CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus 2018 – 2019

CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus 2018 – 2019 is available here. Students can also download the complete PDF of the syllabus with the help of download link available in this article.

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CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus 2018 – 2019
CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus 2018 – 2019

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Business Studies Exam 2019 is available here for download in PDF format. Students can download CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus with the help of download link given at the end of this article.

Important highlights from CBSE Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus is given below

One Paper | Total: 100 Marks | 3 hours




Part A

Foundations of Business



Nature and Purpose of Business



Forms of Business Organisations


Public, Private and Global Enterprises



Business Services


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

Part A: Foundation of Business

Concept includes meaning and features

Unit 1: Evolution and Fundamentals of Business

History of Commerce in India:

Indigenous Banking System, Rise of Intermediaries, Transport, Trading Communities: Merchant Corporations, Major Trade Centres, Major Imports and Exports, Position of Indian Sub-Continent in the World Economy

Business -Concept

• Concept includes meaning and features Business, profession and employment- Concept

Objectives of business

Classification of business activities -

Industry and Commerce

Industry-types: primary, secondary, tertiary

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, merits and limitations.

Partnership-Concept, types, merits and limitation of partnership, registration of a partnership firm, partnership deed. Types of partners

Hindu Undivided Family Business: Concept

Cooperative Societies-Concept, merits, and limitations.

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

Formation of company-stages, important documents to be used in formation of a company

Choice of form of business organization

Unit 3: Public, Private and Global Enterprises

Public sector and private sector enterprises – Concept

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

Global enterprises (MNCs) – Features, Joint ventures, Public private partnership – concept

Unit 4: Business Services

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, Bank Overdraft, Cash credit. E-Banking meaning, Types of digital payments

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

Postal Service-Mail, Registered Post, Parcel, Speed Post, Courier-meaning.

Unit 5: Emerging Modes of Business

E-business (concept), scope and benefits

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

Unit 6: Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics

Concept of social responsibility

Case of 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

Concept includes meaning and features

Unit 7: Sources of Business Finance

Concept of business finance

Owners’ funds- equity shares, preferences share, retained earnings, Global Depository receipt (GDR), American Depository Receipt (ADR) and International Depository Receipt (IDR) – concept

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

Unit 8: Small Business and Enterprises

Entrepreneurship Development (ED): Concept, Characteristics and Need

• Process Entrepreneurship

Development: Start-up India

Scheme, ways to fund start-up

• Intellectual Property Rights and Entrepreneurship

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

Role of small business in India with special reference to rural areas

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

GST (Goods and Services Tax): Concept and key-features

Types of retail-trade-Itinerant and small scale fixed shops retailers

Large scale retailers-Departmental stores, chain stores - concept

Concept of automatic vending machine

Main documents used in internal trade:

Performa invoice, invoice, debit note, credit note. Lorry receipt (LR) and Railways 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: concept and benefits

Export trade- Meaning, objectives and procedure of Export Trade

Import Trade- Meaning, objectives and procedure

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

World Trade Organization (WTO) meaning and objectives.

Unit 11: Project Work

As per CBSE guidelines.

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