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CBSE syllabus for class 12 Business Administration

Business Administration
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CBSE has issued syllabus for class 12 business administration. This is a subject in vocational course launched by CBSE in higher secondary classes. The marking scheme and whole syllabus pattern is provided here at myCBSEguide. Students are asked to make a copy of the syllabus for better performance in exam. You can also visit CBSE website for further detail.

To develop curiosity and practical skill, the vocation course was introduced in CBSE curriculum. As we know it is job oriented and employment generating course, so we draw more attention of students and faculties towards it.



THEORY Time: 3 Hours Marks: 60

  1. Introduction to Management (10 marks)

1.1 Meaning and Definition of Management.

1.2 Importance of Management.

1.3 Characteristics of Management.

1.4 Functions of Management.

1.5 Difference between Management and Administration.

  1. Concept of Management (8 marks)

2.1 Principles of Management.

2.2 Nature of Management.

2.3 Concepts and Thoughts of Management.

2.4 Classical, Neo Classical and Scientific Management.

  1. Functions of Management (10 marks)

3.1 Meaning and Significance of Functions of Management.

3.2 Planning.

3.3 Organising.

3.4 Staffing.

3.5 Directing.

3.6 Coordinating.

3.7 Controlling.

  1. Communication (5 marks)

4.1 Meaning and Definition of Communication.

4.2 Significance of Communication.

4.3 Types of Communication.

4.4 Features of Effective Communication.

4.5 Hurdles of Communication.

  1. Motivation (8 marks)

5.1 Meaning, Definition and Significance of Motivation.

5.2 Types of Motivation.

5.3 Motivational Theories.

5.4 Difference between Motivation and Inspiration.

  1. Leadership (7 marks)

6.1 Meaning, Definition and Importance of Leadership.

6.2 Types of Leaders.

6.3 Characteristics of a Good Leader.

6.4 Leadership Styles.

  1. Social Responsibility of Business (5 marks)

7.1 Business and Society.

7.2 Concept of Social Responsibility.

7.3 Importance of Social Responsibility.

7.4 Corporate Social Responsibility.

  1. Information Technology and Business (7 marks)

8.1 Meaning, Definition and Importance of Information Technology.

8.2 Information Technology in Functional Areas of Business.

8.3 Meaning and Scope of E-business.

8.4 Merits and Demerits of E-business


PRACTICAL Time: 2 Hours Marks: 40

  1. Prepare a project report on the online retail business firms in India.( 10 marks)
  2. List out in detail the environment hazards caused by the firms in your nearby/local areas. (10 marks)
  3. Role play on comprehending the concept of Motivation based on a case study. (10 marks)
  4. Viva (10 marks)


  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.



(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)

Management of Business Elementary treatment/exposure to basic conceptual frame work of the topic listed below:

(a)  Basic Function.

(b) Marketing Management.

(c) Financial Management.

(d) Production Management.

(e) Personnel Management.

  1. Computational Skills (10 marks)
  2. (a) Solution of linear equations and their application to problem of commercial mathematics.

(b) System of linear equations and in equation in two variables. Applications in formation of simple linear programming problems.

  1. Statistics: Raw data, bar charts and Histogram; Frequency Tables; Frequency Polygon; Ogive; Menu, Median and Mode of ungrouped and grouped data; Standard Deviation; Introduction to Mortality tables; Price Index etc. Introduction to Computers.


  1. Environmental Education & Rural Development (10 marks)
  2. Environmental Education

(a) Modernisation of agriculture and environment, irrigation, water logging, use of fertilisers, pesticides, soil erosion, land degradation (desertification and deforestation), silting and drying of water resources. (b) Rational utilisation, conservation and regeneration of environmental resources (soil, air, water, plant, energy, minerals).

  1. Rural Development

Principles and goals of rural development, major problems/constraints in rural development in India.


Part–II Marks: 50

  1. Economic Environment of Business (10 marks)

A brief exposure of economic and industrial policy, consumer protection.

  1. Banking (8 marks)

Functions of Banks, types of accounts and their operation.

  1. Advertising (8 marks)

Meaning, Importance and media.

  1. Financial Services (8 marks)

Mutual funds, leasing, Elementary knowledge of stock market operations in India.

  1. Postal Services (8 marks)

Various services provided by Post Office.

  1. Purchasing and Storekeeping (8 marks)

Basic Principles of Purchasing and storekeeping.

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