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CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2017-2018

Apr 18, 2017 15:50 IST

CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2017-2018

CBSE Syllabus 2017-2018 for Class 11 Economics is released by the board. Students can download CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2017-2018 from the download link given at the end of this article.

Important portion of CBSE Class 12 Economics Syllabus 2017-2018 is given below

Name of the Units and their weightage




Part A. Statistics for Economics



1. Introduction



2. Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data


3. Statistical Tools and Interpretation






Part B: Indian Economic Development



4. Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991



5. Current Challenges facing Indian Economy



6. Development Experience of India - A Comparison with Neighbours






Theory Paper (40+40 = 80 Marks)

Part C: Project Work



Total: (Theory + Project Work)

(80 + 20) = 100 Marks


Details of topics and sub-topics to be covered in each unit

Part A: Statistics for Economics

In this course, the learners are expected to acquire skills in collection, organisation and presentation of quantitative and qualitative information pertaining to various simple economic aspects systematically. It also intends to provide some basic statistical tools to analyse, and interpret any economic information and draw appropriate inferences. In this process, the learners are also expected to understand the behaviour of various economic data.

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Unit 1: Introduction

What is Economics?

Meaning, scope and importance of statistics in Economics

Unit 2: Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data

Collection of data - sources of data - primary and secondary; how basic data is collected, with concepts of Sampling; Sampling and Non-Sampling errors; methods of collecting data; some important sources of secondary data: Census of India and National Sample Survey Organisation.

Organisation of Data: Meaning and types of variables; Frequency Distribution.

Presentation of Data: Tabular Presentation and Diagrammatic Presentation of Data:

(i) Geometric forms (bar diagrams and pie diagrams),

(ii) Frequency diagrams (histogram, polygon and ogive) and

(iii) Arithmetic line graphs (time series graph).

Unit 3: Statistical Tools and Interpretation

(For all the numerical problems and solutions, the appropriate economic interpretation may be attempted. This means, the students need to solve the problems and provide interpretation for the results derived.)

Measures of Central Tendency - mean (simple and weighted), median and mode

Measures of Dispersion - absolute dispersion (range, quartile deviation, mean deviation and standard deviation); relative dispersion (co-efficient of range, co-efficient of quartile-deviation, co-efficient of mean deviation, co-efficient of variation); Lorenz Curve: Meaning and its application.

Correlation - meaning, scatter diagram; Measures of correlation - Karl Pearson's method (two variables ungrouped data) Spearman's rank correlation.

Introduction to Index Numbers - meaning, types - wholesale price index, consumer price index and index of industrial production, uses of index numbers; Inflation and index numbers.

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Part B: Indian Economic Development

Unit 4: Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991

A brief introduction of the state of Indian economy on the eve of independence. Common goals of Five Year Plans.

Main features, problems and policies of agriculture (institutional aspects and new agricultural strategy, etc.), industry (industrial licensing, etc.) and foreign trade.

Economic Reforms since 1991:

Need and main features - liberalisation, globalisation and privatisation; An appraisal of LPG policies 

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Unit 5: Current challenges facing Indian Economy

Poverty - absolute and relative; Main programmes for poverty alleviation: A critical assessment.

Rural development: Key issues - credit and marketing - role of cooperatives; agricultural diversification; alternative farming - organic farming 

Human Capital Formation: How people become resource; Role of human capital in economic development; Growth of Education Sector in India 

Employment: Formal and informal, growth and other issues: Problems and policies.

Inflation: Problems and Policies

Infrastructure: Meaning and Types: Case Studies: Energy and Health: Problems and Policies- A critical assessment;

Sustainable Economic Development: Meaning, Effects of Economic Development on Resources and Environment, including global warming.

Unit VI: Development Experience of India

A comparison with neighbours

India and Pakistan

India and China

Issues: growth, population, sectoral development and other developmental indicators.

Part C: Developing Projects in Economics

The students may be encouraged to develop projects, as per the suggested project guidelines. Case studies of a few organisations / outlets may also be encouraged. Under this the students will do only one comprehensive project using concepts from both part A and part B.

Some of the examples of the projects are as follows (they are not mandatory but suggestive):

(i) A report on demographic structure of your neighbourhood.

(ii) Changing consumer awareness amongst households.

(iii) Dissemination of price information for growers and its impact on consumers.

(iv) Study of a cooperative institution: milk cooperatives, marketing cooperatives, etc.

(v) Case studies on public private partnership, outsourcing and outward Foreign Direct Investment.

(vi) Global warming.

(vii) Designing eco-friendly projects applicable in school such as paper and water recycle.

The idea behind introducing this unit is to enable the students to develop the ways and means by which a project can be developed using the skills Learned in the course. This includes all the steps involved in designing a project starting from choosing a title, exploring the information relating to the title, collection of primary and secondary data, analysing the data, presentation of the project and using various statistical tools and their interpretation and conclusion.

Prescribed books

1. Statistics for Economics, Class XI, NCERT

2. Indian Economic Development, Class XI, NCERT

Suggested question paper design or blueprint for CBSE Class 11 Economics is given in PDF of the syllabus.

Download CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2017-2018 in PDF format

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