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CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2022-23 includes Introducing Indian Society, The Demographic Structure of Indian Society, Social Institutions: Continuity and Change, Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion, The Challenges of Cultural Diversity etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 12 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 12 Sociology model question papers but it also provides class 12 Sociology chapter-wise test papers, class 12 Sociology best revision notes and other study material for class 12 Sociology students.

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CBSE Class – 12
Sociology (Code No. 039)
Syllabus (2022-23)

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


UnitsNo. of periodsMarks
AIndian Society
1 Introducing Indian Society0Non-evaluate
2 The Demographic Structure of Indian Society1010
3 Social Institutions: Continuity and Change1210
5 Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion1810
6 The Challenges of Cultural Diversity2210
7 Suggestions for Project Work10Non-evaluative
BSocial Change and Development in Indian
8 Structural Change85
9 Cultural Change125
11 Change and Development in Rural Society1010
12 Change and Development in Industrial Society1210
15 Social Movements1810



Unit 1 Introducing Indian Society (0 Periods)

  • Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community (Non-evaluative)

Unit 2 The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society (10 Periods)

  • Theories and concepts in demography
  • Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions
  • Population Policy in India

Unit 3 Social Institutions: Continuity and Change (12 Periods)

  • Caste and the Caste System
  • Tribal Communities
  • Family and Kinship

Unit 5 Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion (18 Periods)

  • Social Inequality and Social Exclusion
  • Systems justifying and perpetuating Inequality – Caste, Tribe, the Other Backward Classes
  • Adivasi Struggles
  • The Struggle for Women’s Equality and Rights
  • The struggles of the Differently Abled

Unit 6 The Challenges of Cultural Diversity (22 Periods)

  • Cultural communities and the nation state
  • Regionalism in the Indian context
  • The Nation state and religion related issues and identities
  • Communalism, secularism and the nation state
  • State and Civil Society

Unit 7 Suggestions for Project Work (10 Periods)


Unit 8 Structural Change (8 Periods)

  • Understanding Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization

Unit 9 Cultural Change (12 Periods)

  • Social Reform Movements
  • Different Kinds of Social Change: Sanskritisation, Westernization, Modernization, Secularization

Unit 11 Change and Development in Rural Society (10 Periods)

  • Agrarian Structure: Caste & class in Rural India
  • Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Emerging Agrarian society
  • Green revolution and its social consequences
  • Transformation in Rural Society
  • Circulation of labour
  • Globalization, Liberalization and Rural Society

Unit 12 Change and Development in Industrial Society (12 Periods)

  • From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
  • How people find Jobs
  • Work Processes: How work is carried out, working conditions, home based work, Strikes and Unions

Unit 15 Social Movements (18 Periods)

  • Concept of Social Movements
  • Theories and Classification of Social Movements
  • Environmental Movements
  • Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants
  • Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Class/Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses
  • Tribal Movements
  • Women’s Movements in Independent India

Project Work (Periods : 40)

Max. Marks: 20
Time allotted: 3 hours

C. 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

D. Viva – based on the project work (05 Marks)

Prescribed Books:

  1. Indian Society, Class XII, Published by NCERT
  2. Social Change and Development in India, Class XII, published by NCERT

Question Paper Design

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 ideas
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%
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