**UPDATED CBSE CLASS XII Sociology Syllabus: 2018-19

Hi friends, today we are going to discuss with you the latest Syllabus of Class XII Sociology 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 XII Sociology 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 CBSE Class 12th Sociology Syllabus. Let us have a look at the updated XIIth Class Sociology Syllabus for the academic year 2017-18

CBSE Class 12th Sociology Studies Syllabus (2018-19 Session)

Unit Wise Detailed Syllabus (Theory Part)

 One Paper
    (Marks 80)
(3 hours)
Units Periods Marks
A. Indian Society
1. Introducing Indian Society 6 Non-evaluative
2. The Demographic Structure of Indian Society 10 6
3. Social Institutions-Continuity and Change 12 6
4. Market as a Social Institution 10 6
5. Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion 20 6
6. Challenges of Cultural Diversity 20 8
7. Suggestions for Project Work 20 Non-evaluative
Total 32
B. Change and Development in Indian Society
8. Structural Change 10 6
9. Cultural Change 12 6
10. The Story of Indian Democracy 16 6
11. Change and Development in Rural Society 10 6
12. Change and Development in Industrial Society 14 6
13. Globalization and Social Change 10 6
14. Mass Media and Communications 14 6
15. Social Movements 20 6
Total 48
200 80

Practical Examination
Class – XII

Max. Marks: 20                                                                                                                    Time allotted : 3 Hrs
Unitwise Weightage  (40 Periods)
A. Project (undertaken during the academic year at school level)

i. Statement of the purpose
ii. Methodology / Technique
iii. Conclusion

10 marks
B. Viva – based on the project work 02 marks
C. Research design
i. Overall format
ii Research Question/Hypothesis
iii. Choice of technique
iv. Detailed procedure for implementation of technique
v. Limitations of the above technique
B & C to be administered on the day of the external examination
08 marks
  Total 20 Marks

A. INDIAN SOCIETY  ( 32 Marks)

Unit 1: Introducing Indian Society (10 Periods)

  • Colonialism, Nationalism, Class, and Community

Unit 2: The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society (10 Periods)

  •  Theories and concepts in demography
  •  Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions

Unit 3: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change (12 Periods)

  •  The Caste System: Tribal community
  •  Family and Kinship

Unit 4: Market as a Social Institution (10 Periods)

  • Sociological perspectives on markets and the economy.
  •  Globalization – Interlinking of Local, Regional, National and International Markets.

Unit 5: Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion (20 Periods)

  •  Caste Prejudice, Scheduled Castes, and Other Backward Classes
  •  Marginalization of Tribal Communities
  •  The Struggle for Women’s Equality
  •  The struggles of the Differently Abled

Unit 6: The Challenges of Cultural Diversity ( 20 Periods)

  • Cultural communities and the nation-state
  •  Problems of Communalism, Regionalism, and Casteism
  • The Nation state, religion-related issues, and identities
  •  Communalism, secularism and the nation-state
  •  State and Civil Society

Unit 7: Suggestions for Project Work  (16 Periods)


Unit 8: Structural Change (10 Periods)

  • Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization

Unit 9: Cultural Change( 12 Periods)

  • Modernization, Westernization, Sanskritisation, Secularization
  • Social Reform Movements and Laws

Unit 10: The Story of Indian Democracy (16 Periods)

  • The Constitution as an instrument of Social Change
  •  Panchayati Raj and the Challenges of Social Transformation
  •  Parties, Pressure Groups, and Democratic Politics

Unit 11: Change and Development in Rural Society  (10 Periods)

  •  Land Reforms, Green Revolution, and Emerging Agrarian society
  •  Agrarian Structure: Caste & class in Rural India
  •  Land Reforms
  •  Green revolution and its social consequences
  •  Transformation in Rural Society
  • Globalization, Liberalization and Rural Society

Unit 12: Change and Development in Industrial Society (14 Periods)

  •  From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
  •  Getting a Job
  •  Work Processes

Unit 13: Globalisation and Social Change (10 Periods)

  •  Dimensions of Globalization

Unit 14: Mass Media and Communication ( 14 Periods)

  •  Types of Mass Media: Radio, Television and Print Media
  •  Changing Nature of Mass Media

Unit 15: Social Movements  ( 18 Periods)

  •  Theories and Classification of Social Movements
  •  Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants
  •  Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Castes, Trends in Upper Caste
  •  Women’s Movements in Independent India
  •  Tribal Movements
  •  Environmental Movements

Prescribed Books:
1. Introducing Sociology, Class XI, Published by NCERT
2. Understanding Society, Class XI, Published by NCERT
3. Indian Society, Class XII, Published by NCERT
4. Social Change and Development in India, Class XII, published by NCERT

SOCIOLOGY                                              Code No. 039                                                  CLASS-XII
TIME: 3 Hours                                                                                                                  Max. Marks: 80
S.No Typology of Questions Learning
outcomes and
(2 Marks)
(4 Marks)
(6 Marks)
1 Remembering- (Knowledge
based Simple recall questions,
to know specific facts, terms,
concepts, principles, or
theories, Identify, define, or
recite, information)
Analytical Skills
Critical Thinking
5 2 1 24 30%
2 Understanding-
(Comprehension –to be familiar
with meaning and to
understand conceptually,
interpret, compare, contrast,
explain, paraphrase, or
interpret information)
3 1 1 16 20%
3 Application (Use abstract information in concrete the, to apply knowledge to new situations, Use given content to interpret a the, provide an example, or solve a problem) 3 2 1 20 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
1 1 1 12 15%
5 Evaluation – (Appraise, judge,
and/or justify the value or
worth of a decision or
the, or to predict
outcomes based on values)
2 1 08 10%
TOTAL 14×2=28 7×4=28 4×6=24 80(25) 100%


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