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CBSE Class 11 Geography Syllabus 2019 - 20

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently released the syllabus of Class 11. With this article, you can download CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2019-20 in PDF format.

May 27, 2019 14:16 IST
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CBSE Class 11 Geography Syllabus
CBSE Class 11 Geography Syllabus

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Geography is available here for download in PDF format. Link to download CBSE Class 11 Geography Syllabus 2019-20 is given at the end of this article. This syllabus contains complete details about course content and practical work in Class 11 Geography. Important portion from the syllabus is given below

One Theory Paper - 70 Marks (3 Hours)

Part

Units

No. of Periods

Marks

A

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

87

35 Marks

 

Unit-1: Geography as a discipline

06

 

30

 

Unit-2: The Earth

11

 

Unit-3: Landforms

20

 

Unit-4: Climate

30

 

Unit-5: Water (Oceans)

10

 

Unit-6: Life on the Earth

07

 

Map and diagram

05

5

B

India-Physical Environment

78

35 Marks

 

Unit-7: Introduction

04

 

30

 

Unit-8: Physiography

28

 

Unit-9: Climate, vegetation and  soil

28

 

Unit-10: Natural hazards and disasters

14

 

Map and Diagram

04

5

 

Total

165

70 Marks

C

Practical Work

50

30 Marks

 

Unit-1: Fundamentals of Maps

20

10 Marks

 

Unit-2: Topographic and Weather Maps

30

15 Marks

 

Practical Record Book and Viva

 

5 Marks

CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2019-20: All Subjects

COURSE CONTENT

 Part A

 Fundamentals of Physical Geography

 87 Periods

 Unit 1

 Geography as a Discipline

 Geography as an integrating discipline, as a science of spatial attributes

 Branches of Geography:Physical Geography and Human Geography

 Scope and Career Options (Non-evaluative)

 

06 Periods

 

Unit 2

 The Earth

  Origin and evolution of the earth;  interior of the earth

  Wegener's continental drift theory and plate tectonics

  Earthquakes and volcanoes: causes, types and effects

 

11Periods

 Unit 3

 Landforms

   Rocks: major types of rocks and their characteristics

   Geomorphic   processes:  weathering;   mass  wasting; erosion and deposition; soil-formation

  Landforms   and   their   evolution-   Brief   erosional   and depositional features

 

20 Periods

 

Unit 4

 Climate

   Atmosphere-  composition  and   structure;  elements  of weather and  climate

  Insolation-angle   of   incidence   and   distribution;   heat budget of the  earth-heating and  cooling of atmosphere (conduction, convection, terrestrial radiation and advection);    temperature-   factors    controlling temperature; distribution of temperature-horizontal and vertical; inversion of temperature

  Pressure-pressure   belts;    winds-planetary,   seasonal and  local; air masses and  fronts; tropical and extratropical cyclones

 Precipitation-evaporation; condensation-dew, frost, fog, mist and cloud; rainfall-types and  world distribution

 Climate and Global Concerns

 

 30 Periods

 

Unit 5

Water (Oceans)

 Basics of Oceanography

 

10 Periods

 

 

        Oceans - distribution of temperature and  salinity

 

        Movements of ocean water-waves, tides  and  currents;

submarine reliefs

 

        Ocean resources and pollution

 

 

Unit 6:

 

Life on the  Earth

 

         Biosphere - importance of plants and  other  organisms; biodiversity  and   conservation;  ecosystem  and ecological balance

 

07 Periods

Map  work  on  identification of features  based on  1 to  6 units  on the  outline Physical/Political map of the  world.

 05 Periods

 Part B

 India-Physical Environment

 78 Periods

 Unit 7:

 Introduction

 Location, space relations, India's place in the world

 04 Periods

 Unit 8:

 Physiography

 Structure and Relief; Physiographic Divisions

  Drainage systems: Concept of river basins, watershed; the Himalayan and the Peninsular rivers

 

28 Periods

 

Unit 9:

 Climate, Vegetation and Soil

 Weather and  climate - spatial and  temporal distribution of temperature, pressure winds and  rainfall, Indian monsoon: mechanism, onset and  withdrawal, variability of rainfalls: spatial and temporal; use of weather charts

 Natural  vegetation-forest  types  and   distribution;  wild life; conservation; biosphere reserves

 Soils  -  major  types  (ICAR's  classification)  and   their distribution, soil degradation and conservation

 

28 Periods

 

Unit 10:

Hazards and Disasters: Causes, Consequences and Management

 Floods, Cloudbursts

 Droughts: types and  impact

 Earthquakes and Tsunami

 Cyclones: features and impact

  Landslides

 

14 Periods

 Map  Work  of  features  based on   above units  for  locating and labelling on the  outlinePolitical/Physical map of India

 04 Periods

 Part C:

 Practical Work

50 Periods

 Unit 1:

 Fundamentals of Maps

 Geo spatial data,  Concept of Geographical data  matrix; Point, line, area data

 Maps -types; scales-types; construction of simple linear scale, measuring distance; finding direction and  use of symbols

 Map projection- Latitude, longitude and  time, typology, construction and  properties of projection: Conical with one  standard parallel and  Mercator's projection. (only two projections)

 

20 Periods

 Unit 2:

 Topographic and Weather Maps

 Study  of topographic  maps (1 : 50,000  or 1 : 25,000

Survey  of India maps); contour  cross section and identification of landforms-slopes, hills, valleys, waterfall, cliffs; distribution of settlements

 Aerial   Photographs: Types and Geometry-vertical aerial  photographs;  difference  between  maps  and aerial photographs; photo scale determination. Identification of physical and cultural features

 Satellite  imageries,  stages  in  remote  sensing  data- acquisition, platform and  sensors and  data  products, (photographic and digital)

 Use  of  weather  instruments:  thermometer,  wet  and dry-bulb  thermometer,  barometer,  wind  vane,   rain gauge

 

30 Periods

Practical Record Book and Viva Voce

Viva to be based on Practical Unit I and II only.

 

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