CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23 (PDF Download)

CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23

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Part A: Contemporary World Politics

  1. The End of Bipolarity: Disintegration of Soviet Union, Unipolar World, Middle East Crisis – Afghanistan, Gulf War, Democratic Politics and Democratization – CIS and the 21st Century (Arab Spring).
  2. New Centres of Power: Organizations – European Union, ASEAN, SAARC, BRICS. Nations: Russia, China, Israel, India, Japan and South Korea.
  3. Contemporary South Asia: Conflicts and efforts for Peace Democratization in South Asia: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives.
  4. United Nations and its Organizations: Principal Organs, Key Agencies: UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, ILO, Security Council and the Need for its Expansion.
  5. Security in Contemporary World: Security – Meaning and Type; Terrorism.
  6. Environment and Natural Resources: Environmental Movements, Global Warming and Climate Change, Conservation of Natural Resources.
  7. Globalization: Meaning, Manifestation and Debates.

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

  1. Challenges of Nation-Building: Nation and Nation Building. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Integration of States. Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: challenge of ‘refugee’ Resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Political conflicts over language. Linguistic Organisation of States.
  2. Planned Development: Changing nature of India’s Economic Development Planning Commission and Five Year Plans, National Development Council, NITI Aayog.
  3. India’s Foreign Policy: Principles of Foreign Policy; India’s Changing Relations with Other Nations: US, Russia, China, Israel; India’s Relations with its Neighbours: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar; India’s Nuclear Programme.
  4. Parties and Party System in India: One Party Dominance, Bi-Party System, Multi-Party Coalition System.
  5. Democratic Resurgence 30 Periods: Jaya Prakash Narayan and Total Revolution, Ram Manohar Lohia and Socialism, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Integral Humanism, National Emergency, Democratic Upsurges – Participation of the Adults, Backwards and Youth
  6. Regional Aspirations: Rise of regional parties. Punjab Crisis. The Kashmir Issue, Movements for Autonomy.
  7. Indian Politics: Recent Trends and Development 36 Periods Era of Coalitions, National Front, United Front, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) – I & II, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) I, II, III & IV, Issues of Development and Governance.

Prescribed Books:

  • Contemporary World Politics, Class XII, Published by NCERT
  • Politics in India since Independence, Class XII, Published by NCERT
  • Reference Material available with this document.

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

Project Work: 20 Marks

  1. The Project work will be implemented for 20 Marks.
  2. Out of 20 marks, 10 marks are to be allotted to viva voce and 10 marks for project work.
  3. For class XII, the evaluation for 20 marks project work should be done jointly by the internal as well as the
    external examiners.
  4. The project can be individual/pair/group of 4-5 each. The Project can be made on any of the topics given in
    the syllabus of a particular class.
  5. The suggestive list of activities for project work is as follows: –
    Role Play, Skit, Presentation, Model, Field Survey, Mock Drills/Mock Event etc.
  6. The teacher should give enough time for preparation of the Project Work. The topics for Project Work
    taken up by the student must be discussed by the teacher in classroom.

For detailed syllabus, please check the official syllabus PDF – Here

Also don’t forget to check the complete CBSE Class 12 Syllabus.

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