UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus

myCBSEguide App

myCBSEguide App

Download the app to get CBSE Sample Papers 2023-24, NCERT Solutions (Revised), Most Important Questions, Previous Year Question Bank, Mock Tests, and Detailed Notes.

Install Now

UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus in PDF format for free download. Political Science syllabus for Class 12 UK Board is now available in the myCBSEguide app. The curriculum for Uttarakhand Board exams is designed by UBSE, Uttarakhand as per NCERT textbooks for the session.

UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus  Download as PDF

UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus

UK Board Syllabus Class 12

UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus

  1. शीत युद्ध का दौर
  2. दो ध्रुवीयता का अन्त
  3. समकालीन विश्व में अमेरिकी वर्चस्व
  4. सत्ता के वैकल्पिक केन्द्र
  5. समकालीन दक्षिण एशिया
  6. एक ध्रुवीय विश्व में अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय संगठन
  7. समकालीन विश्व सुरक्षा
  8. पर्यावरण और प्राकृतिक संसाधन
  9. वैश्वीकरण
  10. एक दल की प्रधानता का युग
  11. राष्ट्र निर्माण की चुनौतियां
  12. नियोजित विकास की राजनीति
  13. भारत के विदेश सम्बंध
  14. कांग्रेस प्रणाली:- चुनौतियां और पुर्नस्थापना
  15. लोकतांत्रिक व्यवस्था का संकट
  16. जन आंदोलनों का उदय
  17. क्षेत्रीय आकांक्षाएं
  18. भारतीय राजनीत : नए बदलाव

Uttarakhand Board Class 12 Political Science Chapter list in (English)

Political Science Part I

  1. The Cold War Era
  2. The End of Bipolarity
  3. US Hegemony in World Politics
  4. Alternative Centres of Power
  5. Contemporary South Asia
  6. International Organisations
  7. Security in the Contemporary World
  8. Environment and Natural Resources
  9. Globalization

Political Science Part II

  1. Challenges of Nation Building
  2. An era of One-Party Dominance
  3. Politics of Planned Development
  4. India’s External Relations
  5. Challenges to And Restoration of The Congress System
  6. The Crisis of Democratic Order
  7. A rise of Popular Movements
  8. Regional Aspirations
  9. Recent Developments in Indian Politics

Uttarakhand Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus

At the senior secondary level students who opt Political Science are given an opportunity to get introduced to the diverse concerns of a Political Scientist. At this level, there is a need to enable students to engage with political processes that surround them and provide them with an understanding of the historical context that has shaped the present. The different courses introduce the students to the various streams of the discipline of Political Science: Political Theory, Indian Politics, and International Politics. Concerns of the other two streams – Comparative Politics and Public Administration- are accommodated at different places in these courses. In introducing these streams, special care has been taken not to burden the students with the current jargon of the discipline. The basic idea here is to lay the foundations for a serious engagement with the discipline at the under graduation stage.


Indian Constitution at Work

  • Enable students to understand the historical processes and the circumstances in which the Constitution was drafted.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with the diverse visions that guided the makers of the Indian Constitution.
  • Enable students to identify certain key features of the Constitution and compare these to other constitutions in the world.
  • Analyse the ways in which the provisions of the Constitution have worked in real political life.

Political Theory

  • Develop the skills for logical reasoning and abstraction.
  • Inculcate attention to and respect for viewpoints other than one’s own.
  • Introduce students to the different political thinkers in relation to a concept and in everyday social life.
  • Enable students to meaningfully participate in and develop internal concerns of the political life that surrounds them.
  • Encourage the students to analyse any unexamined prejudices that one may have inherited.

Contemporary World Politics

  • Enable the students to expand their horizons beyond India and make sense of the political map of the contemporary world.
  • Familiarise the students with some of the key political events and processes in the post cold war era.
  • Equip students to be conscious of the way in which global events and processes shape our everyday lives.
  • Strengthen their capacity for political analysis by thinking of contemporary developments in a historical
  • perspective.

Politics in India after Independence

  • Enable students to become familiar with some of the key political events and figures in the postindependence period.
  • Develop skills of political analysis through an understanding of events and processes of recent history.
  • Develop their capacity to link macro processes with micro situations and their own life.
  • Encourage the students to take a historical perspective of making sense of contemporary India.

UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus

One Paper Max. Marks: 100
Time: 3 hrs.

