cash Inflow and Cash Outflow
  • Explain the terms- Unit Cost, Unit of Sale, Unit Price
  • Calculate Per Unit Cost of a single product
  • Understand the concept of COST and its components – Start-up and operational Costs
  • Understand the importance and preparation of Income Statement
  • Prepare a Cash Flow Projection
  • Give the meaning of Break-even Point
  • Calculate between volume of a Single product or service
  • Differentiate between Cash flow & Cash flow Projections

Unit 7: Resource Mobilization – 30 Periods

ContentsLearning Outcomes
  • Types of Resources – Human, Capital and Entrepreneurial tools and resources
  • Selection and utilization of human resources and professionals like Accountants, Lawyers, Auditors, Board Members, etc.
  • Role and Importance of a Mentor
  • Estimating Financial Resources required.
  • Methods of meeting the financial requirements – Debt vs. Equity
  • Size and capital based classification of business enterprises.
  • Various sources of Information
  • Incubators and Accelerators
After going through this unit, the student/ learner
would be able to:

  • Give the meaning of Resource Mobilisation
  • Identify the different types of resources tools – Physical, Human, Entrepreneurial, Financial, Material, Intangible
  • Give the meaning of Business Finance and methods to secure it
  • Explain the difference, advantages and disadvantages of Debt and Equity
  • Estimate the financial requirements of an enterprise
  • State the meaning of fixed and working capital
  • Explain the factors of affecting working capital
  • Describe the meaning of capital structure
  • Explain the different sources of finance
  • Understand the concept of mentorship
  • Highlight the role and importance of mentor
  • Classify the business and industry
  • Identify the various sources for an entrepreneur
  • Explain the concept, importance and ways to get incubation and acceleration support for a startup

Project Work (Any Three) 40 Periods

  • Visit and report of DIC
  • Case Study
  • Field Visit
  • Learn to earn
  • Know thy state handicraft

Refer to the guidelines issued by CBSE. – 30 Periods

Know thy State Handicraft


The Entrepreneurship students of Class XI will be given this opportunity to understand the ethnic and traditional handicraft work of every state.

Detailed below are complete guidelines to proceed with the project and the expected outcome thereof.


  • To find the out the traditional handicraft of every state.
  • To understand the intricacy involved in the traditional handicraft work.
  • To find out the reasons for success/failure of the handicraft.
  • To find out innovative ways in which the product could be enhanced to be made more popular.
  • To look into various ways to market the handicraft.
  • To make entrepreneurship seem do-able.
  • To excite the students about entrepreneurship.
  • To understand business concepts – planning, organizing, staffing, marketing.
  • Survey and analyze the market to understand customer needs.
  • To understand the importance of earning/profits.
  • To understand the importance of sales and turnover.
  • Value the craft, appreciate and respect the effort put into generating it.


  • Given below are a list of states: Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim, Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Chattisgarh, Telengana, Uttrakhand or any other state.
  • The Class will be divided into groups of 2/3 members each depending on the class strength.
  • Student groups to select a particular state.
  • Let the groups, research and find out the traditional handicrafts of that particularstate.
  • Make a list of all the traditional present in that state.
  • Select one particular handicraft which is not very popular amongst people.
  • Give a complete history of the handicraft-raw materials needed for it, process of making it, number of years since when this handicraft is being done.
  • If there is emporium of that particular state in your city, then encourage students to visit the emporium to get a firsthand experience in looking into the product as well as if possible they can interview the manager/craftsman present in the showroom to know more about the handicraft.
  • Suggest an innovative way to popularize the product – fore.g.
    1. it can an innovative way to enhance the values of the product itself,
    2. innovative ways to market the product.

Expected Learning Outcomes from the Project:

  • Presence of mind
  • Crisis management/Risk Management – you must take advance from your clients beforehand
  • Team work
  • Various options to start a business venture
  • Quality of the product matters much in the market
  • Understanding the needs of the customer
  • Any idea can be innovative if its in accordance to people’s need
  • Marketing strategies

Project Report

  • Students need to submit a detailed report according to the guidelines mentioned below:
  • Introduction – State chosen, reasons for selecting that state
  • List of handicrafts in that state
  • Selection of a particular handicraft-process, craftsman involved in it, photographs of the process, if possible attach sample of the work
  • If possible interview with the craftsman
  • Innovative suggestion to enhance the value of the product.


1.Group Work01
2.Innovative Suggestions to the handicraft02
3.Details about the Handicraft03
4.Report Presentation04

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1 thought on “CBSE class 11 Entrepreneurship New Syllabus 2018-19”

  1. Too many changes in the syllabus but study material is not available.. new books have not come out.. how to teach.. please suggest..

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