CBSE Class 12 Biotechnology Syllabus 2018 – 2019

CBSE Syllabus 2018 – 2019 for Class 12 Biotechnology is available here for download in PDF format. You can download the complete CBSE Class 12 Biotechnology Syllabus from the download link given in this article.

CBSE Class 12 Biotechnology Syllabus 2018 – 2019
CBSE Class 12 Biotechnology Syllabus 2018 – 2019

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Biotechnology Board Exam 2019 is available here for download in PDF format. CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus 2018-2019 contains details about course structure, practicals & question paper design. Link to download the syllabus is given at the end of this article.

Important details from CBSE Class 12 Biotechnology Syllabus 2018 - 2019 is given below


No. of Periods


Unit V. Protein and Gene Manipulation



Unit VI. Cell Culture and Genetic Manipulation









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Detail of topics and subtopics in each unit

Unit-V Protein and Gene Manipulation

Chapter-1: Recombinant DNA Technology

Introduction, Tool of rDNA technology, Making rDNA, Introduction of recombinant DNA into host cells, Identification  of  Recombinants, Polymerase Chain Reaction  (PCR), Hybridization Techniques, DNA Library, DNA Sequencing, Site-directed Mutagenesis.

Chapter-2: Protein Structure and Engineering

Introduction to the world of proteins, 3-D shape of proteins, Structure-Function Relationship in Proteins, Purification  of  Proteins,  Characterization  of  Proteins,  Protein  Based  Products, Designing Proteins (Protein Engineering).

Chapter-3: Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Introduction, Genome, Sequencing Projects, Gene prediction and counting, Genome  Similarity, SNPs and Comparative Genomics, Functional Genomics, Proteomics, History of Bioinformatics, Sequences and nomenclature, Information Sources, Analysis using Bioinformatics tools.

Unit-VI Cell Culture and Genetic Manipulation (30 Marks, 80 Periods)

Chapter-1: Microbial Cell Culture and Its Applications

Introduction, Microbial Nutrition and Culture Techniques, Measurement and Kinetics of Microbial Growth,   Scale-up   of  Microbial   Process,  Isolation   of   Microbial   Products,  Strain   Isolation  and Improvement, Applications of Microbial Culture Technology, Biosafety Issues in Microbial Technology.

Chapter-2: Plant Cell Culture and Applications

Introduction,  Cell  and  Tissue  Culture  Techniques,  Applications  of  Cell  and  Tissue  Culture,  Gene Transfer Methods in Plants, Transgenic Plants with Beneficial Traits, Biosafety of Transgenic Plants.

Chapter-3: Animal Cell Culture and Applications

Introduction, Animal Cell Culture Techniques, Characterization of Cell lines, Methods of Gene Delivery into Cells, Scale-up of Animal Culture Process, Applications of Animal Cell Culture, Stem Cell Technology, Tissue Engineering.

Practicals (30 Marks)

Note: Every student will be required to do the following experiments during the academic session.

List of Experiments

1. Use of special equipment in biotechnology experiments.

2. Isolation of bacterial plasmid DNA

3. Detection of DNA by gel electrophoreses

4. Isoloation of Genomic DNA (CTAB method)

5. Estimation of DNA

6. Bacterial transformation using any plasmid

7. Restriction digestion of plasmid DNA & its analysis by gel electrophoreses

8. Isolation of bacterial grom curd & staining of bacteria

9. Cell viability assay

10. Data retreival and data base search using internet site NCBI and download a DNA and protein sequence from internet, analyse it and comment on it

11. Reading of a DNA sequencing gel to arrive at the sequence

12. Project work

Scheme of Evaluation (Practicals):

Time 3 Hours | Maximum marks 30


Two experiments

6+6 (only one computer based practical)


Practical record



Viva on Practicals



Project work



Write up



Viva on project





Prescribed Books:

1. A Text Book of Biotechnology - Class XII : Published by CBSE, New Delhi

2. A Laboratory Manual of Biotechnology - Class XII : Published by CBSE, New Delhi

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