CBSE Syllabus of Class 11 Legal Studies 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus for class 11 Legal Studies 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus Class 11 Legal Studies

One Paper
Time: 3Hrs
Marks: 100

1Theory and Natural of Political Institutions4015
2Nature and sources of law4515
3Historical Evolution of Indian Legal System4510
4Judiciary: Constitutional, Civil and Criminal Courts and Process4520
5Family Justice System4520
6Project on unit 220

Course Contents:

  1. Theory and Nature of Political Institutions (40 periods)
    Concept of State/ Nation
    Organs of Government – Legislative, Executive and Judiciary
    Separation of Powers – Parliamentary Sovereignty and Judicial Independence
    Basic features of Constitution of India
  2. Nature and Sources of Law (45 periods)
    Nature, meaning and School of law
    Classification of law – International and municipal law
    Sources of law – Custom, legislation, and precedent
    Law Reform
  3. Historical Evolution of Indian Legal System (45 periods)
    Ancient Indian Law
    Administration of Justice in British India
    Making of the Indian Constitution
  4. Judiciary: Constitutional, Civil and Criminal Courts and Process (45 periods)
    Constitution: Roles and Impartiality
    Hierarchy of Courts
    The Civil Court Structure
    Structure and functioning of Criminal Courts in India
    Other Courts in India
  5. Family Justice System (45 periods)
    Introduction to family laws
    Institutional Framework
    Marriage and Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Property, Succession & Inheritance
  6. Project on Unit 2
    In Class XI, differentiate between ratio decidendi and obiter dicta of any 5 case laws related to the curriculum.
    The project should speak of the facts, issue, and the decision of the case clearly differentiating between the obiter and ratio.
    A viva along with file will be assessed in the following format:
    Presentation and preparation of file – 5 marks
    Research – 5 marks
    Application of the understanding of legal context – 5 marks
    Viva– 5 marks

Legal Studies
Question Paper Design
Class 11 (2019-20)

Very Short Answer Objective type (VSA) (1 Mark)
Remembering: 6
Understanding: 6
Applying: 6
Analysing : 0
Evaluating: 2
Creating: 0
Total: 20
Short Answer-I (SA) (2 Mark)
Remembering: 2
Understanding: 2
Applying: 2
Analysing : 0
Evaluating: 2
Creating: 0
Total: 8
Short Answer-II (SA) (4 Marks)
Remembering: 1
Understanding: 1
Applying: 2
Analysing : 0
Evaluating: 1
Creating: 0
Total: 6
Long Answer-I (LA) (6 Marks)
Remembering: 1
Understanding: 1
Applying: 1
Analysing : 0
Evaluating: 1
Creating: 0
Total: 4

Total Marks
Remembering: 20
Understanding: 20
Applying: 24
Analysing : 0
Evaluating: 16
Creating: 0
Total: 80
Weightage (% age)
Remembering: 25
Understanding: 25
Applying: 30
Analysing : 0
Evaluating: 20
Creating: 0
Total: 100


Type of QuestionMark per QuestionTotal No. of QuestionsTotal Marks
LA I4520
LA II6424
  1. No chapter wise weightage. Care to be taken to cover all the chapters.
  2. Suitable internal variations may be made for generating various templates keeping the overall weightage to different form of questions and typology of questions same.

There will be no overall choice in the question paper.
However 33% internal choices will be given in all the sections.

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