**UPDATED CBSE CLASS XII Political Science Syllabus: 2018-19

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    CBSE CLASS XII Political Science Syllabus 2018-19

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    UPDATED CBSE CLASS XII Political Science Syllabus 2018-19

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    CBSE Class 12th Political Science Syllabus (2018-19 Session)


    Unit Wise Detailed Syllabus (Theory Part)

    POLITICAL SCIENCE (Code No. 028)
    Class XII (2017-18) 

                                                                                                                                                                                             

     One Paper  Max. Marks: 100
    Time: 3 hrs.
    Units Periods Marks
    Part A: Contemporary World Politics
    1 Cold War Era 14 14
    2 The End of bipolarity 13
    3 US Hegemony in World Politics 13 16
    4 Alternative centers of Power 11
    5 Contemporary South Asia 13
    6 International Organizations 13 10
    7 Security in Contemporary World 11
    8 Environment and Natural Resources 11 10
    9 Globalisation 11
    Total 110 50
    Part B: Politics in India since Independence
    10 Challenges of Nation-Building 13 16
    11 An era of One-party Dominance 12
    12 Politics of Planned Development 11
    13 India’s External relations 13 6
    14 Challenges to the Congress System 13 12
    15 A crisis of the Democratic Order 13
    16 A rise of Popular Movements 11 16
    17 Regional aspirations 11
    18 Recent Developments in Indian Politics 13
    Total 110 50    

    COURSE CONTENTS

    Part A: Contemporary World Politics

    1 Cold War Era

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

    14

    Periods

    2 The 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.

    13

    Periods

    3 US Hegemony in World Politics

    The 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.

    13

    Periods

    4 Alternative Centres of Power

    A rise of China as an economic power in a post-Mao era, creation, and expansion of European
    Union, ASEAN. India’s changing relations with China.

    11

    Periods

    5 Contemporary 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 neighbors.

    13

    Periods

    6 International Organizations

    Restructuring and the future of the UN. India’s position in the restructured UN. The rise of
    new international actors: new international economic organizations, NGOs. How
    democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?

    13

    Periods

    7 Security in Contemporary World

    Traditional concerns about security and politics of disarmament. Non-traditional or human
    security: global poverty, health, and education. Issues of human rights and migration.

    11

    Periods

    8 Environment 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.

    11

    Periods

    9 Globalisation

    Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences
    of globalization. Anti-globalization movements. India as an arena of globalization and
    struggle against it.

    11

    Periods

    Part B: Politics in India since Independence

    10 Challenges of Nation- Building

    Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: a challenge of ‘refugee’
    resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Organisation and reorganization of states; Political
    conflicts over language.

    13

    Periods

    11 An era of One-Party Dominance

    First three general elections, nature of Congress dominance at the national level,
    uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition
    parties.

    12

    Periods

    12 Politics of Planned Development

    Five-year plans, expansion of state sector and the rise of new economic interests.

    Famine and suspension of five-year plans. Green revolution and its political fallouts.

    11

    Periods

    13 India’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.

    13

    Periods

    14 Challenges 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’.

    13

    Periods

    15 A crisis 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 Janata Party.
    The rise of civil liberties organizations.

    13

    Periods

    16 Popular Movements in India

    Farmers’ movements, Women’s movement, Environment, and Development-affected
    people’s movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.

    11

    Periods

    17 Regional Aspirations

    The rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. The Kashmir
    situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.

    11

    Periods

    18 Recent Developments in Indian politics

    Participatory upsurge in1990s. The rise of the JD and the BJP. Increasing role of regional
    parties and coalition politics. Coalition governments:
    NDA (1998 – 2004)
    UPA (2004 – 2014)
    NDA (2014 onwards

    13

    Periods

    Prescribed Books:
    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.

     QUESTION PAPER DESIGN 2017-18

    POLITICAL SCIENCE                                       Code No. 028                                                             CLASS-XII

    Time: 3 Hours                                                                                                                                                  Max. Marks: 100
    S.

    No

    Typology of Questions Learning
    Outcomes &
    Testing
    Skills
    Very
    Short
    Answer
    (1 Mark)
    Very
    Short
    Answer 
    (2 Marks)
    Short
    Answer
    (4 Marks)
    Long
    An answer I (5 Marks)
    based on
    Passages
    and Pictures
    Map
    Question Picture
    based
    interpretation
    (5 Marks)
    Long
    Answer II
    (6 Marks)
    Marks %

    weight age

    1 Remembering-
    (Knowledge-based Simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories; Identity, define or recite, information)
    •  Reasoning
    •  Analytical
      Skills
    •  Critical
      thinking
    1 2 2 22 22%
    2 Understanding-
    (Comprehension
    –to be
    familiar with the
    meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase information)
    2 2 1 1 21 21%
    3  Application (Use the abstract information in
    the concrete situation, to
    apply knowledge of
    new situations; Use has given content to
    interpret a situation,
    provide an example, or
    solve a problem)
    1 1 1 1 2 25 25%
    4 High Order Thinking
    Skills (Analysis & Synthesis- Classify, compare, contrast, or
    differentiate between
    different pieces of information; Organize and/or integrate unique pieces of
    information from a
    variety of sources) (includes Map interpretation)
    1 2 1 1 1 20 20%
    5 Evaluation– (Appraise,
    judge, and/or justify the value or worth of a decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes based on values)
    1 1 1 1 12 12%
    Total 1×5=5 2×5=10 4×6=24 5×3=15 5×2=10 6×6=36 100 100%

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

    1. Weightage of Content

    Part A: Contemporary World Politics

    Units Marks
    1 Cold War Era 14
    2 The End of Bipolarity
    3 US Hegemony in World Politics 16
    4 Alternative Centres of Power
    5 Contemporary South Asia
    6 International Organizations 10
    7 Security in Contemporary World
    8 Environment and Natural Resources 10
    9 Globalization
                                                     Total 50

    Part B: Politics in India since Independence

    Units Marks
    10 Challenges of Nation-Building 16
    11 An era of One-Party Dominance
    12 Politics of Planned Development
    13 India’s External Relations 6
    14 Challenges to the Congress System 12
    15 A crisis of the Democratic Order
    16 A rise of Popular Movements 16
    17 Regional Aspirations
    18 Recent Developments in Indian Politics
    Total 50

    2. Weightage of Difficulty Level

    Estimated difficulty level  Percentage
    Difficult (20%)
    Average  (50%)
    Easy  (30%)

    3. Scheme of Options:
    There is the internal choice for long answer questions.
    Map question has a choice only with another map.
    There are three passage-based or picture-based questions.

    4. 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.

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