CBSE Class 11 Mathematics Syllabus 2018 – 2019

Get CBSE Class 11 Maths Syllabus for the academic session 2018 – 2019. With the latest syllabus, students will get complete information related to course structure, paper pattern, prescribed textbooks, etc.

Created On: Apr 14, 2017 16:00 IST
Modified On: Jan 8, 2019 13:00 IST
CBSE Class 11 Mathematics Syllabus 2018 – 2019
CBSE Class 11 Mathematics Syllabus 2018 – 2019

New CBSE Class 11 Maths Syllabus for academic session 2018 – 2019 is available here. The Syllabus in the subject of Mathematics has undergone changes from time to time in accordance with growth of the subject and emerging needs of the society.

Senior Secondary stage (or Class 11 and Class 12) is a launching stage from where the students go either for higher academic education in Mathematics or for professional courses like Engineering, Physical and Bioscience, Commerce or Computer Applications. 

The present revised syllabus has been designed in accordance with National Curriculum Framework 2005 and as per guidelines given in Focus Group on Teaching of Mathematics 2005 which is to meet the emerging needs of all categories of students.

Motivating the topics from real life situations and other subject areas, greater emphasis has been laid on the application of various concepts.

In this syllabus, student will get complete information about the course structure, paper pattern, prescribed textbooks etc.

Important portion of CBSE Class 11 Maths Syllabus 2018 – 2019 is given below


No. of Periods


1. Sets and Functions



II. Algebra



III. Co-ordinate Geometry



IV. Calculus



V. Mathematical Reasoning



VI. Statistics and Probability






*No chapter/unit wise weightage. Care to be taken to cover all the chapters.

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

Unit I: Sets and Functions

1 – Sets

Sets and their representations. Empty set. Finite and Infinite sets. Equal sets. Subsets. Subsets of a set of real numbers especially intervals (with notations). Power set. Universal set. Venn diagrams. Union and Intersection of sets. Difference of sets. Complement of a set. Properties of Complement.

2 –  Relations & Functions:

Ordered pairs. Cartesian product of sets. Number of elements in the Cartesian product of two finite sets. Cartesian product of the set of reals with itself (upto R x R x R). Definition of relation, pictorial diagrams, domain, co-domain and range of a relation. Function as a special type of relation. Pictorial representation of a function, domain, co-domain and range of a function. Real valued functions, domain and range of these functions, constant, identity, polynomial, rational, modulus, signum, exponential, logarithmic and greatest integer functions, with their graphs. Sum, difference, product and quotients of functions.

3 – Trigonometric Functions:

Positive and negative angles. Measuring angles in radians and in degrees and conversion from one into other. Definition of trigonometric functions with the help of unit circle. Truth of the identity sin2x + cos2x = 1, for all x. Signs of trigonometric functions. Domain and range of trigonometric functions and their graphs. Expressing sin (x±y) and cos (x±y) in terms of sinx, siny, cosx & cosy and their simple applications. Deducing identities like the following:

CBSE Class 11 Mathematics Syllabus 2017 – 2018: Trigonometric Functions

Identities related to sin 2x, cos2x, tan 2x, sin3x, cos3x and tan3x. General solution of trigonometric equations of the type sin y = sin a, cos y = cos a and tan y = tan a.

Unit II: Algebra

1 – Principle of Mathematical Induction

Process of the proof by induction, motivating the application of the method by looking at natural numbers as the least inductive subset of real numbers. The principle of mathematical induction and simple applications.

2 – Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

Need for complex numbers, especially √‒1, to be motivated by inability to solve some of the quadratic equations. Algebraic properties of complex numbers. Argand plane and polar representation of complex numbers. Statement of Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, solution of quadratic equations (with real coefficients) in the complex number system. Square root of a complex number.

3 – Linear Inequalities

Linear inequalities. Algebraic solutions of linear inequalities in one variable and their representation on the number line. Graphical solution of linear inequalities in two variables. Graphical solution of system of linear inequalities in two variables. 

4 – Permutations and Combinations

Fundamental principle of counting. Factorial n (n!). Permutations and combinations, derivation of formulae for nPrnCr and their connections, simple applications.

5 – Binomial Theorem

History, statement and proof of the binomial theorem for positive integral indices. Pascal's triangle, General and middle term in binomial expansion, simple applications.

6 – Sequence and Series

Sequence and Series. Arithmetic Progression (A.P.). Arithmetic Mean (A.M.) Geometric Progression (G.P.), general term of a G.P., sum of n terms of a G.P., infinite G.P. and its sum, geometric mean (G.M.), relation between A.M. and G.M. Formula for the following special sum:

CBSE Class 11 Mathematics Syllabus 2017 – 2018: Sequence and Series

Unit III: Coordinate Geometry

1 – Straight Lines

Brief recall of two dimensional geometry from earlier classes. Shifting of origin. Slope of a line and angle between two lines. Various forms of equations of a line: parallel to axis, point-slope form, slope-intercept form, two-point form, intercept form and normal form. General equation of a line. Equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines. Distance of a point from a line.

2 – Conic Sections

Sections of a cone: circles, ellipse, parabola, hyperbola; a point, a straight line and a pair of intersecting lines as a degenerated case of a conic section. Standard equations and simple properties of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Standard equation of a circle.

3 – Introduction to Three–dimensional Geometry

Coordinate axes and coordinate planes in three dimensions. Coordinates of a point. Distance between two points and section formula.

Unit IV: Calculus

1 – Limits and Derivatives

Derivative introduced as rate of change both as that of distance function and geometrically.

Intutive idea of limit. Limits of polynomials and rational functions, trignometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Definition of derivative, relate it to slope of tangent of the curve, derivative of sum, difference, product and quotient of functions. The derivative of polynomial and trigonometric functions.

Unit V: Mathematical Reasoning

1 – Mathematical Reasoning

Mathematically acceptable statements. Connecting words/ phrases - consolidating the understanding of "if and only if (necessary and sufficient) condition", "implies", "and/or", "implied by", "and", "or", "there exists" and their use through variety of examples related to real life and Mathematics. Validating the statements involving the connecting words, difference between contradiction, converse and contrapositive.

Unit VI: Statistics and Probability

1 – Statistics

Measures of dispersion; Range, mean deviation, variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped data. Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances.

2 – Probability

Random experiments; outcomes, sample spaces (set representation). Events; occurrence of events, 'not', 'and' & 'or' events, exhaustive events, mutually exclusive events, Axiomatic (set theoretic) probability, connections with the theories of earlier classes. Probability of an event, probability of 'not', 'and' and 'or' events.

Prescribed books

1 – Mathematics Textbook for Class XI, NCERT publication

2 – Mathematics Exemplar Problem for Class XI, published by NCERT

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