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UK Board Class 11 History Syllabus

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UK Board Class 11 History Syllabus

UK Board Syllabus Class 11

UK Board Class 11 History Syllabus

  1. समय की शुरुआत से
  2. लेखन कला और शहरी जीवन
  3. तीन महाद्वीपों में फैला हुआ साम्राज्य
  4. इस्लाम का उदय और विस्तार-लगभग 570-1200 ई०
  5. यायावर साम्राज्य
  6. तीन वर्ग
  7. बदलती हुई सांस्कृतिक परंपराएँ
  8. संस्कृतियों का टकराव
  9. औद्योगिक क्रांति
  10. मूल निवासियों का विस्थापन
  11. आधुनिकीकरण के रास्ते

Uttarakhand Board Class 11 History Chapter list in (English)

  1. From the Beginning of Time
  2. Writing and City Life
  3. An Empire Across Three Continents
  4. The Central Islamic Lands
  5. Nomadic Empires
  6. The Three Orders
  7. Changing Cultural Traditions
  8. Confrontation of Cultures
  9. The Industrial Revolution
  10. Displacing Indigenous Peoples
  11. Paths to Modernization

UK Board Class 11 History Syllabus

Through a focus on a series of critical historical issues and debates (class XI) or on a range of important historical sources (class XII), the students would be introduced to a set of important historical events and processes. A discussion of these themes, it is hoped, would allow students not only to know about these events and processes but also to discover the excitement of reading history.


  • Effort in these senior secondary classes would be to emphasize to students that history is a critical discipline, a process of enquiry, a way of knowing about the past, rather than just a collection of facts. The syllabus would help them to understand the process through which historians write history, by choosing and assembling different types of evidence, and by reading their sources critically. They will appreciate how historians follow the trails that lead to the past, and how historical knowledge develops.
  • The syllabus would also enable students store/relate/compare developments in different situations, analyze connections between similar processes located in different time periods, and discover the relationship between different methods of enquiry within history and the allied disciplines.
  • The syllabus in class XI is organized around some major themes in the world history. The themes have been selected so as to (i) focus on some important developments in different spheres-political, social, cultural and economic,(ii) study not only the grand narratives of development-urbanization, industrialization and modernization-but also to know about the processes of displacements and marginalization. Through the study of these themes, students will acquire a sense of the wider historical processes as well as an idea of the specific debates around them.
  • The treatment of each theme in class XI would include (a) an overview of the theme under discussion, (b) a more detailed focus on one region of study, (c) an introduction to a critical debate associated with the issue.
  • In class XII the focus will shift to a detailed study of some themes in ancient, medieval and modern Indian history although the attempt is to soften the distinction between what is conventionally termed as ancient, medieval and modern. The object would be to study a set of these themes in some detail and depth rather than survey the entire chronological span of Indian history. In this sense, the course will be built on the knowledge that the students have acquired in the earlier classes.
  • Each theme in class XII will also introduce the students to one type of source for the study of history. Through such a study student would begin to see what different types of sources can reveal and what they cannot tell. They would come to know how historians analyze these sources, the problems, and difficulties of interpreting each type of source, and the way a larger picture of an event, a historical process, or a historical figure, is built by looking at different types of sources.
  • Each theme for class XII will be organized around four subheads: (a) a detailed overview of the events, issues and processes under discussion, (b) a summary of the present state of research on the theme, (c) an account of how knowledge about the theme has been acquired, (d) an excerpt from a primary source related to the theme, explaining how it has been used by historians.
  • While the themes in both these classes (XI and XII) are arranged in a broad chronological sequence, there are overlaps between them. This is intended to convey a sense that chronological divides and periodization do not always operate in a neat fashion.
  • In the text books each theme would be located in a specific time and place. But these discussions would be situated within a wider context by (a) plotting the specific event within time-lines, (b) discussing the particular event or process in relation to developments in other places and other times.

Paper One Theory
Max. Marks: 100 (80+20)

Time: 3 hours

S. No.UnitsPeriodsMarks
1.Introduction to World History8
Section A: Early Societies4015
3.From the beginning of time18
4.Early cities15
Section B: Empires5020
6.An empire across three continents15
7.Central Islamic lands15
8.Nomadic Empires13
Section C: Changing Traditions5020
10.Three orders14
11.Changing cultural traditions15
12.Confrontation of cultures14
Section D: Paths to Modernization5220
14.The Industrial Revolution15
15.Displacing indigenous People15
16.Paths to modernization15
Map work (units 1-16)105
Project Work1020
Total220 Periods100 marks

History: Project Work
Class XI (2018-19)
List of Few Suggestive Topics for Projects

  1. Anthropological Research based on Darwin’s Theory
  2. Critique of the industrialization in Britain
  3. Relations and impacts of past crusades
  4. Making and unmaking of Mesopotamia
  5. Paradigms of Greco-Roman civilization
  6. Aspirations of women in Renaissance period
  7. Paths to Modernization of Japan / China
  8. An Exploratory study into Humanism
  9. Piecing together the past of Genghis Khan
  10. An in depth study into “now and then” paradigm of Christianity
  11. An exploratory study into the realism and the transmission of Humanistic ideas
  12. Scientific Revolution and the origins of modern science
  13. An exploratory study into the making of America
  14. Myriad Realms of Slavery in ancient, medieval and modern world
  15. Learning about global Sufism
  16. History of aborigines – America / Australia

UK Board Class 11 History Syllabus

Section A: Early Societies15 Marks
Section B : Empires20 Marks
Section C: Changing Traditions20 Marks
Section D: Paths to Modernization20 Marks
Map Work Unit 1- 165 Marks
Project Work20 marks
Accordingly teacher can reduce weightage of the corresponding sections
Total100 Marks

Weightage to content

  1. Weightage of Defficulty level

Estimated Difficulty LevelPercentage
(i) Easy (E)30%
(ii) Average (AV)50%
(iii) Difficult (D)20%
Scheme of Option: No internal choice except for blind students.

Division of Question Paper

The Question paper will be divided into A, B, C, D and E.

  • Part A will carry 4 very short answer questions of 2 marks each.
  • Part B will carry 5 short answer questions of 4 marks each. (Note: Value based question will not be asked)
  • Part C will carry 4 long questions of 8 marks each (word limit ‘350’).
  • Part D will carry 3 passage-based questions. The number of questions will be three, carrying 5 marks each (no internal choice). The passages will be taken from the textbooks as directed therein.
  • Part E will have 1 map question of 5 marks. Items covered are ‘Identification and Location’.

Scheme of Option

  • Part A will have no choice.
  • Part B will have 5 questions from all the four sections, out of which the student will attempt any 4 questions. (from 4 sections of the book).
  • Part C will carry four long answer questions. The number of questions will be 5 carrying 8 marks each. (Each question, from four sections). Student will have to answer any four questions.
  • Part D will be passage-based questions. There will be THREE passages, ONE from each section followed by questions. There will be no internal choice.
    In Part E, there will be one map question -Test items will be ‘identification and significance’.

Weightage of marks section-wise

2 Marks
4 Marks
Section A: Early Societies2(1)4(1)8(1)14 Marks
Section B: Empires2(1)4(1)5(1)8(1)19 Marks
Section C: Changing
2(1)4(1)5(1)8(1)19 Marks
Section D: Paths to
5(1)8(1)19 Marks
Map Work Unit 1- 165(1)5 Marks
Project Work –20 marks
4×2=85×4=20 5×3=15 8×4=32 5×1=5 (80+20=100)

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