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CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2018 – 2019

May 10, 2017 18:00 IST
    CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2018 – 2019
    CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2018 – 2019

    CBSE Class 11 Political Science syllabus for the academic session 2018 – 2019 is available here. This syllabus contains important details related to course structure, question paper design, prescribed books etc. In order to score well in CBSE Class 11 Political Science subject, students must follow this syllabus.

    The important portion of CBSE Class 11 Political Science syllabus 2018 – 2019 is given below:

    Unit No.

    Name of Units


    Part A: Indian Constitution at work


    Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution



    Rights in the Indian Constitution


    Election and Representation



    The Executive


    The Legislature



    The Judiciary





    Local Governments


    Constitution as a living document




    Part B: Politics Theory


    Political Theory : An Introduction (10)



    Freedom (11)


    Equality (11)



    Social Justice (12)


    Rights (11)



    Citizenship (11)


    Nationalism (11)



    Secularism (11)


    Peace (11)



    Development (11)

    Total (110 Periods)

    Course content

    Part A: Indian Constitution at Work

    1. Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution

    Constitution: Why and How, The making of the Constitution, the Constituent Assembly, Procedural achievements and Philosophy of the Constitution.

    2. Rights in the Indian Constitution

    The importance of Rights, Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution, Directive Principles of State Policy, Relationship between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

    3. Election and Representation

    Elections and Democracy, Election System in India, Reservation of Constituencies, Free and Fair Elections, Electoral Reforms

    4. Legislature

    Why do we need a Parliament? Two Houses of Parliament. Functions and Power of the Parliament,

    Legislative functions, control over Executive. Parliamentary committees. Self-regulation.

    5. Executive

    What is an Executive? Different Types of Executive. Parliamentary Executive in India, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. Permanent Executive: Bureaucracy.

    6. Judiciary

    Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? Structure of the Judiciary, Judicial Activism, Judiciary and Rights, Judiciary and Parliament.

    7. Federalism

    What is Federalism? Federalism in the Indian Constitution, Federalism with a strong Central Government, conflicts in India's federal system, Special Provisions.

    8. Local Governments

    Why do we need Local Governments? Growth of Local Government in India, 73rd and 74th Amendments, implementation of 73rd and 74th Amendments.

    9. Constitution as a Living Document

    Are Constitutions static? The procedure to amend the Constitution. Why have there been so many amendments? Basic Structure and Evolution of the Constitution. Constitution as a Living Document.


    Part B: Political Theory

    10. Political Theory: An Introduction

    What is Politics? What do we study in Political Theory? Putting Political Theory to practice.

    Why should we study Political Theory?

    11. Freedom

    The Ideal of Freedom. What is Freedom? Why do we need constraints? Harm principle.

    Negative and Positive Liberty.

    12. Equality

    Significance of Equality. What is Equality? Various dimensions of Equality. How can we promote Equality?

    13. Social Justice

    What is Justice? Just Distribution. Justice as fairness. Pursuing Social Justice.

    14. Rights

    What are Rights? Where do Rights come from? Legal Rights and the State. Kinds of Rights.

    Rights and Responsibilities.

    15. Citizenship

    What is citizenship? Citizen and Nation, Universal Citizenship, Global Citizenship

    16. Nationalism

    Nations and Nationalism, National Self-determination, Nationalism and Pluralism

    17. Secularism

    What is Secularism? What is Secular State? The Western and the Indian approaches to Secularism.

    Criticisms and Rationale of Indian Secularism.

    18. Peace

    What is Peace? Can violence ever promote peace? Peace and the State. Different Approaches to the pursuit of peace. Contemporary challenges to peace.

    19. Development

    What is development? Dominant, development Model and alternative conceptions of development.

    Prescribed Books:

    1. Indian Constitution at work, Class XI, Published by NCERT

    2. Political Theory, Class XI, Published by NCERT

    Note: The above textbooks are also available in Hindi and Urdu versions.

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