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CBSE class 11 syllabus for Business Administration

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CBSE has published syllabus for Business Administration class 11 for the session 2016-17. Students are kindly requested to follow the syllabus pattern and necessary details given at myCBSEguide and official website of CBSE. Here we have assembled all the information and published it separately for easy understanding.

These subjects come under vocational courses which is equally important as of main subjects. It is a job oriented programme introduced by CBSE in Higher Secondary courses. Students always show curiosity while learning vocational courses as it is practical based and introduce them with future aspects.

A detailed structure of syllabus pattern with marking scheme and list of practical subjects are given below.



THEORY Time: 3 Hours, Marks: 60

  1. Introduction to Business Operations (10 marks)

1.1 Concept and definition of Business Operations.

1.2 Types of Business Operations.

1.3 Management of Business Operations.

  1. Business Environment (8 marks)

2.1 Understanding Business Environment.

2.2 Internal and External Factors of Business Environment.

  1. Products and Services (10 marks)

3.1 Concept, Definition and Features of Product.

3.2 Classification of Products.

3.3 Concept, Definition and Features of Services.

3.4 Difference between Product and Service.

3.5 Meaning of Consumer, Identifying Consumer Needs, Classification of Consumers.

  1. Types of Organisation (5 marks)

4.1 Meaning and Definition of Organisation.

4.2 Characteristics and Significance of Organisation.

4.3 Types of Organisation.

  1. Formation of Partnership Firm and Joint Stock Company (8marks)

5.1 Introduction to Partnership Firm.

5.2 Steps in Formation of a Partnership Firm.

5.3 Meaning, Definition and Characteristics of Joint Stock Company.

5.4 Types of Companies.

5.5 Formation of a Joint Stock Company.

  1. Business Correspondence (7marks)

6.1 Meaning and Significance of Business Correspondence.

6.2 Rules of Good Business Communication.

6.3 Principles of Business Correspondence.

6.4 Forms and Types of Common Business Letters.

  1. Functional Areas of Management (5marks)

7.1 Production Management.

7.2 Financial Management.

7.3 Marketing Management.

7.4 Human Resource Management.

7.5 Information Technology.

  1. Organisational Behaviour (7marks)

8.1 Meaning, Definition and Importance of Organisational Behaviour.

8.2 Characteristics of Organisational Behaviour.

8.3 Groups, formation of groups and group dynamics.


PRACTICAL Time: 2 Hours, Marks: 40

  1. Prepare a chart on different types of joint stock companies with examples. (10 marks)
  2. Visit nearby business enterprises / companies and prepare a report on the following: (10 marks)
  3. a) Nature and Type of business being run by them.
  4. b) Products and Services provided by them.
  5. Role play on understanding the concept of Formal and Informal Communication. (10 marks)
  6. Viva (10 marks)



(Common for Office Secretaryship, Stenography & Computer Application, Accountancy & Taxation, Marketing & Salesmanship, Retail, Financial Market Management and Business Administration)


Time: 3 Hours Marks: 100

Part–I: (Compulsory to all Vocational Courses) Marks: 50

  1. Business Management and Entrepreneurship (30 marks)

(a) Entrepreneurship Orientation (5 marks)

Importance and relevance in real life: Emphasis on self employment.

(b) Entrepreneurship Values and Attitudes (5 marks)

Innovativeness, Independence, Risk Taking, Analytical ability.

(c) Entrepreneurial Motivation (5marks)

Achievement Planning, personal efficacy, entrepreneurial goal setting.

(d) Launching of a Business Venture (15 marks)

Identification of project, steps in setting up a business, information about various institutions providing assistance, project formulation.

  1. Computational Skills (10 marks)

(a) Percentage, ratio & proportion, profit & loss, discount, simple and compound interest, population growth and depreciation of value of articles using logarithm. (6 marks)

(b) Area and volume: rectangle, parallelogram, circle, cube, cone, cylinder & sphere. (4 marks)

  1. Environmental Education (5marks)

(a) Environment and the society.

(b) Environment properties risks in different economic enterprises, in use of raw materials, in processing/manufacturing and designing.

(c) Poverty and environment.

  1. Rural Development (5 marks)

(a) Agriculture, the back bone of Indian Economy.

(b) Rural development projects in India including Integrated rural development programme.

(c) Agro based rural industries.

(d) Community approach to rural development.


Part–II Marks: 50

  1. Communication (20 marks)

Meaning, Importance, means of written and oral communication, requisite of good communication.

  1. Computer Awareness (10 marks)

Introduction to computers, uses of computers in different fields, hardware, software, input and output devices.

  1. Elementary Book–Keeping and Accountancy (10 marks)

Double entry system, basic knowledge of books of accounts and final accounts.

  1. Typewriting (10 marks)

Typewriter, essential parts and keyboard operation



  1. Computers.
  2. Printers.
  3. Software like MS-Excel etc.
  4. Computer Stationery.
  5. Smart Boards to make the subject more interesting.
  6. LCD Projector and Screen.
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  1. Thank you for the syllabus. Please provide notes for the subject business administration.

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