CBSE Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2022-23

CBSE Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2022-23 includes Sociology, Society and its relationship with other Social Science disciplines, Social Change and Social order in Rural and Urban Society, Terms, concepts and their use in Sociology, Culture and Socialization, Understanding Social Institutions, Indian Sociologists etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 11 Sociology 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 Sociology model question papers but it also provides class 11 Sociology chapter-wise test papers, class 11 Sociology best revision notes and other study material for class 11 Sociology students.

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CBSE Class – 11
Sociology (Code No. 039)
Syllabus (2022-23)

Course Structure

One Theory Paper
Time : 3 Hours
Max. Marks : 80

UnitsNo. of periodsMarks
AIntroducing Sociology
1. Sociology, Society and its relationship with other Social Science disciplines1810
2. Terms, concepts and their use in Sociology1610
3. Understanding Social Institutions2012
4. Culture and Socialization1612
BUnderstanding Society
7. Social Change and Social order in Rural and Urban Society2012
9. Introducing Western Sociologists2012
10. Indian Sociologists2012
Project Work4020



Unit 1 (18 Periods)
Sociology, Society and its Relationship with other Social Sciences

  • Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities. Pluralities and Inequalities among societies.
  • Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature and Scope.
  • Relationship with other Social Science disciplines

Unit 2 (16 Periods)
Terms, Concepts and their use in Sociology

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

Unit 3 (20 Periods)
Understanding Social Institutions

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

Unit 4 (16 Periods)
Culture and Socialization

  • Defining Culture
  • Dimensions of Culture
  • Socialization
  • Agencies of Socialisation &Sociology


Unit 7 (20 Periods)
Social Change and Social Order in Rural and Urban Society

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

Unit 9 (20 Periods)
Introducing Western Sociologists

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

Unit 10 (20 Periods)
Indian Sociologists

  • 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


Max. Marks: 20
Periods: 40
Time allotted: 3 hours

  1. Project undertaken during the academic year at school level (15 Marks)
    1. Introduction – 2 Marks
    2. Statement of Purpose – 2 Marks
    3. Research Question – 2 Marks
    4. Methodology – 3 Marks
    5. Data Analysis – 4 Marks
    6. Conclusion – 2 Marks
  2. Viva – based on the project work (05 Marks)


S.No.CompetenciesTotal Marks% Weightage
1Knowledge & 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 ideas3037.5%
2Application of Knowledge and Concepts Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way. 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.
3Formulate, Analyse, Evaluate & Create Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.1822.5%

Prescribed Books :

  1.  Introducing Sociology, Class XI, Published by NCERT
  2. Understanding Society, Class XI, Published by NCERT
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