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CBSE class 11 Sociology New Syllabus 2018-19

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CBSE class 11 Sociology New Syllabus 2018-19 in PDF format for free download. Sociology New syllabus for 2018 2019 class 11 CBSE is now available in myCBSEguide app. The curriculum for March 2019 exams is designed by CBSE, New Delhi as per NCERT text books for the session 2018-19.

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CBSE class 11 Sociology New Syllabus 2018-19


Sociology is introduced as an elective subject at the senior secondary stage. The syllabus is designed to help learners to reflect on what they hear and see in the course of everyday life and develop a constructive attitude towards society in change; to equip a learner with concepts and theoretical skills for the purpose. The curriculum of Sociology at this stage should enable the learner to understand dynamics of human behaviour in all its complexities and manifestations. The learners of today need answers and explanations to satisfy the questions that arise in their minds while trying to understand social world. Therefore, there is a need to develop an analytical approach towards the social structure so that they can meaningfully participate in the process of social change. There is scope in the syllabus
not only for interactive learning, based on exercises and project work but also for teachers and students to jointly innovate new ways of learning.

  • Sociology studies society. The child’s familiarity with the society in which she /he lives in makes the study of Sociology a double edged experience. At one level Sociology studies institutions such as family and kinship, class, caste and tribe religion and region- contexts with which children are familiar of, even if differentially. For India is a society which is varied both horizontally and vertically. The effort in the books will be to grapple overtly with this both as a source of strength and as a site for interrogation.
  • Significantly the intellectual legacy of Sociology equips the discipline with a plural perspective that overtly engages with the need for defamiliarization, to unlearn and question the given. This interrogative and critical character of Sociology also makes it possible to understand both other cultures as well as relearn about one’s own culture.
  • This plural perspective makes for an inbuilt richness and openness that not too many other disciplines in practice share. From its very inception Sociology has had mutually enriching and contesting traditions of an interpretative method that openly takes into account ‘subjectivity’ and causal explanations that pay due importance to establishing causal correspondences with considerable sophistication. Not surprisingly its field work tradition also entails large scale survey methods as well as a rich ethnographic tradition. Indeed Indian sociology, in particular has bridged this distinction between what has often been seen as distinct approaches of Sociology and social anthropology. The syllabus provides ample opportunity to make the child familiar with the excitement of field work as well as its theoretical significance for the very discipline of Sociology.
  • The plural legacy of Sociology also enables a bird’s eye view and a worm’s eye view of the society the child lives in. This is particularly true today when the local is inextricably defined and shaped by macro global processes.
  • The syllabus proceeds with the assumption that gender as an organizing principle of society cannot be treated as an add on topic but is fundamental to the manner that all chapters shall be dealt with.
  • The chapters shall seek for a child centric approach that makes it possible to connect the lived reality of children with social structures and social processes that Sociology studies.
  • A conscious effort will be made to build into the chapters a scope for exploration of society that makes learning a process of discovery. A way towards this is to deal with sociological concepts not as givens but a product of societal actions humanly constructed and therefore open to questioning.


  • To enable learners to relate classroom teaching to their outside environment.
  • To introduce them to the basic concepts of Sociology that would enable them to observe and interpret social life.
  • To be aware of the complexity of social processes.
  • To appreciate diversity in Indian society and the world at large.
  • To build the capacity of students to understand and analyze the changes in contemporary Indian society.

CBSE class 11 Sociology New Syllabus 2018-19

One Paper Theory 3 Hours
Max. Marks 80

Unitwise Weightage

A Introducing Sociology
1. Sociology, Society and its relationship with other Social Sciences208
2. Basic Concepts & their use in Sociology208
3. Understanding Social Institutions2210
4. Culture and Socialization188
5. Doing Sociology: Research Methods206
B Understanding Society
6. Social Structure, Stratification and Social Processes in Society2210
7. Social Change and Social Order in Rural and Urban Society2210
8. Environment and Society164
9. Introducing Western Sociologists208
10. Indian Sociologists208

CBSE class 11 Sociology New Syllabus 2018-19
Practical Examination

40 Periods

Max. Marks 20 Time Allotted : 3 hrs
Unit wise Weightage
A.Project (Undertaken during the academic year at school level)10 Marks
i. Statement of the purpose
ii. Methodology / Technique
iii. Conclusion
B.Viva – Based on the project work02 Marks
C.Research design steps of research (e.g. observation, interview, content analysis to be explained to student and questions accordingly raised.
i. Overall format1 Mark
ii Research Question/Hypothesis1 Mark
iii. Choice of technique2 Marks
iv. Detailed procedure for implementation of technique2 Marks
v. Limitations of the above technique2 Marks
Total20 Marks


Unit 1: Sociology, Society and its Relationship with other Social Sciences 20 Periods

  • Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities. Plural Perspectives
  • Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature and Scope. Relationship to other disciplines

Unit 2: Basic Concepts and their use in Sociology 20 Periods

  • Social Groups & Society
  • Status and Role
  • Social Stratification
  • Society & Social Control

Unit 3: Understanding Social Institutions 22 Periods

  • Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Work & Economic Life
  • Political Institutions
  • Religion as a Social Institution
  • Education as a Social Institution

Unit 4: Culture and Socialization 18 Periods

  • Culture, Values and Norms
  • Dimensions of Culture
  • Socialization: Conformity, Conflict and the Shaping of Personality

Unit 5: Doing Sociology: Research Methods 20 Periods

  • Objectivity and Subjectivity
  • Methods: Participant Observation, Survey
  • Tools and Techniques: Observation, Interview, Questionnaire
  • The Significance of Field Work in Anthropology and Sociology


Unit 6: Social Structure, Stratification and Social Processes in Society 22 Periods

  • Social Structure
  • Social Stratification: Class, Caste, Gender
  • Social Processes: Cooperation, Competition, Conflict

Unit 7: Social Change and Social Order in Rural and Urban Society 22 Periods

  • Social Change: Types; Causes and Consequences
  • Social Order: Domination, Authority and Law; Contestation, Crime and Violence
  • Village, Town and City: Changes in Rural and Urban Society

Unit 8: Environment and Society 16 Periods

  • Ecology and Society
  • Environmental Crises and Social Responses
  • Sustainable Development

Unit 9: Introducing Western Sociologists 20 Periods

  • Karl Marx on Class Conflict
  • Emile Durkheim: Division of Labour
  • Max Weber: Interpretive Sociology, Ideal Type and Bureaucracy

Unit 10: Indian Sociologists 20 Periods

  • G.S. Ghurye on Caste and Race
  • D.P. Mukherjee on Tradition and Change
  • A.R. Desai on the State
  • M.N. Srinivas on the Village

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