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CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class – 11
Political Science (Code No. 028)
Syllabus (2022-23)

Total Marks = 100(80+20)
A. Theory Max Marks: 80 Time: 3 hrs.

Part A: Indian Constitution at Work

2Election and Representation10
3The Legislature
4The Executive08
5The Judiciary
7Local Governments

Part B: Political Theory

8Political Theory: An Introduction06

B. Project Work: 20 Marks

Grand Total = 100 Marks


Part A: Indian Constitution at Work

  1. Constitution (28 Periods)
    Constitution: Why and How, The Making of the Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, constitutional Amendments.
  2. Election and Representation (12 Periods)
    Elections and Democracy, Election System in India, Electoral Reforms.
  3. Legislature (16 Periods)
    Why do we need a Parliament? Unicameral / Bicameral Legislature. Functions and Power of the Parliament, Parliamentary committees. Parliamentary Officials: Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Parliamentary Secretary.
  4. Executive (16 Periods)
    What is an Executive? Different Types of Executive. Parliamentary Executive in India, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. Permanent Executive: Bureaucracy.
  5. Judiciary (16 Periods)
    Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? Structure of the Judiciary, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Judicial Overreach
  6. Federalism (14 Periods)
    What is Federalism? Evolution & Growth of the Indian Federalism: Quasi Federalism, Cooperative Federalism & Competitive Federalism.
  7. Local Governments (14 Periods) 
    Why do we need Local Governments? Growth of Local Governments in India, 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments, Working and Challenges of Local Governments.

Part B: Political Theory 

  1. Political Theory: An Introduction (8 Periods)
    What is Politics? Politics vs Political Theory, Importance of Political Theory.
  2. Liberty (12 Periods)
    Liberty vs Freedom, Negative and Positive Liberty.
  3. Equality (12 Periods)
    What is Equality? Significance of Equality, Various Dimensions of Equality, How can we promote Equality?
  4. Justice (14 Periods)
    What is Justice? Different Dimensions of Justice, Distributive Justice.
  5. Rights (14 Periods)
    What are Rights? History of Rights, Kinds of Rights, Human Rights.
  6. Citizenship (12 Periods)
    Citizen and Citizenship, Citizen and Nation, Global Citizenship.
  7. Nationalism (16 Periods)
    Nation and Nationalism, Variants of Nationalism, Nationalism& Multiculturalism.
  8. Secularism (18 Periods)
    What is Secularism? Western and Indian Perspectives of Secularism, Salient Features of Indian Secularism.

Prescribed Books:

  1. Indian Constitution at work, Class XI, Published by NCERT
  2. Political Theory, Class XI, Published by NCERT
  3. Reference Material available with the document

Note: The above textbooks are also available in Hindi and Urdu versions.

Question Paper Design (2022-23)

TIME: 3 Hours Max.
Marks: 80

1Demonstrative Knowledge + Understanding (Knowledge based simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles or theories, identify, define, or recite, information) (Comprehension – to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase information)
2Knowledge / Conceptual Application (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situations; use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example or solve a problem)
3Formulation Analysis, Evaluation and Creativity Analysis & Synthesis- classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information; organize and/or integrate unique pieces of information from a variety of sources; includes map interpretation

Project Work: 20 Marks

Details of Project Work

  1. The Project work will be implemented for 20 Marks.
  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 examiners.
  4. The project can be individual/pair/group of 4-5 each. The Project can be made on 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 preparation of the Project Work. The topics for Project Work taken up by the student must be discussed by the teacher in classroom.
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