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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23 includes The End of Bipolarity, New Centers of Power, Contemporary South Asia, United Nations and its Organizations, Security in Contemporary World etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 12 Political Science 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 12 Political Science model question papers but it also provides class 12 Political Science chapter-wise test papers, class 12 Political Science best revision notes and other study material for class 12 Political Science students.

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CBSE Class – 12
Science (Code No. 028)
Syllabus (2022-23)

Time: 3 hrs.
Max. Marks: 80

Part A: Contemporary World Politics 

1The End of Bipolarity18
2New Centers of Power12
3Contemporary South Asia
4United Nations and its Organizations10
5Security in Contemporary World10
6Environment and Natural Resources

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

1Challenges of Nation-Building08
2Planned Development
3India’s Foreign Policy08
4Parties and the Party Systems in India12
5Democratic Resurgence
5Social and New Social Movements in India12
6Regional Aspirations
7Indian Politics: Trends and Developments


Part A: Contemporary World Politics

  1. The End of Bipolarity (22 Periods)
    Disintegration of Soviet Union, Unipolar World, Middle East Crisis – Afghanistan, Gulf War, Democratic Politics and Democratization – CIS and the 21st Century (Arab Spring).
  2. New Centres of Power (18 Periods)
    Organizations: European Union, ASEAN, SAARC, BRICS. Nations: Russia, China, Israel, India.
  3. Contemporary South Asia (18 Periods)
    Conflicts and efforts for Peace and Democratization in South Asia: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives.
  4. United Nations and its Organizations (10 Periods)
    Principle Organs, Key Agencies: UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, ILO, Security Council and the Need for its Expansion.
  5. Security in Contemporary World (12 Periods)
    Security: Meaning and Types; Terrorism.
  6. Environment and Natural Resources (12 Periods)
    Environmental Movements, Global Warming and Climate Change, Conservation of Natural Resources.
  7. Globalization (12 Periods)
    Globalization: Meaning, Manifestations and Debates.

Part B: Politics in India Since Independence

  1. Challenges of Nation- Building (16Periods)
    Nation and Nation Building, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Integration of States, Legacy of Partition: Challenge of Refugee, Resettlement, Kashmir Issue, Nehru’s Approach to Nation – Building, Political Conflicts over Language and Linguistic Organization of States.
  2. Planned Development (8 Periods)
    Changing nature of India’s Economic Development, Planning Commission and Five year Plans, National Development Council, NITI Aayog.
  3. India’s Foreign Policy (20 Periods)
    Principles of Foreign Policy; India’s Changing Relations with Other Nations: US, Russia, China, Israel; India’s Relations with its Neighbours: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar; India’s Nuclear Programme.
  4. Parties and the Party Systems in India (30 Periods)
    Congress System, Bi-party System, Multi-party Coalition System.
  5. Democratic Resurgence (30 Periods)
    Jai Prakash Narayan and Total Revolution, Ram Manohar Lohia and Socialism, Deendayal Upadhyaya and Integral Humanism, National Emergency, Democratic Upsurges – Participation of the Adults, Backwards and Youth.
  6. Regional Aspirations (36Periods)
    Rise of Regional Parties, Punjab Crisis, The Kashmir issue, Movements for Autonomy.
  7. Indian Politics: Recent Trends and Developments (36 Periods)
    Era of Coalitions: National Front, United Front, United Progressive Alliance [UPA] – I & II, National Democratic Alliance [NDA] – I, II, III & IV, Issues of Development and Governance.

Prescribed Books:

  1. Contemporary World Politics, Class XII, Published by NCERT
  2. Politics in India since Independence, Class XII, Published by NCERT
  3. Uploaded Additional Study Materials


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


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 any of 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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