Part A: Contemporary World Politics
1Cold War Era1414
2The End of bipolarity13
3US Hegemony in World Politics1316
4Alternative centres of Power11
5Contemporary South Asia13
6International Organizations1310
7Security in Contemporary World11
8Environment and Natural Resources1110

Part B: Politics in India since Indepence

10Challenges of Nation-Building1316
11Era of One-party Dominance12
12Politics of Planned Development11
13India’s External relations136
14Challenges to the Congress System1312
15Crisis of the Democratic Order13
16Rise of Popular Movements11
17Regional aspirations1116
18Recent Developments in Indian Politics13

Part A: Contemporary World Politics


Cold War Era

Emergence of two power blocs after the second world war. Arenas of the cold war.
Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, the quest for new international economic
India and the cold war.

2The End of Bipolarity
New entities in world politics: Russia, Balkan states and Central Asian states, Introduction of democratic politics and capitalism in post-communist regimes. India’s relations with Russia and other post-communist countries.
3US Hegemony in World Politics
Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to 9/11 and attack on Iraq.
Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology. India’s renegotiation of its relationship with the USA.
4Alternative Centres of Power
Rise of China as an economic power in post-Maoera, creation and expansion of European
Union, ASEAN. India’s changing relations with China.
5Contemporary South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era
Democratisation in Pakistan and Nepal. Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Impact of economic
globalization on the region. Conflicts and efforts for peace in South Asia. India’s relations with its neighbours.
6International Organizations
Restructuring and the future of the UN. India’s position in the restructured UN. Rise of
new international actors: new international economic organisations, NGOs. How
democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?
7Security in Contemporary World
Traditional concerns of security and politics of disarmament. Non-traditional or human
security: global poverty, health and education. Issues of human rights and migration.
8Environment and Natural Resources
Environment movement and evolution of global environmental norms. Conflicts over
traditional and common property resources. Rights of indigenous people. India’s stand in
global environmental debates.

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

10Challenges of Nation- Building
Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: the challenge of ‘refugee’ resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Organisation and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over language.
11Era of One-Party Dominance
First three general elections, the nature of Congress dominance at the national level,
uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition
12Politics of Planned Development
Five year plans, expansion of the state sector and the rise of new economic interests.
Famine and suspension of five year plans. Green revolution and its political fallouts.
13India’s External Relations
Nehru’s foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India’s nuclear programme. Shifting alliance in world politics.
14Challenges to the Congress System
Political succession after Nehru. Non Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress’ victory in 1971 elections, politics of ‘garibi hatao’.
15Crisis of the Democratic Order
Search for ‘committed’ bureaucracy and judiciary. Navnirman movement in Gujarat and
the Bihar movement. Emergency: context, constitutional and extra-constitutional
dimensions, resistance to an emergency. 1977 elections and the formation of the Janata Party.
Rise of civil liberties organisations.

Prescribed Books For UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus

  1. Contemporary World Politics, Class XII, Published by NCERT
  2. Politics in India since Independence, Class XII, Published by NCERT

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

Weightage of ContentNote: Care to be taken to cover all chapters.
The weightage or the distribution of marks over the different dimensions paper shall be as follows:-

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

1Cold War Era14
2The End of Bipolarity
3US Hegemony in World Politics16
4Alternative Centres of Power
5Contemporary South Asia
6International Organizations10
7Security in Contemporary World
8Environment and Natural Resources10

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

10Challenges of Nation-Building16
11Era of One-Party Dominance
12Politics of Planned Development
13India’s External Relations6
14Challenges to the Congress System12
15Crisis of the Democratic Order
16Rise of Popular Movements16
17Regional Aspirations
18Recent Developments in Indian Politics

Weightage of Difficulty Level

Estimated difficulty levelPercentage

Scheme of Options:

  1. There is an internal choice for long answer questions.
    Map question has the choice only with another map.
    There are three passage-based or picture-based questions.
  2. In order to assess different mental abilities of learners, question paper is likely to include questions based on passages, visuals such as maps, cartoons, etc. No factual question will be asked on the information given in the plus(+) boxes in the textbooks.
For study material on UK Board Class 12, Political Science Syllabus download the myCBSEguide app.UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus is also available in the myCBSEguide website. UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus for the session 2018-19 is available here in PDF format. For the latest UK Board Class 12 Political Science Syllabus, please visit UBSE official website.
myCBSEguide App

Test Generator

Create question paper PDF and online tests with your own name & logo in minutes.

Create Now
myCBSEguide App


Question Bank, Mock Tests, Exam Papers, NCERT Solutions, Sample Papers, Notes

Install Now

Leave a Comment