CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2023: Download the Latest Curriculum in PDF

CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2022-23: Download the latest curriculum, course structure and question paper design from Jagran Josh.
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CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2023: has been released for eager students waiting to appear for the CBSE Board examinations in the coming months of February and March. 

If you are one of the students going to write this exam then you should approach this syllabus with an intent of discovery and exploration. Since Sociology has multiple theories, concepts and its applications in case study questions, it is a subject with immense scoring potential if you get the crux of the topics. 

Pursuing CBSE Class 12 Sociology, students would be enabled to analyse and appreciate diversity in our contemporary Indian Society.  

CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2023

Below you will find the latest syllabus released by the board and the link to download it directly from Jagran Josh.


CLASS XII (2022-23)
One Theory Paper Time: 3 Hours                                                                                                       Max. Marks: 80


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Unit 1 Introducing Indian Society
- Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community

Unit 2 The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society
- Theories and concepts in demography
- Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions
- Population Policy in India

Unit 3 Social Institutions: Continuity and Change
- Caste and the Caste System
- Tribal Communities
- Family and Kinship

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Unit 5 Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion
- Social Inequality and Social Exclusion
- Systems justifying and perpetuating Inequality - Caste, Tribe, the Other Backward Classes
- Adivasi Struggles
- The Struggle for Women’s Equality and Rights
- The struggles of the Differently Abled

Unit 6 The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
- Cultural communities and the nation state
- Regionalism in the Indian context
- The Nation state and religion related issues and identities
- Communalism, secularism and the nation state
- State and Civil Society

Unit 7 Suggestions for Project Work


Unit 8 Structural Change
- Understanding Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization

Unit 9 Cultural Change
- Social Reform Movements
- Different Kinds of Social Change: Sanskritisation, Westernization, Modernization, Secularization

Unit 11 Change and Development in Rural Society
- Agrarian Structure : Caste & class in Rural India
- Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Emerging Agrarian society
- Green revolution and its social consequences
- Transformation in Rural Society
- Circulation of labour
- Globalization, Liberalization and Rural Society

Unit 12 Change and Development in Industrial Society
- From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
- How people find Jobs
- Work Processes: How work is carried out, working conditions, home based work, Strikes and Unions

Unit 15 Social Movements
- Concept of Social Movements
- Theories and Classification of Social Movements
- Environmental Movements
- Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants
- Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Class/Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses
- Tribal Movements
- Women’s Movements in Independent India


C. Project undertaken during the academic year at school level                                                              15 Marks

  1. Introduction -2 Marks
    2. Statement of Purpose – 2 Marks
    3. Research Question – 2 Marks
    4. Methodology – 3 Marks
    5. Data Analysis – 4 Marks
    6. Conclusion – 2 Marks

D. Viva – based on the project work                                                                                                                             05 Marks

The books prescribed by CBSE for Class 12 Sociology course are:

Download CBSE Class 12 Sociology syllabus 2022-23 PDF

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

All these books can be easily found on our website.

Click the link below to download the pdf of NCERT textbooks for class 12.

NCERT Books for Class 12 (PDF): All Subjects - Subject-wise & Chapter-wise!

You can also access these from the website of CBSE and any academic bookstore near you.

Get going with these practise sets to boost your prep!

CBSE Class 12 Humanities Practice Papers: All Subjects

CBSE Class 12 Commerce Practice Papers: All Subjects

CBSE Class 12 Science Practice Papers: All Subjects

Best of luck to all the candidates.


What is the new pattern of CBSE for Class 12 Sociology 2022-23?

The new pattern of syllabus and question paper design for CBSE Class 12 Sociology can be found here in this article by Jagran Josh.

Is CBSE Class 12 sociology hard?

It depends on individual students. The subject topics, in itself, are not complex. They are designed to help students study their society in the context of their environment. View the syllabus content of CBSE Class 12 Sociology and decide for yourself.

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