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CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus 2016 – 2017

May 27, 2016 09:30 IST

    CBSE has released syllabus of Class 11 for the academic session 2016‒2017.

    The key contents of the syllabus issued by CBSE for Class 11th Business Studies are:

    • Name of the Units and their weightage in Board Exam
    • Details of topics and sub-topics to be covered in each unit
    • Question Paper Design for CBSE Class 11th Business Studies Board Exam (2016-17)
    • Details of project work

    The important details of syllabus are as follows:

    Name of the Units and their weightage in Board Exam

    One Paper                                                                                                      Total: 100 Marks

                                                                                                                                               3 hours





    Part A: Foundation of Business




    Nature and Purpose of Business




    Forms of Business Organisations



    Public, Private and Global Enterprises




    Business Service



    Emerging Modes of Business




    Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics






    Part B: Finance and Trade




    Sources of Business Finance 




    Small Business



    Internal Trade




    International Business



    Project Work











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

    Part A: Foundation of Business

    Concepts include meaning and features

    Unit 1: Nature and Purpose of Business

    Business ‒ Concept

    Business, profession and employment – concept

    Objectives of Business

    Classification of business activities ‒ Industry and Commerce

    Industry-types: primary, secondary, tertiary- Meaning and subgroups

    Commerce-trade: (types-internal, external; wholesale and retail) and auxiliaries to trade; (banking, insurance, transportation, warehousing, communication and advertising) – meaning

    Business risk-Concept

    Unit-2 Forms of Business Organizations

    Sole Proprietorship – Concept, meaning, features, merits and limitations.

    Partnership – Concept, types, merits and limitations of partnership, registration of a partnership firm, partnership deed. Type of partners.

    Hindu Undivided Family Business: features.

    Cooperative Societies- Concept, types, merits and limitations.

    Company-concept, merits and limitations; Types: Private and Public-Concept

    Formation of company-stages, important documents to be used information of a company.

    Choice of form of business oranization.

    Unit-3: Public, Private and Global Enterprises

    Public sector and private sector enterprises – concept

    Forms of public sector enterprises: Departmental Undertaking, Statutory Corporations and Government Company.

    Changing role of public sector enterprises.

    Global enterprises, Joint ventures, Public private partnership - concept

    Unit-4: Public, Private and Global Enterprises

    Business services and its types-Meaning

    Banking - Types of bank accounts- savings, current, recurring, fixed deposit and multiple option deposit account.

    Banking services with particular reference to bank draft, Banker's cheque, Real Time Gross Settlement, National Electronic Funds Transfer, Bank Overdraft, Cash Credits and e- banking meaning.

    Insurance - Principles, Types-life, health, fire and marine insurance-concept.

    Postal Services: Mail, Registered Post, Parcel, Speed Post, Courier-meaning.

    Telecom Services-Cellular Mobile services, Radio Paging services, Fixed line services, Castle services, VSAT services, DTH Services-Meaning

    Unit-5: Emerging Modes of Business

    E-business - scope and benefits, resources required for successful e-business implementation, online transactions, payment mechanism, security and safety of business transactions.

    Outsourcing – Concept: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) – Concept, need and scope

    Smart cards and ATM's meaning and utility

    Unit-6: Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics

    Concept of social responsibility

    Case for social responsibility

    Responsibility towards owners, investors, consumers, employees, government and community

    Environment protection and business – Meaning and role

    Business Ethics- Concept and Elements

    Part B: Finance and Trade

    Concepts include meaning and features

    Unit 7: Sources of Business Finance

    Concept of business finance

    Owner's funds - equity shares, preferences, share, Global Depository Receipt (GDR), American Depository Receipt (ADR), International Depository Receipts (IDR) and retained earnings.

    Equity shares, preference shares, retained earnings-meaning, merits and limitations Global Depository Receipts (GDR) American Depository Receipts (GDR), American Depository Receipts (ADR), International Depository Receipts (IDR)-Meaning.

    Borrowed funds: debentures and bonds, loan from financial institution, loans from commercial banks, public deposits, trade credit, Inter Corporate Deposits (ICD).

    Unit 8: Small Business

    Small scale enterprise as defined by MSMED Act 2006 (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act).

    Role of small business in India.

    Government schemes and agencies for small scale industries National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and District Industrial Centre (DIC) with special reference to rural, backward areas.

    Unit 9: Internal Trade

    Internal trade – meaning and types, services rendered by a wholesaler and a retailer

    Types of retail - trade - Itinerant and fixed shop retailers.

    Large scale retailers - Departmental stores, chain stores, mail order business-concept

    Concept of automatic vending machine

    Chambers of Commerce and Industry: Basic functions

    Main documents used in internal trade: Performa invoice, invoice, debit note, credit note. Lorry Receipt (LR) and Railway Receipt (RR).

    Terms of Trade: Cash on Delivery (COD), Free on Board (FOB), Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF), Errors and Omissions Excepted (E & OE).

    Unit 10: International Trade

    International trade – concept

    International trade: Advantages and disadvantages of international trade

    Export trade- Meaning, objective and procedure of Export Trade

    Import Trade - Meaning, objective and procedure; Meaning and functions of import trade; purpose and procedure

    Documents involved in International Trade; documents involved in export trade, indent, letter of credit, shipping order, shipping bills, mate's receipt(DA/DP), specimen of documents, importance

    World Trade Organization (WTO) meaning and objective.

    Unit 11: Project Work

    As per CBSE guidelines

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