CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2021-22: CBSE Academic Session 2021-22

Check CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2021-22 and prepare for CBSE Class 11 exam 2021-22.

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Check CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2021-22 and prepare for CBSE Class 11 exam 2021-22. Students are advised to download this syllabus and prepare for CBSE Class 11 exam 2021-22. 

CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2021-22: CBSE Academic Session 2021-22

Theory: 80 Marks, 3 Hours Project: 20 Marks





Part A

Statistics for Economics



Unit 1





Unit 2

Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data


Unit 3

Statistical Tools and Interpretation











Part B

Introductory Microeconomics



Unit 4




Unit 5

Consumer's Equilibrium and Demand



Unit 6

Producer Behaviour and Supply



Unit 7

Forms  of  Market  and  Price  Determination  under perfect competition with simple applications







Part C

Project Work



New CBSE Syllabus 2021-22 (PDF) for 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th: CBSE Curriculum for CBSE Academic Session 2021-22

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.

Unit 1: Introduction 

What is Economics? 

Meaning, scope, functions 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;  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- Arithmetic mean, median and mode 

Measures of Dispersion - absolute dispersion (range, quartile deviation, mean deviation and standard deviation); relative dispersion (coefficient of range, coefficient of quartile-deviation, coefficient of mean deviation, coefficient of variation) 

Correlation – meaning and properties, 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.

Part B: Introductory Microeconomics 

Unit 4: Introduction

Meaning of microeconomics and macroeconomics; positive and normative economics

What is an economy? Central problems of an economy: what, how and for whom to produce; concepts of production possibility frontier and opportunity cost.

Unit 5: Consumer's Equilibrium and Demand

Consumer's equilibrium - meaning of utility, marginal utility, law of diminishing marginal utility, conditions of consumer's equilibrium using marginal utility analysis.

Indifference curve analysis of consumer's equilibrium-the consumer's budget (budget set and budget line), preferences of the consumer (indifference curve, indifference map) and conditions of consumer's equilibrium.

Demand, market demand, determinants of demand, demand schedule, demand curve and its slope, movement along and shifts in the demand curve; price elasticity of demand - factors affecting price elasticity of demand; measurement of price elasticity of demand – percentage-change method.

Unit 6: Producer Behaviour and Supply 

Meaning of Production Function – Short-Run and Long-Run Total Product, Average Product and Marginal Product. Returns to a Factor: Law of Variable Proportions

Cost: Short run costs - total cost, total fixed cost, total variable cost; average cost; average fixed cost, average variable cost and marginal cost-meaning and their relationships.

Revenue - total, average and marginal revenue - meaning and their relationship. Producer's equilibrium - meaning and its conditions in terms of marginal revenue - marginal cost.

Supply, market supply, determinants of supply, supply schedule, supply curve and its slope, movements along and shifts in supply curve, price elasticity of supply; measurement of price elasticity of supply - percentage-change method.

Unit 7: Forms of Market and Price Determination under Perfect Competition with simple applications.

Perfect competition  - Features; Determination of market equilibrium and effects of shifts in demand and supply.

Other  Market  Forms  -  monopoly,  monopolistic  competition  -  their  meaning  and features.

Simple Applications of Demand and Supply: Price ceiling, price floor.

Part C: Project in Economics

Guidelines as given in class XII curriculum

Suggested Question Paper Design Economics (Code No. 030) Class XI (2021-22)

March 2022 Examination

Marks: 80, Duration: 3 hrs. 


Typology of Questions







Remembering and Understanding:

Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers.

Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions, and stating main ideas











Applying: Solve problems to new situations by applying

acquired  knowledge,  facts,  techniques  and  rules  in  a different way.












Analysing, Evaluating and Creating:

Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations.

Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria.

Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.



















CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2021-22 PDF