** UPDATED CBSE CLASS XI BioTechnology Syllabus: 2018-19

Hi friends, today we are going to discuss you about the latest Syllabus of Class XI BioTechnology Syllabus. As you know very well that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has its own curriculum and they hold the supreme authority to change it further for the benefit of students.

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UPDATED CBSE CLASS XI BioTechnology Syllabus 2018-19

So it’s always a wise decision to keep an eye on what happening around with the subject you are going to learn. This year CBSE made little bit changes in class XI BioTechnology Syllabus. Let us have a look at the updated CBSE class XI BioTechnology Syllabus for the academic year 2017-18

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CBSE Class XI BioTechnology Syllabus (2018-19 Session)

CLASS – XI (2017-18)

One Paper                                                                                                                                                                                               Time: 3 hrs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Max. Marks 70+30

Units No. of Periods Marks
Unit-I Biotechnology: An overview 20 5
Unit-II Molecules of Life 50 20
Unit-III Genetics and Molecular Biology 50 20
Unit-IV Cells and Organisms 60 25
Practicals 60 30
Total 240 10

One Paper                                                                                                                                                                   Time : 3 Hrs.
Total Marks: 70 (180 Periods)

Unit-I Biotechnology: An overview (5 Marks, 20 Periods)
Chapter-1: Biotechnology:
An overview Historical perspectives, Technology and Applications of Biotechnology, Global Market of Biotech, Products, Public Perception of Biotechnology, Biotechnology in India and Global Trends.

Unit-II Molecules of Life (20 Marks, 50 Periods) 
Chapter-1: Biomolecules: Building Blocks
Building blocks of Carbohydrates – Sugars and Their Derivatives, Building blocks of Proteins – Amino Acids, building blocks of Lipids – Simple Fatty Acids, Sphingosine, Glycerol and Cholesterol, Building blocks of Nucleic Acids – Nucleotides, Biochemical Transformations

Chapter-3: Macromolecules: Structure and Function
Carbohydrates – The energy givers, Proteins – The performers, Enzymes – The catalysts, Lipids, and Biomembranes – The barriers, Nucleic Acids – The managers

Unit-III Genetics and Molecular Biology (20 Marks, 50 Periods)
Chapter-1: Concepts of Genetics
Historical Perspective, Multiple Alleles, Linkage and Crossing Over, Genetic Mapping, Gene Interaction, Sex-Linked Inheritance, Extranuclear Inheritance, Quantitative Inheritance, Genes at the Population Level

Chapter-2: Genes and Genomes: Structure and Function
Discovery of DNA as Genetic Material, DNA Replication, Fine Structure of Genes, From Gene to Protein, Transcription – The Basic Process, Genetic Code, Translation, Regulation of Gene Expression, Mutations, DNA Repair, Human Genetic Disorders, Genome Organization

Unit-IV Cells and Organisms (25 Marks, 60 Periods)
Chapter 1: The Basic Unit of Life
Cell Structure and Components, Tissues and Organs, Stem Cells, Biodiversity, Organization of Life.

Chapter 2: Cell Growth and Development
Cell Division, Cell Cycle, Cell Communication, Nutrition, Gaseous Exchange, Internal Transport, Maintaining the Internal Environment, Reproduction, In Vitro Fertilization, Animal and Plant Development, Immune Response in Animals, Programmed Cell Death, Defense Mechanisms in Plants.

PRACTICALS (60 Periods)
Note: Every student is required to do the following experiments during the academic session.
1. Recoding Practical results & safety rules in the laboratory.
2. Preparation of buffers and pH determination
3. Sterilization techniques
4. Preparation of bacterial growth medium
5. Determination of bacterial growth curve
6. Cell counting
7. Isolation of milk protein (casein)
8. Estimation of whey protein by the biuret method
9. Assaying the enzyme acid phosphate
10. Estimation of blood glucose by enzymatic & glucometer method (GOD/POD)
11. Study of various stages of mitosis and calculation of a mitotic index
12. Preparation of karyotype

                                                                                         Scheme of Evaluation
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                                                                                         Max. Marks 30

The scheme of evaluation at the end of the session will be as under:
Two experiments:                               20 Marks
Viva on experiments:                           5 Marks
Practical record:                              5 Marks

Time 3 Hours                                                                                                                                    Max. Marks: 70

                                                   QUESTION PAPER DESIGN
S. No. Typology of Questions Very Short Answer (VSA) (1 mark) Short Answer-I (SA-I) (2 marks) Short Answer-II (SA-II) (3 marks) Long Answer (L.A.) (5 marks) Total Marks % Weightage
01 Knowledge-Based 2 1 2 1 15 22%
02 Conceptual Understanding (Application and Reasoning based) 3 4 8 1 40 57%
03 Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) 1 2 05 07%
04 Skill-Based 1 1 1 10 14%
Total 6 8 11 3 70 100%

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