CBSE Class 12 Geography Syllabus 2020-21 (Revised & Reduced By 30%)

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CBSE Class 12 Geography Syllabus
CBSE Class 12 Geography Syllabus

Learn revised CBSE Class 12 Geography Syllabus 2020-21 & download it is PDF format. Link to download CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Geography subject is given at the end of this article. In this article, you will also get complete details about the practical work of CBSE Class 12 Geography. Details about recommended books for Geography subject are also available here. The important portion of CBSE Class 12 Geography Syllabus is given below

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CBSE Class 12 Geography Syllabus 2020-21 (Revised & Reduced By 30%)

Part

Units

Marks

A

Fundamentals of Human Geography

35 Marks

 

Unit 1: Human Geography

 

 

 

 

30

 

Unit 2: People

 

Unit 3: Human Activities

 

Unit 4: Human settlements

 

Map Work

5

B

India: People and Economy

35 Marks

 

Unit 1: People

 

 

 

 

30

 

Unit 2: Human Settlements

 

Unit 3: Resources and Development

 

Unit 5: Geographical Perspective on selected issues and problems

 

Map Work

5

 

Total

70 Marks

C

Practical Work in Geography Part II

30 Marks

 

Unit 1: Processing of Data and Thematic Mapping

25

 

Practical Record Book and Viva Voce

5

 COURSE CONTENT 

 

Part A:

 

Fundamentals of Human Geography

 

Unit 1:

 

Human Geography: Nature and Scope

 

Unit 2:

 

People

 

Population-distribution, density and growth

 

Population change-spatial patterns and structure; determinants of population change

 

Population Composition - age-sex pyramid; rural-urban composition

 

Human  development  -  concept;  selected  indicators,  international comparisons

 

 

Unit 3:

 

Human Activities

 

Primary activities - concept and changing trends; gathering, pastoral, mining, subsistence agriculture, modern agriculture; people engaged in agricultural and allied activities - some examples from selected countries

 

Tertiary activities-concept; trade, transport and tourism; services; people engaged in tertiary activities - some examples from selected countries

 

Quaternary activities-concept; people engaged in quaternary activities

- case study from selected countries

 

Unit 4:

 

Human Settlements

 

Settlement types - rural and urban; morphology of cities (case study); distribution of mega cities; problems of human settlements in developing countries

Map Work  on identification of features based on 1-5  units on the  outline Physical/Political map of World.

 

Part B:

 

India: People and Economy

 

Unit 1:

 

People

 

Population:   distribution,   density   and   growth;   composition   of population - linguistic, religious; sex, rural-urban and occupational- regional variations in growth of population

 

Migration: international, national-causes and consequences Human development: selected indicators and regional patterns Population, environment and development

 

Unit 2:

 

Human Settlements

 

Rural settlements - types and distribution

 

Urban settlements - types, distribution and functional classification

 

Unit 3:

 

Resources and Development

 

Water resources-availability and utilization-irrigation, domestic, industrial  and  other  uses;  scarcity  of  water  and  conservation methods-rain water harvesting and watershed management


Mineral and energy resources- distribution of metallic (Iron ore, Copper, Bauxite, Manganese); non-metallic (Mica, Salt) minerals; conventional (Coal, Petroleum, Natural gas and Hydroelectricity) and non-conventional energy sources (solar, wind, biogas) and conservation

 

Planning in India- target group area planning (case study); idea of sustainable development (case study)

 

 

Unit 5:

 

Geographical Perspective on selected issues and problems

 

Environmental pollution; urban-waste disposal

 

Urbanization, rural-urban migration; problems of slums

 

Land degradation

 

Map work on locating and labeling of features based on above units on outline map of India.

 

Part C:

 

Practical Work in Geography Part II

 

Unit 1:

 

Processing of Data and Thematic Mapping

 

Type and Sources of data: Primary, Secondary and other sources

 

Tabulating and processing of data; calculation of averages, measures of central tendency

 

Representation of data- construction of diagrams: bars, circles and flowchart;   thematic   maps;   construction   of   dot;   choropleth   and isopleths maps

 

Data analysis and generation of diagrams, graphs and other visual diagrams using computers

Prescribed Books:

Fundamentals of Human Geography, Class XII, Published byNCERT India - People and Economy, Class XII, Published by NCERT

Practical Work in Geography Part II, Class XII, Published byNCERT

Note: The above textbooks are also available in Hindi medium. 

Map Items for identification only on outline political map of the World.

Fundamentals of Human Geography 

Class XII - Textbook I (NCERT)   

Unit-1

Ch.-1

Nil

 

Unit-2

Ch. 2 to 4

1

The largest country in each continent in terms of area

Unit-3

Ch. 5 to 7

1

Areas of subsistence gathering

 

Primary Activities

2

Major areas of nomadic herding of the world

 

 

3

Major areas of commercial livestock rearing

 

 

4

Major areas of extensive commercial grain faming

 

 

5

Major areas of mixed farming of the World

 

Unit - 5

 

Ch. 10

 

 

Mega cities of the world – Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mumbai, Sao Paulo

India - People and Economy

Class XII-Textbook II (NCERT)

Map Items for locating and labeling only on the outline political map of India 

Units - 1 & 2

Ch. 1 to 4

•    State with highest level of urbanization and lowest level of

urbanization

 

 

•    One state with highest level of HDI & One lowest level of HDI

 

 

    State with highest level of population density & one state with lowest level of population density (2011)

 

 

    Any city with more than 10 million population – Greater Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru

Unit - 3

Ch. 5 to 9

Leading producing states of the following crops:

 

 

(a) Rice (b) Wheat (c) Cotton (d) Jute (e) Sugarcane (f) Tea and (g) Coffee

 

 

Mines:

 

 

• Iron-ore mines: Mayurbhanj, Bailadila, Ratnagiri, Bellary

 

 

• Manganese mines: Balaghat, Shimoga

 

 

• Copper mines: Hazaribagh, Singhbhum, Khetari

 

 

• Bauxite mines: Katni, Bilaspur and Koraput

 

 

• Coal mines: Jharia, Bokaro, Raniganj, Neyveli

 

 

• Oil Refineries: Mathura, Jamnager, Barauni

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